Bowling is like taking a road test: the only way to win is to knock over more obstacles than everyone else. Cruise to victory with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of bowling, shoe rental, laser tag, and arcade tokens at Northcross Lanes at the Lake in Huntersville.
Challenge friends, foes, and offspring on the expansive 40-lane bowling alley, in the laser-tag dome arena, or in the full arcade. Bowlers trade frames lobbing massive marbles at ivory idols to prove pitching precision in pursuit of Thanksgiving-themed turkeys or Arbor Day-honoring tree spares ($4.25–$5.25/person per game; $4.75/person shoe rental). Call ahead to ensure there is open bowling. Beam warriors can lock and load and exchange light rounds inside the day-glo Laser Dome chamber ($5/person). Or, trade in a dollar for four arcade tokens to contend in Skee-Ball and other games. Adults seeking respite from competition can visit the 41st Lane Lounge, which features regularly scheduled karaoke and occasional live bands.
Northcross Lanes at the Lake
Northcross Lanes at the Lake facilitates friendly competition for families, groups, and individuals with 40 bowling lanes, a laser-tag dome arena, and a full video arcade. Bright lights ricochet from skee-ball and air-hockey games, where players compete for tickets they can redeem for prizes at the game counter. Birthday party packages include food from the onsite kitchen, which serves cheeseburgers, hot sandwiches, and made-from-scratch pizzas. The 41st Lane Lounge hosts several pool tables along with regular karaoke and occasional sets from live bands.