The Best Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys – Make Way for Fun

Memory Lanes and other 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 visiting bowling alleys. This works for all ages probably starting at age 3. Family bowling makes great memories whether its for your next special event or just a family fun night. Rent your fashionable bowling shoes, pick a ball, get the bumpers set up, and away we go!

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.

The Twin Cities is packed full of bowling alleys to enjoy together. Here are some family favorites with some of the best parties for kids birthdays:

SOUTH METRO BOWLING ALLEYS

Bogart’s Entertainment Center

14917 Garrett Avenue, Apple Valley, MN 55124
Phone: (952) 432-1515
Weekly Specials: Weekdays $3.89 Monday through Friday at 6pm.
Summer Specials: Participates in Kids Bowl Free program.
Kids Menu Items: Corn dogs, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, mac n’ cheese.
Birthday Parties: $22.49/child for a two-hour party that includes bowling, pizza, arcade games, gifts and ice cream. Learn more here.

Bowlero Lakeville

11129 162nd Street West, Lakeville, MN 55044
Phone: 952-435-2695.
Weekly Specials: Sunday Funday – $4.29 bowling; $3 for a $6 arcade card. Other specials throughout the week.
Summer Specials: Offers a Summer Games season pass for kids. A kids pass is $40.95; Adults $58.65; Family 4 Pack $179.26. Bowl 3 games every day.
Kids Menu Items: Pepperoni pizza, hot dog, chicken tenders, quesadilla.
Birthday Parties: Packages start at $22.99/person. All party packages include bowling time, entrees and sides, soft drinks, gift certificates for guests, arcade cards and shoe rental. Birthday menus can include party-ready plates, wings, pizzas, and more.  Learn more here.

Bowlero Southtown Lanes

7941 Southtown Drive, Bloomington, MN 55431
Phone: 952-888-9248.
Weekly Specials: Sunday Funday – $4.29 bowling; $3 for a $6 arcade card. Other specials throughout the week.
Summer Specials: Offers a Summer Games season pass for kids. A kids pass is $36.95; Adults $54.45; Family 4 Pack $164.50. Bowl 3 games every day.
Kids Menu Items: Pepperoni pizza, hot dog, chicken tenders, quesadilla.
Birthday Parties: Packages start at $19.99/person. All party packages include bowling time, entrees and sides, soft drinks, gift certificates for guests, arcade cards and shoe rental. Birthday menus can include party-ready plates, wings, pizzas, and more. Learn more here.

Tuttle Eat Bowl Play

107 Shady Oak Rd, Hopkins, MN 55343
Phone: 952-938-4090
Weekly Specials: Sunday 10am-12pm – $2.99 games.
Summer Specials: Participates in Kids Bowl Free program.
Kids Menu Items: Personal pizza, mini corn dogs, hamburger, chicken tenders, grilled cheese sandwich, mac & cheese.
Birthday Parties: Packages for kids ages 12 and under start at $17.99/person for a 2-hour party, with party favors, pizza & soda. This fun center also has an arcade game room complete with prizes. Add ice cream for $3/pp. Learn more here.


NORTH METRO BOWLING ALLEYS

Andover Lanes

13633 Martin St NW, Andover, MN 55304
Phone: (763) 754-8000
Weekly Specials: Galactic Bowling on Friday & Saturday evenings.
Summer Specials: Participates in Kids Bowl Free program.
Kids Menu Items: No specific kids menu, but kid-friendly offerings include cheese curds, their signature wings with choice of sauce and pizzas.
Birthday Parties: Learn more about birthday parties here.

Bowlero Blaine

11351 Ulysses St NE, Blaine, MN 55434, USA
Phone: 763-561-2230
Weekly Specials: $2.88 Tuesdays – Games & Tacos for $2.88. Sunday Funday – $4.29 bowling & 1/2 price arcade cards. Other specials throughout the week.
Summer Specials: Offers a Summer Games season pass for kids. A kids pass is $40.95; Adults $58.65; Family 4 Pack $179.26. Bowl 3 games every day.
Kids Menu Items: Pepperoni pizza, hot dog, chicken tenders, quesadilla.
Birthday Parties: Packages start at $22.99/person. All party packages include bowling time, entrees and sides, soft drinks, gift certificates for guests, arcade cards and shoe rental. Birthday menus can include party-ready plates, wings, pizzas, and more. Learn more here.

