The Alley

210 Green Bay Rd., Highwood, IL 60040 Directions
Today 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM Open All Hours
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  • Hours
    Sun 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Mon 5:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Tue-Wed 12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Thu-Sat 12:00 PM - 3:00 AM


Report | 9 months ago
Nice atmosfer and staff
Report | 2 years ago
Went there for a ladies get together on a week-day at noon. Couldn't have had more fun! A great break n the day. Good pizza- great atmosphere! Will definitely go back. A step back in time! Really fun! Kathy S.
Report | 2 years ago
Great atmosphere for afternoon family and I had a blast!
Report | 2 years ago
Very clean and friendly
Report | 2 years ago
service was very slow and they were very short staffed, also one of the fewlanes they had was broken, but they have a nice atmosphere and good pizza.
Report | 2 years ago
nice small place for a family activity. Parking is good too. Food and drinks were available.
Report | 2 years ago
Fun place to go with our grandkids!
Report | 2 years ago
It was very different for a bowling alley. There was a band playing which I have never seen combined with the lanes. It was cool to watch the band and bowl at the same time. We weren't charged since we came to bowl, but I was surprised when first asked for cover to enter. I learned why when the band started playing - they were awesome! Didn't really understand some of the other events advertised - not sure I actually want to either bowl or watch people bowl in bikinis. Connor, the bartender, took great care of us. There was a slight mixup on our bill and he ended up comping our drinks. Unfortunately that meant he didn't get a tip. We'll be back for sure to make that up to him.
Report | 2 years ago
The employees were very friendly and helpful.
Report | 2 years ago
It was fun! The boys had a great time!
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From Our Editors

Since its birth in 1949, The Alley, or at least the North Shore ground on which The Alley resides, has come full circle. During its earliest years, it was known as Mary Jane Lanes, a 10-lane bowling center that buzzed with family-friendly competition throughout the 1950s and '60s. That buzzing continued at a much louder decibel level during the 1970s, when Mary Jane Lanes became Minstrel's Alley, a go-to music venue rocked by the riffs of bands such as REO Speedwagon and The Ramones. In the 1980s, after crews restored its lanes and dug out all the burnt electric guitars embedded into its gutters, the building returned to its origins as a family-first bowling center. Today, The Alley has been updated with automatic scoring, projection TVs, and pool tables ready to accommodate guests of all ages. Every Friday and Saturday, though, The Alley detours back through the '70s, as live bands revive the facility's glory days during Rock and Bowl.

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12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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