What craft beer would you pair with a strike, spare or split?
Kelowna’s original brewpub, Freddy’s underwent a major renovation in 2020, updating the entire brewpub so that it seems brand new once again. This is one of only a few places in B.C. to offer a unique craft beer experience combined with bowling, and its onsite brewery produces a solid range of beers that can be enjoyed with delicious pub food. In addition to more than 10 in-house beers, Freddy’s bar also offers guest taps featuring other Okanagan craft breweries.
The connected family-friendly bowling alley, McCurdy Bowling Centre, has 24 lanes of 10-pin and six lanes of five-pin bowling. It offers the same food and beer so you can sample and nibble while trying for a perfect game. There is a seasonal league for more serious bowlers, and special events for the rest of us. During “Cosmic Bowling” they turn down the lights and turn up the fun with black lights, lasers, and music.
According to Wikipedia, five-pin bowling is unique to Canada. Dating back to 1909, it uses the same alley as ten-pin bowling, but is played with a smaller ball without finger holes that can be held in the palm of one hand, which makes it easier for children to play. Five smaller pins are configured in a V-shaped pattern. The centre pin is worth five points if knocked down, those on either side three each, and the outermost pins two each, making each frame worth 15 in total. A perfect game totals 450. Try it out while enjoying a beer from Freddy’s Brewpub!