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As of day the business gets a score of 3.9 stars over 5 and this score is based on 473 reviews.
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This Bowling Alley is included in the category of Bowling alley.
It's a bowling alley - a bit old but brings a sort of nostalgic feel to it. What has me giving 2 stars is the customer service. It's horrible. Like one reviewer said, it feels that everyone that works there, seriously hates being there. Every component of customer service from the front counter to the food service is completely lacking. One quick note, if you have kids - you know how much they love the arcade. There is a no refund policy which is understandable. However, they have one game there that costs $1 a time and never works. They refuse to place an out of order sign on it. They just don't care at all...even the manager on-site.
Solid local bowling joint.
I really enjoy coming to this location! Sundays are the best day to come if you like to bring the family over, they good specials and people are always friendly around here.
Newly updated scoring system makes a huge improvement to bowling ecperience!!
The staff is very friendly and helpful. The bowling alley itself is very clean and very well run. My date and I had a fun time here.
Good clean alley... staff is a little slow at times...but it was still a great time.
This is a nice family friendly environment. the layout is reminiscent of a classic bowling alley. I really enjoyed my visit and look forward to returning.
Very very rude I am not coming back we almost got kicked out for resetting the game. Everything is outdated. Food isn't bad. The fat man and weird hair are very rude everyone else is very very nice
Good family place to hang out and for kids birthday parties.
I have some good memories here but the customer service in the food department needs more attention. Otherwise, its a great spot.
The experience was blah... they take advantage of being only one in the area! One lady with purple ponytail is sooo rude even to the children. She provided no customer service, even as our ball got stuck and took 10 minute no one came to assist us. We just rolled another ball and get it going again. Food is extremely over priced and even the kids meals take 15 minutes from order time to get!! Completely unsatisfactory service
Good place to spend your time with friends or family. On Saturdays after 6 pm, you can get discounts. There is a cafe that you can get beer, snacks, fried chicken, etc.
We love bowling with our toddler! This family-friendly alley has great specials and friendly staff. They also recently updated their equipment, it's much easier to use and the animation is lots of fun.
Met up with friends there. They had already been playing and we waited to be added into next round. The lady at the food counter was all by herself and looking really over worked and under paid. She was nice though but really could have used some help handling the orders. The food is ok I got nachos which were overpriced but my friend got the double burger meal and that was worth what they asked. The lanes are uneven, building is old so the floors are a little warped, and really close together not much room for players to throw. At the end of the night when I and my date went to pay for our rounds the mister at the counter refused to charge everyone individually and my date was forced to pay for everyone's games. Not going back to this place.
May 28th 2018 experience...Coke tasted and smelled like bleach...the lady didn't have patience to change the gloves she been using to clean the benches and counter using spray bottle..The worker didn't even change the gloves she was wearing to clean the desks with bleach and scooped the ice with the same gloves on hands..the coke tastes like bleach...never going back again. .worst customer service at food desk..the food service is slow and workers are so rude towards the customer... But The front desk folks who alot you a lane and shoes are so nice and patient.
Spacious. Good for kids parties during the day.
Staff behind the food/beverage counter was rude. The lane was malfunctioning throughout the night.
My Family came to visit from another country and I invited them bowling. It was a DISASTER!!!, to buy a pitcher of beer they requested 2 ids, one was my DL and second was a foreign passport, they made a big deal of it, call half of untrained staff to double check the document, they requested US documents!!!! Well VISA is a US documents and still they said it was not valid, double check the documents. Like if they knew what they were looking for. Passport is a primary document for any foreigner. It felt to me more a racist and ignorant demand. This was horrible and unacceptable. Train your staff not to be this way
Huge space w fun games while you wait. Good bowling alley food too. If all lanes were working there wouldn't be a wait.
Reasonable and cool. Except damn expensive arcade games.
Waited in line forever.
I Played Hard And I Like Style Of 1950's Classic Bowling It's Cool Because I Hung Out With My Friends Including Peter Connors And Adonis friend And I LOVED Their Food Too
Not the fanciest of the venue, but convenient, easy parking and relaxed for fun bowling time
We went for a 5 year old birthday party, and I really loved that they have those metal frames that make it easier for the little kids to bowl.
Very crowded, yet still got a lane pretty quick
Worst reception and customer service, they need happy faces
Not the most friendly employees. There was visible annoyance at our group despite the fact that we were perfectly polite throughout, I guess they don't like when 30-something adults choose to have a relaxed birthday at a bowling alley? At one point our group was cut off from buying beer after getting 6 pitchers for a dozen people, spread over 4 hrs. We aren't alcoholics, we would just like to have more than a beer and a half throughout a night of bowling! The one exception was the gentleman receiving our shoes and cashing us out. He was nice.
