Though it was closed for almost 40 years, the owners have kept the early 20th century memorabilia, as well as seven lanes that still rock original equipment from the '50s and '60s. There are also eight vintage lanes upstairs, and a pool table from !! Open since , the cash-only, family-owned alley retains its historic roots, pours cheap booze, and even lets patrons bring in outside food. Flaherty's Arden Bowl St. Paul, MN The longest running family-owned bowling alley in America, this no-frills spot has been open since and is popular for its leagues and specialty pizza. Holler House Milwaukee, WI The oldest sanctioned lanes in the country are located in the basement of this tavern, making Holler House the first official bowling alley in the United States.
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With their plastic seats screwed into the floor, classic-car fin style ball returns, and soft-soled shoes lined up behind the counter, bowling alleys are a staple of Cleveland recreation. While many alleys upgraded to video-screen scoreboards and neon-squiggle carpeting, others are like going back in time. At its heyday in the 's and 60's, every city block and small business seemed to have a bowling league. Here's a look at three classic Cleveland bowling alleys.
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Facebook Twitter Email. CNN — You won't find fancy equipment and computerized scoreboards beamed above your head at America's best old school bowling alleys, Bud. Though you might find real guys named Bud, who actually know how to keep score with a pad and pencil. To connect you with bowling's classic days, here are 13 of our favorite throwback bowling alleys in the United States. Rohman's Inn and Pub Shohola, Pennsylvania.
For many Americans, flashbacks of loud, smoke-filled bowling alleys are some of the most vivid, nostalgic memories we have. After all, in the late s, more than 9 million of us were members of a bowling league. But, thanks in part to corporate bowling behemoths like Bowlero which purchased AMF and Brunswick in and , respectively, and added the Professional Bowlers Association to its acquisitions earlier this year, according to Bloomberg and its practice of combining bowling with signature cocktails and other forms of entertainment to appeal to the masses, the sport is growing again. But Bowlero isn't solely responsible for bowling's resurgence: There are plenty of other companies and individuals keeping the spirit of strikes, splits, and gutterballs alive. From New York to L.