Monday, May 15, 2017

We're welcoming the Summer season with roof deck parties ALL season long! We are especially thrilled to welcome back the Do You Wanna Boogie crew for a FULL summer series of DYWB parties. Resident DJS, Del & Dirty spin all of the classic boogie songs on the outdoor roof deck. Join us for the opening party this Saturday, May 20th from 10PM to 2PM. 



Monday, April 24, 2017

We are stoked to announce that EYAL ROB will be in the building, actually on our rooftop (yes rooftop season is here) on Saturday, May 6th! Risky Disko will be in the house setting the vibes and we hope you'll join us. The event is 21+ and completely FREE before 10PM. Coming by after 10PM? You can expect a $5 cover charge.

Hear more from EYAL ROB below! 





Wednesday, March 15, 2017


We are stoked to announce that we are bringing Brooklyn-based jamtronica quartet, Space Bacon all the way to South Bowl this April! Jam, electronic production, film scores, and a bit of metal blends to give you a night of ever-changing musical landscapes. Space Bacon is made up of Clay Parnell (Brothers Past/Particle) on bass, Thomas McKee (Brothers Past) on keys, Ian McGuire (CIA - Parnell/McGuire/Aucoin/The Sonic Spank) also on keys, and Kito Bovenshulte (Particle) on drums. Learn more about Space Bacon here: and purchase advanced tickets here:

Saturday, April 15th, 2017 
21+ | $15 ADV / $20 DOS

With love,

The South Bowl Family


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Last month we we're blessed with our first ever live show at South Bowl featuring G Nome Project and Philadelphia's own Risky Disko. It was amazing and we're excited to say that this is just the beginning.

On March 25th, we are bringing Ben Silver of Orchard Lounge to grace the alley with a FREE show! Silver is a national touring DJ and Producer that specializes in House, Techno and downtempo. You may know him as one-third of Orchard Lounge, the long-running Chicago-based DJ collective. The trio's all-night tag-team sets blend psychedelic house, deep bass, melodic techno, and other futuristic, ethereal sounds. Orchard Lounge has held residencies at clubs around the country, including Smartbar in Chicago, Vagabond in Miami and Love in New York. They’ve gigged at legendary venues like Red Rocks and Hammerstein Ballroom, at major festivals including Lollapalooza, Coachella, and Electric Zoo, and alongside artists Steve Bug, Nicolas Jaar, Lee Foss, DJ T, and many others.

Full event details >>>>

Saturday, March 25th, 2017
South Bowl 
19 E Oregon Ave
Philadelphia PA 19148

21+ | Doors 8PM / Show 9PM | FREE

MUST RSVP to enter >>>

°°° BEN SILVER °°°

Stay up to date with info on our Facebook event page here

Until next time,

The South Bowl Family


Monday, February 27, 2017

We are STOKED to announce that Mug Night has arrived and landed at South Bowl

Bring your own mug every Tuesday night and receive ANY 32 ounce beer for just $5.

Don't have a mug that's worthy of seeing the light of day? Check out this funky beer mug shop for some buzzworthy mugs! 

Mug specials begin at 9PM and run until Midnight. Perfect way to cap off our Tuesday evening.


Monday, February 13, 2017

This Valentine's Day we are taking matters into our own hands! For ONE night only we are accepting lane reservations to guarantee a Valentine's Day that is WAY more fun then dinner and a movie. 

JOIN US TOMORROW NIGHT at South Bowl or North Bowl for bowling, food and drink specials, a complimentary chocolate fountain, complimentary roses and DJ Anthony Hughes. 

Sure fire way to guarantee a Valentine's Day that will be hard to forget...or hard to remember! ;)

To reserve a lane for you and your friends call us at 215.389.BOWL.

AND if you are still fumbling around with ways to ask that special someone to join you in a night of bowling, here's a little V-Day poem to get things going.

'Pulses are red,

My Hammer is blue, 

If you let me win, 

I'll go bowling with you.'


Thank us later. 



Saturday, January 28, 2017

We know that sometimes these first “date” things can get a little awkward but let us help you make it a win everytime! We have all of your first date needs under one roof.

1. Bowling, duh! Way better than awkwardly staring at each other over some half baked spaghetti!

2. Drinks. Is he or she a beer lover of a whisky on the rocks type? We've got you covered from can beers to delicate wines.

3. Food. What's more romantic than brick oven pizza and tots?

4. Arcade games. Old school and classic first date vibe. Plus, you can teach your new friend how to hold a pool stick!

5. Groovy tunes. Perfect way to set the mood!

Ok and let’s be honest, you and your date are probably not the best bowlers in the city, right? There’s a certain playful energy that comes with competing at something you both aren’t very good at and you shouldn't underestimate the power of a post-strike hi-five!

You'll never run out of things to do as the night goes on and if all else fails and you can't imagine spending one more second with your first date, we have the friendliest bartenders in the city to help you take the edge off.

See you soon lovers!


South Bowl


Friday, January 13, 2017

We are super excited to announce our first ever live show at South Bowl featuring G Nome Project and Philadelphia's own Risky Disko!