Bowlero Brooklyn Park

7545 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
Phone: 763-503-2695
Weekly Specials: Sunday Funday – $3.99 bowling; $3 for a $6 arcade card. Other specials throughout the week.
Summer Specials: Offers a Summer Games season pass for kids. A kids pass is $40.95; Adults $58.65; Family 4 Pack $179.26. Bowl 3 games every day.
Kids Menu Items: Pepperoni pizza, hot dog, chicken tenders, quesadilla.
Birthday Parties: Packages start at $22.99/person. All party packages include bowling time, entrees and sides, soft drinks, gift certificates for guests, arcade cards and shoe rental. Birthday menus can include party-ready plates, wings, pizzas, and more. Learn more here.

Bowlero Saxon Lanes

61 Little Canada Rd. West, Little Canada, MN 55117
Phone: 651-484-6501.
Weekly Specials: Sunday Funday – $4.29 bowling; $3 for a $6 arcade card. Other specials throughout the week.
Summer Specials: Offers a Summer Games season pass for kids. A kids pass is $36.95; Adults $54.45; Family 4 Pack $164.50. Bowl 3 games every day.
Kids Menu Items: Pepperoni pizza, hot dog, chicken tenders, quesadilla.
Birthday Parties: Packages start at $16.99/person. All party packages include bowling time, entrees and sides, soft drinks, gift certificates for guests, arcade cards and shoe rental. Birthday menus can include party-ready plates, wings, pizzas, and more. Learn more here.

Classic Bowl Lanes & Lounge

11707 Round Lake Blvd NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Phone: (763) 421-4402
Weekly Specials: Mondays $10/hour/lane.
Summer Specials: Participates in Kids Bowl Free program.
Kids Menu Items: No kids menu. Tacos, pizzas, and many of the appetizers would appeal to most kids.
Birthday Parties: Learn more about birthday parties here.

Flaherty’s Arden Bowl

1273 West Co Rd E, Arden Hills, MN 55112
Phone: 651-633-1777
Weekly Specials: Bowling is currently priced by the lane per hour ($22.99-$29.99).
Summer Specials: Offers Summer Bowling Pass for discounted summer bowling. The pass is $175.00 and allows up to 6 children and 4 adults to bowl 2 games a day. Shoes extra.
Kids Menu Items: Mac & Cheese, hamburger, cheeseburger, grilled cheese, mini corn dogs, chicken fingers. They also offer pizzas the family can share.
Birthday Parties: 1 hour of bowling and 1 hour party room: $17.99/person. Learn more here.

The Mermaid Bowling Center

2200 Mounds View Blvd., Mounds View, MN 55112
Phone: 763-780-2900
Weekly Specials: Galactic Bowling on Friday & Saturday evenings .
Summer Specials: Participates in Kids Bowl Free program.
Birthday Parties: Learn more about birthday parties here.

Boy lifting heaving bowling ball at Twin Cities Bowling Alley


MINNEAPOLIS BOWLING ALLEYS

Memory Lanes

Seward Neighborhood, 2520 26th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone: 612-721-6211
Summer Specials: Participates in Kids Bowl Free.
Kids Menu Items: No kids menu. Street tacos and family-sized pizzas available.
Birthday Parties: 2 hour parties for $14.99/person. Learn more here.

Town Hall Lanes

Nokomis Neighborhood, 5019 South 34th Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55417
Phone: 612-767-3354
Weekly Specials: $1 off games Mon-Fri, 3-6pm. Adults will enjoy the full menu here, too!
Kids Menu Items: Brewer’s JR burger, chicken srips, grilled cheese, fish & chips, buttered noodles.
Birthday Parties: Contact the bowling alley for details and pricing.

Elsie’s

Northeast Mpls, 729 Marshall St. NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: 612-378-9701
Summer Specials: Participates in Kids Bowl Free.
Kids Menu Items: No kids menu. We had fun sharing a variety of appetizers when we bowled.
Birthday Parties: Contact Elsie’s for party details and pricing.

