The independently owned Community Bowling Centers accommodate bowlers of all ages and abilities, featuring bumper-equipped lanes and lightweight balls designed for the hands of pintsize players. At 10 smoke-free locations throughout the region, guests enjoy open hours in addition to league opportunities and special events. The onsite bar serves ice-cold cups of soda or beer, which guests may raise in toasts to friendship and man's ability to hydrate himself. On select evenings, the alley lights turn down and the ethereal illumination of Glow N Bowl takes over with laser-light shows and fog machines. As balls roll down phosphorescent lanes, a sound track of thumping beats and alien distress calls saturates the space.
Lido Lanes is a family-friendly bowling center offering a safe, clean environment for bowlers of all ages and skill levels. Each of the 16 waxen alleys sports a seating area, slimming lighting for weight-conscious bowling balls, and an automatic scoring system that spares bowlers the hassle of learning the game's complex scoring algorithms and theorems (such as Fermat's Last Frame). Along with stylish shoes, the spoils of your tribe's lane domination treat you to one tantalizing appetizer from Lido Lanes' bar and grill. Onion rings (a $3.40 value) provide circular sustenance, and deluxe nachos (a $4.90 value) roll in on spinning rims to satisfy the barbarian hunger generated by your three brawny ball battles. To accompany its guttural symphony of shattered strikes and exploding turkeys, Lido Lanes invites live bands, such as Chicago blues bands, country signers, and Irish bands, to rock out on the lanes during Rock N Bowl night.
Bowlero Lanes opened its doors in 1958. Since then, thanks to a few renovations, the bowling alley is still going strong. In addition to 32 bowling lanes, the alley has an arcade, pool tables, and a full-service bar and lounge that recently received new flatscreen TVs. The array of activities makes Bowlero Lanes a popular destination for events such as birthday parties, fundraisers, and fantasy bowling drafts.
At Penny Jo’s Eastern Lanes, children, seniors, and league pros all find satisfaction in the thunderstorm of pin clatter that ricochets off the waxed, hardwood lanes. The family-friendly alley welcomes patrons of all ages and skill levels to line up toes together, comparing form and ankle tattoos, and taking breaks from the game to socialize over bountiful pizza and soda from the onsite snack bar.
Belmar II Bowling Center gathers brigades of pin-pummeling patrons to launch spheres down its bevy of slick surfaces. After strapping on pairs of rental shoes, parties of four fling their orbs down one of Belmar II Bowling Center's 32 lanes as clusters of pins screech in frequencies audible only to needles. Black lights and strobe lights illumine alleys during weekly rounds of cosmic bowling as participants amass strikes and spares in an environment aglow with vivid neon hues. Pours of beer or soda soak tongues in rivulets of wheat, hops, or carbonated caffeine, keeping players relaxed and alert for their next frame or alley-based political debate.
At 10 Pins of Trenton, families and friends send balls caroming down glossy lanes, waiting to hear the satisfying clatter of fallen pins as their teammates cheer them on from the sidelines. Onlookers can also watch the action from booths in the newly updated Classics Tavern, which offers a panoramic vantage point of every lane. Here, guests sit down for a meal or a drink, and flat screen televisions flicker with live sporting events. When kids need a break from bowling or trying to calculate scores faster than the auto system, they can escape to the onsite playroom.