The vibrant Sunset Park bowling alley is perfect for anyone in the who is in search of a little competition. Thanks to a variety of specials and leagues, visitors of all ages and skill levels will find something that suits them. The colorful venue becomes even more so on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7pm thanks to glow bowling. When the kids tire of the game, be sure to refuel at the snack counter or change the pace with a visit to the arcade. Learn more about each special and pricing online.
Lace up those funky shoes and ready that throwing arm! Our favorite kids' bowling alleys in NYC are sure to inspire some friendly competition amongst your brood.
There's a lot more to bowling these days than lanes, balls and pins, alone. While you can still find relatively old-school alleys at Astoria Bowl and Whitestone Lanes, some of the venues on our list have taken the game next-level. At Bowlore Lanes at Chelsea Piers, for example, there is lounge seating, a wall of giant televisions and meal delivery straight to your lane - oh, plus laser tag and an arcade. And at Brooklyn Bowl, there's regular live music, including the family-friendly event Rock N' Roll Playhouse where the band plays classic rock hits from groups like The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. There are also lots of options on our list for little ones who tend towards gutter balls instead of strikes: Bumpers are available at Rab's Country Lanes, Bowlmor Lanes Times Square and Bowlerland. Kick things up a notch by visiting during black light/glow-in-the-dark bowling hours. If you've got something special to celebrate, several of these spots even have awesome birthday parties for kids. Don't forget the socks!
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