Reviews of Uptown Alley (Bowling Alley)

13525 N Litchfield Rd, Surprise, AZ 85379, United States Located in: The Boulevard Surprise Pointe

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Here you will see all the reviews of people who bought the products and services of Uptown Alley (Bowling Alley) in the state of Arizona.

Currently the firm gets a rating of 4.3 stars out of 5 and this score has been based on 1610 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Uptown Alley IN Arizona

Keisha Stokes

Open late, chill staff, great atmosphere.

Becca Nelson

A good place to bring your friends or date, maybe after a movie. Do a little bowling, play a few games. Decent food, nice staff.

Adam Petty

Excellent facility! Friendly Service. Great experience!

Tatiana Steed

Nice bowling ally. Good food and drinks. We had the southwest rolls, pizza rolls, quesadillas and the short rib nachos

jared payne

Good atmosphere friendly people

Brian Elz

This review is for Red Embers inside of Uptown Alley, this visit wasnt a good one. We went for happy hour with a group of 7. We started with drinks, of course no problems with beer, but the mixed drinks lacked any alcohol at all. If you like juice then this is your place for drinks. I heard of cutting back but this was a bit much. Now onto the food. We got loaded nachos with rib meat, came ice cold sent it back, returned hot, then we ordered calamari, probably the worst we have ever tasted, it had no flavor and if you like wasting $10 for a bed of sprouts and no calamari, then you might like it. We sent it back and got something else. They did take it back with no issues. We ordered other items and most were majorily salty or had no taste. Im hoping this isnt an everytime thing, the manager was in the kitchen helping the entire time we were there. The server Brie was excellent, but we felt bad we had to bother her so many times for things out of her control. We visit here often, things have been going downhill here for awhile but this has been the worst visit and we brought people visiting. We cant bring visitors here anymore. Hope they get things turned around.


cool nice clean place for a young child's bday party

debbi sessa

The food was marginal and the waitstaff was extremely slow. We were a table of 7 and there was one other group of 4 on the restaurant side. I counted roughly 5 wait staff. One would think, that at least sitting close to the bar, that our sodas would be quick. Nope, took 20 minutes. Constantly watched the kitchen staff passing us to go outside to talk to friends. Our meal took forever and was of poor quality. We won't be back. We have given this place enough chances. Always the same.

kelsey Goebel


Denise Acosta

Fun spot! Food and drinks are good. Decent craft beer selection. Great spot with kids and great spot just hanging out with friends. It's also next door to the Autobahn.

Sandra Alt

Fun! We had a birthday party there. With a package, we had balloons, food, shoes, and 2 lanes. The staff was excellent, the cheese sticks and southwestern egg rolls were delicious. I didnt try anything else... It's not exactly a quit place. The loud music added to the party atmosphere.

Rob Lowery

Fine place, new stuff, if you are into bowling or bar hoppin.

Amadu Fullah

Best place to hangout with your friends and family.

Jonathan Stetson

We were there for the live music, but I believe they are woefully understaffed. Our server appeared to be doing her best but she had to clear tables and fulfill orders. It took ten minutes or more to get a drink, I never saw her write anything down so we never got water and we were charged for six beers instead of four. I thought the wings were lousy.

Ashley Pinaire

We had my nephew's birthday party here and everything was great!!! Laser tag was a lot of fun for the kids and adults.

Sheila Jackson

Lots of interesting things to do. Good eats, great service and they had a live band...bonus!!

Mike Morehouse

We bowl here and play games in the arcade it's always an enjoyable experience whether we're with friends or family members. Uptown Alley is clean and well maintained and the employees are always friendly and helpful.

Catherine Baker

We came to play yesterday and had such a great time. Jayme was our server and was super nice. We'll be back for sure.

Sarah Bergmann

Love Uptown Alley! We've gone about a half-dozen times now and never had a bad experience. The food is fresh, they have a great beer selection, and the service is great, even at the lanes. I only saw one band play but they were good. Highly recommend!

molly petrzelka

Absolutely love this place and I mostly only go to see the bartender, Ryan. He has the best upbeat personality and makes the best drinks. If you leave without seeing him, you’re really missing out!

Cathy Reischmann

Ryan and jorge 2 of the best bartenders

Fine Rey

I celebrated my birthday here and I had an awesome time!

Shirley Davis

Great service,nice atmosphere

Anthony P

I really want to love this place. It has everything: food, drinks, bowling, video games, laser tag. It would be a great place for a family get together or gathering of friends. Except...each time that we have been there, multiple things have gone wrong. Last night was the last straw. The server was very friendly but she didn't take our order for quite a while, and the kids' pizzas took an hour to come, after asking multiple times. She did take those off the bill so that helped. The worst part was the bowling. Every time we have come, the lanes break. Two of our lanes broke last night. Then when we were moved, the new one broke also. It turned out that there was a huge back-up of balls, left there before we started. It was about 45 minutes before we could bowl again, then it broke again and they moved us. Time ran out on our kids' game because we had waited so long for it to be fixed. When I told the manager that we would like more time, he told us that it was our fault that this happened, because they had told us that they didn't want anyone bowling since the lanes were acting up. They did not tell us. The manager was rude, smug, had absolutely no integrity and extremely poor customer service. We are done with this place.

Greg Turley

Excellent place for lunch, dinner, bowling or even a live band. We had our corporate party here and had an excellent time!!! Now offering local, farm fresh beef. What's not to like!!!

Chris Moraes

Always a great experience at happy hour. Nice waitresses and really good food.

Joseph King

I've been several times and the staff is always friendly and I've never had to wait long for a lane. Compared to your traditional bowling alley, this is a major upgrade. The seating is spacious and comfortable and the TV's are a nice feature making it an attractive outing durng sports events.

aurung-zeb masowdi

We had Michelle with two Ls today in bowling lane 4. She was amazing. Sooo friendly Always asked how we were doing... gave refills often.. made.sure our bowling lane was good. Funny and friendly. She was awsome

Michael Dixon

Amazing place...great for date night or family time

Jeffrey Rubin

Great place to bowl, eat, and drink. In a great mall.

Sydney Hamilton

Ryan the bartender

Rob Hoitt, APTD

This place could be so much more. They have a good menu, but service is not so good. They have one bartender who can make most standard cocktails, and a bunch who shouldn't be behind the bar. Check your receipt before paying too...

Victor Albert

This place deserves 0 stars. Employees yelling in front of customers, game cut off during first game. Food took 45 minutes and Luke warm. During our second game same thing happened and they would not let us finish the last 4 rounds. They stated they lost our SIGNED RECIPT and because we were not given one due to their employees yelling and being rude to each other and not paying attention. Worst place in the mall including the restrooms in the mall. This was the worst waste of time and money. 0 out of 10 would not recommend.

Michael Muffley

Fun atmosphere. Great game to play. Good food. Our server was fantastic. Can't wait to go back. Wife loves the Walking Dead game. Wants one for the house now.

Gerald Kirby

One of the best bowling alleys I've been to. Definitely not a dive and I'm sure the prices help keep it that way. Great service! Bowling shoes were comfortable and plenty of ball sizes to choose from. The food was also good.

David Clarke

Really nice place really nice.... The service is bad and really really slow... i ordered 6 wings and after 45 minutes i never got them...The server told me that he gave them to my cousin

Janice Robinson

Had a nice time band included for $5.00 Cover charge great place

Rebeka Gatton

Best night every! I brought a bunch of home schooled kids for my son's 14th birthday and EVERYTHING was amazing. Tyler was our server in the alley. Talk about service! Half of our party showed up early and Tyler got everyone started with drinks and made them feel comfortable. He was polite, always available, and always had a smile. The food was delicious and came out hot. After that we went to play laser tag. Taylor was the gal helping us in that area. She got all the kids right in the laser tag room and helped us when the kids were playing video games. Five times the big claw game was won from our group!!! The bag had 2,500 tickets in it. Towards the end I asked if there was a water fountain close. She told me where it was and then offered to get everyone cups of water. She came back with a tray of 12 cups with lids and straws. I'm the event planner for my home school co-op. We will defiantly be going there as a much larger group. Thanks Tyler and Taylor!!

