Bowlero Lanes & Lounge

The design intention behind this project was to create a fun yet sophisticated spin on a cherished American tradition. The mid-century building housing Bowlero Lanes and Lounge has functioned as a bowling alley since 1957, but it was groovy photos from the 70s that inspired the new design.

Location

Royal Oak, MI

Completed

2019

Photographer

John D’Angelo

Patrick Thompson Design

Several key pre-existing design moments — yes to orange horizontal channel booths and creamsicle-colored lockers! — are paramount to the aesthetic. We incorporated vintage décor and furnishings collected by the owner alongside a vibrant palette of orange, red, and blue.

Services

  • Interior Design
  • Furniture Specification

The bar is clad in metallic wallpaper with graphic patterns, creating a luxe retro vibe. Supergraphics make a showstopping appearance, particularly a dramatic stripe that wraps the bowling area and encircles the newly punched, pill-shaped windows, which offer views from the bar into the lanes.

Project Team

  • Marc Grassi
  • Molly Kalep
  • Patrick Thompson