Since the Flahertys opened Arden Bowl in 1938, it's grown to become a beloved component of the Twin Cities culture. So much so, that it's gaining national renown. Thrillist featured Flaherty's on their 2014 list of America's Best Banquet Bars, a status they defined as "a neighborhood institution that serves as a living, breathing part of its community ... something much more valuable than just a place to pull up a stool."
That might be one of the reasons families love going to Flaherty's for bonding time, whether during regular open play or family bowling clubs. But beyond family fun, Flaherty's also offers plenty of time for league bowling, lessons, and doubles events. And if the lanes are full, there's plenty happening in the onsite pub and grill, too. Trivia and bingo are two of the bar's big mainstays, and hungry diners can fill their bellies with burgers or Irish stew. You can even stop in for
breakfast, since apparently people get hungry in the morning too these days.
At its full-service, well-maintained facility, Midway Pro Bowl caters to bowlers of all dedication levels. Its optional bumpers bolster beginners, whereas onsite bowling lessons employ instructors certified by the United States Bowling Congress to elevate skills. The pin-falling activity on Midway Pro Bowl's 32 lanes is monitored by automatic scoring systems, and fashionable bowlers can turn lanes into runways with sparkling new balls and accessories from its well-stocked pro shop. After the game, a full-service lounge conjures postgame relaxation with alcoholic beverages. Alternatively, the most dedicated competitors can refuel with burgers, hot dogs, or pizza from the snack bar before taking to the arcade to spar with virtual foes rather than playing bowling-ball dodge ball with real-life foes.
"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.
When's the last time you went bowling? Sharpen your skills at AMF Maplewood Lanes in Saint Paul and get ready for a great time.
With food just the way you like it, this park elevates your restaurant experience just on the level of taste.
No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home at this park.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
A perfect place for a family night or a romantic date, head on over to Saint Paul's White Bear Bowl for some bowling excitement!
Wandering souls would be best to visit this alley for any one of their A+ dishes.
Let the kids come too! Little ones love the activities at this alley just as much as their parents do.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
A perfect place for a family night or a romantic date, head on over to Saint Paul's Westside Lanes for some bowling excitement!
Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this alley, it's no different.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join in the fun at this alley.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.