When you think of Bowling Alley’s what comes to mind? Barney and Fred Flintstone and the guys of the Loyal order of Water Buffaloes? Maybe Lavern and Shirley after a hard day at the Brewery. If you are my age, you might think about date night or a fun place to hang out with friends that didn’t cost too much and allowed you to spend a few hours laughing and maybe surprising yourself with a decent game.
Bowling as a pastime has been around for a long time, some may believe since the Stone Ages (see what I did there?). While the culture has changed, the Bowling Alley is still a fun place to bond with family and friends or a group from work.
Here are a few of the places where you can Bowl away a few hours in and Around West Cobb
First up –
Bowlero Kennesaw – 775 Cobb Place Blvd. NW Kennesaw
Perched atop the hill overlooking I-75 and Barrett Pkwy is more than just a bowling alley. It is really more like a fun center with a restaurant/bar, Arcade, & Laser Tag. 2 hours of Bowling fun for you and 3 friends will start at around $124, but will vary based on other add ons, or if you have coupons to lower the cost.
If you would rather head away from I-75 traffic ,this next choice may be for you.
Just over the Cobb Paulding county line in Dallas, GA is
Stars and Strikes – 2400 Hiram Acworth Highway Dallas, GA 30157
Did you know that for as little as $87.99 you and 5 friends can spend 2 hours bonding, smack talking and laughing while you exercise your body and math skills (not really the boards do all the work now!). Oh and speaking to the math challenged, that is only about $15 per person and that price includes shoe rental.
Stars and Strikes also has an arcade and laser tag, so if you want to get even with your professional bowling friend that won every game, you can challenge them to Pinball, or gang up on them in the Laser Tag arena (they can’t win at everything can they?).
Looking for another twist on this Bowling Adventure? How about a trip to
Andretti Indoor Karting & Games – 1255 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA 30062
I know we are back over near I-75, but this time on Roswell Road just past the Big Chicken.
Most folks head to Andretti for kart racing, and that is one fun thing to do there, but they also have what they call Boutique Bowling. 12 lanes, so reserve to make sure you have a spot! This will cost around $28.95 per hour during the week or $35.95 on the Weekends. Oh, but wait – at the time of this writing (check the date) they are running a Rush Hour special – $5 per person 4 – 7pm week days that includes shoes!
But after a few games, you can head over to the kart track, or the VR gaming zone, and play some more!
Our final stop is a place to hang out while you wait for the Braves game to start over at Truist Park.
Round1 Bowling and Amusement – 2860 Cumberland Mall SE Atlanta
What can I say that hasn’t already been said? Bowling starts at just $5 per person. Like the other places there is plenty to do once your bowling is through. Karaoke anyone? What is more fun than singing with your favorite bowling buddies? This location also has what they call Spo-Cha, call it part trampoline park, part skating rink, mini Sports complex or maybe just a relaxing seat in a massage chair. You can find all this and more at Round1. So maybe you watch the game on the replay later, and play the afternoon away?