Reviews of Showplace Entertainment Center (Bowling Alley)

141 E Service Rd, Staten Island, NY 10314, United States

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REVIEWS OF Showplace Entertainment Center IN New York

Peter Delessio

Went on a date with my wife here recently and it was like stepping into a time machine. Retro dating! Good times!

James Nye

It is one of few remaining bowling alie on the island and had a direct access to a pizza shop and very clean lanes and friendly staff it a overall great place to hang with friends for the night


Some arcade machines are broken, the pool haul is closed until further notice, but the bowling is fine I guess.

Joe Hayes

We had our soccer team's end of year party at Showplace. We had a party room and catered food for the adults and 2 lanes for the kids all for a very reasonable price. Natalie, our party coordinator, took care of us from start to finish! I would definitely recommend Showplace to anyone looking to have a party for a team or organization.

Vincent P Harden III

Great staff good bowling Poorly stocked bar not many beers to choose from...they always run out of what they do stock says they have pool tables but that’s been closed for years

John Marra

Very fun bowling alley. The food isn't good tho

Jason Guzman

This place by my research looks decent just if it were me in charge I'd put a huge facelift on this show but I'm not the ringleader there am I!

Jonathan lehn

Good bowling fun!

rich sheahan

Place is run down. No more billiards, the nice pool hall closed. Half the Arcade machines do not work. Prizes in some machines are still in there from the 90's. Comedy center never opens. Place has potential but owners apparently do not care.

Joseph D'Antuono

I took my kids bowling. How much can you say about a bowling alley. It was a bowling alley. I wasn't overly impressed. Nor was I disappointed.

Thomas P

Not the cleanest place and the staff doesn't really seem to care about anything

Lucille Mack

Something there to do for all the family..bowling, games ,pizza,comedy club and card show the beginning of every month!

Amanda Parsons

i came here tonight with my boyfriend at 10:45pm and tried to get a lane which place was semi busy and the girl at counter denied us and said they are closing. the website and online says 12:00midnight so we drove 20 mins for nothing and had to cancel on the others that were meeting us there. poor business to do that to customers. will not be coming back.

Ivan Rogers II

A bit of a trip but it is worth it, it has an arcade and places to eat. I remember it used to have a billiards room but during my last trip it was closed. Hopefully that opens back up.

vanessa gharib

Clean ...people very nice ...

Steve Hong

Comfortable .. kind people working there..

Keith Mcwhite

Ample parking awesome staff

Hector Perez

Beautiful lanes

Carrie Finney

Great fun with family.

Allen Edwards

Good times..

James D.

Love the condition of the lanes.

Charlotte Mccorey

I wemt here for a school trip last fridau, and it was amazing. The place is clean, and they have multiple sizes of bals for everyone. The TVs for each lane work well and have fun pictures for the number of pins you knock down. Theres even a little Tv next to each lane to show whos im 1st and all that. The pizza is delish, super warm and fresh and chessey. The arcade was fun, which is good for 8th graders. So, if you are coming here for a school or work event, or just some family fun, you will be pleased!


This location sucks hiney

Michael Narikulam

The only thing that is a con about this place, is that it's hard to find the right ball size and weight to bowl with. The selection is very limited. But other than that, great place to bring families, friends, or make parties.

Robert Boyte

Was a very pleasant experience. Many changes have been made in all areas of the complex, especially the game room. I truly look forward to visiting again and seeing what other improvements are being made. Keep up the great work.

Ron Watson

Nothing great but there's only 2 bowling alleys in Staten Island so your choices are limited

Daniel Magnuson

Absolutely fun whether you're good at bowling or not.

Darrell BooneGaming

I personally love bowling. The parking is good but the only reason it is not 5 Stars is because their food prices are over the quality it really tastes like

Fred Alvira

Great atmosphere and good cheap food.

Jeanna Lodestro

Great time

Delmar Morris

They've got time crisis 3 No quarters tokens only Most of the games work

Susanrtyj Gallichio

Nice place to hang with friends

Christopher Siani

It was nice i bowled a 144 in the first game

Brendan Armstrong

Show place bowling was your regular bowling experience.

Daniel Scarpati

Great for some evening/late night bowling! Colorful lanes with an exhilarating A/V system. Fun arcade, too. Only reason it doesn't get five stars from me is because the prices are pretty high for bowling and my lane had some technical difficulties while I was there with a friend (they didn't refund us the 15 minutes we waited for the lane to be fixed and they charge by the hour here).

