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Hours

Regular Hours

Payment method
cash, cash only, all major credit cards, amex, discover, master card, visa
Price Range
$$
Neighborhoods
North Philadelphia, Northern Liberties - Fishtown
AKA

Photo Booth At North Bowl

North Bowl Lounge n Lanes

Categories
Bowling, Amusement Places & Arcades, Bars, Cocktail Lounges, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Free

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Takes Reservations: No

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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Simply Inviting

10/27/2010

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Overall
Hands Down the Best!

Awesome place to hang out, act like a kid without having to trip over them or hear them screaming.... upstairs is great for relaxing while you wait for your lane. Great music and lots of fun! They are super friendly there and I highly recommend their Cosmos...

tbarbour89

07/25/2009

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Overall
The Best

where me and my girl of two years had our first date a great place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kcphila

11/13/2008

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Overall
awesome! great deal!

Lucky Strike's continual operation is mystifying considering the existence of North Bowl.

NB is has great prices (for bowling, food and beer), a great interior, pretty good music and photo booths!

Definitely a fun spot in Northern Liberties.

djsurf82

04/21/2008

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Overall
Don't waste your time...or your money if your looking to throw a party!

I've lived in northern liberties for a few years now and love the neighborhood bars. When I first learned that a bowling alley was going to setup shop on 2nd St, my friends and I thought it was going to be another cheezy ""Lucky Strike"", which is nothing more than a TGI Fridays with a few bowling lanes crammed in.

We gave North Bowl a shot when it first opened and was very impressed with the decor, drinks, music, and overall vibe. We actually started to become regulars and rarely going for the bowling. The tator tots are good, as well as the mac-n-cheese.

So when a close friend wanted to find a place to have a birthday party we all thought that North Bowl would be a great idea. Unfortunately, that was a BAD idea.

We decided to reserve the 4 lanes on the top floor, with open bar from 10:30 - 12:30 (beer and wine only). The cost was WAY overpriced, but we thought we'd make the best out of it, since unlimited bowling was included. When we got there, one of the lanes was out of service so we only had 3 lanes. So the management decided to give us the whole night on the bowling lanes, seeing how we paid enough to be there anyways.

When it got close for the open bar to shut down, a few of the party goers asked the bar tender to load up on a few rounds (it's worth trying). So we were able to get about 3 extra rounds in before we were cut off. This didn't go over well with the management. After the manager (little short guy) chewed out the bartender, he shut off our lanes and told us to call it a night.

I can totally understand if we abused our open bar previledges, but we're talking about making a fus over a few beers that were already paid for. NOT A GOOD MOVE. I'll no longer do business with North Bowl, nor will I recommend that anyone throw events there. You're just wasting your money and the management doesn't appreciate your patronage. Simply put, just find another bar. There's no need to pay a fortune to bowl.

co0929

02/20/2008

Provided by Citysearch - 
Overall
Best atmosphere for bowling in town

North bowl takes the retro lounge style of bowling alley like lucky strike and pairs it with a more affordable time for food and drink as well as better quality. They only have about 20 lanes so make a reservation for you lane
also try the philly fondue

jessilovesbacon

06/24/2007

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Overall
Good old-fashioned fun

Even waiting for a lane is fun. Grab a drink, shoot some pool, play some pinball and the time flies. Once you get to your lane, you're sure to be impressed by how nice it is. AND they have tons of bowlingballs - no more missed spares because the ball got stuck on your thumb. The cocktail servers have always been great, promptly bringing ice cold drinks and hot food. Snacking on tater tots (as for the dipping sauces, the cheese one is my favorite) and mini-cheeseburgers goes great with a beer, of which the selection far exceeds your standard bowling alley drafts. And don't forget to stop by the photobooth on your way out!

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