La Habra 300 Bowl

La Habra 300 Bowl

  Name: La Habra 300 Bowl  
  Address: 370 East Whittier Boulevard  
  City: La Habra  
  State: CA  
  Zip: 90631  
  Phone: (714) 526-2058  
  Lanes: 32  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: Restaurant  
  Comments: There is a full cafe that serves great food – especially breakfast! They also have Chinese food (not on the menu).  
How Does La Habra 300 Bowl Rate?
Votes:    189
Lanes: Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7
Food: Actual Value is 3.5Actual Value is 3.5Actual Value is 3.5Actual Value is 3.5
Price: Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6
Fun: Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7
Overall: Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6
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La Habra 300 Bowl Comments

Comment Date: 6/27/2013 Name: Glenn Allison II
Andrea, give me a job please! Contact me (562)-219-9384

Comment Date: 3/10/2013 Name: bill carloney
They should get somebody there that knows whats goin on.We were there on a saturday they had half the lanes closed because they had a big party comming in at six pm and it was only 3 in the afternoon.They put everybody on the other half and it was packed.I paid for one hour we were half way through our first game when the big lady put a party of 12 kids next to us there was no supervision the kids were loud running all over the place they were running right in front of us when we were trying to bowl.It got to be so bad that we quit bowling.I asked the lady if I could come back later to finish we still had a half hour left or if I could get a rain check for the half hour and she said no way.I asked if she would work with me and she said no .You will never see me back at that dump againe.They need to get somebody behind that desk that knows whats going on.

Comment Date: 10/11/2012 Name: Andrea W.
My family has owned La Habra 300 Bowl for 52 years. I am proud to recently join the staff here, and am making it my priority to bring a new energy to the place. I enjoyed bowling the youth leagues here, and after talking with all of the bowlers here, I am correcting any concerns they may have had. Progress doesn’t happen overnight, but it is happening. This place still maintains its wonderful, vintage atmosphere. Everyone knows each other’s names. And the staff are all highly trained in the sport of bowling, whether it be old or new school. We have karaoke Tuesdays and Fridays, and live bands on Saturdays in the lounge. The coffee shop has been run by Lily and Charlie for 30 years now! I welcome anyone to email me if they have any suggestions. And I hope you all will stop in and see what’s so wonderful about La Habra 300 Bowl.

Comment Date: 4/15/2012 Name: Bob Esler
La Habra “300” Bowl has been a proud tradition, to me, since I moved here in 1973. I was night bowling manager in 1975 and again in 1994 and this center has become a part of my history. I have seen LH “300” grow from the old pale red and off-white masking units to the streamlined automated modern center it is today. The outside has the same architectural late 1950’s-early 60’s look, but inside there is state-of-the-art technology in the lounge as well as the bowling center. I have personally witnessed the progression of the lanes from being conditioned on Tuesdays, and on Fridays if needed, to being one of the best scoring conditioned houses in bowling. The desk staff is headed by Hall of Famer Glenn Allison, and if you want to talk bowling, just throw a question at him. A true legend and a remarkably talented bowler at his present place in life. The staff has been the friendliest for over 40 years and I am proud to be part of the La Habra “300” Bowl “Family”, as every bowler is as well. Oh…you really must try the Chinese food in the coffee shop! La Habra “300” Bowl is truely a local landmark.

Comment Date: 4/10/2012 Name: Doenst Matter
I’m glad Gary’s gone, {deleted}…

Comment Date: 2/21/2012 Name: cathy
come check us out again. new changes, getting better everyday! thanks for your comment. new old owner, Cathy Burch

Comment Date: 12/13/2011 Name: Halo Honk
this place needs new ownership.

Comment Date: 6/15/2011 Name: Glenn Allison II
Great atmosphere, great people and all around a great place to be. The place may be small but it packs a big punch. Definitly recomended!

Comment Date: 5/30/2011 Name: STILL AT 200
i think the place is great
been to other centers,but this place feels like home.!!

