Posts Tagged ‘parties’

What the New “Lucky Strike” Upscale Bowling Lounge in SoMA Looks Like, Now That It’s Open

Friday, September 21st, 2012

It looks like this:

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Quite a lot of stuff going on in that shot, huh?

I hadn’t seen the place since it opened up in March 2012.

This is what things look like back then:

The thing about Lucky Strike at 200 King near 4th Street is that’s it’s not like any bowling alley you’ve ever seen. Call it a “gastropub-ish funhouse” or an “upscale bowling lounge” instead.

Get the deets here and now let’s take a look.

Exterior at 200 King:

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L.S. on the left, AT&T Park on the right, kitty-corner:

And the CalTrain station is to the right as you look outward:

Here’s the main bar and restaurant seating area. The idea of the communal tables on the left is to have them at Goldilocks height, not too low and not too high, to allow mixing and conversation betwixt those sitting and those standing.

OMG, this place is bigger than I thought it would be.

Moving on to the Einstein Room, with billiards and other diversions to entertain your brain:

But lets go further in, let’s go bowling:

Shoes shoes shoes!

On the way to the lanes:

I don’t know what this is:

Here we go, here are some of the lanes:

The main bowling area will have art all around, made by innumerable local artists. Here are some Obey Giants from Shepard Fairey, who used to be local.

Moving on past the Lebowski Wall(!) to…

…the Green Room, your own private party space with your own private lanes! OMG.

Can you imagine what kind of large, rich, youthful companies have already made reservations to rent out the Green Room and portions of the main bar area? Oh yes you can, give a guess and you’ll be correct. Anyway, here are the special Green Room lanes, one of which is named in honor of Brian Wilson, a part-owner.

In short, Lucky Strike is going to be awesome.

See you Friday!

OMG, Our New “Lucky Strike” Upscale Bowling Lounge in SoMA is Going to be Incredible! Opens March 9 – Sneak Peek Photos

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

The thing about Lucky Strike at 200 King near 4th Street is that’s it’s not like any bowling alley you’ve ever seen. Call it a “gastropub-ish funhouse” or an “upscale bowling lounge” instead.

Get the deets here and now let’s take a look.

Exterior at 200 King:

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L.S. on the left, AT&T Park on the right, kitty-corner:

And the CalTrain station is to the right as you look outward:

Here’s the main bar and restaurant seating area. The idea of the communal tables on the left is to have them at Goldilocks height, not too low and not too high, to allow mixing and conversation betwixt those sitting and those standing.

OMG, this place is bigger than I thought it would be.

Moving on to the Einstein Room, with billiards and other diversions to entertain your brain:

But lets go further in, let’s go bowling:

Shoes shoes shoes!

On the way to the lanes:

I don’t know what this is:

Here we go, here are some of the lanes:

The main bowling area will have art all around, made by innumerable local artists. Here are some Obey Giants from Shepard Fairey, who used to be local.

Moving on past the Lebowski Wall(!) to…

…the Green Room, your own private party space with your own private lanes! OMG.

Can you imagine what kind of large, rich, youthful companies have already made reservations to rent out the Green Room and portions of the main bar area? Oh yes you can, give a guess and you’ll be correct. Anyway, here are the special Green Room lanes, one of which is named in honor of Brian Wilson, a part-owner.

In short, Lucky Strike is going to be awesome.

See you Friday!

OMG, San Francisco Giants Relief Pitcher Brian Wilson Joins Lucky Strikes Lanes as a Partner/Owner! The Dude Abides…

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Brian Wilson loves him some bowling, as this photo shows. Deets of the biggest thing to hit SoMA this decade below.

Brian Wilson arrives at Matt Leinart Foundation’s celebrity bowl at the Lucky Strike Bowling Alley on July 13, 2009 in Hollywood, California. Matt Leinart Foundation Celebrity Bowl, Lucky Strike Bowling Alley Hollywood, CA United States, July 13, 2009 Photo by Alexandra Wyman/WireImage.com

Here’s the news:

“Lucky Strike San Francisco Announces Brian Wilson as New Partner”

“SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 29, 2012  – Lucky Strike, the gastro pub-ish Fun House about to open on King Street across from AT&T Park is proud to announce that Brian Wilson, gifted closer for the Giants, has joined Lucky Strike San Francisco as a partner/owner. Steven Foster, founder and CEO couldn’t be more thrilled. “Of all the well known folks from the professional sports and entertainment world that have helped popularize Lucky Strike, there isn’t anyone that I would rather have as a partner than Brian.  He is a singular force – a unique combination of excellence – as an athlete, as a person and as an appreciator and lover of life.  As all his fans know he is fearless, in the moment, inventive and community oriented.  It’s how Lucky Strike aspires to roll on every level. “

Reaching the closer at spring training as he readies for the season, Brian echoed these sentiments. “I am amped to be on board with Lucky Strike.  The concept – from the ambiance to the food to the energy – is edgy, crafty and unique.  I am pumped to be in the Lucky Strike mix and am honored that lane 12 will be renamed lane 38.  I love that number, and I expect to roll many massive strikes on that lane.  See you there. The Dude abides.”

