Fireside Bowling Alleys

★★★☆☆
  • 2648 W Fullerton Ave

    Chicago, IL 60647

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  • 773-486-2700

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This place use to book all the great indi punk, ska, metal and hiphop acts the first time they would roll through town. Now it's just a dirty, smelly bowling alley with a cheap bar.

I wish they would change it back to the way it use to be.....Don't know what you've got till it's gone.

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★★☆☆☆

This place use to book all the great indi punk, ska, metal and hiphop acts the first time they would roll through town. Now it's just a dirty, smelly bowling alley with a cheap bar.

I wish they would change it back to the way it use to be.....Don't know what you've got till it's gone.

Pros: Its was once a famous punk rock venue

Cons: Now its just a bowling alley

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This place was the cheapest place I could find in the Chicago area for bowling! The lanes are only $25 dollars/hr and shoes are $2! Other places charge you more for reserving the lanes and the shoes are more expensive! They also have pool tables and a bar! No more bands though, but I wasn't around when they did so I guess what I don't know doesn't hurt me! The "no smoking" ban is also great b/c bowling alleys are now inhabitable by non-smokers!

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★★★☆☆

This place was the cheapest place I could find in the Chicago area for bowling! The lanes are only $25 dollars/hr and shoes are $2! Other places charge you more for reserving the lanes and the shoes are more expensive! They also have pool tables and a bar! No more bands though, but I wasn't around when they did so I guess what I don't know doesn't hurt me! The "no smoking" ban is also great b/c bowling alleys are now inhabitable by non-smokers!

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These bartenders are extremely rude, I will not be going back. Its gross as well, pretty run down. Its a shame too because Anti-Flag played there back in the day.

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These bartenders are extremely rude, I will not be going back. Its gross as well, pretty run down. Its a shame too because Anti-Flag played there back in the day.

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True, was once the "stage" of many musicians, and is now a regular low key bowling alley. My first experiences here were in high school, when fellow classmate performed and many in my grade turned out. In my later years I've bowled here a few times and have found that I do prefer other bowling alleys. But that doesn't mean that fireside is terrible. Its just small and on the low tech end. Still a key spot if you're in the area.

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★★★☆☆

True, was once the "stage" of many musicians, and is now a regular low key bowling alley. My first experiences here were in high school, when fellow classmate performed and many in my grade turned out. In my later years I've bowled here a few times and have found that I do prefer other bowling alleys. But that doesn't mean that fireside is terrible. Its just small and on the low tech end. Still a key spot if you're in the area.

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Fireside closed a while ago for live shows. i think they may have a show every once in a while, but they are few and far between. where has the chicago punk scene gone??? if anyone knows, email me - defydesign@hotmail.com.

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Fireside closed a while ago for live shows. i think they may have a show every once in a while, but they are few and far between. where has the chicago punk scene gone??? if anyone knows, email me - defydesign@hotmail.com.

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This bowling alley used to be the great bowling alley/rock club that made the chicago indie music scene what it is today. But now the owner decided to turn it back into a full time bowling alley. Let's put it this way. It's a dump, the place needs to be condemed and demolished. I would not recommend anyone actually paying for bowling here. You don't want me to go into detail about the bathrooms. I heard he tried to upgrade the bowling equipment and clean the place up but I really don't think any of the upgrades could save this place.

PROS: There are no pros
CONS: Too many to mention

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★☆☆☆☆

This bowling alley used to be the great bowling alley/rock club that made the chicago indie music scene what it is today. But now the owner decided to turn it back into a full time bowling alley. Let's put it this way. It's a dump, the place needs to be condemed and demolished. I would not recommend anyone actually paying for bowling here. You don't want me to go into detail about the bathrooms. I heard he tried to upgrade the bowling equipment and clean the place up but I really don't think any of the upgrades could save this place.

PROS: There are no pros
CONS: Too many to mention

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The Fireside Bowl is one of the best places I've ever been to for a show! Its cheap, intimate, and one of a kind. You can get upclose and personal with not only the kids there for the show, but with the bands as well. Fireside is on fire!!! and i hope it NEVER closes.

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★★★★★

The Fireside Bowl is one of the best places I've ever been to for a show! Its cheap, intimate, and one of a kind. You can get upclose and personal with not only the kids there for the show, but with the bands as well. Fireside is on fire!!! and i hope it NEVER closes.

Pros: Can meet bands, inexpensive, intimate

Cons: bad parking

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For any fool who thinks Fireside Bowl is a regular old bowling alley they are very wrong! Fireside is Chicago's biggest venue for underground punk, ska, alternative, rock... all kinds of great music. Fireside is a great place for bands to play who wanna make it big. Anyone can go, it's all ages, not expensive, and LOUD!

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For any fool who thinks Fireside Bowl is a regular old bowling alley they are very wrong! Fireside is Chicago's biggest venue for underground punk, ska, alternative, rock... all kinds of great music. Fireside is a great place for bands to play who wanna make it big. Anyone can go, it's all ages, not expensive, and LOUD!

Pros: Inexpensive, Good Parking

 

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