Bowling alleys are an excellent way to have family fun, hang out with friends, be competitive, and get some exercise. Many bowling alleys are even expanding to offer more even more activities such as dining, Laser Tag, arcades, darts and pool. In a city as big as Houston it can be difficult to know which bowling alleys really score a strike for food, fun and entertainment.
The readers at the Houston Press have spoken and Palace Lanes Bowling Alley was voted Best in Houston 2010. Plan on this alley staying on the main street with its full service bar and moving and grooving music. However, if you plan on bringing the children you will want to go early because it can get busy. Shoes, bowling ball rental and great lanes are there for the competitive and amateur bowler of all ages. For those just along to watch, sit back, relax, enjoy one of the big screen TV’s and don’t forget to order a mouthwateringly good cheeseburger!
Visit Palace Lanes Bowling Alley at 4191 Bellaire Blvd Houston, TX 77025 on Mon.-Thu. And Sun. 8am-12am; and Fri.-Sat. 8am-2am. Prices vary based on days and events. Get a complete list of pricing, daily specials and party package information on the Palace Lanes website.
Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge is more of an upscale bowling alley that you may have even seen featured on “Undercover Boss.” Eat, drink, be merry and bowl. Or don’t bowl and still have a good time with parties, bottle service, 14 lanes, lounge and a private premiere party suite. The menu is sure to please the largest and smallest of appetites. The Executive Chef of Lucky Strike Lanes, Bill Starbuck, has provided food to the Emmy’s, the Grammy’s and other Hollywood premiere events. Don’t look for family fun (unless it’s date night) or $1.00 deals at this bowling alley, because you won’t find them. But you may see someone in cocktail or evening wear complete with stylish bowling shoes. Check out the calendar for special events and be sure to be dressed to impress because there is a dress code. Sound like fun to you? There may be a Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge near you. Find locations in Houston, Texas, New York, California, Florida and Washington DC.
Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge is located at 1201 San Jacinto St. Houston, TX 77002 and open Sun-Thurs: 11AM – 12AM and Fri & Sat: 11AM – 2AM. After 8pm daily no one under 21 admitted.
For big time bowling fun, visit Times Square Entertainment. Located in just west of Houston in Katy Texas, it’s not just a bowling alley though it has over 35 lanes, but a full service entertainment complex complete with pool tables, dining area, concessions, arcade, party and group prizing and even daily food and pricing specials. Tag you are it at this bowling alley, because it even has Laser Tag. Family fun entertainment, birthday parties, field trips, summer camps and play groups are welcome. Evenings you can find competitive league bowling too. They even have small size bowling balls for the little ones and bumpers so even the smallest family member can really score a strike. My children ask to return there again and again.
Times Square Entertainment is located at 402 S. Grand Pkwy., Katy TX 77494 and the hours are Monday – Thursday 11am to Midnight, Friday 11am to 2am, and Saturday 10am to 2am and Sunday 10am to Midnight.
So, put on your lucky bowling shirt, grab your bowling bag and let’s head to the bowling alley to strike up some fun.