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 $15, you get one hour of bowling including shoe rental for up to six people each, a large pizza, and a $15 credit for the prize arcade at Country Club Lanes on Watt Avenue (up to a $73 total value).
Country Club Lanes houses multifarious family entertainment through 48 lanes equipped for automatic bumper bowling, a cafe serving tasty meals, and an arcade enlivened by a glittering prize counter. Up to six high rollers can bowl for one hour ($42), footwear included ($1 per person on weekends), while alternately eyeing one of the 13 42” plasma TVs installed throughout the concourse and trying to figure out who replaced the last piece of pizza with a grease-stained IOU. Glo bowling lends a futuristic touch to the ancient sport, incorporating black lights, neon balls, and driving beats to fuel surreal contests late into the night.
The prize arcade gives traffic cops and other ticket lovers the chance to shoot hoops, play Deal or No Deal and skee-ball, and redeem winnings for cool prizes, such as a round trip on Southwest Airlines (50,000 tickets). Friday- and Saturday-night customers should call ahead and make reservations to avoid the disappointment of not being heartily welcomed by name.
Country Club Lanes
Among the 48 professional bowling lanes, two video arcades, two billiard rooms, and a futuristic laser-tag arena, Country Club Lanes’ activities run the gamut of fun, social diversions for families or friends. While maintaining its retro appeal with neon lights and colorful carpets, the alley updates its lanes with additions such as automatic bumpers and a gallery of plasma TVs. Open bowling hours run 24 hours a day with a kitchen open until 1 a.m., allowing guests to fix their late-night bowling cravings and finally escape Freddy Krueger by trapping his claws in a ball’s tiny holes.
Arden - Arcade
2600 Watt Ave.
Sacramento, California 95821