Bowl America Glen Burnie

Bowl America Glen Burnie

  Name: Bowl America Glen Burnie  
  Address: 7155 Ritchie Hwy  
  City: Glen Burnie  
  State: MD  
  Zip: 21061  
  Phone: (410) 761-7005  
  Lanes: 48  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: No  
  Food: None  
How Does Bowl America Glen Burnie Rate?
Votes:    154
Lanes: Actual Value is 1.6Actual Value is 1.6
Food: Actual Value is 1.7Actual Value is 1.7
Price: Actual Value is 1.5Actual Value is 1.5
Fun: Actual Value is 1.8Actual Value is 1.8
Overall: Actual Value is 1.7Actual Value is 1.7
 All bowling center ratings are the opinions of visitors to this web site and do not reflect the feelings and opinions of
Bowl America Glen Burnie Comments

Comment Date: 12/7/2011 Name: Dave Borders
This place is pretty run down and almost 3 dollars a game weekdays.Dont mind snack bar prices being high. I think these centers should lower bowling rates and realize that they dont respect diehard bowlers who like to practice. Bowl America looks like a future parking lot who just takes the profits to pocket and not add little by little to the appeal of the place. Greenway , Crofton is more up to date. Try there instead !

Comment Date: 9/30/2011 Name: REALLY REALLY
The place is a dump, no oil all year , If your a good bowler you should adjust “REALLY” REA;;y Milliker if you throw no ball you can adjust dude you dont even have a clue. Your only shot is up the dry, put so oil in the heads and gutter to gutter, all u no ball f’s would be crying. If your going to comment on the shot have a clue ty

Comment Date: 8/28/2011 Name: Dominick
I went to this {deleted}, and they had 3 people working, no one bowling but 2 kids, the people on clock were just talking but they worked there. I get a pair at 11:30 sun morning. Next to the oil machine, i bowl 2 shots and there is NO oil. I ask they say, “Well we have leagues at 3:30 so we can’t oil the lanes..” WTF do you wonder why i was the only person in there. Maybe put some oil on the lanes and ppl will practice. Do you think , golf corses do not cut the grass when they dont have tournaments, do they walk around through {deleted} and find there ball… HOW ABOUT something for someone who wants to practice.

Comment Date: 6/21/2011 Name: eastside23
Bowl America looks like a run down truck stop.Was there few days ago and almost 3 dollars a game during day in this shack.Hey Klebe whats up?Coming back up north to bowl some tourneys?I heard you were playing golf from guys around town.Golf s*cks lol !!

Comment Date: 4/28/2011 Name: John Milleker
You just can’t please everyone; I bowled at Fair-lanes down the road for a bunch of years. I think Bowl America Glen Burnie is best. I think that most folks that complain are those that have never bowled anywhere else. If you are a good bowler you can cope and adjust to all shots. Also I would like to commend the staff; they treat everyone like family!

Comment Date: 6/10/2010 Name: mmm more speed
nice shot,clean bathrooms, pleasant staff.Can even get a print out from my own telescore. Nah come on “SIKE”.Ummmphhhaaaa!!!!!

Comment Date: 3/3/2010 Name: What If?
Still waiting for improvement. All leagues should be created equal, not just tuesday night. We like oil too! The lanes and the restrooms are filthy. Get with the program

Comment Date: 2/28/2010 Name: chi mill
this place is the best one in glen burnie but i see why everybody complains about this place im a league bowler here and it does need a remodel but the people are nice and yhea the lanes break down but the staff do the best they can with what they got you people just need to calm down a little i bet your the same guys that beat uo on ballreturns and the scoring cpus thats half the problem but i guess its the lanes fault or the ballsfault you throw a bad shot huh u just need to take the good withe the bad here thats all

Comment Date: 1/29/2010 Name: Sqiddy
Wow this place is awsome, if you like bowling on dry lanes. These lanes need to pay more attention to their leagues. The staff is rude. The lane mechanics are slow or somewhere else other than the pits. Have not seen the manager since the first night of bowling. Can’t wait for golf to start.

