Action-packed alleys: The best bowling in Calgary

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Bowling has it all: shoes so ugly they’re beautiful, the competitive hurling of giant (or medium-sized) balls down polished wood lanes, as well as plenty of laughs and camaraderie. And don’t forget French fries, pickled eggs and the requisite cold drinks. These city lanes feature all the above, so call your friends and go bowling!

Chinook Bowladrome

1-6455 MacLeod Trail SW, Calgary AB T2H 0K8

This bright and cheerful five-pin bowling alley is perfect for the whole family. Its four-person special family rate includes pizza or hot dogs, pop and shoe rental. Also ideal for a night out with friends, get the gang together and take advantage of neon bowling Friday through Sunday.

Let's Bowl

2916 5 Ave NE, Calgary AB T2A 6K4

Let's Bowl features a full diner-style menu that includes breakfast dishes and pizza. You can also enjoy a cold adult beverage in the lounge. Great prices for individual 10-pin games and lane rentals make the venue an ideal place to get your bowl on. With the great tunes, neon lights and special effects of Thunder Alley every Friday night, this is bowling kicked up to a whole new level.

Paradise Lanes

3411 17 Ave SE, Calgary AB T2A 0R3

From league play to individual five-pin bowling, Paradise Lanes is a great place to get in some exercise and laughs. The bowling alley hosts school and non-profit events as well as active league play. Wear white for Saturday night glow bowling to make sure you stand out. After the exercise and exciting competition, refresh yourself at the snack bar with pub grub and cocktails. Call ahead to book a lane.

Ace Casino

Century Bowling and Event Centre is the place for fun and good times. In the entertainment facility’s 10-pin bowling alley, old pros and beginners alike enjoy a scoring system that's state-of-the-art and easy to use as well as automatic bumpers for young bowlers. Additionally, each lane features its own individual seating area. If you want a little extra post-game fun, visit the adjacent casino games room.

Bowling Depot

146-5255 McCall Way NE, Calgary AB T2E 7J5

This relatively new and sparkling five-pin alley is wide open to public and league bowlers. These guys know bowling goes better with music, and they let bowlers choose the tunes. Be sure to check out Bowling Depot's daily discounts on food, games and shoe rentals. Also of note, rumour has it that the pizza is pretty fantastic.

Toppler Bowl

11-7640 Fairmount Dr SE, Calgary AB T2H 0X9

Toppler Bowl features a unique type of league bowling that allows participants to play and socialize without the pressure of competition. Ask the staff about the five-pin alley’s various social leagues and find one that works for you. For an outing, family and friends alike will enjoy glow bowling Friday through Sunday as well as a variety of tasty refreshments.

Mountainview Bowl

11-3919 Richmond Rd SW, Calgary AB T3E 4P2

Enjoy a blast from the past at Mountainview Bowl’s ’50s-themed five- and 10-pin facility. The bowling experience is dressed up with checkerboard tables, posters featuring James Dean and Marilyn Monroe, and the alley features its own diner. If you aren’t too caught up in the amazing retro fun, hit the lanes and bowl a few frames.

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