Bowl in style at 1933 Nightlife Group’s latest venture, The Highland Park Bowl.
The idea to get the Highland Park Bowl back on track has been in the works for a long time now. The venue dates back to 1927, the heart of the prohibition era. The bowling alley seemed innocent enough in the front, but secret parties containing liquor went on right under everyone’s noses. Over time the building transformed into a more of a punk rock music venue with the name Mr. T’s Bowl. Now, however, the 1933 Group are stepping in to return the venue to it’s former glory.
Preserving what was left of the original bowling alley was of the utmost importance. The wooden arches and eight lanes are completely original to the building. Items that could no longer be used as they were formerly intended have been repurposed including the sawed off bowling pins, which now function as bar lamps. The outcome, when joined with the long cowhide loveseats, horseshoe bar, and jugs of bourbon stuck in chicken wire pens, is a return to an alternate period, where a night of fun included a couple glasses of bourbon and a few frames of bowling.
There will continue to be more to discover at the Highland Park Bowl since the 1933 Group plans to roll out even more updates and modern architectural ideas. They are also making sure that the acquired history of being a punk rock music venue stays in full flow with a Mr. T’s listening room, and a brewery is scheduled to be in place by next year. There are also other food and drink options to keep the foodie in you busy. Sticking true to the 1933 Group’s trend, cocktails are going to be the main attraction. Culinary expert Richie Lopez is directing the food menu, which incorporates genuine Neapolitan-style pizzas and other easy going Italian cuisine.
The Highland Park Bowl hours are from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. on the weekends. Bowling costs fluctuate contingent upon the day. Lanes begin at $40 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. during the week and go up to $60 from 8 p.m. to close on Saturday evenings. Each lane holds up to six bowlers.
The Highland Park Bowl
5621 N FIGUEROA ST. LOS ANGELES, CA 90042