Brooklyn Bowl

Brooklyn Bowl

Bowling Alley, Music Venue, and Bar
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
530 Tips and reviews
  • bowling
  • fried chicken
  • questlove
  • DJs
  • dancing
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  • Theresa R.
    Theresa Roldan2 weeks ago
    Bowling and concerts at the same time? umm, yes please!
  • Ben I.
    Ben Ilaria3 weeks ago
    Get the Brooklyn Blast, my favorite Brooklyn Beer.
  • Cbl C.
    Cbl CblOctober 4
    Came here for the chicken. Disappointed, but very friendly staff.
  • Jack E.
    Jack EtheringtonSeptember 24
    Gigs most nights which you HAVE to pay entry for even if you just want to bowl. Half price bowling after 6pm on Sundays.
  • Anthony I.
    Not family friendly, only Saturday-day and Sunday-day
  • Jarel H.
    Jarel HillJuly 13
    Fried chicken here is top notch. A bit pricey though
  • Jeffrey K.
    Jeffrey KaoJune 7
    Been here 5+ times
    Concerts, Bowling, Dancing, and Fried Chicken. Also, Questlove DJ's here on Thursdays.
  • Amy C.
    Even if you don't want to bowl there is an awesome dance floor.
  • Theodore K.
    Cool place to see a show in GP/Williamsburg
  • Nitzan B.
    Nitzan BApril 11
    Huge place, tons of lanes and they have live shows and events
  • Damon S.
    Overpriced hipster bs. Live music is good, but they nickel and dime you for everything and the servers are completely rude
  • Hal M.
    Hal MackinsFebruary 12
    Fantastic place to see a show or bowl a frame, or both. The food is also very solid, particularly the fried chicken meal.
  • Guest of a Guest
    Brooklyn Bowl is hipster central, um, in a good way. Part bar, part concert space, part bowling alley, it'll have whatever you're looking for on a Saturday night - for a price. Read more
  • Rosa H.
    Rosa HidalgoDecember 22, 2016
    Concerts and bowling!...Great place!
  • Ryan G.
    Ryan GallagherDecember 12, 2016
    Great place to see a show.
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AvneryDecember 11, 2016
    Sick venue!! The show is intimate and you can bowl during the show! People are cool. Great vibes.
  • melissa h.
    melissa hirschhornNovember 2, 2016
    love coming to this awesome venue...bowling, food, great beer, & live music...can't beat it!
  • Mat C.
    Mat CollisOctober 25, 2016
    Love it here
  • Mat C.
    Mat CollisOctober 25, 2016
    Super cool venue and pretty good food
  • Harry J.
    Harry JacobsOctober 3, 2016
    Great place for birthdays, concerts, dancing. Food is heavy but good. Fried chicken mmm
  • Elle F.
    Elle F.September 21, 2016
    Food From Blue Ribbon. Plush Leather Seating. Mention "Sunday Night Special" at Shoe Desk For 50% Off A Lane After 8PM on Sundays.
  • David B.
    David BrahlerSeptember 16, 2016
    I'm not sure which was worse. The TSA level security that wanded me head to toe and patted me down before entering the venue or the Secret Service level security task force who monitored the audience.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HuiAugust 31, 2016
    Bowling is a lot of fun! Be sure to go after 8pm for half price bowling!
  • Kira R.
    Kira RochaAugust 17, 2016
    Always great to bowl and food amazing. But so expansive, $200 in 1.5 hr to play 1 set of bowl and having snacks and beer
  • Martha
    MarthaJuly 10, 2016
    interesting set up. live music is good as long as it's a lovely band, otherwise the place is too distracting.
  • Precilla Z.
    Precilla ZambranoJune 29, 2016
    Performances here are 🔥
  • Bruno C.
    Bruno CardosoMay 3, 2016
    Good place for a beer, bowling and some good music.
  • Trixie
    TrixieApril 30, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Live music, bowling, chocolate bourbon shakes, Blue Ribbon prepared bar food. A guaranteed good time. Loving Family Bowl on weekend days. . .
  • Liz V.
    Liz VernonApril 29, 2016
    The dancefloor and bar can be awkward spaces when crowded, and the bouncers inside are mean cattle herders. :-(
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesApril 27, 2016
    Awesome selection of Brooklyn beers from breweries like Brooklyn Brewery and Coney Island Brewery. Get a pitcher to share when bowling.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesApril 27, 2016
    Bowling isn't too expensive. $25 for 30 minutes.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesApril 27, 2016
    One of the best and most unique live music venues in New York City. Great floor to listen to the music, but even better to listen when bowling.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesApril 27, 2016
    Most fun place for bowling in New York City.
  • Gabriel H.
    Gabriel HayesApril 27, 2016
    Awesome place to go out in Williamsburg. Amazing music venue. Bowling is so fun. A perfect combo.
  • Gretta H.
    Gretta HehreApril 16, 2016
    Big music venue!
  • Diane J.
    Diane Jean-MaryApril 9, 2016
    Always a great time. Go for a concert!
  • Laura G.
    Laura GormanApril 8, 2016
    great venue, very fun
  • Jen K.
    Jen KatanMarch 29, 2016
    still haven't
  • Steffen C.
    Steffen ChristiansenFebruary 20, 2016
    Half of Jersey is hanging here. Kinda kills the vibe.
  • Sebastian G.
    Sebastian GFebruary 20, 2016
    Bit of a rip-off. You have to pay the cover to go bowling. And it's pretty much just your standard bowling alley. But probably nice if you stay for the music.
  • Natalie V.
    Natalie VegelFebruary 16, 2016
    Great spot for bowling - sometimes have the pay a cover if there's a band playing.
  • Mer I.
    Mer IciJanuary 20, 2016
    Music shows are cheap and generally great acts. Good for large groups. Coat check, and nice women's restroom.
  • Andra M.
    Andra MateraJanuary 7, 2016
    Great concert venue and can bowl at the same time. Really cool vibe in old reno'd factory. Great for group fun.
  • Escape C.
    Escape CardonaDecember 27, 2015
    Its a cool spot to go and kick it. They have different events so be weary of the cover charge but a fun spot to bowl overall.
  • Russell H.
    Russell HirschornDecember 25, 2015
    Eat fried chicken, go bowling (make a res or get there early), drink alcohol, listen to music.
  • Jack T.
    Jack TarDecember 23, 2015
    Amazing place to miraculously eat bowl concert and schlep.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RaghoobarDecember 23, 2015
    A concert venue and a bowling alley in one?! This place is fantastic, great for concerts (and bowling!), all around a fun time. Questlove hosts his Bowl Train every Thursday night!
  • A D.
    A DelDecember 23, 2015
    Great live music venue
  • bruna l.
    bruna lacerdaDecember 18, 2015
    Staff is not the best but the place is cool.
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren PatrickNovember 17, 2015
    There are one way windows from the bathroom stalls where you can spy out into the bowling ally!!
  • Lauren P.
    Lauren PatrickNovember 17, 2015
    This place will accommodate your buzz: drink and bowl and then you'll be ready to turn it up on the dance floor!
  • Elysia M.
    Elysia MannNovember 11, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Never fails to be the most fun night with great music and people. And there is chicken waiting for you when you get hungry drunk!
  • Foursquare Insiders
    Foursquare InsidersOctober 29, 2015
    "Bowling alley and concert venue that has great food. Try the fried chicken and check out Questlove's weekly DJ set every Thursday." - Roy LaManna, Music Entrepreneur Read more
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinOctober 25, 2015
    Beyond bowling...this has one of the best music booking teams in the city.
  • Misty Dawn S.
    Misty Dawn SmithSeptember 29, 2015
    SUPER expensive and very little diversity in live music. Same DJs and Jam Bands week in and out. If you want to spend min. $100 on a night out to get chicken grease on a bowling ball this is for you.
  • Candice R.
    Candice RiveraSeptember 23, 2015
    A chill, fun, and open spot
  • Divine A.
    Divine AllahAugust 21, 2015
    Here for Bowl Train with DJ ?uestlove
  • Danny T.
    Danny TrejoAugust 9, 2015
    Bowl by the hour. #speedbowl
  • Destiny C.
    Destiny ChambersJuly 18, 2015
    Drinks, dancing, Prince Tribute, #LIFE!
  • Alexzandria L.
    So cool!!! I was here for a show and they have an awesome large venue and restaurant inside the place which has delicious Mac and cheese and Pizza shockingly! Ok service not super helpful
  • Daniela G.
    Daniela GaravitoJune 22, 2015
    Takes hours to get a line, make sure you make a RSVP
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeJune 22, 2015
    Great shows, wings, beers, really great everything.