I had a fun time bowling with my friends
Not so crowded and fun enough for the office group that I went with. The food/snacks are nothing to write home about and the facilities feel a little old - especially the computers. If you don't mind a trip back in time, this place if pretty close to perfect.
Divey, but in a good way. They often run great specials (unlimited after 9pm, half price Sundays), so check before you go! Normal price is ~$5 for rental +$5 per person per game. I would not recommend their food.
Fun place, great service
Came for bowling with my family out of town. Power went out after the fourth frame of our first game and it took 5 minutes to reboot the system. The power went out 6 times in the time it took us to finish one game, with none of the computer systems working correctly. Promptly left, but was charged over $50 for a terrible experience. The manager just laughed and watched customers leave and said she would leave too - did not give a single f---.
I tried to bring six little girls for a mini birthday party on a Saturday afternoon. I called her a few days in advance to reserve a lane, and the person that answered the phone was apparently busy, because halfway through reserving a lane he helpfully told me that I need not worry there would be plenty of space at that time. When I arrived I was told it was an hour wait. Perfect. The losers will not even let you reserve a near time, nor take your phone number to text you when the lane becomes available, instead they expect you to stand around and soak up the ambience. For. An. Hour. .... or lose your place.... But they again are happy to helpfully (rudely and dismissively) tell you this fact The service here sucks donkey testicles, Go some where else, please
Classic bowling ally! Fun, and good bowling food, decent price for beer, new technolgy for naming and keeping score
8/22/19: It was a weekday night and I was surprised to find this place bustling with people, especially teenagers. It was very lively here. I got the lane despite the rush. Service was nice too. Average place. Sunday evening deal makes it very attractive.
My best friend and I always have a great time when we bowl at Bowl America. The place is always clean, the staff are very nice, the food and drinks are awesome and the prices and specials are as well! And you always meet other cool people there who are bowling and having a great time. Friday nights are the best!!!
Fun was had by one and all. Good fries, good beer and fun with friends.
The best places to gather families and events .. Of course the place is beautiful and wonderful
Visited two weeks ago with a three year old friend. Wonderful activity for a youngster...raised lane bumpers, little kid sized shoes, and rack to place ball on in order to push ball down the lane. Summer youth program is terrifically priced for kids. Not 5 stars because I found lane was not properly waxed and there was no "slide."
Bowling is great. Birthday party deal is good. Food is not good. So four ☆.
Great atmosphere. However, most of the management staff stood around as they watched the only cashier get overwhelmed.
Quaint and clean alley. No problems. Awesome customer support.
Bowling alley straight out of the 80's/90's, very little has been updated in the past 20 years. That's NOT really a problem though. The food is decent, and the prices for everything are just how I like 'em - low and agreeable. Love this place, and if you can't overlook a few outdated things here and there, you might wanna work on being less judgemental.
Awesome place to go if you are looking to bowl.
Fun place for family and friends you can join a league here. A place is what you expect from a bowling alley.
These lanes are neat! Their new systems are easy to work.The staff are alerted about issues before you can press a button to call them, they're already on the way to you. The cute animated themes for knocking down pins really keep children entertained.
Great food for a bowling alley
Only game in town. What you see is what you get.
Not a bad bowling alley, facilities are decent. Not impressed with the staff in handle g children's birthday parties. I was at one today, and there was zero assistance in setup as well as no safety talk or control on kids. Easy to handle with a dedicated birthday staff.
Dated lanes need some serious TLC. The floors have no slide - you will stick as you release your ball. The music selections are stuck in the 70s, which matches the decor and overall ambiance.
First and last time we’ll be coming here. The place wasn’t so clean and everyone seemed frustrated working there. It just didn’t have that welcoming vibe I wanted for me and my family. I’ve been to better bowling places then this! I don’t recommend coming here... it was blah.
Caters towards casual bowling. House could be much cleaner. The snack bar staff are Really nice though!
Lovely bowling alley. Great score keeping things. Clean. Beer! There's beer!
Always a great family time!
Bowling is always fun. It is time for an upgrade though.
Rude staff that ignore customers. Long waits despite open lanes. Waited and hour and didn't get to bowl. Not worth it.
Great deals on bowling after 9 during the week. Average beer selection with average pricing. Not the nicest of bowling ally's, but gets the job done if you're looking to have a fun time. And what else would you be going to a bowling ally for besides having fun?!?
