Smyrna Bowling Center

Smyrna Bowling Center

  Name: Smyrna Bowling Center  
  Address: 95 Weakley Lane  
  City: Smyrna  
  State: TN  
  Zip: 37167  
  Phone: (615) 355-0501  
  Hours: 24 hours 7 days a week  
  Lanes: 52  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: Snack Bar  
  Comments: State of the art facility boasting 52 lanes with many specials and a warm atmosphere.  
How Does Smyrna Bowling Center Rate?
Votes:    1502
Lanes: Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8
Food: Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7
Price: Actual Value is 3.4Actual Value is 3.4Actual Value is 3.4Actual Value is 3.4
Fun: Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7Actual Value is 3.7
Overall: Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6Actual Value is 3.6
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Smyrna Bowling Center Comments

Comment Date: 11/11/2010 Name: Anonymous
Perhaps things have changed since some of the nasty comments below, but I couldn’t be much happier with SBC. The lanes are well maintained, the shoes are still in their useable lifespans, the staff has always been cool to me.. I don’t know these people without personality (or if they still work there) but I know that 3rd shift are cool people and I know that I would rather spend my money in Smyrna than go to Murfreesboro.

Comment Date: 6/2/2010 Name: Memphis Bowler
I have bowled at Smyrna for Pepsi Youth, Tenn. Top 5, and I believe state, epic lanes, and I know this is a little late, but look at this:
Comment Date: 7/25/2008 Name: Unknown
Smyrna Is a joke!!! Your lanes are illegal and your staff is rude. All the high games you guys have are great if it was a shot that was not so easy those bowlers can’t go to another house and shoot that high. I hope you get shut down by ABC!!!
FYI, ABC doesn’t exist anymore, it’s called USBC gramps.

Comment Date: 2/4/2010 Name: mark g
thaks to all cooments about our center. I want to let eberyone know we are going to reopen as soon aswe can. add our facebook group for updates!!

Comment Date: 1/30/2010 Name: mike
Best bowling center in middle tn. You won’t find one that is cleaner or where you are treated better. Have never had a problem of any kind with any of the employees there.

Comment Date: 1/30/2010 Name: Susan
My son started bowling at the Smyrna Bowling Center in June of 2008. Since that time he has been in every Saturday morning Junior/Senior League. The staff at the SBC really cares about our kids. They offer free lessons before and after the league to promote this wonderful sport and try to teach the kids the proper way to bowl. This experience has been so positive for me and my son. The staff (Kelly, Candy, Josh, Travis, Sue B, Mark, Donna, Samantha, and many more) are fantastic. The Bowlers Advantage Pro Shop staff (Michelle, Donny and Chris)are very informative and works with your child to purchase what is best for them not what costs the most. I look forward to every Saturday morning because of the warm, friendly atmosphere we experience at the SBC.

Comment Date: 1/4/2010 Name: fHarry
Diappointed — please stop by my office and have a caht with me or give me a call at the center after

Comment Date: 1/1/2010 Name: Disappointed!
My family and I have been bowling on leagues at Smyrna Lanes for 3 years now. Prior to bowling at Smyrna, we lived in another state and bowled at the same house/league for 18 years, never had any issues and was treated like a valued customer who was appreciated! However, my experience with Smyrna lanes, has been rocky at best. The female manager, whom I was told is somehow related to the owners by marriage, is one of the rudest people I have ever come in contact with. I have had three encounters with her, all which were un-pleasurable to say the least. Besides her lack of personality, her customer service and people skills are awful. As a consumer/customer, I don�t expect special treatment, however I do expect people to treat me as I would treat them. I would be ashamed of myself if I treated someone, anyone, with such disregard, lack of respect and compassion. We dealt with the pro shop, again, this past week. Again, NO personality, and such disregard for their customers. WOW is all I can say. We kept going back, hoping things will improve, since it is one of the nicest houses in the area, however this incident was the straw that broke the camel�s back. This will be our last bowling season with Smyrna. We have decided to pack up and choose another house who hopefully appreciates us as loyal, PAYING customers. On a positive note, Harry, one of the owners, and the gals in concessions are incredibly kind and just plain fantastic! I know I am not alone in how I feel. Speaking to other bowlers, they have had similar experiences and we will not be alone in our move to a new house. A suggestion to the OWNERS, reevaluate your management staff and perhaps provide some much needed training in customer service. Also, make it a more inviting, family type atmosphere. Know your staff as well as your customers!