  • Alexandra J.
    Alexandra JenkinsJune 21, 2015
    Great music, and other good things. Unfortunately one of the staff members was super rude to me backstage.
  • Mélanie V.
    Mélanie VecchioJune 19, 2015
    Questlove on Thursdays, spacious. Good vibes
  • Allison F.
    Allison F.June 17, 2015
    Come here and see a band
  • Cole K.
    Cole KennedyJune 7, 2015
    Fun concert venue, but the crowd is hit or miss (c'mon, you're here to see a show, not make out the whole time). Beer is expensive, too.
  • Makeda
    MakedaMay 31, 2015
    Les Nubians performed here. Love the venue.
  • Ed
    EdMay 29, 2015
    DJ QuestLove on the decks every Thursdays. A classic!
  • Brendan M.
    Brendan MMay 15, 2015
    Fried chicken and bowling
  • Ryan T.
    Ryan ThomasApril 17, 2015
    Cool place to drink, bowl, or grab a concert. Great vibe
  • Matt S.
    Matt SpectorApril 12, 2015
    Blue Ribbon fried chicken and an awesome vibe - more than just a bowling alley.
  • Jenny S.
    Jenny SorensenApril 8, 2015
    Go here for a show, bowl at the same time, get wild and dance the night away down your bowling alley while munching on famous Blue Ribbon fried chicken and drinking from a Margarita pitcher. Read more
  • joe s.
    joe smithApril 2, 2015
    Oyster po boy is insanely delicious, Brooklyn Blast is the most bang for your buck beer, and the music is usually great!
  • Jason P.
    Jason PMarch 19, 2015
    Good, fun crowd. Nice atmosphere
  • Amy T.
    Amy TremmelMarch 18, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken. Bowling. Music. What more could you ask for?
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhMarch 14, 2015
    Great place to have fun bowling. They also have excellent fried chicken!
  • Alan-Arthur A.
    Alan-Arthur AureliaMarch 10, 2015
    Great live music venue. You can bowl and chill with some cool live music. Awesome dance floor.
  • Amber C.
    Amber CrisciMarch 2, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Feels like home.
  • JP P.
    JP ParkFebruary 28, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I've never bowled here but the concerts/DJs that play here are always on point. It's a great party
  • Liz G.
    Liz GoodbandFebruary 13, 2015
    Great for kiddos! They can run around in lots of open space and parents can enjoy a few beers!
  • Joe C.
    Joe CheskinFebruary 13, 2015
    The best place to see a show, do some bowling, and have amazing fried chicken in all of New York
  • Jon B.
    Jon BillsFebruary 6, 2015
    It's expensive, but good fun!
  • Lindsay T.
    Lindsay ToussaintFebruary 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The food here is great! And with two bars, it's never difficult to get your drink. The cocktails are good too.
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly HoffmanJanuary 24, 2015
    Great place to see a show
  • emily c.
    emily chenJanuary 17, 2015
    whatever you do, don't bowl and eat. bowl and then eat as much blue ribbon fried chicken as possible. rock and roll fries too.
  • Jesse H.
    Jesse HJanuary 12, 2015
    Cool but $$$; at this place you're really paying for Brooklyn as a brand.
  • Leo R.
    Leo RJanuary 9, 2015
    #awesome. Blue Ribbon is a welcomed addition.
  • Brooklyn Bowl
    Brooklyn BowlJanuary 6, 2015
    Dance all night to the world famous soul 45s of DJ Jonathan Toubin, plus a Special Guest Selector and 1AM Dance Contest! Visit for details. Read more
  • Sara Y.
    Sara YJanuary 6, 2015
    Fried chicken
  • Kisha M.
    Kisha MonroeJanuary 6, 2015
    Hope this becomes a permanent residence for NYHHK. Great performance venue
  • Damien B.
    Damien BrownJanuary 5, 2015
    The Atmosphere is wonderful......:-)
  • Mary R.
    Mary RinaldiDecember 30, 2014
    Meh to the vibe/culture. Good for music tho.
  • Jamie D.
    Jamie DumbillDecember 30, 2014
    Get drunk, go bowling and listen to music. A good night out. The one in the O2 in London is pretty much identical.
  • Jason S.
    Jason SchulweisDecember 29, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    My favorite place on earth. Combines everything that makes for a good time: fun, bowling, great food (from Blue Ribbon), great beer (BK Brewery), and they score some of the best live acts around.
  • Jennie D.
    Jennie D.December 21, 2014
    If you get there & coat check is full, throw your coat on one of the ledges by the exits near the stage. One of the security staff will take it away to the lost and found & you can pick it up after ;)
  • E H.
    E HersheyDecember 15, 2014
    Multiple bars!
  • Calvin M.
    Calvin MultanenDecember 6, 2014
    Cool venue to catch a show. Bowling is kind of spendy but if you have enough people, it's definitely worth it
  • James G.
    James GreenDecember 2, 2014
    This place is wild. Crowded and loud, but good bowling and great burgers. Brooklyn brews all the time.
  • Maarten M.
    Maarten MarkusDecember 1, 2014
    Awesome Music venue, often something going on till late night. Bowling is also fun.
  • Cesar R.
    Cesar RazuriNovember 30, 2014
    Great food and music venue. Not much of a bowler but looks like a blast.
  • Amit S.
    Amit ShahNovember 22, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Heavy Pets opening for The Motet.
  • Duncan P.
    Duncan PJNovember 9, 2014
    Great place to try a bunch of brooklyn brewery beers if the brewery is closed.
  • Thomas M.
    Thomas MasottaNovember 9, 2014
    Live music and bowling, what more can you ask for? Oh yes and great fried chicken.
  • Bryan K.
    Bryan KaplanOctober 25, 2014
    Fried chicken and great entertainment.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarnettOctober 21, 2014
    Go for the fried chicken. I mean bowling.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BarnettOctober 19, 2014
    Get the fried chicken
  • Justin Z.
    Justin ZupnickOctober 17, 2014
    Excellent music venue. Totally unique and fun.
  • Ben H.
    Ben HuffOctober 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Fried chicky, Questo on the ones and twos, bowling straight turkeys GUTTTER DOOONNNEEEE
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinOctober 3, 2014
    Great, intimate place for a concert. Acoustics are decent, but could be improved, cheap shows are definitely worth going here for
  • Emma M.
    Emma McVitieSeptember 29, 2014
    Love this place. So much fun. Great gigs. Great food.
  • Jeff E.
    Jeff ESeptember 28, 2014
    Blue ribbon quality wings and fried chicken
  • Juliana A.
    Juliana AmorimSeptember 27, 2014
    A place where you can 1.drink,, 3. watch some concerts, 4. dance, 5. play bowling. Do I need to say something else??? Oh, they have huge frozen margaritas there btw.
  • Frank D.
    Frank DieboldSeptember 25, 2014
    Will always be one of the best venues
  • Katie C.
    Katie ChildsSeptember 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Favorite for beer & fried chicken.
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WSeptember 16, 2014
    Fried chicken. With honey. Just do it. It's necessary.
  • Mike G.
    Mike GonzalezSeptember 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Questlove dance party Thursdays!!
  • Jason H.
    Jason HuieSeptember 3, 2014
    Great place to see a show
  • robert b.
    robert breslofAugust 31, 2014
    Sangria, service
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BarrezuetaAugust 28, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Awesome fun and great live bands? What's not to love
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsAugust 26, 2014
    Check out Blue Ribbon at Brooklyn Bowl as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate , Unique Eats Read more
  • Gabriela D.
    Gabriela DiasAugust 25, 2014
    A posers' place, just like the rest of Williamsburg. Bleh.
  • Sandy R.
    Sandy ReyesAugust 22, 2014
    Music great atmosphere
  • Melody G.
    Melody GambinoAugust 22, 2014
    Brooklyn Brewery pilsner and Weiss on tap, or the chocolate bourbon milkshake at the restaurant. Plus Questlove every Thursday!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LambertAugust 22, 2014
    Great flatbread pizzas and wonderful bands.
  • Corey M.
    Corey ManiconeAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome music venue. Get there early to make sure you get a lane close to the stage. You won't regret it.
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GAugust 18, 2014
    Awesome place for gigs ! Once it starts, you prolly won't be able to hit the bathroom afterwards.
  • Elysia M.
    Elysia MannAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything. Just everything. Bowling, beer, fried chicken.
  • Fly Lady Dii
    Fly Lady DiiAugust 16, 2014
    Drinks are STRONG! !
