Name: Bowl-O-Rama  
  Address: 2143 Berlin Turnpike  
  City: Newington  
  State: CT  
  Zip: 06111  
  Phone: (860) 666-5411  
  Hours: 24 hours 7 days a week  
  Lanes: 40  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: Snack Bar  
How Does Bowl-O-Rama Rate?
Votes:    527
Lanes: Actual Value is 2Actual Value is 2
Food: Actual Value is 2.1Actual Value is 2.1Actual Value is 2.1
Price: Actual Value is 2.1Actual Value is 2.1Actual Value is 2.1
Fun: Actual Value is 2Actual Value is 2
Overall: Actual Value is 2Actual Value is 2
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Bowl-O-Rama Comments

Comment Date: 12/3/2011 Name: Sarah
Owner is a jerk. He spilled drink on my friends coat and dropped a full glass of beer into her purse. No apology. No discount . Bad service

Comment Date: 3/16/2011 Name: Anonymous
T, that wasn’t all Fred J wanted to give your girlfriend. Dude, you best bowl somewhere else or at least smartin up !

Comment Date: 3/1/2011 Name: T
Went for the first time yesterday and was very pleased. Fred J was really friendly and helpful, he even gave my girlfriend a KitKat for free because they were out of Snickers.

Comment Date: 1/14/2011 Name: Shrimp

Comment Date: 10/30/2010 Name: Freddie
I like that old man behind the counter with the bald head. Now, he is my type of man.

Comment Date: 8/16/2010 Name: Rosie hayes
Bowl o rama rocks! I like jason wray my teammate. He’s cute!

Comment Date: 7/28/2010 Name: Anonymous
what r the prices

Comment Date: 7/13/2010 Name: Puzz Led
the only thing they got goin is the ice cold a/c in the summer. and why 24 hours? who the hell goes bowling at 4 in the morning????

Comment Date: 1/31/2010 Name: cant tell you
how much is for the shoes, and how much is for a game, and how much is for the childrens section.

Comment Date: 11/30/2009 Name: Anonymous
wayne is the only reason i keep coming back 😉

Comment Date: 7/14/2009 Name: Anonymous
what are the prices? the bowling area is really good, but the ppl working there can be very rude sometimes. Food is ok.

Comment Date: 6/20/2009 Name: Anonymous
the shot is good, the center is real nice BUT the owners are jerks. Guess 2 out of 3 is not bad.

Comment Date: 1/20/2009 Name: Nick
I used to live up in Ct. These are great lanes.
My family now owns lanes in florida, {website deleted}
good luck

Comment Date: 1/9/2009 Name: you have got to be kidding
the hours are the easiest to remember 24/7 365 never closes

Comment Date: 1/1/2009 Name: Cristina
what are the hours?

Comment Date: 12/16/2008 Name: country
I really enjoy bowling here, plus I think Fred (the owner) is really cute. Maybe I will ask him for some lessons. Hey, I’m just a guy that likes to have a good time, on the lanes or off.

Comment Date: 12/14/2008 Name: country
Sorry guys, I’m an idiot. I realy do not bowl, just wanted to have some fun. Good luck to you guys that do bowl.

Comment Date: 12/8/2008 Name: country
can’t show your name then you should not say anything if you do not that fred j is going to take over and why are you addressing me like you know me.There is no need to talk junk about any of the family i guess you are the person that has feelings and i hope it was not you saying that stuff because then i need to tell you that hte shot does not make the bowler and if you are good then you will know what I”am talking about with out getting mad have a good day and next time you address me say your name.

Comment Date: 12/2/2008 Name: 7 PIN HARRY
a very clean and well kept bowling center. the machines run well. the older fred the owner is friendly, approachable and very easy to work with. he and big marcel are the only people i will deal with there.

Comment Date: 11/14/2008 Name: Anonymous
Hey country, where did you go to school ? and by the way, no one was talking about Fred J it was about Fred, you know the older guy who owns the place.

Comment Date: 11/8/2008 Name: country
Fred j is great knows his stuff real good.Always on the go but you would know that if you were there everyday. Hey you can talk bad about the house but they still in around 50 years now but i guess they don’t like people.Frist you have to learn how to bowl befor you can talk bad about a house.Fred J can drill anything anyway but people do not like change when he trys to help you so who are you to say bad things my ball hurts maybe he change your picth but you know better them him i guess all and all good house fun all day,night long.Nice people keep up the good work rip,Fred J and family.

Comment Date: 10/29/2008 Name: Anonymous
Yea, Fred is not that bad BUT mention a center problem to him and he quickly walks away.