Comment Date: 1/28/2010 Name: mmm more speed
Same crap different day, watch out for jumping black widow spiders in there. Should have ate at the Cracka Barrel before bowling.

Comment Date: 1/20/2010 Name: Steven Tyler
This center needs to be remodeled, and needs to concentrate on the leagues. Way to many critters crawling around the lanes.

Comment Date: 1/2/2010 Name: Meagan Ferrell
well i like bowling there on Saturday Mornings i have fun with my team and i dont care what i get im there to have fun we took 1st last ear for the juniors division in 2009 so im glad im back

Comment Date: 12/4/2009 Name: Spong Bob
This is by far one of the worst centers in the area. This center seems to think it can survive on open play bowling. This is one reason the not much attention is given to lane and machine care. Whatever happend to the weekend tournaments here? I suggest contacting the Corporate Office daily. If enough people complain something will be done. I will agree on the conditions of restrooms and parking lot.

Comment Date: 11/17/2009 Name: How Come…..
Maybe you guys should use 10w40 oil….it lasts longer

Comment Date: 11/16/2009 Name: What If?
It would be really nice to have some oil on the lanes. Your machines break down and chew up bowling balls. I have seen cleaner spot a pots. It is really a shame that you are going to lose more bowlers if the conditions don’t improve. Do you really care about the bowlers? You should be ashamed.Take more pride in your center.

Comment Date: 11/2/2009 Name: mmm more speed
Better get up to par on lane conditions for your leagues, no need to use bumpers already there in spirit. Show pride in lane maintence.You are going to end up like AMF Ritchie, step up guys

Comment Date: 8/17/2009 Name: none of ur info
wow i was going to have my birthday here but now im rethinking that

Comment Date: 7/16/2009 Name: Anon
can you post the address and phone # for southside….Sounds like FUN!

Comment Date: 6/16/2009 Name: Anonymous
It seems to me that Bowl America is suposed to be Family oriented centers. As to Bowl America Southside in Jacsonville Florida, On Sunday nights if you enjoy loud thumping music, hookers trolling for business in the main area and carrying out sexual acts in the sitting area, not to mention a parking full of people smoking marijuana and crack, also drinking liquor and trash everywhere. Well if this is what you enjoy then Bowl America Southside is the place for you on Sunday nights. Bring your own condoms.

Comment Date: 2/24/2009 Name: Derek Meeks
I bowled up there friday for some open play special. It seems to be a very dirty place to go. The bathrooms were filthy as well. The machines kept breaking down so they moved me to another lane. Workers at front desk and snack bar are pretty rude and they dont know much about putting you next to family who doesnt know when you are up on the lane that they wait until person bowls first.Wanted to speak to general manager but they always say he is hardly ever there. The parking lot is not well lit either. I will never bowl there again.

Comment Date: 1/26/2009 Name: powerplayer78
I would have to agree on how Bruce Klebe feels about Bowl America and other centers in the country. First of all Bowl America is falling apart it looks terrible. The employees there are very rude. My ball got damaged there and i heard from alot of others about ball damage as well. They fix the ball for you but the ball is never the same once it is damaged. And i heard alot about the guy who i believe his name is {Name Deleted} always bothers women there and scares away customers.I dont know the guy personally but he seems very loud and rude to the customers. If you want to bowl somewhere nice i heard good feedback from Greenway bowl and Crofton.

Comment Date: 10/29/2008 Name: Always their bowler
this place is not as bad as everyone is trying to make it to be, yeah the machine tend to break down but honestly what place doesnt?! And the lanes yeah are not always as oiled as we want but when they oil them and then let people go in and bowl for over an hour before leagues start, who bowl in those league are who you have to blame for that! So this place has awsome people their and their is no reason you should not want to their!

Comment Date: 10/20/2008 Name: frequent bowler
bowl america glen burnie is awesome. im in there almost all the time. the lanes are ok most of the time. they have improved lately.

