Think bowling in Spartanburg sounds like a good family fun night? Perhaps you’ve been blessed with a rare night away from the kids and have no idea where to head once the babysitter takes over. Well, there’s a new place in downtown Spartanburg that is perfect for both occasions, Underpin Lanes ‘N Lounge.
Spartanburg’s downtown is coming into its own and we couldn’t be more excited. Until recently, to spend time in an upscale bowling alley you’d have to travel to a larger city like Atlanta. Several years ago Greenville got their own boutique bowling alley in the form of Stone Pin Company. Now one of the Co-owners of Stone Pin has been brought on board to bring that same kind of entertainment to the people of Spartanburg.
About Underpin Lanes N’ Lounge
Not your typical bowling alley, UnderPin is intimately sized with just 8 lanes. This is good a good thing in my opinion because it keeps the noise level down. This can be helpful when you’re enjoying a date night or if you have a child with sensory issues. Even though the alley itself is small, the lanes are regulation size.
The other feature that sets them apart from a typical alley is their menu. Don’t worry they have all the things you might expect at a bowling alley in the way of food. Things like nachos and quesadillas are elevated to a whole new level with the use of ingredients like brisket and pork belly. The menu also includes burgers, wraps, salads and a kids menu.
Reader Reviews of Underpin
Everybody who visits the alley seems to love it and that includes our readers!
We’ve been, great food and atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back.Karen M.
Super Friendly staff and really cute décor. It is pretty small inside and I’m not sure how I felt about the pins being in wires butttt overall I had a really great experience there.Morgan W.
Things to Know When You Visit Underpin
If you are planning on heading out, here’s the info you’ll need to know to snag a lane.
Reservations are only allowed for large parties and private events. If you are thinking of having a large group of friends join you, the alley has a nice semi-private area where your group can hang out with their own lanes. All other guests are first come, first serve access to the lanes.
Lanes are rented in increments of 30, 60 or 90 minutes and those super chic shoes will cost you $4 to borrow. A lane accommodates up to 6 players. Playing on a Friday or Saturday night from 5 pm – 10 pm will cost you more than any other time of the week. The peak rate for those times is $40 per hour on a lane. Sundays are the cheapest at just $15 an hour, and the rest of the time lanes are $20 an hour.
They are open 4 pm-11 pm Monday through Wednesday, 4 pm-12 am on Thursdays, 11 am-2 am Fridays and Saturdays, and 12 pm-10 pm on Sundays.
Soon Initial Q: Social Bar & Smokehouse will open above UnderPin and then you will be able to enjoy a sit down dinner upstairs and then head downstairs to bowl. The menu at Initial Q will be the same type of elevated fare you see at Underpin. It’s not going to be the typical BBQ meal you find locally.
It’s going to be a unique experience and I can’t wait to sample Chef Daniel Dobbs’ menu.
Underpin Lanes ‘N Lounge
127 West Main Street
Spartanburg SC 29306