Bowlmor Lanes

Bowlmor Lanes

  Name: Bowlmor Lanes  
  Address: 110 University Place  
  City: New York  
  State: NY  
  Zip: 10003  
  Phone: (212) 255-8188  
  Hours: From 11am to 12-3:30 am (varies by day)  
  Lane Type:  
  Pro Shop: No  
  Comments: Bowlmor Lanes, a New York landmark since 1938, has been described as “an art gallery you can bowl in.” Every detail was designed to create a feeling of sophisticated whimsy. 21 lanes of glow-in-the-dark bowling, each with its own semiprivate, upholstered banquette, waitress-provided food and beverage service and 12′ projection TV’s. Top shelf full service bar and restaurant. Great Private Parties!
How Does Bowlmor Lanes Rate?
Votes:    10
Lanes: Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3
Food: Actual Value is 1.5Actual Value is 1.5
Price: Actual Value is 1.3Actual Value is 1.3
Fun: Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2Actual Value is 4.2
Overall: Actual Value is 2.7Actual Value is 2.7Actual Value is 2.7
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Bowlmor Lanes Comments

Comment Date: 4/5/2009 Name: Bowling for Fun
I bowled here in the ’80s when this was a dive – but you could really bowl. I went with some friends yesterday and couldn’t believe the prices. Too high for bowling. While we were just there for some fun, two of us are former league bowlers. Major problem – putting bumper bowlers next to regular open bowlers. Too distracting and no awareness of bowling etiquette. Didn’t care for the day-glo pins and the screens above the lanes serve no purpose but to distract from your shot. Wouldn’t recommend or go back again.

Comment Date: 2/14/2009 Name: Harry
I used to bowl here in the early 1990’s when I worked nearby. Even back then it was overpriced and seemed to cater to “yuppies” more than the serious bowler.
The sad story is that New York and its suburbs were once a major “bowling” market on the order of most Rust Belt cities like Buffalo or Cleveland, but with the high price of real estate, many lanes in the metro area, especially in “rich” areas like Long Island, Manhattan and Westchester County, are either disappearing or turning into this and similar expensive monstrocities like the “yuppie lanes” at the New Roc City center in New Rochelle (which is all “Rocking Bowl” all the time).

Comment Date: 2/21/2008 Name: Anonymous
As a serious bowler, what the allure of places like this, or like Strike in New Hyde park, are, I will never understand. This is to real bowling what miniature golf is to real golf. The fun to me is the challenge of the game itself. I don’t need bowling to be gussied up into an idiot’s delight that is beside the point rather than the main point. If I wanted to drink, carouse, get it on with my girlfriend, eat portion-controlled prepackaged pub grub, and not be able to see or walk in front of my own nose because of the crowds and darkness, there is always TGI Friday’s or some local bar with some history and unique ambience. A working bowling alley is a horrible venue for these other endeavors. A better outing would be to bowl a few real games at a legitimate bowling center, and go to your favorite bar afterward. You may pick up an appreciation for the game, save some money, and spend some quality time bonding with your friends or significant other instead of just being mindlessly hyperstimulated with nothing to show for it when all is said and done.

Comment Date: 2/15/2008 Name: dda
What a nice place, too bad the prices are so high youll have to sell an organ on the black market to bowl a game.

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