Although Seattle is mostly known for its grunge music and coffee shops, Seattle is home to quite a few bowling alleys and even some local bowling leagues. Families, tourists, and locals alike can all find a fun place to bowl in and around the city.
From family friendly bowling birthday parties to adult only entertainment centers, Seattle has bowling alleys for all kinds. In this article, we will go over 10 of the best places to go bowling in and around Seattle.
1. HUB (Husky Union Building) Games
Established in 1973, HUB Games offer bowling, billiards, tennis, video games, air hockey, and arcade machines in one fun and inexpensive location. They are located in the University District, nestled between a variety of thrift shops and restaurants.
Currently, HUB Games has 12 bowling lanes, making it a cozy place to play with friends and family. Patrons can host birthday parties and other celebrations here, as well as rent and play video games in the same facility.
2. West Seattle Bowl
One of the oldest bowling locations in Seattle, West Seattle Bowl has been open since 1948. Over time, they have expanded to a total of 32 bowling lanes, 2 restaurants, a bar, and a lounge. They also offer tournaments, open play, and leagues and are open to both adults and kids. Customers can also reserve space for parties and catering.
In addition to their classic bowling services, West Seattle Bowl now offers a video interactive bowling experience that customers can reserve. Their pub is open for breakfast on weekends and their lounge has a menu of custom cocktails.
3. Better Off Bowling
Currently boasting the title of the world’s biggest co-ed social bowling league, Better Off Bowling has over 114,000 members currently. They host leagues all over the United States for all ages. Their facility is also equipped with an after-bowling bar with special drinks and bar games.
Focused on building community, Better Off Bowling is great for those looking to try out a new type of social event or those who want to try something different with their friend group. Better Off Bowling helps players build and organize their own teams and even offers team shirts to really create that sense of community and team bonding.
4. Skyway Park Bowl
Located inside of the Skyway Park Shopping Center, Skyway Park Bowl is a fun venue located in South Seattle away from the bustle of other tourist areas. Known for their great pricing deals, Skyway Park Bowl is ideal for families looking to go bowling in a laid back but cozy environment.
Skyway Park Bowl is more old school with its decor, making it stand out from other bowling alleys that favor the newer trend of neon lighting. They offer both food and drinks and always have deals available on Groupon for those looking to save a few extra bucks.
5. Roxy’s Casino: Bowling Bar and Grill
Although the title of Roxy’s suggests an adult only casino, their bowling alley, Roxybury Lanes, actually offers family packages and birthday parties and hosts local bowling leagues, making it a great place for all kinds of people to meet and bowl together. Their pricing is fairly inexpensive and they always have family and weekend specials going on.
Roxbury Lanes also keeps a regular bowling league schedule for players that are more serious about bowling. Families and more casual players can still enjoy the lanes and can reserve the bowling area and arcade for birthday parties and other celebrations with food included.They also have a menu of food and drinks available.
6. Garage Billiards and Bowl
This bowling venue offers a drink menu of craft beer and cocktails and trendy neon interior to match its 21+ guest policy. Garage has a combination of 20 bowling lanes and 25 pool tables, along with an outdoor fire pit for guests to sit and relax.
Garage offers pricing specials regularly, including half-off arcade games every Wednesday. They also offer their space for parties or corporate events, complete with their own event planners and food and drink menu.
7. Bowlero South Seattle
Outfitted with an impressive 40 bowling lanes, Bowlero South Seattle is a great place to host fun parties for corporate groups, kids, teenagers, and adults alike. Their facility also hosts an arcade and billiards area, along with food and drinks, making it a convenient one stop location for fun and entertainment.
Bowlero South Seattle regularly offers its customers price specials on both the bowling lanes and the arcade area. Leagues and social clubs are also available. Bowlero has a north Seattle location as well, located in Lynnwood.
8. Tech City Bowl
Known as the premiere Seattle-Eastside bowling center, Tech City Bowl has been open since 1957. Their facility is family friendly but is also popular for sport enthusiasts, boasting a total of 32 lanes outfitted with bumpers, Clutch Lighting, and more. Tech City Bowl also regularly hosts bowling leagues, as well as family parties and corporate events.
Tech City Bowl is located just outside of Seattle in Kirkland, one of the increasingly popular neighborhoods on the Seattle-Eastside. This tried and true bowling center has late nights on weekends for adults, pricing specials for families, and off hours reservations for private groups.
9. Round1 Bowling and Amusement
Located in the Westfield Southcenter shopping mall, this multi-entertainment facility boasts 14 bowling alleys. They also offer arcade games, billiards, karaoke, ping pong, darts, and more. There is even a Kids Zone play area, crane machines filled with toys and stuffed animals, and a prize cabinet where players can trade in tickets.
Although Round1 is located outside of downtown Seattle, its large selection of activities and late night hours has made it a popular destination for both kids and adults alike. The amusement center even has food and alcoholic drinks, although patrons can step outside of the arcade during mall hours to get food from one of the many convenient restaurants and kiosks.
10. Lucky Strike Bellevue
This trendy bowling hotspot is located just outside of Seattle in downtown Bellevue. The entertainment center also has a lounge, dance floor, regular DJs, and arcade machines. Events are often hosted here and the facility is open to kids during the day, although it is always 21+ at night until it closes at midnight.
Lucky Strike’s late hours, food and drink selection, and neon lighting has made it a popular weekend spot for adults. It is located just below Lincoln Square’s Cinemark and across the street from the Bellevue Square Mall, wedging it directly in the heart of Bellevue.