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 $25, you get two games of bowling ( a $7 per person value) and shoe rental for up to six people (a $3 per person value), plus one large pizza (an $8 value), at The Vernon Club (up to a $68 total value).
Founded in 1886, The Vernon Club claims to host Louisville's oldest bowling lanes, which lost their last hairs in the 1950s and now provide an ideally slippery-smooth surface for gliding orbs. The alley overflows with cheerful, retro vibes, with a modest eight shiny runways keeping outings as intimate as a set of octuplets' shared diary. After slipping on shoes and playing two riveting rounds of pin pummeling with friends, slake your appetite with 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.