Cooler temps and dark evening skies are rolling in sooner and that means more time inside. Instead of using up your data and spending the night in watching Netflix, get out and enjoy a fun night with friends. Here are three bowling alleys with some awesome weekly specials.
Number of lanes: 16
Deals: Every Sunday is half-price night from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Grab your friends or family and hit the lanes for $2 games and $1.75 shoes along with food and drink specials: $1.25 hot dogs and fries, plus $1.50 domestic drafts. On Wednesdays, from noon until 10 p.m., you can score deals with $1.75 games and $1.75 shoes, plus the same great food and drink specials.
Find it: 190 SE Laurel, Waukee
Hours: Monday-Thursday noon-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday noon-midnight, Sunday noon-10 p.m.
Number of lanes: 24
Deals: If you’re looking for one of the best alleys for specials, look no further than Air Lanes. There is a special for every single day of the week. (All listed on airlanesbowling.com.) Our favorites? Retro Friday Nights: bowl for 2 and 1/2 hours at $9.75 per person while jamming to 70s, 80s and 90s music videos. The 3-2-1 Blast Off special on Mondays: $3 shoes – $2 drinks – $1 games (12 oz. domestic draws & wells). Thursday night College Night: From 9 p.m. until midnight, college kids can bowl unlimited games for $6 plus rent shoes for free. Drink specials include $1.50 Bud Light drafts and $2 wells.
Find it: 4200 Fleur Drive
Fall Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-midnight, Friday 10 a.m.-2 a.m., Saturday noon-2 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-midnight.
Number of lanes: 32
Deals: Looking for a place to finish your weekend off right? Head to Plaza Lanes on Sunday and throw some strikes. The earlier you hit the alley, the better the deals. 9 a.m.-10 a.m.: $1.49 per person per game. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.: $1.79 per person per game. 11 a.m. - noon: $2.09 per person per game. Noon - 4 p.m.: $3.59 per person per game.
Find it: 2701 Douglas Ave.
Hours: Sunday 9 a.m.-2 a.m., Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-midnight, Friday 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-2 a.m.