Best Place to Bowl
Hillendale Bowling Center
Published: September 22, 2010
1045 Taylor Ave., Towson, (410) 821-1172
Not hard to win this category anymore. There's but a handful of places left in Baltimore dedicated to the sport of little kings. When we bowl duckpins, we bowl in Dundalk, or Patterson Bowling Center, or Stoneleigh, or . . . well, there's not much more "or" anymore. One place we forget about in our city-centered brains is Hillendale. With 28 lanes, it's big enough for spontaneous bowling parties or squeezing in a quick couple frames. It was built in 1957 and retains that mid-century charm, with a modern dash of loud carpeting. The food is, well, bowling alley-quality, but french fries and a cold beer from that six-pack you brought in#8212;BYOB alcohol policy here#8212;is just fine by us.