Lighting Strikes

★★★☆☆
  • 3600 Roosevelt Blvd

    Birmingham, AL 35235

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  • 205-655-4500

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We went to Lighting Strikes tonight. 12-30-10. (Thursday night) We had a great time, Our kids really enjoyed the arcade room and we were able to order drinks and stuff with no problems. The staff was very helpful and they came around to check to see if everything was ok. The parking lot was good. No hanging out or anything. We give it a 9 out of 10.

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★★★★☆

We went to Lighting Strikes tonight. 12-30-10. (Thursday night) We had a great time, Our kids really enjoyed the arcade room and we were able to order drinks and stuff with no problems. The staff was very helpful and they came around to check to see if everything was ok. The parking lot was good. No hanging out or anything. We give it a 9 out of 10.

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We had a great time at lightning strikes. it felt like home to my family after 20 minutes because the staff walked us through our first game of bowling ever. they even did their best not to laugh at our novice bowling skills and gave us pointers until we started hitting pins. the customer service was first class. the arcade still needs help but they are clearly working on it. we even talked to the nice bald man that was in the middle of repairing games but still made time to answer our questions. we will definitely be back soon.

5
★★★★★

We had a great time at lightning strikes. it felt like home to my family after 20 minutes because the staff walked us through our first game of bowling ever. they even did their best not to laugh at our novice bowling skills and gave us pointers until we started hitting pins. the customer service was first class. the arcade still needs help but they are clearly working on it. we even talked to the nice bald man that was in the middle of repairing games but still made time to answer our questions. we will definitely be back soon.

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The best way to describe this place is NASTY, NASTY,,,NASTY. My husband and I went for his birthday to play some pool; however, due to the amount of smoke, it was impossible for us to go into the room. Trussville has a ban of no smoking; however, it does not apply here. The lady at the front had the doors closed; however, the rear exit was open so all the smoke came down the hallway. It was so thick you could see a cloud in the air.

The lines to get a drink whether coke or alcohol were long. My husband stayed up at the bar waiting for over 15 minutes with no luck. We didn't care about drinking anyway so I went to get us a fountain drink. There were three people in front of me placing and order. I waited over 5 minutes and the line never moved----just to place the order. The man behind the counter was not well kept, long hair. Yuck. He would take money and then get the food without washing his hands. I saw him getting the garbage around the bowling alley and never saw him wash his hands then either. He had to go somewhere besides the bathroom to wash b/c the bathroom was also nasty with no soap or tissue.

I went out to my car and there were people "hanging" in the parking lot whether they were in their cars or just walking around. I did not feel safe and when I saw young ladies coming out, the boys/men around there looked at them like they were something to eat.

I would rather go over to 280 to play than go in Trussville. I agree with someone that posted it was like a cops show down there and he is exactly right.

L.S needs to clean up the place entirely---especially the bathrooms and counters. They need to do something to keep people who just "hang out" and purchase nothing to leave and go elsewhere b/c a $5 admission charge won't get it. If you are not going to bowl, play pool,(drink in the bar,,,,,,then just leave. We had to wait a little for a lane to open, but we played for an hour or so then we left.

1
★☆☆☆☆

The best way to describe this place is NASTY, NASTY,,,NASTY. My husband and I went for his birthday to play some pool; however, due to the amount of smoke, it was impossible for us to go into the room. Trussville has a ban of no smoking; however, it does not apply here. The lady at the front had the doors closed; however, the rear exit was open so all the smoke came down the hallway. It was so thick you could see a cloud in the air.

The lines to get a drink whether coke or alcohol were long. My husband stayed up at the bar waiting for over 15 minutes with no luck. We didn't care about drinking anyway so I went to get us a fountain drink. There were three people in front of me placing and order. I waited over 5 minutes and the line never moved----just to place the order. The man behind the counter was not well kept, long hair. Yuck. He would take money and then get the food without washing his hands. I saw him getting the garbage around the bowling alley and never saw him wash his hands then either. He had to go somewhere besides the bathroom to wash b/c the bathroom was also nasty with no soap or tissue.

I went out to my car and there were people "hanging" in the parking lot whether they were in their cars or just walking around. I did not feel safe and when I saw young ladies coming out, the boys/men around there looked at them like they were something to eat.