Comment Date: 11/28/2009 Name: michael parkes
hey i bowl in tullahoma lanes in tullahoma, tennessee, but i bowled here in a tournament today and the staff is better and the lanes are great. please if the owner is on here. please buy tullahoma lanes and make them better

Comment Date: 9/16/2009 Name: Sandra
I love coming to the Smyrna Bowling Center. The 3rd shift crew is great. I come at least once a week and have always found them to be hard working and trying to make sure you have a good time. It is the cleanest bowling center i have ever been to and i will keep coming back. Thanks Mark and all the 3rd shift crew !!!

Comment Date: 8/19/2009 Name: Sassy
To the cry baby that made the comment on 86… my friends and I are in here every Tues and Thurs. I have never been treated with anything but respect, these ppl are just like family. If you have a problem stop being so damn cheap and take your gf on a date somewhere else. To everyone else out there The Smyrna Bowling Center is a WONDERFUL place to take your family and friends, clean, great atmosphere, and wonderful ppl. Come one Come all and bring ALL your friends… Tell em SASSY sent ya 😉 See you there!!!

Comment Date: 8/12/2009 Name: neil
I bowl at the Smyrna Lanes at least once a week and the 3rd shift crew is great. Mark, Boomer and the ladies have always made the experience a good one and really care about their customers. It’s great to have a 24 hour lanes to come to in Smyrna.

Comment Date: 8/10/2009 Name: fat guy
I am sorry you feel that we are rude. we treat all like family and our regulars know we give the best we can give. sorry again you feel this way

Comment Date: 8/10/2009 Name: Katnap
Anytime I go to the Smyrna Bowling Center – day or night – the staff has been wonderful! I’m really sorry that anyone has experienced anything different, but they’ve always been GREAT there. We’ve had birthday parties, meetings, and even Girl Scout events … all with wonderful results. I love the Smyrna Bowling Center!!!

Comment Date: 8/6/2009 Name: deez
There are 2 fat guys that work on the night shift. They are rude and have no customer service abilities. My friends and I usually go late nights on Tues and Thursdays and we are always greeted w/ the same feeling of them not wanting us to be there. The old ladies are nice, guess the dudes are mad because they have to clean up the bathrooms. My point is, Treat your customers right, especially the ones you see all the time. If this bowling alley didn’t open 24/7 I would never step foot in there. Also, they never say anything to people who act up in there i.e. walking down the lane, throwing the ball in the wrong lane, etc. Come on now, don’t lose a great cutomer!!

Comment Date: 7/30/2009 Name: Lori
Wow, I was going to plan a birthday party at Smyrna Bowling Center, but after reading all of these comments I think I’ll pass and go to Murfreesboro. Thanks everyone!

Comment Date: 5/14/2009 Name: mark
fundraiser is May 30th noon till 4pm

Comment Date: 5/14/2009 Name: MARK
Here is the newest updated list of events going on for the Heart of Tennessee Red Cross fund raiser.
The prices are as follows. $3.00 for children per game and $4.00 per game for adults plus shoe rental. We are going to give half of all money raised on bowling and shoes to the Red Cross so make plans to come out and have some fun for a great cause!
Also we will be selling wristbands for all events except for food and airbrush artist for $5.00 for unlimited play outside.
Vendors that will be charging on their own will be O’Charleys, Karoake, and airbrush tattoo artist and all their proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross.
Silent Auction update: Progressive Martial Arts has given me a 1 yr membership valued at $1045.00. This is great deal as is the 6 month membership from Cox’s Martial Arts valued at $650.00. Other itmes donated are some hair care products, a double feature dvd, lunch at Cuzumels in the Boro, Salon Nikki has given me 2 $35.00 gift cert., Krogers in the Boro has given us a $10.00 gift card, StarBucks has given us a pound of coffee, Blockbuster-5 free movie rentals, 2 baseball bat bags valued at $54.95 each, 2 Smyrna ball caps, 3 Smyrna beanies, a catchers helment, and a batters helment all donated by Glad Slam of Smyrna and much more to come!
Here is the current list of vendors coming to our Huge fund raiser for the Red Cross on May 30 th from noon till 4pm.
Corn-hole game- Smyrna Bowing center employees
Progressive Martial Arts-demostrations
Dare Officers- city of Smyrna
K-9 -city of Smyrna
firetruck -city of Smyrna
firehouse -city of Smyrna
D.J. – Totally Connected
Karoake -Stevey J.
dunking booth – Lions club of La Vergne
inflatable – Spacewalk of Murfreesboro
airbrush tattoo artist-Michelle Thornhill- air today gone tomorrow
hummer – National Guard
rock climbing wall – National Guard
P.A.W.S -Rutherford county animal shelter
O’Charleys Mobile kitchen – of Smyrna and Murfreesboro
Cablelink- Of Murfreesboro- direct tv new account they donate $50.00 each
Stonescrest Family Physicans-checking blood pressures and also bringing a basketball goal for the kiddies
Sport Clips- cutting hair
pony rides
silent auction By vendors of the area

