Imperial Lanes / Michigan

Imperial Lanes / Michigan

  Name: Imperial Lanes / Michigan  
  Address: 44650 Garfield  
  City: Clinton Township  
  State: MI  
  Zip: 48038  
  Phone: (810) 286-8700  
  Lane Type:  
  Pro Shop: No  
How Does Imperial Lanes / Michigan Rate?
Votes:    178
Lanes: Actual Value is 2Actual Value is 2
Food: Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8Actual Value is 2.8
Price: Actual Value is 1.5Actual Value is 1.5
Fun: Actual Value is 2.1Actual Value is 2.1Actual Value is 2.1
Overall: Actual Value is 2.1Actual Value is 2.1Actual Value is 2.1
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Imperial Lanes / Michigan Comments

Comment Date: 11/5/2011 Name: Anonymous
Imperial lanes has the most breakdowns on their machines that I’ve ever seen that is coming from me a head mechanic at another center in the metro area. Was up there on a Friday night with the wife an it was call after call after call. Those mechanics need to get there {deleted} straight an stop watching tv like most mechanics do!

Comment Date: 5/31/2010 Name: P.D.G.
Since Michigan enacted a smoking ban, Imperial Lanes has installed outdoor smoking shelters. The shelters are constructed and located in such a way that it is necessary for EVERYONE to walk through the smoking shelters to get in and out of the building. How stupid!

Comment Date: 2/3/2010 Name: Jon Ellert
$22.00 an hour is a rip off.
If you can bowl a game in 12 minutes that is 5 games an hour, or $4.40 a game. Most bowling alleys are around $3.50 a game for Friday and Saturday nights (and they have cosmic lights too). It was about 5 years ago, but I was chargrd a $3 cover to get in the place for cosmic. Is that still done?
When I bowled on a league there, it was always clean, good lanes, and no mechanical problems.
Bowl in a league there, but skip the overpriced cosmic bowling.

Comment Date: 8/24/2008 Name: Anonymous
love this place

Comment Date: 3/24/2008 Name: sexy 4 u
I love bowling. i always stop by after school and bowl my usualy 250. im very happy with all the practice i get. i even get a good work out with the 9lbs. ball. The staff if EXCELENT and SEXY.

Comment Date: 3/21/2008 Name: loyal customer
I’ve been bowling at Imperial Lanes for a number of years and love the place. The lanes are always working and my average has gone up over the last couple years. The place is the cleanest center i ever been in. And My kids love the Cosmic Bowling, It’s so cool!!! As a league bowler, i traver to other centers for tournaments and i am always glad to come back here to the best!

Comment Date: 3/21/2008 Name: Anonymous
I just want to say what great help I had at Imperial lane with my b-day party . The staff was very help full.I’m telling all my friends to go ther for there b-day partys. THANK YOU IMPERIAL LANES…

Comment Date: 3/21/2008 Name: AP
I was just at Imperial Lanes last week for cosmic bowling. It was a great time! The guy at the counter does a great job with the music and on the mic! I went with a group of 4 and it only cost about 5 bucks per person for an hour of cosmic bowling. It’s like going to a club and bowling at the same time.

Comment Date: 3/21/2008 Name: Kari/ from Shelby Township
I’m not a league bowler, but I’ve been to Imperial Lanes many times for their cosmic bowling and really love it! We pay $22 an hour on Saturday nights and divide that between 4-6 of us, depending on how many of us are going that night. It’s really a great deal! The drinks in the bar are priced fairly too. Speaking for poor college students, Imperial Lanes is a great value! Don’t listen to all the negitive reviews on this page! Me and my friends will keep going back!

Comment Date: 2/28/2008 Name: ray
i took a bowling class from the college here and i love this bowling alley, it has like 80 lanes,a bar, and a food place with good food. and friday and saturday open bowling is 22bux per lane for one hour no matter how many people..not a bad deal i dont think.

Comment Date: 2/18/2008 Name: MMMMZZZZ
Thanks for the warning guys. Today is president day and we were gonna go but now that I see all of the comments. We are sooooo going some place else!!! Thanks!

Comment Date: 2/1/2008 Name: Sara

Comment Date: 1/22/2008 Name: Mike
Uhm lanes are ok, OLd lady behind the counter is a jerk. EXTREMLY overpriced

Comment Date: 1/13/2008 Name: unknown
This house is very over priced! the staff is rotten and need mental help.

Comment Date: 11/23/2007 Name: Julie
I bowl on a league here, and yes, I agree that some of the people are rude there, but you find that everywhere. All in all, it is fine. You only have to deal with the counter people briefly, and usually only if you are getting shoes, so I don’t see what the big deal is.

Comment Date: 11/20/2007 Name: Marty
Nothing else to say but the staff here, are rude, unfriendly and unhelpful.

Comment Date: 11/20/2007 Name: Linda
This place has the most unfriendly people working here. My husband and I hate the bowling center but we love our league. Would hope they can move somewhere else.

Comment Date: 11/20/2007 Name: Dan the Man
Bowling here is like a hole in the wall. You never know if there is ever any oil on the lanes. The people that work here are terrible, especially Mary behind the counter. She is the most unpleasant person and unfreindly.

Comment Date: 11/20/2007 Name: Nick
My first year bowlnig in a adult league which I like and the league bowlers are nice but I can’t stand the people that work here.

Comment Date: 11/20/2007 Name: Michelle
Not any fun at this place. The staff people at the counter are very rude and unfriendly. These are the first people you meet when you come in and they treat you like your lucky that I am giving you a lane to bowl on.

