Florence Bowl

Florence Bowl

  Name: Florence Bowl  
  Address: 7500 Sussex Drive  
  City: Florence  
  State: KY  
  Zip: 41042  
  Phone: (859) 371-9550  
  Lane Type: Wood  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: None  
How Does Florence Bowl Rate?
Votes:    646
Lanes: Actual Value is 0.3
Food: Actual Value is 0.3
Price: Actual Value is 0.4
Fun: Actual Value is 0.4
Overall: Actual Value is 0.3
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Florence Bowl Comments

Comment Date: 6/12/2011 Name: Matt
How much longer will this place be in business?

Comment Date: 3/8/2011 Name: Dave
The alley is what you want from a traditional bowler’s perspective–clean, straight lanes with little or no malfunctions, plenty of easy parking, and a good snack bar with reasonable prices. On the flip side, they really do need to work on their staffing issues. I have been there three times in the seven months, and have experienced rudeness with the counter people every time. On New Year’s Eve (12/31/2010), 14 of us went bowling, including my family of six, and two more families and a few of their friends. We called in advance to check lanes, times, and pricing, and were told we could bowl up until 10pm, when the lanes would switch over the New Year’s Eve Special event. Upon check-in at 8:00pm, the attendant (a moderately tattooed female) was visibly anxious and hurried us through the process of getting our shoes and taking our money, while advising us we could bowl until 9:30pm. I questioned it, citing what the manager had told me earlier in the day, because I had coordinated the trip with two other families. She was rude, stating she could give us until 9:40-9_45, then we had to clear the lanes or she would charge us Event pricing. Not a good way to start the night. She also made comments as she ran to the show room that there were “too many damn kids and drunks here tonight…” I had a similar experience with a desk person on my previous visit where the guy actually cursed and blew smoke in my face while running the register. Anyway, true to her word, she made an announcement and began shutting-off the lanes mid-game at 9:35pm. By 9:45pm, all lanes were dark and a lot of unhappy families and friends were making their way out of the door. I do like the Bowling Alley, and had considered it a nice community place to go up until a few years ago. Now it seems to be run by “carnies” who don’t care about the customer, as long as they’re getting the mighty buck, and the place reeks of cigarette smoke. From a pure marketing perspective, their recipe for customer service won’t keep them in business very long.

Comment Date: 1/5/2010 Name: matt hibbard
as a former bowler there for nearly 6 years. i really loved these lanes and wished that it would not have got shut down. i used to average a 94 but went all the way up to a 190 average there and i was only 15 with an average of 190 and qualified for district championships through florence bowl 5 times and made state my last year before i moved to louisville.

Comment Date: 12/31/2009 Name: JD
This bowling alley is one of my favorites in NKY because the simplicity of it. For me there has never been a technical error or the pins setting up incorrectly. However the workers are very bitter and don’t seem like they want my business

Comment Date: 10/16/2009 Name: THE WHOLE SHOW!!!!!!!!!!! CWB
Hey Timmy. your an idiot. its a bathroom and actually they are cleaner than most bowling alleys restrooms. If u walked all the way around to the back of the building to use the restroom you are definitely an idiot. As far as the rude emploees go maybe they are not rude maybe its just that you are a {deleted}!!!! now take that to the bank {deleted}!!!!

Comment Date: 10/7/2009 Name: Timmy
Your bowling alley id filthy, and rude people work there. Restrooms so dirty walked around back to use restroom

Comment Date: 10/7/2009 Name: league bowler
i really enjoy bowling here. For the most part the shot is always good and some of the people that work here are very friendly, some are rude but the ones that are nice make up for it.

Comment Date: 9/10/2009 Name: tnm
you people should take the extra money you are making on beer and use it to buy some oil.

Comment Date: 8/31/2009 Name: TC
I really like this place. the shot is good and most of the employees are friendly. The only thing i have a problem with is the beer and liquor prices being to high.

Comment Date: 8/26/2009 Name: Bob
We come into your rundown, dirty bowling alley and spend our hard earned money to bowl and drink and have fun and all you people do is raise your prices to make things worse for us. Why don’t you do something to show us that you appreciate our business, quit taking for yourselves and give something back to the bowlers.

Comment Date: 8/26/2009 Name: Dan
The league season is just starting and these people had the nerve to raise beer prices. lets see, the shot s*cked last year, the shot s*cked this summer, the shot s*cks now so lets raise beer prices and really p*ss the bowlers off. I hope my league goes somewhere else if they don’t I will.

