Bar Type(s)
Beer, Games, Happy Hour

The recently remodeled, retro-cool bar at Del Mar Lanes in Garden Oaks remains a classic of the genre—all hand-scripted fonts and deodorant-sprayed bowling shoes—tastefully brought up to date with 21st-century touches like nighttime laser lights and Camila Cabello music videos projected on 150-inch screens. The crowd is similarly eclectic, with birthday parties complemented by a robust bowling league featuring team names like “Pin Pals” and “Stars ‘N’ Strikers.” Timeless innovations such as late-night happy hour and always-cheap pitchers of beer ensure it’s never difficult to make friends.