Wonder Bowl

Wonder Bowl

  Name: Wonder Bowl  
  Address: 66 Hathaway Road  
  City: New Bedford  
  State: MA  
  Zip: 02746  
  Phone: (508) 993-1746  
  Hours: 9am – Mid Su-Th, 9a – 1am Fri and Sat  
  Lane Type:  
  Pro Shop: No  
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How Does Wonder Bowl Rate?
Votes:    116
Lanes: Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9
Food: Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8
Price: Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8
Fun: Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8
Overall: Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8
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Wonder Bowl Comments

Comment Date: 5/11/2012 Name: Cape Cod
@ Happy Drinker thanks for the TIP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 5/8/2012 Name: EP Bowler
@Happy Drinker maybe it would be cheaper to drink at home just saying!

Comment Date: 5/7/2012 Name: Happy Drinker
I used to bowl at EP but cant bowl anymore but still drank there. I was sad when they let two of my favorite bartenders go, kathy and colin. Their heavy pours were the best. To my surprise colin is here at wonder bowl. If you want to get drunk go here. $4.50 captain and cokes with 2/3 captain on a friday or saturday night. who cares if the bands are crap. the drinks are way cheap and full of booze. great place to start and get a real buzz without spending lots of money.

Comment Date: 5/6/2012 Name: Duh
@EP Bowler no worry what goes around comes around! Wait n see how many teams are leaving EP Lanes and what leagues are going North literally!
WTG ownership! Great job on the interviewing process and choice! We the bowlers DON’T like the present GM and we DON’T have to stay at EP Lanes! We have other choices & we are taken them!

Comment Date: 5/4/2012 Name: EP Bowler
@Anonymous Insider So since you know EP well are you saying they wanted the previous GM out because he was DOING his job? Sounds about right! To bad blood is thicker than water because blood doesn’t work!!! Known FACT!
People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, they forget where they came from but the longevity former employees DON’T forget where they were then and now!

Comment Date: 4/30/2012 Name: EP Bowler
@Annoyed Customer I agree on the commment about the Pro shop owner being the only decent manager in 5 years. A certain bowler that we all know kept writing on the blog”he was always in the pro shop” blah blah blah really? Maybe just maybe that was the agreement that was made, at least he was there EVERYNIGHT night and day unlike this GM as well as he worked WITH the employness not AGAINST them like this GM! THis GM brought in his “other” half, a family member and it is pretty evident they are treated a whole lot different than than the long term employees of EP but who would see that or know that? The owners are NEVER on site at EP then they wonder why their business is off! Whatever as we all know what goes around comes around!
P&G; should put a survey on the concourse, I bet they WON’T like what’s written! The truth always prevails!
“all set” only worries about how much $$$ can be made to run to TR!

Comment Date: 4/30/2012 Name: Anonymous
@Anonymous Insider wow you know it ALL! Seriously

Comment Date: 4/29/2012 Name: Anonymous Insider
@ Annoyed Customer. To make you understand Joe H. the owner stepson is the one who hired Ed to work at the EP Lanes center. Debbie his wife did not like the previous manager because she and her husband Joe got caught doing things (stealing and giving away liquor). SO what they like to do was to put the blame other employees.

Comment Date: 4/28/2012 Name: Anonymous Insider
Don’t waste your time and breath Telling the owners because they do not listen. EP LANES is going under really fast due to one rude GM Mr. {deleted} ED. He needs to learn how to Manage a Business. He should try to take a class in Management and one for how to talk to employees and customers.

Comment Date: 4/28/2012 Name: Annoyed Customer
I was talking about Wonder Bowl. I have since found out he is the owner’s son. But as for EP, I found out he was the brain child to fire the previous manager that was at wonder bowl and was moved to EP and brought in the guy that liked to golf. He quit because of the waitress that is married to the other son of the owner. They replaced him with the pro shop owner. Who from what I can tell was the only decent manager in the past 5 years. The brain child actually hired the guy that is there now before actually firing the pro shop owner. I found this out by getting the wonder bowl manager drunk at the Westport lanes they own.

