Reviews of Paradise Lanes Entertainment Center (Bowling Alley)

12505 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98444, United States

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REVIEWS OF Paradise Lanes Entertainment Center IN Washington

Richard Black

We had a great time. The food was good and customer service was great.

Sean Davison

Best bet now that Pacific lanes is closed unless you on the northend

Greg Dorries

My son loves bowling. Though I am unable to bowl due to injury, his sister and Mom help him. Decent lanes well lit and the computer scoring works pretty well.

Clover Connections

We always seem to forget that they have league play on Saturdays so we arrived when they were quite crowded. Nice to see all the families out also. This place always seems clean and well-kept and I have enjoyed bowling here many times. A participant of the kids full free program. They do have the bumper additions and the bowling rack for kids at your request. Digital scorekeeping with animation makes it extra fun. Tons of bowling balls to choose from, the kids lightweight balls are against the wall near the cafe. We played in the arcade this week and noticed some new machines, including a giant crane machine that you just got to see! We were sorry to see several of our favorite games out of order. Love the machine out in the entryway where you exchange your tickets for the prizes. Also noticed two change machines, one lottery machine, and 1 billiard table in the entryway as well. A decent and Busy Cafe exists Within the bowling alley.

Toby Bartley

Loved going bowling here. Unfortunately the owner decided to sell it to some condo development company for a bunch of money. It will be missed.

Kayla cakes

love coming here to bowl and play pool

Ron Hirning

Good people. Amenities and service are very good.

monae bolar

It was fun a place to be but i wish they played better music.

Charmayne Pretty

The place is great. I wouldn't suggest eating there though. The food is pretty much a miss rather a hit.

Tyler Crabb

Tried to go bowling here twice now with the family and both times I've been told that there is a 2 hour wait. The worst part is is that half of the alley isnt being used and they say it's because the league is coming in. I might not have them come on the weekend afternoons when its busiest.

Staci Kulish

We like to come here for pool if not bowling. Decently priced!

D'Chelle Dailey

We've visited more than a couple times. The front desk is usually not too personable but not rude either. The bowling lanes are fine and seem to be kept up. The food is great. The arcade part of the bowling alley is where my low rating comes in. We took our daughter here for family night and literally EVERY game she tried to play except for one, had an issue. Either no tickets, took her coin, no balls to use to play the game, etc.

Lawrence Iosia

Too expensive. Food is also expensive.

Feline Gaming

It's okay, could be better, regulars there don't like little kids so they might be angry most of the time whenever something happens

James Jacobsen

From what i have seen nice bowling alley i have been in several times however havnt bowled there yet

Danielle Forsyth

Lotsa thugs. Not impressed

Simon Hernandez

It was my son's first time bowling and Corinne was very helpful and friendly

Tracy Ohlenkamp

Wish they had more open lanes in the evening.

Trineisha Stutheit

Great place for kids' birthday parties at a decent price.

Richard Manning

The food was delicious and the service was great

leyanet lara

Good price on the drinks here

Da Commish Knox

Ok music cool staff

Bene C

I take my kids, we always have a good time but the lane is always breaking on us and we have to have someone fix it, when its busy it sucks.

Brian Benton

Paradise is a great place to have fun! The Staff and Management always look out for number one, the customer! We have been bowling here since the ownership change and we're always greeted by the staff like we're family. Come bowl a league, have a party or just come for some fun. They are great at hosting events as well. The General Manager Mike knows how to throw out a spread that will keep people bragging for the rest of the season. Two thumbs up from me

Luis Angel Colón

Great place to hang out with family and friends

kimmy toler

Love the bowling specials!!! Sweet staff

Alyssa Roberts

Clean place and fun staff. Great environment. Loved it

Jennifer Meier

Kids always have a good time. Staff is friendly

Lorrie Brown

Fun, good food, reasonable prices

Michele Marchetti

First time there and we had a great time. Thank you.

Tyler Nguyen

Great place I go to it frequently. Can be a bit crowdy and loud on weekends. Good food if drunk!

Ji-woo Lee

I was waiting at the bar trying to place an order. I waited patiently for more than 20 minutes until I realized that my customer service was affected by my race (Asian). Within the time I was waiting, many others were being served. All three bartenders working this night made eye contacts with me and knew I was there. When I went to complain, the bartenders were quick to lie and say that I was not standing at the bar. The manager seem to not care that the bartenders are treating a customer like this.

