Nokomis Lanes

★★★★☆
  • 4040 Bloomington Ave

    Minneapolis, MN 55407

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  • 612-827-1781

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OK, please don't listen to harmonygirl OR Bob S in any reviews on any review sites about Nokomis Lanes. THEY ARE WRONG. I watched the owner kick them out of Nokomis after causing quite a commotion because THEY did NOT understand that they were wrong.

Here's how it really went:
We had a lot going on that night, but I clearly remember this incident. These people were part of a CHURCH GROUP. Each family in the group paid the lady in charge for however many games they wanted to play. The lady in charge then came up to me and we counted together how many TOTAL games and shoes she owed for. The lady in charge told ME that they only paid her for 2 games, and no shoes because they had their own, so I only took money for 2 games for each of them, so obviously that's all that they could play. When the lane shut off after 2 games, they (Bob and his son) came up to the counter cussing and yelling at us, in front of the church group that they were supposedly part of, a high school group that was also bowling there, and our women's league. We were calmly trying to explain the situation and how we were going to fix it, but they kept exploding at us and saying some pretty nasty words. So, obviously the owner kicked them out before the problem could be fixed, which was NOT even our fault in the beginning. It was the lady in charge who told me they paid her for 2 games. They should have been trying to get their money back from her. We did NOTHING wrong.

I just wanted to make this clear that Nokomis Lanes is (well WAS now...) NEVER a rip-off joint. We were one of the cheapest places in town to go bowling and have a good time. We bent over backwards for our customers and did things that most bowling centers would never do. We have now closed our doors for good, as the economy just wasn't making it possible to stay open.

To anyone who ever had a good time at Nokomis, Thank you. We put a lot of love into the place since we took it over in July of 2006, and it showed.

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★★★★★

OK, please don't listen to harmonygirl OR Bob S in any reviews on any review sites about Nokomis Lanes. THEY ARE WRONG. I watched the owner kick them out of Nokomis after causing quite a commotion because THEY did NOT understand that they were wrong.

Here's how it really went:
We had a lot going on that night, but I clearly remember this incident. These people were part of a CHURCH GROUP. Each family in the group paid the lady in charge for however many games they wanted to play. The lady in charge then came up to me and we counted together how many TOTAL games and shoes she owed for. The lady in charge told ME that they only paid her for 2 games, and no shoes because they had their own, so I only took money for 2 games for each of them, so obviously that's all that they could play. When the lane shut off after 2 games, they (Bob and his son) came up to the counter cussing and yelling at us, in front of the church group that they were supposedly part of, a high school group that was also bowling there, and our women's league. We were calmly trying to explain the situation and how we were going to fix it, but they kept exploding at us and saying some pretty nasty words. So, obviously the owner kicked them out before the problem could be fixed, which was NOT even our fault in the beginning. It was the lady in charge who told me they paid her for 2 games. They should have been trying to get their money back from her. We did NOTHING wrong.

I just wanted to make this clear that Nokomis Lanes is (well WAS now...) NEVER a rip-off joint. We were one of the cheapest places in town to go bowling and have a good time. We bent over backwards for our customers and did things that most bowling centers would never do. We have now closed our doors for good, as the economy just wasn't making it possible to stay open.

To anyone who ever had a good time at Nokomis, Thank you. We put a lot of love into the place since we took it over in July of 2006, and it showed.

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Nothing made it special! We pre-paid for three games. After bowling two of those games the lanes were turned off and we were told we only paid for two games. They finally admitted that we did pay for three games. They then said that we didn't get to bowl the third game because of "high taxes".
Our local sales tax is 7.5%. They tried to charge us 50%

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★★☆☆☆

Nothing made it special! We pre-paid for three games. After bowling two of those games the lanes were turned off and we were told we only paid for two games. They finally admitted that we did pay for three games. They then said that we didn't get to bowl the third game because of "high taxes".
Our local sales tax is 7.5%. They tried to charge us 50%

Pros: New Paint Outside

Cons: Poor Staff, Bad Beverages,

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These Lanes are going out of business. For good reason!
We paid for three games and lane was turned off after two games. When we inquired why, they first said they didn't receive the money and then said it was due to high taxes.
The local sales tax is 7%. It doesn't take a math whiz to figure out that they were claiming to charge 50% in sales tax. They went on to say that they had just been fined $30,000 for non-payment of taxes
I would strongly suggest that all bowlers avoid this bowling lane while they are still in business!

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These Lanes are going out of business. For good reason!
We paid for three games and lane was turned off after two games. When we inquired why, they first said they didn't receive the money and then said it was due to high taxes.
The local sales tax is 7%. It doesn't take a math whiz to figure out that they were claiming to charge 50% in sales tax. They went on to say that they had just been fined $30,000 for non-payment of taxes
I would strongly suggest that all bowlers avoid this bowling lane while they are still in business!

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Smaller than some bowling alleys, but very reasonably priced. It's clean and nice, and the staff are very helpful. They have a good grill as well, with a great selection of menu items. Not too busy. Great place to bring the family.

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Smaller than some bowling alleys, but very reasonably priced. It's clean and nice, and the staff are very helpful. They have a good grill as well, with a great selection of menu items. Not too busy. Great place to bring the family.

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I had a birthday party for my 7 year old daughter here. Good price. Good Service and the kids had a great time. They have bumpers so there are no gutter throws and the computer program made it convenient so that all I had to do was watch and have fun. Pizza and beverage, bowling and shoes was included with the price. The birthday celebration was on a Sunday at 11am and it wasn't crowded, which makes for a more enjoyable birthday experience. Service was friendly and helpful. Bring your own balloons. I brought my own cake too.

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★★★★★

I had a birthday party for my 7 year old daughter here. Good price. Good Service and the kids had a great time. They have bumpers so there are no gutter throws and the computer program made it convenient so that all I had to do was watch and have fun. Pizza and beverage, bowling and shoes was included with the price. The birthday celebration was on a Sunday at 11am and it wasn't crowded, which makes for a more enjoyable birthday experience. Service was friendly and helpful. Bring your own balloons. I brought my own cake too.

Pros: Great lanes, good service, fun place for birthday party, great price

Cons: Would love to have it be like Bryant lake Bowl

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Awesome food, great customer service, gorgeous wood lanes, new owners cleaned it up really good,new parking lot, new shoes, pretty mural, safe environment, I wasn't be disappointed, and you won't be either!

$3.00 is their max price a game, and that is a really good deal! Cosmic bowling is a ton of fun

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★★★★★

Awesome food, great customer service, gorgeous wood lanes, new owners cleaned it up really good,new parking lot, new shoes, pretty mural, safe environment, I wasn't be disappointed, and you won't be either!

$3.00 is their max price a game, and that is a really good deal! Cosmic bowling is a ton of fun

Pros: Service, Parking Lot, Shoes, Food

Cons: Some customers are inconsiderate

 

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