Comment Date: 4/27/2012 Name: NEWSFLASH
Comment Date: 4/26/2012 Name: negativity….
Negativity is amongst the employees and it was always like this. People should do their own job and not be so concerned with everyone else. All the leagues are returning and new ones too so that’s a good sign! A select-few employees can’t keep a good company down so don’t waste your time put it to good use and just do your job.
Comment Date: 4/27/2012 Name: IF YOU ONLY HAD A BRAIN
@Negativity ….So, you say all leagues are returning and new ones at that, NOW REALLY…Lets start with the two big leagues, Reno and Monday Nite mens..4 in Reno and at least 5 teams on Monday Mens aren’t returning..AND how about the Memorial Nurses League that walked out in January.. OK ,your turn, tells us what you know about new leagues ,PLEASE..another Einstein Moment..

Comment Date: 4/27/2012 Name: PAY ATTENTION PLEAAASE
Comment Date: 1/8/2012 Name: League Bowler
East Providence Lanes they need to get rid of the new manager who has a bad reputation throughout the bowling centers in Rhode Island and in other businesses that he had managed and went downhill under his management.

Comment Date: 4/21/2012 Name: Soon to be former EP Bowler!
@Annoyed Customer I totally agree with the way the GM manages the EP Bowling Center! Hard to believe “ownership” handed the keys to this *&^$…and WALKED AWAY! All previous managers (all 8 of them) were micro-managed 99.9%! Well EP is the biggest loser 99.9%! Go read their site bowlers are not happy and no one cares! Sad,EP Lanes was well respected before this GM.
Many of us are not coming back in September for many reasons: Lane conditions the BIGGEST ISSUE,terminating forcing good employees out,harassing good employees,place is dirty,litter all over the parking lot,with previous management the place sparkled! Yeah there issues but certainly NOT on this level. At least the employees,bowlers RESPECTED him as he is well known in the 10 Pin Game unlike this *&^%. And he was a “Hands” on manager!
Good luck at least we have 3 ten pin centers within a 25 mile radius!

Comment Date: 4/21/2012 Name: Dance Partner needed
I was wondering if Wonder Bowl allows dancing..If so, is doing the GRIND aloud. There are a few good GRINDERS at EP LANES..That DJ does a good job with that BOOM BOOM music. The foyer is a great place for GRINDING on Saturday nites…Whats up with that.

Comment Date: 4/20/2012 Name: Soon to be former EP Bowler
Comment Date: 4/19/2012 Name: True False
Heard 4 teams are leaving Wednesday Night Men’s League, tired of the “LANE conditions” EP did you read HEAR this the “LANE conditions!

Comment Date: 4/20/2012 Name: Annoyed Customer
Dear owners, Your EP lanes are a mess. I came to this center to practice for a tourney and there was this loud mouth in the office that kept barking orders and swearing at some old heavy set guy. Not sure if he is related to the owners but that is no way for anyone to talk to employees.

Comment Date: 4/17/2012 Name: Townie
When was the last time you owners were at EP lanes? I suggest you get there. Your bowlers are NOT happy!

Comment Date: 3/11/2012 Name: Anonymous
@ Monday night bowler, NO ONE at EP lanes cares, if they did care they’d do something about it! Instead they pretend it doesn’t exist! Sad but true!

Comment Date: 3/8/2012 Name: EP Comment
Comment Date: 3/6/2012 Name: Monday Nite Mens Bowler
OK, I’m glad my team Captain was at the league meeting when he was told that this league would consist of multiple lane conditions. NOT !!!!! Mr. GM let it be known to all those who visit this site that your incompetence in keeping this league somewhat happy has failed. If you think that myself and teammates are going to continue to be bounced around like a yo yo, your mistaken. I rather go duck pin bowling….

Comment Date: 3/4/2012 Name: Patriot Fan
They need more than assistance Merlot’ they need the owners to have a mtg. with the employees that CARE unlike that loser GM! He tells the employees they can’t call out if they are sick but he does it! He is NEVER there P&G; WAKE UP! EP Lanes is a mess!

