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 $29, you get two hours of bowling, shoe rental for up to six people, plus a pizza and a pitcher of soda at Metro Bowl (up to a $70.50 value).
Founded in 1959, Metro Bowl has recently undergone renovations and is now home to a bevy of modern, well-maintained lanes equipped with AMF bumpers. Likewise, the facility at large boasts new tables, carpeting, flooring, and an electronic, user-friendly Qubica scoring system that slaps electronic handcuffs on all number-fudging cheaters. On Friday and Saturday nights (9 p.m.–1 a.m.), the alley is aglow with cyber bowling's disco lighting, thrumming beats, and glowing lanes illuminated by a massive orchestration of lightning bugs.
Between frames, rollers can nurse their gutter-ball blues by digging into their included pizza and game-changing soda pitcher. And to rest fatigued forearms altogether, bowlers can test talented thumbs in the arcade or peruse the pro shop for the latest bowling swag.
Metro Bowl offers its own deals at certain times of the week that may be better values than this deal; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
At Metro Bowl, 40 slick lanes, state-of-the-art equipment, and flavorful concessions sate pin-busting cravings within a newly renovated interior. Monitors track and display scores as bowlers compete against friends, family, or time-displaced future selves. Large pizzas from the concession stand fill the air with tantilizing scents, and arcade games entertain players in between sets. Given the alley’s high volume of food, fun, and heavy objects, it’s no wonder that the space often attracts big name athletes, including former LSU football player and Indianapolis Colt Joseph Addai.
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