Best Places to Bowl in Chicago

Bowling is about much more than just the game. A new generation of vintage chic bowling alleys serving drinks, craft beer, and gourmet food have sprung up around the country and have become tourist attractions in their own right.

Here are some of Chicago's coolest bowling places.

Diversey River Bowl

Location: 2211 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60647

Contact No.: (773) 227-5800

This bowling center is an entertaining site for your next event, from kids' parties to party packages. Customized and computer-controlled digital and LED lighting fixtures and lights are found throughout this bowling alley. It also received consistent recognition from Chicago Magazine as the Best Bowling Alley from 2014 to 2016.


Location: 435 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611

Contact No.: (312) 527-3010

With its opulent bowling lanes and bocce courts, this gaming establishment also serves Italian and American cuisine, all of which is prepared from scratch and includes gluten-free options. It can customize and deliver catering packages for gatherings or business occasions in addition to its indoor and outdoor dining alternatives.

Lucky Strike


Wrigleyville -1027 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 60613

Downtown - 322 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60611

Contact No.:

Wrigleyville - (872) 206-6740

Downtown - (312) 245-8331

There's more to this place than bowling. Add loads of fun with its arcade games and dartboards that are also available for use. You can also feast your eyes with its collection of the original set design from The Big Lebowski movie.

Timber Lanes

Location: 1851 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60613

Contact No.: (773) 549-9770

Nothing compares to the classics. Enjoy the old wood lanes with manual scoring at this bowling alley. An entire alley or group of lanes can be used for kids' events and adult gatherings. 

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