In these uneasy and unpredictable times, I find comfort and release in one of America’s favorite pastimes. Do you know how good it feels to be able to launch a 12 lb ball 17 mph down a slick waxed lane to hear the sound of those 10 pins crash together? By the time the clamor ends, you’re staring down a naked alley devoid of pins and teaming with accomplishment. Yes my ‘friendsh’ (Remember McCain?) I’m talking about bowling.
I found the perfect spot with the best bowling special in the city that’s easy on the wallet, fun and in a way, therapeutic. So here’s the deal, on Mondays from noon to 5, head over to Diversey River Bowl and take advantage of the $1 shoe rental and $1 per game special. Over at the bar you’ll find $2 PBRs and if you’re a wing eater, there’s also a 15-cent wing special in the restaurant. Tip: Never eat wings and bowl at the same time. That’s disgusting.
Diversey River Bowl is home to some of the best bowling technology in the city. You walk in and head over to the photobooth to take your picture upon entering — the goofier the better — and the pic pops up on the screen every time it’s your turn. Depending on how you bowl,the animations are entertaining as well. There’s even a Matrix-themed animation showing the pins dodging your ball in slow-mo if you wiff. With automatic scoring, radar measuring the speed of the ball, and the well-manicured lanes, this place is set up for pure, effortless fun.
If you have a Monday afternoon free, head on over and take advantage of the great deals or stop on by anytime and get your bowl on!
Diversey River Bowl: 2211 W Diversey