Lucky 66 Bowl

★★★☆☆
  • 6132 4th St NW

    Albuquerque, NM 87107

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  • 505-226-0075

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M Closed, Tu 11am-11pm, W 9am-11pm, Th 11am-11pm, F-Sa 11am-midnight, Su 11am-10pm
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    I planned my girlfriends Bachelorette party and utilized Lucky 66s Party Bus and Bar and all 20 of us had the time of our lives. Not only did we have a blast but the prices were unbelievable for what we got!
    I highly recommend people

    3
    ★★★★★

    I planned my girlfriends Bachelorette party and utilized Lucky 66s Party Bus and Bar and all 20 of us had the time of our lives. Not only did we have a blast but the prices were unbelievable for what we got!
    I highly recommend people

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    I strongly urge everyone to steer clear of this bowling center. The lanes are horrible and the customer service is even worse. Like the other reviews, this center is not what you think it is. The staff is very rude and it seemed to me like they were doing me a favor to help me out. And I needed it believe me. The scoring system, if thats what you, want to call it, is never correct and you waste half of your time correcting it. If you can find an employee to help you then you get to put up with an attitude and rudeness beyond belief. I thought my family and I would have a nice time here. I was very, very wrong!!! The only thing I would like to say to anyone who reads this is to judge for yourself. I can guarantee you that you will be very dissappointed with this experience. This center was once a jewel in its day. It isn't even close to that now. It stinks, has holes in the flooring, masking or gray tape everywhere, holes in the bathroom walls, and the list goes on. Beware bowlers!!!
    This is a USBC certified center. The USBC should be ashamed that they allow members to bowl here. It really turns out to be all about the money and they aren't spending any on keeping this center up to specs.

    1
    ★☆☆☆☆

    I strongly urge everyone to steer clear of this bowling center. The lanes are horrible and the customer service is even worse. Like the other reviews, this center is not what you think it is. The staff is very rude and it seemed to me like they were doing me a favor to help me out. And I needed it believe me. The scoring system, if thats what you, want to call it, is never correct and you waste half of your time correcting it. If you can find an employee to help you then you get to put up with an attitude and rudeness beyond belief. I thought my family and I would have a nice time here. I was very, very wrong!!! The only thing I would like to say to anyone who reads this is to judge for yourself. I can guarantee you that you will be very dissappointed with this experience. This center was once a jewel in its day. It isn't even close to that now. It stinks, has holes in the flooring, masking or gray tape everywhere, holes in the bathroom walls, and the list goes on. Beware bowlers!!!
    This is a USBC certified center. The USBC should be ashamed that they allow members to bowl here. It really turns out to be all about the money and they aren't spending any on keeping this center up to specs.

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    It is too bad that no one reads most of these reviews. It would help people realize that they are supporting an establishment that doesn't care. If you read the review from "Steven M" then you already know what this review is about. Everything he said is right on the money. This bowling alley is so detriorated that a real bowler wouldn't return.
    I have never been treated so rudely for asking for assistance. This punk kid made it obvious that I was not a priority. I might cut him some slack if the place was full but there was only one other lane being used. This will never happen again-I will never go back. To put an exclamation mark on the whole thing is that I went to the lounge, because this same kid was to busy texting, and in the lounge I purchased a beer. The bartender asks me if I want my change back. I said "yes, I do" and she slams it on the bar. No hello, no smile.
    I have to tell you that you need to experience the treatment that I received here because you will never come back again. Then tell your friends.
    Then I went to bowl. The center has an out-dated cooling/heating system, so I basically sweat for an hour. The lanes are absolutely terrible and throwing your own equipment is an "at your own risk" situation. This center has spent "nothing" on the lanes they provide for use. They are chipped, cracked, and have mini potholes all over them. Your ball will actually sound like it is going over speed bumps for the first 30 feet or so. Then it will head right for the gutter because you cannot throw it hard enough. What a sad, sad, service to provide for your customers. Everything at this establishment is older than my grandmother. And it looks like it too. Gray tape everywhere. I guess they use it as a fix all. Your equipment will get torn to shreds if you bowl to long. Just look at the house balls they provide you to use and they will tell you the whole story. If your ball does get damaged, as two of mine did, the high schooler will just tell you that it didn't happen here or we don't fix plastic balls. Well my ball is a Hammer Jacked. It is a long way from being plastic.

