Melody Lanes

Melody Lanes

Bowling Alley and Bar · Greenwood Heights
461 37th St (at 5th Ave.), Brooklyn, NY 11232, United States
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 9:00 AM–Midnight
  • Fri–Sat
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 AM
Bar Snacks
Beer, Wine, Cocktails
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Based on 215 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Elizabeth W.
    "Ask for the Pete's Special."(6 Tips)
    "little arcade area in the back"(2 Tips)
    Chris P.
    "Very formal cumberbun."(2 Tips)
    Christina S.
    "Get the fries!"(2 Tips)
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  • bowling
  • petes
  • cheap drinks
  • french fries
  • staff
  • beer
  • pitchers
  • park
  • clean
  • Marc M.

    Come for the bowling, stay for the bar.

    Marc Mayer · 1 week ago
  • Carmen N.

    Magically transport yourself back to the bowling alleys of your childhood. This place is a time capsule.

    Carmen N · 1 week ago
  • Jon h.

    When buying scratch off lottery tickets, be careful to put your bills in the correct slot :-/

    Jon hoffman · January 22
  • Yidis L.

    Was there today great service! Clean place would highly recommend this bowling place

    Yidis Lichty · December 14, 2015
  • chi s.

    Service took too long

    chi shi · November 16, 2015
  • Kimmie O.

    This is an old-school bowling alley. If you wanna take a break from bowling, enjoy the min arcade & the bar :P

    Kimmie Ohh · October 24, 2015
  • Casey M.

    Best bartender in Brooklyn

    Casey McDermott · August 16, 2015
  • ImSo_Brooklyn

    Cheap. Good for dates!

    ImSo_Brooklyn · June 25, 2015
  • Brad G.

    When you get a look at this place, you’ll know that gourmet burgers have no business here. But if you’re hungry and not in the mood for the taco truck outside, you won’t be unhappy with the hamburger. Read more

    Brad Garoon · June 5, 2015
  • Molly T.

    The bartender 💜

    Molly T · March 1, 2015
  • Robert C.

    great Bowling alley and fine food

    Robert Carberry · February 3, 2015
  • Elena S.

    It's like stepping back in time. Really kept well, averagely priced.

    Elena Sor · January 21, 2015
  • J D.

    Petes Special. That is all

    J D · January 20, 2015
  • Whitney S.

    This place is not hip, but I won't hold that against them. The terrible service, waiting over an hour even though they had open lanes, and shoddy equipment I will hold against them! Don't bowl here.

    Whitney Stamey · January 18, 2015
  • Christina M.

    awesome place to bowl. get the fred special.

    Christina Michelle · November 30, 2014
  • Christina S.

    Great old-school bowling alley that also sells drinks. Perfect for neighborhood families & groups of 20-somethings, this place is just like Mark and Maple Lanes used to be. Cheap, too. Get the fries!

    Christina Squitieri · November 17, 2014
  • Gothamist

    Go out and bowl! This is an old school spot right out of the post-disco era. There's also a bar, of course, and a little arcade area in the back if you get tired of all the heavy lifting. Read more

    Gothamist · September 26, 2014
  • Andy P.

    Probably one of the last old skool bowling alley left in the NYC. Classic 80's decor!

    Andy Poon · August 24, 2014
  • Fabian J.

    Bowling is fun

    Fabian James · August 16, 2014
  • Doraly P.

    Tuesdays ladies bowl free! Don't miss it. They have a bar and pretty big alley for it's size

    Doraly Pantaleon · August 16, 2014
  • Andrew S.

    Make sure to say hi to the mutton-chopped bartender.

    Andrew Shuttleworth · August 14, 2014
  • Ian W.

    Open late every night of the week. Why not bowl at 10pm on a Monday?

    Ian Westcott · August 7, 2014
  • Jeff F.

    You remember life before pretentious, 'classy' bowling? This place is it.

    Jeff Forbes · August 3, 2014
  • Samantha G.

    Small but quaint

    Samantha Gomez · December 23, 2013
  • Ashley K.

