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Frequently Asked Questions

With so many things to do at Spare Time Texas, we know it's can be a challenge to plan your next outing appropriately. We're here to help with some of our more frequently asked questions!

General Info

Spare Time Texas locations are open 365 days a year. We do observe special hours for certain holidays, but we’re open and ready to welcome guests every day of the year!

Our standard hours of operation are:
Monday: 11:00am-Midnight
Friday: 11:00am-1:00am
Saturday: 10:00am-1:00am
Sunday: 10:00am-Midnight

Any special holiday hours or private event closures will be posted to our website.

Our Shaker's Backyard outdoor expansion in Temple is open Monday-Friday from 5:00pm-Close and Saturday-Sunday from Open-Close. In the case of inclement weather, Shaker's Backyard will be closed to maintain safety precautions and will reopen when safely possible.

Spare Time offers over 20 lanes of bowling, a 2-story laser tag arena, a large assortment of arcade games, a full-service restaurant + bar, plus an event space for parties. We also have seasonal bowling clubs + leagues and offer free bowling lessons periodically throughout the year. Our Temple location recently added an outdoor expansion, including Go-Karts, 8 Batting Cages, a multi-level SkyTrail Ropes Course with a smaller single-level SkyTykes Ropes Course, and 2 Sand Volleyball courts. Our Pflugerville location recently upgraded the VIP Pin House to include UNREAL Bowling, featuring digital video lane projection and AR-enabled ball tracking for a truly unique bowling experience.

The Pin House is our private 8-lane bowling lounge, featuring luxury seating, 4 large media screens, and direct access to Shaker's Bar. It also includes lane-side food and drink service that you'll find on our Classic lanes. It's perfect for celebrations of all kinds, but it's also open to the public when not reserved. However, the Pin House is 21+ after 9:00pm.

If you are interested in booking our Pin House, lane reservations are available within 7 days, up to 4 hours in advance (2 lanes, 2-hour minimum) online or through the Event Sales office.

For Private Parties and Events (recommended for groups of 40+ guests), please contact your local center and speak to a member of our Event Sales team directly.

We operate a full kitchen, serving an American Casual menu. With flatbreads, hand-made burgers, and chef-concocted specialties, there's something for everyone to enjoy! Gluten-free options are available on request.

Shakers' full-service bar serves all your favorite refreshments as well as a hefty selection of local brews, wines, and distilled spirits. We also serve a variety of buffet options for private events and take-out orders are welcome!

Event Catering is provided through our very own Shakers Catering, offering our same great food, delivered right to you.

Yes! We want to make each visit to Spare Time as special as possible, so we always have special events planned for both of our centers.

Both of our locations host a monthly Trivia Night based around popular movies and TV shows like Disney, Marvel, The Office, Star Wars, and more!

We also host special reservation-only Drink Pairing Dinners where our chefs create a unique multi-course fine dining experience, while our bartenders select the perfect complementary drink pairing for each course.

Our Temple location also hosts a weekly Karaoke Night every Friday from 9PM-Midnight, while our Outdoor Pavilion at Shaker's Backyard welcomes bands and artists throughout the year for our guests to enjoy some great Live Music for free.

Click HERE to view all of our upcoming Special Events.

We offer 3 seasons per year (Winter, Summer, Fall) for Bowling Clubs + Leagues. All Leagues and their members are USBC certified, whereas our club programs are not. Spare Time also offers Free Bowling Lessons, geared towards beginning bowlers, preceding every new season. There are a variety of discounts available to all club and league members as an added bonus!

We offer Daily Specials all week long and often hold special events with bundled packages for Bowling, Laser Tag and Arcade. Also, members of our Bowling Clubs or Leagues are eligible for discounts on select services.

The best perks, however, are reserved for our meCLUB members. By joining meCLUB, you will get exclusive offers, advanced notice of special events, and the best perks that we have to offer!

Madness is an all-you-can-play special including Bowling + Shoes, Laser Tag, and Unlimited Video Game Play*. Bowling lanes and laser tag missions are available on a first-come-first-served basis and will move to a rotating wait list if we reach capacity. Laser Tag is open to any participants over 44 inches tall. Each guest will receive a time-play BLITZ card that allows unlimited play of video and redemption games for the entire Madness session (typically 11 am - 5 pm). All of this can be enjoyed for one low price per guest!

Spare Time Texas is the ultimate place to throw a party! For large groups, having the whole center at your disposal can really make for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. With over 20 lanes of bowling, a 2-story laser tag arena, a giant arcade, a full bar and grill, and large event spaces, complete with A/V equipment and a team of dedicated hosts to serve you, there's little that can compare to a Whole-Center Buyout at Spare Time. Contact our Event Sales Team today to book one of these unforgettable experiences!

Anyone who registers their BLITZ card with us and spends at least $400 on that card in the Game Room within one year will be upgraded to VIP status. Once a VIP, your card automatically gets you a 10% discount on all games in the Game Room! Visit our Winner's Corner area to register your BLITZ card at either of our centers.

Patron Guidelines

For the enjoyment and safety of all Spare Time guests, we require that the following guidelines must be maintained:

  • All children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Smoking is allowed only in the designated outdoor area.

  • No inappropriate or offensive language.

  • No gang activity, including wearing of apparel intended to indicate gang membership or to communicate gang behavior. This includes the use of gang symbols or slogans.

  • No carrying or displaying weapons of any kind except those carried by certified law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties.

  • No animals are allowed on Spare Time property with the exception of animals in the company of persons trained to assist physically challenged patrons.

  • No violence, threats of violence, fighting, physical abuse or physically or verbally threatening any person, or hostility of any kind.

  • No being intoxicated and/or possessing or being under the influence of illegal drugs.

  • No damaging or destruction of any Spare Time property.

Dress Code

  • Appropriate attire, including shirts and shoes, must be worn.

  • Wearing apparel which has obscene language, obscene gestures, or racial/religious/ethnic slurs that are likely to create a disturbance is prohibited.

  • Wearing clothing that deliberately obscures the face: such as hooded tops, will not be allowed.

  • No visible undergarments.

  • No brimless head wear.

  • Sagging pants prohibited.

  • Women: appropriate length shorts and skirts.

Failure to follow these guidelines will result in removal from premises.

Bowling ramps are available for disabled individuals upon request.

Please note that for safety reasons, we do not make ramps available for small children. For the safety of all of our guests, we recommend that guests should bowl only when physically able. Our team is always here to help with friendly recommendations on selecting appropriate bowling ball sizes, proper bowling technique, etc.

We regularly engage in community events, such as festivals and chamber of commerce meetings. As a regular destination for school field trips and other community organizations, we do our best to regularly give back. Spare Time offers service donations for fundraisers and other community events. We also offer free bowling equipment and curriculums for school physical education programs. Internally, we mentor our team members and provide access to free educational resources to help them grow in their careers and gain solid professional foundations.