South Bowl, the long-awaited sister project to the ever-popular North Bowl, opened in February on Oregon Avenue just east of Tony Luke’s. The former fruit and produce distribution center needed a major overhaul to transform it into a hip bowling alley, but by golly, did they ever pull it off. There are 26 lanes, multiple pool tables, a brick oven for pizza and an upper level (with a bar and old school games) that overlooks the lanes.
We found a fun video on Youtube that shows the lanes being built in just over four minutes! Better still, it’s set to the music of A-ha’s Take on Me. Fair warning: You will have this song in your head for the rest of the day.
The long awaited South Bowl has softly opened on Oregon Avenue, just east of I-95. The 26-lane bowling alley from the team that brought us North Bowl is currently open 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. In addition to being much bigger than its neighbor to the north, South Bowl also offers pizzas from a wood-fired oven.
The two-floor space includes a large bar, private lane nook and a roof deck. Grand opening festivities will be announced soon.
Jennifer Choplin will be co-sous chef at South Bowl when it opens (soonish?) in South Philadelphia. Choplin, who has been in the kitchen at many Philadelphia restaurants/bars including Dock Street, Taproom on 19th, SoWe and others will be working with chef Todd Goldman, who is the chef at North Bowl and co-sous, Mark McQuown.
Choplin dishes to Food Junkets about her career and what we can expect from the kitchen at South Bowl. Namely, pizza, tots, burgers and something for young and old.