Reviews of Fireside Bowl (Bowling Alley)

2646 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, United States

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At the moment the firm receives a score of 4.2 stars out of 5 and this score has been based on 133 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Fireside Bowl IN Illinois

Nick Gorsky

first place where I got introduced to bowling .. love this spot

David Davy

Maily Perez

jason kluczyk

Hitech Sparta

Joshua Meyer

Great for league play. Lanes are always crowded for open bowling.

Arturo Valle

They have nice balls!

Jacob H.

Sandra Nelson

Beth McDonald

Arik Aninos

Collin McShane

Always fun to bowl, service is ok but not super customer friendly

Marianita Ramirez

Keelen Willis

Larry Nelson Jr

Diana Rocha

I've been here twice and both times it was because of a Groupon deal. Though the deal was good, the regular prices are atrocious for bowling, especially considering how poor the service is. The front desk people are rude, the alley is small and the prices are high. It's a shame there are so few bowling alleys anymore, but if they're all doing business like this place, I'm not surprised.

sue8 sue

Sean Freeman

Raime Ann Vandermyde

Awesome game selection

Ali Karbassi

Eugene Enriquez

Drew Renton

My brother and his wife had their reception at Fireside. Everyone had a great time. Great spot to roll a few.

Charlie Rock

anthony andrews

Chris Green

Sweet spot!

Ann Frances Dawa

Mofo Jo

Old. School. Cool. Great place with minor flaws but people are cool and bowling is meant to be the way it is at Fireside.

Alexis Gui

sean jordan

Great bar always a great time

America Perez

One of the only Chicago punk landmarks still standing... Long live the Fireside Bowl

David Griffith

The alley was well oiled and the staff was very nice. One issue, however, was that the balls kept getting stuck, and would not come down and back. After countless times at fixing it, we were issued a new lane with the same issue, but not at the severity as it was before. Luckily, the man behind the counter was nice enough to give us an extra half an hour in addition to the time spent fixing the lanes. It is a great place with a nice atmosphere, and if your lane works, can be a lot of fun alone or with friends and family.

Lisa Stoecken

Jorge Rivera

Eric Munn

It's a Chicago institution. Not much I can add to what many have probably already said. It's old school. The scores look to be tallied by Apple II computers. The owners are great and treat everyone well. The bathrooms could use an upgrade.

Christian Castro

john modrak

Peter Tulloch

No-frills bowling alley with a bar

Brian Andrasek

P Sith

Richard Wombat-King

Laura Briz

Shaun Piedlow

It’s just a trash place and trash people running it

Eyvind Ludwig

Collin Clauson

American Football

Tarun Chawla

Tom Casey

Jim Sheppard

Genevieve Tabby

Dana Walery

Tony Boylan

David Littman

Driest lanes I've ever thrown on. Nearly unplayable. An overall very shady establishment which is why I like it. Garcia

Boenlugar de juego


The owner is quite the character. Bartender is slow, but get over yourselves. This isn't a place to rush. Take your time like he does!

Syane Roy


Joshua Starzyk

Came in here an hour and a half before it was supposed to close and we were told we couldn't bowl because there were not enough people bowling and they were going to close in a half hour, despite there being six of us going and we were going to use 2 Lanes, in addition to the 5 people already using a lane and the couple drinking at the bar. We asked if we could bowl for the half hour until they said they were going to close (still an hour and a half earlier than they usually close) and they said no. Not sure why this unkempt bowling alley rather close than take in any additional revenue they can but they can be assured that at least 6 people from the area won't be giving them any money any time soon.

Brad Siefert

Alex Sabo

Brian Koll

Bowling Into Spring Sunday evening league. Hammer is great, make sure you talk to him.

marisol gomez

Ely Quintana

Chad O'Farrell

A step back in time. Great dive bowling alley in the Logan / Bucktown area.

Casey Master

Erica Schein

Sana Abrar

This place has such a cool vibe. Loved it! It was very busy though, so maybe call in advance to see if you can reserve a lane or if lanes are open (if that's a thing they do)

Marc L

When I think of a hole in the wall bowling alley, this is one of the last few places that doesn't have black lights and a 90s interior. I think the best part of this bowling alley is the fact that you have to change your game based on the lane you are on at the time, and things get really interesting when it rains outside!!!

Artem Ozerov

Hole in the wall kind of place

Adam Sawyer

Jeff Karbin

Old but a classic bowling alley. Come for the charm and the newly upgrade jukebox! Great people and reasonable prices.

Jisoo Kim

cheap and chill place to bowl. pool table at the bar

Cassandra Doman

Good place to bowl. Expensive beer though - $13 for a pitcher of Miller!

