Reviews of Royal Pin Expo (Bowling Alley)

5261 Elmwood Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, United States

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Currently this business gets a score of 4.1 out of 5 and that score is based on 597 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Royal Pin Expo IN Indiana

Alesia Dill

We enjoy bowling here with our kids but do wish other parents would do a little better job watching their kids. I'm not there to babysit for you!

Avery Brown

Absolutely terrible. The service was an absolute mess there and during tournaments it is such a pain to get in and out of places because nobody there can manage a controlled environment. It is a big bowling alley and pretty cool at first glance but the bowling alley held the high school nationals tournament (the biggest high school tournament in the U.S.) and made up rules as they went along because they didn’t know what they were doing. It is a pain trying to get to the other side of the bowling alley. It may be good for small events but the absolute worst place in terms of service and building inconvenience I have seen.

Sheila Rudicel

First time visitors....grand-daughters 2nd birthday. Cafe excellent, bar fine but wine just a little bit of aftertaste. All in all, it was a nice environment. Staff pleasant and cooperative. ❤❤

Nick Dowell

The games themselves are fine but getting my lanes was so complicated. The staff didn't seem aware of what was going on and a couple had bad attitudes. The screens to set up the games were weird and unnecessary. The bowling picture thing just made it harder to understand who was bowling. Would not come back here for bowling.

Brenton Frame

They have really cleaned this place up. The lanes have been updated and everything is nice and clean.

Andrew Nikirk

The prices are slightly higher than what I am used to and the lanes were pretty oiled up, but overall a fun and clean place to bowl. And the food prices are pretty good too.

CLFB Decks

The bowling was fine and it was fun. We got in quick and had fun. But when we went to eat 1 cheeseburger was $9.00. And the fries were $3.00. And the portions were small. And the food was not worth the money. I would recommend the bowling but not the food.

Patrick Bushnell

Good place to play a few games!

Tim Barnett

Great family place

Josh Wisdom

It was a fun time, but had some issues with our game being turned off half way through. They did fix the issue, but only after showing proof of payment.

Toxic_Kelp Thanos

The bowling was fun but the food was not worth the money you would spend $9.00 on one cheeseburger and it was really small. You would also get a small frie free with it but my freind got like none.

Horacio Lacayo

Good deal. Family had fun. Very reasonable price.

Anthony Chau

Always a great time! 3rd time coming for an event! Always affordable!

Isla Mujeres

Decent bowling alley that has been here forever. Electronic scoring and numerous lanes make for a good bowling experience. There is also laser tag connected that is fun if you are looking for something else to do. If you bring your own shoes or if you have coupons the cost isn't too bad for bowling.

Karen Jones

Nice and Friendly

Certainly Cory

Had a great time with my friends

charmerz dvish

Dont have to go bowling. To get a good table and drink.

Joe Eaton

Went to Expo for Kids bowl free for the summer and had a great time. Nice bowling alley, Staff was helpful and friendly. Love taking my kids here to bowl.

Brent VanHyfte

This place seems to be pretty clean and friendly. Pretty pricey concessions though.

Brian Hamilton

My uncle says 5/5

Ty Lawson

Was a nice place but the lanes kept messing up. Workers were not friendly at all about it.

Brian Burnside

Had our company Christmas party here. Everyone had a great time and our event coordinator, Jessi was awesome!

Kedrick Cuyler

Its always a good place for me to go and unwind and get into some games.

Janet Williams

Went for my Grandson's Birthday. The side they had everything going on the bathrooms were closed. They also had another party on the same side so it was difficult everyone had to go to the other side to get to a restroom. There was no place to get anything to eat. Also they didn't even have the game room open. The last time I went there they had the games available I don't understand why they had everything closed up. The only thing that was open was the bar and that is where I had to go to get a soft drink. I'm hoping I don't ever have to go to another birthday party there.

matt riley

Always clean. Friendly staff and atmosphere.