    Later I called the owner, Mike. It turns out that "kid" was his son. This all by itself tells me everything that I need to know. These people don't care about your experience. They just want your money. Then they treat you as if your in the Taj Mahal of bowling centers. Attitude and all. This center is a "DUMP." I wouldn't bring my dog in this place. I would never bring my friends, my company and especially children. There are huge factory fans that a child could easily stick their hands into and it almost happened when I was there.

    The scoring is horrid, the lanes aren't good enough for termites to eat, there are attitudes everywhere including the owner, the seating area is from the 70's, the house balls need to be retired, the carpet is grey tape and glue, the approaches are dirty and stick in different areas, and the management here could careless that little Billy is sticking his tongue through the fan gaurd or using the lanes as his own personal slip and slide while mom and dad laugh. This really isn't the place you want to come.

    I waited two weeks to write this review because I was upset. Believe me when I say this establishment "does not care what you care about." If you go here remember this review and tell me if this review and the other one isn't true. There are plenty of other centers in town...They deserve your business and you deserve a quality experience.

    1
    ★☆☆☆☆

    It is too bad that no one reads most of these reviews. It would help people realize that they are supporting an establishment that doesn't care. If you read the review from "Steven M" then you already know what this review is about. Everything he said is right on the money. This bowling alley is so detriorated that a real bowler wouldn't return.
    I have never been treated so rudely for asking for assistance. This punk kid made it obvious that I was not a priority. I might cut him some slack if the place was full but there was only one other lane being used. This will never happen again-I will never go back. To put an exclamation mark on the whole thing is that I went to the lounge, because this same kid was to busy texting, and in the lounge I purchased a beer. The bartender asks me if I want my change back. I said "yes, I do" and she slams it on the bar. No hello, no smile.
    I have to tell you that you need to experience the treatment that I received here because you will never come back again. Then tell your friends.
    Then I went to bowl. The center has an out-dated cooling/heating system, so I basically sweat for an hour. The lanes are absolutely terrible and throwing your own equipment is an "at your own risk" situation. This center has spent "nothing" on the lanes they provide for use. They are chipped, cracked, and have mini potholes all over them. Your ball will actually sound like it is going over speed bumps for the first 30 feet or so. Then it will head right for the gutter because you cannot throw it hard enough. What a sad, sad, service to provide for your customers. Everything at this establishment is older than my grandmother. And it looks like it too. Gray tape everywhere. I guess they use it as a fix all. Your equipment will get torn to shreds if you bowl to long. Just look at the house balls they provide you to use and they will tell you the whole story. If your ball does get damaged, as two of mine did, the high schooler will just tell you that it didn't happen here or we don't fix plastic balls. Well my ball is a Hammer Jacked. It is a long way from being plastic.

    Later I called the owner, Mike. It turns out that "kid" was his son. This all by itself tells me everything that I need to know. These people don't care about your experience. They just want your money. Then they treat you as if your in the Taj Mahal of bowling centers. Attitude and all. This center is a "DUMP." I wouldn't bring my dog in this place. I would never bring my friends, my company and especially children. There are huge factory fans that a child could easily stick their hands into and it almost happened when I was there.

    The scoring is horrid, the lanes aren't good enough for termites to eat, there are attitudes everywhere including the owner, the seating area is from the 70's, the house balls need to be retired, the carpet is grey tape and glue, the approaches are dirty and stick in different areas, and the management here could careless that little Billy is sticking his tongue through the fan gaurd or using the lanes as his own personal slip and slide while mom and dad laugh. This really isn't the place you want to come.

