Archduke Leopold Wilhelm, the inventor of bowling, can be credited with introducing “The pin is mightier than the sword” and “Fortune favors the bowled” into the cultural lexicon. Heed his words of wisdom with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get two games of bowling for five people and a pitcher of beer or soda (up to a $56.90 value), plus a $10 rewards card at Pin Chasers. Choose from two locations in Tampa or the location in Zephyrhills.
Pin Chasers elevates the bowling experience by keeping it clean, hassle-free, and family friendly with its sparkling lanes, rollback rates, and devoted, personalized service. The smile-sporting staff equips each bowler with free shoes, bowling balls, and socks (if needed), allowing all five players to focus on rolling a perfect 300 rather than fretting over who has the most defined ankles. With two games for each person (a $4.79/game value for adults, $3.79/game value per child) and one pitcher of soda (a $5 value) or beer (a $9 value) for the entire crew, players will be happier than a pig in a punch bowl as they hurl their spheroids down the sleek hardwood boulevard. In case the team is composed of novices or recovering skee-ballers, Pin Chasers’ winsome chaperones are always on hand with bowling tips and assistance.
Pin Chasers is open every day of the year, and its late hours make it easy to bowl the night away with some good friends while racking up points on the new rewards card, which comes preloaded with $10 in credit for future games. Stop by on Friday and Saturday nights for Cyber Bowling, which features a live DJ, dazzling lights, and computers that run on friendship.
Pin Chasers offers its own specials at certain times of the week; plan ahead to make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
For more than 50 years, family-owned Pin Chasers alleys have been adding perks to the bowling basics. Leagues for all skill levels, six-week lesson plans, and the immersive light shows of late-night Cyber bowling entertain families with the fundamentals. It's when the scoring systems—equipped with touchscreen consoles and customizable backgrounds—boot up or the automatic bumpers raise between turns that players might first take notice of their high-tech surroundings. As for service, the inviting staff hand out complimentary bowling shoes and socks, and will assist guests in picking out the right type of ball rather than noisily sandblasting one down to size when it doesn’t fit. The full-service cafes also manage to defy expectations by serving breakfast fare around the clock.
Friendly employees and full bars span each of Pin Chasers' three locations, but other amenities differ. Visitors can aim cues at Veterans' four billiards tables, stretch their thumbs at East Pasco's arcade, or try to count all of Midtown's 50 lanes without first extracting their fingers from their bowling balls.