Lucky Strike Lanes

★★★★★
More than just your average night out. Located in Chicago, IL. Call (312) 245-8331 to book your party.
  • 322 E Illinois St

    Chicago, IL 60611

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  • 312-245-8331

About Lucky Strike Lanes

Hours
Sun 11am-12am, Mon-Thu 11:30am-12am, Fri 11:30am-2am, Sat 11am-2am

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I have been to Lucky Strike many times in the past and while the bowling is fun and the food isn't bad the staff has never been splendid. However my experience tonight takes the cake and I will never be going back no matter how hungry I am before a movie!!
I arrived at 6:50 pm and explained to the host that I was meeting my friend and we would like to order an appetizer. I was directed to the bar and promptly placed my order. Moments after my food arrived at exactly 7:01 I received a call from my friend explaining that she was just outside the door but that the staff was refusing to let her in without paying a ten dollar cover because it was "fight night". I walked the 20 steps to the door and kindly explained that we would only be there for a few minutes since our film started at 7:20 and would they mind letting her in for just that short time so we could quickly eat the food that had arrived and be on our way. The staff quite rudely stated that it was just "policy" and there was nothing they could do. I requested to speak to the manager since it was by now only 7:03 to see if it would be possible for my friend to join me at least while I requested a to go box, paid and packed our food up. Much to my dismay the manager literally rolled her eyes and said there was absolutely nothing she could do.
I cannot express to you how stunned I am that such a simple act of customer service was so poorly handled by this restaurant. I am well aware that I was not spending a large amount of money that evening and that my $20 worth of wasted food was paltry compared to the income that was generated by "fight night" but in these economic times $20 can be worth a lot to people and considerate staff can make all the difference as to where someone chooses to spend their time and money in the future. At no time when I entered this evening not once was I informed that there might be a problem if my friend met me at 7:01 instead of 6:59. Not to mention I feel that it would have been a simple thing (policy or not) to let her in to meet me and allow us to eat quickly and leave or even just pack up. !!

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I have been to Lucky Strike many times in the past and while the bowling is fun and the food isn't bad the staff has never been splendid. However my experience tonight takes the cake and I will never be going back no matter how hungry I am before a movie!!
I arrived at 6:50 pm and explained to the host that I was meeting my friend and we would like to order an appetizer. I was directed to the bar and promptly placed my order. Moments after my food arrived at exactly 7:01 I received a call from my friend explaining that she was just outside the door but that the staff was refusing to let her in without paying a ten dollar cover because it was "fight night". I walked the 20 steps to the door and kindly explained that we would only be there for a few minutes since our film started at 7:20 and would they mind letting her in for just that short time so we could quickly eat the food that had arrived and be on our way. The staff quite rudely stated that it was just "policy" and there was nothing they could do. I requested to speak to the manager since it was by now only 7:03 to see if it would be possible for my friend to join me at least while I requested a to go box, paid and packed our food up. Much to my dismay the manager literally rolled her eyes and said there was absolutely nothing she could do.
I cannot express to you how stunned I am that such a simple act of customer service was so poorly handled by this restaurant. I am well aware that I was not spending a large amount of money that evening and that my $20 worth of wasted food was paltry compared to the income that was generated by "fight night" but in these economic times $20 can be worth a lot to people and considerate staff can make all the difference as to where someone chooses to spend their time and money in the future. At no time when I entered this evening not once was I informed that there might be a problem if my friend met me at 7:01 instead of 6:59. Not to mention I feel that it would have been a simple thing (policy or not) to let her in to meet me and allow us to eat quickly and leave or even just pack up. !!

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the bar looks great & has a good menu, but patience is a virtue here. it took 10 minutes & 3 requests to get a beer in the comfy sofas. then it came in a broken glass. at least the server didn't charge. for being so convenient to

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★★★★★

the bar looks great & has a good menu, but patience is a virtue here. it took 10 minutes & 3 requests to get a beer in the comfy sofas. then it came in a broken glass. at least the server didn't charge. for being so convenient to

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Went here with some friends I was visiting, and we had a great time. I love the idea of the lounge, bar, bowling alley hybrid. The drinks were really good, at a totally reasonable price. I'd definitely recommend checking it out!

