I haven't been bowling in years. It's a pretty big past time back home in Milwaukee but I never really got into it. Shatto Lanes is a bowling alley in downtown LA near Koreatown that's pretty cool and cheap. I had to check it out!
We went during the day on a week day and the alley was virtually empty. There may have been one other group bowling. It was $3.50 per person per game and $3.00 to rent shoes, a deal! We picked out our balls and started our game. They were blasting Power 106 which was a great soundtrack for the atmosphere. I've never been very good at bowling so I had a few gutter balls. The game went fairly quickly. Grete won, Liz came in 2nd, and I was last with a dismal score. We decided to play another game since it went by so quickly. The 2nd game was more my pace and I actually won, but still with a pretty bad score.
The bowling alley is pretty old school. Nothing fancy, but that's what makes is so enjoyable. They have a bar that didn't open until 6 but their drinks are pretty cheap.$4.00 cocktails! We'll have to go back in the evening :)