Reviews of Playdrome Toms River (Bowling Alley)

821 Conifer St, Toms River, NJ 08753, United States

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REVIEWS OF Playdrome Toms River IN New Jersey

Lawrence Joseph

They don't take care of the place. Bathroom's are terrible. Equipment always breaking down. Broken bottle's in parking lot. Don't join a league there. Food is good.

vel johnson

Kathy is the best. Very helpful.

Lori Cummings


SUPER lion man1

Great leagues

Kathleen Kelly

Modern. Updated. Clean. Fun.

Scott Jenkins

Terribly maintained

Reginald Armfield

The employees r very friendly and helpful

Michael Cruz

Nice atmosphere fun place

Tony Sina


Chey No

We just went here for the first time for Saturday night glow bowling and had a great time! We had to wait an hour for a lane but that was okay because we played pool while waiting. It was supposed to be $5 per half hour but they didn’t charge us. When we bowled it was a lot of fun, the music was nice and loud and they played a good variety of music. Everyone in the alley was having a good time, the BYOB part was great, overall we had a good experience and will definitely go back.

ken hallihan

Great place to bowl with a friendly staff!

Yehuda Rubin

Great bowling alley, very nice people at service desk! Highly recommended!

J City

Took my nephew there and was lots of fun

Janette Dominski

Cool place to meet up with old friends

Jason Hurley

Great service

steve howard

Great place to bowl buy needs a renovation

Railroad Skater

Playdrome is an awesome bowling alley, good staff, good specials and good scoring lanes. It and Ocean Lanes are my top 2 favorites in Ocean County and it blows Finnigans and Strike Zone right out of the water!!!!!! My only complaint is PLEASE clean up or resurface the worn out brown spots on the approach (especially on lane 1) as it seems to create a little friction when I try to slide. I have scored better on other lanes without this problem. Otherwise this bowling alley is GREAT! Kathy is awesome!! Very friendly and cordial. Every bowling alley needs employees like her!!

Gloria Battaglo

I bow there for over 20 years

John Ipock

Love the pro shop. Carter is great

Lori vogel

Get nicer people to answer the phone. HOLY NASTY WOMEN!!!!!!!!!!Otherwise I love Playdrome.

Jennifer Palmerson

Monday night half price games ($2.50 / game) and $3 shoe rental. Plus, the onion rings from the snack bar were delicious!

Eric Karstensen

Nice family place to go and have fun

William Fortier

Went for a 5 year olds birthday party. it was great. We had access to a couple lanes with gutter bumpers. There are small party areas to celebrate and eat cake away from the alleys. Day glow and other wild colors added to the environment. The kids loved it. easy, automatic scoring for the people who actually care. There are other arcade games, small spot for food/soft drinks. Ample selection of shoes for rent, even in kids sizes.

Scott Wells

Good service and fun leagues!

Randy Brown

Cool place, nice atmosphere

Daniela Quiroz

To simple.

Joe Scott

Can't go wrong. It's a bowling alley!

James Zimenoff

This is a BYOB establishment. Be aware that open bowling prices are per person per game. Clean facilities and updated equipment make this a fun place to kill time on a weekend or day off.

Shane McCann

Not the best bowling alley you'll ever visit, but it does it's job nicely. Relatively clean & usually has lanes open at all times.

Jennifer Vega

A place for family and fun!!!

Anthony Renieri

Replace to bring the clit kids summer leagues when I League senior bowling children's bowling school bowling everything and everything

Logan Burnett


Joe Kay

It's a Bowling establishment, and it has a snack bar and the best pro shop you can ever hope to find.

Andrew Salvatore

Good place for the family

Jennifer Koester

Fun as always

Dave Smith

Good people and great atmosphere

Darren Maciunski

Been going for 35 years and always a great place to bowl and have fun. Darren

Motty Engelman

Very nice place with courteous staff but I couldn't find a ball that fit my fingers well

k hoffman

Don't go into where they sell food the food is terrible and overpriced

Joseph Lynch

Always fun place to go for whole family

Eileen Ciemniecki

Close convenient and half price bowling a plus

Andres Rodriguez

Bowling and bring your own booze

htpps. gacha.flower

So much fun and grate games and food

Rocko Raimondi

Great bowling...good light show!

Jessica Whisner

Good times. Lots of games and friendly staff. One of my favorite bowling alleys. Also BYOB!

