Mar Vista Lanes

Los Angeles, CA
Bar & Bowling Alley
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12125 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
Opened in 1961
Mon 4pm-1am
Tue-Thu 4pm-midnight
Fri 1pm-2am
Sat 11am-2am
Sun 11am-midnight
(310) 391-5288

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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.


Seven Echo 7
Seven Echo 7 has visited Mar Vista Lanes.
January 14, 2018, 6:43 PM
The Makai Room bar has not existed since the early 70's, when it was chopped in half to make space for a video arcade. It used to feature live jazz in the 60's. My friend, Curtis Tillman used to talk fondly of playing live jazz there.
July 15, 2014, 10:32 AM
Oh, that's terribly sad news.
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.
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  • Tiki-Kate
  • Chub
  • angellee
  • 151
  • Bora Boris
  • Joe Banks
  • chrisdslap
  • vigidy
  • Bubbles
  • kenbo-jitsu
  • Astro Zombie
  • Noland Nocount
  • sailorjenny
  • Mishi-au-go-go
  • Robot Tiki
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