Caroljean Johnston

We had kids Birthday parties there today was a great time the pizza was fantastic

Shellie Mendez

Family fun for all ages! Wonderful staff all around the building, with great food either in the cafe, or served right to your lane. Arcade with all the favorites- fun for even the littlest kids. A hidden gem in Parkland, fully remodeled in the last few years- not the Paradise it once was. You definitely won't be disappointed.

Sonia Leyva

Purely based on food and busy time, great friendly service with food that made me happy. It's pretty basic but that's what's good about it.

Michael Erickson

Great bowling and no waiting four lanes

Jestina Niumatalolo

I hadn't been here in a long while...But it was pretty kool with something ta do for every age group...The place was deep!..And it didnt get get shot up, so thas always a uumm plus ta like the 5th power!

Roxanne Monson-Simmons

Had a fabulous time


It's an awesome place I would definitely recommend to everyone

Terri Godwin

Awesome food great service good drinks would go there again and affordable so go have a blast

Serin Catwell

The restaurant here is amazing. The staff is always kind and accommodating; the food is delicious while staying at great prices. I go here all the time with my family and have never been disappointed.

Angel Neblett

We had fun in the arcade and bowled two games. I feel like this is a family friendly spot. This location does offer military discounts.

Scott Ruff

A very clean and well ran entertainment center. It puts the other bowling alleys in the area to shame.

Layne McConnell

Nice and well kept bowling alley. I used to hang out with my teenage friends there many moons ago.

BAD 2254

Great place to bring family and friends

Eddie Naotala

Best place to bowl drink play pool and arcade in my opinion.

Shanon D.

This was the first time in idk close to 20 years since ive been there. I went with a close friend and her son to bowl a couple of games. We all have a blast. Place was clean and brought back many memories when we was teenagers hanging out there. Before leavein we stopped and played some video games and yep always good times doing that.

Kyle Couture

Great Lanes and a great bar. Love coming here weekly

Brent Hop

Great Family Fun

Chief Banks

Always a good time. Staff is always friendly and food and Bowl is awesome. A great place to take the family.

Brendan Brickner

Good service at the bar, club friendly, great drinks. Thanks guys for being good hosts!

somal mccreary

Great place to have a kids party. Staff was very helpful and nice.

Kimberly Toler

It was alot of fun the restuarant closed early tho... it was sad I didn't get my food even before they announced they were closing kitchen.

Drax Cummuni

My family went to just have some fun away from the kids. Great staff, fun atmosphere, and plenty of lanes. Mostly clean, and looking nice. Pool tables in and out of the bar. Overall I would recommend this place very strongly.

Jodi Thompson

Clean safe family fun

Sue Eaton

Clean fairly updated lanes. Friendly staff.

jake hall

Numerous issues with lanes and computer reading wrong scores and lanes turning off. Had to switch lanes halfway through just to getting working, and still had issues. Food and alcohol was great and fast.

Alicia Phillips

Fun bowling alley with a restaurant, arcade and billiards! Perfect family atmosphere! Also has a bar.

Luonh Diep

They need a new bartender and manager with better customer service skills. After years of coming here it is a shame to see how they deal with their customers. Food is slow and cold when it comes out. When it comes to drinks? Forget about it. Speak to a manager about the lack of service? Don't waste your time. I thought under new management the place would be improved. I guess they are selective about who they want to have as customers and not accepting to everyone. The place is remodeled anesthestically which pleasing. However when it comes to service from staff, improvements needs to be made.

Aundera Danchi

Good food nice ppl cousin had fun

Alisha Harttlet

Good atmosphere! Good times friendly pples

William Larson

Paradise is short of paradise, Ball returns have been a problem. Lane 20 And other lanes from time to time.. Maybe im just unlucky that way.. However, 3 games for 5 bucks seniors on Fridays, not bad.

Götz Hollain

I have liked it. Friendly stuff, lanes in good order, not overcrowded (Sunday between 10.30 - 14.00 Hrs). Everytime again......

Daniel Mcinroy

Great place to visit

Max 1Billion

Good service great food, the bar has a huge tv, and bowling is always fun.


I had an employee event here, I called a few weeks in advance to book. They were kind, courteous, detailed, thorough, and efficient on the phone. The booking was easy to make, and they were very flexible with my changing needs regarding my group. The facility itself is a bit older, but well maintained. We rented the VIP room (50$/hr) and were allowed to bring in a cake. We did the pizza package deal, which was two hours of bowling, shoes, and a lane, a pizza, and a pitcher of soda per 5 people, for $13 a person. On-site they were just as kind, flexible, and detailed, and they helped ensure my event was a success. Special shout-outs to Rachel and Don (and one other gentleman who I can't recall the name of- I apologize). They even gave my team an extra ten minutes in the lanes to wrap up a couple of games! Overall a great experience, and we will definitely look to them for our next bowling event.

william colon

The service here at the bowling counter was just awful.

jason birkland

Fun place for friends and family to bowling.

