Fountain Square, Indianapolis—where date night should include drinks at the New Day Craft meadery and cider house, dinner at Pioneer, and a fierce game of duck pin bowling at one of two alleys in the historic Fountain Square Theatre Building. The Art Deco-era Action Duckpin Bowl sits on the fourth floor; its 1950s/’60s sister space, Atomic Duckpin Bowl, is located in the basement. The former dates to 1928 and includes eight lanes with original furnishings, plus a vintage billiard table. The latter has a jukebox and a Danny Zuko malt shop vibe. Both host open bowling sessions seven days a week (reservations suggested), priced at $30 per hour, per lane, with shoe rental included. If you’re just here to take a few photos, you can book a half hour for $15—enough time for two bowlers to complete one game. Note, however, that duckpin bowling is about 100x harder than standard bowling. The balls are smaller, the pins are squatter, and though you get to roll three balls per turn, fat chance in nailing a strike or a spare. (The average score is 58.) You also have to keep marks the old-fashioned way—with pen, paper, and your best second-grade math skills. So, good luck with that.
1105 Prospect St., Indianapolis, IN; 317-686-6006.