Reviews of Columbus Square Bowling Palace (Bowling Alley)

5707 Forest Hills Blvd, Columbus, OH 43231, United States Located in: Columbus Square Shopping Center

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Nowadays this business gets a score of 4.3 over 5 and the rating was based on 836 reviews.

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REVIEWS OF Columbus Square Bowling Palace IN Ohio

jc heighway

Clean, friendly staff, welcoming, nice place to go bowling.

Jodi Anderson

Fun place but a little pricey

Josheiana Kardashian

Only went in to use the restroom but it's big in the inside and they sell alcohol beverages

Bruce Bowling

64 lanes and a super large concourse, so the center is large. Being open 24 hours a day makes the bowling center unique. The one hit is that the prices for lane time is the most expensive I have seen.

Josef Scheck

The Palace is in need of an overhaul for sure. Now i know it's a bowling alley but this was the place to go when i was younger. Renovate this place and make it presentable. The ceiling tiles look like they have been up there since smoking allowed inside businesses. I expect better from here.

Brian McCoy

My kids took me here for my 62nd birthday it was Great

Maquela Goudy

Drinks were the best food was a bit over priced for cheap food

monica hileman

Bowling is great. But the snack bar they are ridiculous.

Jackie S

First time coming here. Family outing on the 4th... Great place, impressive! Got the "Lunch Special" & food was good too! Good time today...will be back for sure!!

Nichole Guckert

Great, clean place to bowl.

Margaret Jones

This place is huge and the sandwiches are delicious!

t vm

Great atmosphere and nice staff, some of the bumpers in lanes dont work well though...

Chris Mahaffey

Find a way to get the approaches to not be so tacky and it'll be a great place.

Rose Black

Great atmosphere. I just wish there music was better. Went a Saturday night, it was about 9$ for shoes and a game... They don't have hour plays:( . But not to bad for a game I guess.

nate reynolds

Favorite Ally to bowl. If you stop in, be sure to give Big Al some love!

Cody Suarez

Poor staff, poor prices, really bad food, dirty, and feels quite unsafe.

Miya Higgs

Very clean, great staff, and awesome music.

Liz Jay

Ron Hatfield is an awesome Gold Coach

Markcus Carter

Good place 2 meet for offer up

patricia Moore

Very clean!! Great staff! Great customer service!!

William Robinson

Great and friendly prople

seth mclaughlin

Great folks, service with a smile, and of course bowling is fun.

Rakesh U

Old but well maintained place.

Sombatt Pich

Nicely priced bowling alley. Good food and great drinks at the bar.


Looked creepy from the outside but was dun

Abimbola Oyeleye

I love it so beautiful amazing

Diana Hoskins

High School Bowling Tournaments. It was an awesome experience.

Gaurav Shah

Great place and very reasonable prices...... Tuesday pricing is really cool.

Saul Bleaeck

Epic 64 lanes (biggest in Ohio) bowling alley! Good service, pro shop, arcade, 'island bar,' Palazo restaurant. Clean. Fun. Open bowling even when there's league play. 24 hours!

Dianne Herman

Awesome place to get out some energy!

Anthony Ellis

I was on my vacation week and me and my son just wanted to bowl on one of my vacation was awesome

Michael Deere

Open 24 hours a day. Staff is friendly! 64 lanes so no waiting around for leagues to finish. Very comfortable seating area with space to move around. Dave and Greg at the Pro Shop are outstanding and knowledgeable. Blue Sky Lounge has a great atmosphere and bartenders are great. Oh did I mention they are open 24 hours a day? Come get your bowl on!!

LaRonda Broom-Bailey

Forgot how much fun this really was everyone was kind manager was funny

Jessica Okey

The people at the desk are always quick to resolve problems. Very nice and helpful. The cafe food is good and there is a bar. This is the best bowling alley!!

Jaylen Baron

Good place open 24/7 sells drinks but very popular

Wyatt Shields

My balls scratched up and deep scratches and they won’t even fix it

Sheena Byus

This place is awesome. So many lanes to bowl on. Food is excellent, Mr. Pannell Sr showes so much hospitality. Thanks Columbus Square for a wonderful time each and evwry time im there.

