Bowling is like taking a road test: the only way to win is to knock over more obstacles than everyone else. Cruise to victory with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get bowling for up to six people on one lane, shoe rental, and a pitcher of pop at Roseland Lanes, a 50-lane bowling alley and recreational center located in Oakwood Village (up to a $70 value). Up to six bowlers can meet at one of Roseland’s lanes, dress their feet in rental shoes, snag a jug of pop, and play a friendly round of pinshooting that’s auto-scored on a 36-inch-wide monitor. The bowling range boasts a 10,000-watt sound system that pumps sonic life into cosmic bowling; it’s also home to a cafe, a pizza shop, and a cozy lounge stocked with TVs, dartboards, a pool table, and daily spirit specials.
Though Roseland Lanes sometimes offers discounts, this Groupon is still the best deal around.
In 1961, Peter Scimone and his wife Rosalie converted a humble patch of farmland into an epicenter for recreation, starting small with only 16 bowling lanes. Over the years, Roseland Lanes—which was named after Rosalie—was enhanced with a café and grill, pizza parlor, and pub all named for Pete. Today their daughter carries on the family tradition, warmly welcoming guests into a modern, 50-lane alley that features a game room, automatic scoring, 36-inch LCD TVs above every lane, and behemoth 47-inch screens scattered intermittently throughout the space. Roseland Lanes acts as home base for leagues and summer camps, and really flares to life during cosmic bowling on weekend and Wednesday evenings, when a DJ from Rock the House Entertainment steals the spotlight playing requested tunes through a 10,000-watt sound system.
When bowlers have exhausted themselves out on the lanes, they invade Papa Pete's Pizza for slices and wings or Pete's Cafe for burgers and ice cream. At Pete's Pub, liquor, beer, and wine quench thirsts and patrons compete for glory or the final seat on city council at the pool table, dartboards, or karaoke mike. Nearby, the Rose Room hosts up to 70 partygoers and the adjacent La Casa Bella Party Center sets the stage for fancy affairs.
26383 Broadway Ave.
Oakwood Village, Ohio 44146Get Directions