Willi Bowl

Willi Bowl

  Name: Willi Bowl  
  Address: 292 Boston Post Road  
  City: N. Windham  
  State: CT  
  Zip: 06256  
  Phone: (860) 456-2695  
  Hours: Sun – Thur 12pm-10pm; Fri & Sat 12pm – Midnight  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: Snack Bar  
  Comments: Lounge, Arcade Games, Pool, Darts, Automatic Scoring  
How Does Willi Bowl Rate?
Votes:    136
Lanes: Actual Value is 2.5Actual Value is 2.5Actual Value is 2.5
Food: Actual Value is 2.5Actual Value is 2.5Actual Value is 2.5
Price: Actual Value is 2.4Actual Value is 2.4Actual Value is 2.4
Fun: Actual Value is 2.7Actual Value is 2.7Actual Value is 2.7
Overall: Actual Value is 2.6Actual Value is 2.6Actual Value is 2.6
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Willi Bowl Comments
Comment Date: 10/15/2014 Name: Willi Bowl Manager – Leah
Yes, Willi Bowl’s reputation has been tarnished over the years but as of September 2014 it is under new management. We recently purchased brand new pins, balls and shoes. We have set up cameras in the parking lots, and routinely patrol the lot for suspicious activity. The new management is working hard to improve the reputation of Willi Bowl and to provide a safe environment for all of our guests. Thursdays are our new $1 Night. We offer $1 Bowling, $1 Beer & $1 Fries! Friday & Saturday nights are Cosmic Bowling after 6 PM. We have a youth league for ages 6-17 on Saturday mornings. If you have any suggestions please email us at Willibowl1961@gmaildotcom. Come on down and give us another try!

Comment Date: 8/17/2014 Name: Anonimous
Willi bowl is not what it used to be many years ago. The only thing Willi bowl is good for now these days is to pick up low life trailer trash women, who sleep with the guys that play pool at the bar…whether they are married or not. It is a shame!

Comment Date: 11/21/2011 Name: Anonymous
Lets be honest Willi Bowl is a cheep dive bar with a lot of townies and fights that just also happens to have bowling….. it is fantastic! (p.s. any place where people get jumped and stabbed regularly in the parking lot is not a family fun center)

Comment Date: 11/12/2011 Name: Anonymous
How much u have to pay for every qame? In cludinq the shoes?!

Comment Date: 8/14/2011 Name: Anonymous
Joe runs the pro shop

Comment Date: 3/16/2011 Name: Anonymous
who runs the pro shop ?

Comment Date: 2/25/2011 Name: Anonymous
Willi Bowl is an OK place. The lanes are synthetic and usually there is a good shot but the mechanicals are old and not always reliable. Since the most recent attempt at selling the place fell apart the owner has started putting some money into the place and it’s looking better. The pro-shop has also been taken over by someone who knows what he is doing.

Comment Date: 12/29/2010 Name: untitled
Worst place ever. Lane broke down at least 5 times during one game. Wanted a pizza that they had to order from dominos. Ordered it and then sold the slices individually to other customers and had to wait for another pizza to arrive. Never going back.

Comment Date: 11/19/2010 Name: Anonymous
Thats too bad. I used to bowl tournaments at Willie and liked the place. Sad to see that another bowling center is on the brink of closing.

Comment Date: 7/1/2010 Name: sad
Willi Bowl used to be a nice place to go but the current owner is running it into the ground. He doesn’t fix ANYTHING and I think he is waiting for the last few league bowlers to leave so he can say he had no choice but to close it down. The place used to be packed every night and now they can’t even fill the few leagues that are left. Everyone is sick of what he has done to the once thriving place.

Comment Date: 3/29/2010 Name: Tarnished gamehens looking for a good time
if any turkeys wanna bahk up a good time sometime lets meet at willi!!!!

Comment Date: 3/13/2010 Name: Anonymous
Sure the lanes may be a little weak, but in the end no one is doing anything wrong except the owner. That being said people that bowl here need to know how to have fun, because thats what the sport is about. Lanes are inconsistent about everywhere, so if you live nearby, why would you travel 40 minutes away to norwich to do the same thing you would do 5 minutes away?

Comment Date: 1/5/2010 Name: anonymous
I have been on a pool league out of Cedarwood Lounge (the bar at Willi Bowl). Monday nights used to be packed with leaguers and regular patrons. I have heard leagues have died off because of the poor upkeep on the lanes. 2 years ago they did advertise on cable, unfortunately these days owners can’t afford to “spend money to make money”, it takes all the income to just keep the building open.

Comment Date: 12/4/2009 Name: Anonymous
I go to wilibowl all the time and I love it. Its conveniently placed near everything and as long as your there to have a good time the staff is wonderful and attentive. Its also very convenient that the cedarwood is connected so if you are twenty one you can go and have a few drinks and play pool after you bowl or while your family bowls 😉

Comment Date: 10/10/2009 Name: Anonymous
All around Family Fun.Great for Birthday Parties. Special 99cent bowling on Tuesday. Lounge has DJ and Karaoke on the weekends and drink specials. Kitchen has improved greatly and resonable prices.

Comment Date: 9/1/2009 Name: deb l
i have been bowling at willi bowl since i was 5 years old. i love my nights out bowling it takes away alot of stress. i would love to see the lanes and approches work better. i used to work as a lane porter while going to high school. i also worked in the kitchen i loved my job and meeting lots of people.i grow up at the willi bowl.

