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Dude, Let's Go Bowling... In An Airstream

Where: 3333 Blue Diamond Road [map], 89139
November 28, 2012 at 1:29 PM | by | ()

Roseanne, on her namesake TV show, once said “I love bowling! It is the perfect workout. Six seconds of exercise… drink beer half an hour!” Who can’t appreciate that logic? Every once in a while, a night at the lanes over pitchers of cheap beer is exactly what the doctor ordered.

There are plenty of places to bowl in Las Vegas. Real bowlers head to South Point or Red Rock. For the less serious chuckers out there, check out the amazing two lane bowling alley at Silverton.

To find it, head over to the Shady Grove Lounge in the back of the casino. You’ll notice the giant airstream trailer next to the bar. That is where you will find our favorite place to bowl in Vegas.

First off, this ain’t real bowling. It is a scaled-down, fast-paced bowling game. The balls are about 1/3 the size of a regular bowling ball, and don’t weigh much. The pins are connected by strings. It operates like an arcade game. The bowler feeds three bucks into the slot, and fires away down the long thin lanes. Two monitors display the scores overhead, just like a real bowling alley.

It is easy to get way into the game here. The bar offers up $5 pitchers of Bud Light, 24/7. Monday night football gets a nice crowd with $2 hot dogs, $4 PBR pitchers, and $3 tequila shots.

Before we knew what was going on, there were five people and three pitchers of beer jammed in that trailer, living and dying with each throw.

Now, this isn’t for the bowling purists, and it might just be a big bar game. But, you just need to try it out. The pins fly like their bigger cousins and, from the shouts and cries coming out of that trailer, no one would know there isn’t a regulation size bowling lane in there. If you are a fan of cheap drinks and spirited competition, head down to Silverton. The best part? You can wear whatever shoes you want.

(PHOTO: orion_240 on tripadvisor.com)

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