If you take a trip back in time to 1927 you'll find the very start of Highland Park Bowl, a bowling alley in LA that cropped up during the middle of the prohibition era. A time in which the production and sale of alcoholic beverages was banned the bowling alley quickly became popular, offering a venue for the people of Los Angeles to have fun and relax without the need for alcohol.
For years the Highland Park Bowl continued to entertain but in the 80's and 90's it morphed into a live music venue known as Mr. T's. But it was due to a rise in new music venues across the city that the once lively venue began to fall silent, until now.
89 years later 1933 Group stepped into the void to bring the venue back to its former glory, taking it back to it's original roots with an indoor bowling alley and adding a steampunk twist. The best part about it now? alcohol can be drunk on the premises too. Inside you'll find bronze pipes, metalworks and machinery and a whole host of repurposed furniture that was discovered in the venue.
Original skylights, popcorn, candy and cigarette machines are amongst the cool items you'll find that further compliment the venues steampunk vibe. For more info on this awesome bowling alley including it's opening times and prices head over to it's website.
Photos via highlandparkbowl.com