Comment Date: 11/20/2007 Name: Scott
I thought bowling centers were supposed to be a fun place to go. After bowling here with the people that they have on staff, I’m suprised they are still open. VERY RUDE AND DON’T CARE ANYTHING ABOUT YOU.

Comment Date: 11/20/2007 Name: Chris W
You never know what to expect bowling here. They shut the lanes off and turn on the cosmic right in the end of our certified league. They are more worried about the dollar than servicing the customers at hand. It isn’t our problem there are lane breakdowns, they still expect us to finish as though there are no problems.

Comment Date: 11/13/2007 Name: John Brown
I had to go out of town on business, so my wife and I went up to pre-bowl for our Saturday league which we enjoy, and we were told we couldn’t. We went in at 1 p.m. in the afternoon and they had only 32 lanes out of 80 being used and told us we couldn’t bowl. I remember paying for bowling and they are telling me I couldn’t bowl. They had nothing else coming in at that time and we couldn’t bowl. That is what I call the POOREST CUSTOMER SERVICE !!!!!

Comment Date: 11/13/2007 Name: Katie
I’m a first time league bowler here this year and this will be my last one here. The league is great but the people that work here could care less about you or customer service.

Comment Date: 11/13/2007 Name: Dave _League Secretary
Ihave had a league here for 10 yrs now and I don’t know why we stay. The people are the most rude and inconsiderate people. Customer service is the worst I have ever seen in a business. With our bowlers spending top dollar that they are way over priced on everything. These people need to wake up and realize that we pay their salary by coming here and be more helpful to all of us.

Comment Date: 3/5/2007 Name: Phil K.
Last friday, the same thing happen again. Just as
we started bowling the counter people came over
the P.A. system and told us that we have to
hurry because they scheudule a other league at
9:30 pm.. In the middle of the second game they
put on the monitor to please be ready to bowl and
took our name from the top, that really didn’t
help not seeing who was up next so I call to the
counter and ask them to remove the writing and
put the names back up. Around 9:10 the lady from
the counter came to our lanes and demand we hurry
up and bowl, she started everyone getting mad and
yelling at us for about 10 to 15 min., all that
yelling just stoped us from bowling in those 10
min.. That lady is very rude to everyone. I will not bowling next year at this place and I hope my league moves too.

Comment Date: 2/27/2007 Name: usbc bowler
Again on Saturday my wife and I are on a once a
month league. After we go into our first game
second or thrid frame, the people behind the
counter came over the P.A. systems and told us
the we have to get off the lanes as soon as
possible because they have cosmic bowling starting right after us. Thanks again to
the bowling lanes people for rushing us off the
lanes so we don’t spend to much money bying
food and drinks for your place.

Comment Date: 2/24/2007 Name: Phil K.
I bowl on friday night league starting at 6:00pm
to what I know until 9:30 we have to finish.Three times before they (people behind counter) either tells us to hurry up bowling, knowing that we are almost done. Must of the
time the lanes are breaking which sets us behind.
Twice they turn on the cosmic bowling lights before 9:30. Last night again about 9:04 they
came over the speakers and told us that we are
running late. All night last night we had to
call in that the lanes wherebroking down, one time it took them 10 minutes to fix it. This bowling alley has to make more time for leagues
to bowl.

Comment Date: 2/21/2007 Name: Joe
the people behind the counter are very rude, and mean.. THey are not helpful at all.

Comment Date: 2/11/2007 Name: Phil K.
Need to be a smoke free at least twice and week
and during the day for kids.

Comment Date: 2/10/2007 Name: usbc bowler friday league
Now the bad. It seems to me that 80% of the
owners and employees are not very nice. Most
of all the older couple behind the main counter.
The lady last night yell at me for taking pencils
from the counter. I took the pencils and place
them on the league tables for scoring like the
bowling alley should do before each league. Years ago bowling alleys used to be friendly and
would do alot to have leagues in. At Imperial
they just want your money and get the out as fast
as possible. I am going to quite bowling after
this league finishs because of all the smoke and
after my dad got cancer of the thoat after not
smoking and bowling all his life.

Comment Date: 2/10/2007 Name: usbc bowler friday night league
I also would like it if the lanes were non-
smoking or at least have smokers to smoke in
the bar areas only. I have already ask one person behind counter to maybe start and non-
smoking night once or twice and week. I hope in
the near future this will happen.

Comment Date: 1/26/2007 Name: Nick
great place to be sadly it is NOT smoke free. this place tends to fill fast for there cosmic bowling and usually have a waiting list
as fare as lanes go… they could be better and the michines could use a little bit of work. food isnt bad and priceing isnt to bad either.
(weekdays are cheaper weekends go up a little bit and cosmic is done by the hour)
but i have to agree witht he guy under me it isnt good enough for a seriouse match, deff not a place the PBA wood choose but all in all… not bad

Comment Date: 10/12/2006 Name: jeremy czarnik
its great for a younger croud but they dont take good enough care or there lanes to have a serious bowling match

Comment Date: 3/11/2006 Name: dont wanna say
have some more open bowling times

Comment Date: 12/21/2005 Name: Dave Bloedel
I am on a league at Imperial Lanes and as I find the overall experience to be O.K., they need to take a serious look into their automatic pinsetters. There is something wrong when a person gets 7-10 splits 3 times in one game on beautiful pocket hits. This happened to me just yesterday and had 6 7-10 splits in one night on my league last season. The pinsetters are in desperate need of re-calibration.

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