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Mission Bowling Club

Mission Bowling Club

Bowling Alley, Restaurant, and Bar
Mission District, San Francisco
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    The experts at Eater and Serious Eats recommend this place
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    Kelly H.
    "The Mission burger is one of the best burgers you'll ever have."(14 Tips)
    Danielle D.
    "only around 8 lanes."(11 Tips)
    michael y.
    "Great burger and fries (vegan burger surprisingly good too)"(3 Tips)
    Tammy N.
    "Awesome hipster bowling spot."(2 Tips)
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  • Ray L.heart icon on user image
    Ray LinDecember 31, 2014
    The staff is super nice, and if you bowl you hand in your names and shoe sizes on a slip for quick start. If hungry, the burger is delicious and there's a great craft beer selection.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 16, 2013
    It's not all bowling and Mission burgers at Mission Bowling Club. The bar up front means serious business with nine beers on tap, perfect Manhattans and the TBD with mezcal and jalapeno jam.
  • Danielle D.heart icon on user image
    Danielle DavisSeptember 20, 2017
    We had a lot of fun here, great intimate feel to the place as there are only around 8 lanes. Loved the music they played, bowling to some rock n roll is awesome! Great cocktail options too.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaJanuary 22, 2015
    6 bowling lanes, a full bar, and delicious "technique-driven comfort food" await you at Mission Bowling Club. With indoor and outdoor seating, it's the perfect place to gather, and play with friends. Read more
  • Jag F.heart icon on user image
    Jag FirerwalkerNovember 26, 2018
    The food is good, perfect for a bit of warm up exercise before the bowling. The bowling then is just perfect. The music is great and the lane are just what you want out of a city bowling lane.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 18, 2013
    Lucky Peach Managing Editor Rachel Khong: "Reasons why this burger is the best: the patty is granulated, the buns have their tops cut off to perfect bun-to-ratio size."
  • WhiskeyAvengerheart icon on user image
    WhiskeyAvengerJune 14, 2018
    Even if bowling isn’t your thing,they have great brunch,lunch and dinner items as well as fantastic cocktails. Something for everybody!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 28, 2014
    Dinner and bowling! Mission Bowling combines the best of both worlds, with a delicious, thoughtful dinner menu, killer cocktails, and six lanes for your bowling pleasure. Read more
  • Will B.heart icon on user image
    Will BertelsenNovember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A very chill, though less than exceptional brunch spot. Still, the Croquet Madame, with the salty ham, thick hollandaise sauce, and Dijon mustard is a great choice
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 21, 2014
    Mission Bowling Club combines bowling fun with a great dinner menu and killer cocktails. Reserve a table for dinner and a lane or two to follow.
  • Kristin O.
    Kristin O'BrienJune 18, 2013
    Mission's brunch secret. I've been here twice for brunch on a Saturday and there's never a wait. The seasonal seafood benedict is great. I had it with lox and have tried it with crab before.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJuly 12, 2012
    Hang out on the covered patio and try Chef Anthony Myint’s tasty fried chicken and seven-bean salad. For an even greater meal, though, try his burger, its patty a work of both science and art: Read more
  • Melli D.heart icon on user image
    Melli DunlapDecember 30, 2016
    call a week in advance for reservations didn't really like we couldn't + more time tomorrow visit but still had fun food was great but bartender that night messed up a # of our simple 2 part drinks
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistMay 16, 2012
    In between knocking down pins, knock back some drafts of Russian River & the infamous Mission Burger (a 1/2-lb of beef that's hard-fried in beef fat w/ caramelized onion, Monterey jack & caper aioli). Read more
  • Adrian B.
    Adrian BarkerOctober 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Quite possibly the best burger and fries in the city. My go-to for a burger and vodka martinis. Sit upstairs near the railing for great people watching.
  • Mikahla V.heart icon on user image
    Mikahla VicinoSeptember 10, 2016
    If you're a fool like me and forget your socks, they sell some pretty fun pairs at the desk for 4 bucks.
  • Lauren G.heart icon on user image
    Lauren GrimmDecember 2, 2014
    Always fun to bowl, can be a bit crowded. Sit at the bar for a snack. Soggy fries but fits with bowling alley expectations.
  • OkCupid Daters' Choice
    Mission Bowling Club was voted the Best Date Spot for Friendly Competition by OkCupid users in the first-ever Daters' Choice Awards! Tap Read more for additional date spot categories in San Francisco. Read more
  • Niki B.
    Great for a group! Delicious food. Loved the burger (as usual) fried chicken and the cinnamon toast. Favorite drink (the pick up - I think) had great cardamom flavor.
  • Bommyheart icon on user image
    BommyOctober 3, 2014
    Grab a mission burger for dinner. Elote is also tasty, especially when dunked in smoked miso aioli.
  • Frances J.