Andrea Alcauter

Took my 7 and 9 year old today for Kids Bowl Free. We went around 2PM, and there were maybe 7 or 8 other lanes in use, not crowded in the least. Shoe rental was $2.75 per child. The staff was great, anticipated my boys needs and were friendly with them. We enjoyed the arcade as well, the games and tickets are all on a card system, you can load cash onto a game card the kids use to play games, and tickets add up on the card. We really enjoyed it, kids had a great time. I have been coming to this location since I was a child and it has always been a good time but it, like myself, has gotten even better with age

Sierra Mcclellen

Clean, great staff

Kathy Prevost

had a blast with my family

Heath Vamp

Great bowling For me and my family

sai Kiran

Worst experience I ever had here, food court closed early and they don’t want to clean tables on the line which provided us, and it is open till 1 Pm and we asked for other game at 11:30 they said we are closing . I would have given minus rating if there

Nikki B

Good place for the family

Thomas Boggs

Friendly staff. Great place for high scores. Only complaint is during the summer , it feels like the center is more worried about their overhead than the safety of their bowlers . The air conditioning should be turned on well before a league starts. On several occasions , the approaches have been dangerously sticky due to the high humidity in the center. One of the leagues I bowl in has a majority of seniors bowling in it and it’s not safe for them.

Greg Mosley

It is getting better..the shot is holding up longer

Lisa Husted

The lanes needed waxed. They were still which caused us to keep stutter stepping.

Jon McCrorie

Love this bowling center. Unfortunately, our lane experienced technical difficulties 7 times throughout the night. Also, they did not have the greatest selection of bowling balls. Otherwise, I would definitely give it 5 stars. The staff was kind and helpful and the new software integration is pretty state of the art.

Dustin Norman

It's not just an alley ...80 lanes of bowling, arcade, and laser tag along with good food top notch!

Alan R

Best place to bowl..most modern cleanest..largest bowling alley around

April Durham

Lots of fun groupon coupons made very affordable..

Jose Santos-Torres

Awesome place.

Lindy Pruett

This is a great place for a birthday party. The pizza was good and the children had a great time

Jessica Lindsay

Came here with a group and was overall good fun. The staff was nice and friendly.

Yashwanth Kuruganti

Best place to hang out with friends. You can get a slot faster even if there is a huge rush as there are lot of lanes available. One thing that I didn't like is the food.

David Ginsberg

We had our games cut off twice because of a dumb time limit. There were 6 of us on 1 lane, we were bowling as fast as we could, however we are still there for the company and to enjoy ourselves. Paying for games and then being rushed off of our lane is not okay. You don't time people at a restaurant and push them out if they don't finish their food as fast as you want them to do you? Dumb

Crystal Bufford

The workers were very helpful. I came with a group from a nursing home. They provided special equipment to help us roll our bowling balls down the lane. And when we were finished they collected the apparatus. My only problem was the entrance doors were not for handicapped.

Lena Stephenson

I would have given it 5 starts because the place is super nice. But Susan and her staff are the most unfriendly people I have ever encountered here. None of them speak to you unless they HAVE to. Like Susan (who I'm sure is the manager or at least a supervisor) only said "sign here" when it was time for me to sign my receipt. She never sailed hello, have fun, enjoy, kiss my butt. Nothing. There was a point my niece and I needed help in the arcade room and everyone saw us but no one said be right there or anything, I had to call for them. That was after 2 of them had already walked right past us. This will not stop me from coming here, but if I get the same rude attitudes next time I'll just go to beech grove bowl.

Stephen Hart

My family goes here yearly to go bowling and it is always a pretty good experience, and they can redrill your ball for a fairly cheap price so I would definetly reccomend to go here.

S Plekker

Always a good time

Roy Smith

Fun good people.

Gerald Hudson

well the machine that oils the lanes was not operating right Thursday... why wait until Monday 2 fix..... not good.....

Melissa Wonderlick

We bought a Groupon. We got 3 games and shoe rental for two people for $12. Although we had to wait an hour for a lane(we went on a Saturday night) the beers are cheap! We had a lot of fun.