Gisel Zamambrano

Uptown alley was great but the wait was to long it should be first come first serve. I think..

Amber Zane

Super fun upbeat place. I love the back room where you go bowling it's much more private and fun. The arcade is also really fun and of course my kids love the laser tag. My only complaint is the price and the time that you have the bowl. My family and I spent over $150 for just about an hour of fun. It kind of felt like we are ripped off but hey what can you do. I don't know if we'll be going back anytime soon now that I know how expensive it is. Although I like how fancy it is inside I think I could probably have just as much fun at a good old Brunswick or something like that. But maybe for special occasions will go back to Uptown Alley.

Alicia Samone

Always the best time here whether it’s with family or adult night out! Ryan at the bar is the best so friendly and knows his drinks!

LaVina Burns

What a great place for tge family! The staff was excellent!!

Natalie Crockett

We had my grandsons birthday at Uptown Alley and we all had a blast! Danielle did an excellent job making sure we were all taken care of.

Biny John

Very clean and fun! Very good selection of arcade games. Laser tag area is two stories and plenty of hiding places to sneak up on the other team.

Margaret D'Angelo

Awesome! Great family fun! Highly recommend!

Vee B B

Love the Live bands & those lemon pepper wings are so good!

Mathew Dearborn

Definitely a wide variety of things to do, especially when you dont know exactly what u want to do for fun

Terry johnson sr

Cool place to go an casually have a couple drinks, food is decent service was great, but the music wasn't very entertaining

Mama Stevens

I just want to share how much fun my family had here! Ignacia Haman was very helpful, kind and always made sure we were taken care!! Thank you Ignacia for rockin’ at your job!!! You made our experience here enjoyable and we will surely return back soon!!

Andrew Dorre

Huge entertainment place, similar to Dave and Buster's or Main Event. Bowling, arcade games, a few pool tables, laser tag. Not too crowded

Houston Pruden

Went with a group of about 10 people today. Service was great, the waiter was really cool, and the food and drinks were great. After we ate we went and played two rounds of bowling. Service remained great when we were ordering food at our lanes. The bar tender Johnnie was awesome too. The Brownie Ala Mode was too delicious. We ended up ordering about 3 of them. If you get a chance.. definitely give it a try!

Tracey Blanche

The service for food was awful. Finally a waiter came & took over. He was very good but he's the only one

s c

It would be nicer if the employees at the counter were nicer, it seems like they have better places to be than there... we were there 2 days in a row, different cashier every day, but same attitude, it's sad when the customers has to greet the employee, should be all the way around

Jen Mack

This is a very clean bowling alley compared to all of the other options. It's cheaper than Main Event by a ton, but still clean. They have food options (which we didn't try) and also a server that comes to your lane to bring drinks and food etc. Weekend pricing after 6pm is $36 an hour per lane, plus shoe rental of almost $5 a person. During the day is a little cheaper and per game. There is also laser tag and some arcade games (not nearly as much as Main Event, but way less busy)

Mary Kirkpatrick

Loads of fun for families or couples. Yummy food, good service, and excellent arcade and bowling.

Michelle Garner

Bartender Ryan is excellent. Always remember the order from visit to visit, always happy, and always ready with a suggestion. All the food I have tried I have liked.

Shelbie Johnson

Ryan was an AMAZING bartender! Food was good and I love Thursdays! Thanks Ryan for making my night there fun!


I bowled a couple games here and I would say it is one of the best bowling alleys on this side of town

Kevin Andes

Nice alleys. Nice bar. Lots of fun!

Clarence Smith

Great experience. Visited on a Saturday around 2 p.m. and had to wait about an hour and a half for a lane to open. Getting shoes and to the lane was quick and speedy for 3 adult and 2 child bowlers. The staff was very attentive and helpful during a very busy day. The bowling Lanes automatically raise bumpers for any children in your party. The manager came over and personally asked which names needed bumpers. The waitress at our lane did a good job getting out multiple food and drink orders. The food was awesome. Great appetizers, burgers, wings, all of it. This place is a life saver for the Manassas mall. That mall could have easily ended up being another disappointing statue from a once decent time in the area, but thanks to the smart investors who came in and believed in the Mall's potential. My family and friends will definitely be coming here more often if the experience stays consistent.

Megan Jandeska

Great food, great atmosphere, really liked the arcade games. Bowling was fun. Staff is great and very friendly. Will definitely come back with friends again

Paul Shultz

Nice bowling alley with a comfortable bar side good for kid free fun. And family side for the family night.

Kandi Day

So much fun! Food, drinks, games, pool and bowling. Fun for all ages. Great for family night or date night.

Raul Gonzalez

I was visiting the some friends in Arizona and we decided to go here. Jessica was the bomb! We'd definitely come back again just for the service!

Alexandrea Cavanaugh

Overpriced and service takes forever at your bowling lane, but a fun environment and a very cool place

Del Milagro Clemente

Fun! Totally worth coming

angelina hernandez

Nice place good food good service Ryan Diaz is a great bartender and enjoyed his tricks and made my time there filled welcome great place i would give more the 5 stars

June Kukorelli

Great fun and really good food

Deadman Walker

Great food and live entertainment

Aleyda Perez

One star because the food was ok, but here’s the real issue. The waiter was not able to memorize our order. We didn’t get our drinks until about 15 minutes after we ordered them, the waiter SPILLED and entire cup of water on my uncle and his phone. The food did not come out all together and I ended up waiting an extra 10-15min while everyone else ate. My aunt did not receive the food she had asked for on the side/at all, and the waiter again could not remember the simplest task. Then after when we had refused payment of my uncles meal after the water fiasco, he tried to say they will only comp. the beer, which was total BS. Save your time and money. I don’t even want to give them the one star

Arturo Monje Jr

Great for happy hour and family fun

Bill York

The food is good, however the service is consistently neglectful over several visits. I am hopeful they will improve over time.

Noah Curry

We've always enjoyed ourselves here as we like to hang out and try a little bit of everything we can.

Mirna Chicas

The food is very bad

Evan James

Always fun, and lots of things to do there.

Natalie Haskins

I used to love this place. Recently went and the only good thing that happened what a wonderful server named Kiki and a lady that made my shots. The first server we had doesn't have any experience serving customers. She would forget about or table or take 20 min just to get a drink. Not to mention that when we bowled the lane kept breaking. Never going back.

Kevin Smith

Great staff. Clean facility. Pleasant vibe. Will be back soon!

Julia Engram

Fun and games, good food, drinks with adult and child venues.

David Badger

Great place to take your children

Grace Smith

Food I ordered was good. I will return

Autumn Edwards

We bowled as a group but because they only allow you to bowl by the hour, we were cut off after the 6th frame. The service was slow. We got the nachos, pizza and chicken tenders. They were all pretty gross. The fries were ok. The bathroom was out of toilet paper most of the night and very under attended. They had a band playing but you had to pay extra to go in. It's not a place I would go out of my way to go to.

Javier Navarro

We were placed at our lane quickly, but when we got to our spot there were dirty dishes along with someone else leftovers at our table (it took about 30 minutes for the dishes to get taken away, which we had to request), 20 minutes in and no server came up to us. We had to go up to the front and requested to speak to a manager, about 10 minutes later a server comes up and took our order. 15 minutes later they brought us one beer but not the water we requested. 10 minutes later the water comes and we ask for another beer. However we waited around 15 minutes and the beer never arrived. The server asked us if his manager came to speak with us and he was surprised when we said no. To no surprise we were never approached by a manager and are service was never corrected. If great service is something you expect I would avoid this place.

Kelly Hjellum

In town and took the family bowling and was blown away by our server Karissa!!! Karissa was so attentive, polite, friendly, informative and I can go on and on! As soon as we got to our lane she came right over to take our order and the excellent service continued during our visit. I wish I had someone like Karissa everywhere I went!! Thank you for the excellent service.

Tambria Occhiline

I spend Happy Hour with friends at the lovely bar/ restaurant. They have great $5 food specials to go with the reduced drink prices. The sliders are one of my favorite food choices.

