Right up our alley
Bowling may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Hong Kong. After all, hiking on scenic trails and playing on the beach with the kiddos sounds much more exciting. But when the temps rise and humidity takes over, air-conditioned bowling alleys never sounded better! Be it pouring rain (hello, T8), or shine, it provides the perfect place for some quality time with the fam. With so many bowling centres popping up all over the 852, we decided to help you out with a round up of our favourite picks. Get your game face on, bring the kids and friends for a fun day out at these bowling alleys in Hong Kong.
With gorgeous tropical features, the Tikitiki Bowling Bar is the perfect oasis from the hustle and bustle of the city. The full-service kitchen prepares quality culinary delights, making it a fab spot for birthday parties. You can also purchase special packages for graduations, fundraising events, corporate team building events and even weddings! As a bonus, from Monday to Thursday, during selected hours, you get buy-one-get-one when ordering the same menu item twice. The 10 bowling lanes, bumper options for kids (and bowling-newbies), indoor and outdoor bar with live music every weekend and free parking make it a favourite of ours. Sip on cocktails in cute little coconut shells as the whole family sways to the live music.
Tikitiki Bowling Bar, 4/F Centro, 1A Chui Tong Road, Sai Kung, Hong Kong, 2657 8488, www.tikitiki.hk
Thunder Bowl is a great place for a casual hangout with the fam, especially if you have kids and first-time bowlers. With private coaching classes, 22 bowling lanes, a restaurant, a private pool room and a cozy VIP room with two lanes for private parties, it is the perfect escape from the Hong Kong summer. You can rent a minimum of 2 lanes for 2 hours for a fun-filled experience!
How much: Lanes at $40 per hour for weekday, $50 for weekends. Shoe rental at $12 per hour. Check the website for opening hours and other enquiries.
Thunder Bowl, Shop 2, Basement 1, Screen World Site 8 Whampoa Garden, Whampoa Station, East Concourse, Hunghom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2122 9822, www.thunderbowl.com.hk
Staying true to its name, Magic Fun Bowling World makes sure you have a fun and a magical time! Along with 22 bowling lanes, it also has a billiards room and a darts zone in case you want to mix things up a bit. Perfect for birthday parties and other celebrations, it also has a full-service restaurant to satisfy your tummy after a good day of bowlin’!
How much: Lanes at $130 per hour before 6pm, and $160 per hour after 6pm on weekdays. Lanes at $188 per hour before 1pm and $248 per hour after 1pm on weekends. Shoes at $12 per adult and $5 per student. Check the website for opening hours and other enquiries.
Magic Fun Bowling World, New Town 633 Castle Peak Road, Tsuen Wan, New Territories, LG1, Bayview Garden, 2116 1498, www.mfbw.com.hk
Bel-Air Bowling Centre offers a relaxing atmosphere and is popular among the residents of Belair Gardens estate in Sha Tin. With 22 standard lanes, three pool tables and a café serving a variety of burgers, sandwiches and noodles all day long, this bowling alley is perfect for those looking to spend a fun day with their little ones!
How much: Lanes at $155 per hour. Shoe rental at $10 per person. Check the website for opening hours and other enquiries.
Bel-Air Bowling Centre, Shop 4, Level 2, Phase 1, Belair Garden Shopping Arcade, 52 Tai Chung Kiu Road, Shatin, Hong Kong, 2649 9022
Located right in the heart of Hong Kong in Causeway Bay, the SCAA Bowling Centre is an easy and convenient way of having some fun-filled family bowling time. With 60 magnificent lanes and over 3000 lockers available for renting, it has plenty of space for everybody! All you have to do is buy the $120 annual membership or tag along with a friend who is a member to get access to the bowling alleys.
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How much: Lanes at $26 per game before 6pm and $35 after 6pm on weekdays and $40 all day on weekends. Shoe rental at $12 per pair. Check the website for opening hours and other enquiries.
SCAA Bowling Centre, 88 Caroline Hill Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2890 8528, www.scaa.org.hk
There are a few sports and recreation clubs around town that also have bowling alleys for its members! If you’re a member or have a friend who is, check out the ones below.
The Aberdeen Marina Club, 8 Shum Wan Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, www.aberdeenmarinaclub.com
Kowloon Cricket Club, 10 Cox’s Road, Jordan, Kowloon, www.kcc.org.hk
Ladies Recreation Club, 10 Old Peak Road, Mid-Levels, Hong Kong, www.lrc.com.hk
Kowloon Tong Club, 113A Waterloo Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, www.kowloontongclub.org