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 Groupon: for $19, you get 2.5 hours of unlimited bowling and shoes for four at The Alley on Hillsborough Street (up to a $52 value).
The Alley's 24 retro hardwood lanes, old-time scorecards, and on-site eats coalesce to form a true roller's haven, which garnered the ranking of Best Place to go Bowling by the 2011 Best of the Triangle Readers' Choice poll. With unlimited pin-toppling powers, groups of kingpins and queenpins will have free reign over their lane, playing games at the pace that suits them best, with included shoes matched to their feet instead of their hands. Though not included in the value of today's Groupon, The Alley protects palates with classic lane fare and drink specials at the on-site Kingpin Grill, which serves up fresh Angus beef burgers and Nathan's hot dogs. The pinsetters erect triangular challenges seven days a week, operating as late as 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
Named the Best Place to go Bowling in Indy Week’s Best of the Triangle 2011 and 2012, The Alley exhibits a genuine retro charm with 24 original hardwood lanes and classic paper scorecards. They also seek to appeal to night owls with a 1 a.m. closing time Friday and Saturday. After spending hours toppling pins, bowlers can divert their attention with flat-screen TVs showing laneside sports and a state-of-the-art sound system blasting toe-tapping didgeridoo drones. They can also purchase lunch and dinner fare from the expanding menu at The Balcony, which replenishes famished bowlers with savory burgers and fries.