Rebecca Cleary

Clear smoke free and fun for the family.

Kevin Baugh

Great beer selection

Lisa Barnhart

Was there on Saturday night and it was so hot in the building it was miserable. Also the approach was sticking and people were falling down. Not a good night to bowl.

Stephanie Williams

Great customer service, very clean, awesome experience

Craig Rouix

The best bowling place in Indy. Decent food too.

Ryan Young

This place is great. The price is right. The lights are great. There wax is on point, and the food is the best. I would highly recommend this place for everyone!

Adriana Powell

Thanks Ms. Debbie! You made the best of our experience!


Nice place, next to Greatimes family fun park.

audrey yates

We had a great time. The reservation process was easy. The place was clean and fun. Bartender was really nice.


It has 80 lanes!! It is lively during the weekends... And it also has little window through which you can see how the lanes work backstage.. It's better if you do reservations online beforehand on Fridays and Saturdays...It also has two pool tables.


Went here with my friends and had a good time! Cosmic bowling is my favorite and this place is also great for birthday parties! They even give you a bowling pin with your name on it as a gift from them.

Douglas Cunneen

Definitely enjoyed our fun night of bowling with my fiance, son, and sister. Only bummer was a nice but annoying sales lady who continued to pitch everything expo bowl had to offer. This took up almost 5 frames for all 4 of us. As if that wasn't enough she came back 3 additional times to share with us more needless stuff. We were just trying to enjoy each other's family company..... understand the need to advertise for business....but a little lengthy and frequent I feel. I don't remember extending an invite to this woman for family fun night w us. Other than this long winded issue all was clean, quality, family appropriate good time!

Larry Lloyd

The whole entire family had a wonderful time.

Betty Pitman

Enjoyed having my grandson Birthday party there.

Janice Blair

We had a Birthday Party for my grandchild the children enjoyed the party but I think the adults had more fun bowling after the party

B A Kriech

Always something shady going on there

Toya Faulkner

Visted Expo Bowl on 10-21 for my daughter's birthday. Staff was very attentive and kind. They were helpful and patient with getting and switching several shoes for different sizes (they seem to run small), and assited with a broken candle "disaster". The food we ordered was brought to our bowling lanes nice and hot. Very successful night for my rather large family!

Anthony Romanelli

Its bowling they have lanes and pins what more u want Bar and lazer tag too

Philip Jordan

Had a "Great Time"!

Joshua Dockham

Love bowling! Great food and prices!

Ronald Flippo

Expo bowling center is a great place for fun food and friends to gather and have a good time. Stop by the desk and say hi to the best customer service rep in the business MS. DEBBIE.

Nicholes Huber

This is an excellent bowling alley and more. They also have a great laser tag arena. This a great place for a day of family fun.

Michelle B.

Went here on a Friday night with family and friends for Cosmic Bowling. The music and atmosphere was fun. I was disappointed with the customer service though. Cosmic Bowling started at 10p...tried to go buy a coke at 10:45 (had not even been there an hour) and not only did the bar turn me away but so did the restaurant. What?! Said their drawer had already been taken. Why?! The second let down...The kids ran through their two games quicker than the adults so I went up to the main desk at 11:15 to buy another round for the kids. I was told that their drawer had already been taken. I was baffled (and annoyed). Hey Expo Bowl MANAGEMENT....Why even offer Cosmic Bowling if the bar/restaurant/front desk are shutting down LONG BEFORE it is over? Bad way to do business if you ask me. We had 15 people in our party and I can guarantee you...NONE of us will be back.

Jon Pope

Bowling is bowling but waiting an hour for a tenderloin is not ok. Called to talk to manager over a week ago still have not heard back.

