only remaining bowling alley on the East Side, Landmark Lanes, 2220 N.
Farwell Ave., Milwaukee, is a “slice of old-time Milwaukee,” says
16-lane alley, which opened in 1927 as Silver City Lanes, has changed
hands - and names - several times since, he says. In the ‘30s, it was
renamed Oriental Lanes, and in the ‘70s, the name was changed to
Landmark Lanes to differentiate it from the Oriental Theatre.
one of the few old-time bowling alleys,” Ryan says, adding that it’s
unique in that the lanes are in the basement.
“It’s a bar that happens to have a bowling alley.”
worth braving a wall of cigarette smoke to visit the bowling alley,
frequented by a lot of college students and locals, he says, for the
ambiance, including the old-style ball returns.
have to score yourself,” Ryan adds. “It also has a corner bar feel.”
also old-fashioned about the lanes is the price, which ranges from $2.50
to $3.25 - including tax -
depending on the time of day.
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