When Lucky Strike opens in SoMa this weekend, it may be the first time the words “stylish” and “bowling alley” are used in the same sentence. But this chic entertainment spot at 200 King St. is not your typical 10-pin, sweaty-shoe rental, 1950s artifact. In fact, owner Steven Foster doesn’t care if you bowl or not when you visit—and you won’t either.
Foster has hired design genius Ray Azoulay (creator of Los Angeles’ Obsolete Gallery and collaborator on many high-profile interiors) to create a spot described as “gastro pub meets funhouse,” complete with a dining room, bar, collaborative trivia game and, of course, bowling lanes. Foster has a string of Lucky Strikes across the country, but when he wandered into Azoulay’s gallery (both men live and work in Venice), he decided he wanted to do something different and more handcrafted.
Click here to read more design details and see even more photos of the space!