Morrisville Lanes. Best for: Parties. Independently owned, this alley only has 12 lanes, so you can rent the whole place without selling a kidney. 625 Nolan Avenue, Morrisville, 215-295-5526; morrisvillelanes.com.
The Palace. Best for: Night owls. On Friday and Saturday, DJs spin tunes for bowlers until 3 a.m. 977 East Lancaster Avenue, Downingtown, 610-269-9999; palacebowling.com.
Sproul Lanes. Best for: The spontaneous bowler. Sproul has open bowling from morning till midnight Friday, Saturday and Sunday. And — yay! — in May, it became smoke-free. 745 West Sproul Road, Springfield, 610-544-4524; sproullanes.com.
Wynnewood Lanes. Best for: The group. This is the Goldilocks of bowling centers. With 24 lanes, it’s not too big, not too small. 2228 Haverford Road, Ardmore, 610-642-7512; wynnewoodlanes.com.
Facenda-Whitaker Lanes. Best for: The real bowler. Facenda Whitaker has made it onto this list before, with good reason: It’s got 50 lanes, a bar, a game room and babysitting services. And it’s open 24 hours a day. 2912 Swede Road, East Norriton, 610-272-6547; facendawhitaker.com.
South Jersey Playdrome Bowling & Entertainment Centers. Best for: The indecisive. Thirty-six lanes, a 21-table billiard parlor, a full bar and grill, a video arcade, and free wireless Internet access. 1536 North Kings Highway, Cherry Hill, 856-429-0672; playdromebowl.com.