Grab some quarters and your bowling ball for some classic fun at these nearby arcades and bowling alleys.
Dave & Buster’s
The best-known entry on this list, Dave & Buster’s made its name by providing the child-like enjoyment of being at an arcade with, well, the adult enjoyment of being at an arcade. Yes, there’s the old-school standup games as well as future-forward additions like virtual reality, but the billiards hall and bowling alley also bring the fun. Both have full restaurant menu service and multimedia screens that show everything from the latest music videos to live sports.
Walking into Main Event is practically like being inside an actual video game. Neon lights surround you, as well as tons of classic games. From Pac-Man to Frogger, this place has you covered. However, this is 2021. The games have evolved. So be sure to check out the VR and laser tag sections as well. Now, when it comes to the bowling, Main Event does not disappoint. Its pro-level bowling alley is equipped with a state-of-the-art electronic scoring system that measures your abilities, helping you become a better bowler. How cool is that?
With a name like Bowlero, you know they’re going to bring the thunder when it comes to their bowling alley. And they do. Along with their own high-tech scoring system, Bowlero also boasts a wall of LED screens above the bowling pins that you can control. Also, if you’ve never had the pleasure, you HAVE to try their cosmic bowling with glowing pins. In addition to a wide array of new and classic arcade games, Bowlero also has a sports bar, billiards hall, an adult lounge area, and stellar decor that includes a vintage 1969 fire engine-red Ford Mustang.
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