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Address: 140 S Maple Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046-4212
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We've been going sporadically for years, but only because it's the only bowling option within shouting distance. The place is clean, but the service is mediocre, the food ho-ho... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my third (and last) negative experience here. I came at 11am on a Saturday morning with my spouse and 3 young kids. We asked for 2 lanes and were told that it was "too busy" and they would only give us one lane. Of the 23 lanes on our side, 4 were in use. I told the manager... More 

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32 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've been going sporadically for years, but only because it's the only bowling option within shouting distance. The place is clean, but the service is mediocre, the food ho-ho hum, the scoring system outdated, and the balls ancient. No complaints about the shoes, however.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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80 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Went here for a company event. This place is seeing it's age. Was not anything spectacular. Old scoring system. Plenty of different weight balls. Shoes had new heels that actually made it more difficult to slide. Customer service was average if not below. Catering staff were not friendly and simply there to do a job. Alcoholic Drink selection was abysmal... More 

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Thank NMGRRL
Vienna, Virginia
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50 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

My God father was a good Bowler ; he would take us there as kids . we learned how have fun instead playing football and baseball all the time

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Thank Joe C
Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

It's like I'm a kid again. They have some fancy craft beers and of course the basics. Come early on peak nights! It's all you can bowl on Thursday nights so take advantage.

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Thank Kevin P
Long Island City, New York
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Its old school bowling at its best. The beer is cold, the food is greasy, the fries are hot and the lanes are fast. If you love to bowl in the tradition, no curated menu, specialty r drinks or IPAs - this is the place... It has the old bowling shoe leather smell, and enough old salts on hand to... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Not that bad, the computer system is out of date, but they have cold beer. Food did not look worth trying. Staff was friendly.

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Thank SgtRobertThaler
Falls Church, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

This bowling alley has been around for a long time. It is a typical Bowling alley setup from the days when these venues were widespread. So far the developers have been kept at bay. Really worth a visit.

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Thank Walter G
Falls Church, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

A group from our local tennis club had a social outing here a few years ago. This is a bowling alley. It is very much like all other bowling alleys, which is neither good nor bad - just a fact. I don't recall if I had anything to eat, but I did order a glass of (white) wine from the... More 

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Thank Steven S
North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

it's a nice place. it is pretty big, so no waiting time. fast service, it is actually perfect place for a big group of friends.

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