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6 Fun Places for a Night of Bowling in Raleigh


No matter how many times you play, bowling is just as much fun as it was the first time! Let the good times roll at these top places to go bowling in Raleigh. Whether you’re a pro bowler or are working on your granny rolls, you’re sure to have a blast!


Kings Dining & Entertainment

Good food, cold beer and a social atmosphere are just a few of the reasons why locals love to go bowling in Raleigh at Kings Dining & Entertainment. Located in North Hills, the entertainment center has 18 lanes as well as billiards, ping pong, foosball, shuffleboard, dart boards, air hockey and plenty of giant HDTVs. Make a Dine Then Bowl reservation to enjoy an award-winning meal before you play.


AMF Pleasant Valley Lanes

You never have to worry about not being able to bowl at AMF with its 40 bowling lanes. Pick up any gear you need at the on-site pro shop, or challenge your friends to a game of pool or a stop by the arcade. Pull up a seat at the sports bar to watch the big game. Take advantage of special deals like Monday Mayhem, where you can enjoy unlimited bowling for a low price, shoes included. After dark, the black lights come on and the party music turns up to keep you rocking and rolling all night long!


Brooks Street Bowl

Brooks Street Bowl is a smaller bowling alley with 8 lanes and a 1950s diner vibe. Located in Wake Forest, it’s a great place to go bowling in Raleigh when you want to rent an intimate space for a birthday or corporate event. Visit on Monday or Wednesday for All You Can Bowl for $12. A live DJ keeps the energy up with dance music on Saturday and Sunday nights.


Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille

The Best Bowling in Raleigh


Located in Cary, Frank Theatres CineBowl & Grille offers much more than your typical bowing experience. The next time you’re craving dinner and a movie, go here instead! You can challenge your date to beat your bowling score, watch a movie on an IMAX screen in comfy reclining seats and enjoy delicious food and cocktails all at the same place!


Rainbow Lanes Family Fun Center

Rainbow Lanes is Clayton’s main bowling center, offering open bowling, leagues and special events. Grab a lane during their Cosmic Bowling Events to bowl under the disco lights and pumping music. Join a current league or form your own to level-up your skills!


Buffaloe Lanes North Family Bowling Center

If you’re looking for a safe and fun place to bowl with the family, Buffaloe Lanes North Family Bowling Center is the place to be! The entire facility is alcohol-free and smoke-free, so everyone there is entirely focused on enjoying the game. Each bowling game is just $2.00, so even the tightest budget won’t prevent you from playing! On Friday and Saturday nights, the bowling alley turns into party central with Starlight Late Night Bowling from 11 p.m. until 1 a.m.


Where do you like to go bowling in Raleigh? Stop by Park Central Apartments and tell us all about your favorite spot! If you’re searching for a new home in Raleigh, we hope you’ll visit to check out our high-rise apartment community in the Midtown District of North Hills. Visit Park Central online at to schedule a tour or call us directly at (919) 800-0619.


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