Bowling is like taking a road test: the only way to win is to knock over more obstacles than everyone else. Cruise to victory with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a one-hour lane and shoe rental for up to six bowlers and a pitcher of pop at Drkula's 32 Bowl (up to a $35 value) in Inver Grove Heights.
Drkula's 32 Bowl lures pin topplers into its sleek-laned environs with contemporary touches such as computerized scoring as well as optional bowling ramps and automatic bumpers. For an hour, guests can solo-terrorize pins or bring along up to five friends, family members, or mannequins dressed as bowling balls for backup (up to a $14 value). Rental kicks ($2.50/pair) allow bowlers to walk in someone else's shoes without the dreary task of empathizing, and a pitcher of icy-cold soda pop (a $6 value) quenches tenpin-induced thirsts. The action-packed alley opens at 9 a.m. daily and keeps its well-greased doors unhinged until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Drkula's 32 Bowl ensconces guests in a vibrant atmosphere lavished in gray and sea-blue seats, American flags, and a backdrop of stylized scenes of nighttime merriment. Although not included in today's Groupon, customers can also stroll into the adjacent [Drac's Pub] to enjoy hearty fare from the full food and drink menu or try their hand at various games such as trivia, darts, and virtual-reality staring contests.
Drkula’s 32 Bowl
Bowling balls have been barreling down the lanes of Drkula’s 32 Bowl for nearly half a century. Perhaps by osmosis—or maybe unintentional design—the brick and wood building roughly resembles a bowling pin turned on its side, with the roof veering outward above the bowling alley and veering inward above the adjoining Drac’s Pub. There, the kitchen staff refuels bowlers with a surfeit of 1/3-pound burgers, pub sandwiches, and beer. Outside the pub, Drac’s Sand Bar hums with chatter from the patio and cheers from its four sand volleyball courts.
Inver Grove Heights
6710 Cahill Ave. E
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55076