6801 Hollywood Blvd, Ste 143, Hollywood, CA | Directions 9002834.102022 -118.340435
Mon - Fri: 12pm - 2am
Sat - Sun: 11am - 2am
Neighborhoods: Hollywood, Central LA
Hollywood bowling alley transforms an American pastime into a hip, high-tech lounging experience. – In Short
The impeccably shiny and neon-lit interior combines the past with the present. Modern touches like floor-to-ceiling video screens at the end of the 12 lanes mesh well with nostalgic niceties, including the long wooden bar top, which was actually Lane 16 at the Star Lanes. Art, movie clips and music videos flash on-screen as DJs deliver danceable grooves. A fairly priced Americana menu (think crunchy coconut shrimp and chicken skewers) is available in the upper dining area.
Tourist trap with style – This is a huge bar and bowling alley located in the Hollywood and Highland complex, and frankly, it's interesting enough to be fun. The crowd tends to be a bit frat-like, or used-to-be frats, but because it is a bowling alley, it's fun. Yet another great place for people watching and a good drink. I didn't bowl just did the bar thing. The waitresses could have come around more often, though. All in all, a unique scene for a one-time visit.
Horrible for Bowling-- Worst Service Imaginable – I went with a girlfriend to Lucky Strike in Hollywood to go bowling, have drinks, the whole bit. We put our name on a list and were told it would be about twenty minutes. After an hour, we asked how the progress was and were told we were really close. Another half hour went by and when we asked this time, the guy told us that, honestly, if we wanted to bowl tonight, we should go somewhere else because he couldn't promise even 'getting us in.' Now, we had been really cool and understanding, but when he said this, we asked to see a manager. We'd waited an hour and a half for a silly lane to bowl, had been told twenty minutes, and now this fellow was telling us we waited for nothing. We explained what happened to the manager, such as he was, and he was apologetic but unhelpful. Sort of, yeah that's too bad but we have large groups and they trump everything-- it's tough luck for you.
We really just wanted a few rounds of bowling and ended up wasting our time. If they had just told us ahead of time it would have been fine, but to make us wait and wait and then admit that we wouldn't ever get a lane-- are you kidding?
If You've Never Been To Lucky Strike, You Just Don't Know!!!! – I'm from NorCal, but end up in LA a lot. Almost everytime I ask someone, "Have you been to the Lucky Strike?" their response is, "Oh, the bowling alley...?" Then I feel as if I must act as a promoter, because they are SOOO misinformed. If anyhting, it is one of Hollywood's hottest nightclubs, that just happens to have the coolest bowling lanes I've ever seen, inside! If I go out to LA for a weekend, you can bet that on one of my nights in town, I'm goin to The Lucky Strike!
On my most recent trip - I had dinner there. Wow. First, I felt like I needed more time with the menu, because there were such amazing and tasty-sounding options! I could easily have ordered five things for myself! (I went with three...) We had the most amazing server - Kenny -who was not only totally charming and charismatic, but just a ton of fun! Talk about a guy who loves what he does - it was like being served by a comedian crossed with a model - good times, lots of laughs and plenty of tips for out-of-towners. Then, when the food came - well let's just say, if you thought it was just a bowling alley, you probably expected 'bowling alley food.' But what you get is gourmet restaurant food, including but not limited to Coconut Shrimp, Seared Ahi, Steakhouse Burgers...and for dessert, Kenny recommended the CHOCOLATE INSANITY!!! Enough said...the food is amazing. The service was phenomenal...then when you work your way through the restaurant to the bar - well you're experiencing one of Hollywood's finest! Fun and SeXxXy Bartending Babes, Bowling Lanes with opoutrageous characters at the shoe desk =) We all had a great time.
But that's not all. Before we left, we thanked Kenny and asked him what people do in LA on Sunday nites, and he told us about Lucky Strike's Karaoke! Of course, we came back for that, and WOW - people who sing karaoke in LA are GOOD! I was thoroughly entertained, and that Kenny deserves his own show! They also have comedy on Tuesday nites! What an awesome place! =)
Best bartenders ever! – I love the bartenders @ Lucky Strike they make the best drinks and there all so HOT. Did I mention that I love Jacey .
Great Bartenders – I was there on Friday evening after the Dodger game... My buddies and I were just hanging out at the bar and the crew behind it was super chill. The bartender Jaylee was especially cool, my buddies and I don't like the whole "Hollywood" attitude that comes with most places and their staff but Lucky Strike proved that there are still places to go in downtown Hollywood that both the blue collar guy and the Hollywood Elite can both go. I say this because at the same time we got there on Friday Tom Cruise was having a party there... it was pretty decent that the staff was so cool, made us guys feel comfortable...
great service, yummy food, fun atmosphere – My company had a party at Lucky Strikes last week, and it was so so. Drink tickets (which were gone in under an hour) the same old people I see every day, and a bowling tournament than no one was paying any attention to. So I wandered over to the big bar for a draft beer (they don't have any in the VIP room) bit what I got was so much more. The bartender literally bounced over to me with a menu tucked under her arm, and then quickly listed all of the beers when she saw me squinting at them. She let me taste the two I hadn't tried and when I chose Guiness ( my old fall back) she poured it the right way, letting it settle and then writting a cute heart in the foam instead of the standard clover. She chatted with me and the couple next to me and before I knew it I had coconut shrimp and breaded macaroni and cheese bites steamming in front of me. They were delicous and probably saved me from a hangover. I hate driving in from Santa Monica, but now I think I should have my wifes birthday here, as long as I get the same fun staff, food and music, to tell you the truth the bowling was my least favorite part. Over all I have to say I was very pleasantly suprised
Great Hangout!!! Great Food!!! Great Fun!!! – Lucky Strike Lanes is a wonderful place to enjoy good music, chill out and grab a beer. Their staff is hardworking and friendly, especially considering the high volume down at the lanes. Surprisingly, their food was very good. I was expecting bowling alley food, but received one of the best burgers I've eaten in a long time. Differently not your typical bowling alley menu. The atmosphere was great and it would be a very cool place to throw a private event. I would give Lucky Strike Hollywood two thumbs up.
What happened to this place? – I met a few friends here last week, and boy have things changed! I think it's been about 2 years since I was here last. The service was horrible! The bartenders and waitresses had some serious attitude! Not only did it take over 20 minutes to get the first round, she never came by to check on us. We ended up just ordering from the bar! We had to ask the busser for a menu, and when our waitress finally came back and got our order, she came by a minute later with our bill for the first round and food and added a 20% gratuity! Hello, if you don't like your job- get a different one! Lose the attitude! The guys at the bowling desk were nice- but too drunk to be working. The place still looks cool, although the music is a bit outdated and loud. It was also really dead compared to what I remembered a couple years ago, and the crowd has definitely changed. Our drinks were expensive but weak. The bowling was fun- I love bowling! But the service and atmosphere kinda ruined it- we left feeling like we wasted money. I really don't recommend it- it's just not the same. I think they need some new people in there running things...too bad.
Modern, stylish bowling with incredibly weak drinks – Went for a birthday party. My friend had reserved two lanes, and we had about 8 of us on each lane. The facilities themselves were nice. There was always a waitress nearby checking on us. Unfortunately, the drinks we probably the weakest I've ever tasted. Fortunately they weren't outrageously overpriced, but for the amount of alcohol in them, they should have been free. Wait times for lanes get very long very quickly, so making a reservation seems to be the way to go. The downside is that I think you pay extra. My friend's reservation was $300 for two lanes for two hours. At least the show rentals were included...
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