There are over a dozen public Bowling Alleys located in Nashville and their offerings include everything from Cosmic Bowling to Pro-shops. The atmosphere in each of these alleys will differ widely from state of the art bowling lanes to retro 50's; with each having its own unique features and characteristics. Nashville offers it all.
Dave & Busters
This explosion of entertainment is located in Nashville's shopping haven; Opry Mills. Although it doesn't offer leagues, this establishment is a must see and do experience. Dave & Busters can accommodate parties for up to 3000 people. It offers 9 billiard tables, 12 bowling lanes (cosmic style), a massive game room, 3 Bars and 2 full restaurants. It is located in Opry Mills Mall and within walking distance of the Grand Ole Opry.
Located 20 minutes from Downtown Nashville, Hermitage Lanes has drawn the serious league bowlers in from the Nashville area. It is host to the Legends Bar & Grill, a full-service restaurant that offers a live band, multiple big screen TV's as well as darts and billiards. Some of the best Bowling Birthday Parties, for kids, are held here in their well-designed party room, adjacent to the huge game room.
Worth the trip to Clarksville, Tennessee, this is a must see stroll down memory lane. It is located in an old feed mill that looks somewhat like an airplane hanger. It has maintained all of its originality from the old metal masking units, to the above lane ball returns, to its manual scoring. Thankfully, the residents of Clarksville frequent it enough to maintain its existence.
This is a local favorite of the serious league bowlers in South Nashville. It was owned for generations by the Pope family. Its pro-shop was made locally famous by Bobby Nipper, now retired. In years past Mr. Nipper would have people lined-up out his doorway on a regular basis, waiting to receive his professionally unchallenged drilling services. All of the best local bowling storytelling took place in this pro-shop.