Raised on the East Coast and spending time in the Midwest, Dan Hurd grew up around bowling and even bartended at Lucky Strike in Chicago. After moving to San Diego, CA, in 2001, he soon realized there weren't any boutique-style bowling centers like those he saw in other parts of the country. After pursuing the opportunity to open a small restaurant and bar, he quickly transformed that concept to include 12 lanes of bowling. After the success with his first Tavern+Bowl project, Hurd decided to open another three locations.
Moving forward with the boutique bowling model, Tavern+Bowl credits bowling for the success of its food and beverage sales, as well as attracting private events. Last year alone generated over a million dollars in private event sales at the original Tavern+Bowl location. In fact, the boutique bowling business model has proven so successful that Hurd is now in the process of opening his fifth location.