City: Brooklyn, NY
Address: 61 Wythe Ave.
Coolest Feature: The top-notch grub, courtesy of Blue Ribbon
As one of the 100 coolest places of the Complex decade, Brooklyn Bowl is a gem near the waterfront in Williamsburg. Housed by the old Hecla Iron Works building, Brooklyn Bowl offers something special, aside from 16 bowling —live music. It's a dark, carnival-like multi-purpose room where bowling is rarely the main attraction. It sports a large dance floor that will make you feel like you're attending the prom in a slightly rustic barn, even if you're watching Talib Kweli on stage. Catch Questlove trading in his drum set for turntables or a secret Kanye show during the G.O.O.D. Fridays era that's as secret as a Kanye show can be. Oh, and the food (provided by Blue Ribbon) is a flourish of superiority, especially the fried chicken.