Where to Go Bowling Near Hudson County

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Summer 2020 is looking a little different than we all anticipated but as local restaurants, shops, and other businesses are reopening, things are looking up. One way to beat the summer heat and still meet those pandemic regulations is by bowling indoors {thank goodness for AC}. Enjoy food you didn’t have to make, get the kids out of the house, and have fun playing together. Keep reading for a roundup of bowling alleys in the surrounding areas.

Disclaimer: As you make plans, be sure to check the location’s website or call ahead to confirm reservations and get clarification on company policy for COVID-19 regulations.

Bowl-Rite Lanes {714 Summit Avenue, Union City}

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Price: $

This 24-lane multilevel bowling alley also has pool tables and arcade games. Food is served at the snack counter and the pro shop offers items for the advanced bowler. Check out the website to take advantage of the daily special to get a discount.

Bowlmor Chelsea Piers {Chelsea Piers, Pier 60, New York}

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Price: $$$

Enjoy a full menu of upscale American classics while waiting for your turn to bowl. Bowlmore in Chelsea has a clublike vibe and with its posh decor, this isn’t your mother’s bowling alley. Other entertainment includes laser tag and arcade games. Call ahead to reserve lanes.

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Bowler City {85 Midtown Bridge Street, Hackensack, NJ}

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Price: $$

Think of a classic bowling alley with 50 lanes and food and drinks served at the bar and grill. True to traditional bowling alley accessories, Bowler City also has arcade games and pool tables. Private birthday party rooms are available to rent.

Parkway Lanes {200 US-46, Elmwood Park, NJ}

Price: $$

Since its opening in 1959, Parkway Lanes has become a staple for casual and competitive bowlers alike, having seen millions of customers from surrounding areas. Parkway’s long-running success has been a result of its commitment to putting a fresh twist on old-fashioned fun.

New North Arlington Bowl {200 Schuyler Avenue, North Arlington, NJ}

Price:$

This family-owned bowling alley in North Arlington has 30 lanes. Bowlers can also relax at the sports bar, enjoy food in the restaurant, and try their luck playing in the arcade.

Bowlero Wallington {299 Paterson Avenue, Wallington, NJ}

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Price: $$$

Bowlero Wallington is all about the full experience. In addition to bowling, this spot offers a signature selection of epic eats, original cocktails, and comfort food favorites. Order while you play and have anything from the menu, delivered right to your lane.

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Lodi Lanes {58 Terhune Avenue, Lodi, NJ}

Price: $

Lodi Lanes Bowling Center is a mainstay of the Lodi area. Founded in the belief that everyone should have access to affordable quality entertainment, bowlers of all ages and skill levels come together in Lodi to have fun.

Hudson Lanes {1 Garfield Avenue, Jersey City, NJ}

Price: $

Discover lanes galore in this 60-lane location. While you play, enjoy food from the bar or vending machines. Private party rooms are available to rent for parties, family gatherings, or corporate events. Check out the site for more details.

Garden Palace {42 Lakeview Avenue, Clifton, NJ}

Price: $

Bowl in this cozy location with just 16 lanes, a snack bar, and vending machine. Garden Palace is a great no-fuss spot to enjoy your food and a good game of bowling with friends.

Melody Lanes NY {461 37th Street, Brooklyn, NY}

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Price: $$$

Although a bit of a hike away from HC, this bowling ally is worth the trek. Join a league at Melody Lanes in Brooklyn or play casually when you can. One of its daily specials offered from 9:00AM-6:00PM includes the Family Time Is the Best Time deal which gets you two games of bowling plus shoe rental for $17 per person.

As bowling alleys begin to open again they make for a great indoor activity for a socially distanced summer. What other activities are you doing to survive summer 2020?

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Originally from North Carolina, Ainsley became a proud Hoboken Girl years ago. As a freelance journalist she has written about everything under the sun for the past six years. She works from her home office in uptown Hoboken or sometimes from Choc-o-Pain, because nothing says “freelancer” like working from a café with a fresh croissant nearby. As the mother of one very fast toddler, she has a passion for self-care, parenting hacks, and discovering all the fun things the Mile Square has to offer.