To longtime locals, you’ve had to say goodbye to beloved alleys like Fiesta Lanes, Alma Bowl, and Capitol Lanes. But fear not — the South Bay’s bowling scene is still incredi-bowl.
Check out these 7 bowling alleys for newbies, seasoned bowlers, and everyone in between.
🍻 Rollin’ deep
Bowlero, four locations
Boasting 21-59 lanes (depending on location), a full bar, and a delicious lane-side menu, this alley is perfect for large groups.
Rates: $8-$12/game, $6.99 shoe rental
Homestead Bowl & The X-Bar, 209900 Homestead Rd., Cupertino
Offering various group + party packages, Homestead Bowl has immersive gameplay, karaoke, big screen sports, and a full bar.
Rates: $5-$8/game, $5.50 shoe rental
🎳 Spare the frills
4th Street Bowl, 1441 N. Fourth St.
For over 60 years, this family-run bowling alley has catered to frequent bowlers + leagues, with a connecting diner.
Rates: $5-$7/game, $5 shoe rental
SJSU Student Union Bowling Center, 211 S. Ninth St. (Closed until Feb. 11, 2024)
You don’t have to attend SJSU to play here. This fairly new alley is an affordable option for practicing your spares.
Rates: $5/game, $3 shoe rental
🕹️ Bowling + beyond
San Pedro Social, 163 W. Santa Clara St.
What’s better than free arcade games, delicious cocktails, and neon-lit bowling? Grab your crew for a fun night out at the lanes or karaoke.
Rates: $15/game, shoe rental included
Round1 Bowling & Amusement, 2200 Eastridge Loop, Ste. 2094
Try an immersive scoring experience that lights up the lane + interacts with your ball, and also enjoy arcade games, ping pong, darts, and more.
Rates: $5-$8/game, $4 shoe rental
Big Al’s, 27 Ranch Dr., Milpitas
Enjoy a lounge-like atmosphere at these luxury lanes, with pool tables, arcade games + sports bar with a 55-ft wide projection screen.
Rates: $7-$10/game, $6 shoe rental