Comment Date: 8/24/2009 Name: League Bowler
I really enjoy bowling here but the beer prices are to high and they still have some pretty worthless employees. The guy with the glasses and the foul mouth Phil, the only thing he is good for is wasting oxygen and p*ssing people off. The guy Ken that works saturday nights is just flat out rude. This bowling alley would be a lot better off without these 2 idiots!

Comment Date: 6/14/2009 Name: Matt
Specials going on now:
All You Can Bowl
Friday Nights 6P-9P and 9P-12A
$9.00 per person
All You Can Bowl
Saturday Nights 6P-9P and 10P-1A
$9.00 per person
$1.00 per game
Monday 12P-3P and 6P-Close
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 6P-Close
Where else are you going to find great deals like these?

Comment Date: 6/10/2009 Name: Matt
For those complaining that they are not open that often, their summer hours are different. They are open more during the fall winter. Their summer hours as of 6/10.
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 12-3. Reopen @ 6:00P
Tuesday: 6PM-Close
Wednesday: 6PM-Close
Thursday: 6PM-Close
Friday: 6PM-Close
Saturday: 6PM-Close
Specials: $1.00 game Monday nights 6P-10P
AYCB: Friday & Saturday Nights $12.00 per person.
Coming later in the summer:
Sizzling Summer Special $1.00 per game every day.

Comment Date: 6/3/2009 Name: Kelly
I think the place is great… I enjoy going there and the staff is friendly and helpful. It is an old facility, but love the wood lanes… better than the plastic they usually put in now. You have to keep you own score… but that makes it fun too and helps everyone understand the game better. Great time for a low price. We go as often as possible. Wish they were open more hours and marketed the place better to bring in more people…

Comment Date: 5/25/2009 Name: Matt
I see nothing wrong with this place. Where else can you bowl for $1.00 a game on Sundays & Mondays? Gale, I don’t see this place shutting down anytime soon. STaff treats me like I wanna be treated. I have no problems with them. To the person who inquired about the guy that worked there during the summer, the one with the moustache & glasses, his name is Alan.

Comment Date: 5/9/2009 Name: kristina
i was thinking of going to the facilities but all the bad feed back made me change my mind thanks for not making me wast my time or money

Comment Date: 3/5/2009 Name: mike
The place is terrible old outta date dirty and the staff is so rude the lanes you dont need to got to kings island for a roller coster just roll your ball on any lane

Comment Date: 2/17/2009 Name: CS
Good Fun, Great prices compared to other local centers. Friendly, helpful staff. Yes it’s an older house, but such great value for your dollar for families and parties. They even let you bring in food for parties rather than order from them. Where else can you bowl for $1.00 a game on Sundays and Mondays? That’s way cheaper than taking your family to the movies, out to dinner, etc. Give it a try.

Comment Date: 1/25/2009 Name: TC
I kinda like the place. Yeah, it’s old,and the lanes need some work, but if you just wanna practice,hang out with friends, drink a beer or two, and don’t care about flashing disco balls and really loud annoying music, why not try it. It probably isn’t for young people though. One universal bowling tip…don’t get the soles of your shoes wet!

Comment Date: 1/22/2009 Name: Rachel
This is a good ol fashion bowling alley. Not all high tech. The way the game suppost to be played unless you are an idiot and cant keep score yourself. Great Staff and good times

Comment Date: 1/22/2009 Name: rocket
I went for the first time this past week, I really enjoyed myself. Yes its older and you have to keep your own score…but it was a lot of fun, I enjoyed the crowd, music, etc. I thought they do a good job keeping it clean.

Comment Date: 1/18/2009 Name: Susan
What happen to that girl that was agood worker i think her name was Patty I like her work she was fast on getting your drinks and food and she kept up on your tables i’ll miss her, wish she was here the other girl working out on the tables are to slow and some of the other workers are to and rude, they dont know good help when they got it around here they seem to disapear and that s*cks u need to get your good workes back and get rid of the slow ones.

Comment Date: 10/28/2008 Name: concerned
the place is good but their never opened so whats the purpose of haveing business if you keep your doors locked makes no sense to me

Comment Date: 10/18/2008 Name: Hope
I love florence bowl. I just hate there web site you cant find out about the leagues on line. They need to make there web site better.

Comment Date: 9/15/2008 Name: Uncle Sam
its cheap, not the best facility but you get what you pay for.

