Hollywood Bowl, Bolton

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#9 of 17 in Fun & Games in Bolton
Awarded “Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue” by Pollstar for the 12th straight year, Hollywood Bowl is one of the most celebrated cultural venues on Earth. It has been the summer home of the LA Philharmonic since 1922. Renowned for its spectacular setting and extraordinary acoustics, the Hollywood Bowl plays host to a tremendous diversity of artists, from classical to jazz, rock, pop and world music.
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  • I don't usually write bad reviews unless it is really bad and on this occasion it was... Arrived and checked in quickly enough to find our lane table was full of empty cups that clearly hadn't been cl...  more »
  • We booked on to go on 2 games with the kids. The kids loved it here. I always thought you had to wear bowling shoes but staff said as long as people are wearing flats, we can keep them on which was go...  more »
  • Helpful staff, good snacks. If you come Ina weekend make sure you book it beforehand so as to not wait.  more »
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  • We love Hollywood Bowl as it's a good fun couple of hours out for the family. When we attended this time we had a few issues with the lane we were in as the barriers kept getting stuck so the children couldn't play. The staff were fantastic and upgraded us to the VIP lane which unfortunately also had an issue as the bowling balls didn't come back to us when we were playing. Again, this was dealt with with the utmost professionalism and we were moved to the other VIP lane. Fabulous staff and great customer care. There is also a cafe here which serves things like burgers and hotdogs as well as a bar serving all kinds of drinks.
  • Took my 2 granddaughters for a treat. Paid extra for VIP lane as i was informed they were the only ones available. the lane then went faulty after 5 minutes. We were moved to another lane that was also out of order so Moved again. Told there was no refund but given vouchers for discount off any subsequent visit. I noticed that of the 25 lanes less than half were operating. The girls did have a good time eventually however. Possibly just picked the wrong day to visit.
  • Discounts are woeful for an almost empty alley. Great if you don't want to wear the alleys shoes as you can wear your own if they are flat but look forward to picking chewing gum and sweets out of your shoes. Bowled 3 games with family as drove 200+ miles to see them and apparently as we had all players get a strike, we won some scratch cards but then couldn't redeem them even though the rules say must be used on the same day. Apparently a system error and the manager couldn't even fix. No point in running a promotion then. As for the staff, they seem to allow people to barge in when you've queued up for 20 minutes. !
  • Hollywood Bowl is good honest fun for all the family. Make sure you bring your 2p collections for the slot machines! It gets particularly busy at weekends so for bowling it's sensible to book ahead. There's also 3 pool tables that can be used for £1 per game, usually occupied during busy times.
  • Service is terrible When approached the manager looked at me when I asked for the juice we had ordered but not delivered and walked away No staff at food bar or at drinks bar.....when food finally arrived the so-called veg was"dried up "

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