Stephanie Cullinan

Ryan is literally the best bartender I have ever had! He is fun, out going and the life of Uptown Alley. Without his charisma and charm, it’s just not the same!

Lil Russ Robinson

Great place! Bowling, laser tag and cool Arcade area. I had my sons birthday here and he loved it. There were a few mishaps on their end but they corrected it quickly and we were happy. They even gave us extra pizzas free.

Romeo Ramon

Great service, good food

Michael Hanson

The bowling was fine. I don't know, but the lanes seem short, maybe it's just me. Several games in the arcade were in 'almost functional condition', one air hockey table didn't have sufficient air pressure to play consistently, the other was scuffed and scratched enough the puck randomly stopped in the certain area and didn't register points scored from the other end. The laser tag wasn't as good as our first visit. I tried 3 vests and couldn't clip any of them, also the gun would randomly stop shooting and start flashing '2 hands' when my hands hadn't moved, and after 5-10 seconds it would glitch the screen and start shooting again.

Leviathan Ames

Hella fun place

Cynthia Jaquay Blodgett

Clean . Very large place . Good food . Also have a game room ,and bar.

Bette Kielbasa-Quast

For not being busy, food and drink service was quite slow. Fringe Benefits was good as always.

Bruce Josefson

Great atmosphere delicious drinks plus some tasty bar snacks for the price

David Cheesman

Great bowling, great drink. Prices are a lil steep but the amenities cost as well. Pay for what you get. All worth it

Felicia Rettig

The concept is amazing! Food was good. Drinks were weak. Hard to get your waiter back to your table. Arcade games were fun. Arcade staff was amazing and helpful. Waited almost an hour for them to switch to the Redskins game. I'd go back again with lower expectations.

Teresita Renee

Took my family on yesterday (Wednesday night). It was surprisingly packed for a weekday. We did find a good parking spot. Our wait was quoted 35 mins, but we only waited about 25 mins, which was good. All of our employee interactions were positive. The price was higher than most places, but check their website for pricing. The host, the bar, the wait staff. The only negative was the funnel cake fries...they weren't hot or even luke warm. But overall, we accomplished our goal which was to have some good family time. I would recommend and plan to go back in the future.

Daniel Baker

Jami Jayme was awesome ! I would definitely request her on my next visit.

Krum Rangelov

Not your old-school, big chain bowling place. Very modern ambiance, friendly service, decent food, full bar, cafe, arcade... a cool "all in one" place that you can visit if you wanna go out, but you're not sure what exactly you feel like doing.

Dez A Rae O

Been here a couple times. Both times, I had a blast! Good place to go with the family!

Coral Flores

Great family environment! Love $3 Tuesdays


I really enjoyed their bowling alley, but cause it's fairly modern looking and has very comfortable seats. Although we did have a few problems with our lanes while we were there. They also don't clearly define the separation of the games or at least I wasn't used to their system. All in all the space is very nice and the fact that they have an arcade, restaurant, laser tag, and bar in the same space it very nice and convenient.

The Squeeg

Experience was fine. The bowling balls were super greasy.

Cathy Smith

Management sucks, but the team members do really well. A bit overpriced also. Chuck-E-cheese is cheaper and has better service than Uptown. However, the drinks at Uptown are great. Especially their Mules. Food is good also Overall, its only worth it to go there to get better versions of any overpriced drink & some food instead of going to another bar. Don't bother with the games or bowling there. Way overpriced and almost guaranteed attitude.

Lina Choi

Awesome! I went there for a birthday party and it was super fun! But there was a problem with the score counter and it did not record some scores.

Chris Vasquez

Uptown Alley is my go to place for entertainment, sports & great drinks served by Jessica.... She's amazing always with a smile on her beautiful face, positive attitude & great personality! Jessica tends the bar with great customer service & making sure everyone is taken care of.... Thank you Jessica.....

Johnny Zamudio

Just want to give props to Jessica. One of the best in the business.

Darnell Williams

Very nice place to have a little fun after a long hard day

Rebecca Conn

Thanks for the Great tea and your smile :) Amazing service and great food! Thank you Brianna S for the good service and referring me and my son to the play the Virtual Reality game after our food! This new game is great feels so real ! Perfect place for family

andrew moore

Great place to have great times with families and friends! They give a great discount for military as well!

Sean Hayden

Had a blast! Our bartender Ryan was amazing, beers were always full and his knowledge of the menu was extensive.

jamie sineath

Great Place to chill - Relaxed Atmosphere - Nice Lounge to Shoot Pool

gerardo cazares

my first time being at this establishment and I am quite pleased. I enjoyed bowling and having drinks with family and friends at a great cost. The staff are super friendly and attentive. Super clean and recommend for family gatherings or outings With Friends

Brooke Fulton

They are not maintaining this place as they should. Alot of games do not work.

John Standridge

Called to get details on pricing. Was quoted $3 per game and $2 shoes. Arrived 10 minutes later and was told 60 dollars for the hour, which included shoes. Bait and switch. The manager offered no assistance. We left and will not return nor suggest this destination.

Kathleen Swaine

I would not recommend the place for food service or the food very poor in the restrauant area. the bartenders in the bowling area they provide great customer service.

Dominic Newman

Courtney was our server in the happenings area. She was great. She made sure we were taken care of even though she was the only server in that area plus working a part of the other area. A little before we left it got very busy so we had to wait a little to get a game card from her but she went above and beyond and gave us an extra game card for our wait. For the main course my children got a pizza and Caesar salad

Chris Compton

Wonderful atmosphere terrible service. Ordered drinks from the server on our bowling lane, waited 30 minutes, finally went and ordered our drinks at the bar. Definitely wouldnt recommend on a friday or Saturday night, their staff cant handle to busy time. Highly disappointed.

Caroline Williams

Love it here. The bartender Ryann is amazing. Excellent service. Highly recommend this place.

Walter Morgan

Fun atmosphere, and really enjoyed the live music. Tonight we were fortunate to have Cyra as a server. She greeted us with a friendly smile and was quick to get us our drinks. She was very informative about items on the menu and helped my wife make her choice of the fish and chips. It was very crispy but lightly battered, and so delicious. I got the south west rolls and it was also SO good! We haven’t had such wonderful attentive service in a while. We left very impressed especially with our well versed server and will definitely come back soon!

Karl Deiotte

Good selection of games but they are too expensive. Some of them double charge you. Need an option to play by time not just pay per play.

Michael Perez

Very family oriented, great attentive staff providing excellent customer service. Good is great. I went with a beloved female friend to shoot pool and we had an awesome time. Reasonably priced. 3 thumbs up!!!

Bipana Pokharel

Good place to have good time with friends and family!

George Cochran

Really great place, fun for the whole family. Really great bowling alley with giant televisions above the pins. They have an arcade and laser tag for the kids. 20 players maximum for laser tag games, two teams of 10. They have a great bar, beer, wine, mixed drinks. Great food, great drinks, really great staff. All staff members were eager to please and very personable. We end rd or a family birthday party and two of us stayed well beyond the party, they had a couple great cover bands last night playing incubus cover songs and another band that played red hot chili pepper cover songs. Both bands did a really great job, hell of a party. A little hungover today but very much worth it. I'll be going back, we'll be going back.


Family fun and very entertaining for all ages. Great spot located inside Manassas mall. Reasonable prices and lots to do from games, bowling, eating..Great place to visit..Highly recommend it!

Amberleigh Davis

Fun experience! I've been to other places that offer a variety of things like Uptown, and Uptown is by far the best one. I like that the prizes for the arcade are nicer, and there are options even adults can find worthy of earning. Have a good amount of games that are fun and give you good amounts of tickets per play. I could only say, would like to see the addition of some more classic arcade games like pinball, Pacman, and like games. Definitely, worth adding a larger amount of money to your party card to get the bonus credits also. I haven't bowled the tasty but pool is also good. Only 3 tables, the one we were at had some minor cosmetic issues but seem to have better kept equiptment in general than several of the bar/billiards I've been to in the past.

