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This newly renovated, family-friendly pin farm features 42 lanes with automatic scoring and automatic bumpers for those still on their training pins. The original 1960s vintage psychedelic color scheme remains, perfectly framing your quest to become the highest-scoring roller in the whole neon universe. Refurbishments include a brand-new snack bar for refreshments and a freshly shined up cocktail bar for adult fruit juices. The entire facility is non-smoking, preserving precious, performance-enhancing air. See here for lane hours.

30 N Park Ave
Linden,
NJ
US

Under the umbrella of The Bowling Proprietors' Association of North Jersey, an eclectic group of alleys work together to fill the region with the thunder of scattering pins. At most of Bowling Proprietors' bowling centers, bowlers keep track of pummeled pins with automatic scoring, and bumpers, which arrive at the call of a button, keep balls on course without filling the gutters with retired VCRs. Snack bars at some locations bolster ravenous bowlers, and game rooms in select centers keep hand-eye coordination in peak condition. Free WiFi is available in some centers so that winners can exercise bragging rights.

346 North Ave.
Garwood,
NJ
US

Bowling is the great social equalizer—a common ground where grizzled undercover clowns, blue-collar English lords, LARPer librarians, big and tall lingerie models, hordes of hive-minded hipsters, and the other two social demographics that comprise America can unite in common cause and topple a gaggle of stuck-up, inanimate wooden pins. Brunswick has been a household name in this egalitarian pastime almost since the beginning, with a company history that dates back to the 19th century, providing classic American good times to all manner of patrons across the country. And with today's Groupon tying the room together, you'll get to play two games (up to a $10.98 value) in its hallowed halls wearing a pair of freshly disinfected bowling shoes (up to a $4.49 value).

1400 State Route 36
Hazlet,
NJ
US

Nationwide Bowling orchestrates a cacophonous symphony of clanking pins and cheering bowlers at 11 modern bowling centers located throughout New Jersey. Center size varies from the Hudson-Bayonne location where 60 lanes with automatic scoring, a grill, sports bar, and arcade games accommodate armadas of bowlers to Garden Palace, which houses 16 lanes, a bar, and a snack shop. At all locations, staffers host birthday parties and corporate events and organize leagues for competitive bowlers or people who just like to chuck heavy objects as hard as they can.

1 Garfield Ave
Jersey City,
NJ
US

Ten Pin Lanes helps bowlers keep their pin-killing skills sharp with 24 family-friendly lanes. As players heave their hefty orbs down the smooth, synthetic lanes to keep pinsetters busy, automated scoreboards keep track of every pin that falls in the line of duty. In-lane bumpers bolster novices’ confidence, and black-light bowling sheds an alternative light on traditional, strobe-lit ball slinging. While not scaring pins into bowing subservience, bowlers can meander over to the alley’s bar for arm-loosening libations.

1 Rustic Mall
Manville,
NJ
US

When combined, the thunderous rolling of balls, clattering of pins, and whip-like clashing of high-fives form the soundtrack for Maple Family Centers' string of family-owned alleys. Open seven days per week, each emporium's array of slicked lanes host everything from youth programs and leagues to birthday parties as competitors of all ages duel with or without bumpers. During cosmic bowling on weekend nights, Maple Family Centers honors the sport's discothèque origins with glowing lanes and thumping tunes. A full menu of pub fare re-energizes fatigued fingers, and on-site pro shops help improve players' games by providing the latest equipment or fitting older balls with new prescription glasses.

1570 60th St
Brooklyn,
NY
US