Brookfield Lanes

Brookfield Lanes

  Name: Brookfield Lanes  
  Address: 840 Federal Road  
  City: Brookfield  
  State: CT  
  Zip: 06804  
  Phone: (203) 775-4343  
  Hours: Mon-Fri 10AM-12AM Sat 1PM-1AM Sun 1PM-12AM  
  Lanes: 32  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: Snack Bar  
  Comments: Cosmic Bowling Friday and Saturday nights.  
How Does Brookfield Lanes Rate?
Votes:    134
Lanes: Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3
Food: Actual Value is 2.4Actual Value is 2.4Actual Value is 2.4
Price: Actual Value is 2.5Actual Value is 2.5Actual Value is 2.5
Fun: Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3
Overall: Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8
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Brookfield Lanes Comments

Comment Date: 1/23/2012 Name: Anonymous
From what I’ve seen in this place the owner is not cheap. he dropped a pretty penny on those fancy flat screen TVs for scoring. also the problem with pin jams and sliding around the deck is they are most likely brand new pins. the bottoms are edged and tend to stay up more then fall over. After time they will become more worn and rounded and fall over more easily. Also the coating the manufacturers put on the pins is what causes all the jams. It’s a pain for a while but eventually they wear off

Comment Date: 3/28/2011 Name: ED
Not a great experience here. Front desk staff and management not friendly with the exception of one younger girl who wanted to help with a problem but was not allowed to assist us. Expensive. Dirty. Multiple mechanical problems with pins, ball jams, and resets. Bathrooms were so bad we couldn’t stay in them. They had an unbearable smell that made us all feel sick to our stomachs. Would not recommend.

Comment Date: 3/7/2011 Name: Rick
Open-bowled there for the first time on Sunday. The lane surface seemed to be in good condition. One of the staff seemed a little clueless, she might have been a trainee though? Had one malfunction, it was cleared in a reasonable amount of time. Nice to see range-finders on the lane. No bottled water in the machine which meant my wife had to suffer (she won’t drink sweetened drinks) and it was HOT in there. Men’s room stank and wasn’t in great condition, I’ve seen worse in other alleys though. Pins seemed to slide around standing up more than I’m used to at other alleys… not a problem just sort of weird, like the pins are real square on bottom or the pin deck is slippery. Paid 4.25 a game which I think is reasonable these days. Not perfect but we’ll go again and won’t mind competing in a tournament there.

Comment Date: 2/21/2011 Name: Someone who cares
I have to say..reading all of these comments has added a new perspective. So much has changed over the years. There are NO drugs in the building, the staff has changed and is much friendlier, parties still could use some organization, the lanes have improved tremendously ~ thanks to the previous manager M.B. he worked very hard to bring Brookfield Lanes back from it’s nose dive. The owner is still cheap and doesn’t want to spend to much money. You can now find or talk to a manager within one day…if you have a complaint or comment you can always email them they respond very quickly. As for the grump with the long beard, he still has moments of stinkness but the beard is gone and he has warmed up. They have a lot of specials some during the day and some at night. As far as the guy with the party for $17 per person…TRY THE PLACE AGAIN!! It is $17 to bowl and $3 for shoes!! I LOVE the place 🙂

Comment Date: 1/30/2011 Name: larry bird
I love this place! my girlfriend had a blast in moonlight bowling. She had 3 strikes all night and they were all 5.00 shots!! lmao!! It was a great time. I made 20 bucks back myself.

Comment Date: 1/23/2011 Name: carlos decarvalho
Tried the new Moonlight bowling for the first time since they brought it back. Had a great time with friends. Great Job! For all those Carmel bowlers the Pay outs are better!

