Boutique bowling in the Mission

Tablehopper reports:

[T]he ladies of mini bar on Divisadero are opening a~SIX-LANE BOWLING ALLEY~ in the heart of the Mission.

Sommer Peterson and Molly Bradshaw’s project will also include a restaurant and full bar at the location (the cocktail program will be creative and down to earth). Plans are in the works to lease the kitchen to a seasoned professional or restaurant ready to expand.

The menu will not be greasy, the decor will not be kitschy, the bike parking will be plentiful. Is this the future of bowling? Read on.

53 Responses to “Boutique bowling in the Mission”

  1. MrEricSir says:

    There’s only two bowling alleys currently in operation in SF, I believe. 6 more lanes is a welcome addition.

    • Apronpoint says:

      A bowling alley with a bar and dinning area? hmmm.. its good but it would be better if you put billiards hall near the bowling area. its good that you have a billiard together with bowling.

      • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

        Bar/Dining Area are a pretty common component to bowling alleys. Hell, the Presidio Bowl has drinks and food, even.

  2. johnny0 says:

    So where could this be? (I can tell you where bowling alleys once were.)

    But if a lane + gutter is 5′, that’s 30′ for the lanes plus, oh, 20′ for the kitchen. 50′ is pretty wide for this city. And the mezzanine is interesting.

    Could it be the Blue Macaw?

  3. delicate fleur says:

    I think if you call it a “cocktail program,” it cannot be down to earth.

  4. jay says:

    oh boy, another dumb thing for rich people to do, can’t wait to stand outside and scoff vaguely at passers-by

  5. Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

    I’m wondering where this is gonna be. My guess is 12 Galaxies, or possibly Cinema Latino!

  6. I also want a curling rink in the Mission. For those of you unfamiliar with the ritual, curling and drinking are remarkably complimentary. I propose we call it “Mission Sheets”.

    Added bonus – ice dedicated to ongoing pickup hockey games.

  7. sfnola says:

    I’m still holding out hope for Brooklyn Bowl. If you’ve ever been there, or Rock n Bowl in New Orleans, you know how awesome a bowling alley with live music can be.

  8. olu says:

    The 12 galaxies space seems to small to hold six bowling lanes- and if it can, then it means that pretty much only the people bowling will be in the place, which means, 30 people at a time?

    I guess there will be people waiting for their reservation or whatever, but still, its a small space.

    • Blue Macaw is narrower than I thought, just 30 feet wide.

      Cinema Latino would be pretty epic, but the gaping windows don’t give me much faith of anything showing up any time soon..

      • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

        Well, it is totally gutted inside, but has been framed up for a mezzanine area. So, for something requiring as major a refit as turning a non-bowling alley into a bowling alley would require ANYWAY… it might just be perfect.

  9. tacotron says:


  10. Swilson says:

    hmm. sounds like the garage in seattle. a little pricey and very little space for bowling. But a cute spot nonetheless.

    • El Jeffe says:

      Or the Gutter in Brooklyn. The concept isn’t new – I’m surprised it’s taken this long for someone to bring this concept here.
      As long as they have good beer and the ball returns work, I’ll bowl there.

      • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

        Man, you know what would go great with a bowling alley? Rosamunde.

  11. Sarah Flores says:

    WHAT IF THEY PUT IT IN THE OLD DELANO”S? I could live with out a FRESH N” EASY.

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          • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

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      • Herr Doktor Professor Deth Vegetable says:

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