Jijo Philip

The place was nice and spacious, though the bowling space that was given to us had issues with the machine where the names are entered and had to switch lanes. The next problem came with the pin's not being placed properly each time the player switch turns. Had to reach out to the table multiple time to ask for reset. Hoping they would maintain their machines regularly and so the whole family could enjoy their time out there. In general, had a fun time the ambience is nice and friendly. There is an arcade center as well to play out for every one and a bar for the adults. a fun place for the whole family.

Quin Wilson

This place has no heat. The lane kept acting up. We lost time bowling fixing the lane.

Angie B

Terrible costumer service, the young guy basically threw my bowling shoes at me. Treated me with such disrespect

Barbara Barsotti

Always a nice pleasant environment. Very Polite staff. Food is good and My kids love going.

William Maisonave

The owner was very rude. I waited on a friend to join me and while doing so was asked to leave, in spite of buying food while waiting. I would never go back here.

Jeanna Torres

Really great place to have a party or for a fun day out. Outside is not appealing but the bowling alley is clean and up-to-date.

Victoria Ward


Baph O'Met

Bowling. Pizza. Comedy club


It's a dingy entrance. Noting interesting a bowling hall, pizzeria, and arcade. The Plaza is also home to a prefabricated home sales, a gym, comedy club and fast food restaurant.

J .b

Fun fun

David Fanning

Nice place for bowling with the family. Little bit of a mixed crowd though, even during the day. Not sure how I feel about my kids mixing with the drinking before 5 crowd.

brian Sammis

Alot of children running around and very daughter did love it... first time she went bowling....


This place is the best place ever.The staff is is very kind.This place is literally my dream place best place to hangout date and go to the arcade!!!!!!!

GS Fermium

Went Bowling with family here! It wqs very fun!

Ray Carr

i am not a bowler,,i went to see a friend, wow this place needs a massive renovation it is dirty,,and looks like there are a lot of empty space for rent ,,i can see why

Joseph Torres

Had a great time at my nephew's birthday party loved it

Sean Torres Sr.

Ez to get to, lots to offer

Lonnie Delon

One of my favorite places to go. Great service

Rachael Sullivan

Very very dirty place.Employees are very rude.The pizza place is extremely dirty.They never use gloves and never ever smiles.The bathrooms are absolutely disgusting.Always problem with the bumpers and they don’t even care when you let them know.Stay away from this place.

Kevin Kerbis

Fully maintained lanes, great bartenders, arcade games and billards. Top notch entertainment in a convenient location.

A Smith

Ok place to bowl. Would be allot better if they had kids assistance devices. The little bowlers love the little racks.

Lisa Walker

Nice place, good service for our work holiday party

Veronica Wyatte

First time here. I'm from Indiana. Great people

Patriotic Rider

Always have a wonderful experience when going to Showplace Entertainment Center. The atmosphere is very inviting. The management and staff are professional and friendly. They have a pro shop on site as well with top quality bowling equipment. The restaurant located at the Center has fantastic food. The cleanliness of the establishment is top notch. Can’t wait to go back. This has become one of my favorite places.

Baltazar Najarro

The machines kept stopping for no good reason.

Mike Anzalone

Good lanes parking lot and more to do.


Manager on Saturday night is nasty!!!

Anthony Bobo

Great place. Had a.good time

carl washington

Good food

Tyisha Johnson

Loved it here with daughter and friends

joe mastropiero

Got a lane easily and the price was good. Definitely aim for a weeknight

kathy franceschini

Alot a fun but to spend it

Peter Ventura

Passed this place a million times and never saw a movie there. Not bad at all. Saw a kids movie and it wasnt that crowded.

Francine Rispoli

I absolutely love showplace and the entire staff! They make you feel right at home! Pizza and drinks are amazing! We always have a great time when we are there!!

Cynthia Yalartai

It was great, enjoy the time spent with friends and family.


Horrible lanes always breaking down. Carpets dirty. Gum stuck on the carpets. Poor management.

