222 West 44th Street
If you’re going to an Entertainment Center bowling alley, go all in. Ominously located beside now-shuttered Guy’s American Kitchen & Bar, Bowlmor boasts six alleys spread across two floors, each fashioned in a New York theme: Central Park, Coney Island, Chinatown, Times Square (so meta), Art Deco, Prohibition, and, curiously, Pop Art. The spaces are kitschy but well-executed and together comprise 48 lanes. The complex also features two bars, an arcade, billiards and classic lane-side snacks like nachos, French fries, and chicken wings. Once you knock the I’m in Times Square chip off your shoulder, this is where you’ll have the best time bowling in Manhattan.
Score Screen Animations and Visuals: Varies by alley
Crowd: JP Morgan’s holiday party
Bowling Alley Carpet Pattern Rating: 2/10 (located in the arcade area)