Comment Date: 5/30/2009 Name: Megan
i love brookfield lanes(:

Comment Date: 1/5/2009 Name: Brookfield Lanes
The website was our website. We have emailed and called the host several times to take it down but they have yet to do so. Our new site which is under construction and should be up with in a few weeks is

Comment Date: 11/30/2008 Name: Jacob Hepps
I wen’t to this place last night and was charge $20 to bowl on a lane for 2 hours per person when the website clearly stated it was $15. I was charged $3.25 for shoes and again the website said $3.00 for shoes. The kid at the front desk said that their website had been taken down and it wasn’t their website yet the phone numbers and everything else matched up.
There were 5 people in my party and I request to reserve 2 lanes. The kid at the desk refused to give us 2 lanes saying I needed 6 people in my party to have 2 lanes. There were about 10 lanes open right infront of us and it was already 10:30pm. So as to not ruin the night we figured whatever and got the one lane. After we realized 1 game took 45 minutes we asked to be refunded and only charged for one game which was $4.25 per person plus the shoe fee of $3.25, which was supposed to be $3.00. Well, he said since we had already bowled for an hour he could only refund us $7 each which made absolutely no sense because we payed nearly $24 a person. When I asked for a manager I was told there was none there. I called again today, again no manager. Our party was ripped off a total $48.75. We played 1 game and rented shoes and ended up out a total of $85 for the 5 of us. It cost us $17 per person for shoes and 1 game.
I will continue to try and get ahold of the owner or a manager to get this resolved.

Comment Date: 9/27/2008 Name: Anonymous
My family has bowled at Brookfield Lanes For the last two year, for pleasure and on Adult & Children Leagues we have never had a problem with anything. Everyone has always been very nice & helpful. Once in a while the lanes we were bowling on would malfunction and the ball would not be returned or a problem with the pins, but the employees were always nice and never gave us an attitude about fixing it….I had a kids Birthday Party there it was a little unorganized, they could of been a little more helpful but for the amount of kids I had I should of had another adult there so it was partly my fault too…They have been doing up dates to the alleys, new screns and I heard there was more up dates to comes. I hope they do the bathrooms, they need it bad. Overall experience is very good ( and I am a hard person to please).

Comment Date: 8/4/2008 Name: Long time observer
This alley has come a long way in the last 20 years. The owners are putting money into the place and it is doing well. Whoever thinks the pro shop is better than Lowes with Brad and Tony, isn’t a very good bowler… Keep going to the pro shop in Brookfield if you want each of your bowling balls to feel different from each other with screwed up pitches and spans…

Comment Date: 5/27/2008 Name: tom
looks like the place is under new ownership or management… staff is better.. and the new tv’s are awsome.. beer and bowl on wed. nights rocks.

Comment Date: 4/10/2008 Name: LongTimeBowler
Should have been turned into condos like proposed. The road I live on is smoother than the lanes. At one point in time, it was a nice bowling alley. The problem is that the owner does not care about keeping the bowling alley up. Its all about money. It’s the Bowlerama of the 2000’s. Any local bowler knows what that means. And yes, the people at the desk look AND ACT like they were just picked up from the local shelter. The guy in the proshop is alot nicer and brighter than the ones at Lores lanes, so thats one thing they have going for them.

Comment Date: 3/8/2008 Name: Cara
The people working the front counter ignore you and can’t seem to smile or be the least bit friendly. You get the feeling that they’re doing YOU a favor by letting you spend your money. It’s not cheap either. We spent $65 for 3 games, and that’s not including food.
They have some arcade games in the back that rip you off and don’t work. Some don’t tell you how many coins you need. NONE of the staff could help at all. None of them knew how much they were, and pay back money lost.

Comment Date: 2/22/2008 Name: Bowloramama
I went there a couple of weeks ago. It was fun. People at the counter were nice. I had fun. Place could use rehab, bathroom was gross.

Comment Date: 1/25/2008 Name: Anonymous
I bowl at Brookfield Lanes weekly in a league. The lanes are not maintained and we frequently have problems such as having to reset after every ball, no ball return, machines don’t score correctly and none of the hand air vents work properly. I don’t think they have ever shampooed the carpet which makes my bowling shoes stick to the floor. These last few weeks have been very cold. I think the owner is too cheap to pay for heat. I can’t say one nice thing about the place at this point. I don’t know if I want to bowl here again next fall.

Comment Date: 1/23/2008 Name: XXX
My mother is on a league there. She is the person that keeps track of all the money. They do not rob your money or anything like stated in previous comments. And they do not do drugs, and if they do, doesnt mean they are bad people. you guys are so mean. this place is so fun!

Comment Date: 12/6/2007 Name: Joe D
This place is really cool to hang out with friends. We always go to their glow bowling on saturday nights although i gotta say its hard to get a lane without a reservation. I also bowl in a league there and I average about 180. Last month I had my child’s birthday party there, they can use a party hostess to help out with the kids, luckly my wife’s friends were there and they helped us out. Definitely a nice place to go, brookfield bowling takes a good part in my family’s entertainment life.

