Tower Lanes Entertainment & Bowling Center

Tower Lanes Entertainment & Bowling Center

  Name: Tower Lanes Entertainment & Bowling Center  
  Address: 6323 6th Avenue  
  City: Tacoma  
  State: WA  
  Zip: 98406  
  Phone: (253) 564-8853  
  Hours: Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day  
  Lanes: 16  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: Restaurant  
How Does Tower Lanes Entertainment & Bowling Center Rate?
Votes:    51
Lanes: Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2
Food: Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1
Price: Actual Value is 3.3Actual Value is 3.3Actual Value is 3.3Actual Value is 3.3
Fun: Actual Value is 3.3Actual Value is 3.3Actual Value is 3.3Actual Value is 3.3
Overall: Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2Actual Value is 3.2
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Tower Lanes Entertainment & Bowling Center Comments

Comment Date: 4/11/2012 Name: josup
What a great bowling alley clean great staff and the mini golf is awsome very kid freindly

Comment Date: 11/19/2011 Name: Anonymous
Wow, this place is nice compared to years ago when we used to go. Everything is pretty much new inside it looks. gold area looks better and pool tables in great shape should keep us coming back if you keep up good work

Comment Date: 1/9/2011 Name: relative customer
lol u think big daddy fell for that excuse

Comment Date: 10/17/2009 Name: Anonymous
Like how we can pick our own music on the music box to hear when we bowl. people here are nice

Comment Date: 10/3/2009 Name: jada!
hey i luv the bowling alley but the lans kinda s*ck they like get messed up easily thts only thing thats bad o and all the new ongs like newboz and other stff try to play that more ppl think it ver popular now and it will please the teens to SO THANX TRY MY IDEAS OUT!

Comment Date: 9/26/2009 Name: Friday Bowler
Good Job! Your changes are really making a hit. Our league, which was dwindling like so many others in this economy is actually FULL! The places is clean (Great work!) and the staff is friendly and helpful (especially Pat and Jason). Keep up the good work!

Comment Date: 2/5/2009 Name: Anonymous
WOW! What more is there to say. Used to eat here a lot years back, but the food and service went bad. Went last week for the first time, and the food and service was great. Will be going back as a regular again. Another WOW! The bowling area looks fantastic. Arcade room not a room anymore, but rather a great looking open concept with good pool tables. Golf course in back also looks good. Could not figure out what is changed on the golf, but something is different as it looks new again. Thanks to whomever for bringing this place back to life.

Comment Date: 12/20/2008 Name: fab!!!!
love the new look the place is looking better by the day

Comment Date: 12/7/2008 Name: Jon T.
My Daughter has recently taken up bowling for the Wilson High bowling team (Tower is the home house). My wife and I have also decided to get into the sport. Bob and Brenda have been great to work with. It’s a nice place to be, and being an insomniac, I love to be able to bowl 24 hours a day.

Comment Date: 11/22/2008 Name: Anonymous
Checked this place out, and what a facelift it has gotten! The whole feel is very good. Was even able to shoot pool since the garbage pool tables have been replaced with new ones. good job, Tower! We will be back!

Comment Date: 9/27/2008 Name: Tacoma Bowler
Kudos to Bob Hanson and the other owners! They are doing what they said they were going to do, clean it up and make it better! The neon sign finally works! (I think you need a computerized LED sign like the restaurant nearby so you change the sign more often!) The paint job on the outside looks good too! Bathrooms! YES, much better!
I know they upgraded the mini golf but heard rumors they may go back to 24 lanes….is that true?
Regardless, Towers is getting better every day.

Comment Date: 9/22/2008 Name: mini golfer
COOL! a brand new putt putt course and no more dust from that bark stuff, and all the lights work, waters not dirty anymore, new greens, totally awsome, nice going TOWERS!

Comment Date: 9/1/2008 Name: Tacoma Bowler
New Owners have taken over and they will make this a much better place to bowl! It will be more family oriented too. Local ownership who gives a damn about their business. It’s well known in the bowling circle that previous ownership didn’t want to do anything to the place.
Towers Restaurant use to be 24 hrs and was packed all the time.
New ownership will make sure the place is clean and the employees working the desk will be on their toes too or they won’t have a job. Of course, what do you expect when you don’t pay them a wage they can support themselves on?
Best of luck to the new owners, they will make it better!