Chuck Bryant

Concept amazing, but too much going on with stage and bar so close, a lot fun though especially for large groups


Very nice place to take the whole family for fun. There’s a casual restaurant, bowling, bar and an arcade for the kids. On the weekends they have a band which attracts a pretty good crowd. There is also dancing if you feel the need to cut the rug. I’ve been a few times and never left disappointed. Just like any place that offers different entertainment you will spend some money. It’s not hard to spend $100-200. I definitely recommend going if you’re in the area.

Gene Grant

Had a great time with the kids, staff was very friendly and helpful, server really didn't want to be there, but overall we had a good time.

Rick Worthington

I took my girlfriend and her two kids here to go bowling, play video games, and laser tag. We went on a Sunday, when you’d expect them to be busy, and therefore, well staffed... but they were not. The person assigning the lanes was efficient, but not very friendly; I don’t think she smiled once. We needed the bumbers turned on for the 4 year old, but it took them nearly 20 minutes of our hour to get it sorted out. We ordered food, but they brought it to the wrong table. By the time they got the order back in, our bowling time was up and we couldn’t enjoy the food because we only had so much time. Despite the people assigning bowling lanes and wait staff visibly struggling to keep up, two people who looked like managers stood around chatting with each other the whole time. Laser tag was fun, but it was difficult to know who to talk to for us to play. We stood at the door for nearly 20 minutes before anyone approached us, and that was AFTER I told them we were over there wanting to play. Two video games took our money without activating the game and the air hockey table took our money, but did not give a puck. It just seemed like we were struggling with the establishment to enjoy ourselves. They did comp us the food because we didn’t eat it and gave us another video game card with $1.00 to pay for the air hockey game, but that just made us “whole”; it did not convince me to return or recommend this establishment to others. It’s a shame really... the place is very modern, conveniently located, has lots of amenities, and looks clean... I just wish it were better staffed :-(

Neander Wallace

Okay... I've never been a huge fan of bowling (I like it but can only do a game or two). This has mostly been due to the old school outdated run down vibe that most places have to them. Uptown Alley however is nothing like your old Brunswick type places. It is extremely clean, has a great atmosphere, they have amazing food (seriously... It's really good), have an adults only bowling area with a bar and lounge, and serve great cocktails. Like all bowling alleys it is extremely popular with families who have kids, but the fact that they cater to adults and give us a place away from the family types is awesome. I was very impressed with this place overall and actually don't mind the idea of bowling any more.

Theodor Radu

Nice place, food, games; not expensive

Window Pane

Enjoyed watching others line dance. Even the little ones were dancing to the upbeat music here. Service was awesome, wish more people would come and visit the restaurant.

Alyana Jolivette

Clean and fun place to go with family and friends.

TJ Moss

Always fun experience and the food at Ember's is awesome. Bowling and arcade games are great. A special shout out to Kiersten in the arcade / laser tag area. You are always helpful, smiling and make our time at Uptown so much better. Thank you!!!

Bongani Nxumalo

Fancy bowling alley.

Christopher Giovanni Cruz Perez

Uptown is one of the best play to go. Especially when ryan is bartending. He knows our drinks and make sure we always have refills without asking him. Always go there on my days off and after work and he make sure when imnstressful that I forget about me working in a restaurant...

Eric Koziski

Alot of fun, perfect place to go and get your mind off things

Chuy Man

Uptown alley has the best entertainment for any occasion. Their games are fun, especially for my kids. I highly recommend Ryan as the bartender. His drinks and service is outstanding. This place is a blast.

Jake Matthews

Place is amazing at night. Everything there is fantastic. Only downside is that there are usually a lot of teens. So if you don't like to many youngins or might end up running into people you know that you don't like than it ain't for you.


Slow service... Seating... Tables open and had to wait for someone to check us in. Food order took forever to have a waiter come to the table, then the kitchen was 40 minutes slow to cook what we ordered. French fries and chicken fingers.. Tried to split the bill and the check was forever to get it back...

Courtney W

the place is really cool! however, the staff is not very knowledgeable and doesn’t try to find answers to your questions. Two waiters fought over our table and how to do something in front of us. One was extremely rude when a friend asked about the seasonal beers on rotation (the menu says to ask your server!!) at the end of the night we were given the check and told to split it ourselves. it’s not like that’s a hard task, but it sure was tedious and the waiter had made it kind of clear that he was ready for us to leave even though there were plenty of tables open. Another night we bowled and the waitress was not attentive, and told us there were no drink specials even though that was one of the main deals of the night. we ended up going to the bar for drinks because apparently the bartender is the only one that knows what’s going on. she also forgot one of our orders completely (it wasn’t busy at all) and charged us for an extra beer we didn’t order. I will go back because of the place itself and the things to do, but now i’ll be prepared for its flaws

Catalina Clavijo

Family had a great time and food was good

Fnaffan21 Reacts

Big only went bowling and still great experience. I recommend.

Lucille Hernandez

Ryan the best bartender in surprise friendly, courteous and always ready to help you he’s a keeper he’s makes the best drinks and always smiling

steve rodriguez

Great place with plenty to do! Had a blast and will be going back again!

Anthony White

Great food. Love the bowling alley reasonable prices. Definitely worth checking out

Wai Phung

Clean and things to do here, a bit pricey though

Kenneth Winters

A lot of fun. A little expensive.

Vicky Majano

State of the art bowling alley. Love the updated technology compared to a traditional Bowl America. Missing 1 star because we went on a Tuesday night, even having checked the website beforehand and didn't know until I got there that it was closed for a private bowling league. So updating the website might be a good idea or putting on there to call before coming on certain nights...

Sen Wolf

A lot of fun to go with friends! Prices are decent and the games keep you wanting to play. Downside is a few of the machines in the arcade need some repair and the laser tag is mainly set up for if you have groups of friends. Bowling Is always fun and never gets old and same with the pool tables in the back. The restaurant and bars and excellent and the live entertainment some nights adds to the fun atmosphere.

Paxson Bachus

I havent bowled much since childhood because all the local lanes felt like they had been opened in the 70s and changed nothing since then. Uptown alley is a more modern take on the bowling experience with touch screens, a decent bar and a brickfire oven restaurant, all in the same building. If you want a reason to give bowling another chance or reconnect with a lost hobby Uptown Alley just might be it.

Ava Gandy

We had a great time for our birthday party! Evenlyn and Jamie both have amazing service!

Gary Penko

Very diversified nice place to have a good time without spending too much This time just a beer and pool table time. Thanks

Trevor B

This was our first time in. Place was nice, staff was friendly and food was good (only ordered wings). Only issue I have was paying $11.25 for one 25oz Dogfish Head IPA. Ordered other drinks and they were reasonably priced but don't understand why this beer was so expensive. Other than that it was overall good experience.

Joe Garcia

Food is delicious, drinks are great, Ryan D. Best Bartender ever. Thanks for your hospitality!

John Hicks

Brought my kids for some food and fun. Games attendants were impossible to find for help, and when we went over for food the hostess was absent for 10-15 min. Had to seat ourselves after inquiring at the bar. After the server provided menus, they were absent for almost 20 min. Not even a drink order and passed by the table at least 3 times that I saw. Finally took my very unhappy kids and left. Will not make the mistake of coming back. Worst part of this is that it was a relatively calm Sun evening dinner...not peak hours.

unforgettable one!

Love this place!!! Live music and great atmosphere! Fun for the whole family!

Antonio Dominguez

Michelle was our server at the bar & grill & she was outstanding. Very friendly & attentive. She took great care of us & recommend you ask for her by name.

Eric Domes

This place is great. Wide open and spacious, lots of seating. Live concerts are awesome. Our waitress Cyra was great but she seemed to be the only one who knew what she was doing. Long wait for bowling on a Saturday night so sign up when you get there. Cold beer and good music, can't go wrong.