  • Fly Lady Dii
    Fly Lady DiiAugust 16, 2014
    Drinks are STRONG!!!
  • Martine E.
    Martine EmileAugust 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Good music
  • Nik W.
    Nik WilliamsonAugust 13, 2014
    Awesome place to see a show. Tip your bartenders.
  • Victoria R.
    Victoria RatnerAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Cute babes and fried chicken!
  • Paul B.
    Paul BrennerAugust 10, 2014
    Huge bar and food space. Great escape from the outside when you are thinking "man... This is just too much outside"
  • Jay H.
    Jay HollaAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
  • Man_Used👽👾👽
    Man_Used👽👾👽August 9, 2014
    Great place to play:-)
  • Richard M.
    Richard MoyleAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken is some of the best I've ever had.
  • Deb F.
    Deb FAugust 7, 2014
    Great bands, blue ribbon chicken and bowling
  • EJ P.
    EJ ProwlAugust 7, 2014
    The Rocket Queens destroyed!
  • Baron D.
    Baron DrummAugust 7, 2014
    Fun bowling when it's not busy!
  • Bachelor10
    Bachelor10August 7, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Disco Fries
  • bk
    bkAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    If you're lucky you'll meet and be liked by Dana, their amazing event planner. If not, then console yourself with blue ribbon's deviled eggs the friend chicken
  • Ali K.
    Ali KodalAugust 3, 2014
    best live performances!
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    In a neighborhood full of music venues, this one might just be our favorite. In addition to the main stage and bowling lanes, there are two bars, a modest restaurant area and plenty of seating. Read more
  • Staff Picks
    Staff PicksJuly 14, 2014
    The Brooklyn Bowl has put together a visual mixtape of the best concert movies! Grab some friends and enjoy cuts from classic & modern bands. Tue, 7/15, 8pm, free. Read more
  • Sonja P.
    Sonja PetersonJuly 13, 2014
    Way overpriced. Not worth it.
  • Caroline S.
    Caroline SchulweisJuly 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Beer, music, bowling, and blue ribbon fried chicken...what else do you need?! 🍻🎤🎳🍗👌
  • David G.
    David GreenbergerJuly 4, 2014
    Fried chicken, fried chicken, fried chicken. And some Brooklyn Blasts.
  • M
    MJuly 3, 2014
    See the bands it's crazy
  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithJune 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The smoked BBQ wings have an incredibly unique flavor. Very smoky, very sweet. Delicious.
  • Furio B.
    Furio B.May 17, 2014
    Try the frozen Margarita from the tap! Sooo refreshing
  • Emma G.
    Emma GalliApril 11, 2014
    dance floor smells like a 4loko
  • Emma G.
    Emma GalliApril 11, 2014
    the bathrooms smell like dog food 😋
  • Antonio E.
    Antonio E.April 1, 2014
    Nice place to chill, listen music or play Brooklyn. Entrance is a bit expensive (20$ while concert).
  • Alicia F.
    Alicia FowlerMarch 30, 2014
    Avoid this place. Huge egos with poor customer service.
    MISSLISAMarch 13, 2014
    Warning!! Do not try to eat bque wings when you are trying to bowl ..messy..sticky...lots of wiping ;)
    MISSLISAMarch 13, 2014
    Dessert !!!! Becca's Brownie A La Mode
    MISSLISAMarch 13, 2014
    Get The San Gennaro sausage, mozzarella and peppers
    MISSLISAMarch 13, 2014
    Get the Fried Calamari with lemon & cayenne mayo & chillies
  • Sanskar W.
    Sanskar WagleyMarch 12, 2014
    Fries chicken, calamari, cheese fries, and corn. Perfect meal.
  • Ian S.
    Ian SMarch 1, 2014
    Bouncers want $20 to leave and come back
  • Lor3 S.
    Lor3 SantFebruary 20, 2014
    Try the Belly Buster Sandwich was Yummy even when just finished half of it lol too big. Great place to have a good time!
  • Meredith G.
    Meredith GrahamFebruary 17, 2014
    The hype is legit -- the fried chicken is amazing! The french bread pizzas also looked great, but were too much food for a small party. Great spot for groups!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsFebruary 9, 2014
    The tastiest bowling alley you'll ever visit.
  • Anthony P.
    Anthony PadronaggioFebruary 2, 2014
    This place is a real bowler's worst nightmare
  • Erin B.
    Erin ByrneFebruary 1, 2014
    Worst customer service in all of New York. Don't waste your time.
  • Alfred M.
    Alfred MedinaJanuary 31, 2014
    I just paid 70$ for 30 mins of bowling!!!! Which wasn't fun at all and they charge you the min you say you want a lane!!! Worst place to bowl in the world!!! Don't bowl here not worth it!!!!
  • Piotr S.
    Piotr SvcJanuary 21, 2014
    #skatalites #brooklynbowl Read more
  • olivier P.
    olivier PEYREJanuary 20, 2014
    Beautiful Bowling Alley, DJ ?uestlove's Soul Dance Parties on Thursday, best Fried Chicken in town by Blue Ribbon.
  • Markeisha G.
    Markeisha GrantJanuary 19, 2014
    Don't expect to bowl if you don't get there by 6pm on the weekend. Be prepared for a 3 to 4 hour wait. In the mean time, enjoy the BBQ wings or grab a drink at the bar.
  • Brent M.
    Brent MulliganJanuary 19, 2014
    $8 cover to go to dinner. Great deal!
  • JM
    JMDecember 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't pass up the BLT.
  • Alejandro R.
    Alejandro RojasNovember 17, 2013
    Cool place during the week. Absolute shit when too many people is around. If you try to bowl, you better be ready to pay extra because their list is absolutely not first come first serve. Bullshit
  • Alicia A.
    Alicia AlikhaniNovember 13, 2013
    Terrible management. Do not understand the term 'customer service'.
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LeonOctober 26, 2013
    Fried calamari was the bomb, love the atmosphere, cool private bowling areas, dance floor, bar, and great dj
  • Christopher C.
    Christopher CarterOctober 19, 2013
    Fried chicken is good and the fries great food for a bowling alley really surprised.
  • Josh G.
    Josh GammonOctober 17, 2013
    This place is very loud and very fun!
  • Brad P.
    Brad ParkOctober 5, 2013
    bowling = good
  • Trey
    TreyOctober 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Scowl at the wait to bowl and then the 2 hour limit that is strictly enforced. And then go to the Gutter two streets over to bowl.
  • Rome H.
    Rome HerbertSeptember 20, 2013
    Best night to come thou is Thursday night questlove is killing it on the Dj tip food is always a go.
  • Fanny M.
    Fanny MSeptember 3, 2013
    Two of my favorite things Bourbon & Nutella! To die for, must try!
  • Evan F.
    Evan FarrarAugust 30, 2013
    $15 cover for a led zeppelin cover band? This is the worst bowling alley in all of north brooklyn.
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  • Compass
    CompassJuly 24, 2013
    Reggae, rock, jazz, rap, and pop acts grace the stage of Brooklyn Bowl, where bowling comes second to music.
  • Brett W.
    Brett WallaceJuly 23, 2013
    This place is huge. You don't have to bowl. Drink, dance, be merry.
  • Paige G.
    Paige GregorJuly 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They make the vodka sodas strong. Bring your dancing shoes!
  • Sarah-Elizabeth C.
    This place is a rip off. $46 for fried chicken and fries and it's not even good!
  • Sarah-Elizabeth C.
    And the margaritas tasted weird
  • Sarah-Elizabeth C.
    And the rock and roll fries are not that great 😭
  • Sarah-Elizabeth C.
    Popeyes is better for fried chicken. They never burn it!
  • cindy h.
    cindy hoJuly 10, 2013
    Popeyes never burns their chicken
  • cindy h.
    cindy hoJuly 10, 2013
    Popeyes is better for fried chicken
  • Richard C.
    Richard ChuJuly 3, 2013
    This place is great. They have bowling, live music, an awesome bar with large pours. Also the decor is phenomenal with the ambient glows and pretty lights.
  • NYC: The Official Guide
    Fun fact: Brooklyn Bowl’s space was previously the site of an ironworks foundry.
  • James P.
    James PoppJune 24, 2013
    Call me old, but when venue lists show starts at 8, and opening act goes on 9:45, that's unacceptable. Also, this place is a barn of sound quality.
  • Lizzie
    LizzieJune 14, 2013
    The best bouncers ever! Being out of town and early for an event (didn't realize there's two shows every night) they were so accommodating!
