BEST BOWLING ALLEY (2005)
www.strikemiami.com Let's face it, with the countless ways this city has to tempt the masses into unbridled debauchery, bowling ranks pretty low on the list. Maybe that's the reason many local bowling alleys tend to be in a state of dilapidation. There is, however, a silver lining at the end of that gutter ball. Strike Miami offers 34 lanes of new-and-improved black-light bowling madness. There's even a waterfall to soothe the approach toward the pins. That's just the beginning, though. The retro design mixes seamlessly into the futuristic environment. Above each lane is a giant high-definition big-screen TV that perpetually plays music videos or sporting events. So you won't miss Shaq breaking the backboard just because the kids want to knock down a few pins. The 37,000-square-foot building also serves as a sports bar and Latin restaurant. Bands amp up and jam out each Saturday. Remember to bring ID: After 9:00 p.m. the fun is a tad more adult-oriented. Oh yeah, even though crappy beer seems to be a constant of bowling alleys everywhere, the brew here tastes cold and fresh.
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