Cowtown Bowling Palace's newly remodeled facility bestows families and friends with kid-friendly recreation amid bright green walls and neon-printed carpets. After strapping on pairs of rental shoes, bowlers launch orbs down any of 32 slick lanes, many of which can be equipped with bumpers for children or balls preparing to hatch ostriches. In between frames, famished opponents or teammates can scarf down abundant treats at Cowtown Bowling Palace's snack bar. The alley's schedule permits smoke-free entertainment for families, and on select days 24-hour accessibility indulges night owls and Santas finishing their shifts early.
Brunswick has been a trusted name in recreational pin pulverizing for more than a century, providing good times to patrons across the country. Today’s Groupon allows lane-tamers of all skill levels to embark upon their own two-game competitive adventure outfitted with America’s most popular adventure accessory, freshly disinfected bowling shoes. Season your afternoon with a pleasant peppering of strikes, spares, and easygoing gutter balls under classic bowling conditions, or when you're ready to take the next bold step in ball-hurling evolution, engage in a round of cosmic bowling, where dancing lights, thumping tunes, and black-lit bowling accouterments light up the full sensorium. Because you can buy up to 10 of today's deal, you'll be able to spend a good chunk of your day or night at Brunswick Zone taunting your friends and taking out frustrations on a group of hapless pinheads.
Cityview Lanes spreads pin-punishing excitement across 60 well-maintain lanes, where sphere slingers can meet any day of the week to engage in friendly competition. Before taking to the slick, hardwood floors for a doubleheader, players must first don a pair of bowling shoes that provides enough traction to power strikes and enough smoothness to perform celebratory Running Man dances. Hit the lanes on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. to experience Neon Nights, when the alley glows with prismatic lights.
Splitsville explores contemporary consumption by pairing its elegant eventide eats with the ambient roar of rolling balls and clattering pins. Designed by Tim Cushman—one of Food & Wine magazine's 2008 Best New Chefs—Splitsville’s menu stacks up and knocks down a cadre of culinary classics. After starting with spicy edamame, three-pepper calamari, or parmesan chicken tenders ($4–$12), move onto stomach-stuffing entrees ($13–$23), such as filet mignon and mahi-mahi served with voodoo shrimp. Classic-rock vibrations leak out of the restaurant's speakers and diners add the sounds of human happiness while diving into their lightly sauced steaks and generous pizzas ($8–$12). After 8 p.m., all guests under 21 turn into pumpkin-shaped bowling balls, and fine hobby-sport decorum requests an evening-casual dress code.
Bowlers have sent pins clattering for more than 30 years upon Pin Center Bowl's rows of gleaming lanes. The 16 alleys host bouts of friendly competition among families and friends, who hurtle balls toward the hapless pins and tally their points with Brunswick Vector scoring equipment, rather than committing each point to memory via complex riddles. To accommodate kiddies' games, forgiving bumpers rise to block gutter balls. Between frames, players can snag snacks and drinks from the concession stand and full bar, and billiards tables and an arcade keep hand-eye coordination in tip-top shape. Pin Center Bowl also offers the Dragon Bowling Ball Ramp to assist children in knocking down pins.
USA Bowl welcomes brigades of ball-rollers to rival over pins arranged at the ends of 58 lanes in a clean, smoke-free environment. Before squaring off in back-to-back matches, bowling and barbershop quartets slip on colorful saddle shoes that protect hardwood from scratches made by street shoes and feet from splinters sent by spiteful hardwood. Players tally scores and trade leads on a computerized scoring system or skip turns while distracted by football games or royal weddings projected on flat-screen televisions hanging between lanes. A lounge and a café equipped with a snack bar provide a safe haven for players whose tolerance of pin pummeling has topped out.
Bowling isn’t just a hobby at 300 New York—it’s a vibrant social experience worthy of luxurious flourishes. That’s why cushioned lounge seats flank each of the 32 mood-lit lanes in the main concourse area. Each of these lanes faces a large screen that flashes music videos and tutorials on how to remove stuck fingers from bowling balls. Up in The Loft, bowlers can lounge and take in views of the concourse while sipping cocktails from the full-service bar. A dedicated wait staff connects them to offerings from the onsite bar and restaurant—an eatery known for serving dishes from executive chef Chad Bowser’s menu. Some of Chad’s creations include two-bite chicken or beef sliders and hand-battered fried calamari that can be paired with anything from beer to specialty martinis.