Generally speaking, theres nothing chic about a bowling alley, where unsightly shoes combine with cheap beer, bad pizza, and ball grease to make for a mostly uncomfortable ambiance. But the lanes at Lucky Strike (1691 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach) are an exception: Theyre unimpeachably chic, what with their gourmet sliders and the clippings from People magazine posted above the urinals, which depict Jennifer Aniston and other Hollywood celebs bowling at Lucky Strikes L.A. branch. The interior is clean, spacious, and futuristic like a Jetson family hangout and the mini mahi-tuna burgers are to bowl for.
Lucky Strikes lanes are home to the Gay Bowling League. Now in its second season, the league is meeting for a ten-week period beginning this Thursday. There will be 40 teams of four people. To join, players must prepay a weekly fee of $19, which covers two games a week and rent for those devilish shoes. It costs $190 total. To organize your own team and get more info, call 305-532-0307 or visit sobesocialclub.com/gaybowlingleague.html.
Thu., Jan. 15, 2009