    Frances JamesDecember 1, 2014
    More than just bowling, Mission Bowling has one of the best burgers in the city and great cocktails
  • Tacia C.heart icon on user image
    Tacia ColemanAugust 10, 2014
    Had a love affair with brunch. Food was amazing and the sangria was delicious.
  • Stephanie L.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie LMay 22, 2013
    Fun for parents and kids alike. Tasty food and drinks while you bowl in a nice setting. Kids allowed only during certain hours so check ahead.
  • tif l.heart icon on user image
    tif laceyJanuary 14, 2016
    had a wonderful time, great plane and friendly staff - have a drink and something to eat at the bar - recommend cider & fried chicken
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableApril 30, 2012
    You can't go wrong with the Mission Burger. It's a righteous, juicy burger, almost too rich, generously anointed with caper aioli and Monterey Jack. Read more
  • Fiona S.heart icon on user image
    Fiona StripeJune 5, 2016
    A lot of fun, great atmosphere, creative drinks and delicious food. I've heard brunch is really good here.
  • Ashley Y.heart icon on user image
    Ashley YueOctober 23, 2016
    Best chicken and waffles I've ever had. They nailed the waffle!!! ❤️🔥
  • Arturo V.heart icon on user image
    Arturo VazquezAugust 30, 2015
    Beware the chicken and waffles come with hot sauce. Good otherwise but ask without if you don't like spicy food
  • Brad L.
    Brad LJanuary 24, 2013
    The burger is made using Heston Blumenthal's method of aligning the strands as they come out of the grinder, and then slicing them into patties. Order the burger.
  • Collin S.heart icon on user image
    Collin StrakaOctober 19, 2018
    Such a cool venue. A bit on the pricy side, but worth it for the experience.
  • Will B.heart icon on user image
    Will BertelsenSeptember 26, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Food, cocktails, activities! How can you go wrong?
  • Sean P.
    Sean POctober 16, 2022
    Check the menu and prices before you order. There were laminated paper menus out, but the bartender said those were "outdated". The QR menu's prices were higher. Very misleading.
  • Dustin
    DustinFebruary 8, 2017
    Hipster bowling alley with beer and hella-good food. A wee bit on the spendy side.
  • Melon L.heart icon on user image
    Melon LMay 26, 2016
    Make your life easier and make reserve your table online. Order the burger - it's amazing. The fried chicken sandwich is a bit overhyped.
  • Brian L.
    Brian LongtinOctober 15, 2014
    Maybe the tastiest fried chicken I've had in the city is at a bowling alley? Legit burger threat too? Who even needs to bowl?
  • David E.heart icon on user image
    David EstesFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The burger is still pretty damn good, but not as amazing as it was in 2012: http://sanfrancisco.grubstreet.com/2012/12/mission-bowling-club-new-chef-menu-new-years.html
  • Ashley Y.heart icon on user image
    Ashley YueDecember 28, 2015
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is the most epic fried chicken and waffles you'll ever have.
  • Cole K.heart icon on user image
    Cole KennedyNovember 11, 2023
    Make a reservation if you want to bowl. They seem to fill up quickly.
  • Abel L.heart icon on user image
    Abel LinJanuary 6, 2014
    The white chocolate cheesecake with pickled blueberries and pretzel crust is insane. Worth the earth.
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 31, 2012
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2012 Winner – Editorial Pick- Best Bowling Alley. Since January, San Francisco has jumped from a one-bowling-alley town to one boasting three. One of the newcomers is truly a... Read more
  • Mike S.heart icon on user image
    Mike ScottMarch 1, 2015
    Great bar staff cheaper if you go early gets busy quick. Only 6 lanes.
  • Carla L.
    Carla LayneAugust 7, 2014
    Couldn't have asked for a better Bowling & Bruch date suggestion from How About We. French toast and mimosas are amazing!
  • robert
    robertMarch 26, 2012
    This is the swankiest Bowling alley I've ever been! The drink menu is like blackbird/churchill so you can't go wrong!
  • Ugur K.heart icon on user image
    Ugur KanerJuly 15, 2018
    Such a gem for brunch. Food is big bang for the bucks ❤️
  • 🐐 .heart icon on user image
    🐐 🐙January 18, 2015
    Haven't bowled here, but the bartenders are awesome! Lindsey makes the blueberry tea honey herself 😋
  • Kate S.heart icon on user image
    Kate StoneAugust 17, 2022
    Nice relaxed atmosphere, bowl by the hour, come before 6 for no crowds.
  • Marshall S.
    Marshall St. ClairMay 18, 2015
    If they have it that day, cinnamon toast topped with vanilla ice cream
  • 7x7 Magazine
    7x7 MagazineNovember 1, 2012
    The lemony Hollandaise goes perfect with the dungeness crab benedict. Simple and delicious. Read more
  • Bommyheart icon on user image
    BommyAugust 3, 2014
    Amazing michelada and chilaquiles for brunch. Bowling is secondary.
  • Olinda H.
    Olinda HSeptember 27, 2014
    Really cute little bowling place with great burgers
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