North Bowl

Bowling Alley, Lounge, and Bar
Northern Liberties - Fishtown, Philadelphia
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  • OkCupid Daters' Choice
    North Bowl was voted the Best Date Spot for Friendly Competition by OkCupid users in the first-ever Daters' Choice Awards! Tap Read more for additional date spot categories in Philadelphia. Read more
  • Victor A.
    Victor AJuly 12
    Perfect for a date!
  • Y M.
    Y MillerMarch 22
    Great place with great music and prices. This place has arcade games, pool tables and a lounge. They also have two bars in the facility. The workers are super friendly
  • Campbell B.
    Campbell BirdJanuary 23
    Bowling is best accompanied with cheap beer, and North Bowl's got $2.75 PBRs. Can't hate that.
  • Ross A.
    Ross AhyaAugust 24, 2016
    Great food, cool vibe
  • Al S.
    Al SMay 21, 2016
    Everything.
  • Ramya
    RamyaMarch 13, 2016
    Tater tots are fantastic! Heads up-Bowling is cash only.
  • J
    JDecember 28, 2015
    "Cash only" for bowling & shoe rental :s.... Bars accept debit/credit cards...
  • AJ B.
    AJ BaldwinNovember 24, 2015
    Great environment,Very friendly staff, would go back without question. 👍🏻
  • Christina M.
    Christina MarinelloApril 2, 2015
    Come for bowling, stay for the tots.
  • Cee F.
    Cee FloFebruary 28, 2015
    Awesome tater tots!
  • ☕Sarah🍴💡
    ☕Sarah🍴💡February 1, 2015
    Great service, clean facilities, well executed food, and fun activities.
  • Karen C.
    Karen CivilJanuary 20, 2015
    Tried to go here and have a good time but the waitress was so annoying and rude! Hope they replace her with someone Pleasant. No longer getting my business
  • Ron S.
    Ron ScottJanuary 11, 2015
    My new secret NYE spot because it's not crowded and we can have a good time.
  • Devin M.
    Devin MooreJanuary 2, 2015
    Good atmosphere
  • Spasmodic S.
    Spasmodic SylenceNovember 24, 2014
    #ChandlersAngels and #BootyPalace
  • .Alex
    .AlexNovember 20, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    Great comfort food specials to drink whiskey with
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle MichelleSeptember 24, 2014
    So much fun!! Great vibes & can't wait to do it again!
  • Jaquay W.
    Jaquay WashingtonAugust 7, 2014
    Great place n food
  • Michael C.
    Michael CantyMay 10, 2014
    Nice place.
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly CMarch 30, 2014
    Spanish tater tots SO GOOD!!
  • Ryan B.
    Ryan BrooksMarch 28, 2014
    The red sangria is amazing!!!!! A must!
  • Zumunda 1.
    Zumunda 1February 24, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Get in a league for cheap lane fees and drinks... Tater tots are insane!!
  • Vikki
    VikkiFebruary 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great atmosphere and drinks
  • Wyngspan
    WyngspanJanuary 27, 2014
    Tater tots taste better in bowling shoes. Read more
  • William R.
    William RobinsonNovember 15, 2013
    Nice night life place
  • William R.
    William RobinsonNovember 15, 2013
    Tater tots are the best
  • Roderick H.
    Roderick HammersmithOctober 7, 2013
    Its a good time. Laid back atmosphere!
  • Candace J.
    Candace JohnsonSeptember 28, 2013
    Great food no bullshit chicken fingers great place I love it
  • Luke C.
    Luke CAugust 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Salt is the active ingredient!
  • Krystal H.
    Krystal H.July 26, 2013
    the waitstaff service was wonderful. the people answering the phones and working the front desk were terrible. rude and had no idea what was going on. i wouldn't recommend and won't be going back.
  • Reggie C.
    Reggie ColemanJuly 19, 2013
    This is an awesome place! In addition to bowling there are arcade games and pool tables upstairs in the lounge area. Drinks and food are really cheap and the atmosphere is great!
  • Chrissy A.
    Chrissy AlbeckJune 30, 2013
    Try the Burger and the Garlic tots. HEAVENLY!
  • Nick C.
    Nick CollinsMay 24, 2013
    Nice place, try to get a lane upstairs, it super close to the bar and kinda of tucked away. Its like your own private party :)
  • Rowena S.
