There isn’t a more perfect pairing than bowling and beer. Get chummy on one of the plush Chesterfield-style banquettes or pull up a stool at the 40-foot bar made of reclaimed wood beams. While this fun zone may be a national chain, local golden boy Brian Wilson is part owner, and the fans have followed. There’s a wide swathe of SoMa society from Cal Train commuters, game-day crowds, bachelorette revelers, and dot-com brogrammers. There is something for everyone on the menu from reliable crowd pleasers (sliders and chicken nachos) to notched-up classics like gluten-free mac and cheese, sushi, and macaroons.
Lucky Strike, 200 King Street (between 3rd and 4th streets); 415-400-8260.
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