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· Reviewed September 9, 2016
Reviewed August 22, 2016
Reviewed August 5, 2016
What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $59 for one hour of walk-in bowling with shoe rentals for up to 6 people at WhirlyBall Chicago ($114 value)
- $69 for 30 minutes of walk-in laser tag for up to 10 people at WhirlyBall Chicago ($150 value)
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 11, 2016. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Valid at 1825 W Webster location ONLY. Valid for walk-ins and same day reservations only; not valid for advance reservations. May combine 2 Groupons for 1 hour. Not valid same day as purchase. Must have at least four players for the Lazer Tag option. Not valid in combination with promo codes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.
Sam Elias knows that being cooped up during long winter days can make people stir-crazy. So in 1993, after moving from Florida, land of palm trees and beaches, to Chicago, land of frigid winds and gray slush, he founded WhirlyBall as a way for people to release pent-up energy even as snow was falling outside. During each competitive WhirlyBall game, which combines aspects of basketball, hockey, and jai alai, players zoom across an indoor 50'x80' court in motorized cars called WhirlyBugs. They wield plastic scoops to toss a wiffle ball back and forth to their teammates before throwing the ball through an elevated goal. Refs keep watch during the games, eliminating score arguments that would otherwise end in sunrise duels. To fuel up for a bout, players nibble chicken wings, pretzel bites, and gourmet pizzas, and swig craft beers, which vary by location.
All three WhirlyBall spots boast off-court diversions as well. The Vernon Hills and Lombard locations host video games, pool tables, foosball, and air hockey, and the Chicago and Vernon Hills locations invite guests into multilevel laser-tag arenas, which fill with fog and flashing lights as combatants duck, aim, and invoke Geneva Convention protocols regarding armed conflict.