  • Leia
    LeiaJune 12, 2013
    Go early if you want a guaranteed lane. There's a bar you can hangout at while you wait at or they'll give you a call when they're ready. 20$/half hr and 5$ shoe rental is reasonable.
  • Raymond L.
    Raymond LucianoJune 2, 2013
    Food is ok but the place is cool
  • Z E.
    Z EdwardMay 23, 2013
    I'm not really there, but I'm sure it's awesome
  • Lou F.
    Lou FoxMay 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    I wish I had the power to resist the fried chicken
  • Adam H.
    Adam HillMay 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Not that you need another tip telling you to get the fried chicken,but do itGreat place to drink & catch music,but if you're looking to bowl the pins are on strings.Head to Gutter for a better alley
  • Claudia F.
    Claudia FilthMay 12, 2013
    Staff here = ATTITUDE.
  • Doug J.
    Doug JonesMay 7, 2013
    Damn you, strings!!
  • Jenny
    JennyMay 4, 2013
    Potato kanish is so good! And so are the rock and roll fries!
  • Selton B.
    Selton BrunoMay 1, 2013
    Brooklyn Bowl
  • Gus F.
    Gus FarnesApril 29, 2013
    Hook up a booth - dark fried chicken - do it.
  • TheNewConfusion
    TheNewConfusionApril 21, 2013
    Hands down my favorite non-BP venue in NYC.
  • Gary T.
    Gary TorielloApril 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the Bourbon Milk Shake
  • leo r.
    leo reidApril 11, 2013
    I am wondering how I might be notified whenever a new post has been made. Add: Read more
  • Chris P.
    Chris PulliamApril 1, 2013
    Voted Best Venue NYC, by me... right now.
  • Sally
    SallyMarch 23, 2013
    Best playground for adult.
  • Gena
    GenaMarch 19, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get here early to put your name down for bowling & blue ribbon restaurant. Enjoy a beer before dining and shortly after your meal, the bowling lane should be ready. Pre-planning adds to a great night
  • Amar M.
    Amar ModiMarch 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Long waits, Sunday Funday doesn't start when advertised. Disappointing.
  • Danny C.
    Danny ChangMarch 2, 2013
    Dont forget to make reservation!
  • New York Post
    New York PostFebruary 26, 2013
    Questlove’s Thursday night’s DJ set is a solid bet. Order the fried chicken. It’s a bit pricey, at $22 but it's a vast portion and a miracle combination of perfect crispness and no grease.
  • Trey
    TreyFebruary 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Scoff when they cut your game off after exactly two hours and then push you out.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PulliamFebruary 11, 2013
    Great spot to catch local bands, and out of towners on tour.
  • Carrot C.
    Carrot CreativeFebruary 5, 2013
    Did you know they opened this place just so they could serve fried chicken? Get it with a brooklyn brew for some hipster charm.
  • Mikael P.
    Mikael PorsFebruary 5, 2013
    Not just a bowling.
  • Carrot C.
    Carrot CreativeJanuary 28, 2013
    Fried chicken, live music, bowling... this is how we get through our work withdrawals.
  • Md amirul i.
    Md amirul islamJanuary 17, 2013
    PremaDental, our Dental Practice, is a group dental practice PremaDental offers a complete range of dental services in one convenient Brooklyn location. Read more
  • William J.
    William JosmaJanuary 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They make an awesome Hot Toddy - perfect for the winter weather or if you like Jameson Irish Whiskey. :)
  • Antoine B.
    Antoine BoudieJanuary 6, 2013
    Bowling lines, live music, bar and restaurant, I've hardly seen a place like this before! Expect a little wait but a lot of fun!
  • Berner
    BernerDecember 28, 2012
    Go. Grab a lane. Catch a show. Pitcher of Sweet Action with gravey fries and a bourbon milk shake. All will be right in the world
  • Gregory S.
    Gregory SegarraDecember 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Bands r great!
  • Stephanie L.
    Stephanie LeonDecember 23, 2012
    Love the atmosphere at this place! Great music, good food, good times!
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneDecember 17, 2012
    Come here to bowl, eat gourmet diner food, drink at the funky bar and/or see some great bands at good prices - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!
  • Varun S.
    Varun ShettyDecember 3, 2012
    If you're here for a show and you're short (like me), hang back by the bar. It's still crowded but you'll be able to see the stage. And you'll be close to beer! Win-win-win.
  • Sue R.
    Sue RosenNovember 27, 2012
    sign up right away for bowling esp at a concert... then you get to bowl and watch! Their mac and cheese is great
  • Rich K.
    Rich KearneyNovember 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Always a good time. Shake that booty.
  • DaNniel C.
    DaNniel CaicedoOctober 24, 2012
    yeeeah full cover
  • Graeme F.
    Graeme FousteOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Grilled Chicken burger with bbq sauce and cheese.
  • Mirara NinjaFist N.
    Mirara NinjaFist NdunguOctober 13, 2012
    The wings. They are getting away with murder.. Worth while....
  • Steffen B.
    Steffen BredahlOctober 12, 2012
    Awesome venue for a concert! Blues traveler was awesome!
  • Cultivora
    CultivoraOctober 12, 2012
    Come for the show, stay for the bowling, and don't miss the fried chicken!
  • Wouter V.
    Wouter VeenstraOctober 10, 2012
    Awesome cool venue in BK, glad that they accepted a scan of passport which I saved in my email!
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MagerOctober 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Have a Brooklyn Blast and listen to ?uestlove rock you to the sunrise.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MaioranaSeptember 22, 2012
    First time at a concert eating fried chicken with people striking in the background. While drinking smuggled whiskey cokes. Pretty good first time.
  • Concert Ticket Agency
    Concert Ticket AgencySeptember 19, 2012
    16-lane bowling alley, 600-capacity performance venue with live music 7 nights a week. The food is by Blue Ribbon and the fried chicken is NOT to be missed! Home of Lebowski fest! The Dude Abides.
  • CMJ
    CMJAugust 29, 2012
    High stages are great for short people--clearly something Brooklyn Bowl's owners considered when opening this venue. The lanes are right in the venue, so expect to hear the odd "clack!" or two.
  • Erica
    EricaAugust 13, 2012
    fried chicken is a must have
  • nora w.
    nora walkerJuly 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you don't get the bourbon milkshake here you have failed.
  • Untappd
    UntappdJuly 27, 2012
    Don't let the name fool you, this place has great beers, music and of course bowling. Try the Brooklyn Pale Ale!
  • Carmel P.
    Carmel PedatellaJuly 21, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The rock and roll fries truly do rock!
  • Steve R.
    Steve RitterJuly 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Nobody's better at booking shows. If its at Brooklyn Bowl you know it's going to be good. Put in for bowling & dinner at 9, you'll be fed and on the lanes by 11.
  • Tripl
    TriplJuly 16, 2012
    One of the coolest venues in all of NYC. Don't be fooled by the name, this place is a lot more than a bowling alley. Great dance floor and atmosphere.
  • Kenan A.
    Kenan AliJuly 13, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The bar is always crowded. If you're there for a show, wait for the act to start then get your beer.
  • Alex H.
    Alex HJuly 10, 2012
    Get the fried chicken, the bacom and greens with it is worth the heart attack
  • Bea E.
    Bea EllisJuly 8, 2012
    Great place to bowl in Brooklyn!! Gotta check it out!!!
  • amNewYork
    amNewYorkJune 20, 2012
    SUMMER 2012: The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival kicks off here! (JULY 9) Busta Rhymes headlines this yearly tribute. Expect concerts, panels and block parties. Through July 14. Prices and locations vary.
  • Red F.
    Red FabbriJune 14, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The food is good, but expensive. Head to Mabel's around the corner for better and cheaper BBQ.
  • Shawna C.
    Shawna CorsoJune 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Come see Solange on DJ Set!!!
  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithJune 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    You had me at bowling, and again at Blue Ribbon fried chicken, once more at awesome concerts, and then finally, at Brooklyn Brewery beers on tap.
  • Vevo
    VevoJune 1, 2012
    2 bars, 16 bowling lanes, a Blue Ribbon restaurant and a killer stage. Whatever you're in the mood for, Brooklyn Bowl's got you covered.
  • Nicole
    NicoleMay 28, 2012
    The bathroom lines are horrendous. Venue is decent.
  • Sierra
    SierraMay 16, 2012
    Bourbon Nutella milkshake. That is all.
  • mike d.
    mike dibenedettoApril 27, 2012
    Try the Mac and cheese and rock and roll fries (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Karen D.
    Karen DuganApril 24, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Don't leave without trying something off their delicious southern cuisine menu. The Catfish sandwich, the fried chicken, the pizzas, the milkshakes...all quality Blue Ribbon food.
