Although bowling may be more readily associated with children’s parties and elderly men with expanding waistlines, it is in fact, a great way to spend a fun couple of hours with friends. Bowling is extremely popular in the United States of America, where alleys are found everywhere. Europe has also adopted this activity, which gained a lot of popularity in Spain. There are a number of places where you can go for a game here in Barcelona, and enjoy showing off your amazing bowling skills or practice not letting your ball roll onto the gutter and trying to actually hit some pins.
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Located next to a number of universities and the famous Camp Nou, Bowling Pedralbes offers not only bowling lanes but also has a bar/restaurant area, several pool tables, and a mini amusement park, making it a great place to spend an extended evening. Prices can be found on their official website, starting at 3€ per game, going all the way up to 6,20€ per game, depending on which day of the week and time of day you choose to play. There is also a 1.20€ charge for shoe hire, which is mandatory.
Address: Avinguda del Doctor Marañón, 11
Working hours: Sunday to Thursday from 5 pm to 12 am and Friday and Saturday from 5 pm to 2 am.
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Newpark Bowling is located in La Maquinista shopping mall, in the district of Sant Andreu. One game will cost you between 4€ and 5.50€, depending on the day of the week you choose to play. Two games cost between 8€ and 11€, and three games cost between 11.50€ and 16€. They offer special prices for groups, companies, and schools, which they disclose upon contact. This is a popular bowling alley for tournaments, so it is worth checking out if you are thinking of playing professionally.
Address: Carrer de Potosí, 2
Working hours: Monday to Thursday from 12 pm to 12 am, Fridays from 12 pm to 2 am, Saturdays from 10 am to 12 am, and Sundays from 10 am to 12 pm.
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Located in the area of Sant Vicenç dels Horts, near El Llobregat river, Baix Bowling offers you one game for 4.50€, two games for 7€, and three games for 9€. Of course, if you choose to play during the weekend, on a holiday or on a night right before a holiday, prices are a little bit higher, costing 6.50€ for one game, 10€ for two games, and 13€ for three games. The best day of the week to go bowling at this location is Wednesday, which they have dubbed “bowling day“, in which one game costs 3€, two games cost 5,50€, and three games cost 7.50€. Unlike the other bowling alleys we mention in this list, Baix Bowling does not charge a separate fee for the renting of bowling shoes. They also offer a promotion called “Cine + Bowling” in which you can buy a pack that grants you access to the La Vallet movie theater, as well as popcorn, a bowling match, and bowling shoes rental. This pack costs 8€ from Monday to Thursday and 10.50€ on the other days of the week.
Address: Carretera de Sant Boi, 63-67
Working hours: Tuesday to Thursday from 5 pm to 12 am, Fridays from 5 pm to 2 am, Saturdays from 12 pm to 2 am, and Sundays from 7 am to 12 am.
Whilst it may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Barcelona, bowling is always a fun activity to engage in while in the city, no matter where you play.
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