Laura Iommi

Showplace Bowling Center ended a school sponsored event for special needs children an hour early due to a "tournament coming in". I stayed and let my son bowl anyway (& had to pay for what was supposed to be free). This "tournament" had their people just arriving even over an hour after the school event was ended early. Extremely disappointing that this place would cut short a children's event unnecessarily. NOT RIGHT TO DO TO CHILDREN WHO WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS EVENT! Shame on them!

Cornelius Wilson

I love bowling.. so 8 really liked this place

Matt Clairmont

A very modern bowling alley with several different "styles" of bowling. Traditional bowling is still available but called "bowling plus" and provides more statistics for each player from both a frame and game level. Pizza is pretty good too. Definitely will be bringing the family back!

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People ROFL when they see FRIRND on the board

Kristina Montesano

Crazy busy on a Friday night and games can get pricey.

Yeet Master

Really fun bowling alley right near Wendy's so if not wanting there food go to Wendy's after a good bowl and fun at the arcade

Mark Harris

Decent. A little on the expensive side. 2 adults 1 child. 50 bucks for a hour. Sorry not worth it. But it's just my opinion.

Jacqueline Handy

So much fun on a date night

Mitchell Kornblum

Two hours of great bowling. No stuck balls, perfect pinsetting!

Eric Puletti

Great place to go bowling, just look up when the leagues are so you do go when they are full of people and have no lanes open


Fun with my kids and my niece. Always a pleasure to visit.


Cold Prices over priced Not too clean

Ashley Mendez

We went there a couple of days ago to have a good family experience. The service was HORRIBLE! They made a mistake when we asked to play a certain amount of games. We paid over $80 and didn't even finish playing a single game. & even though they owned up to their mistake they refused to fix it.

dona deen

Great bowling ally

Waleska Serrano

Horrible place to have a child's party. They weren't prepared when we got there early to set up balloons and cake, and the manager was an unprofessional douche. He didn't care one bit to make the customer happy. Only 2 of the young girls working there were helpful and caring. We understand you can't give in to whatever your customer wants, but he gave us the impression that "it is what it is, take it or leave it". I easnt going to let my 5 yr old & his friends down, so he knew I had go take it. At least fake it if you're going to be in the position you're in cause people like that are just bad for business!! He put my son's 5 year old birthday party in a lightly dimmed lounge, that they use as a pathetic run down comedy club. I never approved such a party place for my child, who would?!?! HORRIBLE HORRIBLE HORRIBLE

Shaker Krit

Good for bowling. Fun place just dont go when theres a tournament.

Lorenzo de' Medici

Bar added phoney drinks to my bar tab that I DID NOT ORDER. Told me there was nothing they could do and ‘someone’ ordered 2 mixed drinks. Absolutely shady place and had to dispute the charges with my bank as a result.

Jessica Rodriguez

had so much fun with my twins bowling it was one of our first time

George Brim

Been going for 11 years, yet they never mentioned a fund raiser they were doing.


Newly renovated bowling alley very welcoming and fun.

Ali Loukzade

Fun place

Lisa Swan

It would be better if there were more to do here.

Elaine Pavis

Looney Bin Comedy Club.....awesome time!!!!

Hersheypark18 Hershey

The bowling alley is amazing amazing fun drawings anymore


Good that's it can be empty at times. Bad because it loses quality when it's empty.

ariel reyz

Staff treats you like garbage and lanes keep breaking AND no wifi

Yidy Schwartz

It's a nice bowling alley, however, the bumpers don't work properly and some kids had a challenging time with it. In addition, the people in charge there didn't seem to be the nicest people and treated us rudely.


Good for kids to do things such as bowling, pool and games. Outdated, a little expensive.

ikey levy

Great bowling place

Paula Oliver

Went here once for a school fundraiser. At the time they did not have the appropriate equipment for the younger children. I have heard since they have gotten the kids bowling apparatus. The issue I had was that a couple people didn’t have pizza because they ran out, yet they paid. I think as a respectable business you get 2 extra slices and work it out with the organization later.

carissa byrd

Nice and clean

Matthew Leavy

Easy to get a lane, clean, and a friendly staff.

Brittani Andrews

Always a great place to bowl. Great for the kids, a date, a night out with friends. Food is average. Cute arcade. Nice place.

Elizabeth Hillier

Great place for kids!

