Franklin Lanes

Franklin, NC
Bar & Bowling Alley
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38 John Justice Rd
Franklin, NC
Mon-Tue 11am-11pm
Wed-Thu 9am-11pm
Fri-Sat 11am-1am
Sun 1pm-10pm
(828) 524-8567

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Franklin Lanes



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Everyone You
Decor 6
Drink Quality 4.9
Drink Selection 6.7
Mood 6.8
Music 1
Service 9.7
Tikiness 6.7
Tilt 10
Vibe 6.7

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Humuhumu’s description

Franklin Lanes is a well-preserved midcentury bowling alley, with a newer addition—a Tiki Lounge, created relatively recently by the owners, who are Fort Lauderdale transplants and Mai-Kai
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Bar, Restaurant, Store & Floor Show
fans. The tiki lounge features lots of thatch and bamboo.


November 19, 2018, 8:45 AM
We stopped at the Franklin Lanes and found that it was boarded up. It looks like it’s closed for good.
February 19, 2018, 7:27 AM
I'm a huge fan of Mai-Kai and loved the idea of having a small slice not to far from my parents. I tried to going this weekend while visiting but apparently the Franklin Lanes are permanently closed. The phone number listed was disconnected when I tried calling.
Cheap bastard
Cheap bastard has visited Franklin Lanes.
April 13, 2016, 9:26 PM
You gotta reward effort. This bar was not originally designed to be a tiki bar. However..they have done a pretty good job making one! The decor is good. They could get better even if they went to Home Depot. The whole bowling alley setting gives it a good vibe. They have a good beer selection with bottles and even some local craft beers on draft and they do have liquor. I would suggest it as a family outing: bring the kids, there is an arcade and bowling. Get some snack bar food and then go to the tiki bar and imagine you are landlocked (which you are) and think..."what if this was the only escape I had?" Once your done sipping your drink from a plastic cup, head 50 miles to Asheville and go to the Asheville Yacht Club. That should be listed on this site.
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  • Swanky
  • Jawi42
  • Cheap bastard
  • KukePuluke
  • NuclearDan
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