Sunday evenings $2.22 for lane, sales and per game (after 6 pm) - as of 16 July, 2017. Staff friendly, place relatively clean. Nothing wrong but could do with a face lift (old system, chipped balls, etc). Also had an issue during payment though staff resolved it quickly and amicably.
No good food eat before you get there
Okay, the food service here is just terrible. I ordered chicken tender, and king size hamburger expecting it to take somewhere around 5-10 min. After 15 min has passed and when the food didnt come out, I went up to counter to ask what happened to my order. Apparently, they forgot make my order which took extra 10 min. To make the matter worse, the size and quality of my order was just incredibly terrible compared to other stores. I paid $9.98 and $10 for my chicken tenders and burgers respectively. I got 3 chicken tenders filled with grease and burger with terrible quality meat and vegetable. I sincerely hope that no one buys food here.
Although the bowling alley is old, it has a great old-time feel to it. We went on a very busy Saturday and the staff was extremely kind and patient. The gentleman at the front desk, Craig, was especially helpful and set us up with a lane very quickly.
Old school bowling alley, pretty good bowling service, worst snack bar that I've ever seen. Completely incompetent and impossibly slow. Probably good place to go after having eaten somewhere else.
The staff is painfully slow and not particularly nice.
During the summer, parents get one free game and kids 2 when you sign up for their blast pass. It does not include shoes (free up to size 13 kids anyway) or food, but you are still looking at just under $5/person for each game free. The blast pass also has weekly food deals that are great for kids-sized portions. If you're looking for some place to take the kids for 1-2 hours and feed them on the cheap, this is a good look. If you are not following any specials, expect to pay about $4 for shoe rentals and just under $5/game. Regular food prices are not outrageous, but they are not cheap. Do your research, sign up for their newsletter, and go when they have specials. The lanes are nice, the bumpers are in good condition, and they keep a healthy stock of 6 pound balls for kids (no hunting). From previous visits, they are not strict about bringing in outside food, and I have even seen catered parties there with plenty of beer.
I play here every week with friends as part of a bowling league. Some of the nicest people work there and the lanes are well kept.
Good family entertainment
It was a casual place, I went with friends and because of them I had fun, but quality of food was not good and they should improve it, I could smell the used oil on every food, the beer choices was not much, the bathroom was definitely dirty, they need more work on quality of food and hygiene of the place
It is a nice place for birthday parties.
It's a fun place to go to especially on the weekends. It can get quite busy there though. Also the service isn't anything to ride home about.
I went there to bowl. Best place
Issa bowling alley. I have had more fun at other alleys though. I would return the staff are pretty cool.
Courteous and attentive staff. Super clean. Went in the middle of the day, so may not be representative.
Nice clean place and very reasonable
Updated systems with nice TV and simple to use keypad. Will return!
Very clean venue. The lanes are set up very nicely and have a very modern feel. A step up from the other Bowl Americas in the NOVA area. Staff seems to be understanding and nice.
Great. Joined a bowling league. Juniors from Special Olympics come here. Love kids. Make new friends.
Been coming here for about 50 years. Still a great place to meet with family & friends. Good disco music on Sat nights. Bring your own ball & shoes, though.
Very bad experience. I was standing in the line and when it’s my turn to get lane, the guy at the counter never looked at me, even once. I said ‘hi’ several times. And NO answer. He reacted as if I was not even there. He answered every body else, promptly. It was horrific experience for me. And I will not come again. At last, I have to ask the lady who was cleaning shoes, right besides him. And even then, he never said a word. Horrible experience!!!
Fun place.... staff service is a little slow.
Good food for excellent price and bowling is fun and small arcade is fun
Had Birthday party for my Grandson, everyone had a great time staff was very friendly & helpful
Is what it is. Fun game for all to enjoy
The actual bowling is fine, but you have to wait in the same long line to rent shoes and a lane, AND to pay for it after you finish. It's around a 15 minute wait each time. They also gave us a hard time when we asked for the lane next to some friends.
Good atmosphere and surprisingly amazing pizza. The lanes did get stuck a handful of times though
This place has so much potential. Just horrible food service. Carding people in their 40’s and treating customers like poo. I go here bc I like to bowl. The service and food are trash. Serve cocktails and decent beer and could go up a star. Can’t wait for punch bowl social.
Great service and friendly staff. Place is a little run down but doesnt take away from the experience.
Great place to spend a couple of hours with friends and having fun at a reasonable price.
