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Now the business gets a rating of 3.9 stars out of 5 and that score was based on 420 reviews.
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This Bowling Alley belongs to the category of Bowling alley.
The bowling frame of our lane kept giving us issues. We had to reset it every 10 rounds. If your party is bigger than 4, it'll get quite congested in the sitting area of the just 1 lane. The ambience is amazing and it gets busy at weekends in the evenings. We visited this place because we had a Groupon.
Dinner with family and daily specials! This could easily be a girls night out to a date night. Drinks are good. Food is good. Every kid’s party we’ve attended has been absolutely stellar. I love walking in for a random time and seeing it busy. Let’s support this walkable neighborhood gem.
Unlimited bowling for $11 on a Thursday night !? Can’t beat that. Food and drink specials were awesome. This was my first time here and I’m definitely returning.
Great atmosphere. Food is not bad for a bowling alley. Very kid friendly before 9pm
Clean, friendly staff, tasty wings.
The staff with awesome and very accommodating.
Good friendly staff. Decent bowling alley food, good lanes, serious bowlers should bring their own ball
Upscale bowling, tasty food, very good service.
This is a nice-sized bowling alley, and I was able to get a discount with my college ID. There's a bar, and I like the menu options for food. It's a great spot for a family function or a good time with friends.
This place is amazing. The Manager MRS KIM IS THE BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE AND UNCONDITIONAL LOVE REPRESENTATIVE TI EVER BE THERE. She sincerely earned any pay raise your company couldve ever dreamed about. Please reward her kim is the best manager ever. My daughter had the best time ever and so did i.
Awesome customer serbice, great food, best place to hang out with friends and family.
They've recently remodeled this bowling alley and it's very nice. The staff is very attentive and pleasant. Their food is quite good also. I recommend this place for large groups, dates, or just going for a couple drinks and bowling by yourself.
Great food. Comfort and fun.
Staff is nice food is good to. It beats going all the way to Gaithersburg for 300.
Overall good, but with a few issues. The ball return rarely fully returned a ball to the rack, it ended up just peeking out of the hole which is annoying and potentially dangerous. Other thing is the food seemed like an afterthought. The giant pretzel came with two dipping sauces, mustard and cheese. That sounds like it's supposed to be, but it was regular yellow mustard and cheese meant for tortilla chips with little peppers and such in it. Neither go with a soft pretzel. We asked for something else and were brought honey mustard. Also not a good combo. The pretzel was just ok on it's own, but really needed a real dipping sauce for it to be good.
I love this place ❤️.
This place was super cute. Staff was not welcoming but whatever. Everything was in good condition
We've come here a few times over the past decade. They are almost done with some worthwhile upgrades, including an expanded menu. The staff was very nice (especially the Friday bartender), but it was clear the folks at the check in desk were still learning the ropes. We were definitely disappointed that the arcade -- which is small but awesome -- was not working. We look forward to coming back soon, when hopefully the upgrades will be finalized.
The lanes don't seem to be straight, the balls did not get returned to us so we had to ask someone working there to get them for us. One time I knocked over 8 pins, and all of them came back on my second turn. For this price, I was hoping for a better experience. I won't come back here for some time.
Our lane was not keeping score correctly, was clearing pins when it shouldn't be, adding scores when it should and shouldn't be. You are supposed to be able to order drinks at your lane, but because the bar tender was never at the bar he never saw the order coming in. Therefore you have to go find him to place your order. Finally the food we ordered was both burned and late. Never go here!!!
Check out the cherry cocktail for 4. It was serve in a bowl (big enough to be fish tank). Tastes nice!
Venue is nice, but machines mess at times. We had to switch the lane and then it messed up again.
Had a fun time. Only thing was that I wasn't informed ahead of time that $2.22 Tuesdays meant $2.22 per person, per game. We were only told that it was per game. It didn't bother me much because there was only 3 of us, but if you have a full game, I think this is important to know.
Good atmosphere, modern and clean place. Good bar food and drink options!
Very nice alley. Lanes are clean and well kept. The service is decent and the staff friendly. Music is nice at night on weekends and they have a nice selection of food and drinks. Good for parties and to hang out with a group of friends.
