Bowling is for everyone: disgraced presidents, moonshine-deranged oil magnates, bachelorettes, every blue-collar sitcom dad, your dad, the list goes on. But not every bowling alley is for everyone. The alleys in the five boroughs offer a wide selection that will fit any mood, aesthetic, and tolerance for glitz and grime.
In New York City, you’ll find three distinct alley types: Entertainment Center, Bar With Bowling, and Traditional Alley, all beautiful in their own ways. This guide breaks down where to go to clock your first 300.