The word every amateur to expert bowler wants to hear. Whether it’s your first or your fiftieth, New York City’s bowling alleys are an experience you just can’t miss out on. It’s the perfect idea for a boy’s night, girl’s night, date or a family outing!
It doesn’t matter if you’re good at it or expert at throwing gutter balls, it’s great fun! The beer, wings and cocktails will keep you company if you just want to lay back after breaking a sweat.
Skip on the bus from New York to Washington DC, instead, take the next one to a stop near these! Your evening will be well spent for sure.
Here’s a list of some of the best bowling alleys in New York City:
1. Where: Gutter Bar. Gutter bar fuses bowling and bar culture to form something truly new-age. With dim lights, vintage beer poster decor, long tables and booth you could get a party of 15 and still have a crazy time together.
How to reach: 10-22 46th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA
Drink stats: Narragansetts for $6 and pitchers for $21
2. Where: Shell Lanes. Finally, an old-school bowling alley to bring your family and neighbors to! Authentic Brooklyn styled decor, no flashy stuff, just the usual. The number of alleys is significantly lesser but hey, that’s how they did it, back in the day.
How to reach: 1 Bouck Ct, Brooklyn, NY 11223, USA
Drink stats: Buds for $4
3. Where: Melody Lanes. Melody Lanes is the perfect place for every age and kind. It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or expert, it caters to all kinds of bowlers. The bartender, Peter Napolitano, is as much as a jewel as the alleys themselves. The true Brooklyn character will entertain you with philosophy and physics as he gets you your latest drink!
How to reach: 461 37th St, Brooklyn, NY 11232, USA
Drink stats: Buds for $5 and pitchers for $14.