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The lanes at Presidio Bowl in Presidio national park. Photo by Presidio Bowl.

Presidio Bowl

Reserve one of Presidio Bowl’s 12 lanes for family fun or a date night, with food from their grill.


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Recreation & Wellness, Food & Drink

Top Amenities

Accessible Restrooms, Accessible Parking, Paid Parking, Bike Parking, Muni Bus-accessible

Presidio Bowl offers old school fun with modern amenities, including automatic scoring, pop-up bumpers for children, a grill, and a full bar.

Lanes fill up quickly, so plan to make a reservation in advance. There is also very limited walk-in availability. Or skip the bowling and grab a beer or cocktail to enjoy with a burger on their patio overlooking the Main Parade Lawn and San Francisco Bay.

And if you’ve got kids, they are known for fabulous bowling parties.

Map of the Presidio

By Public Transit

Muni Route: 43

Stop: Presidio Transit Center

By Presidio Go Shuttle

Route: Downtown & South Hills

Stop: Presidio Transit Center


There is paid parking in the lot in front of Presidio Bowl, and paid street parking on Montgomery Street.

Why We Love Presidio Bowl

Presidio Bowl is the last true old school bowling alley in San Francisco, with all the charm and nostalgia you can imagine. The excellent food and wide drink selection is icing on the cake at this classic but updated institution.

Accessibility at Presidio Bowl

There is a wheelchair-accessible parking spot directly in front of the entrance to Presidio Bowl. There is a ramp from the parking lot to the entrance. 

Insider Tip

This place is popular so make a reservation in advance on the Presidio Bowl website. If the system says “sold out,” try another time as they don’t hold lanes for walk-ins. Reservations include unlimited bowling and shoe rental for up to six people per lane during the reserved time period.

Man and child bowling at Presidio Bowling Center in the Presidio of San Francisco.

Old School Rolling by the Bay

Presidio Bowl has been around since the Army days. Now it’s an incredibly popular park destination that puts a smile on your face.

Bar and Grill with a Patio

This San Francisco Presidio restaurant has a full menu, from classics like hot wings and chicken tenders to an array of salads, sandwiches, burgers, and pizzas. At the bar, you’ll find 45 beers, ciders, and seltzers, wines by the glass, and cocktails.

Outdoor Patio and Fire Pit

The outdoor patio has incredible views of San Francisco Bay and the Main Parade Lawn. And you don’t have to bowl to enjoy the food and drink. Everyone can pull up a chair around the fire pit.

Patio at Presidio Bowl, overlooking San Francisco Bay. Photo by Presidio Bowl.

Birthday Parties at Presidio Bowl

Parties for the little ones are offered every day from opening until 6 pm. Reservations can be made on the Presidio Bowl website.

Host an Event

Presidio Bowl can be reserved for corporate outings, wedding rehearsals, or hanging out with friends. It can accommodate 2-200 guests. Find out how to book on the Presidio Bowl website.

Bowling Leagues

Presidio Bowl offers eight week social leagues on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Learn how to sign up your group on the Presidio Bowl website.

Glow in the Dark

Come out on Friday and Saturday nights from 10 pm to 1 am for “glow in the park” bowling, complete with blacklights and laser light shows. It’s one of the coolest things to do in San Francisco. Reserve your space on the Presidio Bowl website.

Park Itineraries

Need help planning your day at the Presidio? We’ve put together some itinerary ideas for things to see and do in the park. Whether you’re planning to spend a few hours or an entire day, there’s something for everyone at the Presidio.

We’re Here to Help

Have a question about the park? Want help planning your next visit? We’ve got you covered.

Representatives from the National Park Service, Parks Conservancy, and Presidio Trust standing in front of the Presidio Visitor Center