Cody Thompson

I always have a good experience bowling here. I have bowled in a league at the alley and the service was always excellent.They are very friendly and helpful. The alley features a full bar, pool tables, laser tag (which I have not tried,) plenty of seating and spacious enough even with a full house. The waitresses do a good job checking on a large alley of people taking orders for drinks, food, and alcohol. Only complaint I would have about the place would be the food which can be hit or miss depending on what you pick but the quality is mostly what you would expect from a bowling alley. The place has been recently renovated with nice new LCD screen/monitors and new terminals. Hardly ever have any issues with the lanes and if there is it's handled promptly by the staff. My experience here is mostly limited to bowling in a league. The atmosphere is a bit different during normal operation but still a good time. Definitely recommend this place to anyone trying to find something to do. If you don't go to the alley regularly I highly recommend calling ahead to see availability. The alley has many leagues during the week, party's, and other events that might tie up the majority of the lanes.

Roy Pevehouse

Very poor service the food was terrible the wait was 45 minutes . A member of my party fell after asking for a first aid kid I was told to while he dripped Blood she finished working with a her customer.The staff was very rude the Entire facility are very dirty

Slot King Dream

Clean place to enjoy family friends are nice outing they can mention anything very courteous very fun enjoy

Joshua Marcy

Bowling alley is nice but that’s about it. Bought a basket of fries for my kids to share and 2 pitchers of soda. It cost $20 and there was about as many fries as a small at a fast food place. I will stick the my local bowling alley. The 2 stars is for the facility being nice and clean.

Darrell Brown

The lanes are well taken care of. The fun is unavoidable. They have over 60 lanes, so getting a lane our two shouldn't be a problem. They have good food and the bar is exceptional. God fun for family and friends.

Shallen King

Took our kids bowling and had a great time. Plenty of lanes open. The service was great. Was not expensive at all.

Jane Naugle

Cosmic bowling was so much fun! Employees were very friendly and helpful! Their food was delicious, we had pizza and nachos supreme. We also had their chicken wings which had a dry rub on them and they were so tender! Will be back, it was a fun family night!

James Covert

Always a fun place to bowl. Always clean, friendly staff and a wide variety of food and drink choices in the snack bar.

Brandy D

Great place for bowling, along with hangout spot for young & older ppl.

Aaron Simmons

Friendly staff, huge bowling alley. Peices could be a deterrent if you have a large group but overall a fun a d safe place to be.

tracy storts

Awesome bowling center

Mike Swisher

Had a really good time at Expo Bowl. Rather than just going to dinner, or seeing a mediocre movie, we decided to go bowling, and I'm glad we did. We reserved one lane for an hour and a half. We bought 3 games. For three people, it was 30 some dollars. Going to the movies would have been more expensive. This is really fun for our family. My sons and daughter-in-law are adults, so we enjoyed the beer there while we were bowling. They have good equipment there you can use. Everyone just seems to be having a lot of fun around you, so it's a good atmosphere.

Krissie White

Long wait, was rushed out, and food was pricy

Jason Medley

Great staff

Brenda Kenyon

This place was clean and fun! Except for a Saturday night I think they should’ve been playing music and maybe dim the lights

Nicole Laughlin

Very nice family friendly environment. Friendly employees and very clean. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to have a fun time.

Eric Pace

Had a great time bowling! Has awesome quick eats! Clean with a fantastic atmosphere!

Mike Julian

Had my 9 yrs old birthday party there, the hostess for the party did a great job and the kids had a good time.

Marlin Willis

A happening place to meet with friends and bowl and have some weekend fun

Ashley Poindexter

This place was amazing! Make sure you check on Groupon for deals! We got 3 games and 4 shoe rentals for under $30! Kept the girls busy on a cold Saturday. Great food and of course adult beverages.

Seetha Ramayya

Showed it as 1 and open only until 12:00 A.M food court is closed so we cant order any thing to eat. Not cleaning tables upon request. Only one game is allowed upto 10 strikes.

TJ McCallister

Too small. Not enough seating. Staff are really polite and helpful.

Susan Edwards

Had a great time with my family. We had a birthday party for my sister. The whole family had a blast!

