Physicists enjoy bowling because it's a game that operates on the laws of science, and because they enjoy beating metaphysics professors, whose telekinetic powers disappear at every 7–10 split. Harness the power of scientific strikes with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a two-hour lane rental and shoe rentals for up to six people at Allfam Bowling Center in Cabot or Conway Family Bowl in Conway (a $40 value). Choose between Allfam Bowling Center and Conway Family Bowl.
Allfam Bowling Center's 32-lane pin-punishing center sprawls out into 34,000 square feet of arcade games, dining options, and sphere-spinning action. Six friends, three teams of two, or two Kingston Trio cover bands can pick a ball, strap on shoes, and spend two hours pummeling the mocking teeth of the ten-pin smile. A 2,200-square-foot arcade beeps and buzzes for those stretching their thumbs between turns. Pneumatic bumpers rise and fall based on automatic player pre-sets, which keeps kids and gutter-bound bowlers in the pace of the game and offers protection from lanes that never learned to parallel park. Hunger pains can be squashed like a well-aimed strike with appetizers, burgers, and pizza from Kingpin, the in-house eatery. Conway Family Bowl boasts 24 lanes for alley addicts to roll down, a game room with a pool table, and a snack bar dishing out made-to-order eats.
Allfam Bowling Center and Conway Family Bowl’s prices fluctuate throughout the week.