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Southport Lanes & Billiards

Bowling Alley, Pool Hall, and Pub
Lakeview, Chicago
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7.9/10
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  • Alexis B.
    "Great beer selection."(4 Tips)
    Partha R.
    "your bowling balls"(2 Tips)
    Shannon H.
    "old fashioned atmosphere and love the option of the baby sized beers"(2 Tips)
    Deborah Elyse
    "Everyone should try Grandma Allegra's Falafel Sandwhich!"(3 Tips)
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  • Josh S.
    Josh Scianna1 week ago
    No better spot for someone who enjoys activities while drinking. Pool/bowling makes for a fun night out with friends.
  • Francisco P.
    Good craft beer selection. Friendly service at the bar.
  • David S.
    David SmithOctober 1, 2016
    In range of two Pokéstops.
  • Michael S.
    Michael SaltzmanJanuary 15, 2016
    Great time for bowling, beers, and watching the games.
  • Nick G.
    Nick GertonsonDecember 13, 2015
    The Southwest Chicken Salad is great! 
  • Shannon H.
    Shannon HallbergJanuary 9, 2015
    Fun place to bowl with manual scoring. I like the old fashioned atmosphere and love the option of the baby sized beers to mix it up ! Shoot some pool before you leave too !
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 3, 2015
    Old school Bowling and beer!! How much more could you ask for?!?!
  • Ricardo R.
    Great spot for billiards and drinks
  • Kenney M.
    Kenney MarlattOctober 10, 2014
    Southport Lanes is also one of the better beer bars near the Southport stop.
  • Ryan
    RyanAugust 17, 2014
    Nice beer list, friendly staff. Solid bar food. Lots of pool tables. People like the bowling; haven't done it. This is a converted historic Chicago brewery building.
  • Brad S.
    Brad SaxonAugust 9, 2014
    This place is awesome! They have a few old fashioned lanes with people who manually reset each frame. There's also a large bar area and billiards.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BrouchAugust 7, 2014
    Tons of pool tables and a bowling lane.
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    Expect old-school pencil-and-paper scoring and staffers lurking behind the alleys to set your pins and send balls rolling back down the lane for a new frame. Read more
  • Partha R.
    Partha RJune 7, 2014
    Good Pool spot.However,the bowling lanes suck!! You have manually count your scores and you have guys waiting in the back of the lane to arrange your pins and get your bowling balls back.
  • Alexis B.
    Alexis BudejenMay 19, 2014
    Great beer selection.
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DongalloMay 17, 2014
    Reserve lanes ahead if time on their website!
  • Angelica D.
    Angelica DongalloMay 16, 2014
    I've never known a bowling alley to still use pinboys! Lanes are available at $35/game, ($3pp for shoes). Or, play pool! In any case, grab a pint of one of the many draft beers. Such a cool hangout!
  • Perry
    PerryMay 11, 2014
    The staff is very unattentive , especially if you are on the patio. We had to go inside to pay after our waitress never returned to our table. On top of that, my card was overcharged TWICE!
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithJuly 26, 2013
    You can't go wrong with the sandwiches; both the Hotel California and the Henderson are excellent.
  • Tina E.
    Tina EppMay 12, 2013
    Great beer list!!
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CutticaApril 8, 2013
    Stick a dollar in the finger hole and send the ball down the gutter to tip the pin guys. For real. Manual scoring, manual ball return, real pin-setters. Old school bowling.
  • Larry A.
    Larry AllenAugust 14, 2012
    Whatcha doing there? Hanging? Or bowling?
  • Topshop
    TopshopJune 19, 2012
    Bowling and pool tables as well as killer cocktails, what's not to love?
  • Michael P.
    Michael PierceFebruary 19, 2012
    Chicago's fun-loving Lakeview crowd hits this corner bar for its 4 lanes and 32 craft taps. Bowling pins are still set by hand!
  • Cathy W.
    Cathy W.January 31, 2012
    There's lots of kids bowling at this pool hall.
  • Dorri M.
    Dorri McWhorterJanuary 8, 2012
    The pin boys are awesome! Don't forget to tip them!
  • Shannon
    ShannonDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Phil is awesome. hell all of their bartenders are awesome!
  • Zach S.
    Zach SchneiderDecember 8, 2011
    You have to try Old-Fashioned Butter Burger on the lunch menu, it is amazing
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KirincichNovember 14, 2011
    Who doesn't like bowling?
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa ChatroopSeptember 28, 2011
    LOVE, love, love this place! Great food, hard-to-find beers and a great atmosphere. Ask them about the history of the building - it's awesome.
  • thanise s.
    thanise skourasJuly 26, 2011
    Their turkey club is the size of my head! And it tastes wonderful. :-)
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CloudJuly 19, 2011
    Worst service
  • Deborah Elyse
    Deborah ElyseFebruary 7, 2011
    Everyone should try Grandma Allegra's Falafel Sandwhich! Tastes like the real deal! And it has an awesome red pepper tahini!
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RileyJanuary 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They have a new menu, great new options.
  • Mazda
    MazdaOctober 29, 2010
    Southport Lanes & Billiards is a bowling and billiard establishment that boasts one of only ten hand-set bowling alleys in the country.
  • Joe M.
    Joe MarshallOctober 21, 2010
    Ok very cool great deal for a Wednesday.. These people are very by the book so it kind of losses that personal touch I give it a 7 out of 10
  • Adam G.
    Adam GraffSeptember 22, 2010
    Fries are awesome, don't forget the super fake cheese. Good stuff!
  • Mariah H.
    Mariah HabermanSeptember 15, 2010
    $5.95 lunch specials!
  • Brooke O.
    Brooke OvergardSeptember 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Make it a wrap with any salad on the menu or make your own - the house salad with shrimp and avacado ranch is my favorite =)
  • Phil C.
    Phil CarneolAugust 18, 2010
    great $5.95 lunch specials...everything on the menu...r u kidding me
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RoblesJuly 12, 2010
    Really great music selection in the jukebox!!!
  • Steve D.
    Steve DevcichJune 27, 2010
    Go to Southport Lanes & Billiards and stick a dollar in the bowling ball and the pin setters will knock a pin or two down for ya!
  • Mike P.
    Mike PosthumaJune 21, 2010
    Awesome time. Simple fun and not expensive. Do some bowling over some drinks.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SweisMay 18, 2010
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  • John K.
    John KohtFebruary 8, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Leo southport burger, amazing!
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