    I waited two weeks to write this review because I was upset. Believe me when I say this establishment "does not care what you care about." If you go here remember this review and tell me if this review and the other one isn't true. There are plenty of other centers in town...They deserve your business and you deserve a quality experience.

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    I bowl quite a bit, and move around a lot, so I've played at a lot of bowling centers. I thought I'd seen everything, until tonight.

    At first glance, the Lucky 66 Bowl facility looked nice, with modern artwork above the pins and decent-looking furnishings, so I prepaid for seven games and went to my lane. Big mistake. It wasn't until I got closer that I realized that everything was new and spiffy except for the actual bowling-related stuff. The automatic scorers were straight out of the late '80s-early '90s, and the lanes and pinsetters looked at least a couple decades older than that. That wouldn't be too bad, if everything worked properly.

    It didn't.

    The least of my problems was the time the pinsetter knocked down my single-pin leave. The scorer gave me a nine count, and the setter thought I'd struck and gave me a new set of pins. Outdated technology at work.

    But more seriously, after my very first shot (which was delayed because the dot on the approach even with the ten pin, the one I put my right heel on to start, was absent), I grabbed my ball from the return, and I have never felt a bowling ball with so much oil on it. I didn't think too much of it at first, but by the end of the first game, the tip of my thumb was starting to blister because of how tightly I had to hold on to keep the oily ball from falling out of my oily hand. (There was so much of the stuff, my towel did little but spread it around.)

    I figured I'd laugh it off, and play less seriously than I usually do. That worked for a couple more games, then my ball started occasionally getting stuck somewhere in the return system. By the fourth game, I noticed that my ball, which previously had been shot out of the return so hard that it forcefully slammed into whatever was at the end of the rack, was now so oil-drenched that it kept slipping down the moving ramp at the end of the ball return. I could see it bobbing up and down, trying to make it up the ramp, then slipping back down. By the start of the fifth game, my ball *would not* come back until it was bumped up the ramp by the returning ball of a bowler on the next lane.

    One one occasion (before I realized exactly what was going on), the ladies on the next lane asked if I could help with their malfunctioning scorer (which was giving scores to people who hadn't yet bowled), and I didn't realize that my ball was sliding up and down the ball return ramp for over two full minutes. When one of them finally bowled, her ball hit mine, so I finally got mine back. My ball was *hot*. Not warm-from-being-in-contact-with-moving-parts-for-a-reasonable-time hot, but ouch-pull-your-fingers-back-that's-hot hot.

    Realizing that I was accomplishing nothing besides putting hundreds of games' worth of wear on my poor ball (a nice one that I really don't want to destroy), I decided that I wasn't going to kill my equipment, and quit in mid-frame. (In all my years of bowling, I have never even so much as seriously considered stopping before I'd bowled what I'd paid for.) I paid what was by now my third trip to the front desk. I explained the situation to the barely-out-of-high-school-looking manager on duty, saying as nicely as I could that their oil-drenched lane plus their old ball return was starting to ruin my ball, and asked for a refund. First, he said he could only give me some free game coupons. When I pointed out the absurdity of that idea, I finally got him to offer a partial refund. Just wanting to get out of the place by this point, I accepted.

    Seriously, if a place has been open long enough to have lanes that look like they've been through tens of thousands of games (and possibly a couple world wars), how can they not know that you don't put so much oil on a lane that it makes your ball returns not give back a sixteen-pound ball? And then not seem to care when a customer tells them that it's in danger of ruining his equipment? This kind of customer disservice is beyond me. I know I'll be taking my business elsewhere.

    1
    ★☆☆☆☆

    I bowl quite a bit, and move around a lot, so I've played at a lot of bowling centers. I thought I'd seen everything, until tonight.

    At first glance, the Lucky 66 Bowl facility looked nice, with modern artwork above the pins and decent-looking furnishings, so I prepaid for seven games and went to my lane. Big mistake. It wasn't until I got closer that I realized that everything was new and spiffy except for the actual bowling-related stuff. The automatic scorers were straight out of the late '80s-early '90s, and the lanes and pinsetters looked at least a couple decades older than that. That wouldn't be too bad, if everything worked properly.