ST PAUL BOWLING ALLEYS

Casper & Runyon’s Ranham Bowling Center

490 1/2 Hamline Ave S, St Paul, MN 55116
Phone: (651) 698-0252
Weekly Specials: Daily walk-in special: All you can bowl for $10, 11am-4pm; Combine this with kids eat free at the Nook, Sundays 4-9pm.
Birthday Parties: Private parties $800-$1000/hr (3-hour minimum). Unlimited bowling for 60-100 people.
Verified: February 18, 2022.

Gopher Spot Bowling

University of Minnesota Student Center, 2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN
Phone: (612) 625-5246
Weekly Specials: Bowl for a Buck every Thursday. Shoe rental $2..
Birthday Parties: Party packages start at $11.99/pp. Learn more here.

Sun Ray Lanes

2245 Hudson Road, Saint Paul, MN 55119
Phone: 651-735-3222
Weekly Specials: Galactic Bowling on Monday, Friday & Saturdays.
Summer Specials: Participates in Kids Bowl Free program.
Kids Menu Items: No kids menu, but a full pizza menu plus plenty of appetizers.
Birthday Parties: Learn more about birthday parties here.


WEST METRO BOWLING ALLEYS

Pinstripes

3849 Gallagher Drive, Edina, MN 55435
Phone: 952-835-6440
Weekly Specials
: $5 Kids Club – Kids get $5/hour gaming and $5 kids meals with purchase of adult meal.
Kids Menu Items: mini cheeseburgers, checken tenders, spaghetti & marinara, buttered noodles and mac & cheese, plus pizza, cold drinks and desserts.
Birthday Parties: Contact Pinstripes for Kids/Teens birthday party packages.

Bowlero Eden Prairie

12200 Singletree Ln, Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: 952-941-0445
Weekly Specials: $2.88 Tuesdays – Games & Tacos for $2.88. Other specials throughout the week.
Summer Specials: Offers a Summer Games season pass for kids. A kids pass is $40.95; Adults $58.65; Family 4 Pack $179.26. Bowl 3 games every day.
Kids Menu Items: Pepperoni pizza, hot dog, chicken tenders, quesadilla.
Birthday Parties: Packages start at $22.99/person. All party packages include bowling time, entrees and sides, soft drinks, gift certificates for guests, arcade cards and shoe rental. Birthday menus can include party-ready plates, wings, pizzas, and more. Learn more here.


EAST METRO BOWLING ALLEYS

Concord Lanes

365 Concord Exchange N, South St Paul, MN 55075
Phone: (651) 455-3220
Summer Specials: Participates in Kids Bowl Free program.
Kids Menu Items: Mini corn dogs, chicken tenders, hamburger, grilled cheese and macaroni & cheese.
Birthday Parties: Learn more about birthday parties here.

Drkula’s 32 Bowl

6710 Cahill Ave, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076
Phone: (651) 451-1717
Weekly Specials: Sundays & Mondays: All you can bowl for 1.5 hours $7.
Summer Specials: Participates in Kids Bowl Free program.
Kids Menu Items: No kids menu, but you can get a family pizza.
Birthday Parties: Call for information and make a reservation for your next birthday celebration.

Park Grove Bowl

1020 Hastings Avenue, Saint Paul Park, MN 55071
Phone: (651) 459-4200
Specials: Use your Washington County Library card to get your first game free.
Summer Specials: Participates in Kids Bowl Free program.
Kids Menu Items: Chicken tenders with fires or mini corn dogs with fries.
Birthday Parties: Learn more about birthday celebrations here.

PINZ

7520 32nd Street North, Oakdale MN 55128
Phone: (651) 770-8000
Weekly Specials: Friday & Saturday Galactic Bowling
Summer Specials: Participates in Kids Bowl Free program.
Kids Menu Items: No kids menu. But there are plenty of appetizers, like mozzarella sticks, cheese curds, pizza fries. Family-size pizzas are also available.
Birthday Parties: Bowling party packages start at $20.99/pp.

We hope you can find a favorite place to bowl. We recommend calling ahead for lane availability. Some venues will allow you to reserve lanes and others are first come first bowl.


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