Reviews of Bowl Haven Lanes (Bowling Alley)

3003 Washington Ave, Alton, IL 62002, United States

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At the present the business receives a score of 4.4 stars out of 5 and this score has been calculated on 281 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Bowl Haven Lanes IN Illinois

Magen Cochran

Best bowling alley ever! Awesome bar and food, very clean, and very friendly staff!

Veronica Ward-Mullen

Leah Ernst

Love this place!

Charlenea Zimmerman

Good was great. Good service. Went there for dinner not to bowl

MissKay Kelly

Julie Mouser

Good food, friendly staff, fun evening out with the family.

Danielle McCrady

Femi 'bola


Charlene McShan

Kyle Parmley

Angela Hall-Anderson

Anna Enriquez

Chad Sibley

Great fun

Ethan Heaviside

It's a great bowling, with an amazing pro shop that is well maintained.

Jerry Dwiggins

Excellent facility.

Kyle Minner

Join the wed night bowling league! A great time with even better people


Shannon Knight

Love their free bowling program for kids in summer. Older bowling alley but very well kept. Staff friendly

Alex Butler

Awesome Burgers with a great selection of craft beer!

Donald Crumley

My daughter is 6 and loves the Arcade room better than bowling lol (Its the closest thing to an Arcade in Alton ) !

Kenneth Turner

Tim Westbrook

Great place

Kelly Johnson

Christina Wooff

I went to Spectators Bar & Grill to eat. (The bowling lanes are great). The food is good there. I had forgotten that they do charge for each refill on drinks.

Donna Baze

Went to watch my grandchildren bowl. Food was ok but high priced.

Delwys Glokpor

Good place to hang out with family

Gloria Vaughn

Family friendly

Nonette Madison

The PRO SHOP was really great! Very efficient!

Cynthia Howard

Danielle Singleton

Dale West


Stacy Purcell

We bowl here on a league, it is family friendly. Food is a little expensive but they do have a gaming area for kids and a gaming area for adults only. This is good for a night out with friends.


Need to fix or replace Popcorn machine other was a great experience

Jeannie Wyatt

Was very friendly enjoyable time out. Hoped they didn't have wooded lanes but seen to be in good condition. Just moved into the area looking forward to having some fun, meeting new people, joining a league this fall.

Bill Schultz

Simply the finest bowling establishment in the area.

Justin Hatcher

Very clean and updated atmosphere! Great food also.

Kevin Mette

Great family entertainment

Lynn Agnew

Great fun for the family

kay s kay

Need a bigger more variety arcade area

Crystal Cox

Took my kids there to practice.. great prices and great food

Francis Coppage Jr

Great Leagues.

Angie Spinger

Jaylen Wheeler

I love it

Teresa Taylor

Awesome place. Kitchen staff & counter staff so helpful with our event

Candy Spraggs

Very clean great service do alot of birthday partys here

robert flye

Good bowling good food nice bar

Henry Jarrett

Great place

Tasha B

Good salads

jack heaviside

Best bowling alley in the region. Fantastic and knowledgeable staff

Debbie Ingles

We had our employee Christmas party there today it was really nice

Kelly Klein

harley rider66

Good fun and cold beer

Kerry Maceranka

Fun place with a nice lounge and good food, like the St. Louis Style pizza and homemade ranch salad dressing.

Datyana Ware

Kim Robinson

Family attractions

Riley Y.

Lots of fun

Christina Lavigne

I feel like I live here. Good fun

Tammy Wheat

Fabulous service

John Blackmore

Great food Good times

Beth Duty

Claimed it was open on the website, but when we arrived it was closed.

Samuel S Stovall Jr.

GOOD people

Roger Altmeyer

Gregory Carroll

Fun fun and have deals for kids to bowl free not to impressed with the food

Aaron Ryals

The guy at the counter was awesome. Super nice guy and real helpful.

Julie Hogue

Nice place to visit

Marcus Brown

Mark Stewart

Great place to bowl.

Stacey Kendrick

It's a place you can enjoy and a good family entertainment spot.

Crystal Carpenter

Striking Out is ok here...that's the goal!!!

Dachelle Carter

OMG this place is great

Jenn Gee

Nice bowling alley. Reasonably priced. Good drink specials.


Its a fun bowling alley with good pizza.

Kim Lawrence

Love Bowl Haven and the Spectator Bar!!!! Great great great food. The employees are so wonderful!!!

Chris White

Great food and friendly service most of the time. Bartender was nice and made the drinks very well.

