Whether you need bumpers or are good at striking out, bowling with buddies always equals a good time. Bowling alleys around the the Austin area range from kid-friendly venues with additional activities to more adult-oriented bars that just so happen to have lanes. Here’s where to get your Big Lebowski on (White Russian not included):
2247 Guadalupe St., Austin, Texas 78712
Relive the college days in the Texas Union building’s basement just steps away from the University of Texas Tower. Games are affordably priced and the alley offers “Glow Bowl” featuring black lights, lasers and musics on evenings and weekends.
5700 Grover Ave, Austin, Texas 78756
Located in the Brentwood neighborhood, this alley has specials on Sundays and for college students. The full-service cafe has prized enchiladas. In addition to bowling, Dart offers a “Laser Maze” to recreate Mission Impossible.
2701 W. William Cannon, Austin, Texas 78745
The South Austin bowling alley has something for everyone in the family, including a sports bar, grill stand (appropriately named Lebowski’s Grill) and offers birthday party event packages and glow in the dark bowling on Friday and Saturday late evenings.
8909 Burnet Rd., Austin, Texas 78757
Like Westgate, this North Austin alley offers bowling specials, parties, cosmic bowling on Friday and Saturday after 11 p.m., and its own Lebowski’s Grill.
11310 Domain Dr., Austin, Texas 78758
This restaurant meets bar games paradise has eight bowling lanes and is located in the Domain. If bowling isn’t enough, or there’s a wait for lanes, the venue also includes spaces to play billiards, pingpong, darts, or sing karaoke.
412 Congress Ave D, Austin, Texas 78701
The upscale, multi-story downtown bar includes a level with two bowling lanes perfect for small parties. Other floors include live music, Prohibition era-inspired stylings and a rooftop lounge.
1156 Hargrave St., Austin Texas 78702
Owned by the City of Austin, the East Austin community center includes 16 lanes for bowling as well as a theater, arcade, roller skating and a food court. The venue, open Wednesday through Saturday, also hosts birthdays and other special events.
16231 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Pflugerville, Texas 78660
This place has everything for every kid (or kid-at-heart). Besides 10 bowling lanes, visitors can play mini golf, laser tag, or ride go-karts and bumper boats. The park also hosts birthday parties and group events. Adults can check out bar games and happy hour specials.
13301 N. U.S. 183, Austin, Texas 78750
It’s a national chain, but great for those looking for a solid family-friendly option. The Anderson Mills location offers 28 lanes, birthday party packages, private rooms, other activities like laser tag, mini golf, rock climbing, billiards and arcade games.