Best new bowling alley - 2000
What a difference a few million bucks can make. Formerly known as FunPlex, this facility is in the midst of a major overhaul -- and if the bowling alley is any indication, the completed work will be something to see. The alley's interior has been remade in kitschy retro-'50s fashion, complete with leopard-print stools and a central bar dubbed the Lucky Strike. Yet there are modern touches as well -- namely giant video screens mounted over each lane and a booming sound system, both of which transform the game into a rock-and-roll experience. The price to bowl is a bit steep, particularly on weekends, but people who enjoy a party atmosphere won't complain. This place has style to spare.