Updated: 04/12/2016 4:02 PM | Print Story |  Email

Best Bowling Alleys in the Twin Cities

TCL’s Mike Marcotte unveils his list of the four best bowling alleys in the Twin Cities along with insider advice when you go!

  • Elsie’s, Northeast Minneapolis
    • Top-notch karaoke Friday and Saturday nights
    • Offers unlimited bowling from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights for $9 a person (note that Elsie’s is 21+ after 10 p.m.)
    • Walk around Boom Island Park and stop by 1029 Bar when in the neighborhood
  • Town Hall Lanes, South Minneapolis
    • A great selection of craft beer
    • Check out their Facebook page for beer tapping events
    • Summer bowling deal on Groupon: one hour of bowling on one lane everyday between May 1 and September 15 for $42 per bowler
  • Park Tavern, Saint Louis Park
    • Great option for a bowling party – can accommodate 300 people
    • Parking is free: they offer valet in the winter and can be arranged for parties
    • Seniors get 10% off food and beverage in their restaurant
    • Sign up for their e-newsletter; those who sign up get a free pizza on their birthday
  • Cedarvale Lanes, Eagan
    • Offers a bowling pro shop
    • Call ahead if planning to go on a weekday
    • Fantastic happy hour deals: $3 beer taps and rail drinks until 6 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. weekends
    • Brunch offered every Sunday