True to its eponymous mascot, Armadilla Lanes has burrowed itself into the entertainment scenes of both Houston and Pasadena. Both facilities buzz throughout the week with organized league play, which invites bowlers of all ages to rack up strikes and spares and compete in themed competitions. Outside of league play, the alleys also indulge casual competitors with standard pick-up games, special music nights featuring live DJs, and with optional bumpers outfitted on every lane. And for truly casual guests, each alley’s full-service snack bar dishes out burgers, pizzas, and nachos, all of which give fingers a break from having to hold a ball or point with conviction at unblinking pins.
We are a 44-lane, family owned and operated bowling center with full bar and cafe for your convenience. We have been serving the bowling community in Houston for more than 50 years, and have a great tradition of high standards and service. Our rennovations have kept us at the top and allowed us to be voted Best in Houston!
Emerald Bowl boasts a clean facility for rolling 15-pounders and pounding 15 fruit roll-ups atop impeccably groomed floors. Though you can only use your Groupon toward shoe and lane rentals, Emerald Bowl also offers a full bar and snack bar to satisfy your mid-frame cravings. Lace up with shoe rental ($3.23 for adults, $2.31 for kids) before embarking on the daunting task of ball selection. Bargain gamers will appreciate Emerald Bowl's matinee prices: kids' games are $3.46, adults $3.93, and seniors $3.46 every day before 6 p.m. You can also opt to rent a lane for two hours for $36.95, or one hour for $23.09. Prices go up at night and on weekends, when bowling balls are more likely to disobey the laws of gravity and crash through the ceiling. View a complete list of prices here.
Del-Mar Lanes is set up for bowlers of all abilities: If you want to take your game to the next level, you can sign up for their league-bowling competitions, which meet five nights a week. Alternatively, players can also choose to plug the gutters with optional bumpers, which help level the playing field for younger players or those who prefer to bowl with footballs. As guests chase strikes and spares, Del-Mar Lanes’ snack bar keeps appetites at bay with fried mushrooms and hot dogs, which can be washed down with soft drinks or beer.
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.
It wouldn’t be hard to spend an entire day at iT’Z Family Food & Fun—not only is there an arcade packed with more than 150 games and attractions such as go karts and mini bowling, but you can consistently refuel at an all-you-can-eat buffet with pizza, salad, and pasta. In group events, each guest is set up to enjoy the buffet and receives credits towards the rides and games. Kids birthday parties have extras such as a table reservation, dedicated host, and extra tickets for the birthday child. There are four distinct party rooms and they cater to all ages—the neon-tinged Toon’z diner has an animation theme, while the elegant Hollywood room is lit softly by wrought-iron chandeliers and dying laser tag guns.