Bowling shoes aren’t just fashionable—they provide the added two inches of height needed to load your ball into a regulation-size trebuchet. Lace up and reach for a three-holed pin puncher with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get two games of bowling and shoe rental at Bama Lanes (up to a $10.50 value).
Thirty glossy lanes await pin pounders of all stripes at Bama Lanes, a locally owned bowling center that has been racking up spares and strikes for more than 35 years. Players are first outfitted with a rented pair of slide-friendly soles (a $3 value) allowing them to take to the lanes with the same smooth, slick grace of butter melting on a Motown record. Duckpin-hunting season commences as bowlers test their backspin techniques in two 10-frame games (up to a $7.50 value) that can be shared with a friend or played-out in a double-dose of skill-boosting solitude. Between frames, Bama Lanes keeps somnolent strike-throwers energized with a complete snack bar and pro shop, and a postgame party lounge hosts pocket billiards and joyous karaoke sing-alongs that may inspire pins to knock themselves over in silent protest.
Bama Lanes offers its own discounts at certain times of the week that may be better values than this deal; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.