Girls night out takes on a whole new meaning at Lucky Strike, part bowling alley, part nightclub, and all awesome. Located downtown at LA Live, it’s the perfect place to talk smack with the ladies and earn some bragging rights for your amazing tenpin skills. Forget about that tattered old bowling shirt, these lanes call for your finest designer duds, which might catch a look from one of the Lakers after the buzzer sounds at the Staples Center across the street. It’s all about being seen as you boogie to the hottest tunes while a VJ controls the theater-quality surround sound system and 14 flatscreens. Mix and mingle amid the hip crowd, or go for the V.I.P. experience in the Luxe Lounge — complete with full-service bar, two pool tables, and four private lanes. Thirsty? The drinks go far beyond the flat beers of your hometown alley, as the ultra-skilled bartenders here are ready to mix you a perfect martini, mai tai, or manhattan. Order a plate of grilled apple and brie quesadillas, and make a bet that whoever throws the first strike gets the extra slice. It pays to be a winner.