Sky Top Lanes

Sky Top Lanes

  Name: Sky Top Lanes  
  Address: 1000 East Main Street  
  City: Torrington  
  State: CT  
  Zip: 06790  
  Phone: (860) 489-3343  
  Lanes: 20  
  Lane Type: Wood  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: Snack Bar  
How Does Sky Top Lanes Rate?
Votes:    76
Lanes: Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7
Food: Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7
Price: Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6
Fun: Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8
Overall: Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8
 All bowling center ratings are the opinions of visitors to this web site and do not reflect the feelings and opinions of

Sky Top Lanes Comments
Comment Date: 3/25/2012 Name: Upset in t town
Rude staff not personable

Comment Date: 1/14/2012 Name: Don L.
Just finished a mini-season child/adult league with my son and signed up for the next season. We have a great time each week, it gives us something to look forward to doing together. I can’t believe how much he improved in just 4 months! He also gets a kick out of looking up his scores on their Facebook site, thinks its cool to see his name on the Internet.

Comment Date: 12/12/2011 Name: Kristine
I had my son’s 8th birthday party at Sky Top Lanes this past weekend. It worked out so well! He and the other kids had a great time and I actually got to enjoy watching him enjoy his party because it was so organized. Everyone was really nice and he got a pin for his friends to sign. I’ll be scheduling my younger son’s party soon for March.

Comment Date: 9/30/2011 Name: John Smith
We took a school group to sky top lanes. We were not told that we should rotate lanes back and forth with our two lanes. We could not understand what was going on, and thought the computer was malfunctioning. We approached the desk, and the woman came over (manager). We asked for it to be corrected, and she blamed us for the problem. She implied and said outright that as teachers we should have been able to figure it out sooner. She did this all in front of the students in a very negative attitude. One teacher asked to see her in private, as to not discuss it in such a way in front of our students. She took offense to this request, not wanting to discuss it further. She walked away saying angrily and with sarcasm that the customer is always right. She refused to let us restart the game without a charge. We bowled the rest of the game, promptly went up to check out, and I said we would never come back due to her attitude and the fact that she had spoken inappropriately in front of the students. She claimed the first teacher had an attitude, and that we were in the wrong. I suggested that in this economy it was not good business practice to offend clients, who indeed had planned to come on a weekly basis. She did not care, refused our money, and told us to never come back again. The experience was disturbing to our students who could not understand why she had been so rude. We will take our business elsewhere from now on and spread the word of our poor experience.

Comment Date: 7/29/2011 Name: Carol
I love Sky Top, bowl there 1 night a week all year and take the family often! New automatic scorers are great for those who don’t know how to keep score. Kids love the snack bar and arcade as much as the bowling. Makes for a great family outing.

Comment Date: 6/30/2011 Name: Anonymous
My favorite bowling alley! You can tell the owners love the game and will gladly help you out. The decor is dated, but they keep the lanes well… who cares if the signs look like they’re from the 60s, that’s what you expect at a bowling alley! The new automatic scoring and LCD screens recently installed make the game even better. Thought I’d miss the old scoring, but it’s a welcomed change. Overall, it’s a great place to grab a cheap bite to eat, some drinks and hang out with friends.

Comment Date: 7/28/2010 Name: high school girl! 🙂
I have only been here a couple times, but it’s still the same from when i was younger! i personally like the atmosphere that they set for their customers, it’s kinda cool that they keep it like that because i’m sure a lot of families have had good memories there and hope that it will never change! that’s just my opinion!!

Comment Date: 6/15/2010 Name: A frequent Skytop bowler.
It’s funny how some can be so negative just because some dont like to keep their own score and such! People today are spoiled by the electronic generation.. Keeping score keeps your mind short and perhaps those who dont want to, dont even balance their own checkbooks! The staff there is totally Awesome, and as far as rude, I have been bowling there since I was still breastfeeding and have yet to see a single rude staff member there!!
Rock on Skytop!!!

Comment Date: 10/7/2009 Name: leaguebowler
1st , if any of us were pro bowlers , we would not be bowling @ skytop,thomaston,bradley or any of the other “local” allys.and didnt we all start somewhere.although it is somewhat old school , that is part of the ambeance of the place..write your own score…its easy , so learn.dont be so quick to judge the owners or staff,they put more effort than you could ever imagine,always friendly,willing to go out of the way to help someone.because there is not electronic scoring , or some cute woman does not come and take your alcohol/food order , because the lanes are wood, not synthetic ,different oil patterns than ur used to…all part of learning to be an adaptive bowler..if you dont like it go elsewhere and quit complaining, im sure there is a whole ally of you professional bowlers that has nothing but the best of everything somewhere waiting to take you in , go in peace and find them. just wondering how many of you complainers dont know what it was like to have lived without a microwave or dvd player.

