It’s your favorite place to smash a strike, knock out a spare or just lounge around and nosh with your friends, a date or your family.

Stowe Bowl, the eight-lane alley at Mark and Rachel van den Berg’s Sun & Ski Inn and Suites on Mountain Road, took the top spot for both best first date and rainy day activity. So, if you’re set to meet up with the catch you snagged on Tinder, or if you get rained out while gathering tinder for a bonfire, consider taking him or her to Stowe Bowl for a few rounds — as long as you can handle a little friendly competition.

(Insider tip: The fries, served with curry ketchup and mayo, are to die for. New category next year, perhaps?)

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