Reviews of El-Mar Bowl (Bowling Alley)

1, 8435 S Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455, United States

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REVIEWS OF El-Mar Bowl IN Indiana

Punk Princess

Cool little bowling alley with bar, jukebox, and little "hot dog" style restaurant. Good for kids as well

Jack Grund Sr

PJ'S Variety of fast food products.

Diego Ramirez

Bowling alley is a bit old school. The score keeping is automated though. It wasn't crowded when we arrived around the opening hour. I'd come back for another quiet game.

Eugenia Guererro

We had problems with the ball. Mechanic problems

Szymon Straczek

My so called "friends" kept ruining my experience. It was awful. They would come up to me like "Ooh na na na." It threw me off and made me miss every shot. It was an overall terrible experience and I don't want to appear there ever again.

Daniel Landowski

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Michelle Bills

Old school bowling alley. The little restaurant PJ's decent prices and food but the bald cook is rude to people likes to rush you and stares at you. There was only 1 friendly bowling alley worker. It wasn't an inviting environment on any level.

Dave Sularz

A dying breed

Hiba Kamill

Dashawn Wade

Great environment good food

Tabitha Anthony

Great place to bowl, but it needs some remodeling.


Clean but smells weird

Joann Waters

Hiedi Saucedo

Old equipment. Gross looking staff. No fun lightsfor decor not even music!

Joy Jennings

Amber Barco

anthony duitmann

Great place for the kids

Ser Gar

It’s a nice place to bowl. It definitely has its years and it shows but it’s still good because there is always open lanes and have special during the week.


Very friendly staff

Victor Leal-Painter

Tough shot on the lanes. I can tell it is more catered to the average Joe just wanting to bowl for fun. Not one of my favorite houses, but it has a unique charm to it. Scoring system is sub par but does the job.


Could use some updating. They have a bar but the bartender doesn't know how to make drinks n they don't sell buckets of beer, just fyi.

Josh M

Noting stays the same I guess.

Fernando Castillo

It has food

Arthur L Chambers

Good place to bowl and unwind.

Dianne Caradine

They have consideration other people and they help you out

Thrax Moris

Girlfriend bowls there.

Ed Keetner

Friendly, helpful, PJ's hot dog stand is a great place to eat with a great menu.

Cheryl Plecki

Wesley N. Davis

If-you-blink-you'll-miss-it bowling alley with friendly service and a high-variety snack shop that needs to do a much better job maintenance wise. This includes lane sweepers, ball return operations and scoreboard accuracy.

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Josh Willett

Ate food here, simple chicago style menu, didnt walk into the bowling alley portion but the food was good for the price.

Bernabé Ramos

Can't get enough of this place,.

Alexis Fernandez

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Tim Regalado

Nicholas Paradiso

Great bowling alley with great people and food

Jorge Garza Norrick

My wife, daughter and friends have a bowling league here for the last couple of years. I don't bowl but love to go hang, have a drink, and catch a game when they're on. Great owners and staff.

David Skiba

Place is outdated but the prices make up for it.

Kimberly Winters

Nice and friendly

Vertrell Carter

Yahaira Aguilar

Jay Washington

Alejandro Sanchez

Good place to come have fun with the family..

Rene Hernandez

The interior needs a touch up.

Robert Carmen Abascal

We love El Mar Bowl! Our family and friends have had a bowling league with El Mar Bowl for about 11 years and we always have a great time. We enjoy the great service by Janice, Tommy and staff! We appreciate all they do to help us have a great experience!

Guadalupe Arreola

I went a couple of times on Thursday’s for their specials since my son loves to bowl. There would only be three to four lines in use during the whole hour we were there. The only reason why I gave it a four star is because it was kinda dead not even some music going on and sometimes it would take them a while to get set up.

Jasmine Fleurizard

Been coming here since high school. Always been a decent place. The bartender made me some lemonade drink thing and it was great. Lane only broke once. Pretty chill place. The folks next to us were pretty cool. By the end of the night, we were all in agreeance that the 5 pin on lane 13 has it out for folks.

Stephanie Parker

Needs alot if updates but if u want to bowl where there is not alot of people this is ur place to go

luis gonzalez

Inexpensive and family oriented

Sharon Ruebensam

Great place to bowl

jasmine muniz

Great prices

shad Arman

Nice Old school place food right next door good service they make you feel like your at home if your a bowler

Herb Reyes

Fun and inexpensive entertainment

Keith Luellen

Anastasia Krzywosz

The staff are very nice.

Violet Blue

Amber Druggan

Ray Spasov


Going to start going here on Saturdays to go bowling forgot how much fun bowling was and this place looks like it never left the 90s

Adriana Reyes

I love El-Mar bowl. Great staff very friendly.

Ruben Morales

Nice place to have fun with friends and family.... it's like going back in time .you will know what I mean when you go in. awesome place.

SoniA A

Great place to hang out, have a good time with family and friends. Place is old but that's ok. Sometimes they have music and sometimes they don't, that's why the 4 stars, it's better when they have the music on. $3 for renting the shoes (per person) $4 for each game (per person). Wednesday and Thursday $3 for each game (per person). Right next door there's a fast food restaurant and the food is great and fresh, the service is also great !!! If you are playing and if you order something from the restaurant, once the food is ready, they will take it to you.

Christine Prado

#Its was exciting

Gabriel Montoya

Great place to hang out!!!

Lori DiGrazia

Needs a lot of work.

Rajesh Abdula

MindofMy Own

It's okay, but it smelled like feet! Lol! Yes it wasn't many people there either. But i will not go back unless they were the only ones open. Its not bad but I've bowled at better places than here.