Comment Date: 5/11/2011 Name: proud bowler
Ok so i bowl in the youth leagues on saturday mornings and back in march the pepsi youth district tournament was held at la habra 300. i was lucky enough to be one of the 17 people in my division to qualify to bowl at the state level tournament. This past weekend the pepsi state tournament was held in daly city near san fran. 4 girls and 4 boys qualified from la habra and all 4 of the girls placed in the top 5 (5th, 4th, 2nd and 1st) in the entire state. 2 of the boys placed in the top 5 as well (2nd and 5th). anyone who says la habra is run down and not a good facility is very judgmental. so what if the house doesnt look like a lucky strike. it has character and havnt you ever heard of dont judge a book by its cover???? well dont judge la habra 300 by its appearance. There is an amazing youth programs and we just proved it this weekend. La Habra 300 dominated the Pepsi State Youth Championship tournament. we ARE one of the best in the state

Comment Date: 4/15/2011 Name: B2U Staff
From Orange County Register – 4/13/11
Anaheim’s Glenn Allison has added another achievement to his long bowling career.
At 80 years old, the United State Bowling Congress and Professional Bowlers Association Hall of Famer recently became the 15th bowler to make 60 appearances in the USBC Open Championships.
He received a plaque, chevron and gold money clip in honor of his record, according to a press release from the tournament. His wife, Marsha, was there to see him recognized.
“In 59 previous tournaments, Allison collected four titles (Classic Doubles in 1962, Classic Team in 1964 and 1966 and Classic Singles in 1970) and toppled 107,929 pins to become one of 13 members of the event’s elite 100,000-Pin Club,” the release said. “His efforts helped him into the USBC Hall of Fame in 1979.”
Allison finished his milestone appearance with 567 in singles, 541 in team and 472 in doubles for a 1,580 all-events total. In 60 tournaments, he has knocked down 109,509 pins for a career average of 198, the release said.
Allison has been the local history books as well. A portrait of Allison � known as “Mr. 900” � hangs over lanes 13 and 14 at La Habra 300 Bowl. Allison bowled three consecutive 300 games on those two lanes on July 1, 1982.

Comment Date: 3/22/2011 Name: youth bowler
I’ll admit theres been changes at la habra 300. Some of them for the better, some not so much. The food is still amazing. The youth leagues are great….if you can handle drama or at least manage to stay out of it. The adult leagues are still the same, some of the adults are just crabby. There are great coaches. Just this past weekend, the Pepsi Youth Championship tournament was held here. Amazingly the parents were complaining about the stairs! woop-di-do they’re stairs what is there to complain about?? S*ck it up and act your age. Overall this place is great for parties, karaoke, and cosmic. The atmosphere is laid back and dim. Come visit us sometime. Youth leagues are Saturday mornings at 9:45. Adult leagues vary throughout the week and sunday.

Comment Date: 3/2/2011 Name: Glenn Allison II
It seems to me like its my job to comment on this place every year, to me it seems to get better. I know it doesnt seem right but I get free stuff because of my family name. Look for me, I’m either bowling or hanging out at the front desk talking to grandpa. (P.S) The porter does smoke weed outside during his “breaks”

Comment Date: 2/23/2011 Name: Katrina Vargas
I absolutely love the place! I have had all my daughters and nephews parties in the banquet room. As a matter of fact I will be having another one there in March. The place is a tad bit run down but I like it only because Ive lived in La Habra all my life and it brings back memories 🙂 Every place cant be perfect!!!

Comment Date: 2/23/2011 Name: Anonymous
And I have NEVER seen anyone getting high there! And trust me I know my pot heads LOL

Comment Date: 12/31/2010 Name: wow…
Really? Gary has done wonders for the place.

Comment Date: 10/21/2010 Name: Becky
I must say some of the comments left are true and some are just plain funny. I enjoy bowling at La Habra 300 on Tuesday. The only problems I see that need to be addressed are: Gary does sit around and visit his family and friends. Also, the porters need to be screened for drugs. They sit out in the parking lot getting high with there friends. When you say something to Glenn or Gary they do nothing. The bathrooms are always dirty and don’t get me started on the approaches. They are not clean and we have to ask the porter every week to clean them. Of course you will never see it like that on Thursday and Friday leagues. This center does not care about the bowlers, they only care about the money.

