If you thought bowling was passé, a 20th century past time ranking with poodle skirts, the Rubiks cube and cassette tapes, then think again. In recent years there has been a bit of a revolution in thinking about bowling as an entertainment option and Bluffton has joined in the ‘Renaissance’ of bowling with the opening of Station 300 this past January.
According to an Experian Simmons National Consumer Survey bowling clearly is gaining in popularity, as 2012 represents the fifth consecutive year of growth in participation. Because bowling is both a sport and a recreation, the old fashioned bowling “alley” has been replaced by luxurious high tech entertainment centers catering to families, retirees and even businesses.
Station 300‘s expansive 33,000 square feet includes 24 bowling lanes, 40 popular arcade games, as well as a full-service restaurant and bar, Zeppelins. Event planner Brittney Barrow tells me Station 300 gets the party started with live entertainment regularly, adding, “Every Tuesday popular local band, Target, plays starting at 6 pm and on the weekends we hit the ground running with different bands and entertainers every Friday and Saturday night. “
For Halloween, Station 300 has a “Spooooktacular” day of fun planned on Oct. 31st, starting with the Kids’ Spooky Pack (2 games of bowling, show rental, kids hot dog & soft drink) from 9 am to 5 pm. Kids who come dressed in a costume will receive a special treat too! From 5 pm – 10 pm special activities like “Minute to Win It” style games and a free arcade bonus with very $10 Ticket to Ride (arcade games), keep the fun going. For the night owls, Fright Night begins at 10:30 pm with $9 per person unlimited bowling plus games and prizes all night.
The upscale design and experienced event team makes Station 300 the ideal location for private parties of any type or size including corporate events, children’s birthday parties, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, teambuilding outings, and more. For an out-of-the-box corporate holiday party, Brittney tells me Station 300 is perfect for groups large and small. “Everyone is sure to have fun and we can handle all the details, soup to nuts, so there’s no need to stress”, she added. Six bowling lanes can be partitioned off so your group can have it’s own space with all the amenities of entire complex.” Huge, sliding projection screens allow your group to view sports events, television, music videos – practically anything you can dream up – while you bowl.
Also noted is Zeppelins, which boasts seating for up to 75 and includes a posh tufted bar and outside terrace – the perfect spot to relax and dine in Bluffton’s temperate weather. The menu here includes favorites like the hot Italian “zubmarine” sandwich, build your own burgers, and baby back ribs with all the fixin’s.
Station 300 also offers a slew of weekly events including $10 all you can bowl “Monday Madness” and seasonal college and NFL game day specials. With all this action both on and off the alleys, make Station 300 your next stop for family fun in Bluffton!