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Fern Bowl

  Name: Fern Bowl  
  Address: 5518 Bardstown Road  
  City: Louisville  
  State: KY  
  Zip: 40291  
  Phone: (502) 239-6170  
  Lanes: 20  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: No  
  Food: None  
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Fern Bowl
How Does Fern Bowl Rate?
Votes:    114
Lanes: Actual Value is 2.2Actual Value is 2.2Actual Value is 2.2
Food: Actual Value is 2.3Actual Value is 2.3Actual Value is 2.3
Price: Actual Value is 2.4Actual Value is 2.4Actual Value is 2.4
Fun: Actual Value is 2.5Actual Value is 2.5Actual Value is 2.5
Overall: Actual Value is 2.4Actual Value is 2.4Actual Value is 2.4
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Comment Date: 1/31/2016 Name: Leslie Leonard
A group of us (12) went to bowl a few times at this place and tonight is the LAST time we will go and drop $300.00+ in a couple of hours. These are some of the most unprofessional and rudest people I have ever seen run a bowling ally before! We got there around seven and paid for three games. They put all of us on two lanes. Then wanted us to leave when their glo bowl started even though we were in our third game. They even said something about we should have been done bowling already when someone went to buy another drink. Which we probably would have if the lane didn't need repaired while we were using it. Don't believe I have EVER been to a place where there is a "time limit" on how long it takes to bowl. It's too bad that they don't want $300.00+ in two hours. We will NOT be back. Our money spends nicely in other places also.

Comment Date: 3/31/2014 Name: unknown
horrible! the lanes were so bad that all you had to do was get all but one and you would get a strike. they lost all my respect.

Comment Date: 9/5/2013 Name: Ian
Instead of being anonymous on your posts how about a name and an opportunity to correct what you felt was an issue. We appreciate all comments because no one is perfect and we would like to know who had the problem.

Comment Date: 4/2/2013 Name: anonymous
Fern Bowl used to be a pretty good place to go a couple of years ago, but things have definitely changed. I'm not trying to bash everyone that works there, but there ARE some very rude people that work there nowadays. They do have a clique mentality about people they know from the neighborhood, and if you're not a regular, you will not get the same type of attention. I have even tried to call before and set up group bonding activity for my job before, and during both of the phone calls I had with them on this subject matter, the acted like it was an inconvenience to give me a quote. Not to mention that the lanes, and some of the balls are not in good shape. I know that I can't complain about that last part when the bowling is so cheap on a late Saturday night, but they really shouldn't get mad about it either when people mention it.

Comment Date: 3/3/2013 Name: Just A Regular Guy
I have had numerous Bowling Parties for our Basketball Team, and I hold our Banquet here as well. I've had good experiences here, and the staff has ALWAYS tried to work with me on any issues that may come up, and, when you have a party there, some things will come up. Overall, these folks work hard and try their best to make it as good an experience for our kids as possible. Yeah, the place is a little dated, has had some improvements, and could use some newer video games, but, for the money, it is an excellent deal! Thanks Fern Bowl, looking forward to our return this year!

Comment Date: 11/8/2012 Name: Antionette
**DO NOT PUT YOUR CHILDREN IN THE LEAGUE** I took to bowl just to see if they would enjoy it and was convinced to put them in a league by an employee stating they would receive coaching & instructon. WRONG! The neighborhood children get all the attention as they have been there for years, new children are just fillers. Out of all the parents, only one was a little courteous. TERRIBLE, the lanes need maintenance, not clean environment and they are racist. Never received association cards or shirts, all employees are locals that have been there for years. Food is bad as well. If you're hard for cheap bowling on a Sunday when you have nothing to can try it. Otherwise, heed my warning and stay away!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 8/4/2012 Name: had to poop
I had to poop. It was severe. There was no toilet paper. The staff was wonderful. They brought me toilet paper and even wiped me a**. I will bowl here and poop here again!