Comment Date: 7/6/2008 Name: sam freeman
florence bowl is a well kept facility where you can enjoy yourself. The staff is very helpful and always willing to make your night out a good one

Comment Date: 6/22/2008 Name: anon
hey yall yes i said yall cause im from here{deleted}.florence is a great facility but yes they do need better music

Comment Date: 4/26/2008 Name: league
last season here this bowling alley is the pits

Comment Date: 4/26/2008 Name: league
thank our decided to go elsewhere this center is just awful

Comment Date: 3/29/2008 Name: anonymous
I like Florence Bowl – it’s small, friendly and the folks in the pro shop are great! I know it’s an older house, but the lanes are still good and I like keeping score myself. I also like that I’m not forced to listen to loud, bad music like some of the other local houses. don’t diss it till you try it.

Comment Date: 2/22/2008 Name: jonathan
I’ll admit its dark and dirty there, but im in a league and i like the way the lanes are set up

Comment Date: 1/26/2008 Name: Proof Read
Most of you are giving bowling itself a bad name. Your incorrect use of “was” is hilarious. I guess the stereotype of bowlers being hillbillies is correct. I’m going to check out this house my house. Go back to school.

Comment Date: 12/24/2007 Name:  Anonymous
awesome place if you like to spend your time in a dark dirty place other than that the place down right is really terrible

Comment Date: 12/16/2007 Name: Anonymous
very dark and this place smells like crap.. whoever reads this i;m warning you don’t bowl here

Comment Date: 12/10/2007 Name: Matt
I was there friday nite to bowl and the place was dirty dark and the restrooms was nasty and the people was rude

Comment Date: 12/9/2007 Name: League Bowler
The house is a older house but it is clean and the people are very friendly.They put out a good shot with plenty of oil. I read some of the comments on the lanes and this is noway true. Someone must be trying to make them look bad or something.I have seen many 300’s shot just on my league this year.I even seen a 800 series.How anyone can say the lanes s*ck and are dry are not true at all.Their prices on bowling and bar are the cheapiest I have seen in our area. The owner even takes time out to talk with the bowlers and gets to know them.They do have bright lights over the carpet area but I know our league does not want them on. The bathrooms are clean and decorated nicely. Someone made a comment that the bathrooms are dirty. This is not true of all the times I’m in there. Over all I think they are doing a pretty good job considering its a older house.

Comment Date: 12/7/2007 Name: Rick
I have been bowling at Florence Bowl for 20 Years. I was president of the largest league at Florence Bowl Tuesday Night. I have alway found the owners very friendly and helpful. It’s true the place has seen better years, but so have I. I like the people and lanes. If you look at other bowling centers notice how many hit they have. I think someone is out to hurt these people.

Comment Date: 12/5/2007 Name: Heather
Wheres the guy that worked there in the summer with glasses i forget his name but he was awesome real frienly and actually tried his best to take care of us unlike the guy thats there now randy really rude i liked the guy in the summer he was good

Comment Date: 12/3/2007 Name: Mark
Hey Bill Mcclure kick these people out of florence and come back and bring your lookout crew those people rocked and knew how to treat their people and run a bowling alley right now this place is sinking fast our league wont be back without major changes bring back the whole lookout crew thats why we came here to begin with we thought they was going to follow one more lie we was told lookout rocked florence could with the right people

Comment Date: 12/3/2007 Name: Heather
i’m tired of my kids hearing about the sex from that one foul mouth person Phil who care’s care how many girl’s you do at once and what you do with them my kids sure don’t need to know that i’m quitting my league cause of this i’m sick of it

Comment Date: 12/3/2007 Name: Dennis
This would be a good place to bowl if it had better ownership people who knew how to run a business this place is dark old looking it needs a refesh job done on it the people have let it run down so bad i dont think it will be what it use to be again

Comment Date: 12/2/2007 Name: Sam
I liked Bowling at Lookout Bowl But now its gone the people was friendly and you felt like you was welcome you dont get that at florence bowl the place is dark and the lighing s*cks the lane conditioning is ok but not like lookout needs more lighting or windows,needs new paint job to brighten the place and its to cold in the bathrooms,needs better setting in the place.

