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Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn

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  • We made our way from Manhattan to Brooklyn Bowl via subway. This place is just fun. It is a bar/restaurant/bowling alley/concert venue all rolled into one. I highly recommend the experience!  more »
  • Great place if you feel like something to eat, want to bowl, see a band or do all three at the same time.  more »
  • Love, love, love this place. A bowling alley, bar, restaurant and great venue for live bands. Get the fried chicken plate and you won't be sorry. It's so freaking good. If you choose to bowl, they sho...  more »
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  • Great place. Early in the day it's ruled by families, kids birthday parties, etc. but never crazy busy. This is great of, like us, you're there with your own kids. As the hours pass, the families swap out for adults and the usual beer and bowling experience that you might expect. Quality food options at reasonable prices. Decent beer although not a huge selection (maybe a dozen on tap?). Nice bathrooms, including a secret diaper changing station on the first floor (ask for it as it's behind an otherwise unlabeled door in the second handicap bathroom). Wide range of bowling ball weights from maybe 6 pounds up to at least 15. Kid / toddler "ramps" available for every lane and automatic gutter rails configurable per bowler.
  • $15 cover to enter even though we were just bowling and left before any performance. Had to produce credit card and photo ID *three* separate times (entrance, open tab, close tab). Very expensive night even without food and drinks. Could be good if you're with the right group and keen on the music, but it's hard to recommend in general for bowling.
  • Saw Caleb Hawley open for Allen Stone and it was really good. Acoustics were excellent and it's a music venue and bar rolled into a bowling alley with pretty good food. It was crowded with all types of people, not just stereotypical hipsters, so that was cool. I'd go back for another show but I'll more likely be back in order to bring the family for bowling. Note: the food, drinks and bowling are not cheap but not overly expensive, it just adds up.
  • First time there. Very difficult to get them on phone. Prices misleading. Didn't know 8 person included non bowlers until I got there with a group of 8 kids 3 adults. 2 of us stayed in lobby and alternated. Set up to charge for 2 lanes or more. Seating really for 2-4. Starts timer for bowling before bowling shoes were given to our group and Clock is ticking even if THEY gave the wrong sizes. Imagine getting 8 kids to take off their coats, hats etc. and shoes in space made for 4 or less and then sift through the group of shoes given to find your size, put them on, sign in the names on score board... it's 20-25 minutes in and you've paid full price for 5-10 minutes. Clock continues to run so you are responsible for not going over 1/2 hour intervals but they can start it before you start(from lobby). If you order food (expensive, so I didn't) the timer doesn't stop so you are taking away from your own bowling time again that's paid, so you are being double charged. Although it was full its not kid friendly; only Sundays are family night. It's really a emo/ rock/ alternative drinking spot. Of 3 people on 1 was decent, rest were dismissive except to reiterate the charges. PS you must have a credit card with an " Open tab" while you are there. I'm tired writing about it! Very disappointed.
  • A good place to see a show. Expect to pay NYC prices.Also offers bowling. with wide screen TV's simulcasting the show throughout the club. Free Parking is a little tough but can be had.

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