Although once considered a staple of nightclubs and upscale eateries, bowling was banned from fancy establishments after one too many attempts to score strikes on crowded dance floors. Tout tenpins' triumphant return with today's Groupon to Frames Bowling Lounge. Choose from the following options:
• For $26, you get bowling for two people, including two games (up to a $10.50 value/game) and two shoe rentals (a $6 value each; up to a $54 value).
• For $52, you get bowling for four people, including two games (up to a $10.50 value/game) and four shoe rentals (a $6 value each; up to a $108 total value).
• For $78, you get bowling for six people, including two games (up to a $10.50 value/game) and six shoe rentals (a $6 value each; up to a $162 value).
Frames Bowling Lounge's lacquered-lane emporium refines the entertainment of bowling to its most premium quality, surrounding bowlers with full-service bars, a hip-swinging nightclub, and upscale décor. Like a high-stakes game of tenpin polo, the sleek leather seating, elegant low lighting, and 28 pristine lanes combine the luxury of a ritzy lifestyle with the down-to-earth fun of bowling. The nearby island bar hosts postgame boast-offs, and––not included with this Groupon––a modern 25-game arcade room ($1 for a refillable game card) deftly doles out virtual amusement. As an arsenal of flat screens keeps competitors up to speed on their cloudy-crystal-ball-chucking prowess, a sophisticated sound system cranks out hip tunes and bowling-ball-themed knock-knock jokes.
Although today's deal is good only for games and shoe rental, the bistro serves up masterfully crafted cocktails and dishes such as pomegranate martinis ($10) and barbecued long island duck empanadas ($6.95). Before embarking on a snazzy evening of sphere slinging and rug cutting, patrons are asked to mind Frames' dress code and avoid bringing along work boots, hats, chains, or water-squirting boutonnières. The required reservation rule after 5 p.m. on Fridays and 8 p.m. on Saturdays is waived for Groupon customers.
Although Frames Bowling Lounge sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Frames Bowling Lounge NYC
Frames Bowling Lounge NYC's swanky amenities appeal to everyone, from casual players to Jay Z, Beyoncé, or Knicks' sharpshooter Carmelo Anthony. Part contemporary bowling alley, part full-service restaurant, part late-night dance club, the sleek Midtown Manhattan playground has been lauded by the press for an atmosphere teeming with the sounds of thumping music, dancing bodies, and clinking martinis alongside the usual roar of strikes and high-fives.
Twenty-eight polished bowling lanes guide balls toward pins as players wait their turns on plush, leather couches, where flat-screen TVs and club-style lighting compete for their attention. After a game of bowling, players can walk past the glowing bar top into the restaurant, where organic ingredients complement porterhouse steaks, pan-roasted salmon, decadent desserts, and exotic cocktails. Those who aren't ready to abandon their victory dances can shuffle straight into the dance club, where DJs kick out heart-pumping beats as the walls light up to provide perfect backdrops for dancing or recreating the moment you found the right-sized bowling ball.
550 9th Ave. (and 40th St.)
Manhattan, New York 10018Get Directions