This vintage 1927 steampunk bowling alley is insanely awesome.
Highland Park Bowl originally opened its doors in 1927, and in the 80s and 90s, the alley turned into an iconic live music venue known as Mr.T’s.
Fast forward to eight decades later: the facility – restored by the 1933 Group – boasts a vintage bowling alley with eight refurbished bowling lanes dedicated to the super detailed and eccentric steampunk era.
The refurbished specs include:
Original bow truss architecture and skylights
Original pin machines, which were obsolete then transformed into grand chandeliers and bar shelves. Vintage ones were sourced to replace the old machines and are being used
Decades of pins, some of which were refashioned into bar lamps
League placards, and banners that are now displayed throughout
Brunswick benches re-purposed into booth seating
Original candy, popcorn, nuts and cigarette machines
Highland Park Bowl is located at 5621 N Figueroa St in Los Angeles, California 90042. It is open from 5pm-2am Monday to Friday, and 10am-2am on weekends.
For more information visit the official website.
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