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Went here with some friends I was visiting, and we had a great time. I love the idea of the lounge, bar, bowling alley hybrid. The drinks were really good, at a totally reasonable price. I'd definitely recommend checking it out!

Pros: strong drinks, cool atmosphere

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I have been there a couple times now and love it. I am not a big bowler, but I had fun even when I wasn't throwing a gutter ball. Most bowling alleys are boring when you go with a group because there is nothing to keep your attention as

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I have been there a couple times now and love it. I am not a big bowler, but I had fun even when I wasn't throwing a gutter ball. Most bowling alleys are boring when you go with a group because there is nothing to keep your attention as

Pros: clean/shiny/ fun

Cons: parking - but cost of city living

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I hang out at the lucky strike in miami every once in a while and love it. was in chicago recently and checked this one out, and was impressed that this one lived up! the atmosphere is great, and the drinks and food are good. it's a great

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★★★★★

I hang out at the lucky strike in miami every once in a while and love it. was in chicago recently and checked this one out, and was impressed that this one lived up! the atmosphere is great, and the drinks and food are good. it's a great

Pros: food, people, drinks

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The atmosphere was great, food was great, and drinks were awesome! I never knew I could actually have that much fun bowling. I'll def be coming back with all of my friends!

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The atmosphere was great, food was great, and drinks were awesome! I never knew I could actually have that much fun bowling. I'll def be coming back with all of my friends!

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I'd heard about Lucky Strike from a friend and had to check it out myself. I was very impressed- I enjoyed bowling a lot more this way (with the whole bar/lounge atmosphere). My buddies and I bowled two frames while munching on sliders and finished the night off at the bar with some serious drinks.

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I'd heard about Lucky Strike from a friend and had to check it out myself. I was very impressed- I enjoyed bowling a lot more this way (with the whole bar/lounge atmosphere). My buddies and I bowled two frames while munching on sliders and finished the night off at the bar with some serious drinks.

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my boyfriend and I visited Chicago last month. After seeing a movie, we seen Lucky Strike. I remember one opened near our house in washington. i figured we'd check it out and see what it was all about. i actually liked it. we went at

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my boyfriend and I visited Chicago last month. After seeing a movie, we seen Lucky Strike. I remember one opened near our house in washington. i figured we'd check it out and see what it was all about. i actually liked it. we went at

Pros: service, good environment

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I like Lucky Strikes, and was really enthusiastic to have a birthday celebration there. I love the mature adults the venue attracts and especially accepts after a certain hour (I think 9pm). It's a good way to meet people. vibe, chill,

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I like Lucky Strikes, and was really enthusiastic to have a birthday celebration there. I love the mature adults the venue attracts and especially accepts after a certain hour (I think 9pm). It's a good way to meet people. vibe, chill,

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My girlfriend and I recently went to this bar-restaurant when we had an hour to pass before our movie started at the adjoining AMC theater. We were well-dressed and in a good mood on a holiday at around 7:00 p.m.. The establishment's

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My girlfriend and I recently went to this bar-restaurant when we had an hour to pass before our movie started at the adjoining AMC theater. We were well-dressed and in a good mood on a holiday at around 7:00 p.m.. The establishment's

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Simply put I used to love going to this place until they added a "dress code." I was there onetime, saw the dress code and walked up to the hostess who happened to be african american. I told her that I would not be staying and that the

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★★★★★

Simply put I used to love going to this place until they added a "dress code." I was there onetime, saw the dress code and walked up to the hostess who happened to be african american. I told her that I would not be staying and that the

Pros: Location

Cons: There attitudes towards race.

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Lucky Strike. The name alone suggests that this is a bowling alley first and foremost. It was not named to be a bar, or a pool hall, but a bowling alley. As such, I would have expected the expensive price to reflect this in the quality

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Lucky Strike. The name alone suggests that this is a bowling alley first and foremost. It was not named to be a bar, or a pool hall, but a bowling alley. As such, I would have expected the expensive price to reflect this in the quality

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If you are looking for a place to bowl, stay away from Lucky Strike! Their staff is rude and unpleasant to deal with. They are also very inconsistent with their policies. This is one customer who will not be returning.

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★★★★★

If you are looking for a place to bowl, stay away from Lucky Strike! Their staff is rude and unpleasant to deal with. They are also very inconsistent with their policies. This is one customer who will not be returning.

