Bowl & Arcade


SpareMe blowing alley brings dining and entertainment to downtown Iowa City.

The two-level business features 12 bowling lanes, 12 skeeball games, 13 arcade games, bar, and a restaurant. Including some upstairs that parties can rent out exclusively. The bowling balls are made to look like those used for billiards, and red-and-green lights can shine down on the lanes for “cosmic” bowling.

According to Heather Utterback, general manager, the walls at the end of the bowling lanes on the first floor are blank so that sporting events can be projected there, making it easy for people to have a drink and catch a game.

Check out the drink menu here!


Sunday - Thursday: 6:30AM-10PM
Friday - Saturday: 6:30AM-Midnight