Reviews of Spare Time Groton (Bowling Alley)

27 Kings Hwy, Groton, CT 06340, United States

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REVIEWS OF Spare Time Groton IN Connecticut

Anna Cristofaro

Light, bright, clean, and family friendly. Staff is always very helpful. Great place to have a fun time.

Alexander Shaw

Love coming here for the 8:30 special but the chefs are all untrained. If you order past 8:30 they will intentionally mess up your order to spite you. Skip the food, just go bowling and save yourself the trouble of dealing with a bunch of immaturity. I had left 5 stars before but after a few times of this happening I'll wait for this place to earn that rating again.

Christine Scotti

To sign up online, you can receive two free games a day. The kids had a great time, it was clean and the staff was friendly. I recommend as a great morning or afternoon activity. Adults can join in the fun as well! Everything is automated so you can take down and put bumpers back up.

Juli Johnson

Great bowling alley, have bar restaurant on site, night bowling, parties, etc. Nice people managing the place.

Edwin Adorno


Beth Jones

Friendly staff. Glad there's still a "privately owned" place around

Morgan Steendam

Good prices and good food

Mayra Chevez

Good time

Nathaniel Austin Mathley

Fun staff and good atmosphere.

jo molo

Went to a birthday party. The staff was helpful and quite attentive to the needs of the parents throwing the party. The kids had fun in both bumper and regular lanes. Fun, flashy disco lights.

Michael Pearson

Great spot. Easy access to 95. Never a wait and food was actually really good. Would absolutely come back.

Victor Santiago Jr.

You wanna have a good time with the friend or 2 or 3 or 4 I recommend you go here it's good times, if you got a little bit of money you'll have a great time here

Nakia Williams

I like the fact that the staff interacts with the customers... and the contest for free things and raffle they had

rayetta land

Friendly employees and family friendly

Jay Torres

Fun little place

James Mckeon

Great bowling. Fairly decent pizza. Went for a bday party and the employee taking care of us was pretty cool

gordon sherman

Good time, nice staff.

Jared Keller

Nice bowling alley, friendly staff.

Eric Deroche

Lots of fun, price is right, not many places left like this

Gregory Gannotti

Good prices, good quality, clean place, nice size bowling alley, good family fun.

Adam McEwen

Great family fun

Joshua Welsh

Great prices nice and easy

Matt Kane

Good service and great food.

Johnitrea Williams


James Monahan

Lots of fun and great prices

Gogilavanan R

Good place to spend time with friends. Outside food is not allowed and food can't be arranged if booked in one week advance


It was fun

shane joyce

Staff very helpfull

Marvin B

Great staff,Quality food, Great Atomsphere.

Jeannie cisneros

Very tight space,uncomfortable seating,food was mediocre,the arcade area is very small with limited game options mostly filled with claw machines that eat all of your tokens and outdated bowler console.The only good part about the place was the staff.They were so helpful,cheerful and kind. Went once for a party but definitely won't return.

Magnus Smith

Lanes were functioning perfectly bathrooms and sitting areas were all very clean employees were helpful and polite

Christopher J

Great place to bowl and have fun. The DJ, Billy Mac is the greatest!

Jai Coen

Showed up around ten and there was a line going out the door, heard it was a cool night location, very discouraging want to go again but not if it's like that

Natasha Shea

Fun as always, music can be to loud at night to enjoy conversation while bowling.

Kelly DiCarlo

This is a decent bowling all, sometimes it smells a little smoky, but the staff is friendly and prices reasonable.

Lori Polkey

Had so much fun! And no complaints. Great place to meet with family members of most ages to laugh, bowl, and have a place to meet up together. Also saw an arcade and lounge with pool table, but we weren't using those. I recommend this place to those who haven't thought of it.

Amy Graves

Very clean, but lanes were very slick.

Dylan Lawrence

Great Family place for all ages. Nice Clean, bumper bowling with ramps for the kids. My kids as young as 4 had great fun. Weekly sales and league discounts make bowling affordable. Currently they have a kids bowl free promotion, to make it even more affordable.

James Bond

Love the bowling but it seems like the a.c. doesn't work on the whole left side of bowling ally when you come in from parking lot. Very warm

Petricia Weaver

Awesome place to make family memories!

James Stolaronek

We did the bowling after dark. Which is on Saturday nights from 10:30pm to 1am. It's 17 dollars all you can bowl. They have a DJ, play some games, and, did one raffle using the numbers on your wristband. It was an inexpensive good time everyone enjoyed themselves. The only real issue was the service at the grill. The staff was not friendly and unprofessional and did not let use know when our order was up and it sat for awhile. Just not a good look. I definitely would skip the food next time. The bar and bowling though they get two thumbs up.


Nice bowling alley, lanes and tables are very close but not anything abnormal. Service is all really great, the bars prices are decent. It was hard finding any balls under 14lbs. All in all a nice experience.

