Elite bowlers have practiced their skills for years uncountable, from printing the first set of lane rules on Gutenberg’s press to exhorting Revolutionary War troops not to fire until they saw the whites of their pins. Tap into a historical pastime with today's Groupon: for $10, you get four weeknight or weekend games and two shoe rentals (up to a $21.50 value) at Lariat Lanes in Richfield. Game rates are per person per game, so this Groupon could be used for two games for two people, four games for one person, or eight games for one half-man, half-bat hybrid.
Lariat Lanes has played welcoming host to generations of pinbusters since its lanes sprang to life more than 50 years ago. After swapping street sneakers for bowling shoes or lane-sanctioned bear-claw slippers, bowlers fling their spherical payload down one of 12 lanes of low-friction hardwood floors. Test the limits of physics and lifelong friendships in a lively duel amid the ambience of the historical bowling alley’s original 1950s artwork. Between frames, bowlers can scour the walls for signed music memorabilia from notable industry figures, including the Rolling Stones, the Beastie Boys, and Elvis’s pet parakeet.
After the last pin spins its way home, players can retire to Lariat Lanes' cozy bar, battling dry mouth with a wide selection of beer and wine or sports withdrawal with live matchups on one of the televisions. Eats and drink are not included in today’s Groupon, but the alley’s in-house restaurant stands ready to sate nagging pangs with traditional pub fare including Heggie's pizza and chicken wings.
Lariat Lanes features its own discounts at certain times of the week, but this Groupon offers the best deal available for two people.
Since greasing its first lane in 1958, Lariat Lanes has spent the past half century serving its community with family-friendly bowling and entertainment. Located just a short distance from downtown Minneapolis, the pin-punishing emporium touts a lineup of 12 ultrasleek lanes that lend their surfaces to leagues, parties, and daily sessions of open bowling. Memorabilia adorns the alley's walls to create a timeline of storied collectibles, including keepsakes signed by the Rolling Stones, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, and the Beastie Boys. In between evading gutters and matchbox cars using the lanes as a drag strip, guests can refuel with hot dogs, wings, and nachos at the restaurant or sip sodas and beers in the bar, where local sports games illuminate TV screens.
6320 Penn Ave. S
Richfield, Minnesota 55423