NYCVirginia HartComment
It's still a little chilly to enjoy all of the outside activities this city has to offer. I've recently had two really fun outings in NYC that involved playing inside, though. Ping pong and bowling, that is! Check out these great spots.


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48 E 23rd Street
tel: 212. 982. 8802

Court Rates
Before 6pm: Walk-ins - $10 for 1/2 hour
                     Members - $5 for 1/2 hour
After 6 pm:  Walk-ins - $20 for 1/2 hour
                     Members - $10 for 1/2 hour
(great prices if you share with a group)

Monday: 11am - Midnight
Tuesday: 11am - 2am
Wednesday: 11am - 2am
Thursday: 11am - 2am
Friday: 11am - 4am
Saturday: 11am - 4am
Sunday: 11am - 10pm

SPiN was designed by Todd Oldham and is owned by Franck Raharinosy, Andrew Gordon, Jonathan Bricklin, and Susan Sarandon. (I've now seen three times since living in NYC - I love her.) The space is 13,000 sq. ft with 16 ping pong tables, a full bar, a restaurant called Duck's Eatery, and a private room. For more information, click here.

Bowlmor Lanes Times Square 
(also one in Union Square)

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The Stadium Grill restaurant has 4 levels of seating, 29 HD TVs, and an 80 foot bar. For bowling? 45 lanes / 7 themed lounges to represent different places & time periods in NYC - Times Square, Chinatown, Central Park, Art Deco, Prohibition and Pop, and Coney Island. To see a Flickr photostream of celebs enjoying Bowlmor, click here. Looks like we missed Miss Lohan by just a few days.

222 West 44th Street (btwn 7th & 8th)
tel: 212.680.0012

Bowling Hours

Monday1PM - 1AM
Tuesday1PM - 12AM
Wednesday1PM - 12AM
Thursday1PM - 12AM
Friday1PM - 3AM
Saturday11AM - 3AM
Sunday11AM - 12AM

Stadium Grill Hours
Monday4PM – 11PM
Tuesday4PM – 11PM
Wednesday4PM – 11PM
Thursday4PM – 11PM
Friday11AM - 12AM
Saturday11AM - 12AM
Sunday11AM - 11PM
21+ after 8PM

They offer great specials. For example, every Monday for $24, you get unlimited bowling, drink specials, and live music. Happy Hour (5-7pm M-F) specials at Stadium Grill include 1/2 off well drinks, $4 domestic draft beer, and $6.95 appetizers. Different party packages are available. Reservations are advised - to plan yours, click here.


until next time,