A Strike of Fun: Twin Cities Bowling Alleys


Want a great way to get out of the house on these long cold days?

One of our top choices as a family is bowling. This works for all ages probably starting at age 3. Rent your fashionable bowling shoes, pick a ball, get the bumpers set up, and away we go!

The Twin Cities is packed full of bowling alleys to enjoy together. Here are some family favorites: – and

SOUTH

Bowlero Lakeville
952-435-BOWL (2695)


NORTH

Flaherty’s Arden Bowl | Arden Hills
Specials: $2 bowling Sun, Mon, Wed & Thurs, 9:30pm. Free shoe rental, $2 tap beer & soda. Not valid holidays. Family package includes: 1 lg 1 top pizza, pitcher of soda, 1 hr bowling and shoe rental. $47.99.

Bowlero Brooklyn Park
Specials: $2.22 games (shoes not included), drink specials and tacos every Tuesday. Plus, other specials every night of the week, including one for unlimited laser tag.

The Mermaid Bowling Center | Mounds View
Specials: Family Fun Pack includes 1.5 hrs of bowling and shoe rental for 6. $34.99, Sun-Thurs, 6pm. $1.50 games Mon-Fri, 11am-1pm & Sun, 6pm-close.

Bowlero Blaine
Specials: $2.22 games (shoes not included), drink specials and tacos every Tuesday. Plus, other specials every night of the week, including one for unlimited laser tag.

Bowling Alleys


MINNEAPOLIS

Memory Lanes | Seward

Town Hall Lanes | Nokomis
Specials: $1 off games Mon-Fri, 3-6pm. Adults will enjoy the full menu here, too!

Elsies | Northeast
A neighborhood favorite includes a full service restaurant with bowling alley.

ST PAUL

Gopher Spot Bowling | University of Minnesota Student Center
Specials: Bowl for a Buck every Wednesday until 5pm. Shoe rental $2.

Sun Ray Lanes
Specials: Family Special includes 2 hrs of bowling, a pitcher of soda and up to 6 pairs of shoes – $49.99 per lane. Sat & Sun, 9am-6pm.


WEST

Pinstripes | Edina
Specials: Tots Playtime, Mon-Fri, 10am-12pm. Cost is $3/child per game plus $3 shoe rental. One adult bowls free per paying child age 12 & under. This special is not well-publicized on the site but has been confirmed as of January 2018.

Bowlero Eden Prairie
Specials: $2.22 games (shoes not included), drink specials and tacos every Tuesday. Plus, other specials every night of the week, including one for unlimited laser tag.


EAST

Pinz | Oakdale
Specials: Daytime Special includes 2 hrs of bowling and 6 pairs of shoes – $34.99 per lane, Mon-Thurs, 10am-3pm or $44.99 in 10 Pin Alley.



Keep in mind, bowling doesn’t have to be limited to a winter activity. Air-conditioned alleys can be a great escape from the summer heat – and if you’ve signed your family up for the Kids Bowl Free program, you’ve got yourself a great budget outing.



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