Since its creation in 1640 by Archduke Leopold Wilhelm, bowling has been known as the Sport of Dukes. In contrast to modern bowling, Leopold’s version involved hurling then-precious nectarines at servants. Leopold was quite happy to have created bowling, though his pleas to change its nickname to The Arch-Sport of Archdukes to better reflect his title went largely unheeded.
The nickname Sport of Dukes came into vogue again in the late 70s when bitter rivals and twin brothers Duke "Buddy" Howard and Buddy "Duke" Howard dominated the professional bowling tour. At 300, you'll be treated much like the Dukes of yesteryear, with entertainment to delight each of your senses.
Today on Groupon we are featuring three games of bowling and shoe rental for $18, normally $39. 300, located on the iconic Pier 60 at 23rd & West Side Hwy., is unlike any bowling alley in New York. It's home to a contemporary bowling facility with 40 lanes, including the private, eight-lane bowling suite Club 300. Just like the castles of the Hapsburgs, there are flatscreen televisions, a state-of-the-art stereo system, and lighting effects (invented by the Earl of Lighting Effect) throughout the building. You can even take a quick tour to see what it looks like. Online customer reviews praise the upscale atmosphere and excellent music selection, making it clear that 300 is not your ordinary bowling alley.
300 also features a sports bar and a casual-dining restaurant, so you'll have a great time even if you're not a huge bowling fan or ironically named bowling hater Haywood Jastopbowling. (Bowling haters can grab head upstairs to The Loft, a private bar area with panoramic views.) Bring some friends, knock over some pins, grab some food, and watch some of your favorite sports all at once! 300 has done to bowling, eating, and watching sports, what the salad shooter did to simultaneously cutting celery, carrots, and tomatoes. It also offers a complete menu, featuring the delicious 300 steak burger, grilled quesadillas, crab cakes, and more, and plenty of lounging room to just kick back, relax, and think about all the bowling going on near you.
- I love bowling. I love wine. Usually these things don't go together, but somehow 300 New York makes it work. It's an upscale bowling alley...so I could enjoy a glass of Cabernet, and bowl at the same time. – Brianne H., Yelp
- 300 is the mecca of all bowling alleys! It is has [sic] the perfect combination of everything for a fun night out-even staff who dance to the best mix of hip-hop-made me want to work there!...everyone looks happy to be there--and that definately [sic] rubs off on us customers--this place rocks! – Jdpbbq, Citysearch
- I am not much of a bowler... I was not very optimistic. To my surprise I was pleased when we got there. The atmosphere is great and the xtreme bowling was wonderful. The staff is pleasant and very welcoming. The drinks and the food are also good. Needless to say I am not a great bowler but I would DEFINITELY go back!! It makes for a great and exciting saturday night and I recommend going. – chic403, Citysearch