Parts of Venice may have gotten fancy. But the neighborhood’s artsy, hippie side is still very much intact - in the people, the colorful murals on the sides of buildings and even residences, and most certainly on the world-famous Venice Boardwalk. Kids and adults alike find Venice easy to love. Here are 12 of the many reasons it’s one of the most desirable places for families to visit and live in Southern California.
Lucky Strike was L.A.'s first upscale bowling alley when its first location opened at Hollywood & Highland in April 2003. As other luxe alleys came on the scene, Lucky Strike evolved too, and in June 2014 it became Lucky Strike Live. It’s still got that chill, eclectic vibe. But now there’s live music several nights a week. Wednesday night is Soundcheck Live, when some of the city’s top musicians join keyboardist Steve Ferlazzo (Avril Lavigne’s music director) to jam. Don’t be surprised if a marquee name shows up to play along. Friday night it’s funk.
If you just want to bowl? There are 12 lanes, each outfitted with a comfy couch for lounging and a sizable table for the deep fried mac & cheese bites you know you want to order. Fun fact: the bar is repurposed from Lane #7 of Hollywood Star Lanes, where The Big Lebowski was filmed.
6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood