Bowl away cold-weather blues at DBC
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
Story and photo by  Amanda Sullivan
GUIDON volunteer

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Jay Johnson bowls a frame Friday at Daugherty Bowling Center.
With winter weather in full force, the Daugherty Bowling Center offers a variety of indoor activities to get you out of the cold.

Located at 7077 Illinois Ave, Bldg. 1609, the bowling center features 40 lanes, a full-service snack bar, game zone and pro shop. If you enjoy competitive bowling, the center also offers league bowling for youth and adults of all skill levels.

Open bowling is available all week to anyone with access to Fort Leonard Wood. The cost to bowl is $3.25 for adults and $2 for youth and seniors; shoe rental is $2.25. Weekly specials and discounts are also available.

The pro shop carries a variety of bowing supplies available for purchase, including balls and shoes, wrist guards, and can also fulfill special orders as needed. There is also a drill shop onsite with a licensed drill mechanic to provide services such as hole drilling, repairs and ball cleaning.



Bowling parties


If you need space for a party, the Daugherty Bowling Center has you covered.

 You can reserve lanes for youth parties at the rate of $15 per lane, or choose one of several  packages they offer with prices ranging from $7 to $14 per child. All packages include shoe rental and food and drink. 

The rate for group parties is $2.25 per game per person and $2.25 for shoe rental for up to 15 bowlers. If you have a larger group of 16 to 30 guests, the shoe-rental rate drops to $1.25, and shoe rental is free for groups with 31 or more guests.

No outside food or drinks are allowed, but food and drinks are available to purchase at the center’s snack bar, The Strike Zone. Pizza, hot dogs and Philly cheese steaks are a few of the options available, and gluten-free items were recently added to the menu.

The bowling center is open Mondays and Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to midnight., and Sundays and holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information on leagues, specials, and reservations, call 573.596.1498.