Brooklyn Bowl

Brooklyn Bowl

Bowling Alley, Music Venue, and Bar
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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  • Anthony I.
    Anthony Ina3 weeks ago
    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 http://bkbwl.com/18z 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.
  • 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!!!
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