  • patrick m.
    patrick mitchellApril 23, 2012
    Great Place Love It!!!!!!!! Fun Food, dancing,and bowling!
  • Marlene L.
    Marlene LApril 22, 2012
    The Brooklyn Weisse, rock-n-roll fries, & chicken are definite must-haves!! YUM!
  • Lisa R.
    Lisa ReznerApril 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Want to go bowling, drink an alcoholic milkshake, and see a concert? You can do that here.
  • Dovi E.
    Dovi EssApril 18, 2012
    Awesome place, music isn't always so great though..
  • 🎉TÄN👸✨
    🎉TÄN👸✨April 14, 2012
    Playing Bowl
  • Chad C.
    Chad CoonApril 10, 2012
    Go bowling here.
  • Party Earth
    Party EarthApril 3, 2012
    “This place gets crowded and overwhelming! If you want to actually bowl, call ahead and bring friends – there’s a 6-person minimum per lane.” More at
  • PaperDoll Boutique &.
    Parking is the worst over there on the weekend!
  • Justin S.
    Justin ScarboroughApril 1, 2012
    Wear skinny jeans
  • Vic
    VicMarch 29, 2012
    Place is $$, and cover charge, manager is a biatch
  • Tom M.
    Tom McDonoughMarch 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This fucking place blows. Cover charges to bowl are fucking bullshit.
  • Ju J.
    Ju JuMarch 11, 2012
    Food great performers great, prices not bad at all....had a blast
  • Ju J.
    Ju JuMarch 9, 2012
    Cope and alice are AMAZZZIIIING she cha sing her ass off
  • InightlifeNYC
    InightlifeNYCMarch 8, 2012
    iNightlife approved!
    MISSLISAMarch 5, 2012
    Live music and Dj's some night floor and stage
    MISSLISAMarch 5, 2012
    Decent restrooms..nice seating area inside and outside restrooms
    MISSLISAMarch 5, 2012
    Small not that many lanes
  • bennie s.
    bennie shamMarch 4, 2012
    the fried chicken here is surprisingly delicious! great spices, crispy and not greasy at all.
  • Marta S.
    Marta SmithMarch 4, 2012
    Thursday night
  • Amber H.
    Amber HarperFebruary 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken is famous but as a real Cajun, I didn't find it great.
  • Adam O.
    Adam OkrasinskiFebruary 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy the millions of dollars it cost to build this place! Also, enjoy the rare Brooklyn Brewery brews!
  • Flavorpill
    FlavorpillFebruary 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Brooklyn Bowl offers an unbeatable combination of various musical types, (everyone from Childish Gambino to Karen O.) and bowling for a night of undisputed fun:
  • Mike C.
    Mike CherepkoFebruary 18, 2012
    $7 beer. $10 tab minimum
  • Kellan E.
    Kellan EFebruary 15, 2012
    Bowling and milkshakes == inclusion on the "Never Never Land" list.
  • exfm
    exfmFebruary 14, 2012
    Amazing live music that you can watch while getting drunk and bowling. Does it get any better than that? Keep an eye out for the weekly Cantora Live Presents shows. Those never disappoint!
  • Jackie J.
    Jackie JeongFebruary 12, 2012
    Good food and local beer
  • M. Silver Associates
    M. Silver AssociatesFebruary 3, 2012
    Blue Ribbon food and local beer. If you need a break from game-watching, head over to one of the bowling lanes or take in live music! Free!
  • Alec M.
    Alec MJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken was on best things I've ever ate on the food network : secret is matza crumbs for the crisp.
  • Kyle T.
    Kyle TuckJanuary 28, 2012
    This place is a MUST for The noob or the vet. Huge stage, great beer, fast bartenders, bowling!
  • Doug G.
    Doug GlamcyJanuary 26, 2012
    The loaded fries are amazing. Just be prepared for the required heart bypass. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Joey
    JoeyJanuary 25, 2012
    BBQ wings are delicious & the Brooklyn brewery lager is great.
  • Charles D.
    Charles DannettJanuary 22, 2012
    Mayor gets free drink
  • Lulu A.
    Lulu AnguloJanuary 21, 2012
    You have to try the rock & roll fries
  • RDW
    RDWJanuary 19, 2012
    fried chicken, bowling, broads, live music, questlove thursday dj, and always young attractive broads to hit on, like they are multiplying in here or something... Read more
  • Africa H.
    Africa HannibalJanuary 17, 2012
    Best Food I've Ever Had at a Bowling Alley. Plus Quest Love DJ's There on Thursdays
  • Nicky D.
    Nicky DigitalJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Put on some bowling shoes and do a little dance!
  • Staci
    StaciJanuary 5, 2012
    Don't fall asleep in the bathroom!
  • Tasha N.
    Tasha NicoleJanuary 3, 2012
    The disco fries...enough said
  • Phatgoose
    PhatgooseJanuary 2, 2012
    Love this place!
  • Annie L.
    Annie LesserDecember 26, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    TV screening nights are the best here. Lost Finale, Super Bowl, WHATEVER! It's great.
  • M. E.
    M. ElenaDecember 19, 2011
    Apple cider with two rums is good at first the colder it gets the drink becomes nasty....(did that make sense?)
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JonesDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get a pint of the Brooklyn blast
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JonesDecember 17, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    See the disco biscuits
  • Kelly S.
    Kelly StoddardNovember 30, 2011
    Two words: Fried Chicken. Do it!
  • Caitlin S.
    Caitlin StrandbergNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Quick walk from Smorgasburg. If you're a music nerd, get there around ~5 and catch the soundcheck for the evening performer. Come back Thursday pm for Soul Train w/ Questlove. AWESOME venue for shows
  • Meghan
    MeghanNovember 20, 2011
    Great venue!
  • mark b.
    mark brenemanNovember 20, 2011
    $7 cover.... Long wait...for bowling....
  • Marq and Chriselle's Super Awesome Wedding
    Our favorite spot for concerts, DJ's and hanging with the hipsters. We've spent countless nights dancing the night away with each other, sharing a plate of fried chicken and a glass of Brooklyn Blast.
  • Steve L.
    Steve LieberNovember 12, 2011
    Isabel and Jays Wedding tonight
  • Maria Jesus V.
    Maria Jesus VNovember 6, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place! The fried chicken is a must!! FUN FUN FUN
  • Joshua L.
    Joshua LutzNovember 5, 2011
    cheap and fun. occasional shootouts NOT appreciated BK gangeters......
  • Seatcrew
    SeatcrewNovember 1, 2011
    One of the great features of Brooklyn Bowl is their vast selection of the Brooklyn Lager varieties!
  • 2Plus2NYCReview
    2Plus2NYCReviewOctober 27, 2011
    Eat the fried chicken and wash it down with a Brooklyn
  • ShowOff Marketing
    ShowOff MarketingOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    So the security has allegedly never seen a state I'd from MA... These lames are the worst... Dope club though
  • Nicole S.
    Nicole SolomonOctober 25, 2011
    The best fried chicken!!!
  • Chris K.
    Chris KramerOctober 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Most of the staff seems to have a chip on their shoulder about something, too bad or this would be a cool place to see a show
  • Daniela A.
    Daniela AsaroOctober 23, 2011
    So if you bowl for 1 hr and 32 minutes - they charge you for 2. out for that.
  • Monica C.
    Monica CorniaOctober 23, 2011
    Best fried chicken in life.
  • Steve J.
    Steve JangOctober 23, 2011
    Calamari is deep-fried with large slices of jalapeños. Which means you should get it.
  • James P.
    James PhilbinOctober 22, 2011
    Don't come here with Liz
  • Jerry T.
    Jerry TaylorOctober 22, 2011
    Total rip off don't bowl here
  • Erin F.
    Erin FrankenheimerOctober 22, 2011
    Love the "crazy girl window" in the ladies bathroom. Maybe that's not really what it's for but I like to think so. Perfect way to spy on those downstairs
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestOctober 19, 2011
    Think about it: good beers, good food, bowling, and live shows. What could be better? Read more
  • Steffan P.
    Steffan PetersenOctober 19, 2011
    Buy beer! The drinks suck!!!
  • FanBridge
    FanBridgeOctober 14, 2011
    Checking in for Harvest Bowl? Soak up that beer with an order of Rock n' Roll Fries. You'll thank us tomorrow morning.
  • Howcast
    HowcastOctober 14, 2011
    We love booze-y bowling too! Check out this video on how to choose the right bowling ball!
  • Guest of a Guest
    Guest of a GuestOctober 11, 2011
    Think about it: good beers, good food, bowling, and live shows. What could be better? Read more
  • Schaefs
    SchaefsOctober 8, 2011
    Avoid chicken wings at all costs. They are flabby. Nothing worse than flabby wings.
  • kid p.
    kid plusOctober 6, 2011
    Had a crazy game with drinks
  • Jose O.
    Jose Ortiz JrOctober 2, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY not New York, NY
  • Tim I.
    Tim IrelandOctober 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken, brisket, bowling and beer. How can you go wrong?
  • Dee Phunk
    Dee PhunkSeptember 29, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Everyone knows that the Blue Ribbon fried chicken is sex in public on a dinner plate. But the foreplay? Rock & roll fries: gravy, cajun spice, provolone & cheddar. Wipe the dumb grin off your face.
  • GoDanes
    GoDanesSeptember 25, 2011
    Stinks!!! Go to gutter!! Not as swanky, bit people that run it are not about your credit card and more happy to show you a good time!!!
  • Condesa A.
    Condesa AragonesaSeptember 21, 2011
    Lots of fun! Very good hamburgers and BBQ wings!
  • Razorfish
    RazorfishSeptember 20, 2011
    Takes bowling alley concept to new level of hang-out. And there’s different zones for eating, drinking, dancing, or bowling.
  • Steven g.
    Steven ginsbergSeptember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Kick Adam Gorode in the nuts if you see him.
  • Raman E.
    Raman EdwardsSeptember 17, 2011
    If Brooklyn bowl is crowded or expensive you can head over to the Gutter, the divey bowling alley around the corner
  • Ash F.
    Ash FontanaSeptember 17, 2011
    Gigs, bowling, food and beer piped directly from Brooklyn Brewery, all under the one roof
  • I B.
    I BSeptember 11, 2011
    Be sure to thank all the staff for being so nice!
  • Adam R.
    Adam RingSeptember 10, 2011
    Fried chix.
  • Joanna A.
    Joanna AmesSeptember 10, 2011
    For the first time ever the girls line to the bathroom is WAY shorter. Thumbs up!
  • Jon S.
    Jon SmeltzSeptember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Installing and modifying PA.
  • Dawn B.
    Dawn BanksSeptember 4, 2011
    Buy a Tshirt and get a free Freedom CD for $20.
  • Citizen New York
    Citizen New YorkAugust 31, 2011
    Have a chicken dinner while watching an awesome band!
  • M. Kienan B.
    M. Kienan BriscoeAugust 29, 2011
    More of a club than a bowling alley. Live music/DJs, dance floors, and several bars in this old converted factory.
  • Dana P.
    Dana PadillaAugust 28, 2011
    Party on a Friday night, got there a little before cover charges kicked in = bonus = another Brooklyn brew
  • andra p.
    andra passenAugust 26, 2011
    Fried chicken lives up to the hype.
  • Adam O.
    Adam OkrasinskiAugust 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Be better at bowling. You suck.
  • Carine C.
    Carine CarmyAugust 23, 2011
    epic soul-train party every thursday night
  • tiffany s.
    tiffany smithAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    love coming here for drinks, concerts and bowling. and definitely for the rock n' roll fries!!! they are absolutely amazing!
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoAugust 18, 2011
    Get drunk and bowl better.
  • Irina
    IrinaAugust 16, 2011
    get the Mac 'n Cheese
  • Eelain S.
    Eelain SteketeeAugust 15, 2011
    fried chicken, hot fudge sundae, and lotsa bowling! beware of the mad crowds on the weekends though..
  • Chris T.
    Chris TheibertAugust 14, 2011
    Security guard Nazi!!!!!!!
  • BaxterTheBoss
    BaxterTheBossAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Upgrade your sound system please... It's pathetic.
  • BaxterTheBoss
    BaxterTheBossAugust 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The sound system here could use a serious upgrade... Kinda sad, how are you supposed to get noticed when the speakers can't handle your tracks... Bullshit I you factor in all the money they are making
  • Brian B.
    Brian BagdonasAugust 12, 2011
    Eat the fuck out of the fried chicken. Bitches.
  • Domino Brooklyn
    Domino BrooklynAugust 4, 2011
    Make sure and try the Blue Ribbon fried chicken!
  • Atomic Tom
    Atomic TomAugust 3, 2011
    Played here last week for Urban Noise Summer Fest.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BattagliaAugust 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Every Thursday ?uestlove of the Roots dj from 11-2 Read more
  • Maggie W.
    Maggie WalshJuly 24, 2011
    Get the shakes and the fried chicken. Nuff said!
  • Tarik S.
    Tarik SykesJuly 23, 2011
    Try the Brooklyn Brewery "Summer Ale" really good!
  • Michael B.
    Michael BurkeJuly 23, 2011
    Calling it tonight. Best fried chicken I ever ate.
  • Joe O.
    Joe OrtizJuly 16, 2011
    Free bowling 6-7 pm weekday evenings during the summer plus good food & booze. Try the fries with a Sixpoint especially!
  • BluePrint
    BluePrintJuly 15, 2011
    Bowling + Soul Train?! We may never be the same again.
  • Dadisi O.
    Dadisi OlutosinJuly 15, 2011
    You can't learn rhythm. You must be born with it. LOL
  • justinstoned
    justinstonedJuly 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Do NOT bring your own shoes. Best collection of vintage kicks i've seen in NY
  • Clyde Erwin B.
    The bowling is too expensive but the shows are great as well as the food at Blue Ribbon. Fried Chicken!
  • Tarah F.
    Tarah FeinbergJuly 4, 2011
    Don't miss the collard greens with bacon. Read more
  • Tarah F.
    Tarah FeinbergJuly 4, 2011
    The fried chicken is ridiculously amazing. Just the right amount of spice and crisp; the chicken is juicy and tender. Read more
  • Tarah F.
    Tarah FeinbergJuly 4, 2011
    Great live music venue. And bowling! Read more
  • BLDProject
    BLDProjectJune 24, 2011
    Summer Bowl special: Free bowling (and shoes!) Mon-Fri 6-7p all summer long. Have to pay the cover of that night's show though, which can be $5-$20+
  • Jordana
    JordanaJune 19, 2011
    The couch at the bottom of the stairs is fun for ppl watching
  • Samantha T.
    Samantha TurnerJune 13, 2011
    I can't believe no one else has said to get the french fucking bread pizza! Its like stouffers but BETTER
  • Mashable
    MashableJune 10, 2011
    Home to Mashable's 2011 NYC Social Media Day event on June 30 from 6-9pm! Free bowling from 6-7 & drink specials all night. Come join us! Use hashtag #smday & visit for more info.
  • Scott B.
    Scott BarkhamJune 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Rock and roll fries are ridiculous. And the chocolate chip bread pudding is insane!
  • Roc Nation
    Roc NationJune 8, 2011
    Giant venue/bowling alley/restaurant wrapped into one! The best fried chicken in NYC. Go on Thursdays to see ?uestlove of the Roots DJ as old Soul Train video clips are projected on the wall.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 1, 2011
    The folks behind the Blue Ribbon restaurants run the food program here. You don't have to break 100 to get the fried chicken. [Definitive Fried Chicken List] Read more
  • Karin R.
    Karin RendelmanMay 28, 2011
    You wouldn't think so...but the strawberry margaritas are amazing!! Awesome music venue...but $6 for a side of fries...lame :( Order another margarita for $8 instead :p
  • M. E.
    M. ElenaMay 28, 2011
    Fucking lemonade was 8.00 FOH...OTHER THEN THAT EVERYTHING ELSE WAS GOOD
  • Andy A.
    Andy AmendolaMay 23, 2011
    awesome concert venue, and even awesomer food. get the rock and roll fries. Read more
  • Sandrine E.
    Sandrine EtienneMay 21, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you come here you MUST get the Rock n Roll fries!! They are soooo deelish!!
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LenahanMay 20, 2011
    Awesome music + coolest vibe ever during bowling!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DunlapMay 17, 2011
    Fried Chicken Dinner.... 'nuff said. Read more
  • sqeptiq
    sqeptiqMay 16, 2011
    Truly cavernous.
  • 2Plus2NYCReview
    2Plus2NYCReviewMay 1, 2011
    They found a way to make bowling fun and even better then it already is. And even if you don't get to bowl you still have a great time here. Check out the rest of our night out. Read more
  • jake f.
    jake furstApril 30, 2011
    The gravy/cheese fries (whatever they're called) are heavenly. So is the fried chicken, the Sweet Action on tap and the quality of the live music acts. Enjoy!
  • Brittany J.