Tifiny Swedensky

For $50, we played at the arcade for 20 minutes. It was certainly fun, but the machines are essentially toothless casino games and the odds of winning are comparable. The restaurant was huge! I wouldn't want to go when it gets busy. The waitstaff was good, and the food was okay. Overall, this place is nice for families but dont go just for the arcade.

dustin gonzales

The lanes are neglected, and are dry as a bone most the time I'm there. I wish this place would dump the arcade atmosphere and be more geared towards bowling. I don't think the staff takes the sport seriously at all.

Karrie Rubke

A little expensive, but always have a good time with great service!

Adrienne Chambers

Its 7:47 on a Saturday night, its dead in here and it just took every bit of 45 minutes to get 2 appetizers. I guess my server decided that she wasnt taking our order until she brought the apps. This place sucks and is overpriced. What good is a multi million dollar bar/family entertainment business if the people that work there cant even bring you your food and make your experience fun?

Misty Skelton

Fun place to go for sure. Rated only 4 stars because it takes a while for wait staff to come to you. The other is sometimes the lane will not score you right...several times it will say you got a gutter when you get a spare, a bit annoying. Other than those experiences...this place is great and very fun with extremely friendly staff. I recommend it for a good time.

Emma Kiki

So mucj fun

Walker Strong

Great place to bring a group of friends especially on 2 dollar tuesday which is a plethora of things to do from bowling to billiards and karaoke!

Ruscel Robinson

Good food. Great atmosphere. A bit expensive.

James Conlon

Great place that has fun things for both kids and adults to do. It has laser tag, bowling, arcade games, and even indoor go karting around the corner. The food and drinks have also improved since they originally opened.

Rajat Kalra

This mall has Awsome train for kids ..... Nice mall

Kathleen Anderson

I love this place! All the bartenders remember you name and Ryan and Britini remember my drinks too!! They are always fast even when it's busy and make time for everyone in there!!

Tammy Posey

Please train the people who work here during the day better. They are the slowest employees I have ever seen. It took 30 mins to get a damn card with tickets on it to play the games. On top of all that they have the worst customer service.

Sean Goodarzi

Service was good. Food is okay. Entertaining enough for families with kids or teens.

Rebecca Moreno

Good music, love the lights, and Betty was so sweet!

Yomi Annilette

Love Uptown Alley! It's a bit more pricier than other bowling alley's, but it's worth it. Always very clean, beautiful, staff is always very nice and professional. I recently booked a party package. I know it will be a great time. I highly recommend this place.

Brian McCannell

Food is bland. They water down the dressings and charge you for extra watered down dressing. I will never eat there again. Apparently no one else does, cause it's dead on a Saturday night.

Margie McIlheron

Rayn is the best bartender .please keep him bc once hes gone i will follow him to his new place

Maria Ramos

Ryan is the best bartender he very friendly and makes the best drinks. I just love him I will be back

Patricia Johnson

Family friendly, alcohol, lots of entertainment

Bernadette Garcia

Uptown Alley is our go to place for fun, good food, entertainment & great drinks served by our top Bartender Ryan! He's an amazing guy, always makes a drink with a smile, has a positive attitude & great personality! We have recommend lots of people to Uptown Alley, all due to Ryan & his GREAT Attitude. Thanks Ryan D.

Michelle Hicks

We're not from around here so to us this like a musical Dave and Buster's. The bowling was reasonable $8.50 with shoe rental per person. The laser tag was $6 person and the kids seem to love it. The Saturday mid afternoon had kids from school performing it was kinda cool loud but interesting. There wasn't a ton of variety in food but what we had was good little pricey though.

Myia Brisbon

Really fun lazer tag with reasonable prices

Jasim Khan

This place is like an adult playground without having worry about league nights. But it’s not all bowling, the have a restaurant along with a concert hall for live musicians, arcade area and it’s a nice place to hang out with friends family and all. It’s clean and the food is good so come eat, play, drink and be merry!

Steven Zelasko

Had the most wonderful experience at your facility Friday the 16th. We came out from Chandler to celebrate my birthday and from the moment we walked in, we were greeted warmly and had the best customer service ever. Ignacia was absolutely wonderful in getting our party coordinated and everything sorted out so that things would run smoothly. Her kind manner, sweet smile and supurb customer service was amazing. We had the party in the adult VIP area, and our waitress, Courtney was so accommodating, friendly and willing to go above and beyond to make sure our needs were met. Thank you to everyone!

Jw Douthitt

Nice family spot.

Rosa Torres

Love to go to Uptown and visit my favorite bartender Ryan!!... He always knws my drink as I walk up.. n dont even havta ask him for a second.. always keeps them coming..

Charlie Funk

Didn't have chicken to make the sandwich that I ordered. This is not the first time they didn't have something that was listed on the menu...but it will be the last as I will not be going back. And my second choice sandwich was heavily salted.

Jasmine Majors

I went to Uptown Alley for the second time last week. The venue is nice and staff is very helpful. I was there for a birthday party; the staff was enthusiastic and readily asked if we needed anything. The food was decent but not the greatest. The poutine was definitely too salty, their fried shrimp and lobstermari was just not good at all. The best thing I tried was the fried cheese and the cobb salad.


Fun atmosphere complete with lights and music videos playing on multiple screens. User friendly bowling score boards. The bowling lanes and shoes are in excellent condition. Friendly staff. So much fun!

Bill Anderson

We had a b-day party today and had really good service.

Cindy Goedert

A fun place to hang out. can get pricey so make sure to check out the specials.

Christie Huck

Good food. Good service. Lots of lanes. Great place for the family to have a good time .

Kevin Lazarowski

Large portions and great breakfasts

Mark C

Ryan is an outstanding bartender and has superior customer service skill

Ines R

Enjoyed the bowling. Good family fun. Service for food always seems to be slow during the day. They seem to be short staffed in the kitchen. We selected several appetizers and they were good. Just wish they had a faster kitchen.

Brayden Colding Sr

Great food have the Ribs and Shrimp you'll love it and they have the best Garlic Parmesan wings in Manassas.

steve powers

Good fun for all ages.

Julio Jr Guzman

Went there with a big crew and we had an amazing, at the beginning when we asked for the shoes the girl had a awful attitude. She ended up living, to do who know what. But the manager came and helped, very cool guy. He finished helping giving us our bowling shoes. We had a group of maybe 15 or 18, everyone order everything. We were supposed to pay separate, someone forgot to pay for a quesadilla. Later another manager kinda older guy came to our table with an attitude and the ice on the cake he made some ugly facial expression for $7 bucs that we ended paying for it. Great spot but horrible experience.

hugo pastora

Worst place to eat Uncooked food makes anyone feel sick just by trying to eat those over greasy fries and those imitations of pizza are really bad I hope they don't sell us the plastic one for showing

Danielle Bencivenga

Their summer deal for kids is great! 2 games of bowling, bowling shoes and either a $5 play card or game of laser tag. The only downside for us is that there was one waiter working while we were bowling and he was slammed. The $6 kids meals is a bonus!

Anthony Johnson

Great place for the whole family. It was a fun atmosphere, people can bowl, play pool, eat and drink, and have private parties. They have an arcade, lasertag, and fun activities for children.

David Lehnertz

There on a Saturday night. Food was good, but place was under staffed. 25min wait for a table, issue was lots of empty tables but just not bused yet. So we went to bar, only two bartenders covering a huge circular bar, they did the best they could. Worth another try, hopefully just caught it on a bad day.

lil monster

Had so much fun! Service was great!

Kevin May

Really fun happening place. They have a lot to do and certainly will be back. Bowling, laser tag, arcade, virtual reality set up, billiards, lounge, bar, restuarant. Great for parties and bowling tournaments!

Monica B

Oh Lord let me just say that they make the best corn fritters. Ive tasted quite a few and they are yummy. Plus it was fun bowling and playing all the games. Good time.

Hockey,arcade and coins!!!

It was great! The food there was amazing and sometimes one or two games are broken but besides that it is great! Just a message we hope you guys get more 1 inch bouncy balls because my son collects them! Will go again!

Linda Pezdirtz

It's an awesome place. Great for a date, or family time without bowler team orgs. The small arcade, band, bar and restaurant was a plus though we did not attend those parts. Very entertaining.


