Reviews of Spare Time Entertainment (Bowling Alley)

525 Pleasant St, Northampton, MA 01060, United States

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At the moment this firm receives a score of 4.3 out of 5 and this score has been calculated on 490 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Spare Time Entertainment IN Massachusetts

General Truth

Was visiting with family and came here for Karaoke! Had a great time. I think the mics could be turned up a little so you can here people better. Overall a great time!

orlando quiñones

Employees were very helpful when needed. In the 1st lane, the balls get stuck in the left gutter and had to go out to get them out. Other than that, everything else was great. Pizza and fries were really good! Good variety of cold beer!!!


Great bowling place

Sonja Woods

Took the whole family for "kids bowl free" great atmosphere

Anna Puttick

My friends and I had such a fun time here at Spare Time. We especially appreciated one of your employees, John Flink. He was very helpful, patient, and friendly. Thank you for the amazing service!

Andie Klopfer

Good place, good people , good bowling either individually or on a league

Barrie Dixon

Lots of lanes, cafe, small games room (arcade). Went early evening, very quiet. Maybe they should have price banding to attract people during historically quieter times?

Delsie Parker

Very nice atmosphere free jazz concerts on Wednesday night's.

Peter White

Cheap, excellent bowling, excellent pizza, excellent fun!

Carmen Ortiz

Love it! Nice environment friendly ppl...

Susan Jones

I went to spare time bowling lanes in Northampton mass for a bowling tournament and I had fun and the employees were very helpful with getting my bowling shoes for me and the employees did a very good and I would recommend spare time bowling lanes in Northampton mass to everyone to go to for fun and good service.

Nick Menard

I like the work they do here, feels like they take there time and do right the first time. Id recommend

Kenny korazonez

Nice place to gather and spend time with family and friends.

Rob Lee

Commenting on the city sports grille. Great food, great service, great jazz music.

Alan Polanco

Good bar

Hank Allan

Nice. Good atmosphere. A bit of a wait and not cheap but worth it - fun!

Yt leaf

Family place

Nicole McGrath

Great place to take the kids!!

Elizabeth Prentice

Great place to bowl in the area.

Josh Hughes

Great time and great prices!

guy p

had a good time, wasn't to expensive. the bar had good jazz music. the bar smelled like piss, but I still had a good time.

James Miehls

Too many teenagers. Mediocre service and bordering on indifferent. Terrible food. The perfect bowling alley!

Karen Julian

Loved it. Spent my 33rd birthday there.

Regina Ramsey

Friendly Staff, food was great and catered to every crowd. My favorite spot with the kids

Sally DeJesus

All around great experience! Good pizza, friendly and attentive staff, disco bowling was awesome!

Jesse Mckamey

Best place great staff

Jeff Baker

Really good food! Busy, staff was fun.

Daniel Martin

A fun place attached to a bar with decent prices. There's a small arcade inside that has a couple good games. There's a few nights a week they have insane deals, and it's definitely worth checking it out then if you're hard up on finding an activity.


I went for the Thursday night jazz , awesome!

Kaitlin McQueen

1) Impossible to find a ball that wasn’t 15 pounds or a ball with Small finger holes 2) The waitress was extremely rude & yelled at me and my friends for drinks that were spilt even though we had just showed up. Heard her yell at other customers, too. 3) Only 2 bartenders for the entire bowling alley which is insane. The line was ridiculous and makes it impossible to get a drink while a game is happening.

Lindsey LaBelle

Great experience. Great staff, especially the manager Sarah. Very friendly and accommodating. Phil at the front dest and kevin in the kitchen created a great experience

Kenneth Lafleur

Kids birthday party. Although there was employee help, didn't interact with the kids like some other places I've been to, and for whatever reason. No music what's so ever.. made for a dull atmosphere..

Peter M. Kruslak

Well maintained bldg nice staff and great pizza

Aaron Desmarais

Nice place and they have good deals for night time bowling at a great price

Ryann O

Great place for family fun. Prices could be more affordable but the staff is friendly and the environment is clean and well maintained.

Kate Larocque

Took the kids bowling had a blast

Khayteese DaCreechaz

Friendly staff, ok food, good music and good vibe.

Michelle Reynolds

Fun location for the money. But my ball failed to light up. The lights used are a variety of different colors. The florescent walls did not light up... overall fun place. Good place to bowl for cheap money.... Still better then pinz

Play Jr

Went with son. Hadba blast. Lanes decent. Staff was very nice. Good place for family fun n kids

Steve Nystrom

Tuesday night jazz was AMAZING! The show was terrific, and the jam session afterward was even better! Man, I wish we had something like this where I live.

