Bowling balls, much like minds, leaves, and delicious turkey sandwiches, are best kept out of the gutter. Stick to the straight-and-narrow path with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get a family bowling package at Surf Bowl in Oceanside (a $125 value). The package includes:
- Two hours of bowling, plus shoe rental for four people
- One extra-large pizza
- Four medium soft drinks
Originally constructed in the 1940s, Surf Bowl provides entertainment for all ages in a slick, retro-inspired environment. Bumper-bowling is offered for ball-chuckers under the age of 10 or for enthusiastic, belly-sliding penguins. Refresh between frames with the included pizza and soft drinks to fuel muscles and re-lube tonsils for victory cries.
Yelpers give Surf Bowl a 3.5-star average: > * Surf Bowl is awesome. A classic. – Mick G. > * This is what a bowling alley should be. I love the 1960’s look of the place. The neon sign outside is great. – Shelly V.
Guests ride into Surf Bowl under a glowing pink and green sign, and once inside, cast their eyes down freshly polished lanes. As an homage to their name and the local culture, a mural running parallel to the lanes depicts bowling pins engaging in beach activities such as lounging in the sand and testing their own buoyancy in the ocean. Players can stop in for classic games throughout the day, or enjoy Xtreme Glow-in-the-Dark Bowling once night falls. Between games, bowlers can break for a pizza, sandwich, or freshly fried snacks at Blue Wave Café, a casual, diner-style eatery with chrome-accented bar stools. The center also boasts an arcade, bar, and billiards table.