Comment Date: 4/20/2009 Name: Anonymous
I have noticed that there is a new employee there Anthony, He is FABLOUS he wals the lanes every night and makes sure that everyone is ok. He always has a smile on his face and offers any assistance he can. Coodos on finding someone else besides candy and harry that is pleasant with the people
League Bowler

Comment Date: 3/12/2009 Name: worker
everyone at the bowling center has been there for at least one yr and we all know that birthday parties reuire a deposit. if the deposit is paid then we put the reservation into our computer system. We do not accept coupons on holidays or prime time friday and sat nights. I am sorry you feel you were treated wrong but we strive to make everyones visit a good one.

Comment Date: 3/12/2009 Name: Cathey
My husband and 2 children along with 4 of their guests went to the Smyrna Bowling center on Jan. 1, 2009 (New Year’ Day). This was the 2nd chance. We had a very bad experience for my daughter’s 18th b-day party which we had 12 guests in October 2008. When I planned the party 30 days prior, I was told to call back a few days in advance of the party date. I did. Made the arrangements and was told no deposit was needed. The day of the party, I picked everyone up from school and gave a quick “we are on our way” call and approximate arrival time. I was told there was NO party scheduled. I said, I would be arriving and expected the party. We arrived, I paid, the 18 yr. old did not care about balloons, tablecloths, etc. We did ask for the bowling pin for her friends to sign, the one free game coupons that each quest was supposed to get and the food that was ordered and paid for. We finished the “party” and left. I didn’t mention earlier how very rude and unhelpful the desk attendants were. On Jan. 1 AM I called the center to ask specifically if there were any coupon exclusions, being as it was New Year’s Day. I was told no, the coupons could be used and they were opend 24/7. We drove 58 miles one way, we arrived and on the counter, taped down, was a note stating that NO coupons could be used this day!! Needless to say I was very angry, aggrevated. Since we drove all that way, my husband and I payed for one game for each of the kids. I told them we would not be back. This business has very poor, I mean NO business ethics. I truly do not know how they stay in business. I guess thru peoples ignorance of not knowing…

Comment Date: 2/18/2009 Name: zack
The Managers (Harry & Candy) have gone completely out of their way to treat my coworkers and I with the utmost respect. For the past three years I have sprung on them a league that I wanted to start within a couple of weeks and they have done everything to accomodate me. Also, this league doesn’t really make them much money considering our league has about 10 teams and they could put a larger league on the lanes they give us on peak nights. Any issue i have ever had has been corrected in just minutes or less depending on how busy it was at the time. Last, as long as the management that is around now stays around I will continue to bring what little business i have to them. Thanks for all you guys & gals do.

Comment Date: 12/23/2008 Name: Andrew
Ive been bowling here for years, since back when i bowled in the High school state tourny here. I love this place. ive never once had a problem. One time my spare ball came back in the ball return with a 1 inch crack through the entire ball. They replaced it for free within 1 day! Great place!

Comment Date: 12/16/2008 Name: Pin Zsar
You people should get a life! This is a site about BOWLING!!! BOWLING PEOPLE!

Comment Date: 7/25/2008 Name: Unknown
Smyrna Is a joke!!! Your lanes are illegal and your staff is rude. All the high games you guys have are great if it was a shot that was not so easy those bowlers can’t go to another house and shoot that high. I hope you get shut down by ABC!!!

Comment Date: 5/16/2008 Name: sheila
My son has bowled on a league ther for about three years and we practice and just play ther often. I have always found the staff to be extra nice and willing to assist with anything and everything, even before he started on the bowling league. The place is always clean and the couple of times I have had glitches with equipment they have immediatelyfixed or moved us to a different lane. I have only visited about 6 other bowling alleys in my life, but this has been the best one for us.

Comment Date: 2/14/2008 Name: William
Just joined a league in January of this year. Has been several years since I have even been in the Smyrna Center. Was pleasantly suprised with the facilities, everything looks good, pleasant staff and clean. Have been bowling now for around 6 weeks and have not had any problems. Lady at the desk, Candy, is ALWAYS there it seems and is ALWAYS friendly and helpful when you need it. Hight recommend this facility. Much better than the boro to me and worth the drive. Thanks.

