“We are a family business with strong roots in our community. People come here because it’s affordable and fun!”
Fun times, friendly competition, music and great food—people of all ages in Mount Joy, Elizabethtown and surrounding areas in Lancaster County have a blast at Clearview Lanes and Hennigan’s Restaurant and Bar!
“The image of Hennigan’s and Clearview Lanes has really changed into a place for family fun and inexpensive entertainment,” says Henry Blough of his family bowling lanes and restaurant business. Henry operates the business with his wife, Sharon, and their oldest daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and E.J. Farwell.
The Blough family– owners for the last 51 years – are life-long bowlers. “Unlike other sports, bowling is a sport you can enjoy playing all of your life, regardless of your age or skill level,” says Blough. “We want to put a bowling ball in the hands of every kid in the Lancaster County area, which is why our focus has been to make this a family-friendly entertainment center that attracts more kids to the sport at an earlier age, and attracts more families who want to spend an evening together dining and doing fun activities.”
What’s also unique is that Hennigan’s Restaurant and Clearview Lanes are attached to each other and the indoor and outdoor restaurants offer expansive seating and plenty of meal options and good times with family and friends.
“There’s a lot more crossover between Hennigan’s and Clearview Lanes than ever before,” says Blough. People will make this their destination for the night—they’ll get friends together to bowl a couple games then hang out and enjoy dinner and drinks on the deck during the summer or in our newly renovated inside casual restaurant and dining room!
Their efforts have paid off, as the restaurant and bowling alley have become a top location for dining and entertainment in Lancaster County. There are weekend dinner specials, nightly dinner specials, happy hours and live entertainment at Hennigan’s Restaurant on a weekly basis. Parents, grandparents and kids pack the lanes for Family Glow Bowling Parties, they enjoy $1 games of bowling on Sundays until 1 PM and all summer long, kids can bowl free when their parents sign them up at www.KidsBowlFree.com. There is no cost to join and each child gets two free games per day. Last year, Clearview Lanes had over 1,500 kids signed up and nearly 300 moms and dads took advantage of a discounted, full-family package through the program!
Also, with Hennigan’s Restaurant being attached directly to the bowling alley, Clearview Lanes offers one of the only full-service bowling lanes in Lancaster County, with lunch or dinner buffets and any menu item or entree delivered right to your lane. “We provide food and beverage for bowling patrons, served directly to them, while they bowl. We have many bowlers or groups who set up a ‘Bowl, Buffet and Beverage’ catering package as well.”
There are various combo events that run throughout the week at Clearview and Hennigan’s. There is catering available for many events, including birthday parties, company team-building events, “lock-in” events for boy and girl scouts, churches and youth programs, as well as several fundraisers for local organizations!
The Blough family has owned and operated Clearview Lanes for 51 years and Hennigan’s for 36 years, and they all agree their success comes from staying involved in the community and being an integral part of the lives of hundreds of local families.
“We are a family business with strong roots in our community. People come here because it’s affordable and fun, and we do our best to come up with great food, great bowling and creative ways to meet their needs and keep them coming back,” says Henry.