Every second and fourth Friday of the month through December, Roots Cafe throws concerts on the middle two lanes of Seidel's. The remaining 12 lanes are open for prime duckpin action.
Where -- 4443 Belair Road, 410-485-5171
Web site -- rootscafe.org.
Notable -- The steel scorecard projectors ringed by reddish-orange booths remind some folks of their younger days and others of The Big Lebowski. There's also a restaurant section with short-order food and beer on tap and a smoking lounge with gambling machines.
Vibe -- There's nothing like rolling a few at a vintage bowling alley on a Friday night. Grab some shoes, a burger and a beer and you're set for hours. The live music is the cherry on top.
What to wear -- Make sure to wear or bring a pair of socks. It's also a plus if you have your own bowling shoes. As far as other garb, a short-sleeve shirt with jeans or something along those lines ought to do just fine. You go to Seidel's to bowl -- not impress someone.
Crowd -- Senior citizens during the day and a hodgepodge of serious bowlers, families and teenagers at night.
Music -- Coming shows include Garage Sale, the Soul Gamblers, T.T. Tucker and the Bum Rush Band, the Motor Morons and the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours.