Bowling

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Are bowling alleys safe during COVID-19?

Published Aug. 8, 2020

Many bowling centers are open or reopening this fall, but is it safe to bowl in the midst of a pandemic? According to the executive director of the Bowling Proprietors' Association of America it is, and here's why.

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10 great photos from Old Wisconsin Bowling Alleys

Published May 4, 2020

Whether or not it's true that Milwaukee once had the most bowling alleys per capita - and it may or may not be (looking at you, Detroit!) - bowling was not just a pastime in Brew City, it was a way of life for many. Here are some great (mostly) vintage Milwaukee-area bowling alley photographs.

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5 things you can do now at Punch Bowl Social

Published March 15, 2019

It's almost spring, and if you're tired of sitting at home holed up on the couch with a healthy serving of Netflix on your plate, it might be time for a trip to Punch Bowl Social.

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It's quirky. It's fun. It's Punch Bowl Social. Take a look.

Published March 7, 2019

The clock is ticking. In fact, it's almost time for the grand opening of Punch Bowl Social. But before you go, we've got a peek at the food, the digs and the fun you can expect from the newest eatertainment venue on the block.

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"The Bachelor" Rose Rundown: The Bleh Lebowski

Published Jan. 30, 2018

This wasn't merely a bad episode of "The Bachelor." By its own standards, Monday night's episode was bad TV, two hours where a major source of drama took place offscreen and whose resolution was accidentally spoiled by an ad with an hour to go.

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Bay View Bowl strikes 90 years in business

Published Aug. 1, 2015

To celebrate nine decades of business, Bay View Bowl will host an anniversary party on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with, aptly, 90-cent bowling, 90-cent shoe rental and 90-cent hotdogs.

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Kids bar guide?!

Published Feb. 4, 2015

Before you get your hackles up, we're not suggesting tippling with the toddlers. Nor do we recommend that you let junior share your julep. But, Milwaukee's got a pretty ingrained tavern culture, and there are times and places when you might consider taking your kids to a bar, for a specific reason (other than drinking).

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Bowling centers fall into the gutter

Published July 23, 2014

If you do a Google search for the phrase "bowling is a dying sport," you will discover that folks have been predicting the demise of keggling since the dawn of the digital age.

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Featured bartender: Holler House's Kris Stuckert

Published June 3, 2014

Kris Stuckert represents the fourth generation to work in his family's business, Holler House, which is a tavern and the oldest certified bowling alley in the United States. We recently stopped in on a Tuesday night to chat with Stuckert about cribbage, family, why there are so many bras hanging from the ceiling and, of course, bowling.