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 $40, you get two hours of lane rental (a $10 per person value) and shoe rental (a $3 per person value) for up to six people, plus a pitcher of soda (a $4 value) and a large pizza (an $11 value) at Sequoia Pro Bowl, located in Forest Park West (a $93 combined value). To plan your bowling outing, choose between the following options:
- Friday or Saturday only
- Sunday through Thursday only
A family-owned bowling center for more than 40 years, Sequoia Pro Bowl provides patrons with 32 lanes of wholesome, all-ages fun. Shiny spheres glide effortlessly over the facility’s freshly renovated runways, channeling the graceful precision of ballerinas in ice skates or figure skaters in business negotiations. Gather up the whole family for two hours of friendly competition. Before you saunter up to the ball return to adorn your fingers in one of the world’s most massive rings, lace up a pair of specialized bowling shoes and place an order for a pizza. Your large pie, combined with a pitcher of fizzy refreshment, will keep you energized until you’ve knocked down every last pin into the center’s basement, where elves repurpose the bulbous cylinders as teething treats for baby jugglers. Friday and Saturday nights tend to be very busy, so stop by on weekdays or afternoons for maximum availability. Calling ahead is recommended.
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Sequoia Pro Bowl
Pins have been toppling at Sequoia Pro Bowl since 1963, but in 2014, the Columbus hot spot has added a new dimension to the bowling game. Its cutting-edge BES X scoring system transforms simple matches into highly interactive experiences filled with fun cartoons and arcade games. Linked to a 42-inch, flat-screen television installed at each lane, the system is capable of tracking statistics such as ball speed and converted splits for more serious competitors. However, casual visitors can use the system's photo capabilities to snap selfie shots that come to life as on-screen animations as they bowl. With its social media connections, the system even allows visitors to check in on Facebook and send text messages directly to the screens of friends at nearby lanes.
Refueling between frames is possible thanks to Sequoia's hearty menu of filling pub-style fare. Adult Guests can also visit the 7-10 Club Sports Bar, packed with ping-pong, cornhole,and karaoke singers reciting the Bowling National Anthem. Or patrons can try their hand at ticketed arcade games that can be turned in for prizes. During the summer months, a patio beach bar and 5 sand volleyball courts provide a new arena for friendly competition. Click here to take a photo tour.