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Saratoga Bowling Lanes

Map & Directions 2725-A Sutton, A
Saint Louis, MO 63143


Riverfront Times' Description

This old school bowling alley has been around since long before the last decade's Maplewood revitalization. With no computerized scorekeeping system in sight, Saratoga Lanes relies on an archaic and terribly difficult skill: counting. (Who stole our abacus?!) The bowling balls are returned to users on a rickety metal track instead of being expelled sleekly from a pneumatic tube under the floor, and the seating is vinyl in '60s white, sunny yellow and sky blue. If only they'd lose the flat screens and swap the Internet jukebox for the real thing, we might have no choice but to bust out our poodle skirts, order a strawberry phosphate and make a night of it.

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  • LesS3 wrote a review for Saratoga Bowling Lanes
    on 10/29/09

    One of the last upstairs bowling alleys, the people here are nice. No food but you can bring in your own, and Tiffany's & Jimmy John's are right around the corner. In addition to the bowling alley, there are 5 tournament size quality pool tables and a jukebox. The APA pool league plays here as well. Lots of fun

  • rftbestof wrote a review for Saratoga Bowling Lanes
    on 05/06/09

    The International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame is relocating to Texas. But bowling aficionados need not worry — Saratoga Lanes reflects the pastime at its finest. This year, in celebration of Saratoga's significance as a historic landmark, the building was added to the National Register of Historic Places. According to Lindsey Derrington of Landmarks Association of St. Louis,... More >>

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  • Leslie S. on 09/07/10

    Some of the nicest pool tables in town. Beware - they're fast. Call ahead for bowling lane / pool table availability. This location runs both bowling and billiards leagues.

  • Clayton H. on 06/28/10

    No joke, best damn pool tables in StL. Paul is awesome, and Jimmy is a great owner. I'm always happy to go there for drinks and an awesome jukebox

  • Sam M. on 03/06/14

    Only the coolest bar / bowling alley in the city. Cheap, too!

  • Ted F. on 12/26/13

    Shoddy establishment

  • Andy A. on 02/15/13

    Best pool tables in town.

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