Though bowling is a timeless pastime, Rowlett Bowl-A-Rama keeps its lanes up to date. Players send balls gliding down 26 synthetic lanes, where their scores are kept by a computer, so no one has to brush up on their times tables before they play. Bumpers can be called into action at any lane, and on some nights the black lights illuminate the lanes. When it's time for a bowling break, players can escape to the 40-game arcade or grab a bite or drink at Splits Sports Grill, the onsite restaurant and bar.
A zapping haven with historical awareness, the Shenaniganz laser tag arena pits up to 24 players against one another in the gloomy haze and vibrant lighting of a 12th-century Cambodian temple. Players can repurpose ancient temple ruins as opaque bunkers and unload some light on unsuspecting opponents. Safe and well maintained, the laser tag arena warms up trigger fingers for joysticked, button-mashing mayhem in the 7,000-square-foot arcade. Stocked with more than 100 games, the arcade zone is a sanctuary for prize-seeking ticket hoarders and friendly competitors alike. With $35 worth of credits, players might be able to swap jackpots for prizes ranging from candy to a life-sized portrait of Macaulay Culkin. While children go wild in the arcade, parents can relax at the on-site sports bar, with more than 40 flat-screen TVs and two 25-foot hi-definition movie screens. Shenaniganz also has a restaurant and state-of-the-art bowling center. No reservations are required for laser tag, though players can always phone ahead to ensure there's no private party or toddler rave occupying the arena.
Plano Super Bowl lets the pins fall all night long with round-the-clock, 24-hour lane availability for bowlers of all levels. The alley keeps its doors open year-round, encouraging bowlers to stop by for competitive league nights or noncompetitive gatherings at the game room, bar, and snack bar. Rollers can also gather for kids' and adults' lane-side parties, enjoyable for both beginners and seasoned veterans who know the differences between strikes and spares.
Don't be fooled by the name. Allen Bowl is really three destinations in one: bowling alley, arcade, and restaurant. Here's a quick look at each part.
Bowling isn’t just a hobby at 300 New York—it’s a vibrant social experience worthy of luxurious flourishes. That’s why cushioned lounge seats flank each of the 32 mood-lit lanes in the main concourse area. Each of these lanes faces a large screen that flashes music videos and tutorials on how to remove stuck fingers from bowling balls. Up in The Loft, bowlers can lounge and take in views of the concourse while sipping cocktails from the full-service bar. A dedicated wait staff connects them to offerings from the onsite bar and restaurant—an eatery known for serving dishes from executive chef Chad Bowser’s menu. Some of Chad’s creations include two-bite chicken or beef sliders and hand-battered fried calamari that can be paired with anything from beer to specialty martinis.
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.