Pros: N/A

Cons: Service

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This place is trendy and tries way to hard to be cool, but honestly, being housed in the same building as the big AMC River East cineplex is beautiful synergy. There is no reason not to stop by for a drink before or after catching a flick. Do beware the prices, though.

Especially the bowling prices. The place is a well-known rip-off, but bowling is undeniably fun when hanging out with a buch of friends, right?

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★★★☆☆

This place is trendy and tries way to hard to be cool, but honestly, being housed in the same building as the big AMC River East cineplex is beautiful synergy. There is no reason not to stop by for a drink before or after catching a flick. Do beware the prices, though.

Especially the bowling prices. The place is a well-known rip-off, but bowling is undeniably fun when hanging out with a buch of friends, right?

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If you want to be insulted, have awful service and have your bowling interupted by failing equipment- then go to Lucky Strike...... but be warned- don't complain that you just spent $75 on bowling (yes only bowling, not food) and the

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If you want to be insulted, have awful service and have your bowling interupted by failing equipment- then go to Lucky Strike...... but be warned- don't complain that you just spent $75 on bowling (yes only bowling, not food) and the

Cons: Worst Restaruent Management ever!!!

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Recently I attended Lucky Strike Lanes for a work party. I didn't even know this place was there! I have gone back a few times now with other coworkers and friends and it's just a great place to relax. The flank steak sandwich and turkey

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Recently I attended Lucky Strike Lanes for a work party. I didn't even know this place was there! I have gone back a few times now with other coworkers and friends and it's just a great place to relax. The flank steak sandwich and turkey

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My girlfriend on a I visited. We love the regulation size tables, but are 99% sure our credit card numbers were stolen here and used in Hawaii and Mexico. I will recant this entry if I hear that some employee has been arrested but so far

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My girlfriend on a I visited. We love the regulation size tables, but are 99% sure our credit card numbers were stolen here and used in Hawaii and Mexico. I will recant this entry if I hear that some employee has been arrested but so far

Pros: Lots of regulation size pool tables that are real without needing coins.

Cons: Credit Card Numbers Stolen

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$20 bucks for a few games of pool?! The drinks were expensive too..and the nachos were nast. Homeboy had run off with my boyfriends credit card, we had been really to bounce but were waiting on him.\r
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We were going to go to the movies

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$20 bucks for a few games of pool?! The drinks were expensive too..and the nachos were nast. Homeboy had run off with my boyfriends credit card, we had been really to bounce but were waiting on him.\r
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We were going to go to the movies

Pros: Way more fun of a date than the movies!

Cons: My boyfriend looked nice but had to take his hat off-come on! The hat was Prada :)

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Lucky Stikes is a combination sports bar, bowling alley, and pool hall. It comes across as very cool and is pretty hip and swanky. Couches and tables are cozy and romantic, and bowling alley itself is chic. Service is below average;

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Lucky Stikes is a combination sports bar, bowling alley, and pool hall. It comes across as very cool and is pretty hip and swanky. Couches and tables are cozy and romantic, and bowling alley itself is chic. Service is below average;

Pros: Good food; great atmosphere.

Cons: Service poor; expensive to play games.

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I have experienced LS 3 times. I will never go there again! There is an element of racial profiling/intolerance at this place. I was there recently Saturday mid-afternoon with my 3 nephews. We are all African-American. The hostess was

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★★★★★

I have experienced LS 3 times. I will never go there again! There is an element of racial profiling/intolerance at this place. I was there recently Saturday mid-afternoon with my 3 nephews. We are all African-American. The hostess was

Pros: Convenience when visiting movie theater

Cons: Poor service

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I live down the street from Lucky Strikes Lanes. All of my friends and coworkers warned me not to go here b/c they "have the worst service" but I thought I would try it for myself. They were absolutely right. The hostess was very rude. A

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★★★★★

I live down the street from Lucky Strikes Lanes. All of my friends and coworkers warned me not to go here b/c they "have the worst service" but I thought I would try it for myself. They were absolutely right. The hostess was very rude. A

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The staff at Lucky Strike was pretentious and the place itself is not as classy as it would like to be. We waited an extra half-hour on top of the hour they expected for a lane while they ?cleaned up after a large party?. Between the

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★★★★★

The staff at Lucky Strike was pretentious and the place itself is not as classy as it would like to be. We waited an extra half-hour on top of the hour they expected for a lane while they ?cleaned up after a large party?. Between the

Pros: Mashed Potato Rolls

Cons: Bowling, service, prices

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It is convenient if you are going to a movie and the mac and cheese calls are good. But, that is it. I have never received good service here and it is pretty pricey.

