The three holes on a bowling ball represent the three phases of bowling: wind-up, release, and genuflection. Send a ball properly on its way with today's Groupon: for $29, you get two hours of bowling and up to four pairs of shoes at Vestavia Bowl Family Fun Center in Vestavia Hills (up to a $76 value).
Vestavia Bowl Family Fun Center, a smoke-free bowling coliseum with colossal blue columns and cosmic-themed carpets, gloriously unfurls 34 lanes for competitive bouts of pin-punishing fun. Before taking out wooden armies frame by frame, stop by the rental desk to grab up to four pairs of bowling shoes for yourself and three friends––or one sporty centaur. When properly equipped, bowlers can lay claim to their lanes and play as many frames as two hours will allow. Vestavia Bowl's diligent staff maintains the smooth lanes daily so that Brunswick balls are able to travel at the same velocity as Usain Bolt on rollerskates. The fluorescent hues and bright bowling balls add to the fun center's lively environment, which also houses a lounge and game room with pool tables and arcade games that give losing bowlers a chance to reclaim alley cred.
Vestavia Bowl Family Fun Center offers daily specials online; check ahead to be sure you redeem your Groupon at the most opportune time.
Vestavia Bowl Family Fun Center
At Vestavia Bowl Family Fun Center, kids are encouraged to knock things over. The staff strives to spread a passion for bowling through various youth incentives, from organized leagues to the Kids Bowl Free promotion—a system that awards children complimentary games to take up summer free time. The staff even lends out kits to area P.E. teachers as part of the In-School Bowling Program, furnishing classes with balls, pins, carpeted lanes, and lengthy lesson plans on how to find the ball's finger holes.
By tutoring youngsters in bowling techniques, the center hopes to instill the same fondness for the sport held by its managerial team. Certified bowling coach Keith Henderson heads the pack of competitive players—many of whom boast sanctioned 300 games on their records—and oversees 34 lanes equipped with computers and overhead scoring monitors. For an ethereal gaming environment, black lights illuminate the lanes during select hours and birthday parties. Guests can also test their dexterity at pool tables and arcade games. Meanwhile, the snack bar preps burgers, hot dogs, and wings to pair with draft beers; patrons can even take advantage of Eat & Bowl specials, which offer a combo meal and two games for one price.