We've been here several times to bowl. It's only 10 minutes from our house, and to rent a lane and the shoes it's only 10$ per person. We are not professionals, our score is less than 100 points, but we have fun here and the atmosphere is very nice. They have all kinds of clientele: professionals, friends, and families. There is also a space for entertaining. The alley is pretty big, and there's a café, a pro shop and a playground. All scoring is done electronically and on the monitors, between turns they show cartoons. A place to spend a nice evening, reasonably priced.
Ideally located in the heart of the Channelside Bay Plaza commercial and cultural center, Splitsville is a major "entertainment center" in the whole Tampa Bay area. It's basically a gigantic bowling alley where you can enjoy a party atmosphere with great cocktails. In addition, prices are reasonable and there are great specials for students. A good plan for a nice evening.
If you're in New Orleans, stop by the Rock 'N' Bowl for a different sort of evening from 8:30pm onwards. It's a bowling alley, dance floor and organic restaurant next to Ye Olde College Inn (owned by the same family). The bowling alley is open every day except some Sundays, and the dance floor operates from Wednesday to Saturday. Admission is $ 12. Every day of the week they have live music of a different style: swing, folk, rockabilly, jazz, Mardi Gras Indians, brass ...
I went on a Thursday, which is always reserved for music from the local French-influenced Cajun culture. Rock 'N' Bowl the only place you can find this kind of live music, and people come from all over the state to be able to dance for a few hours. The music is good and the dance floor is a spectacle in itself. New Orleans' public transport network does not reach as far as this area, so you may have to take a taxi to get there ($ 12).