Melanie Donovan

Had my daughters 7th birthday party there a few weeks ago. It was AMAZING. Jen was so helpful and great with the kids. She set up the lanes for us, gathered all the light weight balls and brought over ramps for the little ones. The food was decent (just pizza, but the kiddos were happy) and the birthday girl got to keep a bowling pin signed by all her friends. Plus, Jen followed up with a sweet, handwritten card for my daughter wishing her a happy birthday. The bowling alley is clean and has plenty of shoes and bowling balls, the staff was friendly and helpful and we will definitely be going there again as a fun family night out.

Brendan Sullivan

Been bowling here for quite a long time, and have always enjoyed it. This location has recently been renovated with a new parking lot as well as new seats and tables at the lanes. The food menu has also been expanded, which is pretty good. The new score keeping machines are nice and very easy to use. Also there are plenty of balls of all hole sizes and weights available.

Ben Sloot

I always enjoy Sunday bowling the best if trying to avoid tons of people.... Sunday late afternoon seems quieter

Kane Kurtyka

Fun for a night out with family and friends, can be very busy some night's, to the point that they may not have any lanes available.

David Drinkwine

Kids liked it

Zuleika Suarez

Great place to bring the family

Clifford Wheelock

Great Environment for the whole family to enjoy.

Rosalind Liebenow

Nice place great cosmic bowling but it's a bit spread out if kids want to play at arcade and you bowl

David Cummings

Very fun, they have great food,a bar that is separate from the bowling area for the grown ups. A game room. Great fun.

Susan Wallen

Great venue for good music, good food, reasonable prices. Fun way to listen to jazz on a Tuesday night!

Karen newsome

Had a great time this weekend at Spare Time. Everyone was so helpful and friendly. Sarah the manager went above and beyond to make our time even more enjoyable. We will be going back very soon and bringing friends. The food was great and very well priced. Loved the whole experience.

Jeremy Ledoux

Fun time, friendly employees, alcohol is priced well, especially for the area. Facilities are clean and well kept. I would definitely bowl here again.

Milagros Lopez

Awesome place to bowl enjoy time with family & friends

Shannon Hadley

Excellent time. Pretty clean. Good music and food choices.

Brian Pamaylaon

Fun place to hang. Family friendly too!

A.D's Adventure

Good place to have family time or hang out

Andrew Zucchino

A clean and well maintained facility. Plenty of lanes which are kept updated and fully functional. There's an attached bar which is very well separated from the bowling space, and has live music ever week. Great for a night out or just a fun time.

Steve Estelle

Fun time with family. Kid friendly.

Erik Rosa

Beautiful crowd. Only thing, is I went in to use a birthday coupon on my birthday, but it was only certain days that the coupon could have been used. Even though I ended up paying :-) it was still worth it LOL. It just reminds me that I need to bowl more often to catch up on my skills LOL! I just told the husband I let him win :-)

Chris Bryant

Great birthday party at spare time bowling

Frank Mercado

Not bad, but it was really hot last night

Mike racine

Great place to have some fun

Maribel Davila

It was very fun the staff was very friendly .I would definitely go again.

Elizabeth Mais

Great place great music.

Adi Pan

They give one free bowling game every month if u sign up with them on email. Decent bowling alley.

Joe Ferrer

Fun, good food and service. Would have 5 stars if bathroom wasn't so gross


Lots of fun for kids and adults!

Giorgia Nicolini

I love Thursdays when you can dance salsa and bachata

Sydney Bridges

Typical older bowling alley. Great prices

Netanya Ortiz

I’m LOVING the new salsa nights on thursdays. Perfect dance floor, great dj, and so far all the drink I’ve gotten have been perfect! Very welcoming environment. Classes available in the beginning of the night. Perfect for any level dancer. Hope this event continues!!

Rachel M

Kind of the only place around the area to go, not the nicest place I’ve been in. They keep it clean and food is mediocre. Staff is nice 4 out of 5 times. No complaints.

Luna Kai

Food takes a little long but great customer service and nice lanes.

John Gauthier

Food, Staff and atmosphere are AWESOME!

Shawn Connelly

Was in the bar for a karaoke contest. Cheri and Holley are great bartenders. A hidden gem!

JP Magoots

I don't bowl, but their bar is THE spot for Tuesday night live jazz with guest soloists. Get there early because it fills up fast.

Umar Zahid

Similar to AMF Chicopee

Caleb Rounds

It's bowling dinner well. there are a great many lanes. The music is a bit loud, but that's alright. Waiters circulate to bring drinks and food.


I have been here a few times and it is a lot of fun!