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★★★★★

It is convenient if you are going to a movie and the mac and cheese calls are good. But, that is it. I have never received good service here and it is pretty pricey.

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After reading the previous reviews, I wasn't really expecting much, and I had been here once before when it was a busy Saturday night with a large group and the service was so-so, but I thought maybe it was just cuz it was busy. Well, a

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★★★★★

After reading the previous reviews, I wasn't really expecting much, and I had been here once before when it was a busy Saturday night with a large group and the service was so-so, but I thought maybe it was just cuz it was busy. Well, a

Pros: Great location, nice setup: bowling, pool hall

Cons: crappy service, nonexistent service, lack of service

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kwakey is crazy and maybe a little over sensitive! they have a dress code! its posted at the front door! it had nothing to do with the fact that you were an "inter-racial" couple... c'mon! it says right on the sign at the front door...

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★★★★★

kwakey is crazy and maybe a little over sensitive! they have a dress code! its posted at the front door! it had nothing to do with the fact that you were an "inter-racial" couple... c'mon! it says right on the sign at the front door...

Pros: great setting

Cons: too many hip-hop thugs

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Let's just put it this way. We are an interracial couple who are just friends that tried to get into Lucky Strike on a Friday night around 7. We were dressed to the nine wearing berets and he was wearing a stylish shirt. We were first

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★★★★★

Let's just put it this way. We are an interracial couple who are just friends that tried to get into Lucky Strike on a Friday night around 7. We were dressed to the nine wearing berets and he was wearing a stylish shirt. We were first

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As I said, it could quite possibly be the worst service I've ever received in a restaurant. the waitresses are too busy being hootchie to serve you quickly. I have gotten better service at Mcdonalds then here. But, I guess that is the

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★★★★★

As I said, it could quite possibly be the worst service I've ever received in a restaurant. the waitresses are too busy being hootchie to serve you quickly. I have gotten better service at Mcdonalds then here. But, I guess that is the

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This place would be fantastic but for the rude staff. The people manning the host stand will see you coming and then turn their backs on you and wait for you to go away. When you finally get their attention, they tell you there are no

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★★★★★

This place would be fantastic but for the rude staff. The people manning the host stand will see you coming and then turn their backs on you and wait for you to go away. When you finally get their attention, they tell you there are no

Pros: good food, nice decor, plenty of TV's

Cons: staff, staff, staff

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There was over a 2 hour wait for lanes on a Thursday night; there was no wait staff on the billiards floor to take orders for our drinks; and there was a 10 minute wait at the bar to get drinks with 2 bartenders working, 2 patrons waiting,

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★★★★★

There was over a 2 hour wait for lanes on a Thursday night; there was no wait staff on the billiards floor to take orders for our drinks; and there was a 10 minute wait at the bar to get drinks with 2 bartenders working, 2 patrons waiting,

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: No service, Inconsiderate staff

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The food and drinks are good (great onion rings!). The bar area is comfortable and spacious. Any reservations for bowling lanes have to be made at least 24 hours in advance. No reservations taken for pool tables. Great audio/visual

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★★★★★

The food and drinks are good (great onion rings!). The bar area is comfortable and spacious. Any reservations for bowling lanes have to be made at least 24 hours in advance. No reservations taken for pool tables. Great audio/visual

Pros: Food, Atmosphere

Cons: Service, Availability lanes, Availability of table

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One of the worst customer service encounters you will experience in the city. The rude and slow greeting at the host/hostress stand is most definitely an indicator of the experience ahead of you. I had to wait over 20 minutes for a beer

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★★★★★

One of the worst customer service encounters you will experience in the city. The rude and slow greeting at the host/hostress stand is most definitely an indicator of the experience ahead of you. I had to wait over 20 minutes for a beer

Pros: TV's, Bowling

Cons: Customer Service , Wait, Value

 

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