LawfulCandle 516

Lots uf fun would play again #awsome

Debbie Gilmore

Fun place open 24 hrs and good food.

Elija Jones

Great place to bowl! Also the Island Bar is great for watching sports. It's never packed and the service is great!

Bob Neubauer

Still the best house in Columbus

David Roehrenbeck

My friends and I come here every Thursday night and we love it. The deals and bowling specials are fantastic, the food is good (maybe a little overpriced but what do you expect from a bowling alley) and the guys running the register for the bowling area and the restaurant are usually pretty cool. The only thing that is frustrating is the lanes are constantly breaking. Sometimes the guards do t raise back up or it keeps your ball or it even re racks your whole lane even after your first bowl no matter how many you knock down. If there was like a full maintenance check/update on all the lanes, that would be superb but even so, we still love coming here and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon

Steve Schilling

Open 24 hours, has food and beverage. Beautiful and clean.

Angie Parnell

We always have a good time

Morgan Atwell

Most fun my family had on vacation was here! Super friendly staff!

Kelly Roth

Here for the men’s state tournament. Great place! Excellent prices on food and beverages. Staff is also awesome! Donna (bar) , Shannon (bar) , and Anthony (front desk) are notable employees as they were very helpful, caring and polite. I don’t live here but would totally recommend this place to others. Awesome job guys.

Lindsey Furnas

The Palace has wonderful service, great food, and a management team that truly cares about keeping this place clean and safe. It is my favorite bowling center in Ohio because of all of the space for your equipment. I love coming here. I'd like to also thank manager, Julie Wells, for everything she's done, too!

Melvin Williams

Fun.....Great time....very spacious.

Julia Weygandt

Great place for groups, just remember your cash

daquann Williams

Nothing too spectacular but $2 bowling is a nice night to bowl on a budget. Pretty clean, good food and beer

Flecia Murphy

Had a birthday party. Staff was kind and helpful throughout the entire experience

Bill Beatty

Fun place great family atmosphere

Darrell Rogers

64 lanes and not a single lane available for open bowling on a Wednesday @ 7pm. Not everyone belongs to a league. And the ones that were available and no one was using, we were told they are resevered for lessons only. Shame because my son and daughter were really looking forward to it.

Justin Sweet

Lots of lanes. Plenty of space for your group. The staff was very helpful, and they actually had shoes that fit me. Another issue that I have is finding a ball that fits my fingers, bit not here. I found three in quick succession.

Rae B

Whenever I come home for visits I make it my best effort to come bowling and The Columbus Palace is always nice to come to. 24hrs and great specials.

Pearl Eads

It's. A. Nice. Place. To. Bowl

Thom Mak

Fun time. Would be nice if there were table service. Clean and safe feeling. Nice music. Nice staff

James McGee

Nice bowling alley

Matt O'Keeffe

Best bowling in Columbus. Not located in the best area, but I always feel safe inside and right outside

Aaron Dotson

Good overall place with great prices however you guys lost my 5 star rating due to an ignorant employee who is ALWAYS in a bad mood and acts like he hates his job. Do away with him and you get 5 stars.

Diana CMLA Moody

Great place to go with my Mom and Sister v to go bowling and have a lot of great fun !!

Bryan Kissig

Nice place, plenty of seating

Zachary Althouse

Pricy but this place is big has good equipment and plenty of lanes

Steve Miller

Bowling anytime day or night. The staff was Great!!

Kate Ensell

We had a great time at the Palace! We love going there with the kids. It is very affordable, and kid friendly. Lots of kid friendly snacks and food to buy. Great place for a fun time!

Leslie Small

Had a great time with my coworkers and the place was clean and the workers were very nice.

Deitra Willard

Im not really fond of this place. I was homeless about a year and a half ago went in about once a week to bowl also knew someone that worked there. I went in one day after the person i knew that worked there got fired they looked at me and said you cant be in here your banned. I done nothing wrong. They even stopped me from walking in there parkinglot and im a disabled person had 2 open hearts scoliosis hypertension and a colonoscopy bag. They really made me feel some type of way.