Comment Date: 6/10/2008 Name: Dale
While I’ll admit that what happened to your daughter and her friends was absolutely inexcuseable, I don’t really think that leaving 14-16 year old girls alone from midnight until 2am is such a good idea. Maybe you should consider adult supervision after midnight. That way, you can ensure their safety. Just a thought.

Comment Date: 5/31/2008 Name: Stacy
I would just like to say that I dropped my daughter and her 2 friends off to bowl tonight and they paid their $20.00 fee to bowl all night. There ages range from 14-16. They were sexually harassed by some druken patrons there. When they approached the “people” (and I use that term losely) that worked there about this, they would not do anyhting about it.
It was the person that collected their money and a “girl” behind the counter serving drinks. My daughter called me to pick them up early and was ashamed to tell me what had happened until we arrived home. I am furious that this happened.You think that the establishments are going to keep our kids safe. Hah! What a joke!!!

Comment Date: 3/6/2008 Name: cdairyprincess
First of all, I want to respond to Klebe. Funny how you say this bowling center s*cks because you are in there everyday. I would think if you disliked a place that bad you avoid it.

Comment Date: 2/24/2008 Name: klebe1971
Do not bowl at Bowl America in Glen Burnie or even support them. This company is old news people ! They dont give anything back to the bowling community. They host a Pba senior event in one of there centers but dont offer practice discounts for Pba members. I called corporate and was told that if i was charged Pba price then everyone would want to run out and do the same thing. What kind of stupid comment is that !
The youth look up to the Pba tour but when they dont hear about things like Pba members get a 1.00 a game for practice at centers that signed up for the Pba practice program then the youth have less information on what the Pba has to offer. You see Bowl America and other centers out there you are suppose to be supportive of groups like the Pba but you choose not to. And why i have no clue and that is just ignorant in my standpoint. I Know your lane machines arent set up to run Pba patterns but it doesnt stop us from coming in to keep our game in shape. Most people who laugh at these post are ignorant and are not bowlers. Another thing is the managers are rood there. They dont know how to treat people properly and that is the bottom line. Also people out there plan on bringing old bowling balls because the lane damage is quite often to your bowling equipment at Bowl America G.B. Have you ever looked at the outside of this bowling center ? Another thing i called this center to get times on rock and bowl on sat night they said 12 to 2 am . Well i get up there and the leagues are bowling past 12 and there was a nice crowd there in line waiting to get a lane. So you tell me that i will get a lane at 12:20 or so and you will still close at 2 am. If you guys stay open to past 2 am why wasnt i told that by phone. Look here Blow America corperate i spend more money then some people do on there morgage on there homes and car payment combined in a month. How can the bowling industry bring in serious bowlers if they are charged high rates for bowling three games when they really want to bowl 10 games. That goes for the youth as well. Parents cant afford to send there kids out to bowl anymore. The only best deals where during rock and bowl .They have other specials during weeknights but what about after school . I go in there around three and don�t see a but a few people . If you want to bowl at nice centers try Greenway Bowl in odenton , Annapolis bowl . They also support the Pba member practice. Thank you !

Comment Date: 1/27/2008 Name: joe
this bowling center s*cks ! a lady named pat there is very rude. she worked at the front counter.

Comment Date: 5/12/2007 Name: bonnie
best bowling alley of all time i go there so muchh i want to livew there o yeaaaaaa

Comment Date: 5/12/2007 Name: bob
this place is average and its so so, very cheap and it smells like smoke and its not family friendly at all

Comment Date: 4/17/2007 Name: Denny
I mean you know its a great bowling alley staff are great they take great care of the lanes and i like the fact that they have one side of the house for open bowling and one side for leagues so that makes it a great bowling alley plus they take good care of the oil machine and they take pride in oiling the lanes.

Comment Date: 2/17/2007 Name: Drew
Bowl America Glen Burnie is OK. The good things about them are the staff, and the food. The bad things are the mashines are breaking down constanty, the bathrooms are craptastic, and the bar is nasty. For those that are REALY into bowling, you’ve got to hit the pocket perfectly, because most of the time, you will leave ugly splits.