2.22 Tuesdays is a must go. Great staff and the chicken tenders are freaking delicious
Atmosphere was pleasant. The woman at desk the service desk was extremely helpful, informative and understanding. We had an enjoyable time. A little pricey before a certain time on Friday they offer specials on other days. We will return next time in town.
Really fun and had a good time and I had lots of good pizza there
the worst place you can ever go to bowl at. The customer service is terrible and very rude and disrespectful. The lanes are old, the ball kept getting stuck and missing pins. When asked they werent help fun. Dont recommend if you are trying to have good time.
Great for kids birthday party. The food was even good. Staff there is very attentive and friendly. Kids had a blast; great party
This place is clean and has a great atmosphere. Gets pricey quick especially if you’re eating/drinking.
Phenomenal specials, all the lanes worked great. Very modern with the ability to order right at your seats. Comfy bench seating instead of spinning metal chairs. I don't know if it was a good night or the chef or what but the first words out of my mouth about the taco Tuesday special was "these have no business being this good". 2.22 for a smaller taco is a little pricey but absolutely amazing. Plenty of stock of ball variety, clean facilities, solid bowling experience. Arcade is a little small but let's be honest, you're here to bowl.
Was there for a 5 year old birthday party. Very nice setup for little ones. A little on the noisy side.
Balls are weird with 2 thumbholes. However, staff were kind.
Fun times but the score board was not accurate. Sometimes knock down 7 pins, it'll give you a strike...knock down all of the pins it'll give you a gutter ball! We still had fun, just wish the score board was working properly.
This place is just nextdoor ro us, we go there when weather is not the best and we want to go do some activity with little fun and drink, we don't worry if we get tipsy as we can just walk back home. Very crowded in weekends and a bit pricey
This place is a dump. The lanes are not regulation, they aren't oiled, and they are very dirty. I brought my own ball and a brand new pair of bowling shoes. When we were done the shoes were filthy and gummies from all of the dirt on the floor. (See attached picture). It has been so long since they cleaned the place there are dust bunnies. (See attached picture).I spoke with Andrew about how dirty my shoes were and he told me that the person who rented the lane was told that a person should not use their own balls or shoes. I asked if that was because the place was so filthy that it would ruin a person's shoes or ball. He couldn't actually tell me why, I stead he just going in a circular argument that the person who rented the lane was told. My brother in law rented the lane and was not told. I will never recommend this place, and if it wants to be a dump then stop charging premiums prices. I am seriously considering further action to get replacement shoes because this place was beyond disgusting.
Love the atmosphere lived the food and the drinks were good but took awhile to come. Friendly staff and modern lanes with great music and plenty of huge tv screens
Some parts of the building were under construction. Staff was a bit lethargic: food and drink orders took forever to make it onto the table.
The wings are the best thing in the menu food wise. Margaritas not so much. The staff were very friendly and helpful, especially when our lane kept glitching.
A place to bowl and have fun, but out of the way. They can do better drink wise and arcade wise. Bowling was fun though ! E. Also after reading other comments, the bar was not good. They were teaching a new bartender which I understand, but she made a 4 count in bad increments which actually made it a 2 ( or 3) count (basically she didnt hold the bottle 90 degrees and the 'teacher' kept saying not yet but kept counting). Then proceeding to overcompensate with mixer.
Had a good time with friends here. We ate Wings with Sweet Chili sauce, a couple of Cheesy burgers and an Alley sampler, our food was piping hot and fresh when it came out, add ice cold beer with a positive vibe to our bowling games we had a blast. Definitely recommend hanging out here. They have a full bar and decent food selection beyond any old alley we've ever been to. With a positive atmosphere, good music, cool arcade games, nice lanes, great food, cold drinks make for an awesome getaway in Bethesda.
It is a nice place to bowl. Clean place with an attentive staff. The only thing I didn't like was that the bowling balls looked like a they had been carved up with a chainsaw!
Like it mostly because there is nobody there . Service is super fast because of that
Pretty good place. Its busy but good service and the prices are not outrageous.
