North Bowl

★★★★☆
  • 909 N 2nd St

    Philadelphia, PA 19123

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  • 215-238-2695

About North Bowl

Hours
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM

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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

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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

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I came to Philadelphia for the weekend to visit some old friends. My sister told us about this place. Since it was pouring, we decided to go for it. Although, we assumed it would be lame. Bowling used to be a childhood past time, but this place is great for adults too. There was a great vibe coming from this place, and the drinks were FANTASTIC. A full bar is always great. The bartender gave us great suggestions for drinks and had great knowledge of the beers on tap. Who would've thought that we would have such a great time? We ended up playing 2 rounds. Food was great too! The cheeseburger mac is amazing. I'll probably end up going here again, every time I'm in the city.

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I came to Philadelphia for the weekend to visit some old friends. My sister told us about this place. Since it was pouring, we decided to go for it. Although, we assumed it would be lame. Bowling used to be a childhood past time, but this place is great for adults too. There was a great vibe coming from this place, and the drinks were FANTASTIC. A full bar is always great. The bartender gave us great suggestions for drinks and had great knowledge of the beers on tap. Who would've thought that we would have such a great time? We ended up playing 2 rounds. Food was great too! The cheeseburger mac is amazing. I'll probably end up going here again, every time I'm in the city.

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I love this bowling alley. Its on the same scale as Luck Strikes but much more affordable. If your looking for good times, fun food (they have tater tots) and rocking tunes...this is the place for you!

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★★★★☆

I love this bowling alley. Its on the same scale as Luck Strikes but much more affordable. If your looking for good times, fun food (they have tater tots) and rocking tunes...this is the place for you!

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

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

Pros: best cheezy mac in town

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Of the hip new crop of bowling alleys, this is by far the best. The dj is good, the place swanky, the atmosphere cool, and the light snacks are good. My only complaint is the bouncer who's got power issues.

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★★★★☆

Of the hip new crop of bowling alleys, this is by far the best. The dj is good, the place swanky, the atmosphere cool, and the light snacks are good. My only complaint is the bouncer who's got power issues.

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This bowling alley/ bar is a ton of fun. This place is huge, with multiple lanes and a lofted area with pool and other games. I always have the best time there when I go with a group of friends, but I also spend more money than I should!

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This bowling alley/ bar is a ton of fun. This place is huge, with multiple lanes and a lofted area with pool and other games. I always have the best time there when I go with a group of friends, but I also spend more money than I should!

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I love their discount nights on Wednesday and Sundays. After 10 pm, each game is $2 per person, and you can play up to 2 games. This is enough for me usually.

They have a nice beer selection and food to munch while you are bowling. This gets me back to my old days when I scored over 200!

Great place to go in the area!

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I love their discount nights on Wednesday and Sundays. After 10 pm, each game is $2 per person, and you can play up to 2 games. This is enough for me usually.

They have a nice beer selection and food to munch while you are bowling. This gets me back to my old days when I scored over 200!

Great place to go in the area!

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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.

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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.

Pros: great interior, good prices, tacky but fun food

Cons: gets SO crowded

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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.

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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.

Pros: good food, good drinks, nice atmosphere

Cons: poor management, over-priced open bar/bowling

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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

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★★★★★

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

Cons: can be hard to get a lane with out a reservation

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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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★★★★★

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!

Pros: tons to do, great service

Cons: can get pretty pricy

 

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