What better way to bond as a family than planning a day of bowling in NJ? Sure, it’s the go-to activity on a rainy or chilly day, but we love it anytime because all ages (even the littlest ones) can get on board hitting the pins. Of course, sneaking in a bit of competition doesn’t hurt either. But bowling in NJ is more than just a bunch of lanes—many offer arcades, laser tag, games, and gourmet cuisine that’s come a long way from your grandma’s bowling leagues. Scroll down to find places where you can rack up and strike out with the fam.
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Bowling in NJ: Roll away at these 20+ spots
Bowling in Northern NJ
Circle Bowl and Entertainment
With over 20 lanes and a charged-up vibe, kids will have a ball hoping for a strike. And after, the arcade has over 30+ games, and there’s also a laser tag room.
1107 Route 46 W., Ledgewood, NJ 07852
Holiday Bowling Center
At Holiday Bowl, you can find bumpers for the under 5 set and a jukebox to bowl and rock out. End the games with some fun in the arcade.
29 Spruce St., Oakland, NJ 07436
Bowling, an arcade with prizes, batting cages, and a laser maze? Humdingers has a variety of unique activities that both parents and kids will love.
64 E Midland Ave., Paramus, NJ 07652
Littles will go crazy for the bowling and indoor activities, including mini-golf, bowling, and a multilevel laser tag arena. End the night with a few games in the arcade for a day of fun.
205 NJ-23, Wantage, NJ 07461
A family-owned bowling alley since 1961, bowl with a live DJ at night and make sure to try cosmic bowling.
58 Terhune Ave., Lodi, NJ 07644
Parkway Lanes offers a fresh twist on old-fashion fun. With a chill vibe and cafe for burgers and nachos, you can kick back and relax while rolling with the family.
200 US-46, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407
This family-friendly alley offers bumper bowling days with a wide variety of lightweight shoes and bowling balls suited for all ages.
365 US-46, Rockaway, NJ 07866
Bowling like you’ve never seen it—at Stryxe, families can have fun with customizing their bowling lane by adding photos, a theme, or chatting between lanes to have a friendly competition.
300 Main St., Madison, NJ 07940
T-Bowl Lanes Inc
At T-Bowl, you can find a glow bowl and an arcade the littles will love. Stop by on Mondays for 50 cent games.
300 Preakness Shopping Center, Wayne, NJ 07470
Bowling in Central NJ
AMF Strathmore Lanes
With 54 bowling lanes, an arcade, billiards, private rooms, a lounge area, and more, bowling at AMF Strathmore is fun for the whole family.
1061-G NJ-34, Aberdeen, NJ 07747
The best part? Kids play free after school during the weekday. Beyond the 24 bowling lanes, you can also play a friendly game of laser tag.
2420 Brunswick Ave., Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
East Windsor Bowl & Rec Center
Shoot some hoops in the arcade or bowl some turkeys in the lanes—kids will love the bowling, arcade, and special menu with all their faves like mac and cheese bites and chicken nuggets to feast on while they bowl.
529 US-130, East Windsor, NJ 08520
Howell Lanes has been a spot catering to families since the ’50s. With cosmic bowling and billiards, there’s something for everyone.
1002 US 9, Howell Township, NJ 07731
As a family run bowling center for 40 years, Majestic Lanes has it all for adults and kids. With touch screen games, kids can choose to take a break from the pins and head over to the arcade while you grab a craft brew from the bar.
525 US 9, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Woodbridge Bowling Center
Thanks to a family-friendly atmosphere, Woodbridge bowling is a go-to spot for anyone that wants a chill bowl night.
346 Main St #1226, Woodbridge, NJ 07095
Bowling in Southern NJ
DiDonato Family Fun Center
Lace up your bowling shoes and challenge your friends and family to 10 frames in one of 26 lanes at DiDonato Family Fun Center. Comfy seating, a dining area at each lane, and food and beverage service.
1151 S. White Horse Pike, Hammonton, NJ 08037
Playdrome Cherry Hill
Bowling, shuffleboard, ping pong, and arcades! Enjoy tons of fun at Playdrome with the family.
Kings Hwy., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Round1 Bowling and Amusement
Karaoke and arcades on top of bowling? Yes, please–kids and tweens love the upscale lounge and lanes and want to get in on the friendly competitions of darts and billiards.
1750 Deptford Center Rd., Ste 2350, Deptford, NJ 08096
Lights down, laser lights on! With cool special effects while bowling, kids can bowl with a light show.
1 Creek Rd., Brooklawn, NJ 08030
30 Strikes Lanes
With great prices and bumpers for the littles, this is a place that will appease both parents and kids. At night, enjoy their light-up, galactic-themed bowl.
501 S White Horse Pike, Stratford, NJ 08084
Bowling in NJ – Multiple Locations in NJ
Bowlero has multiple locations throughout the state, and these are the standouts for kid-friendly areas. The arcades have crowd favorite games, including the world’s largest Pac-man.
Belleville- 679 Washington Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109 – (973) 751-2111
Deptford- 1328 Delsea Drive, Deptford, NJ 08096
Fair Lawn- 22-22 Maple Ave, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 – (201) 797-5400
Green Brook- 380 US Highway 22, Green Brook, NJ 08812 (732) 356-0011
Hazlet- 1400 NJ-36, Hazlet, NJ 07730 – (732) 264-0800
North Brunswick- 1 Carolier Ln., North Brunswick Township, NJ 08902 – (732) 846-2424
Turnersville- 100 American Blvd., Blackwood, NJ 08012 – (856) 629-2422
Wallington- 299 Paterson Ave, Wallington, NJ 07057 – (973) 773-9100
There’s no lie in the name. Funplex is the ultimate place for the littles with bowling, rides, and laser tag. With two locations in Jersey, you can head to a day or night of fun near you.
182 NJ-10, East Hanover, NJ 07936 – (973) 428-1166
3320-24 NJ-38, Mt. Laurel Township, NJ 08054 – (856) 273-9666
Nationwide Bowling Centers
Thirty-two bowling lanes, a sports bar, and bumpers for the littles will keep your whole family happy while working on their strikes and splits.
Boonton- 720 Myrtle Avenue, Boonton, NJ 07005 – (973) 335-0123
Hackensack- 85 Midtown Bridge Approach, Hackensack, NJ 07601- (201) 343-3545
East Hanover- 119 NJ-10, East Hanover, NJ 07936- (973) 887-1400
Linden- 741 North Stiles Street, Linden, NJ 07036- (908) 925-3550
Jersey City- 1 Garfield Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305- (201) 432-5900
North Arlington- 200 Schuyler Avenue, North Arlington, NJ 07032- (201) 998-9621