Faith Lightner

Very clean and the staff is kind. Lots of fun

Rosco Wilkins

Very different

Tom Manuel

Great time bowling! It's been awhile since I've been, but now I think I need to go back often

Jeremy Osmon

Great staff and food

Laura Morton

Great place! Super clean staff is super helpful. Great place to come with your kid, a date, or even a group of friends! Can’t wait to come back Friday.

Linta Hopper

Awful experience. Tournament operator an idiot. No enough food and cafe staff,not enough custodial care inside and out, no security or medical coverage,not enough observational seating.

Kerissa Rosicato

A fun time

J Kincaid

clean friendly family fun

Sandipp Ramgirwar

Good place to hangout in groups of as much as 50-60

Matthew Carfagna

Got to check out glow bowl on Friday and Saturday nights. Very fun, very clean and friendly staff!!! Friends and I enjoy this place a lot.

Jesse werner

Best to be to bowl and sit back and relax and have fun.

Darin Byerley

Love this place. Clean and friendly!!

LouAnne McKain

Nice and up to date lanes

Carson Smith

Okay I definitely love bowling. This bowling alley is a great facility for any bowler. I don't like how they changed cosmic bowling prices. It used to be 18$(14$ for children) for 3 hours of unlimited bowling where I used to be able to bowl 14-16 games in one session. Now it's 4.50$ per game. Where now the price of 14-16 games with the old system turns into the price of like 3 games. Just really terrible for the value. I am not doing cosmic anymore.

Valeria Escobar

It's an older bowling place. The price is quite competitive but they do have a lot of lanes open!

Triphex 721

Great place to go bowling and laser tagging! Also holds AMAZING events!

Amber Lashley

Had a great time with my family! Even our 2 year old loved it!! Going back soon!

Paul Ney

Love this place always helpful will continue to go here as long as I can

Salted Snail

A fun experience with my family, the service however wasn't good. It's a very old place so machine malfunction is expected, one if our balls got stuck in a gutter and after 10 minutes no one had yet come to get it, we finally had to waste a ball to get it out and continue.

Shar-Meme Kore

It's convenient to come here. Needs some remodeling to make this place standout more.

Robert Trout

Good place to bowl,always have a blast every time I go,also serve beer for adults and food not too bad.

Austin Devore

Tons of fun and good food.

Sean Razo

Good fun, easy to get to. Clean and modern. Prices are a bit steep for food and drinks.

Meghan Windle

Great time with family! Good food, cold beer, reasonable prices!

Erica Turner

All of the kids had a great time. But it is definitely not the cosmic bowling I remember. There wasn't even any music playing!

melissa senter

Great place for adults. Staff should have a little bit more ability to say stuff to people who have no common courtesy for family event places that with with their words more than once I have heard words that should not be said around children they also need to have the ability to say stuff to kids who are not minding.

Kimberly Skipwith

Nice...will definitely bring out your bowling skills...

marianne ryan

Nice place to bowl, clean, staff is nice and friendly. I had fun and will recommend to my friends!

Sarah H

My family and I had a great time here. Highly recommend coming on Fridays

teeshia williams

Nice updated bowling conditions, but prices are totally inflated and youth leagues are not the best in my opinion. If they are giving generic medals no matter the placing, the high, upfront fees are for not. One would think the fees should pay for awards at the end but thats not the case. When the participants start to not care if they get a medal there is a problem. ..they don't even order pizza from an outside vendor for the "pizza parties", instead they keep the money in house and make pizzas in the cafe. Not my first choice for bowling but will only go here if location is convenient!

Brandon Beckham

Not a bad place to come bowl. The only down side is they always seem to have bowling leagues there. So my advise if you are going is to call ahead to make sure no leagues are there.

Anthony Wratten

First time going here and took my family. Went to Western Bowl all the time growing up. This place is much nicer. Way cleaner, better service, and better food. Definitely plan on going again!!

Patricia Dilossi

Nice place to take kids. They have a lot of things for them to do.

