Royal Pin’s four bowling centers each boast 80 gleaming lanes, but their widely varied facilities offer far more than games of tenpins. The Woodland location, voted Best Bowling in Indianapolis by CityVoter, ups the ante with flat screens above the lanes and cushy couches where players recline while waiting their turn to take a ride through the pinsetter. Its adjacent mini-golf course, Pirates’ Cove, sends putters on a salty adventure with 18 Lilliputian fairways populated by streams, waterfalls, and a pirate ship. The Expo location switches it up with a gaming arcade and Laser Storm laser tag, where players battle for rights to moon territories.
At all four locations, cosmic-bowling nights create a psychedelic atmosphere with fog, music, and black lights. Darts fly and pool balls clack in their lounges, and the Royal Cafe fuels revelry with hamburgers and tenderloin sandwiches, as well as brews poured at a full-service bar. Besides their alleys, Royal Pin also manages the 5-acre Greatimes Family Fun Park, where kids zip around a go-cart track, bounce through a multilevel playland, or pilot bumper boats equipped with blaster squirt guns and highly sensitive grownup detectors.