Bowling shoes aren’t just fashionable—they provide the added 2 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: for $39, you get three games of bowling for four, plus a voucher for $20 worth of pub fare at Sandcastle Bowl Bar & Grill in Surrey (a $91.68 value, including HST).
Sandcastle Bowl Bar & Grill welcomes bowlers of all ages and experience levels for open bowling, available on most weekdays. Orb rollers can paint on provided bowling shoes before chucking pin percussors down one of 12 five-pin and eight 10-pin Pro Lane Synthetic runways, depending on lane preference. While not showing dominance over defiant pins, bowlers can recline, view three above-lane projection TVs, or craft sphere-inspired sonnets from plush couches and coffee tables behind stations.
Athletes round out the evening's victory against lane-side trenches with post-game dining in Zachary's Grill. Hands otherwise suited only to three-hole grips gently caress steak bites tossed in Montreal spice and chipotle mayo ($8.95). The Sandcastle classic burger blanketed in cheeses, bacon, and mushrooms ($10.95) luxuriates mouth insides like swallowing a velvet fedora, and the 9-inch Thai chicken pizza ($11.95) refuels bodies drained from post-victory dance routines.
Sandcastle Bowl Bar & Grill
The next generation of professional bowlers could very well be lacing up their small, adorable shoes at Sandcastle Bowl Bar & Grill. The alley hosts a youth league for bowlers as young as five, which is the earliest age Santa accepts requests for bowling gloves. Luckily, strikes and spares don't end once players reach adulthood. Adult leagues let grownups compete across the alley's 20 lanes, which accommodate both five- and tenpin bowling.
While competitive, Sandcastle Bowl Bar & Grill's leagues are primarily social gatherings, with plenty of opportunities to make new friends (bowlers can join teams or sign up as individuals). This spirit of friendly sportsmanship also extends to casual events. The alley hosts after-school bowling on weekdays, and on Saturdays, the staff cranks up music and turns on special effects lighting during an all-you-can-bowl party called Strike FX.