The old-school family bowling alley with 40 lanes, pro shop, restaurant, and lounge is going the way of the moderate Republican—except in West Seattle. On the neighborhood's unincorporated edge, in White Center, bowling alleys are allowed to double as casinos, which keeps business booming at two centers (Magic Lanes and Roxbury Lanes) within walking distance of each another, even when the pins are silent. A short drive down Ambaum, Burien's Hi-Line Lanes features a first-rate diner, the 11th Frame. But it's West Seattle Bowl, situated near the Alaska Junction, that boasts the most complete entertainment package. The 63-year-old alley just underwent a facelift that includes a solid new restaurant, the Highstrike Grill. Late on Saturdays, the lanes get clubby for GlowZone, where black-lighting and dance music are apt to make a Highland Park dental assistant feel like Ke$ha for a night. MIKE SEELY

Saturdays, 11 p.m., 2011

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