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Note: the Groupon featured in this segment, along with the giveaway, are no longer valid.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

town hall lanes

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

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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