When life hands you lemons, roll them back with a perfected bowling stance. Strike good fortune with today's Groupon: for $19, you get one hour of bowling and shoe rentals for four people at Ventura Bowling Center, located on East Thompson Boulevard (a $38 value).
Ventura Bowling Center's pin-knocking facility features a supporting cast of snack fare, drinks, and arcade games. Lace up your ponies in the sport's signature shoes and let them roam one of 12 automatic-scoring lanes for a rousing game of wrecking-ball rolling. Spend a good chunk of your day or night at Ventura Bowling Center encouraging your kids, taunting your friends, or taking out frustrations on a group of hapless pinheads. Unlike other competitive sports, such as dogsled racing and rap battling, bowling has zero barriers to entry and a shallow learning curve. If alley-ooping begins to bore, a sports lounge distracts eyes and a sizable snack bar menu stuffs mouths. Sore thumbs find solace as other phalanges soak up the spotlight with Ventura Bowling Center's plethora of alternative amusements including darts, pool, and arcade games.
Three Yelpers give Ventura Bowling Center an average of three stars.
Ventura Bowling Center
The sound of crashing pins draws equally loud cheers from players at Ventura Bowling Center as their progress is tallied via an automatic scoring system. Arcade games and dartboards entice them to take a break from alleyways, while hunger draws them toward the snack bar. Meanwhile, a full onsite bar supplies players with enough bubbly soda and ice-cold beer to celebrate a big win or an impressive moonwalk made possible by a pair of smooth-soled bowling shoes.