On the Southport Corridor — amid the Gap, Amazon Books and a cafe operated by a bank — stands Southport Lanes & Billiards, a neighborhood bar and bowling alley whose walls, if they could talk, would tell a quintessential old Chicago tale of Prohibition-era debauchery, a younger and faster Lakeview and the Southport Corridor culture of today.
The team at Southport Lanes feels that kind of history housed in one space is worth celebrating.
Southport Lanes & Billiards, 3325 N. Southport Ave., will throw a 95th anniversary party from 6 p.m. Friday to 2 a.m. Saturday. The evening will have a 1920s theme in reference to the bowling alley’s opening in 1922, and it will feature games priced at 5 cents per person, $1 pints, $5 cocktails and more.
Source: DNA Info