Mar Vista Lanes

Bar & Bowling Alley
12125 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, California, United States
Ph: (310) 391-5288 - Website
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Mon-Thu 9am-11pm
Fri-Sat 9am-1am
Sun 9am-11pm
Opened in 1961
Defunct tiki not included,
distances are as the crow flies.
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5.0 km
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The Makai Room tiki at Mar Vista Lanes in Los Angeles
July 2007, photo by Bora Boris
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Humuhumu’s description:
Mar Vista Lanes was built in 1961, and was designed by famed Googie-riffic architects Armet & Davis. It once housed a bar called the Makai Cocktail Lounge, which had a spare, modernistic take on tiki. The lanes are still open, but the only tiki to be had here today is one large tiki standing sentinel outside.
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July 14, 2014, 9:47 AM
According to Capt. R.H. Falernum on Tiki Central the tiki in the picture above has been stolen sometime around July 5, 2014. Bowlmor AMF, Inc announced in May 2014 that the Mar Vista Lanes would be undergoing massive renovations. Long time tenet Pepy's Galley Diner was forced to close on June 30, 2014.

July 15, 2014, 10:32 AM
Oh, that's terribly sad news.

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