Like joggers crossing a highway, bowlers should avoid nearby bumpers and should resist the temptation to chase wayward balls into neighboring lanes. Roll carefully with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a bowling outing for two at Jillian’s Universal in Universal City (a $59 total value). The outing includes:
- One game of bowling for two (a $12 value)
- Shoe rental for two (a $7 value)
- Two $20 game cards for video and arcade games (a $40 value)
Shimmering bowling lanes and a neon-streaked arcade launch the excited sounds of good-natured competition across Jillian's Universal. Patrons slip on a pair of shoes to bolster pre-roll wind-ups, and ten frames of bowling offer plenty of opportunity for duos to gussy-up polyurethane-hurling prowess. The lavishly equipped arcade fills with electronic chatter and offers opportunity to rid the world of aliens or demonstrate a devotion to traffic laws ill-suited to virtual racetracks. Waves of multicolored light ricochet off a disco ball, bespeckling the interior, which served as the backdrop to Justin Bieber’s music video for “Baby.” Prancing feet and budding vocalists fill out karaoke and dance events on weekends, when the alley is open until 1:30 a.m.
At Jillian's, a colorful, 10-lane alley, a nightclub ambiance pairs with modern décor and ample entertainment to host parties. A restaurant sates between-set hunger pains with a menu of American eats such as hot wings, burgers, and pizzas. On Fridays and Saturdays, Jillian's hosts club nights, during which a sound system pumps music. Four billiard tables draw pool sharks, and guests can also enjoy an arcade of 84 electronic games between songs or bowling frames. For birthday parties, a private suite hosts up to 50 people who can play Wii games on a giant projector screen. The venue itself can accommodate anywhere from ten to 1,200 guests and also provides catering.
1000 Universal Studios Blvd.
Universal City, California 91608Get Directions