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Bowling alley brings bowling, arcade to The Plains

<p>Good Times Bowling Alley&nbsp;replaces Hastings on Glenn Avenue in Auburn, Ala.</p>

Good Times Bowling Alley replaces Hastings on Glenn Avenue in Auburn, Ala.

For all the students trying to think of something fun to do with friends for the weekend, Good Times Bowling is the newest place in Auburn for gaming, food, drinks and, of course, bowling. 

The bowling alley's name is a reflection of the business' goals — to create a good time for customers.

“It has a casual and fun atmosphere, and it has enough to do for everyone, so it doesn’t feel too crowded either,” said Hannah Crosby, senior at Auburn University. 

Good Times is more than just a bowling alley, though, with more than 30 arcade games, two escape rooms, a full bar and a varied menu. 

If students want to eat and drink while playing, a server will bring anything you order right to the lane. The menu is classic American fare with wings, hamburgers, pizza and soft pretzels, but it also has more elevated menu items such as a mushroom Swiss burger and a chocolate torte for people wanting something different. 

“The new bowling technology is fun because you can take selfies with the screens instead of just having your name up there,” said Ifeoma Ugwuegbulam, senior in biomedical sciences at Auburn University. 

This new technology is coupled with new upholstery and more screens. The bowling area has plush loungers and video walls in front of visitors playing music videos of popular bands. 

“They have great music playing all the time with songs you can jam out to,” said Kaylin Hentschel, junior in communication disorders at Auburn University. 

This venue plays mainly current music with hit songs and pop. 

Good Times is open Monday to Thursday from 2 p.m. to midnight, Friday to Saturday noon to 1 a.m. and Sunday from noon to midnight. 

They are located at 750 E. Glenn Ave. and are only about 10 minutes from Auburn's campus. 

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