Bowling, long the favored pastime of the royal court, fell out of favor in the 1890s with the accidental invention of the Slip 'n Slide. Today's Groupon revives the beloved English pastime: for $45, you get a bowling package, including two hours of bowling, at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge (a $119.80 total value), located in the heart of Miami Beach. Each Groupon covers bowling time and shoe rental for four people, and two Groupons can be combined to accommodate a group of eight or more pin-smashers.
Lucky Strike throws state-of-the-art bowling and a pinch of swanky atmosphere into a blender, presses "puree," and serves you a thrillciting bowling smoothie. Saddle up to one of 14 lanes and spend two full hours basking in bowling-induced merriment ($45 per hour). Lace up the Louboutin-designed foot coverings (shoe rental is $4.95 per person) to achieve the ideal footing for perfecting your roll, bagging some turkeys, and settling a long-running score with a shifty-eyed mail carrier. Included in the deal is a $10 food voucher, so when stage fright results in trembling limbs and fingers, you can quell the shakes with some homemade roasted-garlic hummus or mac 'n' cheese bites.
The festive bowling hall boasts a stylish, midcentury lounge feel, complete with plush brown couches, warm autumn-hued walls, neon underlighting at the bar and lanes, and free WiFi. Spend a good chunk of your day or night at Lucky Strike Lanes taunting your friends and taking out frustrations on a group of hapless pinheads. Unlike other competitive sports, such as dogsled racing and rap battles, bowling has zero barriers to entry and a shallow learning curve. Bowlers must call ahead to reserve a lane.
Lucky Strike enforces a dress code for "neat, casual fitted attire." After 9 p.m., Lucky Strike only allows humans 21 and older. This Groupon may be subject to availability during peak times.
- I've never had so much fun bowling! The place is impeccably clean, they were blasting awesome music all night, the cosmos and long islands were delish! In general, I just loved the combination of a lounge/ bar/ bowling alley. Serious fun! – KristieDate, Citysearch
- it's a great, chill place to hang, bowl, and socialize, and the food and drinks are great. – SivanA, Citysearch
- I love this place! Alwayz [sic] have a ball when I play there. The sliders are yummy.. A nice place for family and friends who like to unwind and have fun. – Blak B., Yelp