    Old school bowling glory. A must!

    Ashley Kaufman · November 26, 2013
  • Jake S.

    When bowling, try to stay focused in spite of both the awesome (vintage) and awful (current) music videos being played on the big screens.

    Jake Smith · October 21, 2013
  • Dan S.

    The best family party venue this side of Park Slope.

    Dan Sellars · October 6, 2013
  • Brendan M.

    I will always be a fan of this place.

    Brendan Mysliwiec · August 5, 2013
  • Gooch S.

    Needs renovating but not a bad place to bowl.

    Gooch Skywalker · August 1, 2013
  • amNewYork

    There was a time, long, long ago when Brooklyn was full of bowling alleys. Now only a few remain and this one, in the same spot since 1958, is the real thing.

    amNewYork · July 21, 2013
  • StageBuddy

    Thursday Nights are half off drinks and pitchers are only $5! Read more

    StageBuddy · April 5, 2013
  • Alina

    The rudest fucking pig works at the register here... Had to switch lanes three times and still nothing... No cash refunds... Terrible

    Alina · February 3, 2013
  • Matt H.

    Highlights of the food menu include curly fries and pizza. The pizzas are small though, you might need three.

    Matt Healy · September 8, 2012
  • Karalyn S.

    Super cheap food and very friendly service, South Brooklyn style.

    Karalyn Shimmyo · February 26, 2012
  • Wilson A.

    It's way too ghetto

    Wilson Auyeung · January 7, 2012
  • Lüc Carl

    My bowling alley. The only place for real bowling in New York City. None of that disco black-light bull shit.

    Lüc Carl · December 9, 2011
  • Village Voice

    Winner of Best Bowling Alley in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Sassy bartenders and glow-in-the-dark bowling - what more do you need?

    Village Voice · November 11, 2011
  • Jessica Imbert

    Simple bowling alley. $37 for a couple 2 games with shoes $43 for 1 hr of bowling

    Jessica Imbert · September 8, 2011
  • Dennis C.

    Best bowling alley of all time. Make sure The Pete is working the bar. You'll never leave.

    Dennis Cahlo · July 24, 2011
  • Todd G.

    The ONLY bowling place in my Likebox (so far). Sorry Brooklyn Bowl and Lucky Strike. Bowling should not cost more than 7 bucks no matter how cool you are. Read more

    Todd Galloway · May 19, 2011
  • The Corcoran Group

    Simple, old-fashioned bowling alley that charms you with its vintage feel. While waiting for a lane, hang out with Pete their famous bartender.

    The Corcoran Group · May 9, 2011
  • Melissa L.

    Omg need to hire a different cook - food took way over an hour!

    Melissa Li · February 11, 2011
  • Aaren K.

    The staff here is great!!!

    Aaren Kokubun · February 9, 2011
  • Orley J. P.

    Pete- the only Bartender that will wear his famous penguin outfit NIGHTLY!

    Orley J. P. · February 2, 2011
  • Elizabeth W.

    Ask for the Pete's Special. It comes in green, red, and purple. You can get rainbow too, but it ends up being purple. Also: you will end up very drunk and will feel insane, in a good way

    Elizabeth Weinberg · January 17, 2011
  • Sabrina P.

    I like this place. It is nice and cozy but it gets packed sometimes. The staff is helpful and nice. The bartender is hilarious, he reminds me of a bartender from 50's polishing the glasses and talking Read more

    Sabrina Porter · May 8, 2010
  • Stephanie Y.

    Get Petey to show you his pictures from yesteryear and get the cheesies from the top right corner of the vending machine.

    Stephanie Yung · February 21, 2010
  • dara lynne

    GREAT bowling alley. Cheap drinks. :) Great bartender.

    dara lynne · February 15, 2010
  • Chris P.

    Spend time at the bar with famous Brooklynite, Pete the bartender. Very formal cumberbun.

    Chris Papaleo · February 14, 2010
  • Peter S.

    Thursday Nights - Pitchers half off!

    Peter Stanik · January 22, 2010

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