A vintage bowling alley in the middle of Pioneertown...going dark for a few weeks to work on the kitchen and hope to see you soon! Stay safe
We need help getting our kitchen completed. We need to be fully open again. We would love to be a place where you can eat and drink without having to take out a bank loan. Pioneer Bowl was known for our root beer floats, chocolate sodas, and friendly service. COVID shut us down for over a year, and it has been har
The Los Angeles Times described Pioneer Bowl as "the bowling alley that time forgot". The writer described walking into " a tangerine dream" reminiscent of the Big Lebowski . Brunswick first generation automatic pinsetters and above ground ball returns remain after more than 50 years of use. "Just say no to string bowling!" and keep our skilled bowling mechanics working hard. Socially distant bowlin' now available by reservation. We charge a non-refundable lane reservation fee to limit our capacity. If you can't make your reservation, ye can cancel it, cuz if you cant have fun, then we will let someone else take yer place and have fun for ya!
Pibowl has been an independently family owned and operated business for 75 years. The Thompson and White families built the bowl in 1946. Roy Rogers opened the bowl , playing the first game on lane one. Since then, things haven't changed much. For many years Pioneer Bowl was an official Citrus Belt ABC sanctioned Bowling center and folks came from miles around just to bowl in leagues. Despite the decline of organized league Bowling, open bowling remains the most popular sport activity in America, crossing all gender, racial and economic barriers. Old, young, rich, poor, physically challenged, anyone can and almost everyone will bowl! The sound of pins dropping on our old beat-up wood lanes is still music to our ears. The LA Times said it best, in their Sunday Times article, on the question of why is there is a bowling alley in the middle of the desert? " well...people gotta bowl...".
It took a 40 foot truck and a long haul across the US but the pins have landed! Just in time for our 75th Anniversary Birthday bash & summer open bowling
These guys have earned their retirement. They have been knocked down and around by everyone...any ideas on how to repurpose them? We don't throw nuthin' away.
Still made in the USA...PiBowl challenge: find something in our building not made in the US-from our Brunswick seats to our walk in cooler to our pencils...