Joliet Town & Country Lanes
Family Owned since 1958
Voted 2018 Best Bowling Alley in Will County by Herald News readers
Joliet Town & Country lanes was built in 1957 and opened for its first season in 1958 with 6 partners including John Kontos. It was a 26 lane center at the time, and the only building on Jefferson Street between Larkin & Rt. 59. In 1975, John became the sole proprietor, his wife Sophie ran the office and their son George, who had been working at the bowling alley since he was 11, kept the center running smoothly.
Two years later, in 1977, Town & Country became the largest family owned center in Will County when 18 lanes were added to the original 26. In 2017 we added a redemption game room, with video games and awesome prizes for our customers. With new upgrades and renovations, the Kontos family has created a modern center with family at it's heart.
We lost Sophie in 2002 and were astounded at the love, support & sheer number of people who came to pay their respects. The new Springfield St entrance-way was dedicated to her memory. We lost John in 2016, and again we felt the love and support from our community. We carry on in their memory and hope to continue their legacy.
George's wife Cindy now keeps the office going strong and their children, DeAnna & John, are now the 3rd generation to work at the center. At our 50th Anniversary celebration, Mayor Schultz proclaimed May 17 as Joliet Town & Country Lanes Day! For our 60th anniversary, we threw it back to 1958 with .60 cent games & shoes and a Rockin' DJ all day. You can see some great pictures from both of those days on our Facebook page.
Bases Loaded Sports Bar is recently renovated for all your game day needs and in 2019 the family grew with the addition of Baby Q's Pit Stop in our restaurant. They've had a thriving food truck for the past 6 years and we're excited for this collaboration and to bring our customers excellent food while they bowl.
We look forward to many more years serving the people of Joliet and the surrounding areas!
See you soon!
The Kontos Family and T&C staff