I would rather go over to 280 to play than go in Trussville. I agree with someone that posted it was like a cops show down there and he is exactly right.

L.S needs to clean up the place entirely---especially the bathrooms and counters. They need to do something to keep people who just "hang out" and purchase nothing to leave and go elsewhere b/c a $5 admission charge won't get it. If you are not going to bowl, play pool,(drink in the bar,,,,,,then just leave. We had to wait a little for a lane to open, but we played for an hour or so then we left.

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"at lightning strikes, our professional staff prides themselves in providing our customers with excellent service, a friendly and clean enviroment and most importantly happy memories..." THAT'S WHAT THEIR WEB SITE EXPLAINS, DEFINATELY NOT THE CASE !!! HERE R A LIST OF THINGS THAT WENT WRONG FOR THE TWO HOURS I WAS THERE ON JAN.4 2010. *LEFT 3 MESSAGES , 2 WEEKS LATER GOT A CALL BACK WITH THE EXCUSE THAT THEY HAVE BEEN BUSY~ UNDERSTANDABLE ~. UNDER STAFFED,CONCESSION STAFF WAS VERY RUDE AND TEXT ON THEIR PHONE WHILE THERE WAS A LINE OF PEOPLE TRYING TO ORDER. ORDERED THREE PIZZA SAID THEY ONLY HAD ENOUGH CHEESE FOR TWO , WHEN THERE IS A TARGET A MIN DOWN THE HILL NOT EXCUSEABLE !!! NOT ONLY WAS THE STAFF RUDE TO MY FAMILY THEY WERE RUDE TO A YOUNG GIRL ABOUT 6, WHOM I DIDNT KNOW BUT INCOUNTERED THE LADIE BEING VERY UNPROFESSIONAL TO A CHILD !!! NOT EXCUSEABLE! PIZZA WAS SUPPOSE TO TAKE 30 MINS TOOK A HOUR! BATHROOMS HAD NO TISSUE OR SOAP BUT THEY DIDNT HAVE CHEMICALS LEFT UNATTENDED IN THE RESTROOMS. IT WAS NOT WORTH THE MONEY , STAFFING IS A BIG PROBLEM SO I SUGGEST IF U LIKE RUDE PEOPLE HORRIABLE FOOD AND HIGH PRICES HAVE A B-DAY PARTY HERE, BY THE WAY IT WAS MY 4 YEARS OLDS B-DAY PARTY WITH 15 PEOPLE AND TWO PIZZA'S COME ON NOW COULD HAVE ORDER OUT !!!!!! VERY POOR !!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

"at lightning strikes, our professional staff prides themselves in providing our customers with excellent service, a friendly and clean enviroment and most importantly happy memories..." THAT'S WHAT THEIR WEB SITE EXPLAINS, DEFINATELY NOT THE CASE !!! HERE R A LIST OF THINGS THAT WENT WRONG FOR THE TWO HOURS I WAS THERE ON JAN.4 2010. *LEFT 3 MESSAGES , 2 WEEKS LATER GOT A CALL BACK WITH THE EXCUSE THAT THEY HAVE BEEN BUSY~ UNDERSTANDABLE ~. UNDER STAFFED,CONCESSION STAFF WAS VERY RUDE AND TEXT ON THEIR PHONE WHILE THERE WAS A LINE OF PEOPLE TRYING TO ORDER. ORDERED THREE PIZZA SAID THEY ONLY HAD ENOUGH CHEESE FOR TWO , WHEN THERE IS A TARGET A MIN DOWN THE HILL NOT EXCUSEABLE !!! NOT ONLY WAS THE STAFF RUDE TO MY FAMILY THEY WERE RUDE TO A YOUNG GIRL ABOUT 6, WHOM I DIDNT KNOW BUT INCOUNTERED THE LADIE BEING VERY UNPROFESSIONAL TO A CHILD !!! NOT EXCUSEABLE! PIZZA WAS SUPPOSE TO TAKE 30 MINS TOOK A HOUR! BATHROOMS HAD NO TISSUE OR SOAP BUT THEY DIDNT HAVE CHEMICALS LEFT UNATTENDED IN THE RESTROOMS. IT WAS NOT WORTH THE MONEY , STAFFING IS A BIG PROBLEM SO I SUGGEST IF U LIKE RUDE PEOPLE HORRIABLE FOOD AND HIGH PRICES HAVE A B-DAY PARTY HERE, BY THE WAY IT WAS MY 4 YEARS OLDS B-DAY PARTY WITH 15 PEOPLE AND TWO PIZZA'S COME ON NOW COULD HAVE ORDER OUT !!!!!! VERY POOR !!!!

