Bowlmor Bethesda

★★★★☆
Bowlmor Lanes is a modern spin on bowling, dining, and nightlife featuring a gourmet menu and original cocktails served amid an ambience of black lights, video walls, and lounge seating. Bowlmor is truly a cut above the traditional bowling experience.
  • 5353 Westbard Ave

    Bethesda, MD 20816

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  • 301-652-0955

About Bowlmor Bethesda

Hours
Sun 11am-11pm, Mon 4pm-12am, Tue-Thu 4pm-11pm, Fri 3pm-1am, Sat 11am-1am

Sports & Recreation

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Some of my girlfriends and I were looking for something different to do the other night when someone suggested Bowlmor in Bethesda. We went in, and had a great time right off the bat! The bartender suggested a new cocktail to us, called Strawberry Fields, and I drank that for the rest of the night. It was a perfect summer drink, and a really great suggestion. When we first came in we got our drinks and played air hockey for a little while before bowling. The bowling was great too! The bartender continued to take care of us, and we were able to get pizzas at our lane while we bowled, which was a definite plus. The music was a really good mix, and the black-lights and glow in the dark ambiance was really awesome! Needless to say, we are definitely planning another outing there for when the weather cools down and we want to stay inside and still have a great time!

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★★★★★

Some of my girlfriends and I were looking for something different to do the other night when someone suggested Bowlmor in Bethesda. We went in, and had a great time right off the bat! The bartender suggested a new cocktail to us, called Strawberry Fields, and I drank that for the rest of the night. It was a perfect summer drink, and a really great suggestion. When we first came in we got our drinks and played air hockey for a little while before bowling. The bowling was great too! The bartender continued to take care of us, and we were able to get pizzas at our lane while we bowled, which was a definite plus. The music was a really good mix, and the black-lights and glow in the dark ambiance was really awesome! Needless to say, we are definitely planning another outing there for when the weather cools down and we want to stay inside and still have a great time!

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My birthday party was a blast at Strike Bethesda, the drinks were great, the food was delicious they have the best chips and salsa and guac ever... I love their BBQ pizzas as well, service was awesome and the manager very pleasant and accommodating. I highly recomend Strike for your kids and also for your own private party.

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★★★★★

My birthday party was a blast at Strike Bethesda, the drinks were great, the food was delicious they have the best chips and salsa and guac ever... I love their BBQ pizzas as well, service was awesome and the manager very pleasant and accommodating. I highly recomend Strike for your kids and also for your own private party.

Pros: Great Mojitos, lots of fun!

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I organized our company's party at Strike and it was a real pleasure working with their event planner on it. We were given a tour of the space along with a ton of menu options. They actually came under our budget. Everyone was having fun so definitely a success

2
★★★★★

I organized our company's party at Strike and it was a real pleasure working with their event planner on it. We were given a tour of the space along with a ton of menu options. They actually came under our budget. Everyone was having fun so definitely a success

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I organized our company's party at Strike and it was a real pleasure working with their event planner on it. We were given a tour of the space along with a ton of menu options. They actually came under our budget. Everyone was having fun so definitely a success

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★★★★★

I organized our company's party at Strike and it was a real pleasure working with their event planner on it. We were given a tour of the space along with a ton of menu options. They actually came under our budget. Everyone was having fun so definitely a success

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We hosted our friend's going away party last week at Strike. I wanted to compliment them on a great job done well. We called in advance to make sure they could accommodate 80 people. They setup a section for us for food and drinks along with making sure we had enough bowling lanes for everyone. The staff was super friendly in making sure we had everything we needed. Thanks for a great time!

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★★★★☆

We hosted our friend's going away party last week at Strike. I wanted to compliment them on a great job done well. We called in advance to make sure they could accommodate 80 people. They setup a section for us for food and drinks along with making sure we had enough bowling lanes for everyone. The staff was super friendly in making sure we had everything we needed. Thanks for a great time!

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I celebrated my friend's birthday at Strike. It was such a pleasure...the manager was so accommodating along with our waitress. We ended up staying there longer since the music kept us energized!

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★★★★☆

I celebrated my friend's birthday at Strike. It was such a pleasure...the manager was so accommodating along with our waitress. We ended up staying there longer since the music kept us energized!

Pros: Great place, friendly people

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Finally a place to bowl that is clean and odor free! My company held an event here and I must say that all of the staff gave us the VIP treatment. The food was also much better than the typical snack bar food when I??ve been to other bowling alleys. I heard they have a special on Monday Night??s with unlimited bowling all night + shoe rentals for only $18 and a DJ. We??re going to come back and check that out next time.

2
★★★★★

Finally a place to bowl that is clean and odor free! My company held an event here and I must say that all of the staff gave us the VIP treatment. The food was also much better than the typical snack bar food when I??ve been to other bowling alleys. I heard they have a special on Monday Night??s with unlimited bowling all night + shoe rentals for only $18 and a DJ. We??re going to come back and check that out next time.

