Bowling is the great social equalizer—a common ground where grizzled undercover clowns, blue-collar English lords, LARPer librarians, big and tall lingerie models, hordes of hive-minded hipsters, and the other two social demographics that comprise America can unite in common cause and topple a gaggle of stuck-up, inanimate wooden pins. Brunswick has been a household name in this egalitarian pastime almost since the beginning, with a company history that dates back to the 19th century, providing classic American good times to all manner of patrons across the country. And with today's Groupon tying the room together, you'll get to play two games (up to a $9.98 value) in its hallowed halls wearing a pair of freshly disinfected bowling shoes (a $3.79 value).
Splitsville Luxury Lanes and Dinner Lounge combines bowling with swankiness, four bars, and a full-service restaurant. The result is a well-decorated, party-time pinsperience. Al fresco bowling transpires on the lawn at Splitsville's outdoor bowling lane, located near the breezy patio and live band. Inside, a DJ spins tunes above a dance floor designed especially for extended victory dances. Mid-century décor, kidney-shaped tables, and red swivel-pod chairs complete the retro-chic scene.
With a recently remodeled interior and illuminated seascape imagery above the pins, Cityview Lanes declares itself both a bowling alley and a family-friendly recreational escape. After boulder-pushers strap on rented shoes ($3.50 per person), they'll make their way to one out of 64 lanes to glide balls down surfaces slick enough to prompt a 7–10 split to kiss and make up ($4.50 per person, per game). Cityview's café and arcade entertain restless rock-rollers between frames.
Cowtown Bowling Palace's newly remodeled facility bestows families and friends with kid-friendly recreation amid bright green walls and neon-printed carpets. After strapping on pairs of rental shoes, bowlers launch orbs down any of 32 slick lanes, many of which can be equipped with bumpers for children or balls preparing to hatch ostriches. In between frames, famished opponents or teammates can scarf down abundant treats at Cowtown Bowling Palace's snack bar. The alley's schedule permits smoke-free entertainment for families, and on select days 24-hour accessibility indulges night owls and Santas finishing their shifts early.
Bowlers have sent pins clattering for more than 30 years upon Pin Center Bowl's rows of gleaming lanes. The 16 alleys host bouts of friendly competition among families and friends, who hurtle balls toward the hapless pins and tally their points with Brunswick Vector scoring equipment, rather than committing each point to memory via complex riddles. To accommodate kiddies' games, forgiving bumpers rise to block gutter balls. Between frames, players can snag snacks and drinks from the concession stand and full bar, and billiards tables and an arcade keep hand-eye coordination in tip-top shape. Pin Center Bowl also offers the Dragon Bowling Ball Ramp to assist children in knocking down pins.
USA Bowl provides ball flingers a safe and spacious place to send pins toppling. Fifty-eight lanes of gleaming hardwood invite both crafty straight shooters and macaroni-armed curveball tossers to net scintillatingly low personal bests. Treat three amigos, musketeers, or little pigs to a double-header at the newly renovated facility, with specially engineered bowling shoes included to keep all feet safely attached to the ground during play. If competition gets too heated, bowlers can regroup over snacks and libations from the alley's in-house eatery (not included in this deal). Adventurous bowlers and lint detectives can check out the black-lit Friday night sessions, which start at 8:30 p.m.