Staff Size: 11–25 people
Average Duration of Services: 1–2 hours
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: All Ages
Though its amenities have grown significantly since its founding in 1958, Kent Bowl is, and has always been, all about one thing: bowling. At first, the 24-lane establishment sat next door to a livestock yard. It stayed in business thanks to bowling alone, with a mere three employees to its name, until Jack Zaborac took over. He and his wife cultivated the alley, adding a snack bar and eight more lanes and beginning to host tournaments. Their first tournament coaxed out 150 bowlers; to date, their largest summoned 8,900 aficionados of the sport.
The owners have organized competitions for sport and charity and operated a bowling program for the handicapped for more than four decades. These accomplishments has caused Kent Bowl to earn a reputation as a serious and family-friendly bowling ally, an aura they maintain today by not adding any video arcades or gambling games to distract from their feature attraction.
Everyone can brush up on their bowling technique at Complete Bowling Service in Kent, where a good time is guaranteed.
While you're enjoying this alley, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal.
Bring the whole family to this alley, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
By the Numbers: Secoma Lanes
1959—the year it opened
100% of the lanes are equipped with flat-screen scoring monitors
$3 for shoe rental
1 restaurant and lounge serving burgers, omelets, and drinks
12 years—the maximum age a child can be to use bumpers
300—the highest score you can achieve without bribing the pinsetters
There are bowling alleys where you can go and just bowl. And then there's ACME Bowl—a 51,000-square-foot facility that contains two alleys, as well as an arcade, billiards room, two shuffleboard tables, multiple dining areas, and a bar—where you can do more, and often simultaneously. At any of The Alley's 30 glittering lanes, for example, you can have food delivered lane-side from the on-site restaurant, The Break Room. The Break Room's lineup of Big Lebowski nachos, sweet chili Thai pizzas, and lavish burgers gives your non-bowling hand something to do besides write a condolence card for the pins' family.
Private parties, meanwhile, can settle in away from the crowd at Seven10, a private lounge with 10 lanes flanked by leather couches and 150" projection screens. Smaller HD screens are mounted above nine-foot Brunswick pool tables at Q Billiards, broadcasting everything from NBA to World Cup games. The entire family-friendly venue is non-smoking.
For a mouthwatering meal you're sure to love, Cascade Lanes Lounge & Casino in Renton is the place to be.
Take advantage of the quick and easy parking near Cascade Lanes Lounge & Casino.
Prices at Cascade Lanes Lounge & Casino are moderate — most diners plunk down about $30 per meal.
Five Things To Know About Tower Lanes
With everything from the thunder cracks of bowling pins to the steady trickle of waterfalls, the atmosphere at Tower Lanes is anything but ordinary. The eclectic activity center brings an array of atmospheres, amusements, and even geographical terrains together under a single roof. Here’s a closer look at how Tower Lanes stands apart from the pack of other bowling alleys, mini golf courses, and activity centers:
It’s open 24 hours a day: Tower Lanes never closes, meaning you can follow any passing whim, be it a midnight bowl, an early morning round of mini golf, or a lunch-hour arcade marathon.
There are waterfalls, but no rain: Since it’s indoors, the 18-hole mini golf course allows for friendly competition anytime, regardless of the forecast. That being said, it feels anything but artificial. The course winds through rocky crags with waterfalls that spill into a running stream, which doubles as decor and part of the challenge.
You can actually win things for being good at video games. While snagging the high score might be incentive enough, Tower’s game room ups the ante with physical prizes. The room features modern and classic games, from pinball and skee-ball to action arcades, and a redemption booth where victory manifests as tangible prizes.
There’s also a 24-hour billiards room. Challenge a friend or a Paul Newman lookalike to game of pool at one of the three tables.
Breakfast all day: Don’t worry if you got too wrapped up in a game of bowling or pinball to remember breakfast—Tower’s restaurant serves it all day. They also serve lunch, dinner, and plenty of cocktails in the bar, where you can watch the game on a huge screen or enjoy the weather from the outdoor patio.