We keep having a blast so let's keep doing it!
The goal is to have fun and meet new people. Actually being able to hit the pins is optional, but cheered vigorously.
Games are $1, shoe rental a whopping $3, so money is not an issue. Family-friendly environment, pretty decent music on the jukebox ("Atheists Don't Have No Songs" is actually available and gets played every week!), and enough general craziness that everyone leaves with big smiles!