Bowling in Orlando


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  • Three Point Bowling
    When Joseph Olear tore down the original Three Point Bowling Center, he preserved what mattered most. ”We recycled the 35-year-old maple lanes and made a bar out of it,” he happily explains. “And also this gorgeous desk in my office.” The former alley was bought out by Joe’s father in ’86—a spontaneous decision that still perplexes the son. He “just bought the place! If you’d have told me we’d have a bowling alley, I’d have thought you were crazy.” That said, it’s a decision that gave Joe the reins to a facility he would totally revamp. The updated alley features 16 automatic lanes, one of the largest bars in Kansas City, and a large crop of vine-ripened bowling balls. Olear has also solicited the master food stylings of chef Dan Cermeno for juicy burgers, steak-filled sandwiches, and spicy seafood pastas. He explains that Cermeno’s dishes—available at the alley or in Three Pins Diner—are by no means typical alley fare. “He’s a shopping king,” says Olear. ”On his way in, he stops to shop. [Always] fresh fruit and veggies—wherever the freshest stuff is.” Beyond the lanes, Three Point entertains patrons with six full-size pool tables, dartboards, indoor and outdoor TVs up to 64 inches wide, as well as nightly league events. The revelry also extends outdoors, where an expansive outdoor deck patio hosts a meat smoker capable of feeding parties of up to 500. “There’s a guy comes in at first light and smokes the meat, “says Olear. “Venison, ribs, whatever he has. It’s in there for about 10 hours. It’s unmatched, really.” Wonderful as that is, there’s one thing Joe enjoys more. “Having a drink at the bar,” he says, smiling. “People will say they met their wife here. It happens on a fairly regular basis—someone comes in and says how nice the place is. It really makes your day.”
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    7470 Hoffner Ave
    Orlando, FL US
  • Colonial Lanes Orlando
    Number of lanes: 32 Scoring: Automatic Bumpers: Available on each lane First crush: Two-time PBA Player of the Year Mike Aulby Things its restaurant serves five kinds of: Chicken wings Biggest thrill: "Thunder Alley" Favorite Springsteen song: "Thunder Road" Thing you can do besides bowl: Sing your heart out. During Friday karaoke, hosts Trudy and T.J. serve up country, soul, and rock hits for volunteers to belt out. Favorite stand-up comedy bit: If bumpers are so useful, why don't they make the whole lane out of them?
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    400 North Primrose Drive
    Orlando, FL US
  • Aloma Bowling Centers
    Aloma Bowling Centers promotes friendly competition and pin-scattering fun with three locations that encompass at least 32 lanes apiece. The largest of the three strike-and-spare hotbeds, Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center, sports 80 lanes inside a massive facility that hosts more than 100 arcade games, a mini golf course, and a comedy club that features up-and-coming comedians. At all three locations, guests can salute closed frames and lament gutter balls over a dish from the onsite grill or a beverage from the full-service bar.
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    10749 E Colonia Dr.
    Orlando, FL US
  • StrikeOuts Orlando
    Located on the second floor of Orlando Fashion Square mall, StrikeOuts Bowling features several lanes of bowling in a posh, updated setting that includes comfy black and red vinyl chairs. But just like in any great novel, bowling is only half the story. Between games, bowlers can grab a bite of hot wings, fries, and milkshakes at the food counter or challenge their friends to a competition in an arcade outfitted with dozens of games. StrikeOuts also gives back to the community: active military, first responders, police, and firefighters bowl free with a valid ID.
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    3201 East Colonial Drive
    Orlando, FL US

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