Keeping bowling balls freshly polished is the best way to keep them from running away, taking up residence in city gutters, and biting the ankles of hapless passersby. Hold a tame ball close with today's Groupon: for $13, you get one hour of bowling for up to six people and two shoe rentals at River Lanes Family Entertainment Center in Titusville (a $26 value).
River Lanes Family Entertainment Center's brightly hued retro-chic lanes, arcade games, and on-site restaurant proffer diversions for every brand of bowler. Art imitates life beneath murals of flying, freshly clobbered pins, as strikers in disinfected bowling shoes strut down one of 32 alleys, lobbing balls with maximum velocity. Gather up to five peers or steely-eyed highwaymen in a lounge-style lane, complete with a couch and high table with bar stools, or crouch around a glow-in-the-dark table decorated with a skyline built of pins. An automatic scoring system takes note of every point while offering technique advice for subsequent turns. Lively 3-D graphics celebrate each move with animated scenes, such as cowboys shooting down spares and dancing mothers screaming at foul-mouthed gutter balls.
When fingers tire of three-holed spherical confinement, broaden their dexterity with pool, darts, and arcade diversions such as skee-ball and racing games (costs not included with today's Groupon). Redeem arcade tickets for a whimsical prize, such as candy, glow-in-the-dark sunglasses, or Supreme Court Justice action figures. Although also not covered by today's deal, River Lanes' on-site restaurant, River City Bar & Grill, satisfies mid-frame hunger pangs with an array of entrees, a full bar, and 13 televisions dappling light over lavender and lime-green décor.
River Lanes Family Entertainment Center's rates vary throughout the week; make sure you're redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
800 Cheney Highway
Titusville, Florida 32780Get Directions