Bowling Alley NYC

Looking for a happy diversion to keep you on your toes? Consider the delights of an NYC bowling alley. Like most every other attraction in NYC, the city's bowling alleys up the ante with trendy interiors and eye-catching decor. You can also bet that the food is far better in these big city bowling alleys than the lanes anywhere else in the country. Rounded up below are our top picks for bowling in New York.

Best of NYC Bowling Alleys: Frames Bowling Lounge (Midtown West)

Frames Bowling

Is Frames Bowling Lounge too swank to be a mere bowling alley? After all, it's a venue with a private VIP room, two full service bars, a plush billiards lounge, and a ping pong room as well as more than two dozen lanes for your bowling pleasure. While you’ll find all the staples here, every single one is next level. Here, the hot pretzels come with truffle béchamel. You'll find jumbo coconut shrimp with ginger plum sauce and an artisanal grilled cheese with brie, smoked gouda, manchego, aged cheddar, parmesan, and fig compote. They also offer sumptuous platters of finger-licking wings. These oversized legends are like nothing else in the city, available in classic spicy buffalo, Asian teriyaki, sizzling BBQ, and garlic parmesan. You will require extra napkins — count on it. 550 Ninth Ave., 212-268-6909,

Best of NYC Bowling Alleys: Brooklyn Bowl (Brooklyn)

Brooklyn Bowl

If you're looking for an elevated bowling experience in Brooklyn, look no further than Brooklyn Bowl. Here, the motto is rock and roll, because they pair concerts with your trip down the lanes. Speaking of which, Brooklyn Bowl has 16 lanes, large leather Chesterfield sofas, their concert space, and critically acclaimed food by Blue Ribbon — the best local fried chicken in the city, by many accounts. The menu includes ribs, BBQ wings, fried chicken platters, sliders, burgers, and an array of tasty sides (coleslaw, pickled cucumber salad, southern collard greens, mashed potatoes, and red beans and rice). Arrive with an appetite. 61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg, 718-963-3369,

Best of NYC Bowling Alleys: Bowlmor (Midtown West)


Bowlmor (aka Bowlero) is part of a national chain, and recently underwent a multimillion-dollar makeover. This 90,000 square foot venue now has provides 50 updated lanes featuring HD video walls with brilliant backlights and posh laneside seating in addition to a stellar video arcade that offers up some of the most fun games in the city. To up the ante, Bowlmor has seven uniquely-themed bowling lounges, each reflecting a specific place and time in NYC. From a Prohibition-inspired speakeasy lounge to a Coney Island inspired lounge, there’s plenty to be seen and explored at Bowlmor at 222 W. 44th St.  in Times Square. There's an additional location in Chelsea at Pier 60. 212-680-0012,

Best of NYC Bowling Alleys: Astoria Bowl (Queens)

Astoria Bowl

Bowl 360 Astoria is the former home of Astoria Bowl. They offer 28 lanes and a state-of-the-art scoring system that combines the 21st Century technology with the nostalgia of your childhood bowling center. Non-bowlers — or those waiting for a lane to open — can take a seat at the premium bar. If you’re looking for something special, stop by during Cosmic Bowling, when the lights get lowered, and a thrilling night of music ensues. 19-45 49th St., 718-274-1910,

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