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Bowlmor Lanes

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110 University Pl., New York, NY 10003 40.734338 -73.992472
nr. 13th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-255-8188 Send to Phone
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  • Reader Rating:

    6 out of 10


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  • Scene: Bowling Alley, Bar Food, Classic NY, DJ, Nightclub, Theme
Photo by Shanna Ravindra

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Happy Hour

Mon-Fri, Sun, 4pm-7pm; $3 Bud and Bud Light drafts, $4 Bud and Bud Light bottles, half-off appetizers

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa


This venue is closed.

Dating from 1938, Bowlmor was the site of television's first bowling shows during the late '50s. But after a multimillion-dollar renovation, this landmark to the golden age of bowling feels contrived. One step away from being a 42nd Street theme bar, it sometimes functions as an Elks Club for media professionals, what with all the corporate bashes (and, once upon a time, launch parties) thrown here. Still, it's a sporty alternative to the usual East Village club circuit. Even if you don't feel like crashing pins, enjoy a Jetsons moment in Bowlmor's restored retro lounge, done up with large orange and brown vinyl booths and wooden-topped tables.


Legend has it that Richard M. Nixon knocked some pins here. And when the Rolling Stones stopped by after a show, Keith Richards threw his ball clear across the lanes.

Night Strikes on Mondays from 9pm-1am; $24 a person for unlimited bowling.