Holiday Bowling Center fields spherical competition across 16 lanes where pins collapse to thumping beats on special music nights. Quartets and sextets can slip into a mathematically accurate number of shoes and bowl two games, vying for the most number of pins felled, as well as the most graceful between-the-legs throw. A satellite-radio system ensures that requests for any beloved soundtrack go fulfilled, accompanied by a set of five projectors that pipe in popular music videos, in addition to live hip-hop on Fridays. Though not included with this Groupon, bowled-out groups can retire to the restaurant for a menu of classic diner favorites or to the bar for live entertainment on Friday, free darts and foosball every day, and delicious drinks slung across a bar coated in lane oil for speedier thirst quenching.
Strikers Family Sportscenter invites guests to perfect their pin felling on 1 of 40 lanes. Bowlers handpick their favorite from a selection of neon balls and watch the 42-inch scoring monitors come to life with animated computer graphics. On weekend nights, flashing lights and music break up the rolling repetition during Rockin' Roll glow bowl. For cross-training, the arcade keeps bowling arms in tip-top shape with skee-ball and whack-a-duck. The snack bar restores nutrients lost performing the worm down an opponent's lane, frying chicken fingers and onion rings to a crisp and peppering 14-inch pizzas with a choice of 10 colorful toppings.
With a newly renovated interior, Diamond Strike Lanes & Sports Bar offers a pristine bowling experience for customers looking for the latest ways to stylishly topple pins. For two hours, up to six bowlers can rack up the pins and smash personal strike records on one of the alley’s 32 slick-sliding lanes. Black lights illuminate the venue, and a video jukebox features more than 10,000 choices that can be displayed on one of eight huge screens above the lanes, or on other screens scattered throughout Diamond Strike. Shoes are included for all six bowlers, as is a pitcher of soda, which will infuse participants with the energy required to telekinetically guide the ball to its target without letting it fall into a bottomless gutter.
If not for the occasional clatter of pins, Bowlmor Lanes' bright and modern decor and its full-service dining room could be mistaken for a lively nightclub. The sleek establishment’s gleaming lanes exude a glamorous charm not often found in bowling alleys. Adding to the ambience is a high-end sports bar and glow-in-the-dark lighting that illuminates each bowling pin.
Splitsville explores contemporary consumption within a bowling framework, combining swankiness with three bars, and a full-service restaurant. Splitsville’s menu, developed under the guidance of one of Food & Wine magazine's Best New Chefs of 2008 Tim Cushman, stacks up and knocks down a cadre of ville plates ($5–$14) including spicy edamame and three-pepper calamari, stomach-stuffing signature plates ($14–$19) including the mahi mahi with voodoo shrimp and filet mignon, and big bowl drinks ($21) including the rum bowl and voodoo juice bowl. Diners sprinkle the restaurant with chatter as they dive into their choice of sauced steaks, generous pizzas, and rolls from the on-site sushi bar to the musical vibrations blowing from the speakers. After 8 p.m., all diners younger than 21 turn into pumpkin-shaped bowling balls and the fine hobby-sport decorum requests an evening-casual dress code as the crowd usurps the restaurant’s reins for nocturnal nourishment with energetic music.