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Directions to the Alley

The Alley Bowling + BBQ is located in Orleans, Ma on Cape Cod. We are located at 191 route 6A in Orleans, minutes from Exit 12, off Route 6. There is ample parking and our building is handicap accessible. The facade of our building adorned with a deep blue whale mural, painted by local artist Greg Johnson in 2003.

Reservations

Lane availability is first come/first serve. Parties of 10 or more / large groups should consider booking a function in advance. Please call us with questions or to arrange for special events.

Charitable Donations

we are support charities initiatives and are proud to donate to special causes as we can. We are able to consider any request in writing sent to with pertinent info emailed to the owners @ alleybowlbbq@gmail.com or snail mailed to our street address. Please inquire as early as possible so we have ample time to consider your request.

Do I Have To Wear Bowling Shoes?

bowling shoes are strictly worn in bowling alleys Bowling shoes (as long as they are worn only while bowling) protect the approaches and the bowlers. The last step that a bowler takes before releasing the ball is actually a slide - the whole body is moving forward as the ball is released. Bowling shoes have a sole that allows this type of slide The approach is where the bowler walks and releases the ball into the alley. The approach is very important and must be free of debris and damage. If the approach is damaged, one could easily fall or trip, which could cause injury as well as affect the score of the game. Bowling shoes help protect the floor of the approach and the person wearing them.

Why Can't I Drink on the Lanes?

Potential for injury due to unexpected sticky approaches is why most bowling centers restrict food and drink to behind the lanes. This is also why in any sensible alley, they do not allow beverages in the bowling area. I stepped in a small puddle once without realizing it, and the next time I went up, I hit the ground.

Does Bowling Count As Exercise?!

Bowling is an anaerobic type of physical exercise, similar to walking with free weights. Bowling helps in burning calories and works muscle groups not usually exercised. The flexing and stretching in bowling works tendons, joints, ligaments, and muscles in the arms and promotes weight loss Below is a general estimate of how many calories you can burn bowling for 30 minutes. If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 105 calories in 30 minutes. If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 145 calories in 30 minutes. If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 180 calories in 30 minutes.

Where did candle pin bowling come from?

Candle pin bowling originated in New England. For info on candle pin history and funny bowling articles, check out these links; http://dearsportsfan.com/2015/05/14/how-does-candlepin-bowling-work/ one man discovers his love of candlepin at our alley! http://gheorghe77.blogspot.com/2013/07/27000-reasons-candlepin-bowling-is.html

About Us

Hi! We are Brook Carlson + Dave Currier, owners of the Alley on Cape Cod. Read more about us here.

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