Ed Fairbanks

First time bowling here was very disappointing. Scoreboard was not working correctly and the staff could not solve the problem. After being switched to another lane and still having the same problem, we were left waiting for help while the employees chatted at the counter so we asked for our money back. They would only refund about half of what we paid, or switch us to another lane for an hour. Said it was against the rules to give a full refund since we rented shoes and bowled couple frames. Overall still we certainly did not get our moneys worth out of this experience because we could not complete a game. Staff was somewhat friendly but not so helpful. Also the place was very dirty and the rental shoes were very worn out.

Kevin May

Just I like I remember it from my youth.

Wayne Vaudrin

Went for a bowling tournament the lanes were very nicely kept. The food was good had a great time.

Cedric Stringer

Great prices and fun atmosphere

E Michele M

Friendly staff. Pretty clean establishment. Great bowling deals. I only took a star off because the food wasn't good. Eat before you go!

Dashawn Lunsford

This place will forever be the hangout spot for my work crew as well as the family. The lanes are well kept and the music is diverse enough to tough everyone’s tastes. There is good food and a nice bar area to enjoy a drink after a long work day. Top it off with a little competition in the arcade and you have yourself and amazing night any time of day since they’re 24 hours.

Isaias Gonzalez

Played here for 3 hours and had a great experience. Did have to call ball return a few times. Didn't mind it tho.

Zeti Akhtar Mohamad

Miss this place. So much memory

Nathan Geise

Great lanes, but weird monitor animations.

Mary Pennucci

Always a great time. Employees are very friendly. Facility is clean. Great music.

Rachana Shah

Nice ambience but shoe price is bit high


There are tons of lanes and we always have fun at the palace. The staff is helpful, and the weekday deal is a great deal if you want to have some fun for a reasonable price. The bar has decent selections as well for reasonable prices.

Terina Matthews

Bowling was great. More help was needed behind the bar & food counter

William Reed

Besides the pizza everything was great

carrie hess

Good family time. Clean and comfortable!

Erica Fields

Always fun. Great service at the Pro shop too.

Lisa Halverson

Really liked the service and great time. Will be going back. We even had a hiccup with the ball getting jammed but friendly staff fixed it in a flash.

Dhaneyea Hoosier

Such a good time with friends and family. And who knows you may run into someone famous. We did!

Rodney Calkins

I have a blast on the Monday night league. They also have good food. My son and I have lots of fun just goofing off and the pro shop isn't bad. Had a thumb hole drilled out and a new ball drilled by them. Not the friendliest in the pro shop but they get you stuff done

Chuck Yocum

Had a horrible line.

cordale norman

I've gone twice had a great experience and one not so great first time no issues second time was almost kicked out over a malfunction on the lanes that cause a reset during a throw it depends on the workers but it has some of the best deals and prices around

Cj Payne 2

Great time and a great place to take the family and have fun

Bob Gadient

Good drinks at a fair price. I heard people also bowl here.

Shakara young

Been a couple times i always have fun but it is what you make it


Fun and safe place

Madison Hower

Always fun to bowl, but their prices went up a ton since I last went a few months prior. Also wish that they'd bring back the student discount. Other than that it's a great place to go late at night.

Margaret Gilmore

Great food, good prices, awesome bowling!!! Approaches are a bit sticky / tacky, but that's the only negative thing I can think of. The staff is very friendly and security services / police presence is well known so if you need help with anything it's not hard to find someone to assist.

Joshua Jamison

What more can you ask for?? Its 24 hours!!! And that's awesome for any occasion

Bobbie rendrick

Fun food and drinks yea

Tasha Welsh

This place is a joke .pins offset we told counter they did nothing this was during a tournament

Alan Dale

When in Columbus Ohio and you are a bowler or you and your family/friends and looking for a fun night out... take you talent to the palace.

