"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.
You won't be disappointed at Woodbridge's Amity Family Bowl, where well-prepared eats and delicious drinks rule the menu.
You'll want to save quiet conversations for another spot, though — the restaurant can get noisy.
Those in a rush are better off dining here during the week, as the restaurant draws a crowd during the weekend.
Fed up with difficult parking? At Amity Family Bowl, you will find easy nearby parking and good eats.
Amity Family Bowl makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
At the turn of the 20th century, bowling alleys routinely locked their doors for the summer, forcing bowlers to brainstorm alternatives. And so, in the early 1900s, a group of bowlers decided to tweak their pastime to accommodate off-season play, shrinking both bowling balls and pins. Modified rules allowed bowlers to roll their scaled-down balls three times per turn. And upon impact, the lighter-weight balls caused pint-size pins to skitter like a flock of ducks. Thus, duckpin bowling was born.
The accessible sport spread throughout the world and, near the peak of its popularity, found a home at Johnson's Duckpin Lanes in 1955. After undergoing renovations in 2009, the alley's synthetic lanes continue to delight duckpin bowlers all year long. The alley also entertains guests with an arcade, onsite snack bar, as well as personalized birthday parties, which unfold on weekdays and during weekend sessions of Glo & Bowl.
Brunswick Zone has been a trusted name in bowling for more than a century, whether the occasion is a night out with friends or an afternoon with the kids. Patrons can enjoy a game of traditional bowling fun while sampling snack bar treats, or they can discover the excitement and interactive entertainment of Brunswick Cosmic Bowling – a full-sensory sports experience featuring black-lit lanes, dance-worthy music, and whirling neon lights.