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Note: the Groupon featured in this segment, along with the giveaway, are no longer valid.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.
- 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.
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.
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.