Bowling shoes aren’t just fashionable—they provide the added two inches of height needed to load your ball into a regulation-size trebuchet. Lace up and reach for a three-holed pin-puncher with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get an unlimited-summer-bowling package at Ten Pin Alley in Hilliard (up to a $1,200 value).
Ten Pin Alley is the crown jewel in central Ohio's bowling tiara, rolling out pin-pummeling fun in a relaxed, retro atmosphere. Ten Pin's unlimited summer package helps mortal bowlers achieve Olympian status, offering one hour of bowling and shoe rental for up to six people per day from June 1 to August 31 (normally $25–$27/hour, plus $3.95/person for shoe rental). Rich with creature comforts such as sink-into-able soft couches for between throws, Ten Pin’s slick vibe runs counter to the typical dilapidated orange-and-brown alleys dripping with Nixon-era dread. The casually upscale atmosphere is equally welcoming to families, grizzled bowling veterans, and casual fans looking for a chance to show off fingerless gloves originally purchased for attention-starved pinky nails.
Bowlers resting weary arms can frequent Ten Pin Alley full bar and lounge or outdoor bar and patio. Ease famished delirium with comfort-food menu items such as The Big Lebowski nachos ($10) or the smoked-duck flatbread ($14), prepared by an in-house chef. Outside, Ten Pin Alley offers league play on its three sand-volleyball courts, and inside, the arcade lets customers test hand-eye coordination and resistance to ghost bites.
The bowling package is valid any day of the week and can be used for Rock and Bowl, though not for birthday parties or special events. Additional lane time is available at regular price.