Bowling is one of those activities that feels like it should be free, but always ends up costing more than you bargained for. But not at Mahall's. This small, split-level bowling alley with 20 lanes was opened in the 1930s by John Mahall. Seven decades later, grandson Thomas charges just $2 a game and $2 for shoes. The look is undeniably retro. "We can't afford to do anything," Mahall explains. But in a bowling alley, that's a blessing. No light shows, no blaring pop music, and -- most important -- no automatic scoring machines. No, this throwback has everything you need and nothing you don't.