Comment Date: 10/21/2008 Name: 666666666
i agree about rip but the older fred is ok

Comment Date: 9/14/2008 Name: Anonymous
Stopped bowling there. The owners are loud and very rude, especially Rip. Went to silver and bowling well and having a good time. The manager and the other desk people are nice FRIENDLY and easy to talk to unlike this two jerks.

Comment Date: 8/13/2008 Name: 99999999999
that would be the wensdat night league the Bud Callahan League

Comment Date: 8/11/2008 Name: Anonymous
The guy (i think is name is john) that runs the mens league is a real jerk………..

Comment Date: 8/5/2008 Name: Customer
Pro Shop Is Horrible and Yes the dam guy is only open before league nights and he never is open during any of the leagues hes maybe there till 7pm at the latest which is not fare to us league bowlers who may need something or some advice which is the greatest from him its really horrible and when hes not in the pro shop he is either working during the day when we all are or he sits in the dam bar all day and BS with god know whos and also just plain in general THE WORST PROSHOP IN THE GCCBA

Comment Date: 2/25/2008 Name: Joe
Its a nice center, I think it is the only one in the state that is open 24 hours. But the pro shop there is HORRIBLE. I had a ball drilled there and it seemed like the guy rushed to get me out the door. My hand hurt after I threw it a few games and went back to tell the guy, but he is never in the shop. I finally got a hold of him and he told me it takes a while to get used to. I ended up taking my ball to Litchco’s Precision at Bradley Bowl and they remeasured my hand and took their time drilling the ball. I would highly recommend Litchco’s to anyone.

Comment Date: 1/8/2008 Name:  rich m
i met fred c,about 5 yrs ago.he’s one of few owners,that knows the game of bowling.for the age of bowl o rama,it looks least they’re spending money to have good equipment.what i was taught,you have to spend money to make money.i chip on their shoulder,i doubt it.with todays times,you either ship up or ship out.the bowling center to be around this long,proves it cares about the customers.i like fred c,me and him are on the same page.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK FRED.ALL THAT HARD WORK’S PAYING OFF.

Comment Date: 1/5/2008 Name: lauryn callahan-daughter of fred j.
bowl- o- Rama is really fun!i could not imagine anything better than it!

Comment Date: 12/29/2007 Name: Vic
Yea, I bowl there also. The place is nice and the shot is consistant, but he owners as stated, love their money. Guess there is nothing wrong with that, but its just their attitude that drives me crazy. They really do not care about us bowlers, just the ching ching from the cash register.

Comment Date: 12/15/2007 Name: Dave
I used to work there and the owners are wacked out. Money Money Money screw everything else!

Comment Date: 12/10/2007 Name: Danny
Yea I blow there with you so yea bowling average 107!!

Comment Date: 12/2/2007 Name: Liz
To Anonymous…I personnally know the family that owns the bowling alley. Rip and his family far from have a chip on there shoulder. Nice to write a comment about someone and not sign your name. Great place to go. Great service…Always a good time!

Comment Date: 10/30/2007 Name: Anonymous
yes, the center is nice, but the owners are not. I give them credit for investing back into the center, but wish they could update their personalities. Bottom line, nice place to bowl when the owners are not there.

Comment Date: 10/27/2007 Name: Anonymous
Recently had a party there. An extremely nice bowling alley. Great curtious staff clean bright. By far best bowling alley in Connecticut absolutely nothing bad to say about it. Excellent facility

Comment Date: 8/7/2007 Name: Erik
“This bowling alley is nowhere as good as others like Bradley bowl. Bowlorama is too into making money. The prices may be cheaper then Bradley Bowl, but you’re going to have a better time.”
I’m trying to figure out how the above statement makes sense.

Comment Date: 7/23/2007 Name: Anonymous
Stopped in during the week and the place is being updated. Not much done, can’t really tell what it will look like when it is finished. Too bad the owners can’t be updated, especially the fat one.

Comment Date: 6/13/2007 Name: Anonymous
His name is Rip. Boy, he is a nasty dude. Like I said, the center is really nice but good old Rip, needs an attitude adjustment. Can’t understand why the bowlers still want to bowl there with a owner that appears to have a chip on his shoulder. Maybe because he is fat and bald, who knows ?

Comment Date: 6/7/2007 Name: ??????????
the fat bald owners name is Rip Callahan

Comment Date: 5/31/2007 Name: Anonymous
Bowl-O-Rama is a nice place, teh only problem I have is that the owners are real cheap. I bowled there last year for the first time and they put open bowlers right next to our league. When I complained, the fat bald owner, I do not know his name, told me if I did not like it, to bowl some where else. Well, you know what, I am !!

