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The Best 5 Bowling Alleys In New York City

July 28, 2011 1:00 PM

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Bowling on a Friday night is no longer only for company bowling leagues! In New York City, going bowling can feel as swanky as hitting the neighborhood nightclub. Plus, those air conditioned lanes can be the perfect answer for a hot summer night.  So whether you just want to bowl a round or grab a drink while doing it, check out these bowling alleys in New York City—just don’t forget socks! By Carly Sitzer.

Bowlmor Lanes

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110 University Place
(212) 255-8188
bowlmor.com
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Bowlmor Lanes has made a name for itself as the hot spot luxurious bowling. Frequented by many celebrities, Bowlmor also serves a private event space. In addition to the bowling and full bar offered at Bowlmor, there’s also a gourmet chef on scene.

Brooklyn Bowl

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61 Wythe Avenue
(718) 963-3369
brooklynbowl.com
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Brooklyn Bowl meets everyone’s need to multitask by offering bowling alongside live music. The 16 clean, not-over-the-top lanes serve as a comfortable and entertaining setting to the concerts that Brooklyn Bowl is constantly hosting.

Lucky Strike Lanes

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624-660 W 42nd Street
(646)829-0170
bowlluckystrike.com
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With many locations spread throughout the United States, Lucky Strike Lanes has dubbed themselves, “America’s premier bowling lounge.” With the look and feel of a club, billiards, a DJ, multiple bars and private party areas in addition to the bowling lanes, it’s hard to disagree. Just make sure to leave the kids at home—at night it’s 21 and older only!

Rab’s Country Lanes

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1600 Hylan Boulevard
(718) 979-1600
bowlatrabs.com
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This Staten Island alley is a break from the swanky, high-end lounges and more of a traditional bowling alley. Don’t miss out on the cosmic bowling deal—only $13 per person gets you more than an hour of play, shoe rental, drinks and food on Friday and Saturday nights.

Frames Bowling Lounge

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550 9th Ave
(212) 268-6909
framesnyc.com
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Frames Bowling Lounge, formerly Leisure Time Bowling, is the latest bowling lounge to make New York City its home. One thing that makes Frames unique is their “modern game room” so you can fully re-live adolescent experiences while going out for the night. Also check out the different family and kids packages to make your luxurious night out more reasonably priced.

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