On my last blog, I told you about my favorite indoor summer activity, playing pool. Another good idea for a fun event with friends or family is bowling. Putting on the goofy shoes and hurling a heavy ball down the lane is a sure way to brighten up a dull summer day or night. If your friends or family are looking for bowling in Middletown, Middletown Lanes is an exciting destination. Personally, I am not a bowling enthusiast but I`ve still had great fun just going to the bowling alley with friends as they bowl. Middletown Lanes has a snack bar called Perky`s and Sully`s that I usually go to for mozzarella sticks while I watch the guys try to hit the pins. There is also a bar for the over 21 crowd. From 3-5pm, the price for bowling is $3 plus a charge for shoe rental. After 5 o`clock, the open bowling rate goes up a dollar or two. You can call them at 845-343-8121 for detailed pricing information. Wednesday and Saturday nights are Cosmic Bowling nights. I have gone to Cosmic Bowling and although paying the cover charge when I don`t bowl usually peeves me, the night usually turns out to be fun anyway. The black lights go on, the music gets turned up and the party starts. It is a great way to spend a night with friends and meet new people in the club-like atmosphere created by the low lighting and popular music. Wednesday night is Ladies Night for Cosmic Bowling when ladies get in for $5, and guys get in for $10 and Saturday nights Cosmic Bowling is $15 for all.
Another great bowling alley to visit is Colonial Lanes in Chester, NY. With its colorful, vibrant décor, Colonial Lanes is as much fun to look at as it is to bowl. Adult weekday prices for a game are $4.50 per person, weeknight prices are $4.75 per person and weekend/holiday prices are $4.95. Shoe rental is an additional $2.75. Colonial Lanes offers a bowling special for every day of the week. Friday and Saturday nights are their Cosmic Bowling nights with a $16 cover charge that includes shoe rental and 3 hours of bowling. Friday nights, Cosmic Bowling goes from 10pm-1am and Saturday night, it lasts from 9pm-2am. Personally, my favorite bowling special of theirs is the Sunday’s `Dollar Night.` From 8-11pm, admission is $5, each game is $1, shoe rental is $1 and they feature a special $1 menu. With tables set up right by the lanes, Colonial Lanes makes it convenient to bowl over a bite to eat. Speaking of food, Colonial Lanes makes it worth the empty stomach to come hungry with GW`s Sports Grill. This is a full service restaurant with reasonable prices on a complete menu that includes hamburgers, wraps, soups and salads, steaks and ribs. Don`t forget Happy Hour Monday-Thursday, from 4-7pm, and 3-7pm on Friday. GW`s Sports Grill showcases live music on Friday and Saturday nights and staying true to its name, their 8 TV’s are always tuned in to your favorite sports. GW`s Sports Grill is a must see for anyone planning on bowling Colonial Lanes.
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Justin Peele, Summer Intern