Bowling is one of those pastimes that never really goes out of style. A night of bowling is an inexpensive way to spend time with family and friends, or an easy date night. In the Buffalo, New York area, bowling is as popular as ever, and there are plenty of bowling alleys to choose from no matter where you live.
In Williamsville, Transit Lanes is a big draw throughout the week. Located at 7850 Transit Rd., Transit Lanes hosts a number of leagues each week, and open bowling is available as well (check out specials on Mondays and Thursdays). The ever-popular Cosmic (moonlight) Bowling occurs Friday and Saturday nights from midnight to 3 a.m., featuring unlimited bowling and free shoe rental, plus music, light shows, and videos. Head into Kegler’s Lounge for drinks and some delicious food (I recommend the Pittsburgh Salad with chicken), and Friday night Karaoke as well. For updated hours and prices, visit www.transitlanes.net or call 716-632-3838.
In Buffalo, Recckio’s Bowling Center is the place to have a good time. Located at 2426 South Park Ave., Recckio’s is an 18-lane bowling center with a full kitchen and sports bar. In addition to open bowling and leagues, Recckio’s features Midnight Bowling on Fridays from 11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and Saturdays from midnight to 2:30 a.m. (reservations are suggested) – your fee includes shoe rental. Recckio’s Nightclub and Sports Bar features a dance floor and more than 40 televisions for viewing the night’s big games. Mondays are Industry Night and the Monday Night Football party, Wednesdays are Country Nights, and Thursdays are Ladies Nights. For up-to-the-minute schedules and events at Recckio’s, visit www.bowlbuffalo.com or call 716-823-2695.
AMF Bowling has quite a presence in the Buffalo area, with Airport Lanes (3754 Genesee St. in Cheektowaga, 716-632-0655), Thruway Lanes (1550 Walden Ave. in Cheektowaga, 716-896-8507), and Lancaster Lanes (4913 Transit Rd. in Depew, 716-668-1000) all part of the AMF family. AMF centers feature Xtreme Bowling – their version of Midnight Bowling – throughout the week (see individual center’s schedules), as well as hosting leagues and open bowling. Find out more about the area’s AMF Bowling Centers at www.amf.com.