The Alley

Highwood

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North Shore staple accommodates bowlers with automatic scoring and returns to its roots by hosting live bands on weekends

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Promotional value expires Feb 27, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid anytime, but customers must be 21 or older after 10 pm. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$25 for Two Hours of Bowling for Up to Six (Up to $201 Total Value)

Besides the bowling, the outing includes:

  • Shoe rental for up to six
  • A cheese pizza
  • A pitcher of soda<p>

The Alley

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.

The Alley

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, The Ramones, and Cheap Trick.

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 and projection TVs ready to accommodate guests of all ages. With 5 lanes covered, 3–4 nights a week The Alley hosts live bands that play current hits, never charging a cover. The music hosted ranges from rap or hip hop to jazz and classic rock. The Alley has gained a reputation for being a hot spot in the north shore for solo artists, D.J.s, and up and coming live bands. The venue also specializes in private events for groups up to 350 people, offering a full bar and menu.

Customer Reviews

Nice atmosfer and staff
Bozena S. · July 10, 2014
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.
Kathy S. · June 29, 2013
Great atmosphere for afternoon bowling...my family and I had a blast!
Jodie M. · April 13, 2013
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    Highwood

    210 Greenbay Rd.

    Highwood, Illinois 60040

    847-433-0304

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