Nathan Lapointe

This place growing up in the area was memorable from birthday parties to the occasional family day or the place to go on a date freshman year of high school. Over the years very little has changed. The equipment is old the bumpers are still manual the control panels on the floor half of those are busted on the little display piece. Never mind that i took my nephews out for a few games a few weeks ago to share in what i used to love and i spent half a furtune on 4 games. And dont even get me started on the food... lets just say my nephews are 10 and 7 they could eat pizza for every meal of the day, even they wouldnt, they just picked at the fries instead.

Michael Duntz

Food was pretty bad. They should build a new one. The one in Vernon is amazing...

Jenn Gervais

This bowling alley is the absolute best. Billy Mac is so awesome. He does alot of fun games. He did one tonight in honor of my birthday. He is such a great person. He deserves a raise!!!!!! BILLY MAC YOU ROCK!!!!!

Whitney Pope

Could use a little updating but a great place to have fun with the family or a few drinks with friends

Dylan Roach

Cheap bowling, good food and drinks, and friendly staff; can't go wrong with that

Lelani Armijo

Good place to take the family bowling. The place can use a good remodel, in comparison witj the Spare time in Windsor Locks. Their kids bowl free coupons are not valid here unless you open up another account and sign up for the Groton ST. Food is good.

david kuhn

Bowling is lit man

Robert Baker

Enjoy the bowling and the people that work there . Good burgers good Fry's great tenders

Rachel Gay

Fun place. Check for leagues before going.

sal bey

Great time with family while visiting Son in Navy.

John Terrill

It wasn't bad but it wasn't good. they don't tell you how much it is per game till after, when you get the bill, and the machines are very old and confusing to operate.

Manon Cyr

Great place for kids birthday parties

Ronald Gideon

Name changed - Groton Bowling Center and Entertainment

Haley Smith

Awesome Womans League!!

Molly Ziegler

Very fun place. Bring the kids for a great time.

Hakeem Ajibose

Awesome place for bowling.

Laura Edwards

People are super friendly and helpful


Good place to relax and bowl a little.

Taj Pharham

My coins got stuck in the machine and they switched me out

Billy Mac

Fun.. lots of great people who work the specials. Love the weekend with the galactic.

Anjin Luzuriaga

Great family fun during a rainy day!

Mike English

I went in with four kids and they didn't throw me out. As a single mom I found that surprising.

Mercedes W

Fun. Games are reasonably priced. Menus had no pricing.

Tyler l

Great place to bring the family cheap and fun

Edith bajomo

It was fun and friendly

Jennilou Davis

Handicap accessible. Clean. Nice lanes. Ladies leagues...great groups.

Erik Cleez

Fun place to bowl!

Magnus Ekeh


Lance Carmack

Great little alley with multiple lanes on either side of the complex.

Lee Mccann

We had a party there, and our party host didn't do anything other than ask if we needed napkins and plates. She did not interact with the kids, didn't help or tell us how to put names in the computer. Then at the end we were over charged. We had a lane set for adults, but ended up putting kids on the lane (kids that were alreadd y paod for) because we didn't want the lanes over crowded, so we told the lady, but we still were double charged for those kids. They need to get people, or have more experienced people there when having parties.

Reina Ortiz Bey

Had a awesome time. Full bar and great staff. Family atmosphere. Great snack and food options for while playing. Music was up beat. Drinks were on point and not overly priced. We created a wonderful memory in this place thank you...

suzanne fernsten79

The Summer Kids and parents bowl free has been great this summer.

Bruce Gerfin

Been there for many years, under various names. Upgrades include: single level floor to lanes, upgraded machines, arcade games. Food service closes at odd times, sometimes inconvenient. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable, good array of house balls (weights/finger sizes) and shoes.

Fosod Wasson

The adults and the grand kids had a great time. Wish there was a Spare Time near Rockville MD. The corporate website doesn't list the Groton CN location, so call them directly for any info.

Drew Lyon

Nice place to bowl!

Andrew Heist

Good service, full bar, karaoke and other options besides bowling

Ken Houtman

Family time

Daniel Miljenovic

Stay away! Absolutely the worst bowling experience I've had. I went in to book my party and was told it would be $85 which would include unlimited pizza, soda, and bowling for a "reasonable" amount of people and then they confirmed 15 people would be okay. When I asked them for all that in writing they said they couldn't do it. Now I know why, when my party was finished they charged me $248 saying that it was $85 per lane. When I booked the party I had to speak with 3 diffeeent employees who had no clue what they were talking about. If you ever do business here get EVERYTHING in writing!

