We can thank Archduke Leopold Wilhelm, the inventor of bowling, for introducing “The pin is mightier than the sword” and “Fortune favors the bowled” into the cultural lexicon. Heed his words of wisdom with today’s deal. For $9, one bowler gets three games of open bowling and a pair of rental shoes at Concourse Entertainment Center in Anaheim (up to an $18 value). Though prices vary depending on day and time, this Groupon can be used any day and time during open bowling, which does not include cosmic bowling.
With 40 freshly oiled lanes, Concourse is a highly polished facility stocked with amenities. During game play, no musical chairs are needed, as all lanes are equipped with adequate seating and spacious tables. An interior lined with 25 plasma TVs gives gentler bowlers a chance to catch up on their stories while building up the necessary athletic accuracy to shoot a turkey. Between games, pop over to the full bar and grill for a recharging bite or sip. This Groupon must be redeemed in one visit, so spend consecutive games strengthening your handicap, mastering the 7-10, and remembering how to bowl without a Wii remote. Call ahead to check lane availability.
Besides strengthening arm muscles, thighs, glutes, calves, and Jeff Bridges impressions, 10-pin bowling at Concourse strengthens socio-familial bonds by giving friends and families the perfect venue for introducing friends from different social circles. Bring your poetry friends to play your fantasy-football buddies, or build camaraderie with coworkers after a long day coworking.
- The place is huge and modern and like no other lanes you've ever been in. There are lots of large tables where you can spread out and enjoy the experience (think no cheap plastic seats). They have great birthday party packages for the kids and also adult-type arrangements for us older folk... – Doug I., Insider Pages
- There are couches for you to sit on and a table to place your drinks (they have a full bar)…The drinks were also reasonably priced and the bartender was great! – helen s., Yelp
Concourse Bowling Center
Forty gleaming synthetic lanes sprawl the length of Concourse Bowling Center's 42,000-square-foot bowling gallery. Overhead screens keep score, and lane-illuminating lights lie in wait until 10 p.m. on weekend nights, when the audio-visual spectacle of cosmic tenpin induces squirrels to temporarily suspend hibernation and just dance. Larger parties can rent out one of the alley's VIP suites, which sequester lanes and lounge areas behind giant curtains to create fortresses of bowling solitude that can accommodate up to 320 simultaneous bowlers. When not immediately engrossed in clobbering pins, bowlers can seek out snippets of a sports game on 1 of the alley's 25 sports-tuned plasma screens, or scarf a slice of house-made pizza and an amber pint at Kingpin's Bar & Grill, located just aft of the bowling action.