Bowling is a sport where I’m neither good nor bad. My current average is 105. My goal for this year is to average at 120. Seems reachable right? There are several bowling alleys in Beijing. The most famous is Gongti 100 in Gongti Xi Lu. The International Friendship Bowling League hold their tournament there every Tuesday night at 730pm. Each game at this alley cost RMB 25 before 5pm and RMB 30 after 5pm. Smoking and drinking are allowed. If you buy their prepaid card worth RMB 5000, each game before 5pm is RMB 15 and after 5pm is RMB 18.
Near Dongzhimen, East Gate Apartments has a bowling alley at the basement of their mall. Each game cost RMB 15 before 5pm and RMB 20 after 5pm. The alley closes at 12mn so you better time yourself well. They have fewer lanes and columns in between lanes are a bit distracting. No smoking or drinking allowed. Beware of flying balls as some players literally throw their balls and not towards the pins but it slip off their fingers when they’re about to throw it. If you get a prepaid card worth RMB 3600, each game before 5pm will cost RMB 3 and after 5pm will be RMB 6. In between bowling tournament, this is where we practice to reduce cost.