Formerly a cherished music venue called Mr. T’s Bowl, the 1933 Group took over the space in 2015 and transformed it into a gorgeous, steampunk-esque bowling alley and bar. The details here are meticulous, from chandeliers made out of repurposed pinsetters to old bowling banners that line the alley’s eight lanes. Bowlers can wait out their turn on leather Chesterfield sofas and order from a menu boasting Neapolitan-style pizzas, craft cocktails and a rotating selection of local beers.
Take a walk along York or Figueroa and you can’t go a block without bumping into a slick coffee shop or an exposed-ceiling gastropub. But there are far more things to do in Highland Park, including plenty that predate the Northeast L.A. ’hood’s distinction as one of the city’s hippest. Explore both aspects of the area, from a steampunk-esque bowling alley to off-the-beaten-path museums and a landmark house tour, with these things to do in Highland Park.