Eater SF has come forward with a rumor that there are plans in the works for a small bowling alley in the Mission. They did not unveil where the planned bowling alley would be so who knows if this is even remotely true. That said, if a bowling alley does come to the Mission, it would be earth-shatteringly awesome:
Keep in mind that this is some good ol’ fashioned unconfirmed rumormongering at its very finest, but it would appear that a new bowling alley could be en route for the Mission. It would be on the small side (only six lanes or so) and a group is currently trying to get all the paperwork together. The biggest obstacle to be overcome is the ABC and the maze that is liquor licensing, which is tricky for places like bowling alleys. Add in the current ABC crackdown surrounding clubs and the requirements for food sales, and things get even more dicey.
Though it’s definitely still only in the planning stage—albeit far enough along that the ABC is a hurdle—a potential bowling alley could be something to keep an eye on. Plus, it goes without saying that with a bowling alley in the Mission would be a gold mine. That is, if it gets through the red tape. (link)
More importantly, Burrito Justice has discovered that there was a bowling alley way back in 1915 next to some places that played “moving pictures.”