By the Kent Redding Group

AUSTIN, TX. – Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21st but with the weather in Central Texas already passing the 100-degree mark on a regular basis, it’s likely that you may be searching for more things that you can do indoors.

Thankfully, there are a variety of fun things you can do indoors in the Austin area including bowling.

In this article, we will list the best places to go bowling in the Austin Texas area.

Union Underground

2247 Guadalupe St., Austin, Texas 78712

Relive the college days in the Texas Union building’s basement just steps away from the University of Texas Tower. Games are affordably priced and the alley offers “Glow Bowl” featuring black lights, lasers, and music on evenings and weekends.

Dart Bowl

5700 Grover Ave, Austin, Texas 78756

Located in the Brentwood neighborhood, this alley has specials on Sundays and for college students. The full-service cafe has prized enchiladas. In addition to bowling, Dart offers a “Laser Maze” to recreate Mission Impossible.

Westgate Lanes

2701 W. William Cannon, Austin, Texas 78745

The South Austin bowling alley has something for everyone in the family, including a sports bar, grill stand (appropriately named Lebowski’s Grill) and offers birthday party event packages and glow in the dark bowling on Friday and Saturday late evenings.

Highland Lanes

8909 Burnet Road, Austin, Texas 78757

Like Westgate, this North Austin alley offers bowling specials, parties, cosmic bowling on Friday and Saturday after 11 p.m., and its own Lebowski’s Grill.

Punch Bowl Social

11310 Domain Drive, Austin, Texas 78758

This restaurant meets bar games paradise has eight bowling lanes and is located in the Domain. If bowling isn’t enough, or there’s a wait for lanes, the venue also includes spaces to play billiards, Ping-Pong, darts or sing karaoke.


412 Congress Ave. D, Austin, Texas 78701

The upscale, multi-story downtown bar includes a level with two bowling lanes perfect for small parties. Other floors include live music, Prohibition era-inspired stylings, and a rooftop lounge.

Austin’s Park n’ Pizza

16231 N. Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Pflugerville, Texas 78660

This place has everything for every kid (or kid-at-heart). Besides 10 bowling lanes, visitors can play mini golf, laser tag or ride go-karts and bumper boats. The park also hosts birthday parties and group events. Adults can check out bar games and happy hour specials.

Main Event

13301 N. U.S. 183, Austin, Texas 78750

It’s a national chain but great for those looking for a solid family-friendly option. The Anderson Mills location offers 28 lanes, birthday party packages, private rooms, other activities like laser tag, mini golf, rock climbing, billiards and arcade games.

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