Mo Nitty

Alright place if your in town to bowl.

jaime miranda

We had more expectations for our sons 5 year old birthday party. They showed us two decent roomes months ago. Today we had neither and were forced to: - listen to the manager demoralize two young girls. Totally lucky his staff are young girls that know no better. -had my son's 5th year old party in their dark and sad excuse of a comedy club.... -Classie manager could give 2 sh!ts if you complain and your left with zero options. I hope I see you again you POS. -$900 for sh!ty food, dump of a kids venue and dark hole in the wall. Listen, it's not all bad the young staff try their best and now I know, where to have a bachelor party or where to film my next Corp HR compliance manger training video. I only pray my son and all his guests forget today... I sadly won't and today left a brain stain for life.... If you don't agree with my review that because you had one of the two REAL party rooms.. not the sh!ty dark room that needs/ screams insurance job.

James Bruno

My family and I like this bowling alley. Very modern and up to date machines. Well kept and clean. Great place to bring your family to.

Thomas Hockenberry

This place used to be fun to come to. Just was there other day and found alot of lanes not working couldn't play additional games because of computer problems. It just didn't seem like it used to be. Place needs to be renovated. Need better management

Kay Smith

Wow I lost my wallet I called there to see if they found it a girl answers I asked her if anyone found a wallet she got nasty then hangs up. All I needed to no was yes or no! I'm super upset about the customer service :-(

Tabatha Silva

Fun time! Had my son's birthday party here and everything was included in the package. Our guest had a great time

Chris Nerline

fun for children


Its fun

Pablo Badillo

Place to bowl and have fun.

sassy Mama

Nice place for bowling. Kids arcade needs an upgrade. But overall ok

Lizette Criscitiello-Diaz

Love this place a great place for kids

Sophia Dzanashvili

Had a great time bowling

Neal Green

Clean and updated. $28 for a lane for an hour, 4 shoes and a pizza. Can't beat it

Carol Nagi

Nice workers and seating on lanes. Small game room and no pool tables , but offered pool tables online. Their is a bar and quick eats.

Vanessa Caldiere

My friends and I went on a Friday night to go bowling and we arrived at about 8:45. We went up to the front desk and they said we had to wait until about 9:30 for a lane so we said okay and we ate food and waiting. At 9:40 we went back and they told us to wait and they kept us waiting without any feedback u til 10:15 until they told us to go home because no lanes were open. They were extremely rude to my friends and I and handled the situation horribly. They gave about 3 groups that came after us a lane and not us. Defiantly won’t be going back and you shouldn’t want to go either. Not the first time I’ve had a bad experience there.

Donna small

Fun place for bowling, I went there 2 days in a row to buy pizza and the first day I bought the BBQ pizza that they sell, they only had 2 slices left so I purchase 1 of the 2. The next day I went back they had the same slice from the day b4 YUCK! can u just imagine how long they had those 2 slices b4 I purchase one smh and then the guy serving the pizza had no gloves on (used a spactular for the first two but the 3rd NOPE!) and he was also handling the money as well REALLY!! Then when I confronted him about it, he's telling me he wasn't trained that way WOW. If that's the case one should handle the money and someone else serves the pizza. He was probably picking his nose are scratching his balls b4 I got there smh.

Shade Barranco

It was awesome I guess

Diana Crespo

I went twice with my family and had a great time. The place was clean and very well kept. The first time we went, my 5 year old daughter was able to use the little slide that kids use to throw the ball since she can carry it but not swing it with one arm. For her it was a blast. The second time we went that very same week we asked the employee for the slide and she didn't allow us to use it because she said it was "reserved for Birthday parties only". I though it was absurd since I've been to plenty of bowling alleys and never heard of such a thing, specially that no one was using them. It was way harder for my daughter to play, I had to help her throw the ball by pushing it on the floor. Other than that, overall the place was nice and we had fun.


Trash arcade decent bowling Games are old and falling apart. They eat the coins and never dispense tickets. The poor boy behind the game counter is sweet and very accommodating. He needs 8 arms to help everyone at once.

Wayne Carter

For a Saturday afternoon, was not too crowded. People working there weren't very helpful since they entertained each other. Overall, clean and modern.


It has been many years since I've been to the Show Place and WOW was it a very sad return. Place looks shabby, most games in the arcade don't work. This is a spot I definitely do NOT recommend

Terrell Reyes

Great atmosphere, great lanes, great pizza. Showplace Is an awesome place to bowl.the lanes are kept in great condition, the staff is friendly, the prices are reasonable. An hour of bowling cost $28 for the lane on a weekend,$5 for shoe rental, and a pie costs about $14.

