Now that Earth plans to cut its energy bill by having daylight only on Wednesdays, humanity will need to adapt to endless night if it's to keep owls from stealing all the jobs and delicious mice. Start building up your glow-in-the-dark vision with today's Groupon: for $14, you get cosmic bowling and shoe rental for two on Friday night from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. (a $24 value) and two large sodas (a $5.16 value) at Derby Bowl (a $29.16 total value).
Derby Bowl’s cosmic sessions convert a 24-lane alleyway into a topsy-turvy world of black lights, neon bulbs, and glow-in-the-dark accents. On Friday nights from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., a pair of bowlers can don clown formal footwear and claim a lane for unlimited bowling in the darkened yet effulgent space. The beat of current pop hits helps late-night rollers hurl orbs with greater precision, and optional bumpers save balls from the terrible fate of falling into a gutter.
Because Derby Bowl lanes employ automatic scoring machines, players skip the risk of overworking their brains and forgetting to drink their large soda as a result. Before, during, or after the lane lounging, guests are welcome to partake in adult beverages and karaoke sessions (starting at 9 p.m.) in Kegler’s Sports Bar & Grill or wander into the 1,100-square-foot arcade to experiment with video games.
Derby Family Entertainment Center
At Derby Family Entertainment Center, bowlers coast toward high scores atop 24 lanes outfitted with automatic scoring and bumpers for younger guests. On the weekends, cosmic bowling casts a celestial glow across frames. And during karaoke Fridays, competitors exchange balls for a microphone to serenade nearby pins until they fall over or at least pick up the bar tab. Away from the synthetic playing field, a 1,100-square-foot arcade jingles and jangles with games for all ages, and cheers leak out from inside Kegler's Sports Bar and Grill, which often broadcasts WSU or Kansas City Chiefs games on a massive, 60-inch screen.
444 S Baltimore Ave.
Derby, Kansas 67037