If life is just a bowl of cherries, then bowling is a life of launching 12-pound cherry-flavored gum balls. Experience life's sweetest pastime with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a two-hour rental of a bowling lane (up to a $38.41 value), plus shoe rentals for up to six people (up to a $16.50 value) and one 14-inch, one-topping pizza (a $12.04 value), at Cypress Lanes in Winter Haven (up to a $66.95 total value).
Cypress Lanes’ bowling arena aligns 40 lanes of parallel competition where players test their rolling accuracy to take out precise pin formations. Parties of up to six people can set camp in a lane for two hours, setting their own pace to enjoy lackadaisical tosses between jokes and conversations or frantic speed-bowling sessions. Bumpers are available on every lane, so toddling throwers can play alongside their parents and Euclidean mathematicians can plot out angular shots instead of parabolic lobs. All players receive a pair of bowling shoes that protect hardwood from scuff marks and players from questions about their foot tattoos. Visit Strikers Sports Cafe for a 14-inch pizza sprinkled with their choice of topping, such as pepperoni, sausage, or mushrooms, to muffle hungry growls inspired by extended sessions of hurling weighted orbs down wall-less hallways.
Cypress Lanes enthralls orb-launching visitors with rounds of bowling within its 40-lane facility. Imperfect aiming abilities receive a boost by bumper lanes, and all players can chase their perfect-game dreams during open bowl or by joining adult leagues or youth programs. Each Friday and Saturday night partakers can attend 90-minute Rockin' Bowl outings to enhance sessions with a thumping sound system, special-effect lights, and prizes such as bowling pins that clatter to the exact bassline of "Stairway to Heaven" when knocked down. Between frames, customers can relax on Cypress Lanes' outdoor smoking deck, peruse the pro shop, or compete in rounds of air hockey or Deal or No Deal in a redemption game room stocked with assortments of new prizes every week. Striker's Sports Cafe reenergizes clientele after each game with delectable bar fare, before they head to the outdoor batting cages to try to whack incoming 38- to 78-mph baseballs, 25-mph softballs, and disguised grapefruits.