Whitney Ditmore

We had the best time bowling yesterday! JACKIE at the front desk was PHENOMENAL in her attitude, the way she bent over backwards to make us feel good and even gave us a cute tablecloth were just top notch. I love how the place is cleaned up and how friendly the staff was. Jackie is why I would come back. We had the best time THANK YOU. And a very special thanks to Jackie. We wish we knew your last name.

Tim Case

Went with my best friend, his gf, my daughter. Had a blast.

Kenny Nguyen

Took our beers away for being in plastic glasses, and threw them away instead of allowing us to pour them in a glass cup. I was carded for a single pitcher... 3 times. The staff here must enjoy their lives very much. Nice power trip. Edit: I confronted them and asked if they could do something about this. Haha... We're the only Asian folks here. Strange we'd be treated this way. Stay far away if you're colored. Read the other reviews.

Cheri Ressler

We love going for midnight bowling!??

Dr. Paul Gerhardt

Great service. Fun for people of all ages.

Abraham White

Love the bowling, video games, the saftey of your car from security. And an experience that I personally have and always enjoy. Fun and relaxation. What a way to spend your evening. That and they have delicious restraunt for the family to dine there too.

Karen Braa

The sunrise food is nasty i ordered the burger and frys

Laurie Fenwick

They need to keep up the Lanes from breaking down, and need a better intercom system. Other than that, good food, nice employees, and good bar.

Mindy Martinpowell

Had my grandsons birthday party there what fun the kids had a great time . pop pizza and bowling. Lots of fun games to win tickets to get prizes. Great place. Very friendly staff love this place

leona palmer

Food was very good. Clean and comfortable. I enjoyed my time. Waitress was great.

emma smith

What a wonderful experience. Food was marvelous. Wendy, the server, was among the best I have ever seen. Only one complaint, no dessert. But I was so full with the entree, I probably couldn't eat it anyway. Enormous portions. Will be back.

Michael Williams

Best bowling alley in Tacoma.

Tylor Walters

This place is fun and chill just like any bowling alley. The lanes are decent. I know people who have came here and had problems with the lanes but I have yet to have a bad experience with one. This place is always really cold. If you look around while you are there almost everyone is wearing jackets. Also the bathrooms are always filthy. Some of the food is good and some of it is bad it just really depends on what you order. The philly cheese steaks and French dips are not worth trying but then their pizza is actually some of the best pizza I have experienced at a bowling alley anywhere. Its their pizza sauce that is delicious. Just make sure if you order food here you stay on top of them getting it to you. They forget people's orders alot. Other then that it's a nice place to go.

Tob Mack

Great place, Friendly environment and good service! Will Definitely be back!

Derek McCoy

Had a good time bowling and the food was good but the service from the bar was terrible. Attempted to get something 3 different times and was ignored by the bartender. Not even a I'll be with you in a moment.

Jan Athow

Very nice. We went for a fundraiser for the High School. The food served was great. The lane was very accommodating.

Kenneth Garcy

Great food and meeting room

Chrissy McCoy

I've had a lot of fun bowling at Paradise Lanes. The food is also delicious.


The restaurant serves up great food at a reasonable price.

Chuck Ford

People good very bad returning phone calls

Donovan Klega

Great food service and good selection of drinks. Nice arcade as well. Nearly 30 lanes.

Heidi Oh

Cool atmosphere. Nice bathrooms. Good food. They ask that you buy something like a small soda but after that you can hangout as long as you like.

nicole brothers

Clean place and the food was great with great service frok each employee that helped us!!


Ok for a BA. Decent beer and blacklight bowling.

Dan Ord

Great food at the diner

Michael Vasi

When was my son to his bachelor party at the bowling alley turned out to be great fun to bars really cool nice people great staff bowling with fun on Saturday Friday night's music music videos while you bowl blacklight lots of fun

Lane Hill

Had a great time bowling the Holiday fun tournament. We won this year. Go team Stoner!!

Karena DeLaRosa

Amber was amazing! She made the best drinks and was beyond welcoming and friendly!!

Laura Baker

Really really good breakfast. We discovered this little gem on accident one morning. Now we order breakfast frequently for our entire office.

