Bowling-alley lanes are covered in a thin layer of oil, facilitating a smooth trip for the ball and hilarious pratfalls for would-be pin burglars. Engage in slippery sport with today's Groupon: for $17, you get a bowling outing for four people at Sarasota Lanes (up to a $34.25 total value, including tax). The outing includes:
- A one-hour lane rental (up to a $20 pretax value)
- Four shoe rentals (a $12 pretax value)
Bowlers at Sarasota Lanes send orbs rocketing down 36 sleek lanes to the delight of attentive automatic scoring machines. After donning spiffy rental shoes, globe hurlers can challenge the three favorite members of their barbershop quintets to 60 minutes of pin punishment at the hands of colorful bowling balls. A celestial-themed snack bar satisfies the hunger that results from a well-fought strike session, and complimentary WiFi allows bowlers to catch up on the new merger between baseball and bowling while they await their turn at bat.
Sarasota Lanes' prices vary throughout the week.
With more than half a century of history behind its name, Sarasota Lanes has seen generations of locals bowl its alleys, with progeny making sly, crouching approaches to the same lanes their parents did years ago. The tradition continues at the alley’s 36 lanes with automatic scoring, far superior to counting on the fingers and toes of fellow players. The alley's snack bar refuels bowlers with succulent chicken wings, burgers, pizzas, and drinks. At the pro shop, bowlers can gear up for future lane domination with balls, bags, and accessories.