If you’re looking for late night fun in the Houston area, there is definitely a lot to do. For instance, several bowling alleys are open until midnight or later, especially on the weekends, and often serve food and drinks which make them a great way to hang out with friends. Rather than head to your local tavern or restaurant for a late dinner, get in a bit of enjoyment and exercise while dining. Whether you want to have a few cocktails, a midnight snack or a yummy meal, late-night bowling is surely an option to consider.
Emerald Bowl
9307 Boone Road
Houston, TX. 77099
(281) 933-6180

With forty lanes available, late night bowling at Emerald Bowl is always an option for those night owls in Houston, when you feel the need to relax, unwind and get in a bit of bowling fun with friends. In addition to the bowling ball action, patrons can also order a pizza for dinner or a late night snack from the snack bar, and if cocktails are in order, those are available as well. Emerald Bowl also offers bowling leagues, the option for birthday parties and even corporate events.

Lucky Strike
1201 San Jacinto St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 343-3300

Lucky Strike is the perfect place to experience real, late-night fun in Houston. Invite your group of friends or bring the family out for great food, drinks and a new kind of nightlife. This downtown Houston bowling alley boasts 14 awesome bowling lanes in addition to a cool VIP Room with four private lanes, a dedicated bar and a large projection screen for even more enjoyment. Although not a dressy venue, there is a strict dress code that is enforced, which includes no excessively baggy clothing, athletic wear or work boots. Otherwise, patrons are welcome to come as they are and eat, drink, bowl, play billiards, watch one of seven big screen televisions or simply have a good time with good company.

BowlMor Lanes
925 Bunker Hill Road
Houston, TX 77024
(713) 461-1207

Take bowling to an entirely new level at BowlMor Lanes at this ultra-upscale and modern bowling alley. Whether you’re looking for a great place for the family to hang out, a nice date night venue or even a cool place to hold an event or small gathering with friends, BowlMor Lanes is a great choice. This bowling alley is unlike any other around with 39 nightclub-inspired lanes, dynamic video walls, an on-site sports bar and a video arcade with the latest and greatest video games available. Other attractive amenities include free wi-fi, billiards, private lanes and a comfortable lounge area. There is a modest dress code that is enforced, which prohibits athletic wear, baggy jeans, work boots, bandanas and baseball caps.

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Palace Bowling Lanes
4191 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, TX 77025
(713) 667-6554

There’s nothing quite like a night of bowling, and late-night bowling is even better! Palace Bowling Lanes is one of Houston’s most established bowling alleys and offers a good time to people of all ages. With a full-service cocktail lounge and snack bar, this venue makes for an ideal hang-out spot for friends who are interested in having some fun, but who are not up for the local bar scene. Eat, drink and knock down some pins during the late hours at Palace Bowling Lanes!

AMF Willow Lanes
19102 State Highway 249 N.
Houston, TX 77070
(281) 955-5900

Entertainment and fun are always in order at AMF Willow Lanes. 32 bowling lanes and an action-packed arcade are available to provide hours of fun for a group of friends who need some late night diversions or enjoyment. This venue also is host to an impressive sports bar with an amazing selection of beer and cocktails, and an inventive lineup of signature dishes that are sure to satisfy those who need to refresh, have a few drinks and are in need of a bite to eat. For the serious bowler and those who wish to spend their time near the lanes and bowling balls, lane side service is readily available.

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