Rocio Fernandez

Great drinks, fast food on the side, fun times

Amy Warner

My boyfriend and I love bowling and El-Mar is 10 minutes away, its not over crowded, and they offer $3 game deals weekly!

Tim Glombicki

Mike Ellis

Victor Mozo

Johnny Stone

Nice place family had a great time good atmosphere

Ampman Mods

OMG can you say PACKED!!!! That should tell you something about the place, it's great but get there early or you'll be waiting...

Dimka Atanassova

LUIS Moreno

Cool place needs remodeling smells like a old bowling alley !!! Beers are expensive lmaoooooo but had a good time

Amber Douglass

It was very fun and the food is good.

Peter Lewis

Have a good time cannot bin on a Saturday night the place was it empty until I paid my bill and found out how expensive it was three people two games $36 get ready to close the doors

Brad Tarczon

Kingpin type bowling alley! Love it!!! Brings me back to my youth.

Luis Sanchez

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Drew C

Good prices and never to busy, the owners are great people!

Pandora Albadareen

Super exapensive for everything. A pitcher of soda with no refills was $6.99 like come on. And the employee was very rude about our kids because they got the bowling balls stuck a couple times like they are kids give them a break they aren't bothering anyone. They are cheap too I had to keep asking them for plastic forks because they would give us 5 when it's obvious there was more then 20 people. I don't recommend this bowling alley.

Ivan Gaidamaka

Nice place!

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Moises Zavala

Baltazar Zamudio

Great place to bowl!

Gary Christo

Daion Crawford

There is a short wait and a connected restaurant that serves amazing fresh food cooked right in front of u. The prices arent bad, just 4 dollars per person per game. I would def recommend for a family.

Fadi Hasanin

Terrible prices compared to local bowling arenas like Arena Lanes. Highly recommend arena lanes over el mar due to prices and staffs friendliness.

Marco Alavez

Darlene Perkins

Lots of fun but confusing start when counter person seemed confused about policies and prices. We went there hungry with a large group but was disappointed they only serve drinks

Felix Delgado

Love this place good times

Salam Mulhem

Victor Vega

Andres Baeza

Good place good people good food really good food and great service

Debbie Sadowski

Alot of fun


Employees are nice. Prices for drinks and bowling are decent. Huge parking lot which includes one more lot on the north side of the building. Food is great from PJ's. Excelent place for family time.

Julio Lopez

Keisha Morris

I loved it really low key, strong drinks


Good place. Nachos are good.... beer. .good price

Dr Carol Tovar

Great place to bowl and the staff was very nice this was my first time there

Manuel Saenz

Fun times out with the kids

Olivia Yazzie

Very dirty

Patel Bhavik

Tamme Pompilio

Great place and love the night bowling!

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Larry Mendoza

Very nice good food... Reasonable priced

Mason Williams

Comfortable and simple.

Mark Khay

Poor the lanes stink

Israel Salas

Good place, reasonable prices, the bar doesn't sell buckets or pitchers of beer, weird

Stephen Unknown

nice quaint bowling spot.

Linda Becerra


The only bowling ally I go to ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

gus gonzalez

Retro place, nice owner cheap drinks and bowling

Theresa Boltz

Dave Richards

Never been there!

Tone Malone

A tad bit ghetto

Sophie’s Vlogs

Run down moldy smell drink prices our outrages and week. Also be beware .50 per cup of water like ...what really.

Jessica DePatie

Fun time

Luis Cruz

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I've been going here sense I was a little kid best family place to go to.

Mary Cox

Lanes are awfully dry during a high school bowling tournament. They could take time during the lunch break to re-lube them up, but they don't. The girls actually had to change to a totally different ball to get anywhere near a strike. I heard people, parents, kids and coaches saying how much they hated this house. Music was good, buy that was it, not even a place for spectators. This house may be fine for a fun family night out, but definitely should not Be used for anything serious, like a competition.

Derek Klein

L'Oreal Matthews

Great wings

Eddie Castillo

Place is very outdated. Small parking lot, no real selection of in house bowling balls. It feels dirty just walking in the front door. Would not recomend this place.

Nancy Cruz

Great environment, I'd add another pool table.

David Quiroz

Place is old but the atmosphere is great and so is the staff

Ebony Harris

Most wonderful experience. I totally enjoyed myself. Also the prices were just icing on the cake. Great place for a date or a family outing.

Adela Castellanos

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Yesenia Garcia

Lanes were nice, the food was great and bathrooms were kept clean.

sean Anderson

Frank Unias

Fun place

Rebecca Artiga

Joe Mathis Iii

I've seen the bowels of Elmar bowl...... mehhh!!!

Johnny Soto

Brian Stepanek

Brandi Richerme

Rosa Cortes

The place is overlypriced for how dirty and broken down everything is.

Jim B

Pj's food is the best around the area 5star

Bob Den Besten

Josh J

Dan Z

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Kenia Villegas

My favorite because their open hours are awesome for last minute or late night hangout!

Donna W

Hector Flores

Good bowling spot

Robert Anderson

This was a very unfriendly alley, holes all over the approaches and lanes. The ball RETURN did not ONLY scuff my ball, but took a chunk by my finger holes. I will be never going back there again. The 1 star is beacuse the restaurant connected is okay.

Dave Johnson

Very old, service was OK, but lanes kept having problems nonstop.

Sheyla Estrella

Vintage vibes and friendly service!

Debra Higens

Catherine Knapp

Drove by

Mohammad Hamad

joaana miranda

Went here for the first time and it was such a cute place. Cheap prices for games and drinks. It's an old place but everything worked great. The people working are also very nice.

CinnamonToast Guy

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