Bowling and entertainment center opens in Pflugerville

Spare Time Texas opened in Pflugerville on Dec. 7 and includes an arcade, laser tag arena and bowling alley.

Spare Time Texas opened in Pflugerville on Dec. 7 and includes an arcade, laser tag arena and bowling alley.

Pflugerville is now home to the second location of Spare Time Texas, an indoor entertainment venue that includes an arcade, a laser tag arena, a bowling alley, a bowling lounge, a bar and dining area and private event spaces.

Spare Time opened Dec. 7 at 1724 FM 685 in Pflugerville and features a larger dining area and a larger game room than the company's first location in Temple, Texas, according to Spare Time staff.

Rick Heim, one of the four partners behind Spare Time Texas, said the company chose Pflugerville because of the large number of young families in the area and the relative shortage of indoor entertainment venues.

"When we looked at Pflugerville it was underserved from an indoor entertainment perspective," Heim said. "At the time there was no bowling in Pflugerville."

Spare Time in Pflugerville starts bowling rates at $17.99 for one hour's play on one lane. Pflugerville resident Sharon Haynes tried out the bowling lanes during the company's grand opening and said she plans to bring friends with her next time.

"So far so good. The lanes are nice," she said. "I definitely will come back at least two more times."

Spare Time Texas also includes a full bar with local beers and craft cocktails, a bowling lounge that becomes 21+ after 9 p.m., a restaurant-sized kitchen that provides catering for private events and a private dining area that seats 120 people.