Comment Date: 8/14/2009 Name: Went There
I agree with “fun but kinda out of order” and can appreciate the financial challenge of operating an independent bowling center like this, but what is the expression… “you have to spend money to make money”? For instance I can’t help but notice that it is 2009 and this bowling center still does not have a website… the only way I found out about the summer specials was because I saw the center listed on this site (there’s a bowling alley there?!) and then I took to the highway and drove over and physically walked up to the doors and saw the photocopied 8 1/2 x 11 flier taped to the door. Do they do any advertising at all? I don’t know but I suspect that very few of the thousands of college students down the road even know of the existence of this place!

Comment Date: 8/6/2009 Name: g2
willi bowl is fun but kinda out of order but really cut the workers some slack. were just there to bowl not to look at all the stuff they do wrong,people need to live a little just bowl and have a good time that is what it is for. 🙂

Comment Date: 8/4/2009 Name: THANK YOU
as the ceo of douglas manor, we take our elders ther all the time and the lanes are always working and the price is good and also the food is to die for. we thank willi bowl for great service and we support them thru these tough time.

Comment Date: 6/27/2009 Name: Went There
In the summer of 2009 they have (or “had” depending on when you’re reading this) a really great special of 99 cents per game Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If you have your own shoes then this is pretty close to free entertainment! Great for learning the game too since the investment is so low. However it looks like the specials go away in the Fall. I think it normally should be $3.50 per game here (like Bowl-A-Rama on the Berlin Turnpike in Newington) not $4.00. The lanes do appear to break down a lot. But I had fun there!

Comment Date: 3/26/2009 Name: HD
The guy who runs Willibowl has a really short temper, and doesn’t know how to work anything. He will make fun of you and belittle you. The rest of the staff is pleasant though. They have good beer specials and there is food but not really recommended. The lanes are broken and sometimes its a waste to go for the two hours (cosmic) because of how much time it takes on fixing the lanes. I really enjoy bowling that’s probably why I still go here.

Comment Date: 3/26/2009 Name: Fruitcake
The place is a dump. The cosmic bowling is not as good as it used to be. The music i bad and some of the scoring screens don’t work right. The only reason I go there is because I don’t know how to keep score.

Comment Date: 3/22/2009 Name: Ernie
Prices are nuts, Should close down,lanes break

Comment Date: 1/10/2009 Name: T
Last I knew people that work in alleys get a real check so it must be a real job.Hey ZTB maybe you should get a life and maybe a hobby other than writing on sites you probably know nothing about??…Maybe you can’t pick up a 12lb “rock” or maybe you just never got a strike.Good news though they have coaches for people like u =)

Comment Date: 1/11/2008 Name: .::ZTB::.
Get a job and get a real skill, what are you doing with your lives? Put down the 12 lb rock and stop tossing it at pins in order to make yourself feel superior -.::ZTB::.

Comment Date: 9/18/2007 Name: Anonymous
the comment written in sept. about the fall season was the manager writing it. willi bowl will be sold by the end of 2007, and the owner could care less about the fall leagues.

Comment Date: 9/2/2007 Name: Cassie
Willi bowl is a great place to hang out with friends and family! I love making plans and going to lock-ins there!!

Comment Date: 7/10/2007 Name: Someone Who Knows
The Managment Paul Spoke Of Is No Longer With The Company. Contary To Rumor Willi Bowl Will Be Open For The Fall Bowling Season.

Comment Date: 3/27/2007 Name: Paul
Willibowl’s managment has changed and the customer service is lacking more than ever. I wouldn’t suggest going there if you want to be treated as a person.

Comment Date: 2/22/2007 Name: unknown
I love to bowl and it is some where fun to hang out with family or friends, i would reccomend it to any looking to have a good time!!!

Comment Date: 2/21/2007 Name: dump
willi bowl is a dump

Comment Date: 1/22/2007 Name: anonymous
willi bowl is the best bowling alley in the entire world… if any one thinks differently then you s*ck… its the best place to teach those little ones the art of bowling… and for the advanced bowlers its a great place to start a league… and check out the cosmic bowling on friday and saturday nights… 🙂

Comment Date: 1/20/2007 Name: george alvarez
well this place is cool… but i think they should make the prices cheaper like a game…. but i think the cosmic bowling is cool and its a good price…

Comment Date: 10/1/2006 Name: dave
I love willi bowl, its so awesome, my favorite is the bowling. Thanks for a great time willi bowl

Comment Date: 5/15/2006 Name: Alyssa

Comment Date: 4/28/2006 Name: blah
Willibowl is awesome, if I could live there I would.

Comment Date: 1/2/2006 Name: Steve
The lanes are great. I normally bowl in Norwich and get frustrated a lot, but I actually have a good time at Willi Bowl.

Comment Date: 11/29/2005 Name: Annonymous
The lanes break a lot, or maybe that’s all bowling lanes. The service is decent and the prices are a lot if you don’t own shoes or are not in the league. Manager is very nice.

Comment Date: 9/29/2005 Name: greg
The price is way tooooo much!!!!!

Comment Date: 1/30/2005 Name: Jordan
Good lanes. Good alley.

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