Growing up, we would use a perfect bowling score to intimidate friends. With the advent of technology, we became detached from bowling. There has been a revival to bring back the game to focus on spending more time together. From two-lane alleys to 26 lane alleys, NCR has a lot to offer. We list down the best spots for bowling in Delhi-NCR.
Arguably the most well known bowling alleys in the capital, BluO is as massive as it is popular. A whopping 26 lanes ensure that you won’t be jostling for space here, unlike many smaller bowling venues. LED lights and laser lights are also a part of the proceedings. One also has the option of gorging on delectable cuisine or sipping on drinks (yes, alcoholic drinks) during a visit there. The place has been recently renovated.
Where: Ambience Mall, Gurgaon
Cost: Rs 300 per person per game (Mon-Thursday), Rs 340 (Friday-Sunday)
Nearest metro: Micromax Moulsari Avenue Rapid Metro
Fun N Fair Bowling Alley
This bowling alley is one of the older ones in Delhi. A decent eight lane setup ensures that the bowling experience here is fairly comfortable. Other attractions here include video games, go karting to name a few.
Where: Main Mathura Road
Nearest metro: Pragati Maidan
This one’s for the nocturnal animals. Glued remains open till 12:00 am and is the perfect destination for the late sleeping younger generation. Aside from bowling, one can play video games, table tennis, or even settle down for a private movie screening over here. A drawback here is the cramped bowling area. With only two lanes, the alley pales in comparison to many others. Despite this, there is a dedicated section of the people, particularly those in Noida that frequent it. An assortment of snacks are available to those who wish to stick around for longer.
Where: Noida Sector 41
Nearest metro: Noida City Centre
Cost: Rs 200 per game
Amoeba is an alternative preferred by people looking to go bowling in Gurgaon. The bowling alley stands out from other ones because it is dedicated solely to the pursuit of gaming. There are no distractions in the form of food and drinks. There is a food area but it is kept separate from the bowling area. The 4 lane alley is a bit below average in terms of size, but can accommodate upto 50 people.
Where: MGF Mall, MG Road, Gurgaon
Nearest metro: M.G Road
Cost: Rs 275 per game
The six-lane bowling alley in Essex Farms is quite popular in the city. Yes Minister is the dedicated sports pub which features activities such as Ice Hockey, bowling, snooker, and a rotating bull. For those looking for a change in their constant restaurant/pub weekend outings, this will be a welcome respite. But if you find that you’re missing the drinking and the music, there is also a bar and a DJ. Drinking and the rotating bull are activities that are recommended for different visits.
Where: Aurobindo Marg
Nearest metro: Hauz Khas
Cost: Rs 300 per game
This one counts as one of the oldest bowling alleys in the city. However, bowling is just a small part of the package. Other activities here include go-karting, a gaming enclosure. For those with an unhealthy obsession with gaming and go-karting, there are also 22 furnished rooms where they can put themselves up. This one is more of a weekend family get together spot than a casual gaming outing.
Where: Off NH8, Sector 15, Gurgaon
Nearest metro: HUDA City Centre
Cost: Rs 330 per game
Appu Ghar Express (formerly known as Every Other Day)
Every Other Day, or EOD is primarily a bowling alley with a lounge and some rides and a bar. The setup is quite decent and is situated besides Worlds of Wonder, Great India Place in Noida. One of the unique features of EOD is a dance floor, which is a rare sight at a bowling arcade. The comfortable 16 lane bowling set up will put you at ease as waiting time is greatly reduced and almost non-existent at times. Bowling tournaments are regularly organised and feature cash prizes.
Where: Great India Place Complex, Noida
Nearest metro: Botanical Garden
Cost: Rs 250 per person
Versus Gaming Zone
This is touted to have the best engineered and highest performing bowling alley in the country. It has eight lanes of space and is quite spacious. For special occasions, one also has the option of creating a VIP bowling zone.
Where: Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden
Nearest metro: Tagore Garden
Skittle Bowling Arena
This one is a lot more accommodating and caters to the needs of a range of customers. From a play area for toddlers to a lounge for adults, it has everything you might need. Affordable pricing makes it an attractive deal. Other possible activities here are Xbox, arcade, pool and air hockey.
Where: Ansal Plaza, Near Pari Chowk, Greater Noida
Timings: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Metro Station: Badkal Mor