Why is it Fun To Go To The Bowling Alley?

by Ryan Tenney

According to new studies, people continue to remain bored out of their minds. No matter what exciting thing happens to be on the news, most people's lives just aren't that dynamic. Well, these particular people just need a shot in the arm. There is an entire world that most people forget about soon after they leave high school. The bowling alley is this world.

While you might think of the bowling alley as something that is frequented by middle age plumbers and electricians, you might not be entirely incorrect. However, there has been a quiet, almost 'underground' return to bowling as a new semi-retro activity.

Here's a few reasons why bowling has continued to remain a steadfastly popular sport over the years and why you should think about returning to the bowling alley.

  1. The modern bowling alley. This isn't your dad's bowling alley anymore! While there are certain timeless elements to a bowling alley (for instance the pins, the shiny shirts, and semi-stylish shoes), a lot of bowling alleys have had their lanes refurbished, added all sorts of entertainment options, and you can even have a birthday party at some of them. Visit your local alley to see what they've got in store for you.
  2. The exercise. Bowling isn't all sitting down. Any serious bowler will tell you that bowling takes some effort to get that ball going down toward the pins. Your bowling skill might not take that many inches off your waistline, but it certainly doesn't hurt. If you are watching a movie, there really isn't that much interactivity with the screen. However, bowling takes some physical effort. Better to have more exercise than less.
  3. The beer. Depending on the state in which you reside, your local bowling alley might have a bar that serves beer. This is clearly a benefit to anyone who likes to have some beer while bowling. We don't condone this activity as beer can definitely lower your score by the end of the night.

About The Author

Ryan Tenney is author of “Why The Bowling Alley Is Great Again.”