Bear Creek Lanes

Bear Creek Lanes

  Name: Bear Creek Lanes  
  Address: 1232 South 21st St  
  City: Colorado Springs  
  State: CO  
  Zip: 80904  
  Phone: (719) 634-6719  
  Lane Type:  
  Pro Shop: No  
  Comments: Tues: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm Wed – Thurs: 11:00 am – 11:00 pm Fri – Sat: 11:00 am – 12:00 am Sun: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm  
How Does Bear Creek Lanes Rate?
Votes:    295
Lanes: Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3
Food: Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8
Price: Actual Value is 2.7Actual Value is 2.7Actual Value is 2.7
Fun: Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1
Overall: Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9
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Bear Creek Lanes Comments

Comment Date: 6/5/2011 Name: scarred for life
10 years ago, at my friends 12th birthday party, my 11 year old friend was roofied at bear creek lanes and almost died!!!!

Comment Date: 4/17/2011 Name: Parent
WORST TIME EVER ! The league people get the run of the place, they are rude and self serving as is the owner and staff. The food is horrible and the shoes are nasty. Don’t even think of trying to have your family there to enjoy any type of celebration because you will end up in the parking lot in hopes of salvaging the event. We got kicked off the lane after 2 turns because league people think they are the only ones that can be there. This is our second bad experience at Bear Creek and we will NEVER return nor will any of my 700 facebook friends.

Comment Date: 1/18/2011 Name: Cary Maultasch
This is all you could want in a family bowling center. I even enjoy the music.
Marvin is an honest pro who is more interested in selling you the right ball while other guys tried to sell me the most expensive ones in stock.
Their “Bowl All you Want” deals are great!

Comment Date: 11/4/2010 Name: Anonymous BC League Bowler
Okay… Here’s the real scoop from a new person to the center, and who bowls on their league. The Center is quaint and nice, but it is also very antiquated looking and small. The folks there are nice from my experience (especially the bartender gal). The other legue folks seem to be very friendly as well. However… the lanes are not so good. The oil pattern is actually tricky, and not a standard house pattern. I bowl much lower here than anywhere else in town, and several others have agreed. The computer systems are okay, but only okay, and not great. The ball returns on a couple of the lanes (16 pound ball) regularly trap my ball and twice have scorched groves into the coverstock (which they repaired for free). Lanes 3 and 4 regulalry shut down during league play and cause huge delays. The hand dryers do not blow air. The arcade (if you are a kid) kinda s*cks. That’s my take on the place. Like it for bowling with friends, but it is antiquated. But… bowl there on a weekend morning and man… you got the place to yourself! 🙂

Comment Date: 10/7/2010 Name: Kim kimball
I love this bowling alley its soo much fun and I love the employees there! Yvonne the snack bar lady is amazingly awnry and we love it! I would reccomend them to anyone!

Comment Date: 2/22/2010 Name: Jman63
Hands down my favorite place, i dont remember the names of the guys who work the counter but there awesome. anybody who says its to expensive can shut the hell up, they run specials all the time do you retards even ask when they run them?

Comment Date: 10/19/2009 Name: Ham Bone
It bothered me that someone said this house is easier than others because of the oil pattern, which is only partly true. The reason it seems easier is because they use the same oil pattern all the time, and they oil the lanes every day. The reason other houses are difficult are because they don’t take good care of the lanes or the lanes (left/right) don’t match up well together. Every house is diffirent and you need to learn to bowl in different venues.
But if you would like to learn how to bowl first go to a house that always takes care of it’s lanes and not just a house that puts oil down before the start of league, like most houses.
Then when you want to get really good, visit different houses at different times of day, to get a feel for the change as the oil shifts.

Comment Date: 3/7/2009 Name: Ham Bone
Bear Creek Rocks. Cleanest, 24 lane bowling center, I have ever bowled in. Threw 13 games in 3 hrs and my hands didn’t get dirty handling the balls… and I don’t use a towel.

Comment Date: 11/10/2008 Name: Realistic Bowler
This bowling center is AWESOME! The lane conditions are great, and the equipment doesn’t detroy my bowling balls. Scoring systems are accurate, and the staff is GREAT. Pricing during peak hours is consistent with other centers in town, but the amenities (like food) are much more reasonable. And, really, if you’re too lazy to plan ahead and take advantage of the tons of specials run at Bear Creek, then you can’t complain about pricing.

Comment Date: 7/23/2008 Name: Mom of 4
Well this place is truly a rip off my son wanted to go bowling for his birthday well better take out a loan before you go here $3.75 per person per game HIGHWAY ROBBERY

Comment Date: 1/7/2008 Name: Turkey
I Love Bear Creek Lanes!!!!! I have been bowling everywhere else in the springs and did my best at Bear Creek. The New Years Eve cosmic bowling was awesome! Keep up the good work.

