In Orange County everything is 20 minutes away, whether you're going down the street to pick up groceries or you're heading to a nearby bowling alley. Luckily for you, they have a few in Orange County and each of them are roughly 20 minutes away from each other. Compared to the Lucky Strike off the 22 Freeway in Garden Grove the alley in Orange is cleaner, they let you come by to watch fights for free and alcohol is much more readily served here.
The alley in Garden Grove almost looks antiquated compared to this one, there are large TV screens across from the pool table and down the alley's to watch while you bowl, drink or play pool. The lounge is spacious and you can have food ordered straight to your lane. If it isn't a fight night then the wait is short, anywhere between 10 to 20 minutes and the tater tots are brought out quickly and made of sweet potatoes.
The reason why you came here. It's like any other bowling alley, instead of playing per game you pay for an hour and play as many games as you can muster. A lane will run you $55 an hour and shoe rentals are $4.95 a pair. Some of us for some reason or another had their own bowling shoes, so they decided to blow all that money on food which is what you would expect from a bowling alley that also happens to masquerade as a bar, lounge, mini fast food station: alright. The sweet potato fries are alright, and the beer. Well I don't drink...often, but from what I hear it was alright too.
why you should go here
It's Saturday and you want to bowl, got a party of 5 or more, and want to walk around afterwards. It's at the Block in Orange so once you're done bowling and drinking you can head over to Van's Skate Park watch a bunch of 13 year olds try to kill themselves by riding down a half pipe towards what looks like another kid, watch a movie, or go shopping. Oh and did I mention parking's free? Try finding that in LA.
Here is all you need to know. It is edible, but like any place that masquerades as a bowling alley, bar and lounge the food is mediocre at best. Don't get me wrong you aren't walking into Jack in the Box, but on the complete other end of the spectrum it is clear you are meant to bowl here. The server came to our lane three times: to take our first order, to drop off the food, and to drop off the bill.