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Forty-eight bowling balls can roll down the 48 lanes at once, sending pins flying in a heath-thumping clatter. Erie Lanes? size accommodates hordes of bowling parties at once. And it isn?t just bowling that entertains crowds. Balls clatter atop pool tables in the game room, and a toy crane snaps at stuffed animals. And on select nights, the bowling lanes glow under black lights and disco balls, and a fog machine turns on full blast during cosmic bowling games. The on-site caf? refuels bowlers with pizzas, nachos, and burgers drowning in bleu cheese and bacon bits.

1310 E Erie Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Signature service: Salsa and Latin Dance Lessons

Established: 2006

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Pro Tip: Come to each lesson with an open mind.

2301 North Front Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

We offer all the fun of the drive-in, without the cars! Movies under the stars, video game parties on our huge projection screens, photo slideshows, and corporate presentations are all better on our jumbo movie screens. Our larger screens are great for school & team fundraisers, parks and recs. and other large events

2424 E York St. Unit 213
Philadelphia,
PA
US

The second annual Philly F/M Festival culls hordes of independent films and live music, emphasizing the interplay of the two media. Thursday night hosts the event's kick-off party as Philadelphia Slick douses the crowd with waves of toe-tapping beats and games of Simon Says. The neighborhood's lights dim on Friday as the film screenings begin at 7 p.m. with Sound It Out, a phonetically precise documentary that chronicles the last vinyl record shop in Teesside, England. Meet Me on South Street, The Story of JC Dobbs (September 24 at 6:30 p.m.) delves into Philadelphia's artistic subculture and underground crocheting scene from the 1970s to 1996 through the lens of one of its signature and now defunct musical establishments.

2424 East York Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Open year-round, the course at Juniata Golf Club sprawls over 106 naturally hilly acres and challenges players with tricky lies and imposing hazards that complicate its relatively short length. Frankford Creek winds into play on six holes of the Edmund B. Ault design, ensnaring worm burners in a reedy morass. The par-4 sixth hole exemplifies the difficulty of the course as a whole, measuring just 360 yards in length but forcing shots to climb entirely uphill from tee to shallow green like a marathon-running pack mule.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-66 course

  • Total length of 5,275 yards from the back tees

  • Course rating of 64.8 from the back tees

  • Course slope of 109 from the back tees

  • Three sets of tees per hole

1391 E Cayuga St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

CrossFit Renaissance strives to make renaissance men and women out of its clients, prepping physiques for a broad range of real-life challenges with each day's workout. Coaches Bill Shiffler , Reese Knox, and Ray Decarlo follow the CrossFit credo: intense and highly varied routines that can slide on a scale of difficulty to suit any fitness level and focus on functional movements. However, they differentiate themselves by guiding small groups, limiting attendance so that every student receives personalized guidance. To accumulate evidence for the program's muscle-toning effects, gym members record their daily stats in a training log and conduct regular interviews with their biceps.

3668 Salmon Street
Philadelphia,
PA
US