The Alley

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Sundaram D. · 5 reviews TOP REVIEWER
Reviewed March 1, 2013
nice small place for a family activity. Parking is good too. Food and drinks were available.

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Amanda S. ·
Reviewed March 1, 2013
It was very different for a bowling alley. There was a band playing which I have never seen combined with the lanes. It was cool to watch the band and bowl at the same time. We weren't charged since we came to bowl, but I was surprised when first asked for cover to enter. I learned why when the band started playing - they were awesome! Didn't really understand some of the other events advertised - not sure I actually want to either bowl or watch people bowl in bikinis. Connor, the bartender, took great care of us. There was a slight mixup on our bill and he ended up comping our drinks. Unfortunately that meant he didn't get a tip. We'll be back for sure to make that up to him.

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Bridget H. · 2 reviews
Reviewed February 20, 2013
It was fun! The boys had a great time!

What You'll Get


Bowling is a socially acceptable feat of public strength, unlike shoving over a statue or forgiveness. Send obstacles toppling with this Groupon.

$25 for Bowling for Up to Four (Up to $120 Value)

  • Two hours of bowling
  • Shoe rentals

The Alley

Since its birth in 1949, The Alley, or at least the North Shore ground on which The Alley resides, has come full circle. During its earliest years, it was known as Mary Jane Lanes, a 10-lane bowling center that buzzed with family-friendly competition throughout the 1950s and '60s. That buzzing continued at a much louder decibel level during the 1970s, when Mary Jane Lanes became Minstrel's Alley, a go-to music venue rocked by the riffs of bands such as REO Speedwagon and The Ramones. In the 1980s, after crews restored its lanes and dug out all the burnt electric guitars embedded into its gutters, the building returned to its origins as a family-first bowling center. Today, The Alley has been updated with automatic scoring, projection TVs, and pool tables ready to accommodate guests of all ages. Every Friday and Saturday, though, The Alley detours back through the '70s, as live bands revive the facility's glory days during Rock and Bowl.


The Alley's prices vary throughout the day.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires Jan 30, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must be 21 or older after 10 pm. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About The Alley


Since its birth in 1949, The Alley, or at least the North Shore ground on which The Alley resides, has come full circle. During its earliest years, it was known as Mary Jane Lanes, a 10-lane bowling center that buzzed with family-friendly competition throughout the 1950s and '60s. That buzzing continued at a much louder decibel level during the 1970s, when Mary Jane Lanes became Minstrel's Alley, a go-to music venue rocked by the riffs of bands such as REO Speedwagon, The Ramones, and Cheap Trick.

In the 1980s, after crews restored its lanes and dug out all the burnt electric guitars embedded into its gutters, the building returned to its origins as a family-first bowling center. Today, The Alley has been updated with automatic scoring and projection TVs ready to accommodate guests of all ages. With 5 lanes covered, 3–4 nights a week The Alley hosts live bands that play current hits, never charging a cover. The music hosted ranges from rap or hip hop to jazz and classic rock. The Alley has gained a reputation for being a hot spot in the north shore for solo artists, D.J.s, and up and coming live bands. The venue also specializes in private events for groups up to 350 people, offering a full bar and menu.

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