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Where to go to extremes

By Times staff

© St. Petersburg Times, published July 28, 2000


In the fast lane
Bowling blasts out of obscurity with sound and light and a whole new attitude.
Whether they call it Galactic, Cosmic or X-treme, lots of Tampa Bay bowling centers are jazzing up their images with music and lights. Most happen late at night; some cater to kids with afternoon hours. Here are the centers we know about, and the hours and prices of the special events. Call the centers for regular bowling hours and prices. Have we missed any? Send the details to Weekend, St. Petersburg Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg 33731; or fax to (727) 892-2327, and we'll print them.

HILLSBOROUGH

AMF University Bowl

  • 13109 N 56th St., Tampa
  • (813) 985-446
  • X-treme Bowling is 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Monday ($1.25/game); 10:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday; 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday ($3.25/game).

Brandon Crossroads Bowl

  • 609 Crater Lane, Brandon
  • (813) 621-236
  • Cosmic Bowling is 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Wednesday (teen night); midnight-3 a.m. Friday and Saturday ($11.50/person, includes shoes).

Crown Bowling Lanes

  • 5555 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa
  • (813) 884-1475.
  • Cyber Bowling is midnight-3 a.m. Friday, 9:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday, 9:30 p.m.-midnight Monday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. Night price is $3.75/game, afternoons $3.25/game for adults, $2.75/game for children or $8 an hour per lane.

Royal Bowling Lanes

  • 1927 N Dale Mabry, Tampa
  • (813) 949-3606
  • Electrobowl is 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday ($12/person including shoes).

Terrace Sports Bowling Center

  • 5311 E Busch Blvd., Tampa
  • (813) 988-1127
  • Cosmic Bowling is 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday and 8:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday ($2.95/game).

PINELLAS

AMF Clearwater Bowl

  • 1850 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater
  • (727) 461-2511
  • X-treme Bowling is 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday ($11/person includes shoes).

AMF Kenneth City Bowl

  • 5890 54th Ave. N, Kenneth City
  • (727) 541-3539
  • Teen X-treme is 9 p.m.-midnight Thursday ($1/game for teens; $2/game for adults); X-treme Bowling is 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday and Saturday ($2/game).

Countryside Lanes

  • 27867 U.S. 19, Clearwater
  • (727) 796-8100
  • Cosmic Bowling is 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday ($16/hour per lane, plus shoes).

Liberty Lanes

  • 11401 Starkey Road, Largo
  • (727) 397-3947
  • Rockin' Bowling is 6:15-8:15 p.m. Monday ($2.75/game or $5/session); 6:15-9:15 p.m. Tuesday, 9:15-11:15 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday ($2.75/game or $7.50/session), 3:15-6:15 p.m. ($2.75/game or $7.50/session) and 9:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday ($2.95/game), 5:15-8:15 p.m. Sunday ($2.75/game or $7.50/session).

Rainbow Lanes

  • 1225 S Highland Ave., Clearwater
  • (727) 442-816
  • Celestial Bowl is 9 p.m.-midnight Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday ($3/game before 11:30 p.m., $10/person after), 3-5:30 p.m. Saturday ($7/person); and 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday ($3/game before 11:30 p.m., $10/person after), 3-5:30 p.m. Sunday ($7/person).

Seminole Lanes

  • 8668 Park Blvd., Seminole
  • (727) 392-2271
  • Galactic Bowling is 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday ($3.50/game).

Southland Lanes

  • 10001 66th St. N, Pinellas Park
  • (727) 545-0943
  • Cosmic Bowling is 8 p.m.-midnight Friday ($3/game) and 6-10 p.m. Sunday ($10/person).

Sunrise Lanes

  • 6393 Ninth St. N, St. Petersburg
  • (727) 522-2174
  • Galactic Bowling is 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday and Saturday ($3.50/game).

Tarpon Lanes

  • 41522 U.S. 19 N, Tarpon Springs
  • (727) 938-289
  • Rockin' Bowl is 9 p.m.-midnight Friday ($7/person or $24/lane).

Ten Pin Lanes

  • 1453 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg
  • (727) 381-1010
  • Glo-Bowl is 9:30 p.m.-midnight Monday and 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday ($3.48/ game or $10.70/session).

Twedt's Bowling Center

  • 13100 Seminole Blvd., Largo
  • (727) 581-4102
  • Glo-Bowl is 8:15 p.m.-midnight Tuesday ($3.21/game or $8/session) and 9:15 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday ($10/session).

PASCO

Hudson Bowl

  • 14523 U.S. 19, Hudson
  • (727) 863-5481
  • Rockin' Bowl is 6:45 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday ($8 per person), followed by Cosmic Bowl, 10 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ($10/person).

Lane-Glo

  • 8631 S.R. 54, New Port Richey
  • (727) 376-1164
  • Cosmic Bowling is 7 p.m.-10 p.m. and 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday ($10/person, per session).

Unity Lanes

  • 6816 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills
  • (813) 782-0951
  • Cyberbowl is 10 p.m.-1 p.m. Friday ($10/person), 2-4 p.m. Sunday ($7/person).

CITRUS

Manatee Lanes

  • 7715 W Gulf to Lake Highway, Crystal River
  • (352) 795-4546
  • Vertiglo is 8:45 p.m.-11:15 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday ($8 per person or $25 per lane).

Neffer's Bowling

  • 3655 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa
  • (352) 628-3552
  • Cosmic Bowling is 9:30 p.m.-midnight Saturday ($8/session); Cosmic For Kids is 1-4 p.m. Tuesday ($5/child, including shoes, hot dog and chips).

HERNANDO

Mariner Bowling Lanes

  • 3544 Mariner Blvd., Brooksville
  • (352) 683-7576
  • Cosmic Bowling is 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday, 8-11 p.m. Sunday ($10/person), summer teen session 8-11 p.m. Thursday ($9/person).

Spring Hill Lanes

  • 3447 Commercial Way, Spring Hill
  • (352) 683-7272
  • Flashbacks is 9 p.m.-midnight Friday; Cosmic Bowling is 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday ($9/session).

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