There's no sound quite like the crack of a bowling ball finding its target. It's a sound that triggers memories of childhood, and it's one that you'll hear probably a hundred times during a game at Ormond Lanes Bowling. The alley's 40 lanes give players plenty of room to plot out spares and strikes, while the Sandbagger Caf? serves all the wraps and salads needed to refuel after a game. If you have kids in tow, make sure to stop by the game room for a few rounds of air hockey. There's also a game room exclusively for adults, the Kingpin Lounge, where you can play pool, shoot darts, or file your taxes.
Since 1995, pool sharks have been sinking balls into the corner pocket at Trick Shots. At each of its three locations, groups gather around tables to engage in friendly competition and observe all seven of Newton's laws of motion. As they play, customers nosh on selections from a menu of large fresh deli sandwiches and snacks, such as beer-battered onion rings and chicken wings, while a full bar offers cocktails, soft drinks, and draft beers nearby.
With chef Michael Geary of the 2009 Pennsylvania Iron Chef Championship team in the kitchen, the Sam Adams Brew Pub serves an elegantly simple menu of grilled American fare palatably paired with at least four Sam Adams brews always on tap. With the pub’s softly lit atmosphere, diners can watch the big game while stimulating cuisine receptacles with a delicious dish of grilled quesadilla ($7.50) and a fruity pinot grigio ($5.75). The 8-ounce barbecue-sauce-slathered, broiled Samuel burger ($9) satiates cantankerous tummies while the pub’s onion-topped cheese steak ($8.50) quells persistent hungry. To drink, barley buffs can guzzle the Samuel Adams Coastal Wheat or the robust Samuel Adams Boston Lager. Spend the evening playing the free pool, darts, and shuffleboards, or stop by on a Thursday for Guest Bartender Night, when a local celebrity, dignitary, or former king of Estonia will be serving brews for a charity of his or her choice.
Backstage Billiards I-Drive's name certainly doesn?t bury the lede??beginners and pool sharks alike can rack up games on any of the bar's 24 Brunswick tables. At the same time, it doesn't encompass the myriad billiards alternative patrons can enjoy, from hitting bullseyes on seven electronic dartboards to sinking holes-in-one during rounds of Golden Tee or cornhole. For those who prefer spectating, 20 plasma-screen televisions stay tuned to the day's biggest games and most heartwarming huddles. Amid all this sports?centric revelry, bartenders serve beverages in ice-cold mugs as well as mixed drinks from behind a 55-foot, full-liquor bar every night until 2 a.m.
Just like at family meals, people tend to gather around the tables inside Chiefland Billiards. But theses are pool and billiards tables, and rather than sit down and eat, they move about, take aim, and take friends on for friendly competition. Over at the bar, bartenders pop the caps off of Bud Light bottles while TVs play live sports. A full kitchen in the back send out bites such as classic grilled cheese sandwiches and grilled peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Chiedland also has a strict smoke-free policy, so no one goes home smelling like a cigarette or 300.
Batt Family Fun Center's facilities lure bowlers of all ages with a plethora of smooth lanes, some of which are surrounded by bumpers, and league and specialty bowling. Roll one of Batt Family Fun Center's colorful, varying-in-weight bowling balls toward innocent pins while wearing stylish yet effectual nonscuffing footwear. Xtreme bowling, a cosmic-bowling experience that takes place on Friday and Saturday nights, dazzles the eyes with lasers, disco lights, black lights, and fog, and doles out stimulation for the ears in the form of loud music and the sounds professional athletes make when they get injured. An arcade room and snack bar ensure those waiting to roll remain entertained and full of flavor. Rounding out the family fun are billiards tables and glow-in-the-dark mini golf.