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America's Coolest Bowling Alleys

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Mark Steve Guillory

Live music, gourmet food, and retro-chic style make bowling cool again for hipsters and kids alike.

Mid-City Lanes Rock ‘n’ Bowl, New Orleans

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Live bands play nightly at this legendary Big Easy alley, where food comes with a N’awlins twist—it might be the only bowling alley that grinds its own chuck. Shoes are cheap at a buck a pair, and you keep score the old-fashioned way (no electronic scoreboards). The stage can be seen from all 18 lanes, and dancing in between turns can prove irresistible. Time your visit for zydeco on Thursdays or swing on Wednesdays.

America's Coolest Bowling Alleys

Mid-City Lanes Rock ‘n’ Bowl, New Orleans

Live bands play nightly at this legendary Big Easy alley, where food comes with a N’awlins twist—it might be the only bowling alley that grinds its own chuck. Shoes are cheap at a buck a pair, and you keep score the old-fashioned way (no electronic scoreboards). The stage can be seen from all 18 lanes, and dancing in between turns can prove irresistible. Time your visit for zydeco on Thursdays or swing on Wednesdays.

Mark Steve Guillory
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