What You'll Get
Rented shoes prevent bowlers from scratching sensitive lane surfaces, which becomes increasingly difficult when employing the overhand throw. Tread softly in the proper footwear with today's Groupon: for $19, you get one hour of lane and shoe rental for up to six people, plus a $5 gift card, at Suburban Lanes in Decatur (up to a $48.50 value). This Groupon is valid for open-bowling times.
Suburban Lanes' bowling center blitzes boredom with a battalion of slicked-down lanes. After strike-seeking ball launchers strap on their rented shoes ($3.25/person), they'll make their way to their appointed lane for an hour of pin-pummeling competition more exciting than sports that unfairly fill their balls with air and refuse to provide cushioned walls to avoid errant shots ($15–$24/hour). The $5 gift card can be used for anything in the entertainment enclave, including the thirst-slaking full-service bar, nosh-supplying snack station, and between-frame arcade.
Suburban Lanes has weekly specials for unlimited bowling and special rates for early morning games on Thursdays and Sundays. Plan ahead to make sure you’re redeeming your Groupon at the most opportune time.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 18, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Suburban Lanes
Brightly colored bowling balls careen down slick lanes, colliding with upright pins that spill over in a cacophony of satisfying crashes. Despite the help of bumpers and a last-second push from the tooth fairy, the 6-year-old who rolled the ball couldn't be more proud of his first strike. Up to eight guests can share a lane at Suburban Lanes' family-friendly facility, splitting time between cathartic bowling matches and the plethora of games in the arcade, including Ms. Pac-Man, Whack A Duck, and skee ball. On weekends, guests stay late to indulge in the black lights and neon colors of cosmic bowling, sipping on draft glasses of Shock Top, Magic Hat, or Pabst Blue Ribbon and sharing snacks of pizza, chicken tenders, or funnel cakes. Bowlers can get serious about their hatred of gutter balls by joining a league or competing in a tournament, with youngsters starting their bowling careers early in youth leagues or summer camps.