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Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in New York City

Family-Friendly Bowling Alleys in New York City

Bowl a strike near you!

Bowling alleys across the country have upgraded to appeal to kids and youth players, and New York City is no exception. Fun for all ages, bowling is a fun outing any time of the year, whether it is too cold to be outdoors or if it’s sweltering and you want to stay indoors. Bring the family to a bowling alley near you, lace up those bowling shoes, and bowl a strike (or maybe three for a turkey!) for a fun day out, from cosmic bowling to other themed lanes. Find bowling alleys near you in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Also see our guides to bowling alleys on Long Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, and Fairfield County, CT.

 

Bowling Alleys in Manhattan  

Bowlmor Lanes

Chelsea Piers, Pier 60

212-835-2695

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 12pm-12am; Friday, 12pm-2am; Saturday, 11-2am; Sunday, 11-12am

Located off the West Side Highway, the venue features 40 blacklight lanes, laneside video walls, and arcade games. A private eight-lane suite in addition to a semi-private loft space features flat-screen TVs, lounge seating, and vintage games. Other activities include billiards and laser tag. Guests must be older than 21, or with a parent or guardian, after 9pm on Friday and Saturday. Children's party packages are available.

 

222 W. 44th St., Times Square

212-680-0012

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 12pm-12am; Friday, 12pm-2am; Saturday, 11-2am; Sunday, 11-12am

The 90,000-square-foot venue features 48 lanes with HD video walls, blacklights, and laneside seating. The alley boasts seven uniquely themed bowling lounges, each one depicting a particular place and time in the history of New York City. Themes include a Prohibition Era speakeasy and the iconic neighborhoods of Chinatown, Central Park, and Coney Island. Guests must be older than 21, or with a parent or guardian, after 9pm on Friday and Saturday. Children's party packages are available.

 

Frames Bowling Lounge

550 Ninth Ave., Hell's Kitchen

212-268-6909

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 12-11pm; Friday, 12pm-2am; Saturday, 11-2am; Sunday, 11am-11pm

Features 35,000 square feet of amusement, 28 lanes, a private VIP room, laneside dining and cocktail service, two full service bars, billiards, ping pong, and private karaoke. Children's party package includes two hours of bowling, pizza, chicken tenders, and option of soda or juice. Parents must bring their own cake. $39 per guest.

 

Lucky Strike Lanes Manhattan

624-660 W. 42nd St., Hell's Kitchen

646-829-0170

Hours: Monday-Wednesday and Sunday, 12pm-12am; Thursday, 12pm-1am; Friday and Saturday, 12pm-2am

Features 26 lanes, 11 competition-ready billiards tables, live music from local DJs and a food and drink menu. A VIP lounge has a private entrance, four private lanes, a bar, and DJ station. Guests must be age 21 or older after 7pm Children's party packages are available.

 

Bowling Alleys in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bowl

61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg

718-963-3369

Hours: Check the website for details.

The venue has 16 lanes and an elevated bowler's lounge. Sunday night special is available.

 

The Roll & Brew

Fort Hamilton FMWR

124 Wainwright St., Fort Hamilton

718-630-4229

Hours: Monday-Friday, 11am-9pm; Saturday, 12-9pm; Sunday, 12-8pm

Specializes in bowling with music and light shows and catered events. Also features video arcades and billiards.

 

Melody Lanes

461 37th St., Greenwood

718-832-2695

Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 9-12am; Friday and Saturday, 9-3am

Features leagues, glow bowling, parties, and an arcade. Children's party packages are available.

 

Shell Lanes

1 Bouck Court 

718-336-6700

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9-12am; Friday and Saturday, 9-1:30am; Sunday, 9-12am

Offers 32 lanes, snack counter and bar service, and cosmic bowling on Friday and Saturday nights. Children's party packages are available.

 

Funfest NY

6161 Strickland Ave. 

718-763-6800

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9-12am; Friday and Saturday, 9-1am; Sunday, 9-12am

Features synthetic lanes, new upfront ball returns, and renovated bowling machines. Children's party packages are available.

 

Bowling Alleys in Queens

Bowlero Queens

69-10 34th Ave., Woodside 

718-651-0440

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 4pm-12am; Friday, 2pm-2am; Saturday, 11-2am; Sunday, 11-12am

The venue features 35 lanes, an arcade, lounge area, and sports bar. Customizable children's parties are available.

 

Astoria Bowl

19-45 49th St., Astoria 

718-274-1910

Hours: Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 10am-11pm; Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday: 10-12am.

Features cosmic bowling and bumper bowling for children. Parties packages for children are available.

 

Bowl 360 NYC

98-18 Rockaway Blvd., Ozone Park

718-843-5553

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9-12am; Friday and Saturday, 10-1am; Sunday, 10-12am

Offers a variety of daily specials and league bowling. Party packages are available.

 

JIB Lanes

67-19 Parsons Blvd., Flushing 

718-591-0600

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9-12am; Friday and Saturday, 9-2am; Sunday, 9-1am

Kid-friendly venue features bumper bowling, lightweight bowling balls, and small shoes for children. League bowling is available. Children's party packages start at $21.50 with a minimum of 10 guests.

 

Whitestone Lanes

30-05 Whitestone Expressway, Whitestone 

718-353-6300

Hours: Open 24 hours

The venue features 48 lanes, snack bar, VIP lounge, and party area. Children's party packages start at $16.95 per child and include an hour of bowling, pizza, soda or water, candy-filled goodie bags, free game coupons, and invitations and paper goods.

 

Bowling Alleys in Staten Island

 

Rab's Country Lanes

1600 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island

718-979-1600

Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 9-12am; Friday and Saturday, 9-2am

Owned by the Wilkinson family for more than 23 years, Rab's boasts one of the largest youth bowling programs in the country and awards more than $25,000 in scholarships to youth bowlers annually. The venue features 48 lanes, 40-inch LCD overhead monitors, automatic bumpers, leagues, cosmic bowling on Fridays and Saturdays in the summer, and a full service lounge with pool tables, darts, music, and karaoke. A variety of party packages are available.

 

Showplace Entertainment Center

141 E. Service Road, Staten Island

718-477-2695

Hours: Open daily. Call for hours.

The family fun center features 32 lanes with state-of-the art touch screen monitors and 42” LED TVs, glow-in-the-dark bowling and bowling balls that glow, arcade games, and the Showplace Sports Bar and Snack Bar that offers pizza, salads, wraps and more. Children's party packages are available.