Don't be fooled; Mike's Ten Pin Lounge is not the retro bowlers' bar that its name may imply. In the 1950s, Mike's was where patrons of a nearby Alton alley went to wet their whistles between frames. Today, Mike's exists a few blocks from its original downtown location on one of the more diagonal areas of East Broadway, where the establishment recalls the dives of yore - cigarette vending machine, restaurant-style benches and video slots. Throw in the bi-weekly late-night performances by proficient classic rock cover act Mondinband, and Mike's Ten Pin Lounge is the perfect start, end or encore for your Alton alcohol adventure.
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