Right up your alley: 7 places to go bowling in the South Bay

Check out our roundup for the best bowling alleys for groups, no-frill leagues, and the whole family in the South Bay.

The view of someone bowling from behind the lane at Bowlero.

Bowlero allows you to order food + drinks right from your lane.

Photo by SJtoday staff

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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

A bowling ball sits in the middle of two lanes at San Pedro Social.

Check out this groovy alley.

🕹️ 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

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