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Ball Park Lanes
This venue is closed.
Most of time, this aged bowling alley calmly goes about it business, but during the hours that bookend a Yankees ballgame, the lanes and, even more so, an adjoining sports bar bustle like an airport terminal. Fans drop off their bulky belongings at the bag check and glance at their watches in acknowledgement of their pending departures. Before the first pitch, the massive flights begin as bottles of Bud, Bud Light and Corona are chugged then slammed on the battered, tobacco-brown hardwood bar. Any remaining odd balls can watch the game on five 32" televisions bracketed to the walls then read the blown up clippings of the Bronx Bombers on the back wall during commercials. It all feels a little like an OTB facility except for the sound of ten pin resounding through the two stories and fifty lanes on the opposite side of the building. Bowling season here puts the MLB to shame with a different league every night for a marathon 36 weeks starting after Labor Day. The 12-week summer season is weeknights only. Monday is reserved as beginner's night and Friday as open bowling all year round.Quick Bite
The lunch counter at the back serves cheap hamburgers and hotdogs.