Bad customer service. Manager was not friendly despite our over an hour wait to get a lane. Atmosphere is nice but that's about it. Corporate office will be hearing from us
Quaint alley...had a blast!
So expensive it's crazy and the food is not that good the drinks dont have enough alcohol it's like juice and they are rude.
It's fun for the whole family, nicevacr for a party for the young or old. The food is great, the bar fantastic and the price is reasonable, and the staff very nice and always help when you need it. Great place!! See you soon Bowlmor.
Under staffed,,,,but every one works hard to make your experience a good one. My waitress was great. The cons...my order took for ever, and really wasn't that good.
It’s fun and it was cheap for a Friday night $19.21 for unlimited games.
A great place to go bowling with friends and family!
So much improvement over the past 10 years!
Great place to host an event. Manager Blake Scott made sure every aspect of our party was perfect. The fajitas party food set up was amazing. My office team raved over how great the food and service are here. Its more than a bowling alley. It's a fun experience!!!
Nice place. Good food. Polite staff
Had a Birthday Party there. Great staff! Definitely a far option for a birthday party.
Great Drinks! Beautiful decor. And a great bowling experience.
The staff were amazing. Food was great! The women's rest room was kinda nasty.
Ok lanes. Poor. Very poor service. Fast food average quality.
Overall good place. Nice and accommodating staff. Good bartender. Main issue was confusion about what was and was not vegetarian for our private party.
Hated everything about this place. The lanes worked very poorly, we had to have someone fix our malfunctioning lane 3-4 times each game we played. It was so bad we tried to switch lanes but the second one was just as bad. The only things worse than the lanes were the employees. They attempted to charge me for twice as many games as I actually played. It took 30 minutes for them to understand that they were over changing me. Any bowling alley is better than this place.
Great bowling. Great decor. Good food. Tolerable prices.
We hosted a party here and not only was the management incredibly friendly, available, and helpful, the prices were reasonable and the wait staff was attentive. Will definitely go back again!!
Great venue for a company get together.
This Is definitely the furthest thing from the best Bowlmor I’ve ever been to… that would be the one located off of Shady Grove Road. We were very disappointed by this one. They have a limited selection of food and games especially in contrast to the Shady Grove Road location. Similar theme, just delivered poorly.
Great for family and date night.
Saturdays are crazy. The staff is amazing. Food was OK, and not a great drink selection.
Good place for Dates and hangout. Has a photobooth, games to play, bar, food and a nice bowling place. Definitely recommend
The Sunday bowling-special is very cool and makes this place incredible affordable, dining options are still rather pricey. Had a great time for a good price!
Definitely a strike
Check in was good, was told there was an hour wait but went back up to the counter and a lane was available. Bowled two games, asked for water three times and couldn’t get anyone to bring them. Went up to the bar and was told the bar was closed, go sit down and someone will be with you. I asked for someone to come to the lane and 15 minutes later someone arrived. We asked for water again and didn’t get it. Went to the other bar and finally got two waters. It shouldn’t be so difficult to get some hydration while I’m getting my bowl on. Party of 4 Saturday night 8:30 pm.
Very clean and organized. Food kind of pricey. Overall great experience.
Good ol' family fun. Equipment is a bit worn out and dated, but overall no complaints. Staff is pleasant and helpful. Sunday night is $2 special.
The place has been getting worse throughout the years. Terrible service and several open lanes without any people.
Great place to bowl around the area of Bethesda.
Went toddler bowling with two other couples this past weekend. Was NOT the place to bring your kids - even around 6-7pm. Service was extremely slow even when it wasn't busy, and they ran out of multiple dishes we ordered, only to find out 3-45 min later. Some of the staff was very nice, and the kids had a good time - so that was good. That said, don't waste your time here unless you're a teenybopper or college kid who doesn't care about decent customer service.
