Bowl-a-Roll Lanes has purveyed the sporting side of pin punishment for more than half a century, hosting bowlers of all ages and skill levels on 32 automated lanes. Upon arrival, customers will lace up their dual-tone shoes and slide over to the ball rack to pick out their globular weapon of choice. Two hours will spin away across lacquered wood slats as teams of up to six bowlers channel their focus and energy into subsequent frames of pin scattering, breaking concentration only to restock caffeine levels from the soft-drink pitcher. Children may boldly bowl with the bumpers up to prevent gutter anxiety. Though not valid with your Groupon, groups may also stop by Bowl-a-Roll on Friday and Saturday nights for cosmic bowling, a black-lit laser light show that allows players to experience the game the way its creator, George Lucas, originally envisioned it.
Balls hurtle down slick lanes toward clusters of pins at the family-owned Spencerport Bowl. Leagues duke it out at least once daily, and Friday and Saturday nights host the Famous Rockin' Bowl from 9 p.m. to midnight, when disco lights illumine an alley awash in fog. Revelry spills over to CJ's Pub & Grill, where frequent karaoke sessions supply a festive backbeat for burger-and-pizza feasts. Those who still have an appetite for entertainment after bowling can refuel at the on-site arcade.
On Friday and Saturday nights, Lighthouse Lanes gets bowlers grooving to a light show set to music during cosmic bowling. Even a day spent at open bowling is electrifying, with bowlers sending bright colored balls down glossy lanes. Automatic scorers keep track of who's in the lead, so players don't have to assign someone to take video. Lane-side activities include a video-game arcade and a cozy lounge filled with flat-screen televisions.