The three holes on a bowling ball represent the three phases of bowling—wind-up, release, and genuflection. Send a ball properly on its way with today's Groupon: for $25, you get bowling for four, including shoe rental, redeemable for two hours of play on Sunday–Thursday (a $96 value) or one hour of play on Friday or Saturday (an $86 value) at Pinz in Studio City.
A premiere strikers' sanctum encompassing 32 automatic lanes splayed across a sleek, recently redesigned interior, Pinz has played host to filming for shows such as Scrubs and Desperate Housewives. Recapitulate a fruitful day at the banana plant with a light-hearted pin-scattering session among co-workers, or swindle your children out of their allowance with a cutthroat intra-family orb-rolling competition. With 32-inch monitors tallying and crisply broadcasting each player's score, rollers can focus all their energy on expertly tackling 7-10 splits or choreographing a post-turkey dance to the melodic beats of the alley's popular music selections. On Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday nights, patrons can also opt to bask in the neon laser lights of Shake, Rattle & Bowl, during which the facility mystically transforms itself into a thriving discotheque, complete with glowing balls, fluorescent alleys, and pins dressed in John Travolta wigs.
Each week, the 32 lanes at Pinz sparkle beneath the strobe lights and disco balls of Shake, Rattle & Bowl. When they’re not glowing or being incubated by confused chickens, the bowling balls can be hurled by visitors and league bowlers alike, rolling swiftly past the 10-foot video screens that line the alley’s far wall. Behind the scoring table, in the VIP billiard room, plasma TVs help to ensure that guests can play pool without missing critical sports moments or any commercials starring famous cats. And in the on-site arcade, players can enjoy more than 40 games including air hockey, skee-ball, and video bowling.