Bowling alleys have been around for decades, and have provided generations of people with hours of family fun. With the expansive entertainment options available now, sometimes it’s hard to remember to go back to the basics and have some good old family fun. Bowling is a timeless sport and easy for all members of the family to do! We’ve put together a list of the best bowling alleys around Indianapolis, and why we love them.
And don’t forget about the popular Kids Bowl Free program during the summer months.
Pinheads- Alley’s Alehouse
13825 Britton Park Road, Fishers
Pinheads is located in Fishers on the north side, and is an awesome bowling alley. You’ll find a large number of bowling lanes, a dance floor, and an arcade for the kids to enjoy. They also offer a very nice restaurant with service to your bowling lane, so you can eat while you play. There are specials throughout the week, so you can have fun without breaking the bank. Don’t forget to check out their sand volleyball courts on open play nights outside!
Royal Pin Woodland
3421 E. 96th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46240
Royal Pin Woodland is located off 96th street in Indianapolis, and has 70 bowling lanes available! They offer cosmic bowling, which is an out-of-this-world experience where you can bowl with black lights and neon lighting. They also have Laser Tag available for you to enjoy after you’re done bowling. If that’s not enough fun, check out the mini golf and the arcade games as well! Their full menu offers plenty of food options that will be sure to please everyone in the family.
845 Westfield Road, Noblesville
Bowl 32 is located in Noblesville and offers open bowling 7 days a week. They also have an arcade, mini golf, and laser tag on site for a whole day of fun. If you are looking for a birthday party venue, they host them and have a party package available on their website. They offer a variety of food options, so even the pickiest eater will find something to eat! They have bowling leagues available as well for all ages.
6833 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis
Hindel Bowl is located in the Pendleton Pike area in Indianapolis. They have bowling leagues available almost every day of the week, in addition to their open-bowl times. They have an arcade located inside the bowling alley as an added bonus. Food is not in short supply, so come hungry and ready to eat! There are family specials available depending on the day of the week, to save money on your outing. Don’t forget to check out their birthday party packages when you’re there, for your next birthday party.
Beech Grove Bowl
95 N. 2nd Avenue, Beech Grove
Beech Grove Bowl is located in Beech Grove, on the south side of Indy. They have undergone an extensive remodel with a whole new look but keep their affordable pricing. Their restaurant inside features a variety of food, such as pizza, fries, and macaroni and cheese. They have several different bowling leagues available, in addition to their open-bowl time frames. They have a birthday bowling club that you can sign up for online, which will get you some special deals (and even free bowling!) for your birthday.
Royal Pin Expo
5261 Elmwood Avenue, Indianapolis
Royal Pin Expo is located in Beech Grove and is the perfect spot for your next family day out. In addition to bowling lanes, they have laser tag available as well. They host birthday parties and offer family specials and promotions based on the day and time you plan to visit. They offer a discount for children 12 and under as an added savings all week long!
18 Whittington Drive, Brownsburg
Brownsburg bowl is located on the west side of Indianapolis, in the heart of Brownsburg. They offer a variety of bowling activities, including open bowling, birthday parties, and bowling leagues for youth and adults. Several days a week their restaurant located inside has live music and other fun events, including a weekly rotation of live entertainment every Saturday. Their full-service menu provides a great selection of food options for your family bowling day.
Strike Force Lanes
1539 W. Main Street, Greenfield
Strike Force Lanes is located in Greenfield on the east side of Indianapolis. They offer a 32-lane bowling alley, with a variety of bowling options. They have public bowling, as well as youth and adult bowling leagues. They do not offer a full-service restaurant, however, you will find a snack bar available and ready for you. There is an arcade inside, which the kids will love to stop at after you’re finished bowling!
Royal Pin Western
6441 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis
Royal Pin Western is located off of Washington Street in Indianapolis. This bowling alley is a great choice for your next family day out. They have 80 bowling lanes, so plenty of room even on a busy weekend. In addition to open bowl times, they offer birthday party packages and bowling leagues that meet weekly. Their Royal Café features a full menu of food options to order while you bowl. They offer cosmic bowling for a fun glow-in-the-dark bowling experience, complete with a fog machine and black lighting. Don’t forget to hit the arcade for some gaming before you leave!
Action Duckpin Bowl
1105 Prospect Street, Indianapolis
Located in Fountain Square is a unique bowling experience that you must try! Duckpin bowling is the traditional setup with pins and a bowling ball but scaled down to a miniature size. This is a fun spin on traditional bowling that your kids will love. They have a full restaurant available to order a meal from while you play or take a break. Parking is free and they are open 7 days a week. Walk-ins are welcome, but a reservation is recommended before you go.
No matter what side of town you are on, there is a bowling alley near you just waiting for your family to come hang out and have fun! Unplug, and enjoy a casual, stress-free day of bowling with the kiddos. We want to see all of your adventures! Get social, and use the hashtag #PLAYindy on all social media platforms to share your memories with us.