Bowling in Iowa City


Select Local Merchants

A family-owned paradise of 10-pin punishment since 1972, the friendly atmosphere at Lancer Lanes promotes spirited competition for alley cats of all ages and abilities. Prospective strike pilots strap on their slick slippers and take to the lanes, guiding spherical saucers towards pin-shaped invaders on 1 of 24 hardwood runways. Bumpers are on hand to level the playing corridor for pint-sized players, while automatic scoring keeps track of points gained, aiding both arithmophobics and those just scared of pencils. While winter ushers in nightly leagues at 6 p.m., buyers who nab today's deal can redeem their Groupon during any open bowling hours, including glow bowling on Friday and Saturday nights.
3203 6th St SW
Cedar Rapids,
IA
US
The only sounds louder than balls smacking into pins at Midway Lanes are the groups of people cheering each other on. The bowling alley incites some friendly competition accented with high-energy tunes and a spinning disco ball. Beer pours freely from the bar, and chefs whip up daily specials that range from stuffed jalapeno burgers to pulled pork sandwiches. And on Sundays, the alley hosts Bingo and opens a bloody mary bar that provides guests with all the ingredients necessary to concoct their own mixed drink in a chilled glass.
1850 Midway Rd
Mineral Point,
WI
US
Premiere Bowling and Entertainment features 24 pristine lanes with 32-inch LCD screens and their own seating areas. Families and friends face off during 10-frame games as high-fives blend into the din of music and pin crashing, creating a lively, upbeat atmosphere. Things turn cosmic on weekends when Laser Bowl adds lasers, black lights, and fog machines to the mix until 2 a.m. Premiere Bowling also features optional bumpers to help kids compete and a sports bar for players to refuel with food and drinks.
655 NE 56th St
Pleasant Hill,
IA
US
Recently remodeled Brunswick brand lanes and automatic QubicaAMF BES scoring systems helped Plaza Lanes earn?according to Cityview readers?the title of 2014 Best Place to Bowl. The alley also offers a variety of bowling leagues, including women's, men's, and mixed leagues. Off the lanes, the center further encourages competition with outdoor games of sand volleyball as well indoor arguments over sporting events shown at Trophy's Sports Bar & Grill. Sandwiches, pizza, and entrees such as ribs, steaks, and chicken highlight the onsite restaurant's menu.
655 Northeast 56th Street
Pleasant Hill,
IA
US
During galaxy bowling, Cadillac Lanes turns futuristic with the help of a space-age-evoking light and sound show. Even under the glow of traditional lighting, the alley brims with modern technology, such as automatic scoring and retractable bumpers. A trove of lightweight to heavy bowling balls allows players of all muscle masses to scatter pins without straining their muscles. In between 10-frame games, patrons can maneuver joysticks in the arcade or refuel at the snack bar. The venue also welcomes birthday celebrations with party packages complete with decorations that create a joyful atmosphere, rather than celebrating with impromptu bowling-ball confetti.:m]]
650 Laporte Rd
Waterloo,
IA
US
No matter what your age, Totem Bowl?s sleek lanes will bring out the kid in you. And not just the kid who broke a record for gutter balls in a single game; no, the kid who dreamed of racking up spares and strikes in front of friends, family, and the entire high-school cheerleading squad. On Friday and Saturday nights, the alley starts to look like a different breed of dreamscape, thanks to the black lights that illuminate the lanes during cosmic bowling.
1101 S 6th St
Marshalltown,
IA
US
Advertisement