Like ballroom dancing, bowling requires special shoes and a willingness to plow through carefully constructed formations. Line up a winning evening with today's Groupon: for $45, you get two hours of bowling (a $52 value), shoe rental for six (an $18 value), a 16-inch pizza (a $17 value), and pitcher of soda (a $7 value) at Pioneer Lanes Family Recreation Center in Plainfield (a $94 total value).
Pioneer Lanes houses jubilant evenings of family fun in its 24-lane bowling alley and entertainment hub. Groups of six people and an unlimited number of imaginary friends can roll in strikes to mark their spherical stomping grounds on one of the alley's slicked up lanes. In-between pin gymnastics, bellies are refueled with cheesy slices from a 16-inch pizza and gulps siphoned from a refreshing pitcher of soda. After two hours of demolishing lane tensomes, bowlers can peruse the circular offerings of the pro shop before strolling into the arcade. Venture to the bar for an icy libation or wander to the outdoor patio to hear the North Wind whisper winning lotto numbers in your ear.
Pioneer Lane's prices vary throughout the week.
At Plainfield Lanes, players send balls thundering down 24 glossy lanes, scattering pins for strikes or spares. Autoscorers track the game, keeping pencils free to sketch pictures of bowling balls playing poker. In the bar and grill, guests can take a turn on the pool tables and sip from their choice of 10 on-tap brews. Those who want to keep the action going away from the lanes step into the arcade, where they can try their hand at video bowling and skeeball.
15610 S Joliet Rd.
Plainfield, Illinois 60544Get Directions