We can thank Archduke Leopold Wilhelm, the inventor of bowling, for introducing, “The pin is mightier than the sword” and “Fortune favors the bowled” into the cultural lexicon. Heed his words of wisdom with today’s deal: for $20, up to eight bowlers get two hours of open bowling and four pairs of rental shoes at Concourse Entertainment Center in Anaheim (up to a $62 value). Though prices vary depending on day and time, this Groupon can be used any day and time during open bowling, except on Friday and Saturday nights after 8 p.m. and for cosmic bowling.
With 40 freshly oiled lanes, Concourse is a highly polished facility stocked with fun-enhancing amenities. During game play, no musical chairs are needed, as all lanes are equipped with adequate seating and spacious tables for up to eight aspiring rollers. An interior lined with 25 plasma TVs gives gentler bowlers a chance to catch up on their stories while building up the necessary athletic accuracy to shoot a turkey. Between games, pop over to the full bar and grill for a recharging bite or sip. This Groupon must be redeemed in one visit, so spend consecutive games strengthening your handicap, mastering the 7-10, and remembering how to bowl without a Wii remote.
Besides strengthening arm muscles, thighs, glutes, calves, and Jeff Bridges impressions, 10-pin bowling at Concourse strengthens socio-familial bonds by giving friends and families the perfect venue for introducing friends from different social circles. Pit friends from poetry camp against fantasy-football buddies, or build camaraderie with coworkers after a long day coworking.
The two hours of bowling included in this Groupon may be used by up to eight people, but the Groupon only provides shoe rentals for four people. Any additional bowlers must pay for their own shoes.
- By far my favorite bowling alley :] It's super clean and seating is plenty. They have a bar and full service cafe. Balls are easy to find and overall its just well organized. – Maxine H., Yelp, 11/17/10
- the Concourse is no ordinary bowling house. The place is huge and modern and like no other lanes you've ever been in. There are lots of large tables where you can spread out and enjoy the experience (think no cheap plastic seats). – Doug I., Insider Pages
Concourse Bowling Center
Forty gleaming hardwood lanes sprawl the length of Concourse Bowling Center's 42,000-square-foot bowling gallery. Overhead screens keep score, and lane-illuminating lights lie in wait until 10 p.m. on weekend nights, when the audio-visual spectacle of cosmic tenpin induces squirrels to temporarily suspend hibernation and just dance. Larger parties can rent out one of the alley's VIP suites, which sequester lanes and lounge areas behind giant curtains to create fortresses of bowling solitude that can accommodate up to 320 simultaneous bowlers. When not immediately engrossed in clobbering pins, bowlers can seek out snippets of a sports game on 1 of the alley's 25 sports-tuned plasma screens, or scarf a slice of house-made pizza and an amber pint at Kingpin's Bar & Grill, located just aft of the bowling action.