Bowling is a socially acceptable feat of public strength, unlike shoving over a statue or forgiveness. Send obstacles toppling with this Groupon.
- $41.99 for two hours of bowling for up to six people, plus shoes, redeemable Monday–Friday from 10 a.m to 7 p.m. ($83.88 value)
It's hard not to be impressed by FlipSide. It's a family gaming center and bowling alley, so one would expect it to be hectic and sticky with the spills and stains often left in rambunctious children's wake. But in fact, it's impeccable. The brand-new digs have gleaming wood floors, modern furniture, and industrial open ceilings.
As you settle into one of the plush banquettes at the end of a bowling lane, FlipSide becomes even more impressive once you realize what else the space is clean of. There's no stale smoke lingering in the air or puddles of stale beer on the tables; there's no gruff banter coming from the tipsy league players a few lanes down. That's because FlipSide is truly a family place—they don't serve alcohol, and the lanes are exclusively for open bowling. As families toss colorful balls down the 28 AMF-standard lanes, projection screens above the pins let Mom and Dad check the score of the football game while they're teaching the kids how to pick up a spare and get a salon-quality blowout using the lane's hand dryer.
Elsewhere, kids and parents can strategize attack plans in the two-floor laser-tag arena, battle each other in nearly 60 arcade games, and send each other spinning in collisions of bumper car crash pods with 360-degree range of motion. Parents will also appreciate high-end touches such as a billiards area.
Fueling the activities is the Roundtrip Cafe, where an experienced kitchen staff serve up brick-oven pizzas, sirloin burgers, and even rib eye steak. Families can gather and enjoy a meal that's far more satisfying than the hunk of cheese at the center of FlipSide's laser maze.
“I really liked the atmosphere and will definitely go again.”
“Call ahead to make sure there are lanes open, but very friendly service. Had no problem using the paid value for my expired groupon. ”
“It was the nicest bowling alley we've ever been to...but only go bowling about every 2-3 years. Very nice place.”
4874 South Val Vista Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85298Get Directions