Neil Nappi

Lanes are always to oily and never oiled properly. Lane bowls are old and chipped and haven’t been replaced in years nor has the rest of the place. For what you get the prices are also to high. Ocean lanes is still the best around here. Customer service is good tho if you get the right person

Carol Anderson

Joined a winter league, had a great time on our first night.

Esperanza Janssen

Michael Weiner


Nicole Montemaro

Not a bad spot to bowl. I prefer Finnigan's in Lakewood, because they have the best chicken wings, but ended up here for a birthday last weekend. Hadn't been here in a while, but it was just as I remembered. It's pretty big, lots of lanes, warehouse like ceilings. Mixed crowd, adults drinking, little kids having birthdays, not too many elder folk though, granted we were there at 10pm on a Saturday night. It's BYOB, being in recovery 6 years, it doesn't matter to me either way, but all the people I went with, this seemed to be a selling point for them.

Dave Adams

Not much other than bowling to speak of. Limited food and drink options. I had a league match and they put a birthday party right next to us.

Philadelphia Collins

Daniel Harrison

Cosmic bowling is fun.

YouSeen Extraa

Reasonable prices

Jennifer Narducci

Needs updating badly!!

Peter Goodrich

If it's raining or too hot come here to bowl.. Lol

P Westover

For a gloomy Sunday afternoon it was dead. There were a few birthday parties going on. I was a guest at one of them. The bowling alley staff were very nice and did their The party room set up nicely, pizza and cake were served. I wanted fries and my boyfriend wanted a burger. He ordered and paid, then I saw they made onion rings. Not looking at the price, I ordered them. The girl ringing me up asked for nearly $8.00 for a plate of onion rings. And when I said I changed my mind, because they were too much, she gave me an attitude. I was taken aback by it and when she cancelled the order to the cook, he also gave me an attitude. He stood there trying to justify the price by saying they were beer battered and made fresh, when I already cancelled the order. My boyfriend said he would get them for me, I walked away. My boyfriend said he told the cook to keep them. I will never visit the Playdrome again, UNLESS it's for a kids party. I may even think twice about that.

Bobby Sturr

Best alley around

Chaim Sternstein

Terrible service. Not friendly. Would not recommend

Georgia Bingham

We had a good time with my granddaughters birthday party, although the party assistant was a dud

Sylvana Budesheim

Biliards and bowling. My family had a great time.

Lisa Val

Mat Sohl

The staff is always accommodating and friendly, the facilities and atmosphere are tremendous. Plus, the food is first rate.

Mendy Kornbluth

Michael Pulik

Family fun...bowling

John Fischer

Nice family run business without the huge crowds at other places.

Mitchell J Feintuch

Clean and Friendly environment. The pool tables are a great addition to the bowling lanes.

Pat Hartman

Kids enjoy it but the lady at the desk could be alittle more pleasant

Moshe Twerski

Had a great time. friendly staff, will be ba3

William Dundas

It's a decent alley.

Udi Rosen

Highly recommended

Christine laboy

It was our first time here. It was also first time our 4yr old son bowled. We had a great time. We will definitely come back!!

enrique barrueto

Awesome for kids. Pretty affordable

Y Brown

Fun place for the family

joie Strick

Little too hot in there

BlamedGiraffe 45

This place is garbage the service is horrible and the place is so nasty the workers are old grumpy people with no soul and don’t even show the owner a Groupon ticket she will make some bs up I rather spend my life saving at ocean lanes then spend a penny here

Billy T

Been bowling after 20 years. The owners of great guy and they keep their lanes and bathrooms very clean.

Aaron G

It's an old neighborhood bowling alley. It's been there for ever I've been at a few birthday parties there for kids and they had done an absolutely great job. Was fun for everybody. Makes me wish I could go bowling a little more

Jake Ryan

Fun, old

Frederick Hansen

It was great , the food was delicious , the lanes have disco lights , an neon lights , with glow in the dark balls , witch is AWESOME , great atmosphere family oriented.

Pamela Roldan

margaret rychtarczyk

Not very satisfied

Melissa Harilaou

Was there in a Saturday nite and Kathy and the staff was great made our first time there memorable!! Def going back!!!

BiLL Turanyi

Clean, well maintained alley. Friendly, helpful staff. TONS of promotions to save cash. Good selection of house balls. Busy, but usually don't have to wait for one of 24 lanes. Kids love the chicken fingers and fries (very reasonably priced). Great way to spend a few hours during the summer. BYO for a fun adult time too.

