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 vising bowling alleys. 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 BOWLING ALLEYS

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 BOWLING ALLEYS

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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