Nothing says "Summer American Pastime" (for those who live in a desert) like series of cool lanes, a couple of beers, and a shiny bowling ball.
Get past your fears of sharing foot diseases through decade-old rented shoes and your urges to use hand sanitizer after every attempt to knock down a couple of pins -- this sport's meant to be a little grungy. And if you go home hearing anything other than the echoes of falling bowling pins in your ears, you're likely doing it wrong.
Phoenix is home to a range of bowling alleys -- some old, a few new, and one long-forgotten. Here are a couple of places to bowl a strike.