Comment Date: 2/26/2012 Name: Shawn Huizar
I wont bowl anywhere else! The staff is AMAZING and takes care me and anyone I being with me.. They know my name and always have a great time.. Cheap, friendly and just all around 10 out of 10 :)

Comment Date: 12/4/2011 Name: Jason
Love this bowling alley. Lanes arent always the best but the staff provides a great atmosphere and a fun time. great bowling alley for the value

Comment Date: 4/5/2011 Name: Kenny
Friendliest Staff, Good lanes, good food, lots of fun! Family friendly place where they offer good bowling at affordable prices! Can you find better lanes? Maybe!? Better group of people? No way!

Comment Date: 3/1/2011 Name: Fern Bowl staff member
I have been employed here for over a year and i can tell you we are not rude. lol. we do our best to keep everyone happy. ((: just thought i'd add my two sense since everyone else did!

Comment Date: 1/29/2011 Name: Anonymous
We went a couple of weekends ago and let me start by saying that the staff was rude as H*** we was with a group of people and we asked for 2 lanes and they told us we canít do that because we have to make room for everyone else. Who puts 7 people on ONE lane? That is so dumb. On Saturdays nights it is cheap like $10 which is a good deal, I would pay more if they would actually hire new staff. But the lanes where nice and it was clean 10 out of 10 on cleanliness of the facility. 0 out of 10 of the staff. 10 out of 10 on the prices.

Comment Date: 12/26/2010 Name: Randow Guy
How much does it cost!!!

Comment Date: 6/1/2010 Name: jessica
me and my boyfriend pretty much come bowling every monday. the staff is wonderful; they greet us when we get in the door plus they know us personally so its even better. its very clean and neat. the food is great and the beer is good. i recommend anyone that wants to have fun on a cheap budget to go to fern bowl. i absolutely wont go anywhere else :)

Comment Date: 4/27/2010 Name: brandi c
had a birthday party stuff was great the food was great . the kids had a good time . this place was a whole lot nicer then some of the other bowling alleys near by ill be back

Comment Date: 1/9/2010 Name: sarah
i bowl three nights a week here and i like it . so i dont know what these others people problems . they problays trying to get stuff free . i recommand to bowl here. you would like to take your kids here

Comment Date: 1/1/2010 Name: bob
Cheap games, nice lanes, and good house balls. One minor complaint: weak beer selection.

Comment Date: 12/31/2009 Name: who cares
if you do not like the staff then stay the h*** away!!! some of us old fern creekers still love it and is a good place to bring the kids. maybe if you were not sooo rude then the staff may treat you not so rude!

Comment Date: 11/27/2009 Name: the tucker faMILY
i think this bowling is so great that we had our thanksgiving dinner party at the bowling center . kay and rhonda took very good care of us

Comment Date: 11/27/2009 Name: denise
i think kay and rhonda are the nicest people in the world they are nice and the staff is great . the place is clean. the prices are cheap.

Comment Date: 11/22/2009 Name: local bowler
Kay & Rhonda are the worst thing about Fern Bowl,get rid of them Dennis. Both leagues i bowl in are ready to leave and go to Rose Bowl.

Comment Date: 10/24/2009 Name: bowler
this place s*cks staff is very rude need to clean house and get a real staff.

Comment Date: 10/9/2009 Name: peter pan
this place was horrible i'm am never going back!!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 9/21/2009 Name: anonymous
went bowling here,the staff&manager was the rudest&stuck up people I have ever seen DON'T GO BOWLING HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 9/20/2009 Name: anonymous
the management is the rudest I've ever seen,stuck up and don't care about there job.

Comment Date: 6/27/2009 Name: heather
staff was great, place was cleaned and it was somewhere i can take my family cheap. we now go every sunday after church

Comment Date: 6/27/2009 Name: Anonymous
i went to fern bowl about a year ago and they had nothing but kids running the place. These two kids about 19 or 21. i think there names were Ben and bobby . One was lazy and the other not nice at all . Now the Bowling centers is the cleanest and friendest bowling center i have been in a while . And did i say that it was the cheapest . The management is friendly the employees are the nicest people ever. So if you have to planned a bowling party or a event this is the place to go. they are family friendly .