Comment Date: 6/26/2006 Name: frequent customer
Center is not perfect. Lounge area needs to be updated, paint scheme is ugly, prices for food and especially beer is outrageous, but I have found the staff friendly and helpful and the number of open play specials that are run more than make up for the other high prices. As far as lanes, if you are looking for “adult bumper bowling” where you can have a bad night and shoot 750, this is NOT the place for you. The lanes are playable, the carry (especially corner pins) is not easy and you have to make good shots. I have never experienced abnormal lane breakdowns and the lanes are usually clean.

Comment Date: 8/11/2005 Name: Linda
This is a poorly managed facility. It is the worst one I have been to by far. They need to shut down and have the facility worked on, have new people hired. It is just a terrible experience to take your family there for a day out. I will never ever take anyone or recommend this bowling alley ever.

Comment Date: 8/11/2005 Name: Bonnie
Bowl America in Glen Burnie Maryland should shut down for a couple of months and really work on getting that bowling alley up to code. The bowling balls are CONSTANTLY getting stuck. This is what people pay good money for? Most of the time spent there is NOT bowling, it’s waiting for the balls to get unstuck. Bowling alleys are supposed to oil their lanes once a day. Bowl America hardly EVER oils their lanes. This is by far the worst bowling alley in all of Maryland. The people working the front desk act like they do not want to be bothered, even though it is their job to wait on customers. BOWL AMERICA DO SOMETHING TO CORRECT THE PROBLEMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment Date: 6/25/2005 Name: Anonymous
I think they should just oil the lanes more for the leagues.

Comment Date: 5/19/2005 Name: Cole
I think that bowl americal glen burnie is a very nice environment to be in. The people at center control are very friendly and treated me and my friends with respect. I’m even considering joining another league.

Comment Date: 3/11/2005 Name: bowler anonymous
Bowl America Southside and the rest of Bowl America Inc. really s*cks. Because they do not care about bowlers they bring in, they care about the money. If Bowl America really cares about bowlers as what they say they were, then why raised the prices of bowling and food. And ever since John took over the as the regional manager of Bowl America, the number of bowlers decreases every year. The people in the counter not even paying any attention about the bowlers who crosses the foul line to retrieve their bowling ball. Their mechanic named Dan smoke weeds in the back and they did not do anything about it. Lanes are in bad shape, rude employees. Jax Lanes are better than you guys. They treat bowlers with respect and they give bowlers discounts.

Comment Date: 3/1/2005 Name: Rebecca R.
This is duck pins, right?

Comment Date: 11/25/2004 Name:
Are you opened today?

Comment Date: 8/15/2004 Name: Bruce klebe jr
I went to practice at the Bowl America Glen Burnie for the 9 to 11 special and let me tell you guys I think it s*cks there period. Practice there during the day s*cks. I practice in many Baltimore area centers and other houses and your house, when I walk in, I get that feeling of just turning back around and leaving. Have you ever heard of music in your centers. I love bowling but it’s like a dried up atmhosphere in there. Music should be played at all times in there, even during league but at a lower volume during league play. I go in centers that play (the) radio and let me tell you it makes me relax better hearing music. And internet studies have shown with internet radio bowling sales went up 17 percent. But I got a feeling you guys are all talk and no action. Music wakes up the bowling alley and it’s an everyday part of our lives. We hear it almost everywhere and you guys don’t see this. Bottom line, you guys want to grow, you need radio, no commercials. You guys really need to take a look at this.

Comment Date: 1/26/2004 Name: Anonymous
Of all the centers I have visited this one is by far the most poorly managed facility that I have bowled in. It appears that the lanes are rarely cleaned and that the lanes have an over abundance of oil on them. One can only wonder if the manager’s goal is to reduce the number of bowlers that patronize this center. I and my team mates will never bowl in this house again, there are too many other centers in the area that care about the sport.

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