This just-opened relaunch of an old-school bowling alley in Highland Park comes from the same team that’s responsible for amazing bars like La Cuevita and Thirsty Crow: the stunning design of the lanes themselves will blow your date away, and while you’re waiting to throw, you’ll also be able to get down on a rock solid Neapolitan pizza menu (like confit heirloom tomato/burrata/rustic pesto and pancetta/egg/pecorino/black kale) and bowling-themed cocktails, like The Dude Abides (similar to a White Russian, but with Tito’s vodka, house-made Civil Coffee liqueur, horchata cream, and cinnamon tincture).
Do an escape room
All over LA
We’ve said it before, but escape rooms are taking over LA, and you should get in on one. As you solve puzzles and decode clues to escape within a certain time limit, you very well might get frustrated and be subjected to the worst of each other, so at least you know there’s nowhere to go but up! There are loads of them in the city, but new ones are opening all the time (especially with Escape Key Entertainment, who has six new games about to launch throughout the city). Extra summer bonus: they’re all indoors, which definitely, definitely air conditioning. Phew.