A great bowling location. You're bound to have a lot of fun
Interesting yet convenient location. The staff are friendly and helpful and will eagerly assist with any confusing matter. The booths are spacious, and the alleys are only a few steps away. 2 alleys correspond to each booth, but the rent per each alley is separate and fluctuates depending on the day of the week and time. Bowling shoes are required, though fortunately the price for them is fixed throughout the week. The atmosphere is pleasant with distinct retro vibes. Naturally the lighting is a bit dim. There is also a food/ drink bar, and an arcade. Overall, a great way to spend an afternoon or host a party.
Great experience. Great time to enjoy yourself with coworkers. Lane 23's reset button is a little finicky.
Best choice in the area. Even facilities are old. Recommend.
The lanes were really nice and the cashier was very friendly...... 10/10 would recommend to go
Very nice and friendly ace to enjoy with your friends and family, I love it the food is amazing.
Very nice bowling place with so many lanes. My bf took me there last week and we had great time. Went on a double date and obviously, am writing this one coz my and my baby won. Nice staff, friendly environment.
If you are any good at bowling, do not bowl here, they don't oil the lanes at all. There is absolutely no reason why a house ball should hook half way down the lane when I'm bowling this hard.
Environment has potential to be a great place for adults but the bartender who served us was terrible. I shouldn't have to continously ask for my change especially when its over $20 of change. Have yet to receive a receipt. Id rather have service from little ratatouille that ran by the lane. Other than those 2 occurrences, everything else was cool.
Nice lighting in the lanes area. Sufficient amount of space for playing. Bar area, as well as restrooms looks very outdated. The carpet in the very last lane over by the wall was very sticky to walk on, and it felt like it has experienced a massive spill of five large cups of sweet tea. This place could definitely benefit from a major face lift, inside and out. However, location is great, right near Bethesda downtown.
not a great experience. food and drinks took forever, and getting our change took even longer (on a non-busy friday night). on top of that, a rat ran across our lane, once while we were playing, again while we were waiting for our uber. a mess.
Nice bowling alley. Has a bar and tasty food. I recommend the nachos.
Best place..Lots of parking space, Friendly services..
Fun vibe and nice place for adult bowling on weekend night or kids during the day. Had a party there and 5 poubd cheeseburger fed 15 hungry 20 year olds. Pricey, but fun if you have the cash.
Just a little bit fun because he was like every body his looking for someone else so far no match.
if I could give this 0 stars I would. worst customer service ever. under staffed. everyone is rude. fire them all. just horrible honestly. the lady yelled at us because we didn’t know you can only get alcohol only if you’re bowling. just horrible service. will never come back and nor will my friends or family. :)
It's a cool vibe. BUT IT WAS SO HOT! Does their AC not work? Also, bowling balls were in ROUGH shape.
They need more servers but other then that the food & servers were great.
Girlfriend and I went on a weeknight, I think Tuesday? Good taco and drink specials, tacos were ok not great and there was an issue with the computer so had to switch lanes. Service was also scarce.
Lanes dont give but it was FAMILY friendly
Great time great staff but please don’t give me a Pepsi without warning when I ask for Coke. Inform me so I can change my choice.
I took in a large group of 26 kids and they accommodated us. The service was amazing and the place was clean.
Been to better less priced bowling places. Kids wanted to take me for Father's day.....
Place is amazing and fun. We easily spent 5 hours here thinking it was 2.
Very professional staff. Will definitely be back!
Great experience had a great time bowling, great atmosphere. Lost a star because of TERRIBLE service. Our waitress, Emily T, was rarely coming by. We observed her tapping other people on the shoulder when bringing food and walking by lanes that needed help and wouldn’t say anything. She asked us multiple times if we were ready to close our food tab (I suspect this was because she wanted two tips on one lane) when we were still bowling and ordering drinks. The lane next to us had to walk to the bar to get drinks because server did not help them after 10-15 minutes of waiting and acted as if we were inconviencing her. Overal, great experience besides the service. We would definitely recommend Bowlero and come back again. Hopefully having better service!
I was there for the grand opening which was great but my server who was Ervin was intoxicated and I dont know if his managers knew or not. But it was the worst experience being there. He placed my food order, my food went to the wrong table. It was sad and bad for business. I wont be coming back anytime soon unless Bree is my server.
