Lucky Strike

Bowling Alley / Lounge / Restaurant / Sports Bar
Lucky Strike Lucky Strike in San Francisco's SoMa district is an upscale bowling alley/lounge steps from AT&T ballpark. Snag a few trendy strikes in SF with Party Earth. San Francisco United States 37.778106 -122.39228
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Lucky Strike - Bowling Alley | Lounge | Restaurant | Sports Bar in San Francisco.
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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

  • Metro:

    MUNI N, KT Lines: King Street & 4th Street

  • Phone:

    415-400-8260

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    M–W, Su 11am–midnight, Th 11am¬–1am, F–Sa 11am–2am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Lucky Strike Review

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Lucky Strike in San Francisco's SoMa district is an upscale bowling alley/lounge steps from AT&T ballpark. Snag a few trendy strikes in SF with Party Earth.

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 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.

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Tip from Lucas:

Don’t let the fact that it’s a bowling alley fool you or your picky friends. This place has class. Just remember, you still don’t want to eat with your bowling hand…no telling whose fingers have been in those holes.

  • Crowd

    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.

  • Entertainment / Music

    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.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    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.

  • Prices

    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.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual to trendy: lots of athletic attire on game days, otherwise mostly slacks, designer jeans, button-downs, sexy skirts, fitted sweaters.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    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.

  • Close By

    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.

Lucky Strike User Reviews

Average rating:
Bowling
Rachel G. Nov 21, 2012
This place is pretty cool. I use to do cosmic bowling when I was in high school back in Orange County, but there isn't anything quite like it in San Francisco. Bowling is probably one of the funnest activities to me and this place makes bowling so much cooler! The inside is really decked out and modern. I went here recently for the Redbull Flutag event and I have never seen such an insane party going on in one place. It's right across from AT&T park so the party is always going here, but this event was something oh so different. I suggest that everyone gather some friends and check out this place. It's a lot of fun!
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