Nichole SanMiguel

Melanie Crowder

Very popular. The game room was a bit limited for the kids but overall good experience.

Kaitlyn Cathorall

bowl haven is an awesome place I love it there the food is great the workers are very friendly and starlight is awesome on Saturday night. I would highly recommend going there if you want to bowl.

Danny Bricker

Nate JST

A little dated but nice place

natasha anders

It was very nice.

Livy Dixon

If you want to go bowling go here

David Williams

Sally McClaine

So friendly! A very fun place!

Crystal Cleveland

Great fun. Nice people

John Harbaugh

Good atmosphere

michael richardson

Sandy Stolze

People are great. The pro shop altho small, is fantastic! Things are ordered and recieved pretty fast. Haven't ordered food in a while, but others say it is really good.

Sandra Lamparter

Arcade was the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Glenn Pruett

Great management and staff

Manuel Espinoza

Place is a great place for your family or just a date. Food is amazing (especially the wraps). Into craft beers? They have a surprising good selection too. Also, for the gambling adults, they have video gaming slots. All around, well rounded, great place.

Yushira Herrod

Yesterday my boyfriend, little sister, and I wanted to go bowling. I've been to bowl haven plenty of times and always had a great experience. When we arrived I walked up to the front desk. There was a older, thick, man with white hair and facial hair at the desk. I think he may have had glasses but can't 100% remember if he did or not. He was on the phone so I patiently waited. He noticed me but kept talking on the phone. I didn't think anything of it of course. Once he got off the phone he continued to act busy so I continued to wait. He then looks at me with a blank stare. I was confused as to why he was looking at me that way so I didnt saying anything, seeing as he should obviously be the one to use the customer service skills to welcome me to the bowling alley and to see what I wanted. After looking at me crazy for a good minute, he finally says "what do you need" by that time I am annoyed because he seems kind of rude. I tell him I want a lane and some shoes for the 3 of us. He tells me they have been busy all day with a league and that I would have to wait, and that we would only get an hour to play. I told him that is fine. He took my name and I took a seat. I decided to look at other bowling ally's in there area, mainly because of how rude this guy came off to me. I found one, so I walked up to the counter to inform the man that we decided to just go to a different bowling ally. There was a family in front of me asking to get a lane and shoes as well. The man at the front desk told them the same thing he told me except he didn't make them wait for a lane or shoes. he gave them their lane and shoes right away, and told them they only have an hour to play. I hate to make this about race because I personally don't see someone as the color of their skin, however because I am black, I have had to deal with it. My boyfriend is white and my baby sister is very light skinned. The family that asked for the lane after me was a white family. The color of my skin is my only thought to why we were treated so rudely and had to wait while the family after us did not. I Understand bowl haven had been busy, but that man did not treat the family that asked for the exact same thing as I did, as poorly as he treated me and my family. For that reason, I will be telling my friends and family exactly how he treated us that day. We ended us going to the bowling ally in bethalto, and all the employees there were very nice and respectful. I am very nice and respectful, and to go to an establishment and not get the same treatment that I give, really upset me. I'd understand if we were acting a fool and being disrespectful but we weren't. I even had enough respect to inform him that we were leaving so that he wouldn't have to waste his time letting us know he was ready to give us a lane. Because of this, I do not see myself going to bowl haven ever again, and it sucks because I have always like this place and it is in town. But I'd rather waste the gas then to be treated poorly. I don't know if he was having a bad day because of how busy they were or what. But I think it is sad that I am still trying to understand why we were treated different

Samuel Ormiston

This place is awesome, the pro shop is supreme, the food is enjoyable, the bowling is to look forward to, what's there not to like.

James Dorrington

Great place to stop by and grab a drink with friends or family.

Michael's Fink

Great time good food!!!

Wendy Lookingland

Bowl Haven was a great experience. Staff was friendly and helpful. I know there was previous review regarding the prices being high, but as a business owner I know that they are probably fair when you take into consideration what the cost to run the business per day most likely is. I will definitely recommend the place to others and anytime I am visiting my family again I will return to do more bowling.


I was here like 5 years ago with my friends and one of them won the 1000 ticket prize from the bass wheel thing after we bowled like 4 games.