Comment Date: 8/31/2008 Name: Bob Hanson
I and four other partners purchased Tower lanes on Aug. 1st We are very excited to take a center that needed some help and turn it into a place that we will be proud of. We are already in the process of remoldeling almost the whole Center. The improvements include NEW BATHROOMS, expanded gameroom, new carpets. remodeld Mini-Golf, paint inside and out, a new room for corprate meetings, and a new sign.
all improvements are scheduled to be completed by the end of September, Our ownership group which includes: three hall of fame bowlers (Bob Hanson, Jeanne Naccarato, and Gary Glein) a Chiroprator, Lance Lorfeld who grew up in a bowling Center in Iowa and an accountant Andy Ritting. We are very exited about turning this bowling center into a clean, safe place for customers of all ages to enjoy the sport of bowling, play around of indoor Mini Golf or shoot pool in the new game room. For all the negative comments read in these posts, please
come back, visit the bowl and see the changes.
Bob Hanson

Comment Date: 8/3/2008 Name: Ryan

Comment Date: 5/13/2008 Name: Anonymous
At least next time use a name in the phone book?

Comment Date: 5/3/2008 Name: Nikki Nickerton
The bowling was fair, the staff is cranked out! For a Saturday night & some cheap drinks it’s the place to be! Do not take your children!

Comment Date: 1/26/2008 Name: Brenda
Towers really aint that bad I like the front desk worker but some of the other people there I’m not sure about…..ONE thing the bathrooms don’t get me started need upgrading soooooooooooooo bad and they need a baby changing table up in there I have to change my 2 month old in my car cause the bathrooms are so filthy….

Comment Date: 12/11/2007 Name: employee
reading the newer comments I have absolutely seen all types of people at Towers,however, we have several bitter former employees that robbed us blind and I take that in consideration! In the 8 years I have worked there,certainly we have had problems as in anywhere there is a mixture of guests,but incidents happen! There definitely is going to be problems anywhere but what I’ve seen here is more with past employees!

Comment Date: 12/11/2007 Name: Mike
Didnt even get through the door as I had to pull a gun on some miscreant who was shaking down my girlfriend. Never again.

Comment Date: 12/11/2007 Name: Dennis
Watched this place fall from grace over the years. If they got rid of the junkies, who would go there? Nobody. Cause it s*cks. Last time i was there, my car got broken into and it was parked by the restraunt door. Apparently nobody saw them breaking my window , popping my trunk, and summarily removing everything. The city should do us all a favor and shut it down until responsible owners can buy it and run out the riff raff. I will drive the extra 15 miles to Daffodil, or if I have to, Narrows Plaza.Would not go near Tower without a comprehensive policy on your vehicle insurance. In which case after you pay for your bowling, tack on another $500.00 for your deductible. If you drive a piece of crap, have fun. Watch out for the needles in the restrooms, and the crankster ganksters hanging around. Maybe lightning will hit it and burn it down.

Comment Date: 12/6/2007 Name: Jim
how sad to see the decline of a legend on 6th Ave. Through the last few years my family and I have watched the bad choices of ‘management’ of restaurant since Gerta left and cringed! Towers has the misfortune of having the absolute worst choices and in turn have absolutely ruined the reputation of their once functioning restaurant.

Comment Date: 7/9/2007 Name: jerry hanks
We had fun bowled with family
needs a little updating…

Comment Date: 2/6/2007 Name: walk in
Good restraunt and nice waitress, but my family really was a little nervous about some of the folks hanging around. Restrooms need help, they make a patron of the restraunt wonder. I see the facility as a nice place to bowl, but there are some undesirables hanging around, particularly the phone. Some of the front desk help are unfriendly, the proshop however is the exact oppisite, go figure.

Comment Date: 2/2/2007 Name: FRANK
Hey I missed that one, some bowling centers management is there doing actual work, not like some centers, I guess I have some imaginary visitors walking in. Probably from Puyallup, keep it coming, the more customers the better.

Comment Date: 1/31/2007 Name: Vern
Old center kind of smelly
Workers kind of nasty

Comment Date: 1/29/2007 Name: walk in
Tower lanes not bad in appearance but I met some guy all geeked out said he was Frank the mechanic
I guess the management isn’t around much or they would realize they have a crank user for an employee.Check it out owners and managers

Comment Date: 1/22/2007 Name: Mike
Please clean the bathrooms, they smell like pee.

Comment Date: 1/17/2007 Name: league bowler
Great they hired another druggie for a mechanic
I will take my business elsewhere
Especially family business,I won’t support dope fiends like {deleted}

Comment Date: 10/22/2006 Name: Johnny
Tower lanes is great if you don’t have a good time then it’s most likely that you s*ck.

Comment Date: 5/11/2006 Name: Jimmy
Great lanes and prices. Always have special deals in the pro shop and the pro (Bob) is great. Service in restaurants is also really good.

Comment Date: 1/30/2006 Name: Nick
I love this place, I always average 200+.

Comment Date: 7/13/2005 Name: hipskaterdude
This place is a great place to learn and a lot of fun to chill with the homies, I don’t know about all the smoking and the arcade is awesome, great place for some fun.

Comment Date: 4/3/2005 Name: bowler02938
It was no good at all bad bad bad bad bad bad………I want to go home now.

Comment Date: 3/17/2005 Name: Sara jo
I hear the arcade is great, I really want to see that.

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