The three holes on a bowling ball represent the three phases of bowling: wind-up, release, and genuflection. Send a ball properly on its way with today's Groupon: for $20, you get two hours of bowling and shoe rental for up to six people at Chippewa Bowl in South Bend or Regal Lanes in Mishawaka (up to a $60 value based on two games for up to six people, although pricing varies depending on the size of the group and the pace of the game.)
Chippewa Bowl and Regal Lanes give ten-pin lovers the opportunity to show off their stuff in fully stocked alleys of bowling fun. After arriving at either the 70-lane Chippewa Bowl or the 40-lane Regal Lanes, bowlers don scuff-free shoes, pick out a favorite ball, and, before commencing game play, leave an offering to the gnomes who repair the alleys' machines. The two-hour sessions offer time for six players to complete two games, and fewer bowlers can pack in more frames with their 120 minutes. Between games, bowlers can relax at either alley's lane-side grills or kick up feet at Chippewa Bowl's two sports bars or Regal Lanes' lounge, filling tummies with toothsome fare and lubricating creaky, robotic throwing arms with chosen tipples.
Both alleys feature bar-bound karaoke several nights a week, and Regal Lanes offers extreme cosmic bowling every Saturday from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., lighting up the alley with eerie phosphorescence. The family-friendly alleys are smoke-free and come complete with bumper lanes, easing learning curves for beginning bowlers and frustrating the perverse machinations of gutter-aimers trying to bowl a perfect 0.
Chippewa Bowl and Regal Lanes's rates vary throughout the week; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
Chippewa Bowl has plenty of space where bowlers can let their inner competitor roam free—70 lanes worth of space, to be exact. While pins clatter in the bowling area, players can refuel at the Laneside Grill or grab a drink at one of two sports bars. Guests can also try their luck at an arcade game that spits out tickets, which they can swap for prizes.