    Brittany JamesApril 25, 2011
    Order the fries. You won't be disappointed!
  • Bachelor10
    Bachelor10April 23, 2011
    The food is provided by Blue Ribbon. The fried chicken is worth the trip alone, but the Rock n Roll Fries, Chicken Muffaletta and Brooklyn Brisket are not to be skipped either. Read more
  • Christian B.
    Christian BorgesApril 21, 2011
    Mac & cheese and Fried chicken for eats...damn good!!
  • coleen c.
    coleen c.April 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    make sure you know their line up they have before coming here or you might end up hating it. otherwise, it's 1 of my favorite concert venues. they have great food,& the kitchen's open all night. plan
  • thecoffeebeaners
    thecoffeebeanersApril 17, 2011
    Mexican corn is super yummy!
  • Brandon S.
    Brandon SchmittlingApril 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    A well-groomed mustache may quicken bar service.
  • Rob D.
    Rob DomingoApril 13, 2011
    Winner winner chicken dinner!
  • Big Ass Fans
    Big Ass FansMarch 24, 2011
    Bowl a 300, grab some food and watch a show all in one place. Fantastic! And thank the Big Ass Fans for keeping you cool in the music hall.
  • Kodi M.
    Kodi McKinneyMarch 21, 2011
    Take anyone visiting Brooklyn for the first time here, even for a few minutes. Overstimulating in the best ways, with next-level shows and (unusual for W-Burg) killer fried chicken.
  • PUMA
    PUMAMarch 18, 2011
    Get ready to smash your friends at this cool bowling alley! Remember life's more fun when you're keeping score!
  • Joe W.
    Joe WalkerMarch 12, 2011
    Check out
  • Mike C.
    Mike CilientoFebruary 28, 2011
    Gutter is a 5 minute walk away and 1/5 the price to bowl.
  • Evan C.
    Evan CyglerFebruary 27, 2011
    Have fun!
  • Sherri F.
    Sherri FeldmanFebruary 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    By far my favorite music venue in nyc. And the food is amazing - anything on the menu is a guaranteed win but def make sure to try the fried chicken, rock & roll fries, and hear the specials!
  • Nora G.
    Nora GomezFebruary 24, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    i've actually never bowled here. i have though, seen some great live music (worth it if there's a cover!), eaten some delicious food (please order fried chicken) and had thirst quenching libations.
  • Jen B.
    Jen BergFebruary 12, 2011
    Get the fries!!!!
  • thecoffeebeaners
    thecoffeebeanersFebruary 12, 2011
    Love it love it here. Come early because crowds kill it!
  • Carol W.
    Carol WongFebruary 6, 2011
    Great fried chicken!
  • Larry H.
    Larry Haertel Jr.February 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Wear socks
  • Frappuccino
    FrappuccinoFebruary 1, 2011
    All the cool kidz are doin’ it. The great nightlife, food, live music and of course bowling scene won’t let you down.
  • This Week on Lot
    This Week on LotJanuary 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Tickets are typically priced well, but bowling, food, drinks will run your bill up quickly. Bowling area has great view of the stage + good service. Chicken & shakes are great. A must go.
  • Jarid M.
    Jarid MagedJanuary 23, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    greek pizza, bourbon milkshake, and 3am.
  • Jakema
    JakemaJanuary 17, 2011
    Ladies, bring your own toilet paper. Wet wipes. Something!
  • Andrea B.
    Andrea BrownJanuary 17, 2011
    NICE!!! Bowling and dancing.
  • Znah S.
    Znah SundongyangJanuary 16, 2011
    Guitar hero Read more
  • Hannah N.
    Hannah NordgrenJanuary 16, 2011
    the GBH guest list doesn't come into effect until 11:30. The lamest beatles cover band though charges $10 entry currently.
  • eko p.
    eko prasetyoDecember 29, 2010
    rock on baby
  • Kevin
    KevinDecember 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Tip the waitress and bussers
  • Yesbelt F.
    Yesbelt FernandezDecember 26, 2010
    Best bowling in NYC and to top it off it has really great food. The fried chicken is awesome ( go with the dark meat). Worth the ride over the bridge.
  • Lindsay K.
    Lindsay KaplanDecember 9, 2010
    Bowling for hipsters...
  • Kevin
    KevinDecember 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great Staff!
  • Mushtaq K.
    Mushtaq KhokherDecember 6, 2010
    How i can chat with you
  • Nia K.
    Nia KamilNovember 29, 2010
    Get the goddamned Fried Chicken!
  • Kristi E.
    Kristi EvansNovember 17, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The fries are off the heezy.
  • Alec M.
    Alec MNovember 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If you join the social sports club bowling league, 100 for 8 nights of bowling, you don't pay cover and you get into concerts on game day FO FREE BITCHES
  • Cyndi Z.
    Cyndi ZainoNovember 9, 2010
    Huge space, great menu and friendly staff. Come for concerts or bowling - either way it's frigin' awesome.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 8, 2010
    The Village Voice voted this Best Newish Concert Venue in our Best Of New York Poll!
  • AskMen
    AskMenNovember 4, 2010
    Now in it's 8th year, Lebowski Fest 2010 comes to Brooklyn Bowl tonight with costume & trivia contests, white russians, oat sodas, a major league movie screening - & bowling. Read more
  • Ty T.
    Ty TygerNovember 2, 2010
    Eat & Get Out...To Dance!!
  • Joanne A.
    Joanne AOctober 28, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    It's a kick ass venue
  • Rika U.
    Rika UtamiOctober 27, 2010
    The hamburgers are awesome!!!
  • Rachel T.
    Rachel TirandaOctober 27, 2010
    Game On as you've uncovered the coolest gaming places in the city
  • Mazda
    MazdaOctober 26, 2010
    Brooklyn Bowl stakes out expansive new territory, literally and conceptually, in the 23,000-square foot former Hecla Iron Works (1882), one block from the burgeoning waterfront.
  • Brandie
    BrandieOctober 9, 2010
    The hamburgers are awesome!!!
  • Pamela F.
    Pamela FlaniganOctober 9, 2010
    Such a great venue, best food menu and amazing music!
  • Julie H.
    Julie HahnOctober 8, 2010
    People are weirdly territorial & off puttingly rude w/ their lane areas. Plus, there were baseball hats as far as the eye could see & the music sucks. Techo, really!? So not worth it.
  • Thanhyen N.
    Thanhyen NguyenOctober 4, 2010
    Top notch venue with state of the art sound and visual equipment - dope place to take friends from out of town
  • M G.
    M GOctober 4, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Bowling then a live show while eating rock n roll fries. Fun place all around
  • José L.
    José LopezSeptember 24, 2010
    ?uest love on Thursday nights!!! Soooo dope :)
  • Payman B.
    Payman BahmaniSeptember 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Service and management are excellent but the "Brooklyn Brisket" should be avoided unless you have a chainsaw handy to cut through that overcooked meat.
  • Jessica P.
    Jessica PerrySeptember 21, 2010
    The rock 'n' roll fries are the pinnacle of salty deliciousness. Worth the high blood pressure that is bound to occur afterward.
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkSeptember 13, 2010
    Check out Lebowski Fest on Nov 4, an annual tribute to the Coen brothers' 1998 stoner masterpiece. Jeff Bridges has been known to show up in the past!
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupSeptember 13, 2010
    Don’t come just for bowling. Try one of their “Adult” milkshakes, the Theresa Pizza and any of the awesome musical acts performing that night.
  • Patrick D.
    Patrick DuffySeptember 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Everyone raves about the fried chicken and fries, but the BLT ain't too shabby neither!
  • Jennifer L.
    Jennifer LevineSeptember 7, 2010
    Six Point Sweet Action. Get one.
  • ShowOff Marketing
    ShowOff MarketingSeptember 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    They give the laziest happy birthday sundaes EVER!!!
  • ShowOff Marketing
    ShowOff MarketingSeptember 1, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Good food & good music
  • Brian
    BrianAugust 31, 2010
    Date #3, Chiara: Such an awesome venue, but bowling is incredibly expensive for just two people. Stick to a super short game or just soak up the good food & music as an alternative. Read more
  • courtney c.
    courtney carterAugust 29, 2010
    strong drinks for a reasonable price!
  • Diane L.
    Diane LeeAugust 27, 2010
    the pork sandwich, rock 'n' roll fries and sweet action beer are awesome. the bowling area is super comfy.
  • Crunch Gym
    Crunch GymAugust 19, 2010
    Did you know that you can burn up to 300 calories bowling for an hour, that’s enough to burn off the Brooklyn Lager you just downed. Gutter balls and strikes count for the same amount of calories too!
