Cave dwellers developed bowling as a rationale for their current party game of knocking each other down with large boulders. Embrace modern mores with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get an hour and a half of bowling, including shoe rental for up to six people (up to a $39 value), popcorn (a $5 value), and a pop (a $5 value), at either Academy Bowling Lanes on Academy Road or Mosienko Lanes on Main Street (up to a $49 total value).
At each modern, spacious bowling centre, five-pinners fling balls amid a lively social ambience enhanced by pin-illuminating entertainment such as cosmic and glow bowling. Up to six people strap on ankle-hugging shoes and then revel in the crash of five pins or their licensed stunt doubles. Bowlers keep up strength with the included large popcorn and pitcher of pop, and heartier appetites fortify noble arms with the Academy’s menu of pizza, burgers, wings, and other score builders. Between bouts, players can test brainpower and hand-eye coordination with onscreen interactive games sure to further next-day bragging rights and board-game renouncement.
Though Academy Bowling Lanes and Mosienko Lanes sometimes feature a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Academy Bowling Lanes
The bowler releases the ball so smoothly that it barely makes a sound upon hitting the lane, heightening the crack when the ball finally collides with the pins. You can witness this scene at Academy Bowling Lanes, where Brunswick automatic-scoring systems record each roll down the alleys' polished lanes. Bumpers are on hand to clog the gutters and improve scores. On select evenings, the concourses transform into a cosmic-bowling arena with laser systems, black lights, fog machines, and music leading up the night's closing event, the landing of a real spacecraft. Food and bar services supply guests with refreshments such as pizza, popcorn, and fountain pop.