Comment Date: 1/17/2008 Name: sarah and family
i have worked in customer service a long time and beleive a good job should’nt go unnoticed.this is why i’m posting this. myself and family came into your center recently and i’m not the most computer oriented person so i needed alittle help with the putting in the names not only was i assited but i was helped without even asking. the employees noticed me and came right over. the lady on the counter was so nice to my kids she brought them small bowling balls while her co worker helped me.he was very sweet and polite a tall guy with a gotee, i should have gotten thier names.but i just wanted to let someone no they have a couple of really nice people working for them. thanks again sarah and family.

Comment Date: 1/7/2008 Name: mark
Fairlay we just had an inspection in Nov and passed everything. We oil our lanes everyday in the morning but when you do the business that we do with all the leagues it does get alittle dry out there at times.

Comment Date: 1/6/2008 Name: fairplay
it would be nice to bowl in a center that would run a legal shot the outside boards are like bumpers they are soo dry all 300’s bowled should not be honored untill USBC does a surprise lane inspection

Comment Date: 1/2/2008 Name: Kat
My whole family of 13, Grandma and Grandpa, 6 adults, two young adults, two teens and a child, visited Smyrna Bowling Center on December 29. I called the center prior to our arrival due to my fears about negative comments on this site and was quickly reassured. Upon arrival, we were greeted by two very helpful employees, Kelly and Ray. They assisted us in every possible way and even checked in on us at our lanes to be sure we didn’t need anything. We all had a great time and have decided to make it an annual tradition. I would highly recommend Smyrna Bowling Center to anyone looking for a place to go bowling.

Comment Date: 12/12/2007 Name: emma
i recently visted this place and it was great! i had such a great time with my whole experience. i lived in new york and bowling is king and this alley rivals any alley there! the staff were so friendly i’m even joining a league they recommened. ray and candy were thier names they were great! also their salad was good too. well thats all i just love that place the whole place whats great!!!! thanks emma

Comment Date: 12/9/2007 Name: Erick
Today’s date is Saturday,December 08,07.
My family and I visited your establishment this evening. My wife and myself played four game’s each.Purchaced $40.00 on food purchase’s (not on alcholic beverage’s).
I reserved a lane in advace on friday,for us and guest’s. Bought a new bowling ball for $79.95 plus tax. My guest’s arrived late,they paid for themselve’s a child and one more adult. They where told there (3) three year old was free.
In the middle of there second game the lane was shut down. They where told to start the lane back up they would have to pay an additional ($7.00) seven dollors for the three year old child.
My friend was confused about the extra charge,paid and then we sat down and talked,realizeing that they where chargeing for a three year old child that was told earlier was free.
My friend went to talk to the attendent/cashier, he was rudely ignored,the attendent not busy with any other customer’s at the desk or on the phone acted like we where not there.
My friend stepped to the side of the counter to get his attention, was then reconized and was told to get behind the desk or the police would be called.
My friend stated his case and ended with (please call the cops). Not once raising his voice or making a scene to disturb other customer’s.
We went back to our game, police arrived, the officer was told story and my friend agreed to not step behind counter.
The attendent rudely stated that my friend had to leave anyway.But the rest of us could stay. So I spoke up and told the attendent that it was fine, my family and friend’s would also leave, never grace the door’s of smyrna bowling center agian.
This was the second chance my family has given this establishment and attendent’s are rude and power pusher’s(bullies).
A little bit on the last time we where in the bowling center was for my child’s birthday party and the attendent’s ruined that as well.
Once agian, my family and I will not be setting foot in your astablishment agian.
My hope is that this will reach the owner and according to your web site here, this has happend before. Action from management hopefully will be taken. For we where out for a family outing and was confronted by rude people and officer’s of the law when we did nothing wrong but to confront a rude power hungry bully.

Comment Date: 12/8/2007 Name: Me
VERY VERY RUDE management! Will never be back!!

Comment Date: 11/13/2007 Name: league bowler
in response to someone saying that murfreesboro employees are helpful. you must not bowl there often. Very rarely are they at the counter. They are out wondering around with their boyfriends in the down stairs office. I have bowled so many leagues in that building and have seen it all. The owner does not care so the employees do not care.
i have recently been bowling in Smryna and have been very impressed with their staff and how their buisness is ran. If Murfreesboro is so much better than Smryna why is all of their leagues now in Smryna. Except for 4 keagues that stayed. Think about it {deleted}

Comment Date: 7/24/2007 Name: Sparky
I love this alley but soemone had written their name in dook on the bathroom stall. It was apparent it had been there for a long time. Great times though!