Eric Petersen

My family and I had a blast! We met with some friends and there kids and we bowled until we couldn't pick up the bowling balls. We had one lane for adults and the other with the bumpers for the kids. Even though the kids spent most of the time in the arcade. There is also a bar and a bunch of pool tables. And a restaurant that is also attached. The staff was great considering what there dealing with all the time. I would definitely go back and I recommend this place to everyone.

Janice Goss

Had fun with my husband and the chicken wings and fries are good and crispy

Mama Jane

Always a friendly environment and great staff! Would've given 5 stars but the waitress never returned w/our pitcher of water & didn't bring condiments or napkins with our order!

Silvia Clark

The worst 20$ I've ever spent on a shrimp scatter and cheese sticks, the fries were so greasy I couldn't eat them the cheese sticks we're real dry and the lemons were so hot, one might think they were boiled. I will never order to go again or stay to eat either.

Sean Crotty

My and my friends play pool here in the bar. Staff is friendly. Food is pretty good. They have an arcade and of course bowling. Thursday through Saturday they have karaoke in the bar and the people that song are fun to listen to.

Kimberly Gunter

I like the bowling alley it is nice inside of it

Brandy Ray

A great place for families.

Dawn DiMaria

Was a great time. Kids were able to bowl w or w/o the bumpers. They also had a "rail" type thing for little ones to set on the lane, and aim rolling the ball down. Not crowded at all, food and drinks were a bit pricy for what you get..

Angie Zee

Extremely clean very friendly staff arcade is about a three out of a five. My sister plays on a league so we just hung out and watch them play and looks like a pretty fun joint so I would definitely recommend

Aaron Mustin

Great fun for the family

charlie iwakiri

I had to go #2 there, and the bathrooms were surprisingly clean. Not alot of urine on the floor in front of the toilet, just a few drops. All in all an ok place to bowl.

Tobias Sherwood

..Im not sure what was happening it was a friday night nothing special it took an hr to get grill cheese and they were out of kid (over 21) had chicken strips ...I mean after an hr plus after we order are food showed up cold ...Ya all bad also the bar tender was more interested in the guys at the bar really interested ...Ya I will not be back. For food anyway ..


We have fun every time we go there. It's a clean place and we get friendly service as well. There's a pretty good crowd of people and families all the time.

Ace Adams

Super fun! Bowling at night is great! The little diner part has good food too.

Jeremy Colbert

Service and facility is great. Need to work on the tacos, though.

Aaron Gregg

Good dart bar. 6 medalist soft tip electronic dart boards.

Brenda Portnoy

I love bringing my nieces and nephews here to bowl. It's a fun pastime that my family and I enjoy and this is a great bowling alley.

auction hustle

Been around thw bowling circuit awhile... This is one of the best centers in the Greater Sea-Tac area.. Bowlero is coming in and raising rates and ruining the bowling experience. Hats off to Paradise.. Also the restarsunt food prices are within what you pay for..

Anthony Loukides

We had a great party for Builders First Source and really enjoyed the bowling.

Richard Warren

It is a very nice place to play. Kids friendly and it was my daughter first time bowling and she loved it. Go back soon


It has such good high school memories I really like the French toast with or W/out the eggs and ssusage. Good place to meet up with old friends and have a special

Susan Landgrebe

It's a real family place to go on weekends and there is something for everyone in your family. Very clean and the people that work there are friendly and very helpful. And can't say enough about how good the food is. The only complaint I would have is the wait time for your food is way too long.

Alba Aguirre

Cool place

Kelvin Hall

Good to pass time with family an friends

Jahmali Samuel

This was my family's first visit there since the bowling centers on jblm were closed due to the weather. Not bad at all. Great atmosphere, friendly staff. The pair of lanes we were on was a bit dry, but we made it work. Games are reasonably priced. They also offer a military discount. They have a nice arcade section as well.

Mandy Paul

Our boys love bowling , can't wait to bring them here, they will love it as much as I do. Being going for well over 10 years now and it is always a blast, with wonderful and respectful staff who make you feel welcome.

Kahelelani Kalama

This place is fun just wish they put the black lights on but will definitely go back.

Don Vaughn

Very friendly atmosphere. I like it ty

Ryan O'Loughlin

had a great time and won the game!

brandon smith

Always a pleasure. Friendly staff and always a good atmosphere on Friday nights 10-12. Thanks for being you Danica!

