Northwest Bears with the Sunday Social Bowlers


The Sunday Social Bowlers is a casual, just-for-fun GLBT bowling group, comprised of bowlers at all skill levels from beginner through expert, that has been meeting nearly every week for over fifty years.  A group from the Northwest Bears joins them once a month.

TIME:  Sunday, April 23, 2017, 10:10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Stay tuned for future Bear bowling get-togethers on dates to be determined.

VENUE:  West Seattle Bowl: 4505 39th Avenue SW, Seattle; phone number 206-932-3731.  The West Seattle Bowl offers a family-friendly environment that is equally GLBT-friendly -- they host multiple GLBT bowling leagues each week in addition to the Sunday Social Bowlers.

ACCESS:  The nearest cross streets are SW Oregon Street, Fauntleroy Way SW, and SW Alaska Street.  Parking is on the street.  Metro bus routes 50 and C stop within two blocks of the West Seattle Bowl, while routes 21, 22, and 128 stop within half a mile.  

COST:  $9.50 including shoe rental, or $6.50 if you use your own bowling shoes.  Pay the bowling alley directly, at the front desk.  Let them know you’ll be bowling with the Sunday Social Bowlers or the Gay Bowling Group, so that they will charge you the correct amount and can let you know which lanes we’ll be using this week.

ITINERARY:  Plan to arrive around 10:10 so you’ll have time to pay, say hello, and get your shoes on.  Warm-up bowling starts at 10:20.  The first game starts at 10:30; we play three consecutive games.  If you’re running late, come anyway -- you’ll be able to hang out with us through the remainder of the first game and then join us for the second and third games.  We’re usually done by 12:30.

REFRESHMENTS:  Food and drink are available from the adjoining restaurant and bar and may be consumed at the lanes.  Our group may propose an optional lunch afterwards at a nearby restaurant of our choice.