Although researchers have not established bowling’s value for anger management, most agree that it can help people resolve the desire to roll a boulder off of a cliff and onto Pat Boone's tour bus. Avoid the urge to topple rocks with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get two hours of bowling, plus pizza, a drink, and arcade tokens, at Tusculum Lanes (up to an $89 value) on Nolensville Road.
At Tusculum Lanes, 24 shiny lanes line up to provide guests with optimal pin-smashing recreation. Groups of up to six friends or a sextuple of friendly foes can share a lane for two hours (up to $60, depending on the time) of full-contact bowling. Shoes are included, and all lanes feature automatic scoring, so contestants won’t have to waste precious time mastering the rules of the 10 frames. On Saturdays, bowlers get in touch with bowling’s dark side with ritualistic glowing lights and a pounding sound system during cosmic bowling.
Because bowling without food is like rock climbing without suction cups, players also get a hot 16-inch two-topping pizza ($11) and a pitcher fueled with their favorite soft drink ($4.29) or beer ($15) to keep themselves fresh. The dozen arcade tokens ($3) give gamers access to exciting games including air hockey, skee-ball, and a fire-walking pit.
Sales tax is included.