Comment Date: 12/28/2007 Name: Mary
I’ve been going to Bear Creek since I was a kid. Now I’m 20, and I still love it! They always have tons of specials, and they do a really great job of making sure you are having a good time. I can’t count how many coupons they’ve given us!

Comment Date: 12/10/2007 Name: Anonymous
Benny you need to rest your fingers, take it easy and get some sleep.

Comment Date: 11/12/2007 Name: Anonymous
Danielle the bartender is great, the food and counter people are very friendly, but one discredit, can we please get a child place room and staff for leagues!!

Comment Date: 9/25/2007 Name: Shocked
I was at the bowling center visiting my family over Labor Day weekend. I was shocked to witness one of their employees getting in an argument with his girlfriend and than get arrested!!! What kind of family environment is this??? I will never return!!!

Comment Date: 9/25/2007 Name: Anonymous
We had the same experience with the counter guy and his girlfriend. If we are talking about the same counter guy, shaved hair/goatee & mustache. If Bear Creek wants to satisfy customers than they need to get rid of the boyfriend/girlfriend employee. This guy should be giving customer service to the customers not his girlfriend!!!

Comment Date: 9/11/2007 Name: Someone Who’ll Never Return
New counter guy has alot to learn from the past guy who ran all the Cosmic nights, he worked hard and nobody cared, customer service doesn’t seem to be important, and you have one guy running the counter who would rather be with his girl friend in the bar instead of having to take care of what is important, by the way that is the customer, oops I forget this is Bear Creek Lanes, its all about the dollar, find some other suckers.

Comment Date: 8/1/2007 Name: ???????????????
Too expensive!!!!!! They ripped me a new one!!!!! {Comment deleted}

Comment Date: 8/1/2007 Name: MISSY
Too expensive lower your price!!! R u crazy 3.75 a game!!!! And you ball return chipped my ball!!!

Comment Date: 7/31/2007 Name: steve930
Bear Creek Lanes has a lot to learn about how to treat Joe-Bowler. The owner only seems to be interested in getting the high scores from big-name bowlers so he can get the bowling alley’s name out there more. There have been, on more than one occasion, bowlers kicked out of leagues and the bowling alley because they requested lane conditions that were more like the conditions for leagues where the high scores were occuring. Bear Creek had the city high average in their house last year (240+). Witht he conditions that they put down it shouldn’t be hard to average that high. The same bowlers who average in the high 230’s there will be lucky to average in the 220’s at any other house in the city. The 889 record was great, and the bowler who bowled it is a great guy, but one can’t discount the type of conditions that are put on the lanes there.

Comment Date: 6/16/2007 Name: The Manion Family
Went to my first cosmic bowling experience with my family, and we had the time of our lives, for $8.00 all you can bowl for 3 hours, what a deal, the gentleman on the counter was simply fantastic, I believe his name was Benny, very courteous and friendly, took the time to ensure my family and I had a super time. This is what customer service is all about. Benny went the extra mile. Thanks Bear Creek Lanes…we will return!!!!

Comment Date: 2/6/2007 Name: Kong
The lanes are almost always in great condition, but the games not during the specials are too high. If you dont have coupons or dont go during specials then i wouldnt go at all. Also has the sweetest pinball machine ever!!!

Comment Date: 12/17/2006 Name: jake
too expensive.i felt that the owner did not welcome younger bowlers in the alley. even though i am an experienced and well behaved bowler. lanes were ok but for the price and the discourteous staff i would recomend harmony bowl.

Comment Date: 5/10/2006 Name: Rita
This bowling center is awesome! Owner is very friendly and loves to help people out if they need it. Friendly employees make it even better. The bowling alley is well taken care of and the lanes are great. Come check it out!

Comment Date: 5/10/2006 Name: Strom Bowler
These lanes are AWSOME. They hold the state record for a series. 889!!!300,289,300. that was set 2 weeks ago. owner is really friendly and is willing to help out if needed. Sundays they have a $10 all you can bowl from 9:00am to 12:00 really nice lanes. Its a must bowl at lanes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 4/5/2006 Name: Woodland Park resident
I like the lanes. They have good equipment. The food is fine for a bowling alley. Their price is very very high. I would bowl there more often if the price was right. Tooooo expensive. Had coupons for 4 games and it still cost us over $30.00 just for the games.

Comment Date: 2/14/2006 Name: Anonymous
Outstanding bowling facility! We have a wonderful time on our Friday night bowling league.

Comment Date: 8/25/2005 Name: Joe Bowler
Too friggin Expensive!!
I can get ripped off at many other places, and enjoy myself more.

Comment Date: 5/31/2005 Name: Bob Johnson
This place sucks. I fell on the lanes, and got sick from their hot dogs.

Comment Date: 3/1/2005 Name: Anonymous
Used to be a great place. The lanes are in excellent shape and they just remodelled. I’m not paying $3.75 per game though. Sorry. I’m moving on.

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