Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night, Astro SuperBowl dims the lights for a cosmic bowling experience that embodies the center's intergalactic theme. The rest of the week, the facility rumbles under more earthly bulbs as bowlers blitz pins during rounds of open bowling, tournaments, leagues, and parties. Instead of using synthetic material or giant planks of butter to make slick surfaces, Astro SuperBowl whittled each of its 44 lanes from real wood. The bowling center surrounds its lanes with a spread of other amenities, including a full-service bar, a game room, and a pro shop run by a certified ball driller. The facility has also been recently renovated to include 44 40-inch flat screen televisions, a modernized scoring system, and updated ball racks and returns.
Before rushing into full-fledged competition, players at Oak Hills Lanes hone their craft with pay-as-you-go practice shots. By detecting which pins need to topple, pinsetters enable patrons to score tricky spares as they rehearse for real games or when they must knock down a neighbor's tacky lawn ornaments. Once they've warmed their throwing arms, they face off against comrades during open hours. In addition to bites such as pizza and burgers, the newly remodeled snack bar's cooks sling tacos, enchiladas, and even pancakes. Drinks are also available from a large new bar. Such noshes fuel bowlers of all ages and skill levels at various leagues, but soda and ice cream serve as the main power source during all-inclusive parties.
University Bowl embraces a quirky approach to bowling runs. The BESX automatic scoring system enlivens frames with themed graphics, and the 32 lanes come equipped with programmable bumpers to relieve players of gutter-ball anxiety. Bowlers craving a more competitive game can join a variety of leagues and the Lucky Lotto League dispenses scratch-off tickets weekly. UB Bowl offers both traditional and nontraditional leagues for every level of play. After their final rolls, guests can even pop into the 11th Frame Pub to unwind with some of the most lauded Texas-brewed beers and cocktails while viewing sports blown up on an 88-inch projection screen. The result of all this excess: a bowling center that's regularly voted as San Antonio's best.
"You're up." At more than 200 AMF Bowling locations across the U.S., that message is passed between friends as they heft a ball, step to the line, and take aim. Now synonymous with bowling, AMF was founded in 1901 as American Machine and Foundry. It wasn't until 1946 that the company made a splash in bowling, when it introduced the automated pin spotter to the public.
Today, AMF's nationwide network of bowling centers is a source of year-round entertainment for people of all ages. Outfitted with a classic bowling alley design, the centers also feature the latest technologies, from high-tech scoring systems to the ability to share experiences on social media. Bowlers can also refuel on a menu of American foods when they get hungry or the little heart-shaped meter above their heads begins blinking.
For some good old fashioned fun, AMF Country Lanes in San Antonio offers a bowling scene that suits both pros and families.
It's certainly time you stopped reading about this alley with its amazing restaurant and finally came in for a bite.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this alley — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little customers and their folks.
Cheer on your favorite team at AMF Country Lanes, a local restaurant with TVs.
Bottoms up! Drinks are available for you to enjoy.
Volume at this alley can reach upper decibels, so come prepared to raise your voice to be heard.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Bandera Bowl in San Antonio is the perfect place to hold a birthday party.
Make the trip to this alley even more savory with a visit to their fine restaurant.
At this alley, kids of all ages are welcome.
On gameday, come here to cheer your team to victory and watch every triumph on the big screen.
Need a drink? Check out the extensive and well-crafted beverage list.
The lively clientele and reverberating tunes result in a noisy scene, so don't plan any quiet conversation at the alley.
The alley's popularity is at an all-time high during the week.
Drivers can make use of the parking lots near Bandera Bowl.