Comment Date: 8/23/2010 Name: taker
how much is it for shoes?????????????????

Comment Date: 7/7/2010 Name: abq
great staff say high to jan

Comment Date: 5/21/2010 Name: Gil
Bowled there last night, friendly staff, very helpful, and the regulars were very friendly also, gave us alot of advice, i think we found a new place to bowl.

Comment Date: 1/13/2010 Name: Glenn Richard Allison II
Once again, this is a great place to bowl. No doubt about it. They have just installed some new monitors with personalized themes. Such as Halloween, Christmas, Fairy Tales you name it. The atmosphere of the place is so much better than it was before. You feel as if your in a professional place. The place is just so much better. The bar is great too. The bartenders are nice and polite. You just cant beat this place!

Comment Date: 9/23/2009 Name: GO DODGERS !!!
Amazing how no one has put their full name here except for Glenn’s grandson. Everyone has their own opinions about how the place is run before and now. People who know how the bowling center is run knows that everything goes through Mickey. Any praise the new GM gets is because Mickey has allowed it to happen. Any opinions of how the previous GMs/Managers have done are because that’s what they were allowed from Mickey. So I wouldn’t knock Rob or praise Gary only because we all know the place is where it’s at because of Mickey. Good or bad it doesn’t matter.
The only thing I have noticed is a lack of leadership from Gary and this new night manager. Just observing from my Friday night league you can tell they get on the porters for standing around (which is good). But I thought was interesting was during our league meeting I had to use the bathroom and behind the desk was the porter. No desk person. Some lady asking him to put names in but he was too busy doing someone else’s job. On my way back to the meeting the same lady came right back up asking whether or not someone was going to put names for her group. Anyway, the interesting part was Gary was sitting down near the desk just chatting away with his family. I have no clue where the desk person or other manager was.
Gary seems to be doing a decent job with the place. A lot of changes but I’m wondering if any of the money could have been used somewhere else like fixing the oil machine or hiring someone that knows what they’re doing with the stupid thing.
Lanes weren’t so bad about 2 seasons ago. They’ve just gotten “strange”. I’ve had to come into Friday with the mindset of bowling a tournament. You have no clue what you’re going to be bowling on.
What the hell happened on position round? I saw Joe Couch make a ball change and his ball sailed forever and a half in the gutter. One other bowler missed two boards right and picked off the 10 pin.
Now I’m assuming Gary is in “charge” of lane conditions but whoever was doing them before had a better clue of whatever the hell he (or she) was doing.
So basically La Habra isn’t too bad a place to bowl. But I miss the old school characteristics it had. I grew up bowling in the 70s-80s. The place is becoming more commercialized.
With all the money they’ve been spending they could have bought a couple personalities for two employees who shall remain unnamed. These two just seem really old and boring. People with warped senses of humor have more personality than these two. I mean not to be overly mean without poking fun with names but holy christ.
I guess old school bowling is a thing of the past. Running low on family owned bowling centers from my era that cared about what the bowlers wanted instead of adding to the bank account.

Comment Date: 7/18/2009 Name: Samantha
This place is ok. It seems to be getting better. The bathrooms are always dirty and the lanes are hardly ever cleaned. I wish they would be more concerned about the customers than all the events.
They just want to make a buck, they don’t care what happens to the customers.

Comment Date: 6/18/2009 Name: Glenn Richard Allison II
I left a comment on here two years ago and it still applies. It is a very good bowling alley with great employees. My grandpa is pretty much the same as hes ever been. The atmosphere there is great. I love that place and will be going there until I die. My grandpa says he will be working there until he passes away and I hope I can work there and carry the family name.