The only thing that stopped me from giving them 5 stars is that the bathrooms were not clean. We walked in at a time when only one or maybe two lanes were occupied, I am sure they had staff at hand that could have checked the bathroom before the afternoon/evening rush.
Nice place to play, very clean and organized. The whole process from reservation to the actual party was handled quickly. The staff were super friendly, the kids had a great time. By the way there is a bar on the premises for the adults.
This place was really fun. We used a groupon for 2 hours of bowling and another one for 50 arcade credits. We all enjoyed ourselves and will definitely be back again.
Great spot, pretty good prices on food and drinks. Chris was a big help and a great staff member. However, the lanes tend to be very dry thus anyone who bowls a little more professional be aware.
I’ve been there with my company several times over the past spring and summer this year and more than three times had a really hard working and very kind and attentive server named Samantha. She is amazing! I called a couple weeks and spoke to Jeanette and she said she would pass along my call to her manager and I was hoping to get a call back and haven’t heard as yet. So please let Sam know how great she is; my company and other friends only come when we call and know she’s there! I hope she’s recognized for all her hard work and dedication.
Had a wonderful time at staff party. Really nice spot. The facility will cater your event. There are delicious menu choices to choose from. Full bar and appetizers. Shopping nearby.
The most poorly managed lanes in America. If you’re good at bowling avoid like Ebola for f@&$$$ sake.
Had an amazing time..
Great place to meet and have a good time!
Great atmosphere, good lighting and friendly staff.
Went with a group of friends on Saturday night. We waited from 6 pm until 8 pm for us to get a text saying our lane is ready. We did leave the premises at 7:30 pm to get some sushi. When we got back around 9 we got a lane right away. When we were waiting it seemed like a couple of lanes were open which is always a bit annoying, but who knows if those lanes were ready or not. Overall it was a fairly average experience. I would recommend you go on a week night to avoid the crowd and waiting for an awful long time.
What you would expect at a bowling alley, but poorly trained staff who didn’t really “get” what the customer needs/wants. Staff on phones and chit-chatting with each other. Some malfunction with the pin setup and scoring and very slow and difficult to get any help. Lots of room for improvement with staff, especially at bowling check-in desk
Gr8 place to enjoy with friends
Lanes are in good condition. It's a little tough to get food service sometimes. Pricey, so look for a groupon or other promotional discount. Great deals for kids summer bowling.
Great environment, good food & drinks, nice staff. The manager and staff made sure my family and I had a great time bowling. We are definitely going back.
Well maintained lanes and friendly staff. It looks like they're adding a POS at each lane, which seems like a good idea.
Decent spot for bowling. Nothing too fancy.
Family friendly atmosphere.
Great bowling alley. A lot has changed since I was a kid when I had to do all the scoring by pencil and paper. With large screen TV's, a full bar, arcade, and kitchen this is a fully equipped alley. The staff was friendly and prices were reasonable comparatively.
Food isn't so great and a little pricey, but the bowling was lots of fun.
Great family fun. We had a blast! The bar and food was great! Our server was superb!
great bowling alley for large groups
Great for adults and children. Qe always have a good time.
The lanes are very nice. Food is average and a pricey. They charged $3.89 for a soda water! I think that's a little much.
Desperately wants to be an upscale, night club bowling alley, does not really achieve the effect... but you'll still pay the rates typical of a 300 or the like. Go to the real thing and spare yourself (pun not intended) the disappointment.
Fantastic atmosphere. However, lane 25 was not up to par. Very noticeable right to left tilt. Not suitable for tournament or competitive play... The IBA will be hearing about this!
Awesome place to have a fun day!
Threw my sisters baby shower here and absolutely loved it. I will say for the price I thought the space we had would be closed in and there would have been more food. We ordered enough for 40 people but it was barely enough for 20. But that didn't even matter to me because the service was Awesome! The manager, Guy, did an awesome job of making sure everything was to our liking and we had everything we needed. The other staff were also very friendly and helpful. Good service is important to me and I would go back just based on that.
It took forever to get in. Always so crowded. Though nice people there. So many screw ups.
