16 Bowling Alleys in Orange County


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Splitsville Luxury Lanes

1530 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim

Located in the Downtown Disney District, this two-story establishment has 20 luxury bowling lanes and a large dining area that seats a total of 600 people. Splitsville accepts dining reservations as well as advanced bookings for lanes. Walk-in rates start at $17 per person. The menu offers a variety of sushi rolls, including a California roll, veggie roll, volcano roll with tempura shrimp, and a Fantasy roll made with soy paper. Chicken alfredo, ahi tuna, and a poke bowl also set this place apart. splitsvillelanes.com

Lucky Strike Orange County

20 City Blvd. W., Orange

Lucky Strike first opened its doors in 2003 in Hollywood, and it has since expanded nationwide. Aside from holding corporate and team-building events and parties, Lucky Strike also offers customers the ability to reserve a lane via their website. The menu has vegetarian and gluten-free options such as Esteban’s Nachos and a cauliflower crust veggie pizza. Rates start at $16 per person per hour. Anyone in your group after the fourth guest (up to eight) bowls for free. luckystrikeent.com

Concourse Bowling Center

3364 E La Palma Ave., Anaheim

Concourse accepts reservations and walk-ins, and it allows bowlers ages 18 and older the chance to join one of its 14 bowling leagues; these are set to begin in September and October and end between March and May of next year. Concourse also gives bowlers the option to be charged a game rate or an hourly rate, and it hosts a DJ every Friday and Saturday night from 8:30 pm to close. The place is also known for its “Cosmic Bowling,” in which black lights and LEDs are used on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The Unlimited Bowling deal on Sundays from 8 pm to close offers two hours of unlimited games, with shoes included, for $16 per person. concoursebowling.com

Irvine Lanes

3415 Michelson Drive, Irvine

Irvine Lanes has three league options this fall open to bowlers in addition to a “League Bowler Rewards Program” that offers discounts. The establishment has two bowling options to choose from: the traditional open play, which is charged by the hour ($38 and up), and “Galaxy Bowling,” which charges each player ($20, including shoes). Menu choices include chicken tacos, Philly cheese steak, pretzels, curly fries, pizza, and salads. irvinelanes.com

Bowlero Orange County

2405 Park Ave., Tustin

Bowlero Orange County is home to a variety of leagues, with themes ranging from tattoos to zombies, and there are also separate leagues for different skill levels. The establishment also allows players to create their own league if they are dissatisfied with the current options. For guests who wish to play arcade games, Bowlero has a number of choices, including Jurassic Park Arcade and Mario Kart. Food options include quesadillas, cauliflower bites, burgers, and Monster Cookie Melts; drinks include the Watermelon Splash and a Red Bull Tropical Blast. Mondays from 8 pm to close offer unlimited bowling for just under $17 per person, including shoes. bowlero.com

Bowlero Fullerton

1501 S. Lemon St., Fullerton

In addition to air hockey and arcade games, Bowlero’s Fullerton location has 40 bowling lanes, private rooms, a pro shop, and a lounge area. Menu options and prices are the same as at the Tustin location. bowlero.com

Forest Lanes

22771 Center Drive, Lake Forest

Forest Lanes has shoe rentals for about $5 a pair, and weight options for the bowling balls go from 6 to 14 pounds. Bowlers are charged per hour, with Mondays to Fridays from opening time to 5 pm having the lowest rates ($35). Aside from gourmet and make-your-own pizzas, Forest Lanes offers breakfast (via the egg sandwich and breakfast burrito), chips and salsa, churros, coffee, tea and hot chocolate, and more. forestlanes.com

Fountain Bowl

17110 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley

This bowling center features a total of 60 lanes as well as karaoke, pool, darts, and shuffleboard. For the upcoming fall and winter season, the center will host 18 adult leagues and six senior citizen leagues, some of which start as early as next month. The center also has a pro shop selling bowling balls, bags, shoes, and accessories; discounts will be given to league bowlers on all merchandise sales. Pay per hour ($30 and up) or per game ($4 and up). fvbowl.com

