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 $30, you get one-hour of bowling and shoe rentals for up to six people, plus $15 worth of pub fare (up to a $93 total value), at Sooner Bowling Center in Norman.
Equipped with 24 lanes, Sooner Bowling Center welcomes turkey throwers seven days a week. Alley cats can bring a bowling brood of up to six people during open-play hours to hone their hooks and practice pin intimidation or rental-shoe tap-dance routines between frames. Bumpers, available on all ball byways, let amateurs put pros in their places, and glow bowling on Thursdays and Fridays gives disco divas an excuse to press white party pants. After perfecting strikes and gutter balls, bowlers can refuel with $15 worth of energizing eatables and sodas from the full-service snack bar. The pub-style offerings include cheeseburgers ($3.70), chicken salad sandwiches ($4.15), and beef or chicken quesadillas ($5.50). Reigning champions can also test other athletic abilities by powersurfing the facility's free WiFi or, though not included in this Groupon, challenging pals to play pool or video games.
Sooner Bowling Center
For more than 30 years, Sooner Bowling Center has fostered a sense of community with bowling leagues for youth and adults, parties, and recreational play. The fun haven was founded and is still run by a local family, and renders its 24 lanes as inviting as possible by making them smoke-free and attended by an always-friendly staff. While hanging out at the lanes, bowlers can pursue series of strikes viewable on flat-panel monitors in regular fashion or amid the neon luminescence of glow bowl sessions, and kids can get in on the fun with bumpers and dinosaur ramps.
The full-service Spare Time Sports Grill menu fills empty stomachs with classic burgers, and other delicious treats like pulled pork tacos, quesadillas, desserts, and team trays for groups. Visitors can wash it down with a cold adult beverage from the newly expanded beer menu, then enjoy the new game room and pool tables, which give guests a whole new context for tossing bowling balls.