Mon-Wed, noon-midnight; Thu, noon-1am; Fri, noon-3am; Sat, 11am-3am; Sun, 11am-11pm
3pm-7pm; buy-one-get-one beer, well and martinis
Thu, 5pm-11pm; buy-one-get-one specialty cocktails and martinis
A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal; 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, S at Times Sq.-42nd St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Let's face it: Bowling alleys were never meant to be cool. Which is why those flashy downtown alleys, with their DJs, high prices, and precious décor, can't hold a candle to classic Frames, formerly know as Leisure Time. Thanks to recent renovations, this twenty-eight-lane bowler's dream boasts all the up-to-date bowling innovations (like computerized scoring and waitresses who bring chicken fingers and wings directly to the lane), but keeps the ambiance of a suburban childhood staple. Frames is also a great place to drink, with reasonably-priced, reassuringly standard cocktails and specials like the "gallon-sized beer tower," which comes to the lane complete with a kegstand-ready tap.
Picnics with a view, roller-skating nostalgia, and a party for gay headbangers.