Ryan Adams

Always a good time for the kids. Clean facility with helpful staff. Food service has good selection and food was tasty and fresh. Lanes are in good shape and lighting and atmosphere is updated and pleasant. Bowling balls available for use are not in the best shape, which is to be expected, however if you're having kids bowl be sure to look for decent lightweight balls that aren't too cracked or chipped. The arcade needs some help. I try to avoid arcade games but the kids get sucked in every time so we save it for after bowling. Some games are not in the best shape. It never fails that a game will eat a token or two. Staff is happy enough to assist and gave us extra tokens when that happened.

Nathan Drake

In my opinion, the price to bowl was a little too high for this ally. For 4 people to play 3 games and rent shoes before 10, it was $78 + tax. If the ally was modern and the place was packed I could understand but for the amount of open lanes, I would be much more likely to return if the price was lower. The food was delicious and prices weren't too bad. Wings, pizza, fried pickles, and curly fries were about $40. It was a fun time for the family.

William Wonka

I like bowling with friends

Chris Casper

We just drove up from Philadelphia and came in very late. They accommodated us and we're very friendly. And made a very nice drink

Keith McDonald

Not as good as it used to be, but with the few staff members they managed to handle the rush well but in an understandable amount of time


Had a blast with friends, good prices and the concession stand food was good.

Isaac Gutierrez

Always have a great time there,employee's are always helpful and very polite!!! Great atmosphere all in all!!!

pretty girl 101

Great time I recommend it I would go there again

suecrandall 122578Sc

We had alot a fun.

Gene Conley

Cold beer!

Truthful 247

Nice place to go bowling


Friendly, good food. Bowling was a little price with 4 people. But we enjoyed our day.

Pratik Ubba

Nice bowling place with a bar that does karaoke.

Michael Chapman

Finally a great place to bowl. Clean, friendly, and reasonable food prices.

Diana Smith

Fun place, good times! Birthday celebration (which was quite expensive) but it was nice. Not too crowded. Family fun.

Loretta Kane

Good place to bowl. Friendly staff!

Matt Byington

Had my son's birthday party here it was awesome and not expensive

Simply Splendid Ideas

Spare Time was great and extremely affordable. If you're looking for a fun afternoon with the family, then check out Spare Time.


Great family fun. Friendly staff. Bowling alley offers bowling shoe rentals for $2. They also have gutter blockers for kids and a bowling ball guiders for toddlers so they can place the bowling ball on top and let it slide down with some speed for those who can yet roll the ball. They have black lights, glow lights, strobe lights and disco ball for fun nights. They have music and music videos to watch on tv next to score screen. They have small arcade. They have food like pizza, chicken tenders and salads. Definitely recommend going to some family fun.


Clean, Friendly Staff, Well-Maintained Lanes and Equipment. I Recommend.

Amy Bartlett

I had my childs 5th birthday party at this location today and had a horrible experience from start to finish. We walk in to find out that we have only one ball and it was 10 pounds! Mind you they knew in advance the party was for a 5 year old! There wasnt even one of those things the kids can out the ball on and push it off so they dont have to try to throw the ball. The party attendant had no personality. She did not pay attention when we needed drink refills, she didnt get in there and help the kids bowl, she didnt even smile once. She never brought over forks for the cake until we were already cutting it and we asked for them. They are suppose to put a bowling pin at every table for all the guests at the party to sign and she never brought that over. That should have already been on the table when we got there! I ended up having to go ask for the pin at the front desk and after i asked for it the party attendant walked out from the back room. She barely tended to the party. She kept walking away and wouldn’t come back for a while. She gave me the bill a half hour before the party was over and then started taking all the cups away (which we were still using because i had just asked her to refill the pitchers for us). I live in Norwich and only chose to have my daughters party at this location because we were guests at a birthday party there once and it was a great experience! I will not ever recommend this place to anyone. Whether the party attendant was having a bad day or what not she could have talked to her boss and asked to do another job today. She literally sucked the life out of everyone at the party! Not happy with this place!

John Papaioannou

Very friendly and nice place to go

Mehgan Sims

Nice clean place for a family to go. Slightly understaffed so had to wait at the snack bar, but food was surprisingly good for a snackbar.

Damien Leclaire

It wasnt crowded

Ashley Gardner

The prices are good and they always have deals on certain days.

cheryl novak

Had a great time. Place was clean and staff very nice and helpful.

m s

It was fun. Karaoke was entertaining to listen too. However, we were playing pool in the bar, ordered a round of drinks, the bartender came around and cleared our table and told me our drinks were empty. I just set my second drink on the table. I went to the bar to close the tab and she offered me another round. Watch your drinks, it's how they make their money.

Lisbeth Ureña

So fun, great place to take the family and friends!!

Troy Mandigo

Big time disappointment compared to spare time in Bristol ct. Should not have the same name.

Sarah Calvo

Nice spacious place! Great for kids and friendly staff! We really enjoyed our visit!

Max E

Great bowling alley with a fairly well stocked bar and good food.

