Wood-paneled walls and traditional pub décor surround diners and dart tossers in the dining areas of both Ford Lanes and Bel-Mark Lanes. The classic facilities host an array of gleaming, professional lanes that boast automatic scoring and are perfect for a night of cosmic bowling or chucking an ex-girlfriend’s snow-globe collection. Both alleys maintain open hours for groups and practicing individuals, and they also offer leagues for adults, seniors, and children. Each weekend, the pin-crushing arenas host karaoke contests, welcoming the musical talent of community members.
Music Authority's diverse and experienced team of instructors coaches students of all ages in their choice of eight instruments in one-on-one, 30-minute lessons held once a week. Music mavens teach students how to decipher sheet music and tones expressing Morse code messages as they usher in rehearsal compositions for piano, guitar, drums, violin, flute, accordion, trumpet, or voice. Musicians in training learn about music theory and technical elements such as finger placement and submission holds to wrestle tunes from a stubborn trumpet. After sharpening their skills in the lessons, all students may showcase their mastery in the annual spring and winter recitals.
Michael's Bar & Grill is all about big TVs, lively crowds, classic eats, and craft beers on tap. Each night, the friendly neighborhood tavern kicks out food and libations to an unpretentious crowd that mingles amid its dark wood paneling, glass dividers, and hanging lamps. The menu leans toward classic crowd pleasers such as wings, half-pound Angus burgers, and prime rib platters that are as filling as the beer is cold. There's the selection at the bar, where beers on tap come from everywhere good beer is brewed or plucked frown the ground, like Alaskan Brewing Co. and local Latitude 42 brewery. After dining, a pool table adds more fun to the mix and an outdoor patio hosts live musicians.
During cosmic bowling hours, Cherry Hill Lanes comes to life in choreographed displays of swirling, neon lights. And when the house lights come back up, the lanes host more traditional offerings such as open bowl sessions and leagues for adults and children. New balls, towels, or shoes from the Strikes & Trophies ProShop improve players games, as do snacks from the on-site Up Your Alley Grill . Beyond bowling, Cherry Hill Lanes keeps competitors entertained with billiards, darts, and an arcade that operates on coins instead of wishes.