It’s estimated that more than one million people in almost 100 different countries call themselves regular bowlers. Then you have people who make the trip to the local bowling alley maybe once or twice a year to have some fun. The sport of bowling is thought to have been invented by the Ancient Egyptians, but today it is alive and well in Metro Atlanta.

Midtown Bowl
1936 Piedmont Circle N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30324
(404) 874-5703

Totally renovated and smoke-free, Midtown Bowl is the place Atlantans love to hit when they want a night out of fun bowling. With 32 lanes, an efficient kitchen and a great staff, Midtown Bowl can handle your small or large group, birthday party and even corporate outing. Midtown Bowl’s bar is one of the best-kept secrets in Atlanta. Fair prices and extensive beer, wine and spirits lists will keep your group from getting thirsty. Midtown Bowl is an Atlanta institution and one you should experience on your next night out bowling.

Suburban Lanes
2619 N. Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
(404) 373-2514

A nice venue with affordable bowling and shoes is what your will find at Suburban Lanes in Decatur. Game rates start at $3.50 per game, but this spot offers $1 bowling on some nights. Suburban Lanes offers leagues and tournaments so you can test your bowling skills against the best in the area. The Karaoke Room is available to rent and you can belt out the hits when you hold your next party or event at Suburban Lanes. From bowling to singing to food and drink, Suburban Lanes in Decatur has you covered.

Brunswick Zone
785 Old Roswell Road
Roswell, GA 30076
(770) 998-9437

Bowling is alive and well in the north suburbs. Bowling at the Brunswick Zone is a family affair. Just about any night of the week, you will see kids and families at Brunswick Zone bowling in leagues or just as a social event. Add in the food, beverages and billiards, you can see that there is something for everyone to do, even while waiting for the lanes to open up. The $1 games on Monday nights are a great deal.

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Stars And Strikes – Dallas
2400 Hiram Acworth Highway
Dallas, GA 30157
(678) 965-5707

Stars and Strikes is a modern take on bowling and once your eyes get adjusted to the sensory overload, you will appreciate great people and a clean environment to work on your 7-10 split and try to break 200. Stars and Strikes offers unlimited bowling packages along with an arcade, laser tag and even bumper cars. What more could you ask for? How about a great restaurant and Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournaments during the week?

Oasis Bowl
1601 Horizon Parkway
Buford, GA 30518
(770) 271-2552

If you are a beginning bowler, you will never have as much fun shooting gutter balls as you will at Oasis Bowl in Buford. From league bowling to a fun night out with a few friends, Oasis Bowl welcomes you with open arms. You can’t mention Oasis Bowl without talking about its sports bar and one of the best bowling pro shops in the region. Oasis Bowl is located right off of I-985 in Buford and if you go online, it always offers some valuable coupons that sometimes give you a buy one, get one free or free kids bowling on Saturdays.

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