Comment Date: 11/22/2007 Name: HEATHER
Great place if you want your kids to hear about sex from their employees the guy with glasses phil i think his his name nasty guy foul mouth

Comment Date: 11/19/2007 Name: Carol
Well i was going to leave a comment but after reading all the comments on this place i found i do not need to they express my experence at florence bowl perfectly i could not add anything more

Comment Date: 11/15/2007 Name: Mike
I love this place NOT!!!!!!!!!!! Be real this place is the worse of the worse dirty nasty dark just awful

Comment Date: 11/14/2007 Name: Jackie
Oh my god !! nasty just a nasty place

Comment Date: 11/11/2007 Name: steve
went there to bowl and have fun well not a goodtime its so dark in this place you cant see where you walk the bathrooms are filthyand the place is just run down really bad terrible

Comment Date: 11/7/2007 Name: James
I dont know but its not much of a bowling alley and its too dark must be hindng the fact thats it run down and dirty and please wear a body glove if you really have to use the bathroom as for bowling good luck those lanes are terrible but at least they have lites over them

Comment Date: 11/2/2007 Name: Judy
total waste of time and money lousey place filthy

Comment Date: 10/31/2007 Name: jim

Comment Date: 10/30/2007 Name: Gail
mama said if you cant say any thing good dont say any thing at all

Comment Date: 10/28/2007 Name: Ben
went to have and bowl what i got was the worse time i ever had dirty run down and very rude people ill never go back bad very bad

Comment Date: 10/18/2007 Name: susan
dirty place run down never open bad times

Comment Date: 10/16/2007 Name: Kriss
the worse time i ever had worse place i ever ben just awful people are rude

Comment Date: 10/15/2007 Name: Mandy
awful just awful

Comment Date: 10/15/2007 Name: JAKE
What a diry place man its filthy

Comment Date: 10/13/2007 Name: Mary
Oh my god what a bunch of really rude people and the place can you say 60’s run down

Comment Date: 10/11/2007 Name: Jeff
Question is this place ever open

Comment Date: 10/10/2007 Name: Mike
man they have some nerve to even call this place a bowling alley it is the worse excuse for a bowling alley i have seen it is filty lanes never any oil and the lanes look nasty

Comment Date: 10/10/2007 Name: Erin
my god the worse time i ever had i had to wait forever at counter just to get a soda nobody there lanes broke down had to move then i had to move again and they are very rude to you the place is dirty plaes clean your restrooms

Comment Date: 10/9/2007 Name: Stan
this place is just terrible its dirty run down never any oil on the lanes i mean dry lanes i bowl in a league there but its my last year to bowl there just try to get service really rude old man it takes you yen min sometimes to just get a beer if you want to bowl and get good scores and have fun floence is not the place

Comment Date: 10/5/2007 Name: Jan
just awlfull the worse place i ever visited

Comment Date: 9/28/2007 Name: Bob
pretty bad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 9/21/2007 Name: Mike
Hello are they ever open i mean really this place is closed more than they are open so they should just close down ps when and if you can get in its the dirties worse place you could ever go to and dito about service they have no help just rude people

Comment Date: 9/17/2007 Name: JOHN
just few words you get no service at florence they have no help the place is the worst of the worst if you go to bowl to have a goodtime you should think about a differant bowling alley

Comment Date: 9/13/2007 Name: Dave
This place is terrible they have no help therethey get rid of the good help and put in a really rude old man you have wait forever to be served the lanes s*ck really run dont go there if you ever want to get served or have anyone clean your table i cannot fiquare out why my league bowls there and will vote to go elsewhere or at least take my team elsewhere good luck florence bowl you lost a lot of teams this year wait till next year with the lousy service and rude employees you have there its my last year there and many more i know will do the same florence bowl s*cks bigtime really bad place terrible and im not paying for that {deleted}omore

Comment Date: 9/13/2007 Name: Gale
Well my mother always told me if theirs nothing good you can say about something dont say anything so i guess i wont oh but wait min their is one good thing i can say about florence bowl and that is thank GOD it will be closed soon

Comment Date: 4/19/2007 Name: P J
The place is old and does need some touch up done to it but they are friendly there and the place is clean and they do need up to date music and i like the prices of bowling

Comment Date: 4/19/2007 Name: A friend
The place is old and does need work done to it but the people are friendly and it is clean and the price is cheaper then the auto scoring blowing alleys and they do need to play better music some update music please

Comment Date: 2/25/2007 Name: JDS
bad house

Comment Date: 2/25/2007 Name: bowl-for-aver.
lane’s need work done too them very old house.

Comment Date: 1/13/2007 Name: Lane master 300
Horrible facility!!! Workers there dont care about the bowlers, no atomatic tele-a-scores, and old smoke filled facility. If you do go there to bowl bring only a target zone or plastic ball and dont be suprised if it hooks in the heads right out of your hands.

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