The town of Westerly, Rhode Island has a population of just over 17,000 people. At the center of the town is Alley Katz Bowling Center. It is both a fun place to bowl and also a great place for people to socialize. People have grown up around the center and consider it an important part of the community. Alley Katz is so much more than a place to go bowling. In addition to the Alley Katz bowling alley, there is an full arcade with classic games like pinball as well as today’s favorites. You can show off your skills playing pool or just relax at the Cleats Sports Club.
Since 1960, when the General Cinemas Company built the bowling and entertainment center, the venue has undergone a number of changes and renovations. It was originally known as Holiday Lanes up until 1985 when Wood Foss purchased the business and changed the name to the Alley Katz Entertainment Center. Over the years, some major steps were taken to both update and improve the facility. An electronic scoring system with flat screen technology was added. The lanes were resurfaced with a synthetic finish. Lighting was updated throughout the facility and a new sound system was installed.
The folks who run Alley Katz Bowling are always looking to do things for their loyal clientele. They have specials almost every day of the week. On Sundays, between 9:00 am and 12:00 noon, you can rent a lane for 3 hours of unlimited bowling for just $27.00. Lunacy Bowling starts at 9:00 pm and runs through midnight. Every Sunday – Thursday, bowlers pay just $8.00 to bowl all the games they want during the 3 hour period. There are plenty of other great offers for the holidays and other special occasions. The center also organizes a number of bowling leagues for players of all skill levels.
Cleats Sports Club in the Alley Katz bowling center is a full service bar and restaurant. You can have your choice of beers, both domestic and imported or you can order from their extensive menu. They serve all sorts of delicious food including a tasty grilled chicken Caesar Salad and a satisfying tuna melt. The burgers are great. They are all hand pressed and come in a variety of styles. The “Strike Zone” is a very popular item. It is a juicy burger served with bacon, lettuce and tomato and a dab of mayonnaise.
There is always plenty of good music in Cleats, sometimes a DJ will spin tunes and other times you can listen to the vast library of the Club. On Tuesday nights, it is time for Alley Katz Karaoke. Whether you’re brave enough to get up and perform or you just like to watch others belt out their version of “Born in the USA”, you’re sure to have a great time.
Whether it’s practicing your bowling game, enjoying the Saturday night Rock n’ Bowl (complete with music and fog machines) or just grabbing a bite at Cleats, the Westerly, RI center is sure to please.