Best Bowling Alley

From the Best Bowling Alley edition

Columbus Square Bowling Palace

5707 Forest Hills Blvd., North Side

614-895-1122

Web: palacelanes.com

Serving the city with 24-hour bowling since 1983, Columbus Square Bowling Palace is in a class above the rest. Whether it's serious league play or just a group of friends looking to score a few rounds over a couple pitchers, this is your place to roll. With 64 lanes, an island-themed bar and tattered carpet only Hunter S. Thompson could fully appreciate, throwing strikes at the Palace is a visceral experience. If gutterballs have you frustrated, head over to the old-school arcade for some Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga, or sign up for lessons from certified instructors.

Runners-up: Sawmill Lanes, Ten Pin Alley & Spike's