Ryan Wood

Amazing place to go. Friendly staff and great food

tom noonan

Great kids party

Christina Cubillo

A great night out of fun and bowling.

יצחק סינדלר

Nice place

David Smith

Great place to bowl and hang out with family freinds co workers neighbors chalenge each other for7days a week


Very fun, good but repetitive music, excellent pizza, and the bowling was fun. The only complaint I have is the workers pushing in between people to sweep or deliver food.

Edward Lane

Kids have a great time when we take them.

Michael Salazar

Nice place for bowling and billiards.

Cody fairbanks

Always a great place to be. Good atmosphere, good deals & prices; overall great company

Johnny Eugenio

Lots of family fun and friend fun, gets busy very quickly and might have a long wait.

Devin Kendall Ward

BYOB, and a completely independent experience until there is a slighty frequent malfunction with the equipment, and you have to ask for assistance.

Richard Greene

Great fun.. not the most attractive. But les are well maintained

Chris Carrino

Good for a night out. They turn on the strobe lights at night. Not to big so make sure to call ahead to see if lanes are open. If you go at night expect to see some wasted people trying to bowl

Steve Schwarz

Great to go bowling with the kids


Friendly staff. Lanes are generally well kept and it BYOB.

Tiffani Saunders

Great staff an great lanes an great prices

Kerri Galindez

Too long of a wait but kids had fun!

theresa cangelosi


larry sivilli

It was right up my alley

Jo Pop

Had a good time. Early Sunday afternoon arrival offered us plenty of lane choices because it was slow. Lanes were clean, equipment functioned well. Nice staff. Prices were a bit high, 2 games and shoes was around $13.

Peter Kay

Place is clean. Look for discount times. Go with a bunch of people. Byob

Brett Stein

Held our son's birthday party here and all of the children had a great time. A huge value (service, fun, support, etc) for what we paid. The party room was warm and a bit uncomfortable, but nothing that couldn't be fixed. The kids enjoyed the bowling and pizza. Highly recommend for 6-8 year old age group.

rocquel barretto

Little spot but decent prices and a good time.

Greg Bullaro

Take control of the jukebox and you'll have a great time.

Richard Sommers


Trevor Potter

Tough shot but great place and good deals

Jamie G

Love this place, so many great memories

Ben Harrington

Friendly staff nice bowling ally

Amanda Thompson

My family had an amazing time here! The kids had a blast and the snack shop is very reasonable!

Tom Ruzzano

My niece had a birthday party there


Grandchildren had a blast

Glenn Slocum

Snack bar is a mess.Very disorganized.....

Shell C

Bowling. .. who doesn't like bowling?

Joanne Grzywinski

Alan Netzel

This is a review of my most recent visit only, because this is one that should be learned from. I called to reserve a lane for Thursday and specified the day, because I was trying to coordinate a group of cub scouts, I was told (very rudely, mind you) "it's first come, first serve only." I let my group know, and we agreed to arrive earlier in an attempt to guarantee a spot. Well, it turns out Thursday night is league night, which was not mentioned when I asked for Thursday, and they only have a few lanes available. I say I don't mind waiting, and am then told that they are waiting on another party (which is a reserved lane, on a night they told me was first come first serve). Our whole night was wasted, and probably could have been avoided if the person answering the phone had any conversational competence and would have actually listened to what I was asking and thought ahead. I want to say that usual small group experiences are 4* experiences, it's just what you'd expect from a bowling alley, and the new restaurant/snack puts out good food.

Kathleen Tegen

Had a fundraiser there for our dance team. Can't get over how much fun we had and Keith in the snack bar was absolutely incredible. Definitely will do this again

Howie Stefansky

A renovation can make it better

Allyssa Keyes

Loved it

William Schaedel

Thursday special $8.00 2-5PM. Bowled lots of games. Nice place.

Ken M

The best pro shop in New Jersey. Period.

Isaac Sindler

A really good place

Brian Dowd

While bowling is fun the place is aged badly and dirty looking (i.e. cracked paint, smells, old sigital system) needs an abundance of TLC

mickey corea

had a good time bowling with my girlfriend. not the best selection of balls. mostly small fingers on very heavy balls.maybe they should invest in some rental balls for the average person

Kathleen pachtinger

It's an awesome place to bowl and the staff is extraordinary. Bowl there it's a great experience

ling truck

My family and I go to playdrome all the time and we love it!! I’ve had two of my kids birthdays there and also been to a few, they never disappoint! Can’t wait to go back!