I don’t expect much from Bowl of America these days, but this experience was exceptionally terrible. We arrived at 8pm on Saturday for Cosmic bowling, but had to wait about 30 minutes to get a lane, not because the lanes were occupied ( there were a LOT of lanes open ) but because there was a humongous pile of shoes on the counter that needed to be sanitized before lanes could be given to customers - very poor planning. During this wait time, Bowl of America employees attempted to turn the lights out for cosmic bowling but couldn’t seem to figure out how to turn out the lights correctly - and not one single employee had a smile on their face, despite the signs posted saying “Hiring Smiling Faces”. We decided to get a pitcher of beer while we were waiting, only to be denied because my drivers license has a small corner missing from the bottom left corner. There is no information missing from the drivers license - but I was told by the employee that “Virginia Law” states that my ID cannot be accepted - this is a complete lie. I have used this ID at several other bars, ABC Stores, and Fairfax Circuit Court - the license is still 100% valid. This will definitely be our first and last time going to the Bowl of America.
Clean and well kept lanes. Tolerated a group of adults having a birthday party. Overall pretty good experience.
Clean, fun, mildly priced. This place has all you expect from a bowling alley, join a league, grab food, and prepare for a delightful time!
The bowling center was clean, a little old but not bad. Service was great, very helpful.
Prices are a little ridiculous especially for the food cheap food but they charge like a 5 star restaurant with very small portions!
Nice bowling alley with good lanes. Good food and clean facility. Easy to find location with decent size parking lot.
Great place for a date or for families
It's a really nice place to distress and have fun at the same time. The place is always clean and the service is great!!!
Family friendly bowing. It's cheaper to go in the afternoon. Great atmosphere and plenty of lighting.
Hosted a fun company event here for bout 40 people! We reserved a bunch of lanes and ordered food a la carte once we arrived. For our mixed group (some bowling, some not, with varying dietary restrictions) this was more cost effective than just going with a party package. The staff was very helpful and kind, we’ll be back!
The staff at food court was unfriendly and food is really from a previous century. There is mold on the ceiling. Only Mr. Byron was really nice.
Expensive food but awesome fun
I went with my family and it was packed so not much of a selection of bowling balls. Probably better to bring my own that fits better. They should get new bowling balls. We still had fun.
Excellent bowling center!
Very professional personnel and very personable especially someone new to the area. Thanks
If you want to slide.. lanes were not good for that. Service not great at check in nor at snack bar. Fun time though. Not that busy. Lots of kids. Good 80's rock music
Not your modern bowling alley, but the kind where the people care, the place is clean and the beer is cheap. Nice.
Ok facility, but made us wait for 45 minutes for a lane that was empty all that time. The selection of house balls was pretty limited too.
Excellent bowling alley... Friendly staff, well kept lanes.... Eat before you come here...
It’s a nice bowling alley. I don’t really have any complaints the place. I went with family and we had a good time. Very good place for friends and family to go to.
they don't have enough employees service was poor
Keene sports is a group that promotes sport activities for children with special needs. Bowl America opens their doors twice a month to host bowling events for our children. They rock!!!
The place is showing its age and most bowling balls had chips missing from them. However, the staff was friendly and responsive. Recommend for some fun bowling.
Bowl is all over Virginia most places its good and this place okk
They have a great claw machine for kids... Play until you win a rubber ducky.
You can play bowling with your family or friends, enjoyable...
Enjoyed the place, well maintained and clean places and enjoyed the snacks as well
I like the option of bumpers on lanes
The staff were very friendly and helpful in the amount of knowledge they have for the game. Plus Craig is an awesome guy! If you need help he's definitely one to talk to.
GREAT PLACE! Especially with the arcade upgrade with the Earosmith Pinball Machine!
Coke was watered down and socks were $3.50 kinda a rip off
This place has all the cleanliness of a 19th century hospital, which ironically seems to be when it was actually last cleaned. The food is overpriced and microwaved. One can't help but wonder why the health department hasn't shut them down yet. The newest addition to this operation are the cheap wrist bands to check to have one of their over priced beers. I can only guess that they were caught serving minors, but who knows why this night club policy was put into effect. You might be inclined to forgive some of this if the actual bowling lanes and machines were in good shape. They're not. They frequently break down and damage to your balls is not uncommon. All this, plus the giant layer of dust all over the rafters and the stains and tape on the machine, really shows that Bowl America puts more emphasis on the Alley rather than the bowl.
A throwback to old bowling halls, but a great place to have fun. Pizza, wings and fries are cheap but good. Overall had a good time.
Spent a couple of hours here as part of a team building event for work. The place is super clean, the staff is very friendly and helpful. - It's a nice location and not ever overly crowded. A nice place to have time to spend with family and friends for a reasonable price.
