What You'll Get
Like being a first-time parent, being a first-time bowler requires preparation, patience, and the willingness to swathe all hazards in a bumper. Baby your bowling ball to a perfect game with today's Groupon: for $32, you get two hours of bowling for up to four people (a $54 value), including four shoe rentals (a $2.50 value per person), at Westgate Lanes in Brockton (up to a $64 total value).
Family owned and operated since 1959, Westgate Lanes caters to players of all ages every day of the year with a wealth of pin-persecuting pastimes. After suiting up in a pair of timeless bowling shoes, spend a good chunk of the day or night taunting your friends and taking out frustrations on a group of hapless pinheads, located on one of the 50 10-pin lanes or 12 candlepin lanes. Unlike other competitive sports, such as dogsled racing and rap battling, bowling has zero barriers to entry and a shallow learning curve. Westgate Lanes’ ball chucking even gets extraterrestrial with a live DJ, special lighting, and questionable post-strike victory dances during Saturday nights' cosmic-bowl sessions.
In addition to automatic scoring and colorful lighting, mouthwatering morsels and full-fledged meals populate Westgate's snack bar and full-service restaurant, which features live music and special events nightly. Unlike the main attraction, the bowling alley's 10 billiards tables reward projectors of hole- and gutter-bound balls with genuine high-fives.
Cosmic bowling ends after Memorial Day, May 30.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 11, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Westgate Lanes
Though Westgate Lanes has been open for more than half a century, you'd never know it from just looking at the Brockton institution, which benefited from a pre-Millennium face-lift in 1999. Today, all 62 lanes feature automatic scoring, new furniture, and modern lighting, which casts a celestial aura during prize-packed cosmic bowling on Saturday nights. Open 365 days a year, the facility swings open its doors to challenge sphere-flinging friends, leagues, and parties with frames of tenpin or candlepin, a variation of bowling that uses smaller balls and requires more concentration than teaching a mechanical bull long division. High-definition TVs orbit the center's 13 billiards tables, and, between competitive rounds, players can refuel fatigued fingers at Harry's Pub and Grill.