Very fun atmosphere. Bowling Alley, arcade games and Brick Oven Pizza. Great combination. Live bands on weekends and very family friendly.


Went here on a Saturday night. Place was not busy, but employees at the counter took forever to help us with reserving an alley. We were told that the price was "$50 for an hour, including shoes." When we handed them a card, they charged us for $69.40, because the shoes aren't included in the price. We were also told that once our time ran out, we would be able to finish our game, or possibly he just said the frame we were on. Once time ran out, though, the bar immediately dropped and the system shut down and our scores were wiped. We also called for a waitress with the kiosk 3 times, before physically hunting down a server. We decided to speak to the manager before leaving and he told us that most people "come here to have fun and do." He, in a seemigly very condescending tone, offered to extend our time, so we could finish our game. We declined. He finally offered to cover the cost of our shoes after we told him that he was being very rude and speaking down to us. The fries were good, though. And 2 stars because our server was really nice once she was actually assigned to our group.

Amber g

Went in a group of 5 adults. Laser tag was great food is always good

Victor Purchase

We had a very large party and got two lanes. The waiter Messed up our bills and had an attitude when we triet to correct him. After bowling and spending several hunderd dollars we wanted to have a drink in the eating area and talk before we went home but were told we couldn't sit at a table because the kitchen was backed up and told the six adults and child could squeeze in at the bar. The atmosphere is nice but they need to work on their manners and remember they are in the service industry.

Joel E

Jaf a nice corporate meeting here. Great food.


Love this place sooooo much good for family

John Smith

Been here many times with good service, but this time 1st server said he would be back as he went away and did not seat me at a table but he never came back after a long time and it was not even crowded and then a manager also ignored me and seated a couple who came in after me. I have never had any issues here and have always tipped well. I will not come back here again.

Rachel Beaudoin

Ryan is the best! Great bartender with a great personality!

Brian Gkick

Everyone is awesome! Michelle did a great job waiting on us and Paige did a great job checking us in. Great place!

Joe Christadore

Awesome mix of bowling, beer, and food with a new vibe feeling. The lanes were very oilly, but it was a great experience like to go back for happy hour.

Jacqueline Clark

Came during lunch hours with a group of 8. The place was not busy at all, an additional 4 groups. Our server seemed extremely overwhelmed, ie checked on us twice, forgot orders, told our group it would be 10-15 mins for one beer, and took an additional 25 mins to get our check. Consulted with the manger, initially it seemed as if our concerns would be addressed, however after continuing to wait for the checks it appeared as if it was not a concern to the management staff either. Plus, there was no hand sanitizer upon exiting the bowling area.

alaaeldin salem

We did have a lot of fun

Marj Amsler

Natasha is my favorite one's there. She is great. And Eddie is right there to get me what I want. They are both valued employees.

Priscilla Jacques

Fun but have to watch your card bc sometimes when playing the games may not work and as a result the value on your card will be less.

Bryan Sapp

Thank you for the awesome time Sunday. Jayme did a great job

Jamie Geer

This place is a lot of fun. Good layout, attentive staff, clean equipment, and easy to use scoring system. We attended during open bowling when the black lights were on, the play was geared towards recreation not league practice. If you need to practice for league, call a head and get times when they aren't doing disco bowling. The lighting during disco darkens the lane and makes it hard to see the arrows and keep a consistent target. The couches and lane lay out are great for a family of more than 5. Get two lanes and it's like sitting in your living room with two couches and a coffee table...with bonus bowling lanes.

Rachel Eachen

It was fun food was good. How the waiter felt the need to interrupt me several time and then when we tried to order some specials he said they were good but the signs were up? Great atmosphere though

Patrick Vaillancourt

Chaotic and fun. Kids had a great time, the Laser Tag was where it's at. Exhausting but a blast [no pun]


Place is quite nice at times though their food quality dips due to how busy they are.

Shannon Hampton-Lewis

Great food and service by the waiter definitely will return. Try all the appetizers they are delicious.

Helen Bowerman

Korean beef tacos were great, blue margarita was great. Atmosphere was so much fun. The service, however, was slow and hard to find a waiter when you needed him. The wait for a table for 4 was long when there were a bunch of tables empty. The final straw for me was the middle aged sloppy drunk who kept accusing us of stealing her purse when she was too drunk to stand up straight. Having 3 uptown alley employees come over to ask us about her bag really soured the whole night.

M.S. Reegan

This is the best place to hang out with friends. There's always something to do here and it's very affordable. Staff is also friendly!

Charity Johnson

Such a fun spot with a variety of activities for the whole family

china dickson

We called the night before to make reservations for bowling and we were told they do not take reservations. Okay, fine. We called on our way there to see what the wait time was and we were told there was no wait. We arrived 10 minutes after our call and we were told for one lane it would be an hour to an hour and a half wait! We decided to go have a bite to eat while waiting. The entire Wait staff at the restaurant was friendly but slow with only one bartender. While eating we noticed lane after lane being left open. At one point there were 6 lanes open. There always seemed to be at least two lanes open. After an hour+ of waiting and no text for our lane we decided to go back and ask how long we have left. They told us our wait is still over an hour and we were still second to last on the list and haven’t moved!!! They then tried explaining to us that they can’t see when lanes are open because the lanes are behind them and they have Team Assiantants that do that..which apparently weren’t doing that. Some lady in a suit was running around on her phone the entire time and heard our complaint so they moved us up on the list.. We waiting another half hour while watching open lanes u til we finally got one after going up again to complain. The entire time we were bowling there were open lanes all around us with crowds standing around waiting! Awful service will not be back to bowl! Food was great though if your just going for food!

Eddie Gentile

It's was really fun and awesome. food is good. And it's really cool because you have everything there like arcades, bowling, Lazer tag, pool tables etc. It's also a very clean place.

Mark G Barton PLLC

Thursday all night happy hour is great.

Wulf God

Fun atmosphere, and bar tenders are very kind. Great place for drinks during happy hour. Sliders definitely hit the spot. Only complaint is they tan out of the homemade cheesecake

Luis Soliz

I was there last weekend and had a great time. I have to say, Ignacia was very helpful and professional. Be back soon...


I booked a company event here and it was utter chaos. Seemed like it was everyone's first day on the job, including the manager. They were a half hour behind schedule setting up for our event when we arrived, and told us they weren't sure they'd have enough food for us (they didn't), even though they'd had our head count days in advance. We'd made specific requests that were agreed upon before the event and they weren't fulfilled-- they hadn't even informed the servers about these requests, whom they'd designated specifically for our event. We were overcharged for multiple items and after 3 & a half weeks, I haven't been able to get a response about a bill adjustment, even after reaching out to their corporate office. Their business is a cool idea, but very poor execution & lack of professionalism. Update (one month after original review above was posted): Someone from the corporate office reached out to me shortly after I posted the review above. I was told I'd see a credit on my card for some overcharges, and that I would receive some complimentary gift cards to entice me back to the venue to give them another try. 4 weeks after receiving a response from corporate, they finally processed the credit, but never sent any gift cards. They desperately need a management overhaul from top to bottom.

Troy Dexter

Plenty of bowling lanes, several bars, a restaurant, and an over 21 area. Service at the lanes can be slow some times. Overall a fun experience. Tuesday is the night to go if you're looking for specials.

Moorecia Moore

We had fun here ! The servers could be a little more attentive but were friendly. Food was pretty good, games options are fun and the location was clean. I will definitely go back and recommend it to others (:

Shyanne Allen

Very cool. I grew up around here and it's nice to see something for teens and families to hang out at. I bowled while there and had a very positive experience. Service was great.

Ariel Realhouse

Very large bowling alley! Decent arcade. Food taste like cafeteria food but other than that, great atmosphere.

