Westgate Bowl offers pin-pulverizers 60 well-waxed bowling lanes with automatic scoring. Step up and sidestep the gutters as you and a friend roll reactive resin orbs toward lane’s end, competing for dominance over 10 maple-wood enemies during an hour of bowling. In between turkeys and spares, bowlers can split a 16-inch pizza and wash it down with a pitcher of soda. Bring a crew of keglers and use up to three Groupons per lane—call ahead to reserve extra lanes for groups larger than six.
Bowlers of all ages and experience levels roll bowling balls down 16 synthetic runways at Northfield Lanes, doing their best to knock down all 10 pins. Automatic scoring machines make it easy to keep track of the results, and bumpers provide an added advantage, if desired. In between games, adults can head to The Tap, a full-service bar with a variety of draft beers.
A two-story, 16-lane facility, Wengers Bowl invites bowlers of all experience levels to pummel pins and fill frames with strikes. An onsite pro shop outfits visitors with bags and a broad collection of bowling balls, from polyester Brunswick T Zone balls to DV8 Misfit orbs, all with finger holes drilled onsite. Bowling leagues bring together players of all experience levels for 10-week recreational sessions on Sunday or Monday nights, and players can bowl until 2 a.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays to see whether bowling balls turn into pumpkins after midnight.
Hanging on the exterior, a huge retro neon sign in the likeness of a bowling pin announces the three central tenets of Clique Lanes: beer, liquor, and bowling. Inside, 160 regular-sized pins—poised at the ends of 16 lanes sprawled across two levels—await the punishing crash of bowling balls and the ensuing high-fives. Between frames, bowlers can stop by the snack bar for burgers and wraps and take advantage of frequent drink specials. On Fridays, the lanes take a turn for the cosmic with Glo Bowling.
The recently renovated Paragon Lanes Bowling Center sets the stage for congenial bouts of ball slinging across 16 bumper-equipped lanes. Staffers stock stylish yet functional shoes with which to sheathe feet stepping onto the sleek wooden surfaces of the alley. A snack bar and full bar provide nutritional solace to bowlers awaiting their turn at lane-side tables and chairs, and wide-screen televisions broadcast entertainment, bowling tips, and scores, or provide a reflective surface for defeated bowlers to stare into mournfully. Paragon Lanes Bowling Center's pro shop readies players for tournaments and leagues, and a selection of arcade games keeps bowlers occupied between games.
What began over 40 years ago as a bowling alley built in an old schoolhouse has since expanded into multi-level entertainment enclave known as RollAway Family Fun Center. In the second-floor roller skating rink, skaters glide across a glossy hardwood floor, cast in lights that flash to the beat of tunes spun by an on-site DJ. Below, on the first floor, players honor the center’s original purpose, sending pins a-clattering in the updated bowling alley. Guests can also settle scores or start fun, new blood feuds with games of laser tag and outdoor mini golf.