Bowling shoes aren't just fashionable; they provide the added two inches of height needed to fling your bowling ball into a regulation-size car window. Lace up and reach for a three-holed pin basher with today's Groupon. For $25, you get two hours of bowling (normally $18 per hour) and shoe rental ($2.50 per pair) for six people at North Versailles Bowling Center, a $51 total value. During this 120-minute affair, you and five of your friends will share a lane, laughs, and possibly the same straw. If your party is less than six, have some rollers go twice using fake names like Peanut Dragonwagon, Windchime Dragonwagon, and Ted Dragonwagon.
The center is open seven days a week and is located just 20 minutes outside of downtown Pittsburgh. It boasts 40 lanes of automatic scoring, a full snack bar, and pin-setting run by cyborg hamsters. Worry not about the increment by which strikes multiply and spares divide, as a reliable computer will take care of the advanced astrophysics involved in score tabulation. For the youngins and uninitiated, each lane can be set up with the great equalizer, otherwise known as bumpers. Keep your balls out of the gutter while pulling off bank-shots that would be otherwise impossible.
Spend a good chunk of your day or night at North Versailles Bowling Center taunting your friends and taking out frustrations on a group of hapless pinheads. Unlike other competitive sports, such as dogsled racing and rap battles, bowling has zero barriers to entry and a shallow learning curve. Everyone from kids to grown-up manbabies can participate in the sport with only minimal surgical correction. Nothing is more soothing to eardrums than the sound of the ball rolling down the polished lane, slowly building up to a triumphant clatter of victory.
Most of North Versailles Bowling Center's bowlers are out looking for the perfect decorative embroidery to add to the back of their snazzy new custom bowling shirt, but 19 Bowling2u users give the alley 4.5 stars (and if anyone knows good bowling, it's reviewers at an Internet bowling site):
- My friends and I agree, North Versailles Bowling Center is by far the best place in the area to bowl. Their lanes are kept very nice and they have modern, fast pinsetters and other equipment. Food is a decent price as well. I would recommend NVBC to anyone wanting to bowl in the area. – Aaron M.
North Versailles Bowling Center
At North Versailles Bowling Center, bowlers hurl spheroids down well-waxed lanes crowned with a stunning diorama of the nighttime Pittsburgh skyline, taking timeouts to enjoy frosty beverages and cheesy pizzas from the nearby snack bar. Friday and Saturday nights are celebrated with glowing lights and music played by a virtual DJ, and ball hurlers attempt to celebrate the memory of Sir Isaac Newton by temporarily suspending the laws of physics with each roll. When they aren’t racking up strikes on the lanes or browsing Columbia, Storm, and Brunswick gear in the pro shop, visitors watch Pittsburgh sports teams on the lounge's five HDTVs or challenge each other to friendly rounds of billiards or trivia.
356 Lincoln Hwy
North Versailles, Pennsylvania 15137Get Directions