John George

Its not a bad place, fun. Decent price. Only thing keeping from 5 stars is warped lanes. Understand it is a older place. Other than that. Nice joint

Ashley Crawford

It was nice but i really didn't have a good time and the food cost way to much it wasn't even all that good. Back in the day i loved this place but it has changed alot. I don't plan on going back there

Paul Smith

Great bowling and good food. Good for birthday events.

Jenn L Trayner

Fair prices, friendly staff, clean

Nikolus Rocha

Love this place! The kids always have a good time! Would recommend for all ages.

Geoff Barrie

Better lanes then any other place I've been to to bowl. With my hands so bad it was perfecy

Tara T

Had a blast with My Hubby and Brother in law!! Great customer service!!

Mary Anderson

If I could give no stars I would this place is for family friends and good times but so far every time I go they play music and even videos with sex drugs and all . I thought this was a family place . Don’t think so I would and will never bring my child here . Worst place ever.

Dave Field

Food was pretty good. Bar looks really nice but no one was in it.

Adelina Rondeau

Nice staff & clean place.


Overall a good place to go bowling. Nice lanes, nice bowling balls, friendly staff, clean and reasonably priced.

Keith Thomassen

Lots of fun no wait

Paul Greason

Spare time is a fun place for people of all ages to stop in and have some good old fashion fun. They offer great deals on bowling. The staff here is amazing any issues I had they were there quickly and efficiently to resolve it. The bar is a cool place to check out due to all the sports memorabilia they have hanging on the walls. The bartenders are awesome! They know how to make awesome drinks. The snack bar has some great food. From the pizza to the fries to the salads it's all great food. I definitely will be going back there again

Frankie Perez

Fun, love the lights and music..staff are very polite...

Karolyn Gonzalez

They have an area with glow in the dark bowling! It was awesome!

Laurie beale

We were told by a previous employee that Groton would match the discount prices that the Norwich bowling alley always offers the t.b.i. companies..After checking out..We found out this was no longer true..And they charged us each 2$ more each than we were told and previously paid..So..We will go to Norwich now

Wendy High

Love this place. The only thing they could change would be for the restraint to open earlier on the weekends

Mark Lapointe

Awesome place! They keep making it better. Book your holiday party there it's a blast!

Ryan Mack

Nice sized place. Really popular. Dedicated staff.

Isaac Brody

Standard bowling alley. If your looking for bowling this place will do fine.

Sarah P

Nice place

Ben Shamburger

Fast service. Good drink selection

Aaron Calvo

Nice place. Friendly staff, we went for the bowling and had a great time

Amanda Dyer

The bowling alley itself was clean and we'll put together but I was very unimpressed by the bartender in the bar room. He was rude, showed no personality or customer service skills whatsoever. It seemed like a big inconvenience anyone had walked in

Nata Torres

Nice place for the kids. Food is good

kimberli quinn

Great place to have family fun!!

Nishant Sahoo

This is no High Rollers bowling, and the staff (especially food and drink) can be VERY slow at times, but you can't beat the prices. I frequent this place for the $9 unlimited weeknights, or the $13 galaxy bowling on weekends. Either way it's a good deal for a relaxing night with friends.


Clean and affordable, great time

John Regan

Terrible experience. Talk about over promising and under delivering. Was told that the wait for a lane would be 5 minutes; it ended up being 25 minutes. Then we were put on a lane with a guy next to us with his 4 kids, ranging in age from 1-10 years old. 2 of the kids took off their shoes and were bowling barefoot, and all of them were stepping into other peoples lanes. Dad couldn’t have cared less. However, for the other paying patrons, our experience was soured by the fact that l, even when I brought this up with the attendant at the desk, nothing was done about it. Rather than doing anything about it, I was told, “maybe if you come back on a Sunday morning when there are less people here, you’ll have a better time.” I’m sorry, but if you don’t care about your paying customers having a positive experience, maybe you could at least be concerned with safety and Heath concerns like bare feet and children dropping bowling balls all over the place. Not going back.

Christine Napiany

This is a great bowling center. They have many leagues to join for all ages and talents. Open bowling is fun with music and automatic electronic scoring. They also have "galactic bowling" which is Friday and Saturday nights until 1am and is fun for teens and young adults. There is an arcade, restaurant, and full bar in this venue also.

Mariah Dugan

Good for parties or just a fun time, good place to drink and bowl also

Robert Knapp

Good local bowling alley

Justin Marquis

A great time for the kids and adults alike. A great priced afternoon treat

Josh Miller

Great Experience! Went for a Bday party, and drinks. Staff was courteous, machines worked great, prices are good. Will absolutely go back!

Andrew Tillinghast

Did a birthday party for my daughter and they did a great job

Holger Ericsson

Chicken Fingers are good

Emilie Diakhate

Great time with your family.

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