    Rowena SahuleeMay 2, 2013
    Wednesdays are $3 games and drinks!
  • johnny d.
    johnny davidsonApril 30, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    2 dollar games if your in a league
  • Tommi A.
    Tommi AlexandraApril 29, 2013
    Get here earlier than later if you don't want to fight for the bartender or lanes!!
  • James I.
    James IntrinsicFebruary 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Tip Jenna she is amazeballs
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SweeneyFebruary 18, 2013
    Host a bowling party at North Bowl.
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley BoyerJanuary 26, 2013
    This is a pretty modern bowling alley. You can also get drinks and play pool while you wait for a lane, pretty shnazzy.
  • Abby K.
    Abby KNovember 22, 2012
    Get the tater tots. It's probably best you order your own bowl.
  • Chimere S.
    Chimere SingletonNovember 12, 2012
    dont leave your food or drinks for a second bartender will throw away without asking!! *while your cup/dish is still full ;(
  • Jude P.
    Jude PembletonNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask for the "Duder"...you won't be disappointed.
  • Aimee V.
    Aimee ViggianiNovember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you want to bowl, come on weekdays or before 6 in weekends!! Any time after that plan on hanging at the bar all night.
  • Iyanna C.
    Iyanna CrawleyNovember 3, 2012
    First time I've been to North Bowl and it was AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!
  • Pete E.
    Pete EyrichSeptember 9, 2012
    Try the Broccoli And Cheddar Mac And Cheese - The Mac & Cheese has goldfish in it.
  • Barrett L.
    Barrett LaneAugust 28, 2012
    Come on Sundays and Wednesdays after 9 when games, beers, and tots are just $3 each.
  • Kate J.
    Kate JacobsJuly 28, 2012
    Grab the little semi-enclosed nook next to the upstairs bar overlooking the lanes. It's like having your own private lounge.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HoseyJune 16, 2012
    Happy bday matty PBR for life
  • Gwen M.
    Gwen MarszalowiczMay 30, 2012
    the mac 'n' cheese is bangin
  • Dana
    DanaMay 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the baked Mac-N-Cheese. To die for!
  • BV N.
    BV NguyenApril 27, 2012
    Buy BV a drink when you see him here!
  • Dana
    DanaApril 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The kitchen closes at 11.45pm on Sunday nights, so keep this in mind for late night snacks!
  • Nail Polish B.
    Nail Polish Bar SpaApril 10, 2012
    A great time is always had! the bartenders and snack are super! great music!
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyMarch 23, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Besides the obvious (bowling), you can play pool, pinball, foosball or any of an entire wall of arcade games. Bonus: there are two bars, one upstairs, one down.
  • jaz
    jazJanuary 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is what I call "refreshing fun" must see Philly spot
  • Rick V.
    Rick VJanuary 13, 2012
    CASH ONLY! And they make the whole group pay together, so bring a pocket of coins. Once you get past the fool at the front desk, it's a nice hangout!
  • Lindy
    LindyJanuary 9, 2012
    The veggie cheesesteak is out of this world!!!
  • Lisa L.
    Lisa LowmanDecember 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Omg disco tots!!!
  • Aquiera H.
    Aquiera HalseyDecember 17, 2011
    Taters tots are legit!
  • Bill S.
    Bill StahlDecember 9, 2011
    Upstairs is fantastic for a private party. Molly was a great bartender.
  • Chrissi R.
    Chrissi RileyNovember 30, 2011
    Go say hi to the bartender. Let her know Matt sent you.
  • Ashley C.
    Ashley Clayborn JamesNovember 27, 2011
    Come to Northbowl... The girls are cute, the food is good and cheap, the drinks are good and cheap!!!
  • Amber S.
    Amber SteeleNovember 6, 2011
    So sad. My 1st time here & customer serv was horrible. Very disturbing. Manager didn't offer a resolution.
  • Tasha N.
    Tasha NicoleOctober 22, 2011
    Tater Tots a must have when here
  • Billy K.
    Billy KumoharaOctober 1, 2011
    Tots. Do I need to repeat myself? TOTS.
  • Kaede T.
    Kaede TSeptember 19, 2011
    Have some taters tots while you wait. Mmm taters...
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineSeptember 7, 2011
    We've ranked this place for having the premier photobooth spot. And there's more fun to be had in there than picture taking, if you know what we mean. Read more
  • Tim Q.
