Lincoln Square Lanes

at 4874 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, 60625 United States

Located on the second floor, Lincoln Square Lanes is the oldest operating bowling alley in Chicago.

Lincoln Square Lanes
4874 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago , IL 60625
United States
Contact Phone
P: (773) 561-8191


Located on the second floor, Lincoln Square Lanes is the oldest operating bowling alley in Chicago since 1918. In late 2012, Lincoln Square Lanes went through a major renovation. This included restoring the original ceiling, exposing the original brick walls, adding three large windows, and removing the divide between the bar and bowling. The next steps included installing a brand new kitchen and restoring the balcony. In the process, Lincoln Square Lanes removed (4) lanes to accommodate a large stage and bar. Installed was a top of the line sound and lighting system. The brand new bar has a large variety of bottles, cans, liquor, wine, and 24 craft beers that are constantly rotating. The bar top was crafted from the original bowling lanes. Brand new wood floors were added and both the exterior and interior were decorated in sports memorabilia. Lincoln Square Lanes reopened in February of 2013 boasting eight lanes of bowling, live music, pool tables, dartboards, shuffleboard, foosball, bubble hockey, arcade games, 25 HD televisions, 4 100" projection screens over the lanes, and a 206" projection screen over the music stage. Come in for great food and spirits, go bowling, enjoy a concert or sporting event.

How To Get to Lincoln Square Lanes

CTA Brown Line at Western - we are located (2) blocks North across from McDonalds You can also take the Metra Northline to the Lawrence Stop and walk 5 min West to Western. The # 81 CTA bus and # 11 Lincoln Bus stop less than (1) block from LSL.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 17:00- 02:00
  • Tuesdays: 17:00- 02:00
  • Wednesdays: 17:00- 02:00
  • Thursdays: 17:00- 02:00
  • Fridays: 15:00- 02:00
  • Saturdays: 11:00- 03:00
  • Sundays: 11:00- 00:00


Price category
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General Info

Bowling is first come first serve. LSL offers reservations but requires a $50 deposit. Our cancellation policy is 24 hours notice. Pricing is as follows: Mondays: 50-cent per person per games 50-cent shoes Tuesday: $2.00 per person per game $2.00 shoes Wednesday: $4 per person per game $4 shoes Thursday - Saturday: Before 5pm: $5 per person per game $4 shoes After 5pm: $30 per hour per lane $4 shoes Sunday $5.00 per person per game $4.00 shoes For Band Bookings contact Nick Lynch:

Reviews for Lincoln Square Lanes Sports Bar & Grill

Rebeca M.

I absolutely love Lincoln lanes .. My local/ neighborhood bar. We usually come for trivia on Thursdays nights .. SO MUCH FUN! Plus our team kicks ass...... Read more

Emily B.

I came here on a Saturday night with my 2 year old son (yes, we bring him everywhere) and my husband. We needed dinner and knew they had Not Your Father's... Read more

Adam K.

Big ol dance area, wrap around bar, 6 bowling lanes or so, 2 pretty crappy pool tables, but I love it. Its a fun place, to get hammered and hit on 5's at... Read more

Company Rating

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Northside is getting ready to sound check!! Better get here while there's still room!!!

Published on 2015-03-22 01:56:46 GMT

Lincoln Square Lanes will be closed Today, Tuesday March 10th, due to an event! Thank you for your understanding.