  • Jen W.
    Jen WAugust 14, 2010
  • Meeshell
    MeeshellAugust 7, 2010
    on my to do list
  • Peter Y.
    Peter YangAugust 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Fried chicken with honey, please.
  • John M.
    John MoralesAugust 2, 2010
    great place to bowl and dance
  • Sarah T.
    Sarah ThompsonJuly 27, 2010
    Awesome place to watch good live music and bowl at the same time!
  • Brandon ..
    Brandon .July 25, 2010
    Somebody let me in you nerds
  • Brandon ..
    Brandon .July 25, 2010
    Don't drink the water
  • jolie
    jolieJuly 25, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Fuck this let's go to bruce's place
  • Lena
    LenaJuly 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    A great place to go with a large group. Bowling, awesome bands, Blue Ribbon food (fried chicken, calamari, pork rinds), dancing, bar, DJ all in one venue. Had a great night!
  • Joseph T.
    Joseph TamJuly 24, 2010
    Great venue that combines a restaurant/bar, bowling alley, and concert hall all into one. The fried chicken is pretty killer.
  • Boberto P.
    Boberto PatricioJuly 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    To this southern the chicken is over rated; however the greens are on point
  • VH1
    VH1July 21, 2010
    There’s usually a cover, but if you’re in a large enough group, they may waive it – just ask. Also, you’ve got to get the fried chicken. – Piotr S.
  • Russell M.
    Russell MarkusJuly 15, 2010
    Listen to @ChiddyBang music
  • Eric R.
    Eric RatnerJuly 3, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Biz is the f'ing man! This guy is a good man to know. And Leah is the best server in the house. Woo ha BB!
  • chris b.
    chris beckerJune 27, 2010
    Good music here n good beer lots of eye candy for guys have a blast
  • SkeeterNYC
    SkeeterNYCJune 26, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Best place in the 'hood to watch The World Cup Games on weekends. Come early!
  • Brian R.
    Brian RiesJune 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't be an idiot. Get the goddamned Fried Chicken!
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WilliamsJune 19, 2010
    I am haveing a good time with my friends at Brooklyn bowl. I love solange Knowles
  • Allison D.
    Allison D.June 15, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Umm just so you know, the Blast is a DOUBLE IPA. Get drunk, you deserve it
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MosheJune 15, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The potato and onion kinishes are amazing!
  • Miss M.
    Miss MJune 15, 2010
    It is the best fried chicken I have ever had; but, I always try to save room for the chocolate chip bread pudding a la mode. Crazy good.
  • Brian F.
    Brian FuttermanJune 6, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the mac & cheese with chicken and peas. Also, see Natalia at the big bar - she loves life! Read more
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ClelandMay 31, 2010
    Spicy, tender fried chicken:-) some of the best in New York.
  • Marian Z.
    Marian ZMay 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    go see a show here. and eat some fried chicken.
  • Allison D.
    Allison D.May 11, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Karaoke. Monday nights at 10. It's soooooo seriouuuuuussssss
  • Vixen 5.
    Vixen 5May 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the chicken and the fries. Oh and a pitcher of their margaritas. Heaven on earth.
  • jennifer w.
    Don't forget about Blue Ribbon fried chicken...
  • Mark S.
    Mark SandersMay 4, 2010
    my favorite live music venue in NYC BY FAR.... excellent beer selection, good food, can't say enough good things.
  • JB O.
    JB OsborneMay 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Order the Brooklyn Blast. It's a blast.
  • Ashmi Elizabeth D.
    Ashmi Elizabeth DangApril 30, 2010
    As Naveen says, try the Bourbon Nutella Milkshake. For the faint of boubon heart, get if with one shot.
  • Pam B.
    Pam B.April 22, 2010
    The dining tables are an annoying 6" too low.
  • coleen c.
    coleen c.April 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    the best buffalo wings everrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!
  • Z M.
    Z MApril 10, 2010
    The collared greens are goddamn good.
  • Dave S.
    Dave SurganApril 10, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Fried chicken and collard greens is serious. Also check their awesome beer selection, lots of fancier Brooklyn Brewery.
  • A'yen T.
    A'yen TranApril 2, 2010
    Cheap trick or treat!
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CaplanMarch 20, 2010
    Great French bread pizza: Theresa (squash, roasted garlic and mushrooms)
  • Cathy G.
    Cathy GriffithMarch 19, 2010
    Really unique place to see a show. Booze prices are good. Food isn't quite blue ribbon standard, but not bad and fairly priced.
  • Mike B.
    Mike BloomMarch 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    get "The Theresa" it's delicious!
  • Dave M.
    Dave MosherFebruary 27, 2010
    The pins are on strings... no joke! But it works out just fine (sometimes helps you get that strike). Read more
  • Cassie
    CassieFebruary 24, 2010
    Go Early, Stay Late! Read more
  • Lou F.
    Lou FoxFebruary 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Don't order the calamari. Nothing special. But the fried chicken is the beezness
  • Cynthia F.
    Cynthia FoxFebruary 23, 2010
    Try the Greek salad pizza...
  • Felicia M.
    Felicia MoeisFebruary 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Ive been wanting to try the fried chicken but I can't resist the wings.. Such a one of a kind flavor
  • Liza
    LizaFebruary 20, 2010
    Order the fried chicken. Comfort food at its best.
  • Arshan S.
    Arshan SadriFebruary 19, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Eat the fried chicken. Watch the burlesque SAT nights. have the fun that is there.
  • Jonathan A.
    Jonathan AzuFebruary 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The best in music and the best in bowling.....get there! Read more
  • Nick F.
    Nick FeltchFebruary 16, 2010
    Biggest ceiling fans ever!
  • Marc M.
    Marc MayerFebruary 14, 2010
    You might want to leave your kids at home. I saw three toddlers nearly get trampled. By their parents' friends. It's a child, not an accessory.
  • Matthew R.
    Matthew RechsFebruary 9, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    No better place to go with a big group of peeps when the wee hours start to roll around. And the food is amazing.
  • Amanda S.
    Amanda SpurlockFebruary 7, 2010
    Dance your socks off with your friends.
  • Cam
    CamFebruary 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Score 128 and I won so ain't complaining
  • Cam
    CamFebruary 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Dude, questlove on Thursdays, $7, make it happen!
  • Gena M.
    Gena MFebruary 2, 2010
    I travel all the way from Staten Island for Karaoke Killed The Cat on Monday nights! The best karaoke around. Hands down. They even have a weekly out on SI every Thursday @ Cargo Cafe!
  • GreenShoelace GSL
    GreenShoelace GSLFebruary 1, 2010
    The Constellations & Brian Bonz, Free/Ages: 21+, Weds 2/3/10 @ 9:00 PM, The band & its line-up of Atlanta musicians has been playing sold out shows everywhere. Click the link 2 get your Tickets NOW!!! Read more
  • Matt D.
    Matt DorvilleFebruary 1, 2010
    Awesome Bowling Alley but be prepared to spend some dough. It's 40 dollars an hour for a lane so keep track of your time. Food is amazing though. Get the fried chicken.... Read more
  • Heloisa P.
    Heloisa PontesJuly 6, 2016
    Muito legal para curtir com a galera.
  • oscar w.
    oscar wildeSeptember 27, 2015
    настоящий коеновский боулинг, прекрасная концертная площадка и божественно вкусный бруклинский лагер, который варят в соседнем доме
  • Simon L.
    Simon LafontAugust 24, 2015
    16 pistes, on paie au temps passé. Boite de nuit collée aux pistes.Moitié prix certains dimanche.
  • Carla K.
    Carla Kehdi CipulloFebruary 24, 2015
    Se vc tiver a oportunidade de ir ao Brooklyn.....vá visitar o Brooklyn Bowl....a batata frita é imperdível....boliche bem legal...excelente atendimento e um ambiente muito agradável com gente bonita!
  • VelvetCrate
    VelvetCrateJanuary 13, 2015
  • Luis S.
    Luis ShimabukuroDecember 29, 2014
    Casa de boliche? Casa de shows? Bar? Restaurante? Sim, é tudo isso, você pode aproveitar tudo isso no mesmo lugar!!!
  • Syra C.
    Syra ChaJune 30, 2014
    Fried chicken heaven
  • Juan Carlos L.
    El mejor local para ir en la noche. Averigua qué grupo o artista invitado hay y de seguro lo pasarás increíble
  • ☞ Mario S.
    6 strikes e 3 spares... showwwww
  • ardhit d.
    ardhit ditOctober 20, 2010
    mantab nih....
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