Bowling is no longer just a family outing or daytime activity. It has become a popular pastime for the younger crowds who want more than the typical night. Rather than heading to your usual night club or Netflix binge, check out one of these bowling spots for some late night bowling fun with your friends.
61 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
Brooklyn Bowl is a popular spot for locals. The spacious venue has a bowling alley and dance floor with a DJ playing a wide variety of music, including EDM, ’90s hits, hip hop, rock and more. The place is always alive, energetic and fun with blasting music, strobe lights and bowling fun. There are special weekly events: a Sunday Night Special and happy hour Monday through Friday. Family and friends of all ages can bowl on Saturday and Sundays, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. — but after 6 p.m., the place is strictly for guests 21 and older.
Lucky Strike Lanes
624-660 W. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10036
Lucky Strike has the atmosphere of an upscale lounge in the heart of New York City. With fancy decor, multiple bars, and private party areas, bowling at Lucky Strike Lanes will feel like an exclusive weekend outing. There are also 11 billiard/ping pong tables, bottle service, special lighting and more. Be sure to dress up for this bowling venue and bring your IDs; a dress code is enforced, and age restrictions for 21 and over begin after certain hours.
200 N 14th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
This Brooklyn bowling alley is another popular spot for a more low-key crowd. With only seven lanes to bowl, the cozy venue is a better place for a casual night to hang out with friends. The vintage ’70s decor gives The Gutter a cool, hipster vibe. There are great beer selections and a pool table. While this place is not as fancy or energetic as a club might be, it is the perfect place for anyone looking for a relaxing atmosphere to sit down and talk with others as you bowl. The Gutter offers specials like two-for-one bowling and is strictly for those 21 and older.
Frames Bowling Lounge
550 9th Ave
New York, NY 10018
This bowling alley is another bowling-lounge collaboration. There are 28 lanes at this venue with modern decorations and seating, a live DJ, a ping pong room and a billiards lounge. With great music, drinks and kind staff, you can expect a fun, classy bowling night. Make sure to dress to impress, and bring your IDs after 8 p.m. when age and dress codes are enforced.
19-45 49th St.
Astoria, NY 11105
This spacious bowling alley in Astoria offers a clean, fun night with kind and helpful staff. The newly renovated spot offers specials such as Sunday Bowling: two hours of unlimited bowling for $12 after 8 p.m. and birthday party packages. You can also enjoy “Cosmic Bowling,” a light show with the best music hits playing, Friday through Sunday after 7 p.m. Astoria Bowl is fun for everyone of all ages.