Bowling is like taking a road test: the only way to win is to knock over more obstacles than everyone else. Cruise to victory with today’s Groupon to Brechin Lanes in Nanaimo. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get one game of bowling for two adults and two shoe rentals (an $11.50 value).
- For $24, you get a Kingpin combo regular bowling package (a $49 value).
The 16 lanes at Brechin Lanes’ five-pin bowling facility have played host to orb-hurling visitors for more than 50 years. Two adults can take trash-talking pins down a peg with one game of bowling, which includes shoe rental and a Bolshoi-trained victory-dance instructor. Meanwhile, patrons opting for the Kingpin combo ($12.25/person) get two games for a quartet of players, allowing for rematches to redress grievous gutter-balls. This package also includes a shoe rental, a small pop, and a hot dog for each bowler and a large plate of french fries for the group. Groupon users can add more players for an additional fee ($11.25/person) or upgrade to glow bowling ($57), during which black lights lend luminescence to balls and pins, and visitors can test the authenticity of their glow-in-the-dark sticker collections.
The triumphant crash of bowling balls against pins has been echoing throughout Brechin Lanes since 1956. The newly renovated five-pin-bowling alley maintains its family-friendly atmosphere by only selling soft drinks and prohibiting smoking within their walls. League banners hang over the 16-lane spread, and between turns, players cheer each other on from plastic benches or cushy seats throughout the centre. Atop whimsical bowling-pin-shaped coffee tables, players refuel their rolling arms and bragging muscles with hot dogs, poutine, and pizza made fresh to order. During weekend glow bowling, blacklights switch on, a crisp sound system booms the hits, and vampire bowlers suddenly become the brightest people in the room.
1870 E Wellington Rd.
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9S 5X7Get Directions