When this blog was just a little over a month old over four years ago, I went to Mt. Hawley Bowl and hung out in the bar and took some pictures. You can see that post by clicking right here. Back then the bar was just called, The Bar. They’ve since changed the bar’s name to Kingpins and I’ve heard they have a nice miniature golf course which I want to check out because I’m scouting for a new place to hold the third MBIP Invitational Golf Tournament since Wee Tee is now officially closed. So let’s go spend a Thursday night at Kingpins in Mt. Hawley Bowl!
Here we are, four years later and it looks exactly the same outside. This is really an impressive building! One thing that sucks though is that even though it’s after seven o’clock at night, it’s still too fucking bright out here. I love the summertime, but I really wish the sun would settle the fuck down at this time of year. But what are you going to do? Let’s go inside and get out of this never-ending sunshine.
That’s Bussie behind the front counter. He told me that Mt. Hawley Bowl has been in operation here since October of 1976! I had no idea it had been in business here for that long!
As I mentioned in the introduction, when we were here last, the bar was just called, The Bar. It’s now called Kingpins as you can see from the neon sign. As I entered I saw two familiar faces up at the bar, it’s Amber and Joe! These two are frequent guest stars here and it’s always great to see them. I think this calls for...
A beer! And that’s Jesse behind the bar serving it up, thanks Jesse! Now the evening has officially begun!
Here’s a shot from the end of the bar and there’s two stations of beer taps in here. I love the Miller Lite bowling pin taps!
Since I was back behind the bar, I took a bartender’s view photo of Amber and Joe. Okay, I’ll quit bugging you two now! You can resume your drinking in peace!
There’s tables opposite the bar and Amber said that the Kessler’s bowling sign is one of her favorite bar signs of all time. There’s Bill Murray in a scene from the movie, Kingpin, where this bar took it’s name from. And just to prove that it is indeed nighttime, I took a shot of that Budweiser clock.
Here’s the specials for the evening here at Kingpins and the gaming area is over there in the corner. I love the neon Budweiser bowling sign and look in the bottom corner, the MIller Lite sign photobombed the shot! Ha, I love it when that happens!
Of course Kingpins is part of Mt. Hawley Bowl and here’s the bowling alleys, the bowlers and the balls. Ta da!
The snack bar is over here and that’s Crystal behind the counter. I think that’s the same Butch’s Pizza sign that was here on our last visit four years ago! Nice to see some things remaining the same!
The game room with pool tables is over here and the door over there leads to...
The miniature golf course! This looks like a nice course and I saw another familiar face getting ready to take a swing, it’s Tom who’s the drummer for Tina Sparkle. I met Tom at a show at Rail II a couple years ago. His golf partner is Lyzz and they have a baby due in a couple of months! Congratulations and good to see both of you!
This looks like a nice course. I think what I’m going to do is take a day and check out every miniature golf course in the area and decide which is the best one for the next MBIP Invitational Golf Tournament. Stay tuned for that!
Meanwhile, back at the Men’s Room, am I crazy or does this urinal have a man’s face? I felt sort of bad pissing in his mouth, but hey, when you gotta go, you gotta go! Thanks to Amber and Joe for hanging out for the evening, I always have fun with those two! We’ll see you all tomorrow!
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