Dennis Gonzalez

Crystal Hendricks-Kretzer

Fun little divey bowling alley. We always have a great time here.

Ricardo Hernandez

The crew there is AWESOME but the lanes could use some work well not the lane but the the way the lanes work sometimes it takes forever for lanes to reset but other than that great place to be and have a great time!!!

Kenneth Smith

Bowling Alley itself was old school, had a very classic feel to it, and that was it. Drinks were expensive, while sitting at the bar waiting to place order, the Bartender would often ignore us. He was overwhelmed sure, but he continually ignored us for people who just walked up to the bar to order. It was very clear we were waiting for drinks.... others waiting at the bar has this issue too. The one guy who ran the lanes and gave out the shoes was very short with my team and I as well. If you are... Not from the area... I do not recommend this spot.

Angela Leone

A fun alley, old school feel. Don't expect anything to feel corporate or chain.

bruce sinkler

Aaron Berlin

Getulio Cruz

Chase Weigt

Quality lanes. Old school bowling alley feel, which make the electronic system a bit dated, but great experience overall. You'll find a nice array of balls to choose from, not the multi-colored plastic sets most alleys have.

Michael Lu

Julio Gonzalez

Great place for fun and entertainment

Anya Maziak

Chase Scarborough

Fun spot to throw a few games. Charges hourly, not per game. Bar and pool table in the back and friendly staff.


Kevin Clarke

Jen Thompson

Janel Syron

Jacob Benthem

Oakley Pepper

Perfect for a hot day, damn need 60 degrees in there! Pitchers of beer, and a few games is a great afternoon when it's 95 outside!


Heather Quinn

Tom Lounsbury

Great spot to go bowling and have a drink. Just watch out for leagues, always call ahead.

Andrew Block

Simple/old-school bowling alley with particularly reasonable prices. If you're looking for a good place to go bowling and don't need a lot of amenaties, fire side bowl is excellent.

Joseph Lupo

Nice neon sign.

Ondrej Jordan

One of the best bowling alleys I’ve been too and worked at the owner is a fine man and does the job right. Good prices great staff good bowling center oldest in the city ! Worth paying a visit

Zachary Rich

Super retro bowling alley but it's really nice and cool

Jason Smith

Legendary. Also, secretly the best bar in the city. There also dwells a mystical

Michael Ray

Love this place!

Elian Adorno

Jose Vicens

Boris Hay

Old style good bowling. Perfect for Sunday afternoon.

Anton Kogan

Vintage. Let's update the machines please.

Gina B

Patrick Sundlof

my fav bowling alley for the vintage vibe

Olivia Mansour

Jibreel Powell


Great place if you like the retro feel, no cosmic bowling which is a plus, and great staff.

Jessica Zamora

Annie Rodriguez

Horribly hot, on such a hot day it was hotter inside. Ugh!

Jack Mocarski

Marisol Cruz

It's still throwback but was there for a party & good prices.

Sage Hahn

Dan Nawara

Theodore Lehmann

This place is a Chicago legend. Don't miss a chance to see a show here. Great place to bowel and have a beer as well.

Cynthia Herrera Parker

Great old school bowling!

Ethan Fern


Jake Ferranto

Mohammed Yasir

Sandra Mercado

Brian Mullner

A friend brought a large group here for her birthday and paid for bowling and drinks until 11:30pm. This is a lot of business that they wouldn't have otherwise had. At 11:20 the bartenders refused to serve us any longer and stated that we "started early". Nobody was notified when we arrived that this would be the case. Due to the disappointing communication and customer service I would not recommend this place to a friend.

Derek Georgevich

Joe Ramirez

Beers could be cheaper, but it's as good as any place to throw rocks in the city.

Gabriel Palma

Eric Cruz

My childhood bowling alley always fun

Nicholas Rodriguez

Nice little red pool table. Great guy named rich that was the bartender. 7/10

Laura Juarbe

Jimmy Schneider

Jeff Catt

Love this place! Proper low-key classic bowling experience. Decent beer selection and tasty whiskeys. Lanes are $40/hr. Shoes are like $2? IIRC. Overall not bad. Wish the jukebox had TouchTunes but it's got a decent tune assortment. Also check out the pool table but avoid the jukebox in the bar itself. Seems to be broken.

Thomas Jenkins

Classic no frills bowling with attached bar.

John Zedella

(Translated by Google) City Billy # (Original) Citybilly#

Faye V

Great memories taking the train as a young teen to watch punk/emo shows here, Fireside will always have a special place in my heart <3

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