Nesha C

Fun for the kids all ages get them up and out of the house


It was my first time there and it was impossible to slide. The approach was very sticky. Everything else was very nice. It was just impossible to slide (with rental shoes). I even tried a second pair and there was no change.

Bethany Mixon

Lines take way to long almost 25min and then 20min for our food


pretty cool place. open all the time. a lil over priced for bowling, in my opinion...i'll keep going to sequoia.

Jolene Coffmon

Other than having to save someone's one year old baby running down the alley and almost falling on my behind, we had an awesome time!!! LOL

Nala H

I love Columbus Square Bowling Palace. They're open 24 hours which is totally awesome. The food is decent. They do have a bar. The staff is also friendly which is definitely a plus. I would suggest this place for a party or group or a date or even alone. The lanes are never too dry or too oily. Oh, and they have a excellent really early weekender deal!

Grant Hutzel

Great place, great pricing. Favorite alley in the universe!

Stephen bright

Clean, staff was helpful and nice. Good family fun.

Kim Brown

Relaxing. I enjoy the bar. Atmosphere u can bring kids & adults u can still enjoy yourself.

Georgia Saultz

Great fun, good prices, ok people

steve nonya

Went for a company Christmas party. Bartender didn't show up for 2 hours. A pizza buffet was slow to refresh to the point where all four pizzas would be gone and you would have to wait another 20 minutes.

Seth Walton

Love this place 24/7

Maryann Sirebour

It is good. They have good food and the service is good

William Griggs

I bowl there all the time period good food

Terrance Collins Jr

The staff is very helpful and friendly

Kevin Bryant

Had fun bowling balls need refurbish

nina kendrick

Good food good drinks and good atmosphere

mine pratt

Had a good time, had not been here in sometime.

Luke Knapke

Sweet place. Open 24/7 with tons of lanes. They run awesome specials on different days. Like Tuesday is two dollar Tuesday. Everything is two dollars. Two dollars per game. Two dollar shoe rental and two dollar pizza I believe. Wednesday you can rent a lane for 20 dollars for 2 hrs as much bowling as you want. They also have the standard other stuff there like arcade games and beer and food. Its standard but they have great prices. Better than any other place I've been to in Columbus.

Mrmax 556

Had a lot of fun. Really nice facility.

Omar Khan

The best place to bowl

Stephen Parpart

Classic style bowling alley. Don't change a thing!

Anthony E Hilton

Always enjoy location because Grandkids Love It!!! Had a small issue but resolved will be back again.

Joshua Schraivogel

Cheap bowling. Fun time with friends.

Brooklyn Banish

For the price, GREAT deal! Open 24 hours as well which serves as a huge bonus. For a Friday night, it cost my group of 4 under $40 for shoe rental and bowling for an hour ($6 an hour and $3 shoe rental per person). We were able to get in right away since there are so many lanes here, 64!! However, not in the nicest location. I did not experience any troubles, but knowing the area have heard of all kinds of incidences happening. No issues with cleanliness or disorganization. Love that there is a local 24hr bowling alley. The food wasn't too bad either!

Pamela Cass

Lovely place. I usually bowl well here.

Travis Treen

Nice plase to bowl

Ron Walker

Good food, nice time!

Olivia V

Finally, clean bathrooms. That was a huge plus for me. We had hours of fun here. The bar is a great addition and made our party even better. Yes, it is open 24/7. It was filled to the brim when we went, but so a great feeling. The music was very good and not dated.

Robin Middaugh

Have the best time ever

Chris Faenza

Very hard to bowl, floor is sticky and needs redone. Touch screens need recalibrated BADLY. Staff was very helpful though.

Heather Ward

Very nice bowling center

Kawaii Blurp

The guy that passed out our food dint wash his hands. Other than that, the experience was mediocre.

Pete Champoux

Tues after 10 pm 2$ a game. Awesome.

Austin Hungler

Quality alley which is good and clean. They have a great deal on Thursday nights which is fun. Only issue is the location...the neighborhood isn’t the greatest anymore so if you have a family avoid it after dark

Jeff Masters

Clean, nice place.

