AMF Rip Van Winkle Lanes

AMF Rip Van Winkle Lanes

  Name: AMF Rip Van Winkle Lanes  
  Address: 701 Connecticut Avenue  
  City: Norwalk  
  State: CT  
  Zip: 06854  
  Phone: (203) 838-7501  
  Hours: Fri-sun 12pm-1am /mon-thur 9am-11pm  
  Lane Type:  
  Pro Shop: No  
  Comments: Monday 9pm to 11pm $1.25 per game Tues 9pm to 11pm $1.99 per game This fall new vacation league and Harley Davidson ball and pin league.  
How Does AMF Rip Van Winkle Lanes Rate?
Votes:    225
Lanes: Actual Value is 2Actual Value is 2
Food: Actual Value is 1.9Actual Value is 1.9
Price: Actual Value is 1.5Actual Value is 1.5
Fun: Actual Value is 2.2Actual Value is 2.2Actual Value is 2.2
Overall: Actual Value is 2.1Actual Value is 2.1Actual Value is 2.1
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AMF Rip Van Winkle Lanes Comments

Comment Date: 4/27/2011 Name: doug
I bowl in a league there now. The place needs alot of work. The foul lights don’t work. You need to wear a sock over your shoe because you can not slide. Alot of people are already leaving and the leagues are getting smaller. I have bowled there 3 years and I am leaving for a big league at Nutmeg Bowl.

Comment Date: 1/8/2011 Name: RVW League Bowler
Rip has the benefit of location. For a league bowler, it’s either that or put up with traffic on the way to Nutmeg or the zanies over at White Plains. But this house caters to the league bowler the LEAST of any house I have ever seen. And the pretty much admit it. They will think nothing of having a birthday party on a lane where a league will be using the same lanes 30 minutes later without cleaning it up. The GM Miguel is pretty much a blowhard who talks a big game but produces little.

Comment Date: 10/6/2010 Name: Mike (UK)
this could be my local soon as almost certainly moving there with my better half and i thought website was ok but if you people want to moan about dry lanes come to UK and bowl at kettering then u’ll know dry lanes

Comment Date: 1/6/2010 Name: Former customer
Was told the wait was 30-40 min. Left and came back 25 min. later. Was told my name was called (17 min.) and I would have to be placed on the bottom of a very long list. Condescending, rude and arrogant employees.

Comment Date: 7/31/2009 Name: kathy
i bowl on monday reat deal $1.28 per game 9-cl
drinks and food where great and the music kept the fun going nice crowd bowling

Comment Date: 7/31/2009 Name: Anonymous
great place clean fun

Comment Date: 7/31/2009 Name: Sabina
had great time,place was clean and employee’s where helpful in setting us up on the lanes.
just booked a birthday party

Comment Date: 7/31/2009 Name: John m
this center has been one of the most improve bowling alleys in ct. i walk in to bowl for the first time this summer and i saw they just lay down new rugs and tile’s. the place was pack on a tuesday afternoon with kids and family and it was sunny out. music was playing they seen to be having fun.the staff was great and the mamagers where out on the lanes giving free game passes and lesson to the small kids had fun will come back more offen

Comment Date: 2/1/2009 Name: k
the lanes are terible, the prices are expensive, that place needs to go out of business!

Comment Date: 5/19/2008 Name: fugetaboutit
It’s an AMF center…it’s destiny is to close down in the near future..just like the 30+ centers they closed down the past 2 months nationwide.

Comment Date: 5/12/2008 Name: Anonymous
The pro shop stinks!!!! They are never there and when the fat guy who owns it drill balls, they are garbage.

Comment Date: 4/17/2008 Name: Little Debbie
The center is one of the best i bowl in the past year’s the staff is great and manager was outstanding. will come back

Comment Date: 3/17/2007 Name: Concerned Cheryl
I had a GREAT time, the lanes were lopsided, my shoes were 2 different sizes and there was gum in my ball!! haha great time… Tom and Christine are soo rude… this is the last time i’m taking mushrooms and coming to your alley….

Comment Date: 11/15/2006 Name: randy
Prices too high….going elsewhere. Typical amf operation.

Comment Date: 8/12/2006 Name: Stephen
I bowl everywhere and this is a decent house. Food is not bad. Price is no more than anyone else. Join a league and you will get 1/2 price at all AMF lanes. If you want oil bowl Mon – Thurs.

Comment Date: 4/8/2006 Name: The Brooklyn Kid
Rip Van Winkle s*cks the big one……they should close there doors and move….

Comment Date: 3/29/2006 Name: Jesse
I bowled at this center twice…being that I’m a PBA member, I can normally practice for $1 a game at some centers…but here…$4.75 a game…that’s insane! How can you possibly charge that much for a single game? What a joke…the center itself is nice though.

Comment Date: 3/2/2006 Name: chica
they really need to lower their prices.

Comment Date: 1/13/2006 Name: La la girl
The staff there are extremely rude and should not work with the public. You always have to wait for a hour or more to get a lane and their prices are crazy!! I used to go there every weekend but I think I went once last year. That’s how horrible it is!!

Comment Date: 12/29/2005 Name: Daisy Dukes
Well I have been bowling there for eight years now and the league it self went up very high after renovations. They making us pay for the cost of their new bowling alley. Now I bowl at Nutmeg where the shoes are free because I am in a league there. I do have my own shoes. 20% of party’s. Rip van Wrinkle are too over priced.

Comment Date: 12/6/2005 Name: the dude
Great place to roll man! The caucasians are stiff and the competition is above par!

Comment Date: 12/3/2005 Name: brendan
They should answer their phone.

Comment Date: 11/19/2005 Name: Jerry
The lanes are always tied up and the manager is awful, he has no idea what is going on, the place is losing money. The only good thing is the bar, that serves stiff drinks. Besides that there is not much good to say about this place.

Comment Date: 10/27/2005 Name: Sandy Figgus
Rip Van Winkle Rocks! I just LOVE THIS PLACE!
If I could, I’d be here every single night!
I love Tommy and Christine! They are super nice, super helpful and good looking kids!
You need that kind of charm at a recreation place!
Keep up the good work Tommy and Christine!
The others are okay too, those two just stand out. They work evenings, that’s when I come in.

Comment Date: 10/8/2005 Name: Concerned Citizen
The manager is not very nice, condesending and rude. They over charge and under promise.

Comment Date: 10/3/2005 Name: luke
The best there is!

Comment Date: 6/20/2005 Name: Nick
This place is good. But the website is really bad. I think that with the website no one will ever go there. If you know the place you know it’s really fun, but if you don’t and check the web it’s a 99% chance that you will not go.

Comment Date: 5/12/2005 Name: Former glorified pinchaser
The lanes are dry and price too high. See, nothing ever changes.

Comment Date: 8/5/2004 Name: Brendon
This place is the coolest!!

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