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Lightning strikes may have been everything the other reviewers said it was,some of these reviews are 4 years old. I can only go by what i saw there as of 2010. #1 Dirty. #2 Arcade may have had 7 games working out of about 30. #3 photo booth did not work. #4 Concession stand people where very unhelpful, and lazy.#5 Could not buy a pitcher of coke, unless you spent over 10.00 with a debit card!!!!! what!!!!!! #6 So i bought a pizza they said 15 mins it was 35 mins, and no it was not busy! and when i did get it it was not fully cooked. #7 There is a bar inside complete with 3 cops to watch the drunks, and pool hustlers running around. I am not a soccer mom, I am a 44 year old father of 2. Lightning strikes needs to clean up its act! IF you want to take your kids, do it during the day, its sleaze at night!! Unless you want your kids to watch an episode of COPS live! The only good thing, the lanes were in good shape, Shoes were clean and like new.

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★☆☆☆☆

Lightning strikes may have been everything the other reviewers said it was,some of these reviews are 4 years old. I can only go by what i saw there as of 2010. #1 Dirty. #2 Arcade may have had 7 games working out of about 30. #3 photo booth did not work. #4 Concession stand people where very unhelpful, and lazy.#5 Could not buy a pitcher of coke, unless you spent over 10.00 with a debit card!!!!! what!!!!!! #6 So i bought a pizza they said 15 mins it was 35 mins, and no it was not busy! and when i did get it it was not fully cooked. #7 There is a bar inside complete with 3 cops to watch the drunks, and pool hustlers running around. I am not a soccer mom, I am a 44 year old father of 2. Lightning strikes needs to clean up its act! IF you want to take your kids, do it during the day, its sleaze at night!! Unless you want your kids to watch an episode of COPS live! The only good thing, the lanes were in good shape, Shoes were clean and like new.

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We have been to Lightning Strikes a few times. Everytime we have a great time. We had our Rec League Girls basketball party there. The girls got to bowl for 2 hours, then we had the party room for 45 minutes. Pizza and drinks were included in our price as well as popcorn and drinks while they were bowling. They also had a game room that was a big hit.

5
★★★★★

We have been to Lightning Strikes a few times. Everytime we have a great time. We had our Rec League Girls basketball party there. The girls got to bowl for 2 hours, then we had the party room for 45 minutes. Pizza and drinks were included in our price as well as popcorn and drinks while they were bowling. They also had a game room that was a big hit.

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This bowling alley is great. It is large and clean and a great place for a family to have some fun. We have really enjoyed bowling here. They even have a bowling shop where you can buy bowling balls, shoes and other accessories. They have a large arcade room and a great snack bar. The prices are great and the staff are friendly!!

5
★★★★★

This bowling alley is great. It is large and clean and a great place for a family to have some fun. We have really enjoyed bowling here. They even have a bowling shop where you can buy bowling balls, shoes and other accessories. They have a large arcade room and a great snack bar. The prices are great and the staff are friendly!!

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This is the cleanest bowling place that I have ever been to. The prices are great and it is a place where families with younger kids can feel comfortable at. The workers are nothing but helpful and sweet.

4
★★★★☆

This is the cleanest bowling place that I have ever been to. The prices are great and it is a place where families with younger kids can feel comfortable at. The workers are nothing but helpful and sweet.

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Lightning Strikes is a bowling alley right behind Target off Highway 11 in Trussville. They have $1.50 bowling, shoes, and drinks on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They also have a game room with skeeball and other games. It is a really fun kids place as well as for adults.

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★★★★☆

Lightning Strikes is a bowling alley right behind Target off Highway 11 in Trussville. They have $1.50 bowling, shoes, and drinks on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They also have a game room with skeeball and other games. It is a really fun kids place as well as for adults.

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