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Yes, there's a bar at Golden Bowl, the historic bowling alley situated near Golden High School. There's also bowling, of course, plus a pizza place and a diner located in the building, so your food and entertainment needs are easily met. The bar area (otherwise known as Louie's Tavern) offers happy hour all day on Sundays plus weekly late-night drink specials for college students, ladies and gentlemen -- and the food and drink specials rolled out during Broncos games have to be seen to be believed. (We'll just tell you that free touchdown shots, $5 pitchers and a $5 pizza buffet are on the menu, plus your first pint is free if you come wearing a Broncos jersey.) Golden Bowl is also part of the summer-and-fall antique-cars show, Golden Cruise. The bowling alley has been around since 1952, back when scores were recorded by hand and displayed by projector, and its modernization and consistent popularity with both the high-school and college-age crowd guarantees it'll be around for a long time to come.
Golden Bowl, the only bowling center in the city of Golden, was established in 1952. It was, and still is the home of numerous bowling tournaments and leagues. Golden Bowl was around before automatic scoring became the norm and scoring was recorded by hand, then displayed by a projector. It was also around when bowling pins were re-set by hand and a view of busy hands and feet behind the pins could be seen from the bowling settee. Golden Bowl is the hangout place for high school students from Golden High School and college students from the Colorado School of Mines. Today, Golden Bowl, with its rotating sign on the corner of 24th and East St. and old Coca-cola sign on its southeast façade, are listed as historical landmarks.