Just as the sports car replaced the horse and buggy, the invention of the bowling ball heralded the demise of the once popular bowling cube. Experience the superiority of spherical design firsthand with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of bowling, shoe rentals, and snacks at West County Lanes in Ellisville.
Since 1965, bowling buffs have decimated the pins at West County Lanes. Slip into a pair of piebald loafers ($2.75 for a rental) and practice perfect follow-throughs as you hurl sporty spheroids down any of the 24 lanes ($3.25 per person each game, $3.75 weekends and holidays; $15 per lane each hour, $18 weekends and holidays). Powered by a savvy system, hanging monitors display scores as well as embarrassing childhood photos of any player who rolls a gutter ball. On Fridays from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Saturdays after 10 p.m., the futuristic lights and glow-in-the-dark lanes of cosmic bowling ($19 per lane each hour) comfort homesick time-travelers trapped in the ancient present.
Between frames, famished kingpins and queenpins can grab a bite at the snack bar. Comestibles include classic cheeseburgers ($2.75), accessorized with sides including french fries ($1.75 small, $2.75 large) and toasted ravioli ($3.75 for eight), and 12-inch supreme pizzas ($8.75) sate the appetites of circle-savorers and hungry mathematicians alike.
15727 Manchester Rd.
Ellisville, Missouri 63011Get Directions