Bowling-alley lanes are covered in a thin layer of oil, facilitating a smooth trip for the ball and hilarious pratfalls for would-be pin burglars. Engage in slippery sport with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get a bowling outing for two (a $41.50 total value), valid at Anastasia Lanes in St. Augustine and Putnam Lanes in Palatka. The outing includes the following:
- Four games of bowling (a $5 value each)
- Two shoe rentals (a $4.50 value each)
- Two 24-ounce soft drinks (a $5.50 value each)
- Two slices of pizza (a $3.50 value each)
At Anastasia Lanes and Putnam Lanes, bowlers hone skills on colorful alleys while using digital, animated scoring systems to monitor their progress. Suited-up with included footwear, players fling pin-toppling spheres down glossy lanes as a digital sound system pipes-in tunes from the Internet’s reservoirs. A computerized scoring system tallies points, taking an occasional break to display college and professional sports games and documentaries of bears rolling curled-up armadillos at soda bottles. Pizza and soft drinks keep guests energized throughout the outing, and full-service lounges and snack bars can sate persistent appetites. Vibrant orange and blue walls surround the lanes at both locations, with Anastasia Lanes’ recently remodeled surfaces stretching toward a mural that depicts an idyllic beach scene with palm trees and perfectly spherical coconuts.