Jeff LeBoeuf

Great fun always

Alyssa Sopet

The bowling alley was a bit more expensive than I'm used to. Only the specials seemed worth it. Also, when we went, the snack bar was closed and wasn't going to open until 430/5. I've never been to a bowling alley where they didn't have the snack bar open while you bowled. Definitely disappointing. On the plus side, the staff was friendly and we did have a lot of fun.

Gary Wolfe

First time bowling here brought some my church members for an outing. Phil was a great help and answered all my questions and set us up for a great event. Fun time had by all will be back for another bowling event.


It's a nice place very nice people. Not expensive.

Christopher Johnson

Love the bar. Love the bartenders.

Caitlin LaPlante

Really friendly staff who are willing to help with anything :)

Nancy Cote

Best crew of any bowling center I've ever been to. I can walk in there feeling down and everyone who works there brightens my day! From front desk staff to snack bar and bartenders. And the food there is amazing! I can't believe the quality from a bowling alley. Literally the best quesadillas I've ever had. Shout out to Cheri, Holly, Heidi, Phil, Sarah, Savanah, Rick and Jonathan. Thank you for all you do :)

Russell Matson

Great nachos, claw machines, beer, what more can you ask for?

Joan Mikasha-Alexander

Salsa babachatta and kizomba social was so much fun with DJ Rodger

Janet Stewart

Good, friendly service; reasonably priced drinks.

Ruth Griggs

Jazz scene is crazy here. I know you don't believe me, but every Tuesday night at 7:30 (EVERY) is 3 straight hours of top notch jazz. If you like jazz, and crave live music, this us where you belong. Good food, wonderful friendly crowd. Go. You'll thank me.

Auburn Ramos

I had fun there I went with my kids they had fun too we went on a Saturday night they had a special for $85 where u get to bowl with 5 people a large pizza and a pitcher of soda

William Wisniewski

First time taking the family bowling! We all had a great time!


Great place to have fun

Vilmary Santiago

Super fun place to go with friends , ok food but good overal.

Vanessa santiago

Staff was wonderful pretty cool they do a 9 to 12p special where you can bowl unlimited for $12 includes shoes. Kids had a great time

Maria Rose

Quaint old timey bowling alley feel .Good selection of draft beer. bartenders are really sweet

Francisco Martinez

Fun place to visit with family and friends...

Derrick Liu

Great price for Monday night bowling, very inefficient process of giving out shoes.

jarred talbot

It's ok , food is pretty standard bowling alley food. Prices are a bit high and staff is just ok I guess. All around a good place most days out. Little out dated on decor though!.

Mark Karma

The place is very great. Didnt go there on a busy day so many open an available lanes, still a few others bowling to not feel completely alone. The only issue I had was trying to find a decent weight ball (9) with decent sized finger holes (M) but other than that, staff was very friendly, place was clean and everything worked well.

danica ali

Unity Christmas party, and the floyd Patterson band.. we had a Blast, we Love Spare time BOWL Northampton, MA.. Thank you to All...

Brian Garcia Sr.

I love spare time. I wish sundowners could return to the hamp. It would be great get the right price and they would return.

Jeff Chaet

Every Tuesday night 7 30 to 1030 they have jazz on the lounge with excellent musicians Until 9 then open jam session with local musicians joining the weeks featured players Free with donations encouraged The Food is 5 star excellent apps fresh seafood burgers salads Fun relaxed atmosphere with superb reasonable prices for food and drink

Lucas Depalo

This Bowling alley is the best one I've ever been to

Jesus Vazquez

Had a great time

wes weaver

Very good cheeseburger! You have to go to the bar to get a beer. Kind of a pain...

Susan Dias

Great band...Backatcha. Food was really food as well.

CrystalEric D

Fun for all

vlad katalnikov

Its was a right place at right time :)

Laurena Hernandez

My husband's band play in the really nice bar. Bowling alley fun and family friendly.


Had some coupons to make it a lil cheaper, and had a good time with friends. Not remarkable as a bowling alley, but has everything you'd normally expect.

Tim Strawberries

Good spot. Not a huge bowler but when I go this is the place

Beth Kruzlic

Good times

Mike Simonoko

Friendly fun atmosphere

Joshua Weightman

Great for bowling, air hockey and pool. I had some great memories there. Hope to return soon...

Steven Tilligkeit

Clean and fairly priced. Nice bowling lanes.


The Thursday deal is great. For 14 dollars you get 3 hours of play time. Pizza is not bad especially for free. Staff are very friendly and helpful. We needed to charge our phone staff was very helpful showing us where the plug was. I liked the music they were playing. Definitely a good spot for friends family or couples.

Dwight Lee

Bar, restaurant and bowling, Great place for the family

420 Daddy

Great place to burn some calories and eat good food.

