Like any great sport, bowling delivers valuable life lessons, such as the startling consequences of loitering in a triangle with nine of your friends. Keep the wisdom pearls rolling with today's Groupon: for $19, you get two games of bowling (a $28 value) plus shoe rental (a $12 value) for four people, and one large pizza (an $8 value) at The Vernon Club (a $48 total value). Founded in 1886, Vernon Lanes claims to be Louisville's oldest bowling venue. The eight-lane bowling alley boasts an intimate, cheerful retro vibe, and provides ideal environs for schooling orderly rows in the law of entropy. After two riveting rounds of pin pummeling with three friends, slake your appetite on a large pizza. Like a gopher hole with an uninvited garden hose, the lanes fill up fast, so call ahead for availability.
The Vernon Club
The Vernon Club, nestled in a historic building dating back to 1886, rolls out eight gleaming lanes with automatic scoring, a new Internet jukebox, and tasty comestibles for fueling competitive appetites. Players don borrowed footwear and the letterman jackets of league-player ghosts before hurling three-holed spheres toward pins poising themselves for the welcomed whack of a spare or strike. Bowlers can rest their pin-striking biceps of fury with a gooey 12-inch pizza or maintain concentration while grasping a bratwurst in non-bowling hands. On select nights, rock bands set up shop beside the lanes and churn out foot-tapping ditties until 1 a.m. or 2 a.m.