Comment Date: 4/19/2007 Name: Anonymous
I love Smyrna Bowling Center! Our school attends the center every year and we are always pleased with the service and respect we get. Kelly has been amazing to help us feel comfortable, and make good use of our time there. The kids love visiting the Smyrna Bowling Center and look forward to it every year. We come from Murfreesboro, but choose Smyrna because of their flexibility with our group. Thanks so much!

Comment Date: 3/6/2007 Name: mark
On wednesday nights every week starting at 9pm is our new ladies night! this is a special night for the ladies and they can bowl the three hour special for only$6.00 each…more info at

Comment Date: 2/27/2007 Name: Josh Knight
Fake rating. This bowling alley is OK but don’t make up a rank for yourself. 17960 when I added my comment. I smell something wrong here.

Comment Date: 2/27/2007 Name: Chad
Come on guys and gals. 5 stars and nearly 18,000 votes. I doubt if that many people have even bowled there. What a joke! I personally like to bowl at Smyrna Lanes but don’t make a joke of the rating!

Comment Date: 2/17/2007 Name: mark
new league forming on sunday nights. we are forming a new restuarant league for those that work in full service or fast food restuarants. coming march 4th on sunday night at midnight will be free bowling party till 2am. you must join the league to bowl for free. plus our snack bar will be open so you can purchase food and drinks. we already have several signed up for this new league so come on nashville and surrounding counties lets make this a great new league!!! march 4th from midnight to 2am….also if you join the league you get to bowl for $1.00 after your league is over…

Comment Date: 1/16/2007 Name: mark
State Bowling: The TSSAA state bowling tournament will again be held at the Smyrna Bowling Center Jan. 25-27. Besides team champions, individual champs will be honored for the first time. Finals are at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27.

Comment Date: 1/8/2007 Name: one person
it is $4.00 a game plus $2.50 shoe rental. so if you had 4 people bowling 2 games then it should have came out as a total of $42.00 so basically if you paid $15.00 and then again $15.00 you saved $12.00…you best best is next time to come in and ask for the 3 hour specail which is $10.00 a person with 3 people min. I am sorry you had problems there but hopefully you will come back and bowl again!!

Comment Date: 1/7/2007 Name: Family Bowler
The manager of this bowling center is not people oriented and quite rude. My family and I on 1/7/07 were in the middle of bowling 2 games and the lane abruptly shut down on the 5th frame of the second game. I asked the woman behind the counter for some help. Instead of apologizing for cutting us off in the middle of the game, she said that we were cut off because we had only paid for that amount of games. I explained that we had asked for two games each. It was apparent at this time that the attendant made an error and only charged us for 3 instead of 4 players to bowl 2 games. Not a big deal, everyone makes mistakes. But the woman repeated without apology and without looking into the matter that we had only paid for the amount of frames we were allotted and it would cost us $15 to finish the last 5 frames of the game. After thinking this through, I realized that we had just paid $15 for 1.5 games, and now we were asked to pay another $15 for .5 games. It didn�t add up, so I told her that doesn�t make sense and she proceeded to explain why she was right and I was wrong. After repeating my case that this doesn�t make sense, I had her put it on paper as to why we would be changed so much to finish the second game. When she put it on paper, she realized she was going to charge us the wrong amount, but still no apology. By this time I was frustrated and asked for the manager. She was the manager. We walked out not wanting to bowl in this alley again.

Comment Date: 1/6/2007 Name: mark
I am a worker on 3rd shift here and have only been working here since nov 2006 and would like anyone that has had a problem in the past with anyone being rude please give us another try. I will make sure if you come in on 3rd shift that you will be treated with the most upright respect. I am the M O D now and promise to make you vist a great one! please go see our blog that I have created to let everyone know our specails.

Comment Date: 1/6/2007 Name: anonymous
ur site s*x… ’cause yall dont have prices… or any other good info!!!!

Comment Date: 8/27/2006 Name: Anonymous
The employees there are very rude. They may have a nice center but to run a center you must have great employees. Murfreesboro lanes may not have the best running lanes but at least the employees are very helpfull and nice. I will never step foot back in Smyrna lanes and neither will all of my friends.

Comment Date: 1/16/2006 Name: Doyle Searcy
Very nice place. Great lanes.

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