This place is a mess. Does anyone actually work here or care? I took my family here for bowling and dinner. I can't rate the food, as over the course of 90 minutes almost never saw a waiter and never managed to flag down anyone to take an order for food or drinks. Apparently you have to tackle someone here to get service. In terms of the bowling, this place is clearly poorly maintained. Our lane frequently malfunctioned, blocking gutter balls and leaving them out on the lanes, as well as randomly spitting pins out into the alley, and we couldn't find anyone to help remove them (this wasn't just my lane, it was happening in nearby lanes as well). It just got to the point where we gave up in the middle of a game as it just wasn't fun, and we left with two bowling balls and one bowling pin still stuck in the gutter (although the experience was so ridiculous that it was sort of comic relief). Also, if you actually care about the quality of lanes and bowling (I don't particularly), our lane was very clearly significantly warped. Finally, there wasn't a speck of hand sanitizer to be seen anywhere, but that's the least of their issues. The one positive is that when I mentioned our lane malfunctioning when I went to pay, they gave us our 2nd game for free, so there's that at least.
Very modern and with good food, bowling and video games. The service was friendly and the parking easy. We celebrated a birthday and it was perfect for all the age groups involved. They will play your videos and display pictures on their big screens if you bring in a DVD.
I enjoyed very nice place
Worst bowling experience. Balls were all dirty and we ended with black hands and dirty clothes after the first round. We complained at the check out but staff did not care. Waited 10 minutes for drinks and had to change lanes as one stopped working.
Cool atmosphere, subpar experience. Our lane was having mechanical issues, so we were switched to another lane that was also having issues. There were balls from previous games stuck in gutters and a bent bumper rail sticking into our lane. Food and drinks were unfathomably expensive.
I like this place for bowling better than the fancier ones around the mall and in Rockville. It's more nostalgic and the people we're nice so it was fun.
Quality is very good, but if you are looking to have a casual night of fun with a date, scratch it. LANES ARE OVERPRICED, took my girl out and we had to pay FIFTY DOLLARS for THREE games and shoes? Crazy
Nice bowling alley that usually isn't too crowded and has student nights.
This place uses laminate wood floorings instead of hardwood+oil. No oil, I wouldn’t recommend bringing your own bowling ball, it leaves marks and scrapes all over. The approach is way too slippery. This is a purely party place, if you’re looking for some decent bowling, I would recommend somewhere else. Not to mention that this place is ridiculously overpriced. Especially on Saturdays! They don’t offer refunds so we were stuck with playing 1 more game than we originally wanted. I would not come here again any time soon :/
Lots of fun!!!
We called ahead to make sure we could get a lane. The representative on the phone told us that the only way to reserve a lane was to pay $135 for a lane fee. We put our names in, but when we arrived we found out that we could pay per game, which would have been much cheaper. They refused to give us the cheaper rate. They also served us skunked beer. Overall it was an overpriced and not a pleasant experience. We wished they hadn't deceived us on the phone.
Very kid friendly.
Very hip and fun place, fun for kids, and also for adults.
Bowling, food, music and customer service was awesome
Nice people, nice place, fun experience!
Had a great time
The staff is amazing. Always friendly and smiling. There's a bar and an arcade with a decent amount of games. More than I've ever seen in a bowling alley arcade before. I go here for a league weekly and while the staff is great and we always have a good time, the lane maintenance seems to be lacking. Each week there always something going on with the ball return, or pins not resetting properly or frames just resting completely on the second ball. It's random. Also, the lanes don't seemed to be oiled, at all. If they fixed the lane issues it would be a wonderful place to hang. I mean if you aren't that serious of a bowler or not that hung up about pin accuracy, then yeah, its a good place to go.
Was fun! My son loved it.
Every time I come here, I have a great time. On Tuesday's they have 2 dollar Tuesdays, and either Friday or Saturday there's flat rate bowling. The are currently remodeling, but that doesn't affect bowling. Make sure you try the LoveMe Tenders - they are soooo good.
Great bowling but the place needs a reno. All electronics very outdated. TV feed kept going out. Bowling mechanisms failed a few times