If life is just a bowl of cherries, then bowling is a life of launching 12-pound cherry-flavored gumballs. Experience life's sweetest pastime with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two hours of bowling for up to five people, including shoe rental, plus a pizza and a pitcher of soda at Twin River Lanes, located in Mount Pleasant (up to a $93 value).
A perennial winner of Best Bowling Alley honors in Charleston City Paper's Best of Charleston voting, Twin River Lanes provides colorfully shod pin marksmen with a comfortable environment in which to ply their strike-seeking skills. Assemble up to four co-rollers for a two-hour test of strength, stamina, and creative high-fiving as you act on your natural human instinct to destroy clusters of small statues (a $75 value, including shoes). A large, two-topping pizza (up to a $13 value, depending on toppings) similar to those found on the training tables of professional bowlers helps fuel the ball-flinging fun, and a pitcher of soda (a $5 value) can be poured down throats or dumped on lanemates in celebration of their perfect 300 scores. Before or after their framed games, fans of spectator sports or of spectating on spectators can pile their peepers into Matty's Sports Bar, which is equipped with plasma-screen TVs, digital-projection screens, and a subscription to the NFL Sunday Ticket package to provide stunning surveillance of all the biggest athletic skirmishes.
In 2008, readers of the Charleston City Paper named Twin River Lanes the area’s best bowling alley, saying:
- Get your gobble gobble on and roll a turkey at Twin River — where every frame is closed and you never want the strikes to end. – Charleston City Paper