    Tim QuirinoAugust 25, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The Brisket sandwich with a crisp seasonal ale, a few of your closest friends, and bowling all night. This is the place to be and if you don't agree, I will fight you.
  • ZAIRE D.
    ZAIRE DURANT-YOUNGAugust 1, 2011
    It's fun to hang out here even if you don't feel like bowling! Read more
  • Jack ..
    Jack .July 26, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Do not sleep on the 24 or Rolling Stones pinball games upstairs!
  • Monica S.
    Monica SindwaniJune 29, 2011
    Don't drink the red wine...yuck!
  • Michael
    MichaelMay 29, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best. Tatertots. Ever. Gotta catch 'em all!
  • Chris F.
    Chris FosterApril 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    On Friday & Saturday nights if you're not on the list by 10pm you're probably not going to get a lane. Even still, be ready to wait an hour and a half. Lanes are cash-only yet the bar accepts cards.
  • Rebekah H.
    Rebekah HensonApril 18, 2011
    The Garlic & Herb Tots are killer! Bring plenty of quarters to kill time with arcade games, pool, and foosball in the lounge upstairs while you wait for a lane.
  • PUMA
    PUMAMarch 18, 2011
    Get ready to beat your friends at this cool bowling alley! Remember life's more fun when you're keeping score!
  • Jim Y.
    Jim YMarch 14, 2011
    Everyone talks about the tots, but the best thing they have is their corn dog. It's AMAZING!
  • Chris W.
    Chris WallaceMarch 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Tater Tots ever
  • Marie M.
    Marie MonroeMarch 4, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Portobello fries and pizza tots just do it!
  • Caitlin V.
    Caitlin VivianFebruary 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    the most realistic delicious veggie buffalo wings I've EVER had.
  • Jared R.
    Jared RuddickJanuary 30, 2011
    1/29/11 - 9:30 - nothing available until 1:00
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HayesJanuary 29, 2011
    Loaded taters FTW
  • Gab B.
    Gab BonghiJanuary 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I feel like they just cook up Stoffer's frozen foods and THAT is what your eating. Not impressed.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan McMurrayJanuary 8, 2011
    a spare gets you nowhere.
  • Alexandra G.
    Alexandra GiardinoNovember 28, 2010
    Super fun!
  • Rob W.
    Rob WrightOctober 31, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    They have nightly beers specials. Check the website out!
  • Mazda
    MazdaOctober 26, 2010
    Opened in July 2006, North Bowl is the ultimate hang-out Oron dreamed. The completely renovated former mechanics garage is now a 21,000-square-foot nightlife haven.
  • Monica
    MonicaOctober 18, 2010
    Have a private party, this place is cool
  • Beau B.
    Beau BrendtAugust 17, 2010
    Private parties are the best!
  • Kris J.
    Kris JohnsonAugust 9, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Great times here. Even though the sunday $2 bowling NO longer exist. Use to be my cheap date spot. Bye
  • John H.
    John HylandJuly 12, 2010
    Get the tater tots and humus. Great stuff!
  • Kassie D.
    Kassie DWJune 15, 2010
    Lizzy is the worst waitress I've ever had!
  • Paul B.
    Paul BrownMay 28, 2010
    Probably the best bowling alley ever. A slew of tater tot flavor choices, awesome music, private lanes, just plain great.
  • Brian H.
    Brian HamburgApril 22, 2010
    Try the tots! Read more
  • Steve J.
    Steve JulaApril 18, 2010
    Make sure you call a week ahead for a lane on busy nights. It can get very busy and you might have to wait a couple hours for a lane. $2 bowling, $2 shoes on wed nights after 10pm.
  • Don S.
    Don ShappelleApril 1, 2010
    Framboise, ice cream brownies, and music that doesn't disappoint. The rest of NoLimbs can burn, but North Bowl is a gem.
  • Jackie O.
    Jackie OstMarch 26, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    You must play the new "Big Buck Hunter"!
  • Scott M.
    Scott MMarch 18, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    $2 victory stout for st pattys day.
  • Charles P.
    Charles P.March 12, 2010
    A nice place to go an enjoy urself, relax, bowl, and a few drinks...nice atmospher
  • Jaesi G.
    Jaesi GoldsteinMarch 9, 2010
    Old school photo booth... :)
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