Bowling shoes aren’t just fashionable—they provide the added 2 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 two hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rentals, and a pitcher of soda for up to five players to Castle Lanes in Racine. Choose between the following options:
• For $35, you get a bowling package Friday after 5:30 p.m. or any time Sunday (up to an $84.50 value).
• For $25, you get a bowling package Friday before 5:30 p.m. or any time Monday–Thursday (up to a $64.50 value).
Named one of the world's 95 must-see bowling centers by Bowlers Journal International, Castle Lanes' upscale alley blends a North Woods cabin feel with contemporary amenities. Bowlers of all ages and abilities preside over 24 glossy lanes, each adorned with granite counters and padded booths opposite 10 quivering pins and a solitary pin-comforting robot. Color-coded house balls help players pick their weapons, while electronic scoring assists by tallying points and eliminating the need to carry an abacus. An iPod hook-up at each pair of lanes lets bowlers celebrate strikes to the thrum of personalized tunes or bust moves to the beat of a public radio podcast. In between turns, bowlers can glance at HDTVs or fly digital kites on the free WiFi breezing throughout the alley.
The alley's log walls, wood floors, and jagged-patterned furniture glow beneath chandeliers, while the scent of spiced pumpkin drifts through the air. Mounted game trophies watch over the alley and help maintain a smoke-free environment by bleating at the sight of so much as a candy cigarette. Due to the alley's numerous league matches, weeknight bowlers are encouraged to call ahead to check for availability.