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Top Spots For Bowling In South Florida

June 12, 2014 7:55 AM

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lucky strilke Top Spots For Bowling In South Florida

(Source: Lucky Strike Lanes)

Lucky Strike Lanes

1691 Michigan Avenue
Miami, FL 33139
(305) 532-0307

If you want to go upscale in the heart of trendy South Beach, this is the place to bowl. Just a stones through from where celebs from around the world hang out, you never know who will be in the next lane. They have 14 regular lanes and 6 VIP lanes for those too important to wait. They’re open late, until 2 a.m. weekends, and it’s adults only after 9. They even have free wi-fi, so you can bowl the perfect game and then get on twitter to tell everyone. Leave the kids at home and head to the beach, if you want to be bowled over.

splitsvillle Top Spots For Bowling In South Florida

(Source: Splitsville)


The Shops At Sunset Place
5701 Sunset Drive, Suite 202
South Miami, Florida 33143
(305) 665-5263

A bowling alley with sushi? That’s the kind of experience you get at Splitsville, which is located in an area packed with restaurants, movie theaters, and other entertainment choices. You can reserve a lane in advance and have catered events. You’ll want to, because there are just a few lanes. This is almost a restaurant with bowling as something to do while you wait for your food, but if you like to have something more than a beer and a burger in your beer frame, this is the place. This is a bowling alley so upscale, they even have an evening dress code. If you are looking for something different, try Splitsville.

bird bowl Top Spots For Bowling In South Florida

(Source: Bird Bowl)

The Bird Bowl

9275 S.W. 40th St.
Miami, FL 33165
(305) 221-1221

They’ve been in business for more than half a century, so they know what bowling’s about. One of the few remaining ‘traditional’ bowling alleys in South Florida, Bird Bowl is located in the suburbs, and draws a local and league crowd as well as open bowling. The place is huge, with 60 lanes, and when it comes to food and drink, the menu is traditional; burgers, pizza, and beer. They even serve breakfast for the early (or late, late) bowler, and if you want to have a real celebration, they offer birthday parties for kids. If you like to bowl and don’t want trendy, this is your place. Oh, they also offer 16 billiard tables.

sparez website Top Spots For Bowling In South Florida

(Source: Sparez)


2 locations. One is:
5325 South University Drive
Davie, FL 33328
(954) 434-9663

Bowling with a light show. How much fun is that? Sparez offers traditional bowling, with lessons, leagues, kids parties, and such, but they also offer a package with sound and lighting effects, and even a live DJ, for parties and special events. This is a family center, and they have lots of programs for kids. Keep that in mind if you’re looking for a strictly adult night of fun. Their website offers frequent specials and coupons. A traditional bowling experience, with an option for a light show, is something you don’t see every day.

sawgrass lanes Top Spots For Bowling In South Florida

(Source: Sawgrass Lanes)

Sawgrass Lanes

8501 N University Dr,
Tamarac FL 33321.
(954) 722-2700 Fax

Traditional bowling with newly updated lanes, Sawgrass lanes offers bowling with a bit of glitz. You can bowl to rock and laser beams if you want, but underneath all of the high tech trappings you can find a traditional bowling alley. If you have your own ball and your own shoes, you’ll be right at home here. The food is a little bit beyond traditional pizza and beer, and they offer billiards and arcade games if you get bored with searching for that perfect 300. Book a party, join a league, or just kick back and bowl a few frames after a long day. Feeling like more fun? Try the Rock and Glow bowling. This is bowling, old school, and a night out, high tech.

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  • Francine

    They may be the best bowling allleys in South Florida, but it also may be because they’re just about the ONLYL bowling alleys left down here! LOL

  • Chucky

    I can do trendy, but I just don’t like trendy..

    Maybe I won’t do Splitsville or lucky Strike.

  • Gene

    Been to SpareZ. Great place!

    Lots of stuff for the kids.

    No boredom here.

    • Paige Harris Klein

      I agree and Sundays before 11 AM is cheap!

  • Don Carter IV

    I miss Trail Bowl and Cloverleaf…Trendy Lanes can bite me..A purest will not bowl there…

  • sevsone

    bird bowl are the only real lanes left in south florida

  • KGL

    Bird Bowl was my 1st job and where I meet my husband. Meet him when I was in high school. Been with him now 37 years and counting… Now I live in SC but miss Florida alot…
    Alot of bowling alley have closed and I bowled at most of them.

  • BFL

    There were once 26 bowling alleys in Dade County, and now there is only one sanctioned one. Have to love south Florida

  • Nan

    I only see one major problem with bowling in Dade County is that there are no Bowling Alleys in North Dade County, they all closed up.Somebody please build one. I have to drive up to Broward to bowl, it would be real nice if we had one in North Miami or North Miami Beach. Lucky Strike is more of a social club and the others are to far south or north broward.

  • Mike

    I agree with Nan. I wish someone would build a bowling alley in North Dade. If I had the resources I would build one in a heartbeaat. I bowled at Lucky Strike once and almost bust my ass on the approaches. Trendy bowling alleys aren’t for competitive sanctioned bowlers just for the social fun crowds.

  • gerd

    hello Hello.
    yes it is . i was there almost one Year, as second superintendent i build it with a lot off sweet sweat

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  • Stuart

    There’s also Holiday Bowling Lanes right next door to Mardi Gras casino in Hallandale Beach. Only 20 lanes but still a unique place to go bowling at.

  • Ralph G.

    If you are a true bowler like myself. Places like Splittsville and Lucky Strike are a sham. People who do not go bowling go to those places. Ask any of those people what a Hambone is and that will show you there knowledge of bowling.

    • Charles

      Calling 4-in-a-row a Hambone is also a sham. Down with Rob Stone (Peterson is annoying too…). But since ratings seem to have gone up the last few years looks like we are stuck with Thing 1 and Thing 2 for a while…

    • paul

      I took College Bowling and have bowled ever since.What is a hambone?

  • Cabron

    Remember Cloverleaf?

  • Rob

    Manor Lanes in Wilton Manors is one of the last traditional bowling lanes in the Broward area.
    Small house … cool sports bar and regular folks who enjoy bowling how it used to be.

  • Paul

    Does anyone ever go to Dolphin Mall? There was a huge bowling alley there.

  • Gene

    Splitsvile, you bowl on wet carpets and lane, for kids only donot need to slide

  • Alleyrat

    Only one true bowling center left in Dade County. The others don’t provide the real bowling experience. And when you cannot bring your own equipment because it “won’t fit”, then that’s not bowling. BFL — you are right! Use to love the many choices for bowling. But when Don Carter went away, that was pretty much it.

  • J

    try AMF lanes for we have the best of both worlds. Professional enviroment for the leagues and fun enviroment for the family. All of this in a 64 lane house in Bradenton Florida. That is AMF Bradenton Lanes

  • devon

    Its a shame what has happened to traditional bowling in South Florida. I remember traveling down to Dade to bowling junior tournaments almost every weekend, and the choices were endless, Piper, Cloverleaf, the Coliseum (for those who remember), the old West Hollywood Bowl, the ORIGINAL Sawgrass Lanes (on route 7), DC Kendall…from what I understand now that Bird Bowl is the only traditional center remaining. Itd be nice to see someone develop or build a center somewhere in the Aventura, Miramar, or Miami Gardens area. Just hate to hear that everyone is now having to commute to at least Hallandale or the Pines to bowl competitively. Anyone know if Holiday Springs Bowl is still around (from what I remember, it was on Sample Rd near the Coral Sq Mall) I think they were known as Sparez at the Springs?

  • oscar

    eneyone been to plitsvile awesome

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