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Avondale Bowl


3118 N. Milwaukee Ave.




Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 4pm

Sun, Oct 16: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available


Formerly known as Northwest Bowl, Avondale Bowl is an eight-lane, second story bowling alley and bar that originally opened in the 1940s. The operation closed in the early 1990s and was used for a time as storage for a ground-floor grocery store. The now-restored alley features original wood lanes, gutters and Brunswick A2 pinsetters, all completely rebuilt in place. New skylights and large windows allow for natural light, a feature seldomly found in bowling alleys. A rebuilt bar incorporates the original mahogany rail.

Visitor Experience

The entire bowling alley and bar will be open to visitors. The bar will be serving both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, with a water station available as well. Bowling will be available at rate of $40/hour for up to 6 people per lane. Our bowling alley is on the second store up one flight of stairs. An elevator is also available.