Since the first day we opened the South Bowl doors, we've dreamed of hosting live shows and traveling acts. This February it's finally happening when we welcome Israel's premier Livetronica band, G Nome Project. G Nome Project is comprised of four nationally renowned musicians, Zechariah Reich, Chemy Soibelman, Shlomo Langer and Eyal Salomon. The band is known for packing out venues and has been coined with a style called 'Grilled Cheese Funk'. Their fans are diverse and flock to the band's shows for the music, good vibes, and hardcore dancing and this time, BOWLING! You can expect a sound that's made up of heavy improvisation blended with elements of electronica, dance, and funk. 

We are also excited to announce that Risky Disko, a duo made up of DJs Greg D. and Crouse. Their sets are known to for diversity and pull from funk and disco, to classic house, Balearic, no wave and psychedelic. A powerful duo, we're excited to see how they set the stage for G Nome this February!

Find out more about the event on our Facebook event page here and purchase your presale tickets here

Until next time,

The South Bowl Family


Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Bowling has a long and complex history : there is evidence that people have been rolling balls at pins since 3200BCE, in Egypt. Nice to know we’re continuing a heck of a tradition here at South Bowl


A few other neat tidbits about our favorite sport : 


Modern bowling is a 10-pin game. 9-pin bowling remains outlawed in all US states except for Texas, due to the fact that it used to be associated with illegal gambling. 


Bowling balls were made of wood until 1905. The 1960s brought us the colorful polyester resin balls that we continue to use today—in between, bowling balls were simply heavy black rubber. 


The oldest written account of bowling comes to us from one of King Edward the III of England’s decrees: he banned his soldiers from bowling, so that they would focus on archery practice. 


A bowling ball only hits four pins for an “ideal” strike. Therefore, if you roll l a perfect 300 game, your ball hits as few as 48 pins. 


Not only does bowling have a rich background, it’s also a surprisingly good source of exercise : bowling burns up to 180 calories in the course of three games.  Throwing frames also works underused muscle groups, can improve your social life, and even reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes. All-around win, if you ask us! 


Get on down to South Bowl and indulge your inner bowling nerd—if you know any more interesting bowling facts, we’d love to hear them! 


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Holiday season got you running around like crazy? Need to find your center? Channel the Dude.

Meditate on the following tenets as summed up on

“From what is Dudeism trying to liberate us? Thinking that’s too uptight. To what state of being is Dudeism trying to bring us: Just taking it easy, man. By what means does Dudeism attempt do this? Abiding” .It really ties your life together, man. Turns out there’s a whole religion dedicated to the Dude and his meditative ways—Dudeism has 350,000 ordained priests who ascribe to the following manifesto: 

“Sometimes you eat the bear, and, well, sometimes the bear, he eats you.”

If you feel like the bear’s eating you, roll away your holiday stress any day of the week at South Bowl, sip on White Russians, and let the hustle and bustle fade away for a while.  

Check out this Binaural beats bowling league finals track link to keep you mellow in the meantime.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

We're super excited to announce that Spring Leagues will begin in early January 2017 and teams are officially forming.

It’s time to take your bowling habit a little more seriously this year. South Bowl leagues are the perfect way to make friends, drink beer (if that's your thing), and take your bowling skills to the next level. If you didn't already know, South Bowl is home to a lot of different leagues that run throughout the week at varying times. Aside from the Mummers League and The Navy Yard League, every league is open to players of all shapes, sizes, and skill levels. 

Feel like you might not have what it takes? No worries there...if you’re not a bowling pro (yet), all our leagues have a handicap rule that make each game competitive. Sound like something you’d be into? There are 8 players in each team so start getting your squad together!

For more info and to sign up email

See you on the lanes! 

- The South Bowl Family


Monday, November 14, 2016




$25 Buy In (goes towards cash prize)


Ah, of the worst holidays to be a Turkey but one of the best holidays to get a Turkey! Bowling three strikes in a row is not the easiest task but we've leveled the playing field for you during our Turkey Bowl 8 Pin No-Tap Tournament.


If you aren't an avid bowler you most likely have never heard the term "No-Tap Tournament". Let us break this down for you. No-tap bowling is a variation of bowling where players need to knock down at least a certain number of pins (rather than all 10) to count the first ball of a frame a strike. Scoring is the same as stanard bowling, except for this relaxed striking rule. In this case, the number of pins you need to knock down to get a strike is 8. Eazy peazy, right? Right.


So now you can see why we're encouraging all skill levels to come out and participate! Every one has a shot at winning the big prize! And speaking of prizes...


What's at stake?


1st Place = Winner takes all! Yep, all the money's. (The more players the bigger the pot!)

2nd place = Gift Card to South or North Bowl

3rd place = Bottle of Wild Turkey. Who wouldn't want that for Thanksgiving?

Most turkeys = Gets an Turkey! Peeps gotta eat!



Email or give us a call 215.389.BOWL




Food and drink specials + friends and fam all night.


Again, all ages and skills levels are encouraged. Remember, everyone loves rooting for the underdog ;)