They should not ask people ( if they are by themselves) if they want 2 lanes while others are waiting.( Waiting list) They should only get one lane unless they have more than 4 people in their party. This lane is not considerate.This is not fair. Also the owners daughter gives out the wrong info to customers as far as open lanes while leagues are going on.Thanks to her I've waited over an hour to bowl.. Never going back & will tell friends to avoid these lanes


Lit dawg

Rich Menace

Pros: amazing pro shop, arcade games, food and drinks cafe Cons: only 24 lanes, building is pretty old Bowled here a lot when I was little.


I had such a good time there at my birthday party, a memorable party

Arielito Santillan

(Translated by Google) So cute (Original) Muy lindo

AJ Pascual

Yall Suck Ass, but I still love yall Sincerely, T-Stunna

Matt Byrd

Had a great time, don't be fooled by the retro look of the building and the BYOB is awesome because you don't get ripped off by paying $4 for a beer like in bars

Sarina C

Really cute for the kids on a Saturday afternoon. Family oriented.

Flint Leary

Great bowling alley everything is maintained great staff awesome snack shop

Nicki Dey

Avoid this place at all costs on the weekend! $4.5 a game..if you get to play! They set no time limit or game limit. I waited an hour, had food and a beer which it's BYOB. I figured I would play a game of pool to pass the time...the billiard room is $2 for a 30 min game PER PERSON! $6 for one game of pool, that's insultingly absurd. This place sucks! Not to mention the majority of the crowd here is that of the trashy sort.

Jake Bialas

Affordable family owned bowling alley. There are some arcade games and pool tables for some variety or to kill time while waiting for a lane. It’s BYOB so you can bring your favorite beverage and they have a snack shop that offers food. A jukebox is available so you can play your favorite music. Additionally there is a pro shop that is very helpful with choosing a ball and technique. My wife and I both were fitted for balls and really enjoyed the experience.

Shannon Keane

I DON'T RECOMMEND THEM AT ALL!!! They were so rude and nasty. I called because I had more kids then planned for my son's birthday. When I called I was told about a 3rd birthday option and was told it included everything the expensive party did except for the party room and party organizer, but I would just have to set up behind the lanes and do it all myself. I arrived 30 minutes prior to the party to set everything up and was then told that the party option included only the lanes, shoes, one pizza and one pitcher per lane. I would have to provide all decorations and paper products and my son would not get the bowling pin for his friends to sign. So my options were to pay $40 extra per lane, run out to the store to buy everything within the 30 minutes or deal with it. They would not accommodate me nor discount anything for my inconvenience. After about an hour of back and forth arguing, I ended up setting everything up behind the lanes and had to fight for a plain white table cloth, paper plates and forks. They wouldn't even let us use the paper products that would be used in their party rooms. I will never go back there again!

Rachel Schwartz

Great place! Great Staff! Kyle was super!

Kryzie Louis

Associate was very accommodating after a lengthy wait, great atmosphere

Regular Citizen

Worst service ever. Lied about having available lanes and then when we got there they where not very nice.

Alex Ross

Very long wait cheese fries to salty,

Mari Petersen

Great service! Fun birthday party!

Gregory Mcdade

Went to proshop to get my ball plugged and redrilled Alan knows his stuff!!

Laura Lake

Kailey's birthday, had a great time, staff was fantastic

Mark Kowalski



This place is awesome! I love their birthday parties, and their music is always great. It's been around forever, and it's always so much fun to go with a group of friends.

Laura Langel

Kathy that works there is fantastic. Makes you feel welcome. Great time!

Kevin Nance

A great time with the family !!

Ron Shaffery

My daughter is on the school team and has been to a few different bowling alleys. Shoes are lesser quality. Place needs to be updated.

Matthew Hartigan

Walked in with my 3 year old. Ratchety old hag behind the counter yells..actually yells at us. There's no open bowling today you can't bowl today. Cue nuclear toddler melt down. Thanks for that

Jenn M.

Great staff, very clean, and kids had a blast!

Bruce Engelhardt

Very generic bowling alley, has not been renovated in a very long time and it shows. It's an inexpensive option to go out for an evening.

Lauren Jurski

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