Throughout the years bowling has become a hip and flashy form of entertainment. In the Big Apple (New York City), going bowling can seem like going to a night club. Whether you are trying to nail those ten pins or you are just there to grab a drink, these hot bowling alleys will impress you.
300 New York
Recently the name of this alley was changed to Bowlmor New York. However this does not make a difference, this is still an awesome place. Located at pier 60 at Chelsea Piers, once you step inside you will be amazed by the giant video screens , huge lounges, and spacious arcade floor. For those of you that despise crowds, this alley consist of 32 state of the art lanes, therefore you will have lots of elbow room as you attempt a perfect game. While you are having a good time with your friends or family, wait services will actually bring drinks and food to your lane. After 10 pm on the weekends, persons under 21 are not permitted unless accompanied by an adult. For information on current happy hour and other perks that are offer at this alley, feel free to check out their website.
Location : Chelsea Piers, Pier 60/23rd & West Side Hwy.
Reasons to pick this alley : Spacious areas and large arcade floor, great view of the river from the pier.
This night club like alley has a lot to offer anyone looking for a fun evening. However before we go any further, it is important to mention that Lucky Strike enforces a strict dress code. The following items are not allowed : plain white t-shirts, excessively baggy clothing, headgear, sleeveless t-shirts, chains, ripped or soiled clothing, motorcycle/gang colors, athletic wear of any kind, shorts, jerseys, sweats, and lastly hoodies. Now that is out the way, lets talk about the more interesting features about this alley. Lucky strike has 26 flashy art décor lanes, although it is less than Bowlmor New York, you will not be pushed or bumped by other bowlers. If you are frustrated with your gutter balls, you may want to take a break and use one of the 11 pool and ping pong tables that is available here. The Luxe lounge is a great place to grab a drink and snack on some buffalo wings. You can also rent the lounge for a private party or event.
Location : 42nd St & 12th Ave
Reason to pick this alley : The many pool/ping pong tables.
Bowlmor Lanes Times Square
Nothing can be better than knocking down a few pins in the cross roads of the world. Every alley is unique in its own way but Bowlmor Lanes Times Square takes it a bit further. Step in this alley and you will feel like you have journeyed back in time. They are 50 lanes in 7 private bowling lounges, each showcases a different time and place in New York City history. Just like Lucky Strike, there is a strict dress code here. The following items are not allowed : baggy jeans, work boots, clothing with offensive or discriminatory content, baseball caps or bandanas, athletic gear. For those that are under the age of 21, you will need to be accompanied by an adult after 9 pm Thursdays to Saturdays. If you are feeling hungry or just craving a drink, this alley contains two lounges and one restaurant to satisfy your needs
Location : 222 W 44th Street (Btw 7th & 8th)
Reason to pick this alley : The different themed lanes such as Coney Island, Central Park, Chinatown, Times Square, and more.
Bowlmor Lanes Union Square
Take a trip downtown and you will find the longest running bowling alley in the Northeast. The Union Square alley offers major differences from the Times Square location. Here you will find 42 lanes on two floors, glow in the dark bowling, and full service bars on each floors. Further up in the establishment you will find a private “VIP” room for special events on the third floor, the fourth floor houses a retro-style restaurant. So far this is all amazing, however this alley has more to offer. Head up to the fifth floor to the Greenwich Village Country Club and you will experience the suburban lifestyle in the city. The club also features a 9 hole indoor mini golf course, therefore you can bowl over a few pins downstairs then head upstairs and get a hole in one. The golf course is opened on Saturdays from 12pm to 2am. For times during the week it is suggested to call the location for more information since the space is rented out a few times. This area has the same dress code as the Times Square location. To be apart of the fun you must be 21 years of age or older and present a valid photo ID after 8pm.
Location : 110 University Pl (Btw 12th & 13th St)
Reasons to pick this alley : The indoor mini golf course, retro style restaurant, and glow in the dark bowling.