While many area bowling alleys have closed their doors over the past couple of decades, Woodmere Lanes continues to thrive.
Credit the friendly service, that it’s conjoined with an established nightclub or that it draws so many locals that you are bound to run into a friend or two while you’re there. But truth be told, it no longer attracts only Five Towners – bowlers throughout the South Shore like to bowl there too.
The lure may be that there’s something for everyone. For the high school set, they’ve got teen night. Xtreme bowling, with all its special lighting and music, attracts teens as well as adults of all ages.
Bowlers looking for a new spin on an old favorite can check out the alley's Midnight Marathon, with virtual car race competitions. They run several times throughout the night, with $50 gift certificates going to the groups with the highest pin counts.
And for avid bowlers, there’s all kinds of leagues — ladies, men, mixed, singles, doubles and kids.
You can get a bit to eat at the full-service snack bar, which serves up nachos, mozzarella sticks, pizza and more.
Connected to the Backstage, the bowling alley draws in those looking for a little extra excitement between frames, where you can grab a couple drinks or incorporate the nightclub into your bowling party package.
Whether you’re a league bowler or just like to throw an occasional game, bowling is one form of recreation that can be enjoyed all year round. Not leaving the Five Towns also adds to the appeal.