Bowling is like taking a road test: the only way to be successful is to knock over more obstacles than everyone else. Cruise to victory with today’s Groupon: for $15 you get two games of bowling for two people (four games total), two shoe rentals, two small soft drinks, and two hot dogs at Tropicana Lanes in Richmond Heights (a $30.50 value). Beer can be substituted for the soft drinks for an additional fee.
Awarded the Riverfront Times Best Bowling Lanes of 2010 distinction, Tropicana Lanes transports bowlers back in time with 52 lanes set in retro 1950s décor. Tropicana Lanes boasts automatic scoring using Quibica scoring systems and wise-guy pins that need a good pummeling. Instead of distracting bowlers with laser light shows or flaming, spinning disco balls, Tropicana Lanes keeps bowling simple, offering bowlers of all skill levels a freshly waxed floor, balls, and motley footwear. When all that remains of the game is the muffled whimpers of massacred pins, a game room and bar are available for drinks, pool, and postgame interviews with your two hot dogs and sodas (or brews).
Thirteen Yelpers give Tropicana Lanes an average of three stars:
Towering alongside Clayton Road, the Tropicana Lanes sign has a vintage, weather-beaten look acquired after more than 50 years of welcoming visitors. Three generations of Richmond Heights bowlers have ventured into the facility during this time, scattering pins across the same 52 lanes that have hosted the nationally televised Professional Bowlers Tour. Owner and PBA Hall of Fame inductee Ray Bluth oversees the day-to-day operations of the alley—which, despite its retro disposition, sports modern extras such as automatic scoring and singing shoelaces, and is one of the largest alleys in the state. Between frames, bowlers can kick back inside the cocktail lounge, play in the game room, or munch on wings, nachos, and hot dogs from the snack bar.
7960 Clayton Rd.
Richmond Heights, Missouri 63117Get Directions