Bowling-alley lanes are covered in a thin layer of oil, facilitating a smooth trip for the ball and hilarious pratfalls for would-be pin burglars. Engage in slippery sport with today's Groupon at Paradise Lanes Family Entertainment Center in Spartanburg. Choose between the following two options:
- For $11, you get two adult games with shoes (a $22 value).
- For $21, you get a two-game family pack with shoes, a pitcher of soda, and popcorn for four people (a $43 value).
Delighting families and friends of all skill sets, Paradise Lanes aligns doomed armies of pins on 32 sleek, smoke-free lanes. After tying or duct-taping pairs of snug bowling shoes to their feet, patrons wedge fingers into three-holed spheres before flinging them toward clusters of pins too proud to wave surrender flags. Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night, Paradise Lanes becomes an extraterrestrial field of cosmic bowling as black, strobe, and rope lights set lanes aglow. Fog machines cloak catapulted balls as hits from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s thump in the background and large-screen projectors exhibit videos of historians discussing bowling’s origin as a defense tactic against Lilliputian armies. Popcorn and a pitcher of soda tickle tongues of family-pack purchasers in between frames.
Arms weary from heaving globoids can find respite by maneuvering joysticks in Paradise Lanes's arcade-game room, digging into delicious dishes and drafts at the Tiki Bar and Grille, or permitting legs to type the rest of the evening's text messages. Paradise Lanes also hosts live DJs and karaoke every Friday and Saturday night.
Paradise Lanes & Family Entertainment
The future is now at Paradise Lanes & Family Entertainment. On Friday and Saturday nights for Cosmic Bowling, the lanes light up like an airline runway as disco lights traverse the room, painting everything in primary colors. Even in the light of day, bowlers take advantage of state-of-the-art scoring systems at each of the 32 glossy lanes. Little bowlers don't have to bring along their robot arms to send their balls down the lane either; here, they have bowling balls lightweight enough for them to roll and bumpers available on many lanes. Post-bowling, players retire for a tropical drink at the tiki bar or claim a table in the 11th Frame Diner for a burger, BLT, or some fried pickles.