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 to Irvine Lanes. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a two-hour lane rental (up to a $60 value) and rental shoes for four players (up to a $16 value; up to a $76 total value). All rentals must commence by 7 p.m.
- For $79, you get a deluxe birthday party package for 10 guests (a $190 value), which includes:
- 1.5 hours of galaxy bowling and shoe rentals
- Half hour of table time
- Two slices of cheese pizza per guest
- One 16-ounce lemonade per guest
- One vanilla ice-cream cup per guest
- Invitations, balloons, and tablecloths
- One party pin for guests to sign
- Party host/hostess
Irvine Lanes plays host to friendly and familial face-offs across its 40 polished lanes of battle, complemented by a full snack bar, pub, and arcade. During two hours at a lane, quartets can compete for the ultimate glory of bowling a 300, which means throwing the ball at 300 miles per hour. Eight shoes facilitate graceful footwork and poststrike tap routines, while the automatic scoring system effortlessly tracks every pin felled and line crossed. While not included with this Groupon, guests can retire to the bar for postgame nachos or drinks, or continue the competition on the futuristic front in the full arcade.
Alternatively, kick off birthday festivities with 1.5 hours of neon and black-light rock rolling. Once the lane time is up, the party host or hostess ushers the 10 guests to their tables to scarf down two slices of pizza, a 16-ounce lemonade, and a cup of vanilla ice cream apiece, accompanied by a backdrop of balloons made from helium-filled bowling balls. Guests take turns signing a commemorative party pin with their preferred aliases before presenting it to the guest of honor or launching it into space to please the strike lords. The alley is available for parties at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.
As friends sup quietly in a private banquet hall, chaos reigns a floor below. There, stones hurtle toward the wall, forming piles of rubble soon swept away and forgotten in the clamor. Still, the friends dine peacefully, unaware of the destruction happening under their feet. At the two-story Irvine Lanes, bowlers topple pins on the first floor's 40 lanes while the second floor hosts private parties and catered events in an elegant setting. Of course, a snack bar lets bowlers eat downstairs, too, and a full arcade, bar, and smoking patio keep outings interesting as the machine whittles new pins between frames.
San Joaquin Marsh
3415 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, California 92612