Interstate Lanes complements its 40 bowling lanes with several classic avenues of entertainment, from the video arcade's flashing lights to the lounge equipped with billiard tables. As bowlers attempt to topple sets of pins, automatic scoring systems keep track of their feats, and bumpers prevent balls from triggering gutters' traumatic memories of serving in a giant mousetrap. Beyond open-bowling hours, the alley hosts competitive leagues for men, women, and children, and an onsite kitchen fires up bites such as chicken wings, specialty burgers, and freshly baked pizzas.
At Penny Jo’s Eastern Lanes, children, seniors, and league pros all find satisfaction in the thunderstorm of pin clatter that ricochets off the waxed, hardwood lanes. The family-friendly alley welcomes patrons of all ages and skill levels to line up toes together, comparing form and ankle tattoos, and taking breaks from the game to socialize over bountiful pizza and soda from the onsite snack bar.
Bowlero Lanes opened its doors in 1958. Since then, thanks to a few renovations, the bowling alley is still going strong. In addition to 32 bowling lanes, the alley has an arcade, pool tables, and a full-service bar and lounge that recently received new flatscreen TVs. The array of activities makes Bowlero Lanes a popular destination for events such as birthday parties, fundraisers, and fantasy bowling drafts.
The independently owned Community Bowling Centers accommodate bowlers of all ages and abilities, featuring bumper-equipped lanes and lightweight balls designed for the hands of pintsize players. At 10 smoke-free locations throughout the region, guests enjoy open hours in addition to league opportunities and special events. The onsite bar serves ice-cold cups of soda or beer, which guests may raise in toasts to friendship and man's ability to hydrate himself. On select evenings, the alley lights turn down and the ethereal illumination of Glow N Bowl takes over with laser-light shows and fog machines. As balls roll down phosphorescent lanes, a sound track of thumping beats and alien distress calls saturates the space.
At Belmar II Bowling Center, humanity and pins square off across the length of 32 glimmering lanes. In between sips, gulps, or spit-takes of beer or pop, patrons hurl weighted orbs or trash-talking competitors at defiant tensomes, re-creating the sound of rolling thunder. During cosmic bowling on Friday nights, teeth and T-shirts come creepily to life under the black lights, and drink specials keep glasses clinking. Guests can roll for a cause at periodic fundraisers for the American Cancer Society.
At 10 Pins of Trenton, families and friends send balls caroming down glossy lanes, waiting to hear the satisfying clatter of fallen pins as their teammates cheer them on from the sidelines. Onlookers can also watch the action from booths in the newly updated Classics Tavern, which offers a panoramic vantage point of every lane. Here, guests sit down for a meal or a drink, and flat screen televisions flicker with live sporting events. When kids need a break from bowling or trying to calculate scores faster than the auto system, they can escape to the onsite playroom.