My younger kids like the bumper lanes, but otherwise this is a no frills neighborhood bowling alley.
Our dance studio parents association had our Christmas party here! It was awesome. The staff was awesome and accommodating! The food was plenty and tasty. Kudos to the owners for having such an awesome establishment and staff!
This place is nothing fancy but it gets the job done when it comes to bowing. They offer “all you can bowl” specials on Thursday and Sunday evenings which are pretty nice.
Super Sloowwww Staff. Lots of employees but only one at front desk to help 12 people. No one can help apparently. Note to management, cross train yo .ur staff to help out as needed for all tasks.
The only things updated in this bowling alley since the 1970s are the prices. The bowling computers are not user-friendly. The ball return refused to return my own ball almost every time because apparently 15 lbs is too much work for it, defeating the entire purpose of having anything but a lane ball. At the relatively expensive price per game here, I somewhat expect things to work. To top it off, the concessionaire refused to serve alcohol to someone in our party who is CLEARLY over 21 because she, an international student, only had her foreign-issued driver's license with her, and they don't accept identification from other nations as proof of age besides passports. Maybe there's a market for making fake international IDs for 30 somethings, but I kinda doubt it. Because, you know, common sense...
Come here for bowling every once and a while. Usually for the 9:00pm unlimited bowling till closing Mon-Thur and have an absolute blast!
Retro old bowling ally. Looks exactly the same as it did in the 90s. It's a fun time. The balls are all dinged up but other than that it's nice.
Good place for a family friendly birthday party.
I’ve been playing here for years and really like it here. They recently upgraded their systems so the computers/panels and ball return are nice and fancy. Staff is friendly and helpful and the food is pretty decent - get the wings! If you want a night out for bowling, come here.
Bad customer service, plus be sure to call before coming. Tournament in progress closes all lanes. Staff was rude.
Kind of reasonable prices but good specials (like one dollar bowling on certain weekends). Also good bowling ball selections.
One of the worst bowling lanes the I ever played on. Bowling balls are rubbish too.
Nice atmosphere, modern equipment!
Very fun bowling place. It's just like all the other bowl Americans but they have great staff.
This place is old, doesn’t look clean. But has great, very friendly staff!
Not the best food or beverage, but it is a great time especially for kids!
Lane 37 is jinxed but it was a awesome place to bowl.
Love this bowling alley! It reminds me of bowling when I was young. It’s a clean facility, has normal bowling alley food, and fair prices. The parking is sufficient every time we’ve gone. They do have leagues almost every night (we were told to avoid Tuesday nights for that reason - they take up all of the lanes.) We haven’t had a problem any other time. Afternoons are great. They have specials in the evenings, so if you’re planning on bowling a bunch of games, go later at night.
I would give a 0 if possible. Loathe the women at the food counter. Incredibly rude service.
Hey everyone.. The only thing is good there is the bowling game and it's the main thing. But the food and drinks are so horrible and money waste. Last time I ate there I got sick of the food.plz improv the quality of food and drinks.. Thank you and I wish you the best.
Fun place for the family, great people, good food, and all new arcade games.New automated scoring screens have brought the newest technology.
Great facility. Friendly staff. New ball returns, scoring, pin setters. Good deals after 9:00 pm and Sundays after 6
Great bowling alley. Lane upkeep on point. Good for leagues and casual bowling.
Great fun for my son and I with friends. Reasonably priced and clean... Except for the bowling balls.
Where strikes are made!
It’s a bowling alley, what do you expect. It’s fun!
Excelent service. Its a great place to hang out with friends
Friendly, helpful staff...... everyone had a great time
They recently installed new machines and the overall improvements they have been making is really improving the whole experience. The staff is lovely and I bowl there once a week in a league and they are always friendly even in all the chaos multiple leagues can create! Great job guys!
Sunday bowling was so much fun! $2 dollars for shoes and $2 per game after 6pm! Best deal ever!
Nice place. Clean. Lanes are well managed. House balls are not great.
Fun and family centric... Just with shoe rentals were cheaper
Great ambiance, bowling alley with a small arcade.
Went for a school trip and had a great time
Awesome place. I have a lot of fun
This place is pretty old, and looks like it hasn't been updated since the eighties or nineties. That said, the lanes are in good condition and they have a large variety of balls to use, if you don't have your own. There's also a small arcade (tokens only) and a small food area. The staff was nice enough, nothing to write home about.
Rude staff. They clearly don't care to have your business. Also don't clearly list open bowling times. Avoid.