Comment Date: 9/24/2009 Name: idk
I’ve been bowling at sky top lanes for 16 year. the staff is very friendly and the brothers would do anything to keep there customers coming back. so what if they have wooden lanes and out dated equipment. the lanes are original and people are still able to hit game in the high 200 and occasionally 300. so what if there isn’t an automated scoring machine, it’s not that hard to keep the score yourself.

Comment Date: 8/18/2009 Name: To Margo
Yes we do. If you go to the front desk there is a orange paper that is folded. The day and times will be on there. I hope you join they have a great time.

Comment Date: 8/17/2009 Name: Margo
Does Skytop have any Senior Bowling Leagues???
Send me an email if they do. {Sorry, no personal email address allowed – B2u Staff}

Comment Date: 7/5/2009 Name: Anonymous
You dont need to know
How old are you ? You have no idea on how to create or END a sentence. Just a guess, 7 years old ?

Comment Date: 6/26/2009 Name: You dont need to know
I have called over and over seeing my kids wanted to going bowling there was no anwer then one day when we were driving past they asked if we couls stop in fast to see what it was like guess what there was no one at the counter an when we found some one that would talk with us she was not nice at all i think the place wants to much money for the way it is ill go some were else even if i have to drive for 30 plus minits SKY TOP S*CKS

Comment Date: 5/6/2009 Name: Anonymous
The problem is they have not invested a single penny into the place in over 20 years. They are just spending enough to keep it afloat. Wood lanes, manual scoring, the place is a relic. I am sure there are people that enjoy bowing on wood and keeping their own score, but come on, stop putting the profit into your pockets and put some back into business. Based on what I see, I agree, this place is going to close down soon, what else can you make of it ?

Comment Date: 5/6/2009 Name: none
I hate Sky Top because they NEVER oil the lanes EVER!!!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 4/28/2009 Name: Anonymous
It doesn’t look like the place is going under? Didn’t they have 40 lanes and are now down to 20? Business can’t be that good then

Comment Date: 4/17/2009 Name: you don’t need to know
They oil the lanes everyday…they are not rude the customers that come up to them are…the brothers are the best guys around and are doing great with the place…the avgs. are updated evedyday. I like the place and the people who work there…and if the place was going down the {deleted} it doesn’t look at way everynite when i go up…

Comment Date: 3/25/2009 Name: Anonymous
The place is going to close. This might be their last year. They s*cked the last penny they can out of the place and there is nothing left but to sell/lease the building. These brothers are the {deleted} of the bowling industry.

Comment Date: 3/11/2009 Name: none
Sky Top is ok if you want really low scores due to the lack of maintenance, like they only oil the lanes about 4 times a week, it takes them 5 days to update the weekly league averages, they have rude staff, and so on.

Comment Date: 2/12/2009 Name: Kris
Sky top lanes is a great place to bowl with an old time feel to it. Scoring the game yourself is part of the game. Just because you don’t understand how and they dont have electronic screens doesnt make it no good. Go any weeknight you’ll see the lanes are full. There is a league everynight mon-fri and everyone is having a great time. You will find the owners there watching and willing to give you tips to improve your game. Open your eyes just cause it doesnt have neon lights and automatic screening doesnt mean its going under.

Comment Date: 1/25/2009 Name: alexandra ryan
it is really a good place to have some real fun

Comment Date: 1/21/2009 Name: Anonymous
The place is old and has not been updated since it was first built. The owners pocket all the profits and put nothing back into the center. Its like bowling in the 60’s. If you want to drink and bowl, then go there and have a good time, if you are serious bowler, then please go somewhere else.

Comment Date: 1/9/2009 Name: alexandra ryan
it is a great place to have some real fun and excitment plus i bowl there on a league

Comment Date: 12/1/2008 Name: alexandra
greta place to kick some but

Comment Date: 9/30/2008 Name: Me
Good Place for a Good Time =]

Comment Date: 7/22/2008 Name: Male
Hey Female, exactly how do you score yourself ?

Comment Date: 7/19/2008 Name: female
I happen to think Sky Top is just fine. It is more fun to score yourself. Get a clue!

Comment Date: 6/28/2008 Name: Bill
When you are “hanging out” are you spending money ? Oh, thats right, you buy one soda with two straws or one beer and sip it all night. Even at $50 per drink, the place will not stay open much longer. Talk to the brothers, I believe only one of them wants to stay in the business. They took every dime they could out of the business and put nothing back into it. They deserve to go out of business.