Comment Date: 11/23/2007 Name: Anonymous
This lane may not be the best kept, but it is certainly enjoyable to bowl at. It does have night bowling on certain nights, and has for a very long time (despite what previous comments have stated). It’s nice to bowl at a place where you are not surrounded by little kids like Lore’s lanes.

Comment Date: 7/5/2007 Name: XXX
The house should be sold to someone that cares.
Some of the people that work there should be FIRED.
This could be a TOP house, if you get someone that cares to run it!!!

Comment Date: 4/29/2007 Name: pshtt. im not saying -.-
this place like really isnt good. it doesnt even have night bowling!! i mean who wants to go in the day time with all the babies running around and crying. i mean night time is when we can go and dance to the music and its like all dark out. i mean kids my age dont wanna go in the light out. i mean the prices r fine. who cares about prices, but still its not that good and i dont recomend

Comment Date: 12/2/2006 Name: Anonymous
silly sally

Comment Date: 8/1/2006 Name: Anonymous
they are rude and dirty people, especially the foul smelling bearded guy at the main desk who doesn’t ever take a bath. everyone is involved with drugs and drug dealing and the employees rob the place for drug money–that’s why they charge you so much!! if you’re thinking of working there, i’d wouldn’t be surprised if they don’t rob your paycheck from you! they should all be in rehab for drugs and personal hygene. and the bar??? total drug spot and you’d never guess who the “queen” is- the big blonde chik behind the bar! not the place to go for a fun night of bowling that’s for sure!

Comment Date: 7/9/2006 Name: Bubba Schwab
Guy with long hair is a wacko. Just the way he says things with his attitude makes me want to punch him in the face.

Comment Date: 5/31/2006 Name: Anonymous
ok place, lanes are good…service is a lil mean, especially the guy with the long hair….

Comment Date: 3/10/2006 Name: Anonymous
Staff s*cks!

Comment Date: 2/23/2006 Name: Jeff W
I bowl a lot an Brookfield Lanes is a great alley yea the staff can be a pain sometimes but overall it is a great bowling alley. You will have a great time at Cosmic Bowling.

Comment Date: 2/8/2006 Name: Dcemberbabe
Staff is rude, prices are high. Not much fun – especially for families.

Comment Date: 9/23/2005 Name: annonymous
Jesus rocks! We bowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great attitude from the staff especially Zany!

Comment Date: 8/29/2005 Name: smokefree
Please curtail the smoking. It is hazardous to my health and my families. Non-smokers enjoy bowling too!

Comment Date: 8/11/2005 Name: Anonymous
It’s the bowling center you hate to love, much better than Lores I think but yeah the pinsetters and some people who work there could use a re-adjustment.

Comment Date: 7/15/2005 Name: Chris
Good center if you need to score drugs.

Comment Date: 4/19/2005 Name: Anonymous
Rude staff, period. They need an attitude adjustment.

Comment Date: 3/25/2005 Name: Anonymous
The place costs so much and the guy rips you off.

Comment Date: 2/18/2005 Name: Anonymous
I like Brookfield Lanes. Much better place to bowl than Lore’s Lanes. More room, better bar, and better staff.

Comment Date: 2/5/2005 Name: Anonymous
I’ve only had bad experiences here… as mentioned previously, the staff are rather rude.

Comment Date: 8/30/2004 Name: unknown
Nutmeg Bowl in Fairfield is not that much further but beautiful lanes, helpful people. Clean. Class bowling.

Comment Date: 8/18/2004 Name: Wild Bill
You do have an option – it is called Lore Lanes and it is 5 miles up the road in New Milford.

Comment Date: 8/2/2004 Name: Anonymous
My family bowls only occasionally, and it’s purely recreational – no league. While the lanes themselves are kept in good condition, the attitude of the various people working the front counter is poor, at best. You get the feeling that they’re doing YOU a favor by letting you spend your money – and it’s a lot – there. Since there’s no competing house anywhere in the area, I guess their attitude is “we don’t care – we don’t have to”. Too bad, because they’re wrong – I DO have an option, and it’s called finding something else to do other than bowl.

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