Smith Family

Clean friendly

Aaron Lewis

Visited 3/30/19 they were fairly busy, which is fine and understandable. But, was met at the counter by an older gentlemen, who just stared at my girlfriend and her younger sister, and myself with out saying anything. When we asked about getting a lane, he stated that we would have to wait until a lane opened up and that we would only have an hour to play. Again, fine. So, we sat at the tables next to the counter and as soon as we sat down a family behind us was told a similar story but followed up with being given a lane immediately, even though our name was taken down in a list for who gets next open lane. Which is extreamly puzzling, why we would get skipped. I'd like to believe that the man just spaced on it, but then it started adding up that he wasn't interested in out business as my girlfriend and my self have facial piercings and visible tattoos and are an interracial couple. My guess is we didn't fit the demographic for the establishment, so in turn were put on the back burner for service. Needless to say, will not be returning and will advocate for other alley's in the area.

Jeff Bruce

A place to enjoy family

Jason krankel

Great bar and facilities

Breeann Hedger

Took our kids here on a rainy day. We all had a great time. Can't wait for the kids bowl free program to start back up again.

Anna Zupan

Cool place for the kids ....

sunshine Hale

Constance Davis

Child friendly, good service, had a great time!

Tony Stolze

Nice place good people

Charles sewell

Bowl every year here gr8t place 2 bowl

Stephanie Lucas

Clean, friendly and fast service. We played pinball and some of the other arcade games and had some good food!

Dashay pedrero

Preston Moore

Ok place not for people of color. Well some make you feel that way not all staff

Chris Davis

Get family atmosphere. A fun place to have parties.

SuperHockeyBros 91

Kasi Anderson

Great place for kids' bowling

Eazy Izzy77

Great family place with lots of fun for small and medium aged children

Scott Schniers

Ridiculous!!!!! Was charged 25 cents for jalepenoes for my nachos. If you want soda with no ice 50 cents. This place nickel and dimes you to death on everything last year bowling in league here

Patricia Cox

Love the food also I bowl league here on Sundays and love it so glad I joined

Catherine Patterson

Went to Mother Son bowling here Saturday! The employees are amazing!!

Chris Kiser

LaJuana Morris

Great family fun

Danny Harris

A bowling alley.

Shawn Williams

Place it's cool, but sometimes you have to guess when it's open.

Rick Pohl

My daughter Bowled a tournament here. Nice facility. Lanes played nice for old wood. Great snack bar.

Carrie Baker

Nick Roady

Larry McCoy

Fun place to be.

Edward Lamparter

Same price for kids as adults. I think should be a little less for kids. Lady behind counter a little dismissive to people there just to bowl. I was alone at counter when others came up and was ignored while she waited on 3 people stepping in front of me to get money for colored pins. I have found bowl haven to be friendly for many years 30 or more but lady at counter today was rude and not a very friendly perdon. She may have been overwhelmed with all that was going on. I hope that's what was but if she hates her job as much as it appeared she should quit.

Vanessa Pryor

First time there. My God daughter's siblings birthday party. Enjoyed the kids having a ball bowling.

Nick Simpson

Clean, good food and a nice game room for the little ones!

Minecraft boy

It's really good blowing and you can get drink if your older than 16 and theres kids drink and adult. Drinks if you over 16 and dout drink

Kenneth Schanz

Awesome place to bowl and have a good time. The food is pretty good also.

Kevin Bradley

I coach a basketball team every year they host our team very very friendly extremely clean best bowling alley and in town

Matt Man

Family fun place

Laura Zajac

Great happy hour prices.

Logan Haskins

Good lanes but horrible service, a few relatives and I waited an hour and a half for one lane. There were atleast 5 lanes open but we couldnt use them until they were cleaned. Which took another 20 minutes and the man behind the counter took their time cleaning the lanes while ignoring the other costumers at the counter.

Gary Weigel

Bill. And Scott are awesome

Jason Stiles

Ms Reba Brown

Great for Bowling

Frank Long

It's ok

Josh Crane

Bowling is good but food is expensive.

Isaiah Hackethal

Great place to bowl!!

Allei :D

kamal Randolph

The holes in the ball threw off my game , or the pins were glued down

G Cox

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Allene Lucas

Bowl Haven is a nice place if you want to entertain and have fun with your children or friends and family

Krissy Reedy


Arturo Santiago

Richard Sisk

The food was great and the place is very clean!

Matthew Hammock

Fun place

Jeffry Epps

Very family friendly.

Tom Cee

Clean and friendly staff.

Tracey Whitten


Sonic The Hedgehog

Always,a great family fun place

Eric Peal

Great people and lanes.


Andrew Futhey

great service and fun time with the family

Deja ware

Had fun with my family

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