Bowling shoes aren’t just fashionable—they provide the added two inches of height needed to load your ball into a regulation-size trebuchet. Lace up and reach for a three-holed pin puncher with today’s Groupon: for $13, you get two hours of bowling (up to a $47.40 value) with shoe rental for two (a $6 value) at Glenfair Lanes in Glendale (up to a $53.40 total value). Although this Groupon covers two people, each lane can accommodate up to six players.
Glenfair Lanes’ 36 lacquered alleys afford ball-slingers an unbridled chance to hone their pin-leveling skills. After lacing up rental shoes, pals, lovebirds, and officer-parolee duos spend the next two hours questing after the satisfying rattle of swift strike. Electronic scoring keeps pin wreckage reliably tallied, leaving noggins free to direct their energy toward telekinetic ball steering. Open bowling is available every day of the week until at least 11:30 p.m. and until 1:30 on Friday and Saturday nights, when disco balls twinkle and lanes transform into a black-lit galaxy of neon bowling. Should hunger pangs paw at stomach floors, rollers can keep their competitive fires stoked with noshes, sodas, and suds from the snack bar as well as soundtrack their wrist-propelled domination with beats from the jukebox, though these services are not included with the Groupon.
Tumbling balls and clattering pins echo across the gleaming hardwood alleys at Glenfair Lanes, where bowlers of all ages strap on multicolored kicks for group play. Fluorescent bulbs shine neon shades onto alleys until 1:30 a.m. every Friday and Saturday night during neon bowling, where orbiting disco balls, flashing lasers, and excessive Blade Runner quotes add flair to game play. Tournament bowlers can clink chalices of beer and soda to celebrate strikes, and pintsize players can fuel up for youth bowling sessions with saucy slices of pizza.