Bowling shoes aren’t just fashionable—they provide the added two inches of height needed to load your ball into a regulation-size trebuchet. Lace up and reach for a three-holed pin puncher with today’s Groupon to Pin Chasers. Choose between the following options:
- For $89, you get a bowling-lesson package (up to a $664.80 total value). Each package includes:
- Four weeks of bowling lessons (a $40 value)
- Custom bowling ball (a $50 value) -Two games of bowling every day for two months (up to a $574.80 value)
- For $20, you get a bowling night for five (up to a $56.90 total value). Each bowling night includes the following:
- Two games for five bowlers (up to a $47.90 value)
- Pitcher of soda or beer (up to a $9 value)
- One rewards card
Open more than 50 years, Pin Chasers facilitates pin pummeling with a brightly decorated atmosphere, food and drink options, and complimentary shoe and sock rentals in sizes up to a men’s 16. During four weeks of bowling lessons, acolytes learn to roll the ball with precision, rather than attempting to dunk it in the snack bar’s fry cooker. Students can also improve their skills independently with two games a day for two months, donning a custom bowling ball that fits each player’s hand like an absurdly heavy glove.
Each bowling night rounds up five guests for two beer- or soda-fueled games, a far safer entertainment option than driving a beer- or soda-fueled go-kart. An included rewards card comes preloaded with a $10 credit, extending the bowling benefits beyond the five-person outing.
For more than 50 years, family-owned Pin Chasers alleys have been adding perks to the bowling basics. Leagues for all skill levels, six-week lesson plans, and the immersive light shows of late-night Cyber bowling entertain families with the fundamentals. It's when the scoring systems—equipped with touchscreen consoles and customizable backgrounds—boot up or the automatic bumpers raise between turns that players might first take notice of their high-tech surroundings. As for service, the inviting staff hand out complimentary bowling shoes and socks, and will assist guests in picking out the right type of ball rather than noisily sandblasting one down to size when it doesn’t fit. The full-service cafes also manage to defy expectations by serving breakfast fare around the clock.
Friendly employees and full bars span each of Pin Chasers' three locations, but other amenities differ. Visitors can aim cues at Veterans' four billiards tables, stretch their thumbs at East Pasco's arcade, or try to count all of Midtown's 50 lanes without first extracting their fingers from their bowling balls.