When you are looking for a good place to go bowling in Atlanta, you don’t have to look far. There are several nationwide chains as well as local businesses that offer a great bowling experience. My two favorite bowling alleys are part of larger chains, but I have not found there to be any great difference between chains and local alleys.
Brunswick Zone is your standard, reliable bowling alley. It is consistently fun for any age group, though it is a bit outdated. Perhaps the retro music videos add to its charm. Brunswick is a large chain, and there are multiple locations around Atlanta. The food is fairly standard, including chicken fingers, hot dogs, pizza, fries, and some sandwiches. Alcohol is available, but don’t expect anything fancy. Brunswick Zone is a bowling alley that will always provide you with a good game, good service, and decent food. It is great for everything from kids’ birthday parties to a casual outing with friends. The prices are very fair-during the week a standard game is $1.99 until 6pm, when the price goes up to $3.99. Weekends and shoe rentals are $3.99. Brunswick opens at 10am every day, and closes at midnight on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Sundays; 2am Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; and 1am on Thursdays. There are multiple deals you can take advantage of, such as $1.00 bowling including soft drinks and food on Mondays after 9pm; $0.99 per game on Thursdays after 9pm; “all you can bowl” for $6.99 on Sundays after 8pm; and other daily specials under $2.00. Brunswick Zone has locations in Marietta, Norcross, Roswell, and Lawrenceville. You can access the website for more information at http://www.bowlbrunswick.com.
Apart from the aforementioned website, there are many others to look forward to like About Bowling Balls where you can find all the necessary info about bowling alleys and tournaments where you can get certain conveniences at affordable prices and Atlanta is anyway popular for its bowling alleys where people can cultivate their skills.
If you want to step it up, 300 is a bowling alley that offers bowling “with a twist.” The alley channels a club on the inside, with sophisticated light displays and a tricked-up audio and video system. The music and videos are all the ones you would see on MTV-all current, mostly Rap, R B;, and Pop. In other words, it is a bowling alley that seemingly targets the under-forty crowd. That said, it is a very cool atmosphere, and the food is remarkably good. The menu is more like that of a fashionable club or bistro than a bowling alley. While I was there, I tried their “Two Bite” Sliders and thought they were up to par with any good burger I’ve had in a restaurant. The bar seems to be able to cater to any desire-anything from cocktails to imported beers. There is even a private bowling area for special events. It’s a very cool place to have an adult get-together, but it is also great for kids (though I would recommend that the kids be old enough to appreciate the cool atmosphere).
The only negative thing would be the prices-for a hip, club-like bowling experience, you pay $5.25 per person per game during the week, before 5pm, and $6.25 after 5pm. On the weekends it costs $6.25 before 5pm and $8.25 after. The hours are 11am-midnight during the week, 11am-2am on Friday and Saturday, and noon-1am on Sunday. Shoe rentals are $5.00 for all. However, there are special prices for different days of the week, such as the “all you can bowl” Mondays and Wednesdays after 6pm for $15, including shoes; Ladies’ Night Sundays after 9pm; and Happy Bowl Hour Mondays through Fridays 5pm-7pm. 300 is located at 2175 Savoy Dr, and you can reach them by phone at 770-988-8813. Check out 300’s website for more information: http://www.threehundred.com/atlanta.html.