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Fireside Bowl

Bowling Alley, Bar, and Rock Club
Logan Square, Chicago
18 Tips and reviews
  • bowling
  • hammer
  • bowling leagues
  • DJs
  • beer
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  • SPIN
    SPINJuly 22, 2011
    This legendary venue is an ancient bowling alley that hosted early shows from Jimmy Eat World, Alkaline Trio, and Fall Out Boy. Pete Wentz told us he remembers stage-diving off the pay phones!
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoFebruary 2, 2010
    Built originally as an ice factory, the Fireside Bowl was converted into bowling alleys in the 1940s, when bowling was a favorite Chicago leisure pursuit. Read more
  • DCLies ..
    DCLies .June 25, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Go for 'Punk Rock Mondays' with a live DJ and discounted bowling rates. Live bands every Tuesday all summer long. Read more
  • I Can Hear Myself Levitate w.
    Fun lanes, epic shows! Recommend gong here on a band night!
  • Bree S.
    Bree SweetAugust 11, 2014
    Turkey's are easy to get on these lanes, gooble, gooble.
  • Vernon Area Public Library
    In the book I WANNA BE YOUR JOEY RAMONE by Stephanie Kuehnert, Emily's band, She Laughs, plays their first Chicago gig here. [#Fic./Kuehnert, S.]
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoFebruary 2, 2010
    In the movie The Break-Up (2006), Gary (Vince Vaughan) and Brooke (Jennifer Anniston) get into a disagreement over Couples Bowling, in scenes shot at the Fireside Bowl. Read more
  • OurStage
    OurStageApril 7, 2011
    The early home of many of your favorite bands. Before it was refurbished.
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoFebruary 2, 2010
    For about 10 years, the Fireside hosted popular all-ages punk and rock shows, before being converted back into a bowling alley. Read more
  • Dan F.
    Dan FMay 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask Hammer for a free pitcher
  • Dani K.
    Dani KennedyFebruary 3, 2016
    Great old school feel!
  • AnyClip
    AnyClipApril 11, 2011
    Fireside Bowling Alley was used in the movie The Break-Up, watch it now! Read more
  • TicketWeb
    TicketWebJuly 21, 2011
    Did you know that The Break Up was filmed here?? Read more
  • Iain M.
    Iain McFarlinMarch 12, 2012
    $6 Jameson on the rocks.
  • tankboy
    tankboyDecember 16, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    HAMMER! Old school.
  • Manbque
    ManbqueMarch 7, 2011
    Get a beer from Hammer.
  • Craig P.
    Craig PfeifferMarch 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Move 2 boards to the left.
  • Aranza E.
    Aranza EscalanteJuly 28, 2016
    Esta muy padre el lugar
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