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 deal: for $18, you get one hour of unlimited bowling, a pizza, and shoe rentals for two people (up to a $36.75 value) at Stoneleigh Lanes, named Best Bowling Alley in 2009 by Baltimore magazine.
The old-fashioned duck-pin bowling alley boasts 16 lanes and a retro charm, with gravity-feed ball returns, hand-scribbled scoring, and unexpected appearances by your high school crush. Up to six friends will get to revel in an hour of unlimited bowling (a $22 value), with shoe rental included for up to two people (a $4 value for each person; additional bowlers may rent shoes separately). A nourishing nosh of a nine-inch pizza (up to a $6.75 value) between frames will keep everyone's energy from wilting under the punishing pressure and even more punishing Jeff Bridges impressions. Each night, the upbeat alley offsets the soundtrack of clattering pins with a different musical styling, so add sonic savor to your stunning strikes with Monday-night metal or Tuesday-night DJ beats.
Besides strengthening arm muscles, thighs, glutes, calves, and Baltimore accents, duck-pin bowling at Stoneleigh Lanes strengthens socio-familial bonds by giving you and your friend, date, or congressional representative a casual, nonviolent arena to challenge each other over chit-chat and a disc-shaped dinner. Call ahead to reserve your lane.
Though Stoneleigh Lanes sometimes offers daily discounts, this Groupon still represents the best deal available. See their website for details.
Ballyhooed by both Baltimore magazine and City Paper, Stoneleigh Lanes sets the scene for friendly bowling battles in a retro 16-lane alley. Strikers lace up rented kicks and hurl three-hole balls at 10 ivory duckpins. Sixteen-inch cheesy pizzas hush fifth-frame tummy grumbles, and sudsy pitchers of soda quench postpizza thirsts. The alley's BYOB policy lets bowlers imbibe brews brought from home, clearing out refrigerator space to be used for snowball storage. Handwritten scoring and gravity-feed ball returns enhance the spot’s retro charm.
6703 York Rd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21212Get Directions