Ruben Cervantes

Fun for all, adults and children alike friendly staff (could of been a little more attentive) but friendly none the less as well as great happy hour deals. We went to celebrate a friend's Birthday at the last minute nothing grand but they were quite accomedating and I would recommend it to anyone who finds themselves in the area

collin mccormac

Everything was great until my family got sick from the "boom boom shrimp". We waited 20 minutes until an actual waiter arrived to our table who responded "sorry my manager did not tell me you were here". After my family got sick I approached the manager LOUIS who acted very apologetic. However right after he approached EVERY employee and was pointing at us and laughing with his staff. I will never come back to this place. I thought being born and raised in Manassas, this would be a change of pace for Manassas Mall. However, they have failed once again. This time under the supervision of Louis.

Dustin Phelan

Busy place with friendly staff. They have an arcade, pool, restaurant and obviously the alleys. We did have an issue with our lane but the guy that fixed it stayed with us for a few frames to make sure it was fixed, which I appreciate. The balls and shoes were in good shape, as were the lanes. This was a new experience for me, between hostess at the lane for drinks and the bumpers coming up on a per bowler basis, it was pretty neat.

Brandon Wilkes

The staff in here are very rude, it’s crazy how bad the attitude is in here. I get that your not suppose to eat outside food inside of here, so just tell me that. Instead they speak to you very rudely, the waitress told me if she sees it again she was going to throw it away in the trash and I was never rude to her, I kindly said okay and then someone from the kitchen came up and rudely said the same thing but the chef was gonna come and throw it in the trash if he saw. I’m just confused on what happened, what did I do? It’s just a subway sandwich and I put it up the first time she told me to. The uptown alley in Woodbridge is so much better, never coming here again, EVER!!!!!


Would give a zero if I could. Don't book a party there. Most of the staff could not care care less about the customers. Booked in advance and nothing was ready. Didn't get what was agreed on. Waiter was fine.

Arion Arne

Great band, fun dance atmosphere, just an overall fully packed 'Fun Zone'!

Kevin Takemoto

Great place to spend time with the family. Games and bowling with good variety of food selection. Enjoyed time with daughter and wife .

Ingrid Escobar

Ryan and Brittany are my go to bartenders! I have been enjoying this establishment for over two years now and it keeps getting better. The service is awesome and Ryan makes the best Moscow mules ever! I HIGHLY recommend coming here. Best place to eat, drink, bowl, and have fun.

Jeff Smith

Brooklyn was the best server ever. Very professional, and great service.

Connie Cartwright

I visited this establishment tonight and was told by the front register employee that I could finish my hourly bowling that I paid for and then visit the arcade. Once I got to the arcade I was told I couldn't buy a pass smh they need training to get everyone on one accord.

John Bosire

Great place to eat... especially if you are looking for great steak eat. Also, employees are detail oriented and take time to listen to their customers.


Fun for all ages, clean and well staffed

sydney veitengruber

It's fun and has some great prizes. Loved the food and the atmosphere.

Nadirah Rashada

My son loves this place. Good daily promotions. Great food.

Grace Albrecht Klooster

Food tastes really good but if you want timely and quality service, this is not the place. Waited 15min for drinks and waited at least 50min for food, appetizers at same time and not once did our waiter come and check on us!

Susan Stahl

Definitely was a great time with many options to entertain my kids, only reason it got 4 instead of 5 stars is because i'm pretty sure they over charged for every activity because just to bowl 2 games and play laser tag plus I think 20 tokens..... Over 150 on a weekday afternoon. A bit much in my opinion.

robert garner

Ryan, the bartender always remembers what I drink. Extremely cordial and has a smile no matter how busy it is.

Sharon Barrett

Great place for kids and good restuarant

Casidhe Starks

I really enjoyed going here and spending time at the arcades. They have a smaller ticket arcade, but with a nice variety to choose from. The bowling looked nice, but I didnt have time to play while i was there. Hopefully next time. The only reason this didnt get 5 stars is because my food experience here wasnt too great. Took way too long to bring up below average food. Dont go for the food, but the arcades and bowling are worth going for.

Eric Talbert

I come to uptown alley here with my friends every Monday for some nice bowling practice and the sole reason I choose this alley over others is their customer service. Lots of wonderful people Jen, Michell, Tyler, Tony just to name a few. Thank you all very much!

Matt Murray

Great staff! Food was outstanding. Overall, great place for family fun, entertainment, and food. We will be back.

E Santiago

Brianna Bishop was the best server we've ever had. We love have birthday parties at uptown alley. Going for dinner on a Thursday evening with great service makes us want to come back more often. The jalapeno egg burger is a definite must try!

Lori Jacobs

Went in to book a Sweet 16 birthday party for my daughter. No one greeted me upon our entry. When I approached the cashier's station and informed the two girls tending it of my intention, I was directed to the sales office where the manager was supposed to be located. No one was there. I returned to the cashier's station & was pretty much ignored by everyone in and around it. After waiting several minutes, I flagged down a server from the restaurant who was moving a rope pole to inform the manager they lost my business. She offered to get help but in my opinion, if they didn't want to address me when I arrived, how would they be be for my guests? Taking my business elsewhere.

Brian Young

Wow just an all around good place. Above average menu, good beer, and good times for all ages. Great for so many different occasions. I personally can’t bowl anymore so I actually never even realize I’m in a bowling alley. Spend my time at Red Embers grill.

Antonio Portillio

Great place. Clean fun.

Kira Sic

Been here a few time socially and for work functions. My experience has been positive every time. I really enjoy the 21 and over area, it is less crowded and they usually have great music, plus there is a dance floor so you don't have to bowl to be entertained. The food has been good each time, last time I got a mixed greens salad with chicken, artichoke hearts and a vinaigrette, it was so delicious. The only negative is the prices, everything is extremely expensive, in my opinion. So if you are looking for an inexpensive date or family outing this is not the place for you because it is $34 an hour just for bowling, not including shoes, etc.

Bobby Bandelow

Bowling alley was all booked but laser tag and arcades can make the time go by. Highly recommended

Tina Martinez

Was fun I enjoyed playing the games. I am a big kid at heart. I was in my element.

Chuck Robinson

No idea whatsoever what kind of business this is, where it's at or when I was supposed to have been (even) near it. Maybe an address or pi tire would help....STARS????

Krystal Campbell

Service at the dining area was horrible on Sunday. We waited 15 minutes to someone to take our drink order. We had to walk up to a server to take our table. No one came to greet us. The only reason that kept me from walking out was that fact that I was so hungry.

Angela Jackson

Fun atmosphere! Be prepared to spend money. Its pricey!

Rielly Popoff

We always love to bowl and have fun here! But what keeps us coming back is Ryan, the bartender. He obviously makes great drinks & does everything in a timely manner, even when it gets crowded he stays organized and friendly! He is a great worker and a great asset for uptown!

Jeff Wilson

This was my first and last visit to this terrible place. A group of 5 of us came over after some races at Autobahn Speedway and asked for a table. We were told it would be 10-15 minutes for a table, despite what looked like lots of empty tables. We asked if it was OK to sit at one of the bar tables while we waited, and were told it was fine. 20 plus minutes later, we asked again about our table and were told that the hostess saw us at the bar and took our name off the list. She then said she would get us in as soon as possible. We watched as multiple other tables got sat while we kept waiting. Finally realizing a table wasn't happening, we flagged down a manager and asked if we could have a server for our bar table. The person in our party who talked to the manager said his breath definitely smelled of alcohol, which was another great sign. In the only expedient move of the evening, a server came over over quickly and took our food and drink orders. 15-20 minutes later nothing had been served to us, including a water ordered by one of our party. Finally he got a water from the bar, and I continued to wait to see if my beer would come out. One of our party finally approached a different manager to let them know that my beer hadn't arrived, and no food had happened. A couple minutes later my beer arrived, and honestly tasted terrible. Another 10 minutes passed with no sign of food or our server, so we flagged down the manager again and told him if our food hadn't started, just forget it and we were out. He disappeared for several minutes and then finally returned to tell us that it hadn't started, so we told him to cancel it and left. All in all this place failed at every opportunity it had. We couldn't get a table, the music was loud and overbearing, our waitress was never seen again after placing an order, and multiple managers couldn't get our problems fixed. One of the managers even brushed off the person in our party who tried to talk to them about our issues. Even more aggravating was that at no time did any manager ever apologize for all the problems happening to us. I'm usually one to overlook some stuff and give second tries to places, but I will never again set foot in this place.


