Mission Bowling Club
Equipped with six lanes from an old Fort Bragg alley, MBC's ready to make your bowling experience feel all the more fancy with tufted leather booths where you can get down on fare that you'd be hard pressed to find in most bowling alleys, from gumbo-spiced red bean hushpuppies and harissa sauced lamb meatballs to Korean baby back ribs and English pea toast. And because bowling requires drinking, you'll also find a solid craft beer selection available in both pitchers and flights.
Even if you’re not in the mood to go bowling (is that a thing?), it’s still worth going to this upscale bowling alley and cocktail bar for its burger made with aged, granulated short rib and chuck seared in beef fat then topped with Monterey jack, caramelized onions, and caper aioli on an Acme bun. Order one for yourself because just like in bowling, you won’t want to split it.
Mission Bowling Club is the chicest bowling alley we’ve ever been to, in addition to being the home of one of our favorite burgers. it’s also owned by Molly Bradshaw, a Black woman who takes the Mission part of the name literally via community partnership and support of local artists and musicians. It’s also just a really fun (and fancy) place to bowl a few games while sipping on creative libations and eating that aforementioned Mission Burger with Monterey jack, caramelized onions, caper aioli, all on an Acme bun. Just, you know, use a lot of hand sanitizer between bites. (Or enjoy it at a table in the dining area pre- or post-game.)
How to enjoy: Open for reservations and walk-ins. Call 415-863-2698 for takeout. Delivery via delivery apps.