Comment Date: 4/27/2009 Name: Anonymous
La Habra 300 is the best bowling alley that I’ve ever been to. I have been bowling there for 7 years and I still don’t have a complaint about it. I have bowling at bowling alleys all over California, and La Habra 300 is still the best. The food is amazing, especially the Chinese! The staff is always friendly. Glenn “Mr. 900” Allison, a bowling icon, still bowls there. Anyone who goes there and sees him should consider themselves lucky, its an honor. They have a great junior program. The coaches help the kids become better bowlers while having fun at the same time. Cosmic bowling is fun and has new songs as well as old classics. Overall La Habra 300 is the best bowling alley ever and if you’re ever in the area, you have to stop by.

Comment Date: 1/30/2009 Name: ???
This place is an okay bowling center i have been to alot more with a better atmosphere though. The biggest thing that bothers me is the lack of bright lighting. It always seems depressing in there, although since Gary started there it has gotten much better.

Comment Date: 10/28/2008 Name: Anonymous
Something is different about the place. I used to come in with friends to bowl and just hang out. Have a few drinks in the bar (Jan is great to have intellectual conversations with), check out the women bowling, and meet new friends. Lately we haven’t seen a lot of “regulars” coming in and business has been slow. The price is great but the environment sucks. The manager just seems unfriendly. She’s too old school to deal with the younger crowd that I haven’t seen coming in anymore.
I would still come in to bowl. If there are more than the 5-10 cars out on the parking lot. Otherwise I’m heading to Lucky Strike. It cost quite a bit more but the environment is great. No leagues. More music. Younger employees. More women. More drinks. More fun.

Comment Date: 8/26/2008 Name: Tournament Bowler.
This is a really nice house. I love the old school type of feel to it. The guys who work there are really nice too. It was an honor to meet Glenn Allison. Icon of the bowling world. But I also like the house shot. It’s pretty easy to get used to. But if you want carry, this is the place to go. Insane amount of carry here. All-in-all, it’s a great center. Could use a few upgrades though.

Comment Date: 7/28/2008 Name: LMH
Never in my life have I been in a more pleasurable bowling center. The staff are friendly and organized, and they are a pleasure to deal with. I have been bowling in this house going into my 4th year now. There are some small areas of concern. However I would not trade in the feel and comfort of a family owned enviroment for a “sponsored” center. I enjoy the time I spend in this house, and plan on staying in leagues there for years to come.

Comment Date: 7/14/2008 Name: James W
I hate when coffee shops change ownership, and sure enough, the asian/teryaki food creeps in and the place goes down hill.
You start getting cheap pre-made burger patties and undercooked fries.
No thanks.
Lets keep the coffee shops real and competative with the big boys like Denny’s.

Comment Date: 6/18/2008 Name: Truth Teller
For those of you that can’t handle the truth, don’t read this.
I enjoy bowling at La Habra 300. Now that Rob is gone that place is much nicer thanks to Gary( the new manager). Mickey is what keeps that place running so smooth. Rob rode on her coat tails. He never did anything to improve this place, things are better now that Gary is their. And, as for the staff they are great people. Always pleasant (If you catch Glenn on a good day)He is hard to read, but I have alot of respect for him.

Comment Date: 3/14/2008 Name: Lina
It’s alright, besides they b*tched too much about everything.
Bad waiters, bad managment, just bad everything.

Comment Date: 12/19/2007 Name: Anonymous
merry christmas thanks rob for getting me to bowl i love it alot and because of you i have brought other people to enjoy this sport. hope to see you back soon we miss u alot. friday league

Comment Date: 12/19/2007 Name: person who enjoys bowling
your one of the last few who have very personable staff, mickey and rob make a great team and hope they continue this success in the future. good luck

Comment Date: 12/5/2007 Name: Mark Munden
Bowled at La Habra 300 Bowl during the mid-70’s. Fond memories for sure.

Comment Date: 11/16/2007 Name: berdo p
its aight

Comment Date: 11/2/2007 Name: Glenn Richard Allison II
Ive been going to La Habra “300” bowl all my life, Because Im Glenn’s Grandson. I get free games of bowling every day. The lane conditions are very nice and easy to master. Glenn still works there of course. I would really recommened this place because its just so fun. Love ya Grandpa!