Comment Date: 5/23/2007 Name: Anonymous
See Dirk Ridley @ South Windsot 10 Pin. He’s been drilling my equipment for 10+ years and really knows how to fit your hand.

Comment Date: 5/22/2007 Name: Someone who knows
Richard, I thought the hotest ball on the market was the Total NV which has Ebonite on it !!!

Comment Date: 5/22/2007 Name: TD
Can anyone recommend a pro shop in the area that has balls in stock and has a clue how to drill one?

Comment Date: 5/21/2007 Name: Rich Reynolds
Its obvious that you have never came into our pro shop to discuss bowling balls with me. We try to educate the customer when they come through the door. We carry every brand on the market. I am on the Hammer Staff and familar with the brand. Just so you know, the hottest ball on the market is the Black Widow which has a Hammer on it.

Comment Date: 5/18/2007 Name: Someone who knows
BowlWinkles is probably the worse Pro Shop around. Bob is a self proclaimed “know it all” and Rich hardly says anythink except hammer is great. Go ther at your own risk !!

Comment Date: 5/17/2007 Name: Anonymous
Try Bowl Winkle’s Pro Shop in Super Bowl Lanes in Plantsville, CT. They have equipment in stock and a knowledgeable staff. I believe they have a web site –

Comment Date: 5/10/2007 Name: uhbwfuiow
if your looking for a pro shop to go to then dont go to bowl-o-rama because ive been waiting for over a month and a half for a bowling ball i orderd to come in and i keep getting told two more weeks two more weeks every time i checked back with him the worst one in the area and hartford county

Comment Date: 4/7/2007 Name: I LOVE BOWL O RAMA
We recently had our office party at Bowl O Rama we all had a great time. We can not wait to go back. We were told by management that starting this June 1st 2007 it will be completely gutted and rebuilt we can not wait. Definitely the best bowling center in the Hartford area

Comment Date: 3/23/2007 Name: PJ
the price was atrocious because we had one lane and played for 3 hous. there were 9 of us and we didnt enjoy ourselfs after digging in our pockets

Comment Date: 1/12/2007 Name: Adam
Bowl-O-Rama is where I learned to throw a hook. So my natural shot is optimum for their lane conditions. The conditions do seem to change depending on the time and day you go, but I think that is to be said about all lanes. It is not as state-of-the art as Bradley and Vernon, which have recently remodeled. As for the robbery, Newington is a pretty safe town…The lane is definetly better than Silver lanes in East Hartford. I used to bowl all the time there, but it has recently become an unsafe place to bowl, and you must prepay for games because of the area. Laurel Lanes in Plainville, I’ve only been to once, is kind of run down, and I believe they now charge by the hour.
All in All..Bowl-O-Roma is the best bowling center in its area, but if you are willing to pay a little more, I recommend traveling to Vernon Lanes, or Bradley. Where they have a new facility as well as X-Treme and red pin bowl.

Comment Date: 12/25/2006 Name: Steve
We had our department Christmas party there and will be going back again. Staff was very easy to coordinate with and the price was excellent. Sheet pizza was a little greasy but still tasty.

Comment Date: 5/19/2006 Name: Annette
This bowling alley is great. I have been coming here for about 10 years know and never had a problem. My boyfriend is in a bowling league there and is been good. I have kids that they are free to play anything in this place and they treat every1 as family.

Comment Date: 4/26/2006 Name: DONNA
Attended a party in this bowling alley recently. A real nice place. Had a GREAT time, CLEAN, MODERN, GREAT STAFF. Pinsetters worked GREAT absolutely NO PROBLEMS. Last time I bowled was at another bowling alley in Hartford area. Not as much fun as Bowl O Rama. Can’t wait to go back there

Comment Date: 3/29/2006 Name: Jesse
Pretty decent center…open 24 hours a day. Bowled in a NEBA there last year and finished 14th. Whoever said the shot isn’t legal…it seems pretty legitimate for a house shot. Come to sky top…that is a true walled shot now.

Comment Date: 2/4/2006 Name: Al
Been there once or twice, decent bowling alley but afraid of being robbed, I went there and they got robbed after I left, how shady. The shot isn’t legal, and there is always food or something sticky on the approaches. Better go to Duck Pin down the street.

Comment Date: 2/3/2006 Name: anonymous
This bowling alley is nowhere as good as others like Bradley bowl. Bowlorama is too into making money. The prices may be cheaper then Bradley Bowl, but you’re going to have a better time.

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