Lou McCaffery

Went there for a company banquet. Was ever nice, food and service was great

Breanna Case

It was great and the workers were very nice to me and my friends

James Waggoner

Clean family friendly place. Always clean, well staffed, and reasonably priced. Ive been coming back for years.

Krisna Chan

Have been coming to this place for years! We always had a great experience here! But the one time we went to the bar on a Saturday, we were totally scammed... Our drinks were $7 in total, I thought a $3 tip would be fine. So that comes to a grand total of $10. Once my bf checked his bank statements (Tuesday) he noticed that there has been another transaction of $7. Yeah $7 isn't a big deal. But to have one of your employees who covered the bar area take advantage, has made me feel some type of way. So I encourage customers to check your bank statements! Use only cash at the bar! Will never go back into the bar again! Not only did it happen to us, it happened to our friend as well. Tipping themselves more than we tipped! This is unacceptable!

Trail Blazers Fan 1458 Captain Falcon Fanatic 07

They do a good job at doing their jobs! I come here to bowl, and their prices to bowl are very good! I'll definitely come here to bowl more!

eric mintel

Wow this place gets pretty busy on weekends and some weekdays in the evenings... Always a fun place to go and the bar there isn't too bad.. They do karaoke in bar area as well.. Food is spot on.. Two thumbs up the the cooks.. Also great place for a bit of pool and arcade games if your into that... Made a few new friends here over the years.. Anyways. Try it out..

john dejong

Great Place Family Fun friendly staff

Liz Lee

Fun spot for a family birthday party

Greg Werner

We enjoy going Moonlight Bowling on Saturday nights here. The food is pretty good for a bowling alley. The staff is always helpful. There are times when the lane equipment malfunctions but they do the best with the age of the equipment.

Q Lindsay

It was okay really busy outside with kind of sketchy just random people walking around thought my car was ganna get broken into so we park as close as we could to front door ... When we were done our car was still intact and untouched lol but other then outside a really cool place got pool tables vending machines etc will go again in the future

brandy tozier

employees where kind and helpful.

Sam Walters

I stopped for lunch here on my Seattle to Stanford bicycle ride. The waitress sat me next to an outlet and allowed me to bring my bike inside with me. The food was what you would expect but the service was amazing and I highly recommend this place to bikers passing through.

Mary Brown

Seemed like the people bowling had a great time...wouldn't go alone at night...

Nickey Horgan

Just had my best friends birthday here and it was amazing!!! Love this place!! Except you are not allowed to hang in the parking lot at all!! :\ so that kinda sucks but other than that the pool tables are awesome and the bowling is phenomenal!! And the games/arcade is soo much fun!!

Destiny Miller

I attend sober bowling here every friday. Staff is always friendly and understanding. I always enjoy attending.

Jeffrey Tyson

A new Karaoke spot since Pacific Lanes closed. Some employees from Pacific Lanes work there and that's a plus for me.

Aj Heath

Nice place to bowl and play a few games in the arcade

The Family Table

Great people and great fun!!!

Theodore Harden

Car got broken into and windows did nothing about it despite them having cameras

Tammie Henderson

Great fun with my family.


Bowled Kandy Kane Tournament it was fun and well organized. Needed to have better service on the lanes for drinks and food.

Siberian Orange

My favorite bowling alley so far in Pierce county! Well maintained lanes, decent food and a great arcade. Highly recommend!

Larry Staples

Great atmosphere! Nothing like it was back in the 80's.

Abigail Hynson

Great place for the whole family. Lots of fun

John Gould

Thank you to the Owners and Staff for a Wonderful weekend and sponsoring the PBA Regional Events this past weekend. Amazing Time in the Pro/Am Saturday night with a lot of very nice local bowlers. We appreciate you all and I look forward to coming back next year. John Gould PBA Member

Billy Wray

Took our grandsons for a fun-day. They were having leagues that day so we couldn't bowl. We spent several hours in the game room instead. Call ahead to make sure they have open lanes if you want to bowl.

Susan Towerton

fun place to hang with friends or maybe meet a new one

Norman Giannusa

Owners take pride and staff are attentive. Gwen is the best server ever! A far improvement over prior ownership. Keep up the great work!

Clara Sabell

Had a blast last night, the staff is super friendly and the food here is great. Great for the family and not as pricey as some places. Hopefully I'll be back very soon.

Cheryl Baker

We must have come to play poker. I've been coming here for years... love the bowling alley as well... They also have great food at a decent price..

pineapple queen

I went here with my sister and had the most fun ever and I would definitely come back

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