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.

Bowling Alleys


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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