• Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    Behemoth Burgers & Boozy Shakes at Bowlero Bowling Alley

    I grew up in The Woodlands, so many birthday parties, Saturday father-daughter dates, and outings with friends were spent at AMF Woodlands Lanes on I-45 across from The Woodlands Mall. A lot of memories were made in this bowling alley, but all of the good ones never involved food. In fact, the only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Super Bowl Bid Document Shows How Much Houston Had To Promise To Get Super Bowl LI

    "The Super Bowl is the NFL's championship game and our most important opportunity to celebrate with our teams, fans, and business partners. For the host region, it is also an economic engine that can accelerate the development of local infrastructure improvements, enhance community pride, and genera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    The Four Oddest Things Found at This Year's Texas-Beach Clean-Up

    The annual volunteer clean-up of Texas beaches resulted in some good news -- less trash had to be picked up. About 137 tons of trash of all sorts was collected, the Texas General Land Office says, which sounds like a lot. But over the 26 years of the event, the average annual take is 319 tons. "W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Bartender Chat: PJ of PJ's Sports Bar

    This week, we stayed close to home because of the shitty weather and walked over to PJ's Sports Bar. Although it wasn't raining when we left the house, it was pouring five minutes into the 10-minute walk. We arrived with wet hair, soaked to the bone and a little raccoon-eyed...(Where were you on tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Hang The DJ: Bowling Alley's Music Mix Strikes Out With Reader​Rocks Off received a rather breathless email this morning from a reader who was none too happy that his first visit to a local bowling alley this past weekend was marred by the DJ's tin ear. He was complimentary of the staff, the drinks and the establishment itself - names ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    The Bowling Alley Burger

    ​We seem to have an affinity for truck-stop fried chicken, convenience-store hot dogs and bowling alley burgers. On a recent late-night trip to Palace Lanes on Bellaire, we fancied a cheeseburger from the "snack bar." It's the same thing with airport bars - we're attracted to these places like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    The Food at Lucky Strike Lanes

    Photos by Paul Knight​Arnetta Yardbourgh was sitting on a couch in the lounge at the new Lucky Strike Lanes during Thursday's Grand Opening party, eating barbecue chicken bites and pepperoni pizza, trying to talk to her friends over the mind-numbing techno beats blasting through the speakers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    MP3 of the Day: Giant Battle Monster

    If you plan on seeing Houston's Giant Battle Monster live, tonight at the Alvin Bowling Alley is your last chance until Christmastime. The psych-rock band, whose spacey, expansive jams bear a striking resemblance to the Mars Volta, is going on hiatus to record and generally recharge the proverbial b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Ike Claims Yet One More Victim On Galveston: The Fun Of Bowling

    Oh Galveston, when will your Hurricane Ike suffering ever end?News has come down that the last bowling alley on the island, the imaginatively named Island Bowl, will not reopen. Roof damage during Ike and struggles with insurance money have proven to be too much to over come.No bowling. Are there tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Lunch at 300: Some Things Never Change

    When some coworkers suggested heading over to the newly-refurbished bowling alley down the street for lunch, I balked.  I'd had my mouth set for some refreshing kimchee and cold green tea, not bowling alley food.  They were persistent, however, and ten minutes later I found ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008

    Slideshow: Lebowski Bash at Caroline Collective

    We just loaded up a batch of photos from Saturday's Lebowski Bash at Caroline Collective, featuring bowling balls, mustaches, art cars, nihilists, the Tontons and SexyATTACK. -- KP

  • Calendar

    August 9, 2007

    Russian American Kids Circus

    Playing hooky never looked so fun

  • Dining

    June 22, 2006

    Bloody Mary

    Palace Lanes

  • Music

    January 20, 2005

    Souchin' into Bethlehem

    Greg Wood's latest health scare costs him a few pounds of flesh and almost takes his arm

  • Music

    July 1, 2004

    Strikes and Spares

    Original punk Richard Tomcala rejoins the nightlife fray; also, Greg Wood's new crib bowls us over

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Place to Drink Bloody Marys

    Palace Lanes Bowling Alley

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Bowling Alley

    Diamond Lanes