Mark Hemelgarn

Bowling is always fun but expensive. Cafe service slow on Saturday evenings

James Maratea

Gabe was cool. Gave me water for free.

kelita griffith

Loved it my granddaughter s birthday nite out...

Russell Byrd

Great bowling alley, fair lanes, temperature was right, everything worked correctly, plenty of staff to check in and get shoes.

Darnita p Crockett

A nice family friendly place where me and the kids had a great time. Love the staff very professional and nice thinking about making it a weekly event.

Johnny Schaefer

Place is remodeled and clean. Great for the family or friends.


Had they not put a group of 6, with no respect for the bowling lane next to them, right next to us it would be 5 stars. The group of 6 comes up right after we leave our seats and takes them then had no courtesy to wait on the bowler next to them to bowl.

Nataylia Thomas

Fun times

Mariah Roland

We go bowling here often. Decent food good beers.

Jessica Peveler

Very clean, family friendly. Good specials, good food, bar on site. Clean restrooms. Very small arcade. Staff pleasant. I think all bowling is a bit pricey these days; I priced shopped, and this place is pretty standard.

thomas buchler

Nice new modern facility with a great snack bar and an actual bar inside. Very family friendly.

Sean Walker

What a place. Huge, good food a real nice plase

tammy keen

i will never be back here again..u come here for fun not to get your car spiited on both sides & the camras dont even work to find out who did it

Matthew Devine

This is my home house for open bowling and league play. The management team and workers are very nice and take time to get to know their customer base.

Roy Seher

Took our Grandkids. Very well maintained facility. Decent snack area and bar area. Senior and kids prices made it very affordable. If you are into laser tag they have a terrific set up. My grandkids had a ball. Have fun:)

Mayra Saday

Worst place ever, just left the place and was denied service. The manager said “we close at 11pm”, but clearly the hours on the website say 12am.

Scott Shaffer

Great Groupon deals!!

Taylor Rhude

Very fun, clean, and nice

Nannette Cropsey

Not sure why many people say the staff is friendly here. During the week, and during the day, the only nice staff member here is Jim who will go out of his way to help with the lanes. The staff behind the counter is rude and always seem annoyed.

Robert O'Dear

Fun place to bowl

Betty Schmidt

I beat both of my grandsons.

Jay channel

Older, but the staff is always friendly and kind to my kids. They have a great time there and that is what matters.

Bill Mitchell

Good place to bring kids they got pool tables I got your bowling alley of course that sucks Kyma restaurant hitch get really good friendly people that work there

Eugene Barker

Great staff!

Mary Olawoyin

Concerning pizza worst ever, lol. Otherwise nice place friendly staff.

Dustin Tichenor

Go on Monday night, very cheap prices for bowling on Monday night. Clean and staff is great. Say hi to Jim while you are there.

Crystal Hudlow

Booked a teen birthday party.... was NOT impressed and won't do that again. First, it was $170 for 9 kids. The party came with 2 pizzas. The birthday child asked for one to be sausage. They make pepperoni. Didn't offer to fix it, nothing. Second, on their website, it states all parties, the kids get $5 arcade cards and treat bags ... yeah, apparently they don't. I had to clean up our trash because there were no receptacles large enough for their pizza boxes. They didn't provide plates or plasticware, we had to get them from the concession... but they were included with the package. It was WAY too expensive for me to had been so stressed out trying to take care if everything. I've booked birthdays many places and NEVER had such horrible customer service and we always had a host to take care of everything while we enjoyed the party. Nope, for $170 we got 2 games of bowling, shoes, 2 pizzas and a pin. THAT'S IT! That's just ridiculous and will never be back to expo bowl. I see why they're going downhill and had one whole side closed because they were so dead. Ripoff! Also, don't appreciate paying a 9% tax for the bar... didn't use. And a 9% tax for the concession... already pay tax when you buy food.

Kareema B

Kids, coworker friends and I had a good time. Calvin was very helpful in gettimg stuck balls, putting the bumpers down and taking pretty good pictures. Food was decent.

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