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I made a reservation for a group of 4 to come bowling the other night at the suggestion of the girl working there and it was the best advice I could have gotten. The night we ended up going was pouring rain and there was a HUGE wait! Since we had made reservations we were able to walk right in where a manager greeted us and showed us to our lane! Totally worth the extra $20 or $30 to not have to wait 30+ minutes for a lane. Food was good, service was great all around and I will absolutely be going back again!

2
★★★★★

I made a reservation for a group of 4 to come bowling the other night at the suggestion of the girl working there and it was the best advice I could have gotten. The night we ended up going was pouring rain and there was a HUGE wait! Since we had made reservations we were able to walk right in where a manager greeted us and showed us to our lane! Totally worth the extra $20 or $30 to not have to wait 30+ minutes for a lane. Food was good, service was great all around and I will absolutely be going back again!

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There is no cooler spot to go out with friends in the area without having to deal with the hassle of going into DC. I took some out of town guests there this past weekend and they were blown away by the music, lights and how clean and cool the space was. Some pitchers of beer, a couple rounds of shots, a few bowling games- you cannot beat it. Plus- they have a really great arcade for some old school fun.

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★★★★★

There is no cooler spot to go out with friends in the area without having to deal with the hassle of going into DC. I took some out of town guests there this past weekend and they were blown away by the music, lights and how clean and cool the space was. Some pitchers of beer, a couple rounds of shots, a few bowling games- you cannot beat it. Plus- they have a really great arcade for some old school fun.

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Strike is SO much fun! Great food, drinks and service. The staff was extremely helpful and attentive, making sure we always had enough food and drinks for our lanes. Perfect for a night out with a group of friends.

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★★★★★

Strike is SO much fun! Great food, drinks and service. The staff was extremely helpful and attentive, making sure we always had enough food and drinks for our lanes. Perfect for a night out with a group of friends.

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This place is crazy fun! Great service [lane side waitresses, how can you beat that?], killer drinks, and upscale bowling which cant be beat. the place is HUGE... a ton of big screens, full bar, arcade, bowling, what more do you need?

First we stared off bowling - the lanes are far enough apart that you are not completely cramped and still get some privacy from the other lanes. with 80's music blasting throughout the entire place, it made my bowling experience all the more enjoyable.

After a couple of hours of bowling, we made our way over to the bar for a few drinks and to catch some of the game. Well a few drinks turned into a few more hours and bunch more appetizers... but no one cared because we were all having an incredible time. I recommend everyone try Strike for a cant miss night of fun.

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★★★★★

This place is crazy fun! Great service [lane side waitresses, how can you beat that?], killer drinks, and upscale bowling which cant be beat. the place is HUGE... a ton of big screens, full bar, arcade, bowling, what more do you need?

First we stared off bowling - the lanes are far enough apart that you are not completely cramped and still get some privacy from the other lanes. with 80's music blasting throughout the entire place, it made my bowling experience all the more enjoyable.

After a couple of hours of bowling, we made our way over to the bar for a few drinks and to catch some of the game. Well a few drinks turned into a few more hours and bunch more appetizers... but no one cared because we were all having an incredible time. I recommend everyone try Strike for a cant miss night of fun.

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Awesome venue - bowling, pool, air hockey, skee ball, and tons of other arcade games.
Food and drinks are amazing... nachos, buffalo wings, sliders, and much, much more. The Ultimate Margarita is a must have. Definitely worth checking out

2
★★★★★

Awesome venue - bowling, pool, air hockey, skee ball, and tons of other arcade games.
Food and drinks are amazing... nachos, buffalo wings, sliders, and much, much more. The Ultimate Margarita is a must have. Definitely worth checking out

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Great place to go with a bunch of friends. I recently had a Birthday here and it was awesome. The server we had for our lanes was excellent and kept the drinks coming all night long. The drinks were really strong and tasted great. I just cant say enough about how great the whole experience was and everyone who came had an incredible time.

2
★★★★★

Great place to go with a bunch of friends. I recently had a Birthday here and it was awesome. The server we had for our lanes was excellent and kept the drinks coming all night long. The drinks were really strong and tasted great. I just cant say enough about how great the whole experience was and everyone who came had an incredible time.

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Strike Bethesda hosted my 10 yr old daughter's birthday party. The service was terrible. Some young, inexperienced overworked staff (and the place was understaffed) delivered food in an untimely and rude manner and never returned with the french fries or more food, even though we had ordered and paid for the food.

The service was just awful, so if anyone is considering this mod place for a party, think twice. It's a glorified bowling alley with service that belongs in a bowling alley.

Ugh!

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★★☆☆☆

Strike Bethesda hosted my 10 yr old daughter's birthday party. The service was terrible. Some young, inexperienced overworked staff (and the place was understaffed) delivered food in an untimely and rude manner and never returned with the french fries or more food, even though we had ordered and paid for the food.

