Bowling-alley lanes are covered in a thin layer of oil, facilitating a smooth trip for the ball and hilarious pratfalls for would-be pin thieves. Engage in slippery sport with today's Groupon: for $29, you get two hours of bowling with shoe rental for up to six people at Z-Bowl in Mebane (up to a $59.40 value).
With the confetti from its 2010 opening still fluttering in the air, Z-Bowl courts rollicking rollers across 18 brand-new lanes. Each electronically scored lane supports up to six players while a dozen shoes cradle their earthbound extremities, protecting floor finish from gouges and toes from gutter cobras. LCD TVs dispense scores in the foreground, and large projection screens above the lanes broadcast sports and other entertainment. The alley hosts various weekly events, including Sunday Sundaes, Trivia Tuesdays, and Ping Pong Wednesdays. Once the final pin is felled, pool tables and an arcade with more than 60 games await intrepid indoor athletes.
Prices for bowling at Z-Bowl vary throughout the week.
Flat-screen televisions hang high above each lane at Z-Bowl, displaying a medley of scoring charts and high-definition sports broadcasts for bowlers to enjoy between frames. The alley keeps the visual banquet brimming in a sports bar with large-projection sets and an arcade containing more than 60 arcade consoles, including both classic and modern models such as skee-ball and Dance Dance Revolution. The 18-lane facility also offers billiards, shuffleboard, and darts to keep levels of healthy competition high and offer lower-impact entertainment for those with injuries such as bowler’s ear. Z-Bowl also hosts six private lanes designed to host upscale parties and corporate meetings, as well as a full kitchen that serves brick-oven pizza and certified Angus beef burgers.