Jeanne Reed

I had the winter lager and it was very good and made me feel very good

Dan Fisher

Great place

john Vicaire III

Its great if your looking for a good time with friends and family.

Hasson Henry

Nice staff n great 90smusic also good vibes

B Booski

Best place for family time and fun

Rhonda Tischofer

I go here every year for my cousins birthdays. Great place and stays open late.

Genoveva Gonzalez

Good hospitality

Amy Jou

The weekday specials are really worth it. The place is clean and looks well kept. Only complaint is there were several miscounting of the score at the lane we played.

Edwin Adames

Been a great alley for years, still is! They have recently made serveral welcome upgrades to freshen it up. Will continue going for years to come.

Bobbi Jo Cliche

Love the active screens

Bee Hill

Six of us went on a Saturday afternoon after being turned away in Chicopee (due to league games). Spare Time had plenty of lanes open. We were served quickly and started bowling in minutes. We did have a small problem with the ball return. It was always the same player's ball, so maybe it was the ball? We played 2 sets that lasted for 90 minutes total. The price came to an average of $12 each player. We had a great time.

Dottie Thomas stylzebydottie

Had great time there for my son's 7th bday!! Staff was awesome

Daniel Catlin

Fun and family friendly

Cecil McLaury

Nice bowling alley. Good facilities and nice people.

Inna Stytsenko

Great place to spend time bowling with family and friends. I would have given 5 stars but I felt like the music was way too loud. It felt like we were screaming at each other while talking.

Janitza Rosa

Good place to play

cameron ramsdell

Great bowling alley. Food was supprisingly good. Prices were good for normal hours. Was supprised how busy it was for a Sunday afternoon. Would highly recommend this place if you haven't been.

Casper Friendly ghost

Very nice place more in weekends disco bowling

Chip Spaulding

Had my grandaughters 7th birthday party here on 2/23/19. The bowling staff did a nice job setting up for the party.

Lauren Thompson

A neat little place to bowl in Northampton. If you come on Tuesday nights, they have live jazz featuring the Green Street Trio and a special guest musician that changes from week to week. The jazz crowd is an interesting bunch of people, but they are very friendly. If you do end up coming for jazz, is recommend getting there early (the performances start at 7:30, but you should get there at 7:00 or earlier) if you want to snag a table.

Jonathan McAvoy

It's a really nice bowling alley but I felt it was a little too pricy. It cost us $28 for two games and shoe rentals.

Tim Gee

Not a good place, came with some friends and reserved a place in line. The light skinned African American that works there goes by the name of A.J or "Allen" let a a large group of his friends in ahead of us. When confronted became nervous and agitated said his "management" allowed them to take 2 lanes even though he was flirting/hugging and spinning them around. Clearly let him friends in and had us waiting for hours.

John Jackson

Great facility, and family friendly

Jacob Maier

Fun place. Nice people and killer spicy curly fries

Gary Benoit

It's not bad. The place is kept pretty clean and the lanes are in good shape. It can make for a nice night out with family and friends. I wouldn't recommend this for a couples night out, unless you are both really into bowling and don't mind the noisy atmosphere.

Roe Tiago

Fun times!

Adam Wuoti

Great bowling and food

Fiona Lowry

Cheep drinks and fun bowling. They have late night specials but the place is defiantly towny and a little grungy.

Serena Hansraj

Fun and easy to get to from town. Fairly nice and clean. Food is okay and good enough for a kid party.

yudy kotjah

It was our first time there. The staff was very pleasant and helpful.

Scott Denesha

Except for all the little ones running around after midnight unwatched

Drake Descant

I had a super great time here. The prices are bad (compared to other bowling places) and everything was clean. The lanes were nice. Nothing to complain about at all.

Samuel Redman

I like bowling here. I've been to many lame bowling centers in my short life, and this one is absolutely better than average. Beer, good pizza, nice clean lanes. I'll be back for sure.

Ziad Dagher

Celebrated my daughter's birthday there, and the service was excellent. Highly recommended.

Jansen McNay

Fun place, although one of the lanes was consistently counting pins fallen that had not. No big deal.

Danielle J

Waited over an hour and a half for a lane to bowl, even though lanes seemed empty. Then the price was OUTRAGEOUS when they were able to spare us only one game. Never going here again.

Sarim Ahmed

Expensive and overall poor quality, staff are not very helpful. Bowling is fun but everything seems to be outdated.

Donovan Arthen

Friday night is disco bowling night! Nuff said.

J0sh B

Nice place food and drinks

Ron Kimball

I think this alley is one of the best in the area!!! We can always rely on spare times for a great time

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