Party Earth Review As the Giants toss their balls about inside nearby AT&T Park, bowling alley-cum-lounge Lucky Strike offers fans a trendy upscale spot to eat, drink, and keep the spirit of sport rolling. Racks of literature have been... ... read full review
200 King Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
MUNI N, KT Lines: King Street & 4th Street
M–W, Su 11am–midnight, Th 11am¬–1am, F–Sa 11am–2am
SoMa, San Francisco –
Racks of literature have been swept away from this former Borders bookstore and replaced with a dozen lanes, a restaurant, flashy pop art, swanky sofas, and sexy singles sidled up along the forty-foot bar.
Before a home game, Giants fans pile in to rifle White Russians and Bud Lights as they gather at community tables to catch practically every sport imaginable on the scads of TVs.
Other weekdays, a local office crowd regularly drops in for workweek celebrations – Bob in accounting always drinks too much and does something inappropriate – while most nights find the knocking of pins an after-thought for guests who prefer to lounge and flirt with cocktails in hand rather than suffer the hour-plus wait for an open lane.
Gamers of another sort traipse past the main dining room to shoot pool or test their pop culture skills on the electronic trivia console, while above the main lanes, a private lounge with its own pair of bowling lanes houses trendy VIPs and Bay Area bigwigs like part-owner/Giants pitcher Brian Wilson.
Though definitely not a place for bowling purists, folks looking for a little childlike fun in a chichi adult playground should slide on down to Lucky Strike.
Giants pre- and post-gamers, posh young professionals, local techies and coworkers with party reservations, trendy groups of girls who don’t mind an alley with a little more class, and some families during the day, 20s to 40s.
Twelve bowling lanes, two in the VIP area. Dozens of TVs and projection screens above the lanes tuned to almost every sporting event imaginable.
Music ranges from classic rock to club pop. Pool tables. Trivia game. Claw machine.
Menu includes sliders, fondue, mac & cheese, assorted finger foods, and a small selection of sushi.
Small-party reservations available for groups of 8 to 19. Private/corporate event reservations available for 20+. First come first served unless booking a small-party reservation.
Small bites $3.50–$7+, sliders and tacos $10–$14, sushi rolls $7.50–$10+, fondue (serves two/three) $15, sweets $4–$6. Beer $5–$7, wine $7–$12, cocktails $11–$13.
Lane rental $6/person per game or $40/lane per hour any day before 5pm. M–Th, Su after 5pm $7/person per game or $50/lane per hour. F–Sa hourly rate $60/lane per hour for up to 10 people.
Shoe rental $4.50. VIP room rental $500–$1,000/hour plus food and beverage minimum for at least 25 guests.
Casual to trendy: lots of athletic attire on game days, otherwise mostly slacks, designer jeans, button-downs, sexy skirts, fitted sweaters.
Before and after catching a game at AT&T ballpark; Friday and Saturday nights for a long wait to bowl with a big trendy crowd; or earlier in the week with a group reservation to chill with friends and snag a few pricey strikes.
The Brickhouse Café (426 Brannan Street) is a lively neighborhood spot and a great place to grab a bite before heading to the Giants game.