So this isn’t specific to Orange County, but it applies. If anyone likes to bowl recreationally and is looking for a good deal, simply sign up for bowling center (they’re no longer called alleys) mailing lists. Specifically, I am on the Brunswick mailing list and get coupons about once a month. Family deals are up to half off, including cosmic bowling, and games as low as 99 cents. So if you like bowling, but not enough to join a league, then this is definitely a great way to go.
E.G. Tonight, I went to Brunswick in Orange with two of my friends. We got a package for $24.99 which normally costs $52.99. So for a little over $8/person we got 5 games of bowling, shoe rental, and a pitcher of soda. Not too shabby at all.