Get ready to polish those bowling shoes and strike out with a fun night with your friends by heading to a bowling alley in the Chicago area. Whether you like a traditional bowling alley or want to go somewhere with the kids, the area is filled with bowling alleys that will match your personal style. To find the right bowling alley in the Chicago area for you and your friends, consider checking out the following venues. Looking for other bowling alleys? Consider giving this article a look.
37 E. Lorraine Ave.
Addison, IL 60101
With 84 lanes, you and your friends won’t have to wait at Stardust Bowl. You can also take a break from bowling and check out Stardust Bowl’s entertainment center, which features live bands, pool, darts and video games, as well as a diner and lounges so you can stay refreshed while you play. It also offers all-you-can-bowl deals, so you and your friends can bowl to your hearts’ content without having to watch the clock. Stardust Bowl hosts leagues and tournaments so you can see how you match up against everyone else. Do you need a new ball or bag? You can head to Stardust Bowl’s in-house shop and purchase what you need before heading to the lanes.
6750 S. Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL 60629
Located in Chicago’s West Lawn neighborhood, Lawn Lanes has something for everyone. The family owned and operated bowling alley has leagues for adults, as well as tournaments. While you’re waiting to start your next game, head over to Lawn Lanes’ lounge, which offers hot dogs, nachos, pizza and drinks. The bowling alley also offers specials throughout the week, so you and your friends can save some cash while having a fun night out. Lawn Lanes is also available for parties. Plan a grown-up version of the bowling parties you had when you were a kid.
3700 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
The next time you and your crew want to bowl, consider heading to Waveland Bowl. The venue has leagues and open bowling hours, and also keeps late hours. Feeling hungry? Waveland Bowl’s Alley Dogs Cafe offers a selection of typical bowling alley food, including hot dogs, hamburgers, soft pretzels, pizza and cheese fries. Take a look at its menu for more information. It also serves beer and mixed drinks. For a fun time, consider heading to Waveland Bowl for its Cosmic Bowling. The lights go out, the black lights kick on and music ranging from the 1970s to today plays on the speakers. For additional information, check out Waveland Bowl’s website.
5250 N. Northwest Highway
Chicago, IL 60630
Located in Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood, Habetler Bowl is a family-owned venue that offers league, tournament and open bowling. It is also available for corporate events, making it a fun place for your office’s next party. The venue is open until at least midnight every night. If you’re playing a few games, then you’ll want to load up at the snack shop, which offers hamburgers, hot dogs, cheese sticks and pizza; a full bar is also available. You can change up your weekday routine by heading to Habetler Bowl on Tuesday nights after 10 p.m., when games are $1 per person, per game, and shoes are $3.75. An arcade and pool table are also on site.
Tinley Park Bowl
7601 W. 183rd St.
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Whether you and your friends want to participate in a bowling league or just bowl for a bit, you can stop at Tinley Park Bowl. The venue is open as late as 2 a.m. on the weekends, making it a fun stop on a night out on the town. You can also grab a burger at the onsite Fat Johnny’s Burger Bar, which offers hamburgers, chicken wings, buffalo wings, cheese sticks that are handmade, chicken tenders, pizza, as well as beer, wine and mixed drinks. Tinley Park Bowl also has The Backyard, which features live music, bean bag games and volleyball. Manager John Hudson explained that Tinley Park Bowl features a newly remodeled bar and has craft beers on tap, including selections from local breweries.
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