The service was just awful, so if anyone is considering this mod place for a party, think twice. It's a glorified bowling alley with service that belongs in a bowling alley.

Ugh!

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Take a bowling alley and cross it with a singles bar and you get Strike Bethesda. They do have bowling, but there's also two full-service bars, plush sofas and a VIP room. They have the menu of a semi-formal restaurant as well, so come for the food and stay for the bowling. (You might as well, the lanes usually have at least an hour wait on the weekends.) It's fun but pricier than a regular bowling alley, and it's 21 and over after 8pm.

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★★★★☆

Take a bowling alley and cross it with a singles bar and you get Strike Bethesda. They do have bowling, but there's also two full-service bars, plush sofas and a VIP room. They have the menu of a semi-formal restaurant as well, so come for the food and stay for the bowling. (You might as well, the lanes usually have at least an hour wait on the weekends.) It's fun but pricier than a regular bowling alley, and it's 21 and over after 8pm.

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I am not a bowler, but when a date sugested bowling as an activity I decided to try Strike. I had heard it was more of an upscale bowling establishment. It is clean, well serviced, and has an extensive food and bar menu (specialty martinis). I went during the day so it was more a family/kids environment, but supposedly with the more upscale bar it is more of a 20 somwthing and up hang out in the evenings.

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★★★★☆

I am not a bowler, but when a date sugested bowling as an activity I decided to try Strike. I had heard it was more of an upscale bowling establishment. It is clean, well serviced, and has an extensive food and bar menu (specialty martinis). I went during the day so it was more a family/kids environment, but supposedly with the more upscale bar it is more of a 20 somwthing and up hang out in the evenings.

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Call me a purist, but I find Strike Bethesda's flashy club-like extravagance far more distateful than the traditional down-and-dirty, often seedy atmosphere of traditional bowling alleys. Bowling shouldn't be clubbing; get rid of the disco feel and bring us back to the basics.

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★☆☆☆☆

Call me a purist, but I find Strike Bethesda's flashy club-like extravagance far more distateful than the traditional down-and-dirty, often seedy atmosphere of traditional bowling alleys. Bowling shouldn't be clubbing; get rid of the disco feel and bring us back to the basics.

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I don't have a problem with this alley, but I could see how a pro would. The lanes are not well maintained, but the food is good, and it is fun watching TV so I don't care. If you want to have a good time, come on down! If you are a league or pro bowler, you might want to try another place

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★★★☆☆

I don't have a problem with this alley, but I could see how a pro would. The lanes are not well maintained, but the food is good, and it is fun watching TV so I don't care. If you want to have a good time, come on down! If you are a league or pro bowler, you might want to try another place

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Bowling by blacklight with neon balls can seem gimmicky but this place somehow pulls it off. A great place to host a happy hour or throw a party. Big screen TV's to catch the game and two full bars with full service restaurant. A great spot for single people looking for fun.

PROS: Great social scene, neon balls, automatic score keepers
CONS: Pricey, crappy balls, crappy shoes...: (

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★★★☆☆

Bowling by blacklight with neon balls can seem gimmicky but this place somehow pulls it off. A great place to host a happy hour or throw a party. Big screen TV's to catch the game and two full bars with full service restaurant. A great spot for single people looking for fun.

PROS: Great social scene, neon balls, automatic score keepers
CONS: Pricey, crappy balls, crappy shoes...: (

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Who knew that a bowling alley could be so spiffy? Strike is great if you make reservations for big parties, but on a typical weekend night the wait for a lane can be very long. Overall Strike's unique mod atmosphere and full bar add to the fun of your bowling experience. Strike also has a nice menu including more than just hot dogs and beer; you can sample the chicken satays or calamari while you bowl, and shoe rental/lane prices are pretty comparable to other alleys.

PROS: Clean, mod setting and full bar
CONS: Long wait for lanes

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★★★★☆

Who knew that a bowling alley could be so spiffy? Strike is great if you make reservations for big parties, but on a typical weekend night the wait for a lane can be very long. Overall Strike's unique mod atmosphere and full bar add to the fun of your bowling experience. Strike also has a nice menu including more than just hot dogs and beer; you can sample the chicken satays or calamari while you bowl, and shoe rental/lane prices are pretty comparable to other alleys.

PROS: Clean, mod setting and full bar
CONS: Long wait for lanes

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More about Bowlmor Bethesda

*Bowlmor Lanes has taken America's favorite pastime and turned it into a luxury experience. Our stunning design features modern, semi-private banquette seating, gourmet cuisine by Celebrity Chef David Burke, and a full service sports bar and restaurant; There is so much to see and do at Bowlmor; every visit is a new experience. Bowlmor Lanes has quickly become ultimate entertainment destination for a night out with your friends. * Our exquisite design and experienced event team make us the ideal location for private parties of any type or size. We specialize in Corporate Events, Children's Birthday Parties, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Teambuilding Outings, and more. Please call our Events Office at 301-652-0955 to find out how we can create a customized bowling event just for you!

 

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