It would be hard to imagine Mount Clemens without The Rec'. Most residents wouldn't be able to, since The Rec' (also known as The Recreation Bowl) has been around since the early 1920s. Almost a century after its opening, the alley still thunders with the sound of spares, strikes, and turkeys. Some things have changed, of course. Modern scoring machines now track each game’s progress, and TV's hang over the eight lanes to provide further entertainment between tosses and strike celebrations inspired by Swan Lake. The Rec' holds its own as a restaurant and performance venue as well. Waitresses carry burgers and beer out to two patios , and live musicians play classic rock on the weekends.
Regal Lanes has been meticulously maintained by the same family since 1960. Its vast hall offers ample space for recreational players as well as leagues, with 40 glossy bowling avenues lined with the same hardwood used to pave the road to termite Oz. While bowlers wait in the wings, they can relax at the alley's grill and sports bar, home to flat-screen televisions and daily happy hours.
At Universal Lanes, digital scoreboards keep track of points as players strive for strikes in regular or glow-in-the-dark lighting. Between games, bowlers can meander over to the lounge and rack up pool balls or order pretzels, soft-serve ice cream, or pizza from the grill. They can also perch at the stone bar to sip beer while telling a tall tale about bowling a 300 with a very ripe cantaloupe.
Strikers Entertainment Center caters to sphere slingers with 26 high-quality lanes, a snack and beverage bar, and a slew of other nonbowling games fun for the whole dynasty. Celebrate each tossed turkey or strike by contra dancing in your pair of included rental shoes. Families with children or genetically engineered Jerry Lewis clones can lower the lane bumpers to ensure an even playing field for bowlers of all ages and skill levels. For a taste of futuristic gaming, attend a cosmic-bowl session where black lights bring games to fluorescent fruition. Strikers also offers postbowling merriments with video games, pool, volleyball, and horseshoes.
The independently owned Community Bowling Centers accommodate bowlers of all ages and abilities, featuring bumper-equipped lanes and lightweight balls designed for the hands of pintsize players. At 10 smoke-free locations throughout the region, guests enjoy open hours in addition to league opportunities and special events. The onsite bar serves ice-cold cups of soda or beer, which guests may raise in toasts to friendship and man's ability to hydrate himself. On select evenings, the alley lights turn down and the ethereal illumination of Glow N Bowl takes over with laser-light shows and fog machines. As balls roll down phosphorescent lanes, a sound track of thumping beats and alien distress calls saturates the space.
Thunderbird Lanes gives families and friends a clean, well-lit modern bowling alley where they can bond over 7–10 splits, food, and arcade games. Leagues for men, women, kids, and seniors get bowlers of all skill levels out of the house to engage in some friendly competition, and cash-prize tournaments incorporate creative rules such as mulligans and bonus points for strikes. The facility's bartenders keep patrons well hydrated, pouring frothy brews and bubbly pop, and snacks such as pizzas help to build boulder-chucking strength. Thunderbird Lanes also offers custom party packages for company events and birthdays.