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 for up to four people, including rental shoes, at The Alley (a $52 value).
A true roller's haven, The Alley boasts all the classic comforts of hardwood lanes, old-time scorecards, on-site eats, and post-frame high-fives. By picking up today's Groupon, parties of up to four will have free reign over their lane, playing games at the pace that suits them best. Though not included in the value of today's Groupon, The Alley does offer a bevy of bowler-friendly food and drink specials throughout the week. On the solidified side of the sustenance spectrum, the on-site Kingping Grill serves up fresh burgers, sides, and more. The pinsetters erect triangular challenges seven days a week, operating as late as 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.
- Going there is one of my favorite things to do. It is old school but that is the charm of it. They have crinkle cut french fries and beer to munch on while you attempt to bowl. I go there for kid's birthday parties and for an activity with my friends. – carolinefarmer, Citysearch
- Great atmosphere, good prices, good beer selections, and manual scoring. – Kun P., Yelp
- All in all, totally Lebowski!!! FIVE STARS!!!! – Michael C., Yelp, 8/31/09
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.