Like joggers crossing a highway, bowlers should avoid nearby bumpers and resist the temptation to chase wayward balls into neighboring lanes. Roll carefully with today's Groupon: for $5, you get two games of bowling with a pair of rental shoes at Pin Chasers (an $11.58 value), valid at any of its three area locations.
The clatter of felled pins reverberates through Pin Chasers' triumvirate of alleys, each complete with dozens of lanes, automated scoring systems, and ample bowling balls and rental shoes. Visitors slip into included pairs of bowling slippers, their sleek design enabling the precise footwork needed to throw a perfect strike and to execute the celebratory moonwalk that follows. During the doubleheader, competitors can watch their scores magically appear on television screens hanging above the lanes, along with music videos and sports events chosen from touchscreen consoles. Each location offers different amenities, such as East Pasco's arcade, Veterans' bar with four billiards tables, and Midtown's spread of 50 lanes.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Pin Chasers a spot on Groupon's Best of 2011 list.
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.