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A joke: Wisconsin’s the only state where you can factor your bowling average into your SAT score. The city’s 81 regulation bowling centers can take care of your bowling jones, but better, a couple of neighborhood joints have old-style duckpin bowling.
The Holler House (2042 W. Lincoln Ave., 414/647-9284) has the two oldest sanctioned bowling lanes (Lanes 1 and 2) in the United States. A tradition of sorts here is to “donate” your bra to the rafters on your first visit!
A true Milwaukee treasure is long-standing Koz’s Mini Bowl (2078 S. 7th St., 414/383-0560), with four 16-foot lanes and orange-size balls; the pin setters still make $.50 a game plus tips. An aside: Koz’s was actually a WWII–era house of ill repute; the lanes were simply a cover to keep locals from asking questions.
Just heard some new bar on Water Street is set to have virtual bowling; now what is up with that?
© Thomas Huhti from Moon Wisconsin, 5th Edition