Toppling a bowling pin releases aggression that might have otherwise been directed toward an innocent Jenga tower or a bystander with poor balance. Knock down pompous pins with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one hour of family bowling for up to six people, with shoe rentals included, at North Bowl Lanes in North Attleboro (a $29.95 value).
North Bowl Lanes sets up 40 synthetic lanes and large projection screens amid brightly colored walls and lounge seating. Families, friends, and groups of strangers who bonded after finding themselves trapped in an elevator together can don a pair of bowling shoes and hand-select an orb as light as 6 pounds to toss toward its pin-toppling destiny. Automatic scoring ensures accuracy, and automatic bumpers prevent bowling balls from bumping into pedestrians. Between frames, players can gaze at large projection screens hanging over the bowling alley while reclining on lounge seating and looking over their team's playbook. For added entertainment, North Bowl Lanes frequently hosts several weekly events including live music, karaoke, and fundraising events.
Though North Bowl Lanes sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
North Bowl Lanes
North Bowl Lanes welcomes gamers of all ages daily to enjoy 40 lanes of ten-pin bowling and 35 arcade games with a prize center. Like the timeless Cinderella story, the alley keeps its doors open until midnight Monday through Thursday, whereupon the bowling balls turn back into pumpkins and players must return their rental shoes. At The All Star Pub Grill, chefs serve up hand-tossed pizzas and burgers, and bartenders tap a rotating selection of twelve beers and mix a full spectrum of specialty cocktails.
71 E Washington St.
North Attleboro, Massachusetts 02760