    It didn't.

    The least of my problems was the time the pinsetter knocked down my single-pin leave. The scorer gave me a nine count, and the setter thought I'd struck and gave me a new set of pins. Outdated technology at work.

    But more seriously, after my very first shot (which was delayed because the dot on the approach even with the ten pin, the one I put my right heel on to start, was absent), I grabbed my ball from the return, and I have never felt a bowling ball with so much oil on it. I didn't think too much of it at first, but by the end of the first game, the tip of my thumb was starting to blister because of how tightly I had to hold on to keep the oily ball from falling out of my oily hand. (There was so much of the stuff, my towel did little but spread it around.)

    I figured I'd laugh it off, and play less seriously than I usually do. That worked for a couple more games, then my ball started occasionally getting stuck somewhere in the return system. By the fourth game, I noticed that my ball, which previously had been shot out of the return so hard that it forcefully slammed into whatever was at the end of the rack, was now so oil-drenched that it kept slipping down the moving ramp at the end of the ball return. I could see it bobbing up and down, trying to make it up the ramp, then slipping back down. By the start of the fifth game, my ball *would not* come back until it was bumped up the ramp by the returning ball of a bowler on the next lane.

    One one occasion (before I realized exactly what was going on), the ladies on the next lane asked if I could help with their malfunctioning scorer (which was giving scores to people who hadn't yet bowled), and I didn't realize that my ball was sliding up and down the ball return ramp for over two full minutes. When one of them finally bowled, her ball hit mine, so I finally got mine back. My ball was *hot*. Not warm-from-being-in-contact-with-moving-parts-for-a-reasonable-time hot, but ouch-pull-your-fingers-back-that's-hot hot.

    Realizing that I was accomplishing nothing besides putting hundreds of games' worth of wear on my poor ball (a nice one that I really don't want to destroy), I decided that I wasn't going to kill my equipment, and quit in mid-frame. (In all my years of bowling, I have never even so much as seriously considered stopping before I'd bowled what I'd paid for.) I paid what was by now my third trip to the front desk. I explained the situation to the barely-out-of-high-school-looking manager on duty, saying as nicely as I could that their oil-drenched lane plus their old ball return was starting to ruin my ball, and asked for a refund. First, he said he could only give me some free game coupons. When I pointed out the absurdity of that idea, I finally got him to offer a partial refund. Just wanting to get out of the place by this point, I accepted.

    Seriously, if a place has been open long enough to have lanes that look like they've been through tens of thousands of games (and possibly a couple world wars), how can they not know that you don't put so much oil on a lane that it makes your ball returns not give back a sixteen-pound ball? And then not seem to care when a customer tells them that it's in danger of ruining his equipment? This kind of customer disservice is beyond me. I know I'll be taking my business elsewhere.

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    We went here for mt son's friend's birthday party and it was a nice place. It was large enough that if there had been more people we still had room for the party. They set up a table close to the lanes we were at so there was no need to switch rooms which was nice. They staff was friendly and it was clean. I would recommend them for bowling!!

    4
    ★★★★☆

    We went here for mt son's friend's birthday party and it was a nice place. It was large enough that if there had been more people we still had room for the party. They set up a table close to the lanes we were at so there was no need to switch rooms which was nice. They staff was friendly and it was clean. I would recommend them for bowling!!

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    From rolling a single game to being in a league, Lucky 66 Bowl is the place to be. But with a wide variety of entertainment options, we’re more than just bowling. Join us for karaoke in the Dewars Pub. Or play a game of sand volleyball. Located in the heart of the North Valley in Albuquerque, Lucky 66 Bowl is an easy destination wherever you live. Whether you’re bowling under the black lights or competing in sand volleyball under the stars, Lucky 66 Bowl offers a good time for families and coworkers.

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