Comment Date: 3/1/2012 Name: Merlot’
Your EP location needs some assistance for sure!
Why don’t you make some unannounced appearances any given night you will see for yourself why!
Enough said

Comment Date: 2/25/2012 Name: Patriot Fan
Hard to believe this center and EP Lanes has the same ownership!!!!
Attn: Owners please get to EP Lanes and fix what you broke! We the bowlers are NOT happy!
From the lane conditions to the management to the bartenders to the “moral” of the good people left fix it before it all fails!

Comment Date: 1/21/2012 Name: league bowler
WOuld the owners head to EP and listen to US the bowlers! WE DON’T LIKE THE CHANGE THAT WAS MADE FOR SURE!

Comment Date: 1/21/2012 Name: ROCK N BOWL
i understand the owners work from this center. this message is for you! please address this nonsense of rock n bowl!
who decided to allow the managers son be the dj on the concourse playing that vulgar,obscene,fifthy language rap music? rock n bowl has always had good “family” music until this manager came on board. this was horrible, will the owners please address this as we go to ep with our familys to have fun, this music was insulting to say the least, the lauguage ,the vulgarity was awful!!! and the best part was the manager wasn’t even there! awful just awful we will not did u read will not return to this center any longer as long as this &^%$ is going on. ep your center is going in the garbage with this manager for fact there were minors there and this is unacceptable to say the least.
wake up and pay attention this center is turning into an amf house for sure!

Comment Date: 1/21/2012 Name: Sergio
Kelly, No its the same owner its just that the “manager” has no one there to keep him and the staff in check. The old bar manager kept every one in line and made the “manager” look good. Business was up with him and no it is in the tank. So they are all back to their old ways with th other guy gone. the only raise they ever get is when minimum wage goes up

Comment Date: 1/15/2012 Name: Kelly
Does anyone know if Wonderbowl has a new ownership? The moral is so low there wow.

Comment Date: 1/14/2012 Name: Scratch Bowler
Maybe the ownership should come forward and hold open forums for all the centers they own. Let them hear it straight from the people that keep filling their wallets up.
Being an absentee owner is not good.

Comment Date: 1/13/2012 Name: Johnny Walker Black
Do they drink on the job? Thats the 64 thousand dollar question,YES they do. Many of the employees indulge while on the clock,anyone with 1/2 a brain knows this is unacceptable at the labor board. In fact there should be a rule NO employee allowed to drink at the bowling center on or off duty!

Comment Date: 1/13/2012 Name: Kelly
@ Sergio are you saying they drink on the job? Are you serious? WOW thats bad.

Comment Date: 1/10/2012 Name: Johnny Walker Red
EP is owned by the same people and EP has so many of the same issues! It’s really ashame that these centers don’t take pride in their centers. Oh well,

Comment Date: 1/8/2012 Name: Scratch Bowler
Heard that Walnut Hill has a new pro shop opening,cannot wait,also he is the best here is for us the bowlers! WTG Walnut Hill.

Comment Date: 1/7/2012 Name: Sergio
I have to agree with Kelly. The weekends are terrible. When they re-opened the bar it was great. They had a guy that was always in there checking on stuff. I know he worked for the bar cause he always had a shirt on with the bars name on it. The slob that runs the place is in there all the time too but he is drinking. Putting kaluha in a styrofoam cup doen’s mask that fact that he is drunk. they are always runnign out of stuff. The security is a joke. My car got broken into one saturday night and they had a cop on duty which i think he is supposed to be inside and some old security guard that spent all his time inside talking to a waitress. The inmates really run the assylum.

Comment Date: 1/6/2012 Name: RI Bowler
I often wonder where the owners are to these establishmnets? For years I bowled at Lang’s and Mr. Lang aka Ed Lang was always there,he ran a tight ship,employed the best people and had a bowling center second to none. Some of these centers should be half as good as the “old” Langs Bowling Alley. Heard the Lang’s Family is making a comeback soon,WTG Family.

