Bowlers of all ages and experience levels roll bowling balls down 16 synthetic runways at Northfield Lanes, doing their best to knock down all 10 pins. Automatic scoring machines make it easy to keep track of the results, and bumpers provide an added advantage, if desired. In between games, adults can head to The Tap, a full-service bar with a variety of draft beers.
A two-story, 16-lane facility, Wengers Bowl invites bowlers of all experience levels to pummel pins and fill frames with strikes. An onsite pro shop outfits visitors with bags and a broad collection of bowling balls, from polyester Brunswick T Zone balls to DV8 Misfit orbs, all with finger holes drilled onsite. Bowling leagues bring together players of all experience levels for 10-week recreational sessions on Sunday or Monday nights, and players can bowl until 2 a.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays to see whether bowling balls turn into pumpkins after midnight.
Hanging on the exterior, a huge retro neon sign in the likeness of a bowling pin announces the three central tenets of Clique Lanes: beer, liquor, and bowling. Inside, 160 regular-sized pins—poised at the ends of 16 lanes sprawled across two levels—await the punishing crash of bowling balls and the ensuing high-fives. Between frames, bowlers can stop by the snack bar for burgers and wraps and take advantage of frequent drink specials. On Fridays, the lanes take a turn for the cosmic with Glo Bowling.
Hudsonville Lanes caters to diverse visitors, ranging from accommodating a spontaneous family outing on a weekend night or a preparing for a carefully coordinated company party. Equipped with bumpers, light-weight balls, and small shoes, the alley is kid-friendly, and even hosts kids bowling leagues. Weekends, the lights go down for cosmic bowling, during which visitors can send glowing space-orbs careening down darkened lanes while shouting, "To infinity, and beyond!", or "The British are coming!"
What began over 40 years ago as a bowling alley built in an old schoolhouse has since expanded into multi-level entertainment enclave known as RollAway Family Fun Center. In the second-floor roller skating rink, skaters glide across a glossy hardwood floor, cast in lights that flash to the beat of tunes spun by an on-site DJ. Below, on the first floor, players honor the center’s original purpose, sending pins a-clattering in the updated bowling alley. Guests can also settle scores or start fun, new blood feuds with games of laser tag and outdoor mini golf.
With 24 synthetic lanes, automatic scoring, and a full stock of rental bowling balls and shoes make Lowell Lanes an ideal alley for all manner of casual and competitive bowling. The alley offers both league and open-bowling hours seven days a week, with tournaments held on Saturdays. Between rounds, bowlers can refuel with burgers and fries from the snack counter or relax in the lounge with a drink from the full-service bar.