December 5, 2020

Give Me The Mike

Exploring Minnesota and Beyond.

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Best bowling alleys in the Twin Cities

It's an activity good for the whole family, fun for a date night, and it's relatively inexpensive. Votes were tallied to find four of the best bowling alleys in the Twin Cities.

It’s an activity good for the whole family, fun for a date night, and it’s relatively inexpensive. I was on KSTP-TV’s Twin Cities Live with your votes for the best bowling alleys in the Twin Cities.

Note: the Groupon featured in this segment, along with the giveaway, are no longer valid. Prices mentioned may have changed.


Elsie’s, Minneapolis

  • Located just blocks from the banks of the Mississippi River in Northeast Minneapolis.
  • 16 lanes.
  • 21+ after 10:00 pm 7 days a week.
  • Elsie’s offers a shuttle to Target Field for all home Twins games.
  • Elsie’s has a restaurant and bar, also hosting banquets.
  • Karaoke is held every Saturday night from 9:30 pm until close.
  • They do have a surface parking lot and street parking in the neighborhood is easy to find.

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Town Hall Lanes, Minneapolis

  • Located in South Minneapolis; in the former home of Skylane Bowling.
  • 10 lanes.
  • Sister property to Town Hall Brewery and Town Hall Tap in Minneapolis and Town Hall Station in Edina.
  • Five beers brewed at Town Hall Brewery are on tap at Town Hall Lanes.
  • They also offer full pub fare, including flatbreads, half-pound burgers and Sunday brunch.

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Park Tavern, Saint Louis Park

  • Located in Saint Louis Park.
  • 20 lanes.
  • Can accommodate parties in the 11th Frame bar and other private rooms.
  • Offers free valet service during winter months and during private events.
  • Park Tavern is very accommodating for bowling group fundraisers and donations.
  • Known as a bar for Green Bay Packers fans.
  • Sign for their e-newsletter and get a free pizza on your birthday. Get details on my guide of the Best Birthday Freebies in the Twin Cities.


Cedarvale Lanes, Eagan

  • Located next to Twin Cities Premium Outlets off of Highways 13 and 77 in Eagan.
  • 32 lanes.
  • Cedarvale has a pro shop if you’re looking for bowling gear.
  • They have a full restaurant and bar, along with an outdoor patio.
  • Cedarvale hosts sand volleyball leagues during the summer.


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