Vibrant murals of palms, cabanas, and beaches surround 40 bowling lanes at Oasis Lanes, evoking the spirit of a tropical getaway. In some ways, the alley is an island of recreation unto itself, equipped with 130 video and redemption games and four amusement rides including the Cobra roller coaster. Billiards, darts, and shuffleboard round out the list of projectile-based amusements, and a full bar and grill offers a place to kick back and catch the game. Special events include teen nights, holiday parties, and glow bowling, during which black lights draw extra attention to neon bowling balls and freshly bleached pinafores.
At Ricky's Paintball, the desert field's design incorporates both constructed and natural obstacles, such as wooden structures and shade-bearing trees, where combatants try to blend in before opening fire on opponents. Before play begins, referees acquaint beginners with the basics, then clarify safety rules so players of all experience levels feel comfortable stepping onto the field. Teams commence shooting at one another in a hailstorm of color, picking out their opponents from their teammates as they target from behind obstacles and duck around corners incognito. Once the shots have ceased, teammates engage with one another in a picnic area fortified with cold refreshments and materials for building a Trojan horse before the next game. Outside the playing field, Ricky's Paintball also encompasses a pro shop, and on select occasions, hosts Airsoft play to gunmen who have their own gear and use only biodegradable ammo.
The sight of foam balls raining from the sky would be unusual at any place but Jungle Jaks’ Foam Factory, where they’re part of a brightly decorated playground that kids aged 3 to 12 can roam to their hearts’ content. Young ones of all dispositions can find something entertaining among Jungle Jaks’ range of athletic and artistic attractions, such as a mini soccer field for pickup games and a well-stocked arts and craft studio where masterpieces can be created. Excess energy burns away in the disco area as danceable pop hits play, while the Wii room, equipped with numerous Nintendo games and a flat-screen television, keeps arms and legs engaged as players search for Princess Peach’s lost contact lens. Elsewhere, a toddler play area engages tots with age-appropriate slides and toys, and a snack bar reenergizes guests before they collide with fellow riders on indoor bumper boat and bumper car rinks. All this excitement led to Jungle Jaks' nabbing El Paso's Best of the Best award, "Where to Take the Kiddos," in 2012 and 2013.
Rhythmic Latin beats fill Body by Soul's 3,600-square-foot studio on Monday–Thursday evenings, with the underlying bass ordering the dance routines and toning exercises that comprise the studio's Zumba lessons. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. and with the last class starting at 7:30 p.m., with an additional class on Saturdays at 10 a.m., the schedule helps patrons get in shape in a fun, community-oriented environment free of the seeming endlessness of repetitions that can plague other workouts. By also incorporating specialty classes such as kickboxing and Extreme Core, the facility keeps workouts fresh to present participants with ways to get in shape that are more enjoyable and realistic than asking a paper clip for advice.
Moonrise Spirits & Sushi's chefs pair the carefully balanced flavors of sushi with inspired fusion dishes. They craft friendly and familiar rolls, such as spicy salmon or the california. They also make some special maki, including The Last Emperor––a roll-up of lobster, crab, and avocado finished with a mango glaze. Behind the closed doors of the kitchen, they stick to seafood as their specialty, but broaden the range of flavors with ceviche, shrimp tacos, and salmon sandwiches.
Professional dancer Patchica McCoy of Rhythmic Moves Dance Studio melts waistlines in Zumba dance classes and perfects the moves of dancers age 3 and up in a variety of dance disciplines. Zumba classes use Latin and global beats to inspire dance workouts, achieving energy levels vast enough to shimmy a dwarf planet off its axis. Zumba is offered evenings at Rhythmic Moves, with many calorie-burning sessions to choose from weekly.