Nikki Lemons

My Family and I Really Enjoyed Ourselves

Kenneth Reynolds

Great place to have fun! Love bowling, this is the place! Especially for parties!

revati dewal

Decent, cheap, does the job!

Michiko Roberts

Night out with my baby girl. Well deserved

Shannon Williams

Friendly staff. Open lanes. Reasonable prices.

Mikaela Chandler

Nice staff, music could he better for the 3a to 6a hours but we had fun

Cody Oztriker

This place is excellent as far as the bowling side of things. Great equipment, great food, great service. But lately the bar area has been lacking. Every time I go there they are out of Miller Lite kegs. It has happened at least 3 times and I'm beginning to think they're doing it on purpose to make customers spend more money on bottles or cans. Minus 2 stars. Come here and expect everything to be aces, except the bar

nelson cortijo

The pro shop is an excellent place to buy bowling balls, the price includes the drilling do it fits, and at some places the ball in the drilling are separate cost.


large alley with many lanes, cantina,full bar, automatic scoring, arcade, clean facilities, and friendly, helpful staff. ample parking. great for parties.


Great place for bowling! The entire place is clean, and they have a top-notch snack area with great food. We bowl for fun, in leagues, and have church bowling parties there. Always great staff.


An employee that works at the restaurant short and looks like she's in her 60's with short messy hair was very rude to customers and talking about me and my boyfriend behind our backs. We heard everything she said. She shouldn't be working there.

Nate Blazek

Tons of lanes, this place will get the job done. Especially if it's the weekend, the bars close, and you still want to be out with your friends at 3am - take an uber here, and *try* to bowl. Decent enough food and beer selection. Little pricey to bowl. But again, for being open 24/7, this place is awesome.

Angie Gruber

Great place to go bowling on a Sunday morning. Have the place almost to yourself. Nice alley!

Perry Jessip

Run down and a little dirty but great customer service.

Nancy Didi

Lots of leagues. Children and teen leagues starting now with free summer practices and chance to earn Smart Money/scholarships for education. This Saturday at 8:30am for 2-person league and Tuesday, May 8th, at 6pm for 3-person league. So call to sign up now.

James Cornelius

This is the a absolute best place to go bowling.


customer service is horrible.

Jackie manigoe

Wonerful they have bowling video games and good food especially the chicken wings and onion rings.Pizza was o.k. Fun Fun

Kristine Ferrell

Friendly workers a fun place to bowl. Fun for the whole family.

demario wofford

I love the palace awesome place to bowl, not the best prices for the weekend in Columbus, but Icons dont care about prices. Watch out for the guy in the blue hoodie he drinks your beer when your not looking

Greg Murnane

The bowling was fine (decent ball selection, shoes fit as expected, but all the equipment looked well worn), pizza was fine (8 inch was better than the 14 inch because the crust was crispier, otherwise as expected for cheap pizza), and the arcade was fun until we learned that the "tickets" earned from nearly every machine don't count towards prizes, even though the games tell you how many tickets you won, and your card keeps a running total that's displayed every time you swipe it in a machine. The prizes we could have gotten were the same sort as in every other arcade I've been to, and they're bought in bulk for pennies each, typically. For my $20 of games, I thought I won enough tickets to get 3 small yoyos, or 15 pieces of candy. Instead, I felt decieved, and left a bad review.

Winkie Funkerbean

One of the best undiscovered places in Ohio to bowl


Pretty average experience. Not a bad thing by any means. Not bad. Not amazing. It was a serviceable alley with a decent price. The house balls were a bit jacked up though... As in very in some cases. But with a place this big, you're going to get a handful of those.

Jeff Pelphrey

Grew up in Columbus. Hadn't been back for about 25 years. Looked for bowling alley that was not around anymore. Ended up here and glad I did. Staff was vey friendly. Never being there before I could have been charged more. The gentleman behind counter explained the specials and suggested what would be the cheapest. Great lanes. Well kept. Wish bowling was as popular down south. Not much competition so it depends on proprietors on whether it stays in good condition. Will come again the next time I'm in Columbus. Great job guys.

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