Bowling is like taking a road test: the only way to win is to knock over more obstacles than everyone else. Cruise to victory with today’s Groupon: for $12, you get a one-hour cosmic-bowling outing for up to six people at Wayne Recreation Center (up to a $24 total value). Cosmic bowling illuminates guests 9:30 p.m.–1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The outing includes:
- One-hour lane rental for up to six people (an $18 value)
- Two pairs of rental shoes (up to a $6 value)
Wayne Recreation Center's 32 gleaming bowling lanes undergo a space-age metamorphosis on weekend nights, immersing players in luminescent cosmic bowling. To a thumping soundtrack of current dance hits and 1890s music videos, sextets can heft their chosen orbs under beams of light as alleys, pins, and balls take on a neon glow. Unlike other competitive sports, such as dogsled racing and rap battling, bowling has zero barriers to entry and a shallow learning curve. Packs of patrons can focus completely on taking down cowering groups pins as modern scoring equipment tallies rounds of domination with more precision than a cowboy lassoing the last donut on his neighbor's kitchen table.
Wayne Recreation Center's rates fluctuate throughout the week.
Wayne Recreation Center
Family owned and operated since 1998, the Wayne Recreation Center echoes daily with the sounds of bowling balls cracking against pins from its 32 automatic-scoring lanes. Casual bowlers gather to test their hurling accuracy or over-the-shoulder throwing creativity, and leagues for adults, kids, and seniors offer weekly competitions for bragging rights or cash prizes. On Friday and Saturday nights, the alley transforms into a Cosmic Bowling command center, with Brunswick-licensed lighting, sound, and video equipment creating a fluorescent jungle alit with glowing orbs and otherworldly T-shirt lint.