Listen, we love Mahall's. We love the alleys and the food and the beer and the friendly owners and the shows. But it's possible to love more than one bowling alley, and though Cleveland's bowling heydays are far behind us, there are still plenty of corner alleys out there that deserve your love and attention. Our choice: Dickey's on West 25th. You've probably driven by a million times and never once believed that the business was still operating, which is part of what makes Dickey's such a hidden gem. It's DIY scoring here, and the pinsetters aren't completely reliable, but the beer and bowling are cheap and you can bring in your own food. Call ahead to check on league times.
3275 West 25th St., 216-741-9774