Comment Date: 5/12/2007 Name: Dave
I declare this place to be… Awesome! The atmosphere has a vintage feel to it that is comfortable. The bar and resturant are great also.

Comment Date: 5/10/2007 Name: AJ
Love this place. I just started on a league there this spring and compared to other leagues I’ve been on in the past (at different centers) this one is by far the friendliest and most organized. Even the coffee shop is great! Very unassuming but terrific food, for a bowling alley cafe. Sure, I would love to see the scoring equipment updated one day and the fugly carpet ditched – but consider me a loyal customer of La Habra 300 from now on.

Comment Date: 1/6/2007 Name: Heidi
La Habra 300 bowl is the greatest. I used to bowl there in the late 90’s. Bowled against Glenn a few times and his daughter Suzy. The staff was great and sounds like they are all still there. Keep up the great work.

Comment Date: 12/30/2006 Name: anon
Love this bowling alley, best in orange county if you ask me. The staff are friendly, the lanes are great, the leagues are awesome! The prices are good, well that is, if you’re a league bowler. Overall, great place!

Comment Date: 8/8/2006 Name: Alex Mochizuki
This place is good.

Comment Date: 2/17/2006 Name: Bowling Mama
I have bowled at 300 for over 30 years and have watched many staff members come and go so don’t get me wrong, Scott is a great guy but there aren’t alot of folks who don’t like the way he drills the equipment. As for price, the cost of bowling and cosmic is comparable within Orange County and the facility is always neat and clean. I love the way Mickey and her staff decorate for EVERY holiday. Charlie and Lilly do wonders in the coffee shop but their prices are a little on the high side. Now all the center needs is some new seating areas for spectactors/bowlers and to get rid of the ugly freakin’ carpet.

Comment Date: 11/15/2005 Name: Go Michigan Wolverines !
La Habra “300” Bowl is a great center. They have a large junior program that fills the house from wall-to-wall. The junior program has a wonderful cast of volunteer coaches led my their junior director, Jeff Watson.
As far as price is, around the area they are the cheapest place to bowl. For open bowl, parties, cosmic, etc. I was surprised to hear someone complain that LH300Bowl’s prices. Obviously they haven’t been to the other centers around La Habra.
The coffee shop is pretty good too. The best Chinese food I’ve had in a long time. When all else fails Chicken Fried Rice.
The center itself has a great staff that enjoys what they do. Bowling isn’t a job for them, it’s their life. From what I can see, they have a great variety of employees that will be their success. General Manager Rob Shan and Manager Alvin Camba seem to be on the same page and work hard to make the business a huge success. Glenn “Mr. 900” Allison also works at the bowl and is an icon in the bowling world.
So young or old, open or league, or all-for-fun or serious bowler; you and your wallet will enjoy bowling at La Habra.

Comment Date: 8/29/2005 Name: Anonymous
Great pro shop, Scott is great.

Comment Date: 8/4/2005 Name: Kodeman
This place rocks! I just went into the Jr Allstars league and it’s COOL!

Comment Date: 12/8/2004 Name: Arthur Gregory
My comments for La Habra 300 bowl is that I really like this bowling alley very much and they have the very best junior league all over the city of La Habra and further.

Comment Date: 6/23/2004 Name: E-flow-laughlingamblers
I think La Habra 300 is one of the best bowling centers around. Yeah it may not have the state of the art scoring systems that show how fast you’re throwing the ball and all the cool graphics like the new centers but it doesn’t need all that. The lanes and the people who bowl there make up for that. Bowling league there for two years now has been fun, the food, arcade, are great. Everyone should come down to La Habra and check out this great bowling alley.

Comment Date: 3/30/2004 Name: Joeyjetsfan
I recently moved to the area and was very pleased to feel right at home at La Habra 300 Bowl. The staff is extremely pleasant and helpful. The diner food is great – what a yummy hamburger! The arcade sure looks like fun though I haven’t yet played in there yet. Oh yeah…the lanes, pins, and scoring machines are beautiful. This guy has found himself a new ‘house’…and I’m not talking about the one for which I pay the mortgage 🙂

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