James C

Lanes are ok, but if your at the end lanes near the door you might smell cigarettes smoke since people are smoking. Most of the workers are nice.


I went here every Friday it's the best place the pizza there is really good and the food is fantastic I recommend this place it's really fun and I can't really say anything bad about it keep up the good work

muhammad tayeh

Nice place lots of fun However bathrooms are filthy

gene picc

Horrible ,not like it used to be when it first opened

Gregory Hershkowitz

This alley is okay, the lanes seem to break down regularly, and the prices are a bit high given the quality. Unfortunately, there aren't many other options on Staten Island, with Rabs being the only other choice, but quite far away from many people. Overall I'd say come here when they have a special on Tuesday nights or weekend mornings, otherwise it's a rip-off.

Louis M Lombardi

The best


Fun fun fun

Nicholas Grenci

I did not go here

Michael Belsole

Nice place. Clean. Friendly. Had Lanes free but busy

Giuseppe Amato

Bowling experience was good but if you order food from the pizzeria the employees lack of doing their jobs.

Simon Chen

These workers are mad salty lmao

jadyss winokur

Lady with glasses at counter very rude.

tony bilbao

The guy tending the bar was a cool guy!

marc vince

Sooo the balls here are back from the stone ages. If you’re like me and have big hands !! FORGET about bowling comfortable here. There are no accommodations for people with large hangs and forget about someone trying to help you. Your on your own. ( with the time spinning ) and you pay by the hour so during that hour you have to deal with your lane freezing and the ball you rolled down the ally !! Doesn’t come back up the shoot..

Steven Pesantez

I love coming here with St. John's University for intramural bowling nights!! Such a friendly staff and I don't have any complaints :) I can't wait to go again soon!

Laura A

We got married at Grand Oaks on Saturday June 29th and our hotel for the out of town guests was the Fairfield Inn that is across the parking lot. After pricing out several dinner locations, nothing made logistical sense for a welcome party of about 50 people. So we took a chance and had our wedding welcome dinner on Friday night at Showplace. It was the best decision EVER. Our guests had so much fun! And it was a great way for people to mingle since everyone was bowling so you didn't get "stuck" in a conversation. Everyone got a chance to meet each other. The staff was absolutely great! So helpful and really, really nice. And the food was AMAZING! We didn't have high expectations for bowling alley food but this was legitimately really good. All our guests raved about it. And we worked out a an open bar package with the staff beforehand which was all very reasonably priced. I would 100% do another party here. And any future brides out there looking for a unique idea for welcome parties, definitely give Showplace a shot. We can't thank them enough for making our wedding so special!!

Shinigami Queen

Very good

Kevin McNeil

Decent bowling lanes, arcade and birthday party rooms. Has seen better days but a good dose of old school fun. Lanes set up for little ones with bumpers and lightweight bowling balls. Pizzeria provides greasy food options. Arcade has classics including skee- ball, various shoot-em-ups, whack-a-gator and more. Birthday party rooms provide separation but lack air flow.

robert wambser

Great place to bowl

Syed Kashif Zahid

Great bowling place. Excellent for family night out.


Fun and friendly atmosphere

Faith xx42

Kinda of an 80s feel but perfect for th kids

Thelma Jackson

2 hrs of great time.

John Peterson

Awesome bartenders. Awesome bar goers.

Raymond Cash

ALot more quieter then rabs


Nice place but staff is not accommodating..need to be more respectful and helpful

Tony Deleon

A nice place to get out and go bowling.

Keith Dowd

Great bowling alley good pizza and cold beer.

Juan Avila

Pretty fun place

gary scalesci

Great place

Haydee Correa

The staff was helpful and responded rather rapidly when we had issues while bowling. I took two stars away because they only have one slide for younger kids to use while bowling so we had to wait for a family to finish using it before our kids could use it. Also, their arcade is old and rundown. Most of the machines ate our tokens and then we had to wait for the sole girl who was overseeing the arcade and counting tickets and helping the patrons pick out their prizes to finally come over and try to fix the machines or offer our money back. They should have more staff working on a Saturday night.

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