Saddleback Lanes

25402 Marguerite Parkway, Mission Viejo

Saddleback Lanes is currently accepting sign-ups for this fall’s leagues, which include a “Mission: Impossible”-themed league along with numerous Vegas-themed leagues and a poker-themed one. Among the choices on the menu are sandwiches, street tacos, teriyaki bowls, hot dogs, burgers, traditional and boneless chicken wings, and sweet potato fries. Rates begin at $35 per hour. saddlebacklanes.com

Linbrook Bowl

201 S. Brookhurst St., Anaheim

This center prides itself on its combination of a traditional bowling atmosphere and a scoring system that lets bowlers play interactive games and take selfies. There is an arcade and pro shop, and every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday night, guests can participate in a fun karaoke session. For those looking to join a league, Linbrook Bowling Center has a number of leagues to choose from, each of which meets weekly on a designated day. Rates start at $16 per hour. linbrookbowl.net

Tavern+Bowl Costa Mesa

1875 Newport Blvd., Costa Mesa

Tavern+Bowl is another of the few bowling establishments in the county to offer a free rewards program for its players. The bowling center also accepts reservations on its website, but players must make a full payment up front, and cancellations or refunds are not accepted. Along with spinach and artichoke dip and roasted garlic hummus, other dining choices include pizza, burgers, sandwiches, and tater tots; there are even some gluten-free or vegetarian options. Important to note: the establishment does not accept cash. Walk-in rates start at $35 per hour. tavernbowl.com

Westminster Lanes

6471 Westminster Blvd., Westminster

Westminster Lanes has its own unique selection of bowling leagues, and it also offers three different packages for birthday parties. Hourly rates are the lowest Mondays to Fridays from opening time to 5 pm at $30. There are several choices of pizza and burgers that bowlers can choose from, including Hawaiian, and the cheese and pepperoni pizzas can come in a 10-inch gluten-free cauliflower crust, if desired. westminsterlanes.com

Off The Wall Social

7227 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach

Off The Wall Social has a number of attractions that other bowling establishments don’t have, including a comedy club, bocce ball, ping pong, virtual reality, and laser tag. (Some attractions have an extra fee.) This summer, Off The Wall Social hosts Crazy Tuesdays, in which all arcade games are half off. Menu options range from Cuban sliders and barbecue bacon burgers to chicken quesadillas and chicken wings that can be tossed in one of five sauce options. Rates start at $25 per hour. otwusa.com

Round1: Bowling & Amusement Center – Santa Ana

2800 N. Main St., Santa Ana

This bowling center is open for all major holidays and has four features: bowling, pool, karaoke, and arcade games. Round1 also has an app that guests who register as members can use to collect stamps, which results in the members receiving bonus discounts. Among the food items that guests can purchase are chicken tenders, chicken wings, salads, and nachos. Rates start at $5 per person per game. round1usa.com

La Habra 300 Bowl

370 E. Whittier Blvd., La Habra

Inspired by ’60s retro architecture, the family-owned business La Habra 300 Bowl is a favorite spot of Glenn Alison, a bowler who made history and put the establishment on the map after shooting the first-ever perfect 900 series on a couple of lanes . Now, the establishment is home to several leagues, a weekly Saturday youth program, and a weekly Friday tournament for players who are 50 and older. Aside from housing a pro shop, La Habra 300 Bowl has a coffee shop and also serves Chinese food (including sweet and sour dishes and fried rice). Sunday Early Bird special is $2 per game. Cosmic bowling starts at $15 per person. lhbowl.com

Titan Bowl & Billiards

800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton

Titan Bowl & Billiards only has 8 bowling lanes, but it also has table tennis and 12 pool tables. The Cal State Fullerton establishment accepts reservations, which must be made two weeks prior to visiting. Tournaments and weekly events are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for each semester. This on-campus bowling center can be found on the lower level of the Titan Student Union. No food or drinks. Wednesday offers $1 per game, $1 for shoes, and Thursday afternoon offers All You Can Bowl for $3 (shoes included). asi.fullerton.edu