If you, your mother, your brother and your friend can’t reach a consensus about which film to watch at Northridge Mall, I suggest you make a 180-degree turn and enter the big glass door staring right at you. Let’s Go Bowling is guaranteed to make everyone happy. I mean, who can say no to a little bit of fun that’s sure to get you laughing at everyone – yourself included! Of course, there are those who are a little bit more professional and take it seriously (such as those people who come here to play tenpin-bowling tournaments and are part of a whole league), but in general it’s just a few hours of good giggles and good-natured competition.
Bloemfontein’s tenpin bowling venue even sports a foozball table, and two pool tables, as well as a sports bar for those needing a drink to celebrate their win (or embarrassing loss!). Many players order in a pizza from Quattro Fratelli Pizza Trattoria across the way (next to the cinemas) and guzzle this down in between turns at trashing the pins. There’s also a cool student special going: R60 for two games of bowling plus a 500ml Castle Draught.
And if you’re looking to host a kiddies’ party and aren’t keen to do it in your own home (all that cleaning up afterwards!), you can host it here for R60 a child, which includes a game of bowling, a party pack, a burger or hotdog and a colddrink. There’s also the additional option of having a pin-shaped cake (cool!).
Opening times: Sunday-Friday 10am-10pm
Cost: Monday-Thursday R30 per game
Friday-Sunday R35 per game