Comment Date: 1/5/2012 Name: Scratch Bowler
Same thing is happening at the EP location, appears the management has changed. Does anyone know what’s going on with these centers?

Comment Date: 1/4/2012 Name: Kelly
We used to enjoy this place but the last few months or so the place has been on the downslide,from what I hear the staff pretty much runs the place. Sad if you ask me, If I owned this pace I’d be hands on for sure.
I did hear Northbowl is rocking these days,new owner,place is slamming.

Comment Date: 11/15/2011 Name: 3x a week league bowler
I’m not sure what has happened but the place has gone down hill quickly in the last 2 months. The food service s*cks, the kids behind the desk are lazier than ever and the staff seems drunk on friday and Saturday nights. the bar is always out of liquor and beer and the bands s*ck.

Comment Date: 12/17/2010 Name: Sports Nut
What a joke! You can do all the remodeling you want but when you have carefree idiots working there, it was all for naught. Last week there was an issue with what was on the TVs. This week I cam in to having the Bruins and Celtics on the two different stations and they changed it to all Bruins. So I asked to get the celtics back on and they told me they couldn’t change it. I think I’ll pre-bowl from ow on when the Celtics and Bruins are on.

Comment Date: 8/27/2010 Name: Music Fan
What a great place!!! They did a greta job on the remodel. The bar is incredible. They have great bands every weekend. The snack bars food is good but very very slow. The kids working the front desk area are useless. All they do is play with their phones.

Comment Date: 5/19/2010 Name: Pete Arruda
Waving to all my old buddies up there at Wonder Bowl from beautifully warm South Carolina. MISS ALL YOU GUYS!!!

Comment Date: 4/7/2009 Name: pissed off parent
The manager, his name was {deleted}, made some sexual comments towards my young son, what a sick man. What kind of place is the owner running ? he needs to wake up and pay more attention.

Comment Date: 9/19/2008 Name: Franky Boy
Doug is doing a good job, to bad his people working in front desk stink, they don’t know a single question. Every time they say “talk to Doug” Even a caveman can say that.As far a bowling alley for kids and adults is a great place. This place on Sat. is not a babysitting service. Tammy and Glenn are doing alot.

Comment Date: 5/24/2008 Name: Frank A.
this place was bad years ago but has changed alot for the good now. Doug is doing a great job for now. As far as his front staff needs work, Speacily when you are bowling with the lights on and shut them off while you are realising a ball and say to me that the collegs kids pay more money than you. That ticks me off.

Comment Date: 4/23/2008 Name: Anonymous
annonymous you dont know doug he somkes all the other managers in the area by far the best bowling center in se ma

Comment Date: 3/30/2008 Name: Anonymous
Bad Bad Bad….No matter if you are male or female 10yrs-99yrs old that fat manager checks you out !!! VERY bad to have someone like that working in a family place !!!

Comment Date: 2/22/2008 Name: Laura
We had the best time the other night, the place was packed and the staff was very accomodating. We can’t wait to play again. Fun night out for everyone. 2 thumbs up!

Comment Date: 1/31/2008 Name: …….
Waste Of money on cosmic lights that are not even hooked up yet ….. spend the money and get a REAL staff maybe someone over the age of 15!!!!!! mngr just wobbles he way around .. BAD BAD BAD

Comment Date: 9/10/2007 Name: MIKE
Cool bar and snack bar nice lanes high tech

Comment Date: 5/20/2007 Name: MR834
Great center with a moderate shot Doug a is a top manager

Comment Date: 4/21/2007 Name: Emma
you know you guys are reli dumb becus noone can find ur website and tht stinks well… whutevr i dont wanna keep calling and asking okay well tht is gayy!!!!

Comment Date: 4/19/2007 Name: Bowler/Music Lover
These guys have the best music I’ve ever heard at a Bowling alley! They also have wicked Music Videos. It’s what keeps me coming back!

Comment Date: 2/24/2007 Name: amber
you guys stink

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