Comment Date: 5/11/2008 Name: Michelle
I don’t care what any of you say. Sky Top is the best place to hang out and bowl. I go all the time with my friends and we all have sooo much fun.

Comment Date: 4/7/2008 Name: Anonymous
Sorry but your wrong – Sky Top has never been remodeled (except for masking units), still has old wood lanes and extremely old ball returns, and no automatic scoring. That is the reason the place has lost business, not because of the no smoking ban. Had money been put into the center they would be doing fine.

Comment Date: 4/1/2008 Name: jason
To answer the question “what changed at sky top”
Since the CT “no smoking law went into affect. the owner lost about half of his business.
Only half of the lanes were being used. So like any business they looked for options on how to survive. The owners decided to lease out the other half of the lanes that wen’t being used and renovated them into to a health club (Energy Fitness). If anybody thinks skytop is going under . They are crazy. I noticed that they are doing a very brisk business. Sky Top will be around for a very long time.

Comment Date: 3/9/2008 Name: anonymous
SkyTop lanes is a very fun and good place to bowl. The people are very nice and the actual bowling there is inexpensive for the most part. It is a fun place to bowl.

Comment Date: 2/22/2008 Name: Anonymous
Yes Sky Top Lanes is wooden lanes, and it’s not as updated as other lanes but it’s a great bowling alley. The staff is friendly & helpful, and the place is kept clean. There are only 20 lanes now instead of 40 becuz there wasn’t much business coming in. So to everyone that is complaining about that now too bad you didnt take the time out to go before. I heard they are getting electronic scoring but thats probably about as updated as they will get. Some of us still love wooden lanes. Yeah sometimes the ball doesn’t react the way you want it to but a good bowler knows how to fix the problem. There is an arcade now. The place is great, and it’s got the oldschool feel to it.

Comment Date: 2/20/2008 Name: Anonymous
What did they change ?

Comment Date: 2/9/2008 Name: nobody
to the message down below they have just re did the place so it might be no it has a acarde

Comment Date: 10/22/2007 Name: Anonymous
Another bowling center that will not be around in 5 years. They have not updated the place since it was originally built and now they took away half the lanes. Writing on the wall, we are closing soon. If you bowl there, you better find another place soon !

Comment Date: 11/23/2006 Name: Anonymous
Every once in a while the lanes are good for my ball. But i’m yet to get a reactive ball and maybe i’ll do alot better. Most of the time the lanes are medium to heavy oil. The price did go up but not too much. Other than that Sky Top’s is good.

Comment Date: 10/30/2006 Name: Jesse O.
Place is sick dood.

Comment Date: 10/30/2006 Name: Brandon
Sky Top is great if you bowl like me. I’m all over the place so its good that its wide open. And the nachos are good put you’ll pay in the end!

Comment Date: 6/15/2006 Name: Justin Seddon
these lanes blow. i have a reactive ball and it won’t hook. i hate myself because i s*ck. my average is 82.5.

Comment Date: 2/8/2006 Name: Justin Seddon
I think that the lanes are pretty good there. I bowl in two leagues there and I am doing good for the age of 14.

Comment Date: 12/13/2005 Name: Albert Fields
I bowl in a league at Sky Top and I think it is a real nice center for bowling.. Keep up the good work..

Comment Date: 10/5/2005 Name: Jesse
sky top Rolls baby!!!!

Comment Date: 2/15/2005 Name: Jessica
Sky Top Lanes is one of the best bowling alleys that I have ever been to. It’s a great place to go on a Friday night when you want to go out with your friends. Everyone I know always makes their plans at Sky Top Lanes. Just check it out for yourself…you’ll like it!

Comment Date: 11/11/2004 Name: Anonymous
I go to Sky Top Lanes every Friday night. I think I have the most fun there than I have all week. All the people there are really nice and will help you out in any way you need it. The food is awesome, when you go, try the wingdings and popcorn chicken!! The alley is really clean. The bowling ball weights are easy to find, and I don’t have any problem putting my feet into the previously used shoes, I know they are safe! If you are looking to get away from home and/or want a night of fun, then head on over to Sky Top Lanes!

Comments about Sky Top Lanes, good and bad, are the opinions of visitors to this website and do not reflect the feelings and opinions of This section is the result of the immense feedback from website visitors who have felt a need to express their positive and negative experinces about a particular bowling center. No entry to this list will be posted until verified by a real person to ensure that NO vulgarity is posted. However, we WILL NOT censor a visitor’s comments about a negative experience and invite the centers to post their response.