“The Dude abides.” I don’t know about you but I take comfort in that. It’s good knowin’ he’s out there. The Dude. Takin’ ‘er easy for all us sinners.

Shoosh. I sure hope he makes the finals.

“About Lucky Strike:

Lucky Strike Entertainment is the leading operator, and defining brand, of upscale bowling lounges in the United States and Canada.  Lucky Strike specializes in hosting a variety of upscale parties from team building events to birthday parties. The business has grown over the course of the last eight years since inception, from one location in California to a total of 21 locations across 14 states and two countries.  Steven Foster is the CEO and Co-founder of Lucky Strike Entertainment, and has over 30 years of experience creating entertainment and dining concepts.  Steven, along with his wife Gillian, has been the driving force for the success and growth of the Lucky Strike brand across the nation. For more information, please visit www.bowlluckystrike.com.”

Vigilante Update: I Don’t Know, I’d Like to See the San Francisco Guardian Angels Try to Take Alcohol Away From Me

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Do you know how the San Francisco Chapter of the Guardian Angels rolls?

This is how they roll.

They’s out of control, IMO.

On patrol with an area journalist.

They steal alcohol from people.

But not from me.

So far.

Go ahead, Make My Day, SFGA.

Did Hearst Editor-At-Large Phil Bronstein Really Go On Patrol with the Guardian Angels in the Mission Last Friday?

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Dragon-fighting alligator wrestler Phil Bronstein claims to have gone on patrol with the out-of-control San Francisco Chapter of the Guardian Angels last Friday en la Mision, but, but there have been zero (0) reports of concomitant mayhem since then.

I smell a rat.

Mission Mission had something something about it, but where are accounts, where are the reports of something like a couple dozen Norteños checking into the SF General?

I mean, is this a real photo?

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Only Time Will Tell…

Resolved: Our Local Chapter of the Guardian Angels is OUT OF CONTROL – Pouring Out Your Beer in Dolores Park?

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Let me tell you about back in the day when the Guardian Angels patrolled the Streets of San Francisco, back before your days at Wellesley.

Everything was fine for SFGA until The Incident in the 1990′s - after that, the Angels Had To Go Away. Carolyn Jones has the deets:

“One day the Angels chased down an apparent drug offender, slammed him so hard to the sidewalk his head was cut open, and proceeded to handcuff him. They let up just long enough for the alleged perpetrator to show his police badge. Shortly thereafter, the Angels all but disbanded in San Francisco.”

But now the San Francisco Chapter is back, baby, and back bigtime.

See?

Via SFGA

Now, let’s hear from them, through CHAPTER LEADER/JERRY LONGORIA/J.D.: 

Dolores Park Patrol 9/24/10

Friday September 24th 2010, we the San Francisco Guardian Angels will be doing a night patrol at Dolores Park tonight. The reason for this patrol in this area is the parties. At our headquarters we were getting in calls and reports about the drugs, the drinking, and the fighting, that has been going on in this area.”
 
Now, can I go and patrol D.P. if I want to as well? Really?
 
“Next we march on, we march around the park, we march through the park, it was not as bad as we thought it would be. Or maybe the word had got out that the angels where coming into this area, who knows. The highlight of the night was pouring out beers for drinking in public, but that’s OK because these bad guys respected us for doing it, they knew this was breaking the law. Well J.D. is calling it a night, there is not much else that can be done in this area.”
 
Our Guardian Angels enforce open container laws? Really? I’d like to see them try to pour my beer out. Srsly.
 
“We do get to our stop at 16th street BART STATION, we get on bus #14, we get to our stop at 6th street. But as we where a block away from our stop a gang banger jump on the bus for free, we look at this guy real good, and as soon as we got to our stop we asked the guy to get off the bus with us and he did. We then hand cuff this guy, we then search this guy, but this guy was our second in command (Scorpion). He really tried to pull one on us, but we showed him because we were ready for anything.”
 
Our Guardians Angels can go around searching and handcuffing people? Really? What’s next – are they going to start scanning Clipper Cards and asking for proof of payment on MUNI?
 
Now, back in colledge, they learned us about the criminal law – but not California’s per se, just generic, 50-state law. Anyway, off the top of my head, let’s see here, our GA’s need to worry about possible civil and criminal liability for:
 
Assault
 
Battery
 
False arrest
 
Kidnapping
 
(And speaking of kidnapping, remember when Iconic GA Founder Curtis Sliwa himself got kidnapped by transit police in NYC? Well, turns out that story was all made up, oh well.)
 
The point is that it’s tricky to navigate citizens’ arrest laws, not that this should be big news to anybody.
 
Anywho, based on the above report, I surmise the San Francisco Chapter of the Guardian Angels is out of control.