This place is awesome! Great food....great fun!

Earl Frantz

Non-helpful staff, no-one was even at the counter when i got inside, yet employees were standing around talking to each other. To expensive to play pool or bowl, not worth $6/half hour to shoot there. Never going back to this place.


Overrated and poor service. You would think it’s the new upscale place to be, but with poor service, stale/old food, and a crowd of 8 year olds sharing your seating area, it’s a failed attempt at upscale. The chips we got were so stale you could bend them even when they replaced them and they brought me the wrong drink. Who knows how long the rest of their foods been sitting out. They had live music...great....except they smashed at the drums at the same time they had other different music playing on the speakers.....ummmm headache much????? The service can be a hit or miss. Sometimes we had kick butt waitresses and others, like today, the waitress seems like she’s never spoken to a person a day in her life. We’ve been here several times and honestly it’s the same story every time except for when they first opened and treated it like a place for we have to share our food table with a bunch of kids...

Emily Philips

Not a fan of the food served here but they have a great clean bowling alley. We always play a few games. Service is also great and price is reasonable.

Stephine Klaas

Ryan Diaz makes the best mixed drinks and the best White gummies! Plus he really knows how to pour a fire ball shot!

Kimmi Olson

The first time I came here it was so much fun. We came an hour before closing and the staff was nice enough to make us chips and salsa when the kitchen was closed and I had a lot of fun.... however, the second time was kind of a bust

Jake Burns

Had a company Christmas party here like 3 years in a row now and they've always taken such great care of everyone! Great food and drinks! Awesome service! Had a lot of fun! We'll be back!

Antoinette Perry

Always a good meal at Red Embers!

Barbara Pruitt-Pullman

Nice, busy 1st pizza not to good, otherwise great place

Steve M

Takes forever to check out with tickets and understaffed!!!

Katherine Barnhill

Good food, good atmosphere

Katrina Taylor

Great place for a child's birthday. Lots to do and see.


Great family fun spot! Laser tag, video games, bowling, the only negative was the wait service while bowling. They may have been understaffed. We had to constantly chase someome.down to get drinks or food.

Shawn Thompson

Susan! You are great! This place is great. Good atmosphere. Family and work friendly environment. We come here for team bonding and will forever come here !


Great service, Great food, nice staff, clean bowling alley was packed, Monday is league night? Would go back again

free way

George and michelle are thee best! Thee Greatest service and so nice. I love coming to this place!

Austin Burk

Semi friendly service, took over an hr and half to get our food after ordering it.

Juan Sanchez

Great environment for family fun. I had a blast with my family. They also have a sports bar area. Plus if you feel like doing some shopping, its connected to the mall.

Savanah Johnson

Went with a friend a few days ago. Had a blast. The people there are super friendly. Food is great and prices for bowling aren't bad at all the extra $1 compared to Bowl America is worth it by far. The atmosphere is better, food is better, you can have drinks while bowling, pool table, mini arcade that's not all children's games. You could just go for drinks or food too.

Jake G

Had a great time, was automatically updated to the VIP bowling lanes and the service was awesome!

Kyle Sandoval

The food is over priced and the arcade is small but it's a fun place with bowling and lots of TVs with the latest sports games on. There's not many things to do in surprise, AZ so this is a good change of pace.

noah guymon

First time going there and my wife and I weren't disappointed. A lot of fun for any age

Alexis Kerr

Great place and prices! You can bowl, play arcade games, and play laser tag. When bowling you can have food brought to you.

Cris Ibanez

Beaitiful place,I love it

Melissa Stewart

My family had a fantastic time at Uptown Alley, we went bowling and indulged on a few mix drinks and pizza while we played. Afterward we played for a bit in the arcade and finally did the laser tag! My kids had a blast, the two story set up in the laser tag was awesome and you really burn calories. The next day my husband realized he lost his wallet with 500.00 cash in it. Needless to say we were a mess trying to find it. Uptown Alley even let my husband go into the building before it was open to search for it, the morning manage helped him look everywhere. But they didn’t find it. Because it turns out that night while locking up Kim the staff member who helped us in laser tag saw my husbands wallet and immediately turned into the night manager. When the night manager came in later that day he called my husband and gave it to him, nothing was missing. We are absolutely impressed with the personable staff they employ, Kim you are truly an angel and we can’t thank you enough! Also a big thank you to both the managers for really going above and beyond to help us and staff that took the time to help look.

Christopher Smith

Great food, wonderful people, vibrant atmosphere and can't go wrong with shooting some pool and having few drinks. I would certainly return, If your looking for a good location then I would highly recommend this place.

Jeremy Ray

Great atmosphere, very slow service, food average. We took the kids on a holiday, plenty of lanes were open. The waiter service was very slow and he disappeared for long stretches. Lemonade was watery and beer was flat. The bowling itself was fun. Food tastes fine but is overpriced.

Michael Joseph

Nice place to bowl and do other things with family and friends. Price was a bit more than I'd like to pay, but it was a great environment. Having the servers actually come to the lanes was great. Ball selection was somewhat limited. Lane spacing was tight - many times we bumped into each other and the people on the next lane. The main drawback is they won't put the bumpers up unless you are 8 or younger. This prevented us from playing golf (lowest score wins with the bumpers up).


Its nice and good for the family. They have go carting and bowling.

Sherryl Whitten-Jacobs

First time at this establishment. Had a meal with family visiting from out of town. Everyone enjoyed the atmosphere and the waitress was very polite and professional. The wings, jumbo shrimp and salads were a hit.

Carlos Lazo

Steve my bartender was great! Made sure me and my friend were taken care of! Will go again to go see him!

Erica Milsap

Uptown alley is a great place to hang out with friends and family. The bartender Ryan is AMAZING!! He is one of the reasons we keep going back :)

Mike Parker

Good bowling and game fun center with plenty of space and reasonable prices. The 21+ private area is a nice place to have a beer and bowl and the restaurant/bar area is pleasurable. They have two pool tables that are in excellent keep with balls rented from the bar instead of being coin operated, which is great. There is a game area and laser tag as well, so the whole family should be able to have a great time and not break the bank.

Maria del Barrio

My daughter was invited for a bday party @UptownAlley and it was our first time there. Place is huge! She loved bowling and the laser tag. The arcade has great games. Overall I think it's a very cool place, with a lot of options for all ages, we will be back for sure!

Orlanzo Edwards

George and Michelle very good at what they do great service will rtn because of them!

Timothy Worster

Would have gave 5 stars but waited forever for service when on the lanes. Even used the call for service button and it didnt work. Other than that great fun.

shelley wells

Was at uptown ally.. And Ryan made the experience a great one!! Will definitely be back.

Darby Jameson

Everyone had a great time!

Darlene B

I had a great experience for my first time attending. They were polite in the gaming side. But when we went to eat there's no side to let you know you can sit yourself or wait. It's really noisy so it was really hard to hear the waiter because it's right across from the bowling area with music playing. The food was good and hot. However, I noticed that all the employees were light skin of different ethnicities. That was a bit uncomfortable since no seem to acknowledge me in the dining area. I had to go out of my way to get any help even though I was seen and not greeted at all on the dining side only. The waiter took a while to return to bring me anything.

Anthony Giacchina

Service is terrible Can i give it a half of a star and thats to much


Great place to have a party or a driver appreciation event.

V Webb

Very nice atmospher, every time I visit I have a good time. Happy hour prices are great and the food proportions are reasonable. Arcade games, bowling, entertainment, fundraisers, paint nite... check out the website for their schedule. Its also very kid friendly. The kids menu is also very reasonable.

Jose Toledo

Had a great time with my family. all of that bowling was awesome real nice customer service. Food and drinks were delicious. I'm planning on going back to play laser tag looks awesome

William Gibbs

Food was priced good for happy hour.

Al Joye

While the food was okay, the service was the worst. The manager apologized and said she was very short on help. While I can appreciate her situation, it made for less than an enjoyable time for us.

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