Nicoli's Grill & Sports Bar

★☆☆☆☆
Nicoli's delivers engaging sports entertainment at every turn. You won’t miss a moment of the game on one of our countless high-definition TVs and projection screens. Our first class bowling lounge offers plush accommodations, partnered with a delicious menu and a best-in-class sports bar experience. Sports, beer, bowling and burgers– The experience at Nicoli's has redefined the meaning of fun!
  • 17880 SW McEwan Rd.

    Tualatin, OR 97035

    Map & Directions
  • 503-726-4263

About Nicoli's Grill & Sports Bar

Categories
  • Arcades
  • Sports Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Bowling Alleys
Hours
Monday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM - 01:00 AM
Saturday: 10:00 AM - 01:00 AM
Sunday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Sports & Recreation

Sports & Recreation
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We visited this establishment for the first time under the new owners on Monday night (Dec 2nd) for our daughter's 21st birthday. We really wanted to like this place as we live nearby and think it's a great idea. The last 2 attempts under different names/owners didn't work for several reasons. We were hopeful these guys could make this attempt work but based on Monday night we have serious doubts. We (8 of us) arrived and sat down to prepare to bowl. First thing we found after arriving was that we literally had to go and get a waitperson to help us order food & drinks. The place was virtually empty and we were a party of 8...that shouldn't happen. Once we did that we found the waitperson to be very nice and attentive. We ordered nachos, pizzas and fries and drinks. Nachos are good for a few minutes and then the overwhelming amount of black bean water turns them to paste. Pizzas are OK but nothing special for the high cost and the crust was far too soft. Fries were fine although not a lot of them for the price. Still they were the best thing we ordered (sadly :-) The absolute worst part of the evening, and frankly why we came to this place instead of a number of other restaurants where the food would have been far superior was the bowling. The lanes we had were malfunctioning all evening long. Both lanes had issues but the second one from the patio wall rendered the bowling part of our evening worthless. We would be sitting there and the machine would reset as if someone just rolled a ball, but no one had. We would roll a ball and the bar would come down before the ball got to the pins. The score system would skip someone entirely. In other words, we were just rolling balls...scoring was not happening and people weren't even able to bowl in turn. We mentioned these issues to the staff who offered to move us but once you've started a game and have food and beverages spread all over one area it's just not worth the hassle of starting over somewhere else. Later, when the kids quit bowling they went to use a coupon to purchase tokens/change for video games but after 5 minutes they came back because they couldn't locate anyone at the counters to take their money for tokens! While we did not allow these issues to ruin our daughter's 21st birthday, it certainly wasn't the evening we had hoped for. I was surprised the staff had the guts to actually charge us for the bowling portion after we had complained of the malfunctions at least 5 times! We paid anyway and left. I wasn't going to post a review on Yelp but after sending the owners a nice email to provide customer feedback (3 weeks ago) and not receiving even a canned reply I can only assume no one cares there and I feel other potential customers should be warned. This place was a ghost town on a night when it should have been busy with Monday Night Football and all. We were actually the only group bowling all night and it made us wonder if it wasn't due to the same things we observed, marginal food & non-operational bowling allies. We really wanted to like this place but for these reasons we won't be back. If you have an event planned I'd pass on this as place as an option.

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We visited this establishment for the first time under the new owners on Monday night (Dec 2nd) for our daughter's 21st birthday. We really wanted to like this place as we live nearby and think it's a great idea. The last 2 attempts under different names/owners didn't work for several reasons. We were hopeful these guys could make this attempt work but based on Monday night we have serious doubts. We (8 of us) arrived and sat down to prepare to bowl. First thing we found after arriving was that we literally had to go and get a waitperson to help us order food & drinks. The place was virtually empty and we were a party of 8...that shouldn't happen. Once we did that we found the waitperson to be very nice and attentive. We ordered nachos, pizzas and fries and drinks. Nachos are good for a few minutes and then the overwhelming amount of black bean water turns them to paste. Pizzas are OK but nothing special for the high cost and the crust was far too soft. Fries were fine although not a lot of them for the price. Still they were the best thing we ordered (sadly :-) The absolute worst part of the evening, and frankly why we came to this place instead of a number of other restaurants where the food would have been far superior was the bowling. The lanes we had were malfunctioning all evening long. Both lanes had issues but the second one from the patio wall rendered the bowling part of our evening worthless. We would be sitting there and the machine would reset as if someone just rolled a ball, but no one had. We would roll a ball and the bar would come down before the ball got to the pins. The score system would skip someone entirely. In other words, we were just rolling balls...scoring was not happening and people weren't even able to bowl in turn. We mentioned these issues to the staff who offered to move us but once you've started a game and have food and beverages spread all over one area it's just not worth the hassle of starting over somewhere else. Later, when the kids quit bowling they went to use a coupon to purchase tokens/change for video games but after 5 minutes they came back because they couldn't locate anyone at the counters to take their money for tokens! While we did not allow these issues to ruin our daughter's 21st birthday, it certainly wasn't the evening we had hoped for. I was surprised the staff had the guts to actually charge us for the bowling portion after we had complained of the malfunctions at least 5 times! We paid anyway and left. I wasn't going to post a review on Yelp but after sending the owners a nice email to provide customer feedback (3 weeks ago) and not receiving even a canned reply I can only assume no one cares there and I feel other potential customers should be warned. This place was a ghost town on a night when it should have been busy with Monday Night Football and all. We were actually the only group bowling all night and it made us wonder if it wasn't due to the same things we observed, marginal food & non-operational bowling allies. We really wanted to like this place but for these reasons we won't be back. If you have an event planned I'd pass on this as place as an option.

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Off I-5 in Lake Oswego, Nicoli’s Grill & Sports Bar is built for the sports fanatic, with live sports, great beer, the best games and bowling lounge.

 

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