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 $12, you get two games of bowling per person and shoe rental for two at Holiday Bowl on Brainerd Road or Hixson Pike (a $24 value).
Holiday Bowl houses a stockpile of strike-seeking weapons that bowling companions can borrow for two rounds of pin obliteration. Pairs lace up fashionable footwear before coaching each other on tossing a perfect curve or remembering to let go of the ball. Overhead screens display the scores, which are tallied automatically by the electronic scoring system so that no one can pencil in a 300-pin eighth frame. Holiday Bowl’s arcade games buzz and beep with excitement in the entertainment area, and the Backstage Lounge at the Brainerd location or the Laneside Grill at the Hixson Pike location plate pub fare and pour pitchers of beer to fuel orb-tossing arms (games and fare are not covered by this Groupon).
At each bowling center, balls hurtle down smooth, polished lanes as LCD screens keep track of scores and shimmering party lights illuminate the faces of determined bowlers. After putting on velcro shoes or slide-enabling shoes and clearing the gutters of deciduous pins, bowlers set their sights on toppling 10-pin clusters. Carpets bedecked with psychedelic swirls lead to shelves stocked with neon-colored balls, which proffer their pin-busting talents to bowlers of various sizes. Fingers can warm up by mashing buttons in an arcade full of entrancing video games or bench-pressing french fries at the onsite grill and pub.