Comment Date: 1/31/2009 Name: Carol Wright
This is not a very christian environment! I was completly dissatisfied with the bowling alley!

Comment Date: 1/31/2009 Name: Concerned Customer
Fern Bowl has lost two of it's best employees, these two individuals were very friendly & made bowling a great expirence! I will be finding a new place to bowl, since the management is very rude & hateful! I will not EVER bowl at Fern Bowl again!! If you have little children i would not reccommend taking them to this facility, the management uses profanity & the workers are very hateful as well! Also i would not book my church function there, they will rip you off! I know from experience!

Comment Date: 11/15/2008 Name: Greg and Shelly
Fern Bowl is very family oriented and great customer service. I had my little girls birthday party there and the staff took care of everything. Putting the names in, getting their ball, and putting the bumpers up. They also furnished all the paper products!! I will be back.

Comment Date: 10/14/2008 Name: wouldnt you like to know!
This place s*cks! ever since Ben cox was fired this place has went down hill!

Comment Date: 9/17/2008 Name: Betty Weakley
My family and i had a family reunion there a few months ago, when i booked it i spoke with a man named Bobby, he was very polite and very helpful he gave my family a great price and was very professional! The day of the party i got to meet this young man and he told me his shift was over and he was going home, he introduced me to another employee - Ben, at first i wasnt to happy, afterall i had only talked to Booby and i really liked him! Ben was very nice and just as professional as Bobby. to make a long story short, Bobby came back a few hours later and helped Ben work. I would really like to invite everyone to fern bowl it is at 5518 Bardstown Rd. Very nice place with good prices and great food! The employees there are very friendly.

Comment Date: 9/17/2008 Name: Timothy & Carol
I was comepletely dis-satisfied with this place! We went to fern Bowl on a Friday night and the lady at the snack bar (STEPHANIE -I know this because i called and asked the manager) was very rude! She kept telling me my food was almost done, when i went back to get it she told me that i ordered it 4 mins ago, it hasnt had time to get done yet, - really i had ordered it over 15 mins ago! She then told me that i shouldnt get hateful with her she didnt need this job and so on... all i asked was if my food was ready! Good luck if you go there! The manager did give us a few free bowling passes!

Comment Date: 9/13/2008 Name: Jim Dunken
I also had a b-day party there, and i comepletly disagree, it was the best party ever! The staff was awesome, and the pizza was amazing, the bowling center was very clean and they even had a better score on the food then alot of the restaraunts we eat at! My family and i visit there all the time and are extremly satisfied with the friendliness of the staff, the prices and the cleanliness of the alley!

Comment Date: 9/13/2008 Name: Beverly
Awesome place! When booking a party, I suggest you talk to Bobby or Ben, they are the two nicest employees there! We had a party at Fern Bowl, and you couldnt beat the price! Very nice and worth every dollar.

Comment Date: 9/13/2008 Name: Anonymous
Went on a Saturday around 1 p.m. Nice facility, Great food & a Very friendly & helpful staff, Desk clerk was very nice and helped me with everything - I didnt know how to work the scorekeeper, The rice couldnt be beat, plus they have coupons in the Family Savings Guide & in the Entertainment books! The Snack Bar is Awesome, Great food, the price is a little high - but what bowling alley isnt. My children and I really enjoyed it and will definitly be back soon!

Comment Date: 2/9/2008 Name: Anonymous
We had a Bday party there in January and were very dissatisfied with the lanes. they kept breaking down, my opinion is not maintained very well, the staff was not at all friendly or helpful. Will not go back irregardless of price.

Comment Date: 11/24/2007 Name: Anonymous
This Bowling Ally is awesome! You should check it out!!!!

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