Bowling Is Just the Beginning at Signature Lanes in Elkhart
Writer & Photographer / Ali Snyder
If you are looking for entertainment in the Elkhart area, look no further than Signature Lanes. Located right off of County Road 17, you will find a family-owned bowling center full of fun and food for all. From the bowling alley to the arcade, bar and restaurant, it’s a one-stop spot for amusement and excitement.
It is one of the most competitive sports centers in the area when it comes to bowling, because of their unique approach to the league programs. Additionally, you can find exceptional service, quality food, and enjoyment for the whole family that is sure to create lasting memories.
Their motto is “Great food. Great fun. Great friends,” and that’s exactly what you will find when you enter the venue. You are greeted at the front desk with upbeat and knowledgeable team members who can answer any questions you may have. They will help you pick out your bowling shoes if you don’t have your own, and direct you to your lane. Even small kids can have their own separate lane next to adults. They provide assistance slides and bumpers for little ones or those with physical limitations, so everyone can join in and enjoy the fun of bowling.
Upon first glance it may look like a typical bowling alley, but continue through the facility and you’ll find that it is much more than your average family fun center. As you head in and turn left, you will find an entire bowling pro shop stocked with everything you need to play the game, whether you are an amateur or highly experienced player. If you’re looking to kick things up a notch, you can gather a group of best friends and enjoy a night of Cosmic Bowling with lights and music. Cosmic Bowling is offered on Friday and Saturday nights from 8 p.m. to closing, at a rate of $29 per hour.
Head over to the other side of the facility and you will find Sig’s Family Restaurant and Club 300, where they serve up favorites like pizza, sandwiches, fries, Hotzarella sticks, tacos and hamburgers. You can enjoy your appetizers or meal inside the restaurant, which contains a fully stocked bar, and enjoy adult beverages like signature cocktails, daily specials and a variety of ice-cold beers. There is even a separate entrance to the restaurant if you are looking to enjoy a delicious hot meal for lunch or dinner, but don’t have the urge or time to bowl. You can enjoy your meal in one of their booths or opt for carry-out.
If you are looking to enjoy the bowling alley and also eager for a bite to eat, no problem. Head over to the walk-up kitchen window where you can order all the delicious menu items that the friendly hostesses will hand-deliver right to your bowling lane. Every lane is equipped with tables and chairs so you can pause and enjoy your snacks, drinks or meals. These tables serve as great places to host kids’ birthdays, adult parties, and group or corporate events, where everyone can gather around and socialize. After you take your turn bowling you can take a seat and catch up with friends and family.
Beyond parties and social gatherings, Signature Lanes offers different types of bowling leagues. You can join traditional bowling leagues with different scoring methods. They also offer cash prizes, trophies and other licensed merchandise. Looking for a group bowling league? Signature Lanes allows up to 10 or 20 friends or family members to create their own bowling league and even set their own rules. The staff members are always willing to help you understand how bowling leagues work and help you get started.
Although primarily known for bowling, Signature Lanes has a full, state-of-the-art arcade stocked with some of the most popular games for the whole family. Whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, you’re sure to find a game that combines competition, energy, and fun with friends and family.
There is something for everyone and every age at Signature Lanes. You can find them open seven days a week at 1180 Fremont Court in Elkhart. For more information, call 574-296-1111 or visit siglanes.com.