Melody Lanes Bowling Ctr

★★★★☆
  • 461 37th Street

    Brooklyn, NY 11232

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  • 718-832-2695

About Melody Lanes Bowling Ctr

Hours
Sun-Thu 9am-12am, Fri-Sat 9am-3am
3.8667 15
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I only take 2 stops on the R just to commute to this bowling alley and know what to look forward to. The service is excellent as soon as my burger and fries are ready i get called over people know me by name considering that I have grown

3
★★★★★

I only take 2 stops on the R just to commute to this bowling alley and know what to look forward to. The service is excellent as soon as my burger and fries are ready i get called over people know me by name considering that I have grown

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We went there last night for Midnight Bowling. The deal is from 12-3am flat rate all you can bowl. We couldn't get our names up on the screen, it wasn't working properly and had to get help; then mid-game we had to switch lanes b/c there were problems with the balls just going down on there own. At 10 minutes to 3am everything shut off with no warning. We had 3 frames left that we could have easily finished in 10 minutes. I understand it's late and they want to get the hell out of there but don't call it 12-3am bowling when you are going to shut down at 2:50 and not let us finish up our game. The staff was rude and couldn't care less when I went to complain.

2
★★☆☆☆

We went there last night for Midnight Bowling. The deal is from 12-3am flat rate all you can bowl. We couldn't get our names up on the screen, it wasn't working properly and had to get help; then mid-game we had to switch lanes b/c there were problems with the balls just going down on there own. At 10 minutes to 3am everything shut off with no warning. We had 3 frames left that we could have easily finished in 10 minutes. I understand it's late and they want to get the hell out of there but don't call it 12-3am bowling when you are going to shut down at 2:50 and not let us finish up our game. The staff was rude and couldn't care less when I went to complain.

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We had a great time at Melody Lanes this afternoon. For NYC bowling, it's reasonable. And the staff were very helpful.

2
★★★★☆

We had a great time at Melody Lanes this afternoon. For NYC bowling, it's reasonable. And the staff were very helpful.

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Melody lanes is said to be closed at 12 am Sunday through Thursday according to reliable sites. However, when I arrived on a Monday at 10:30 pm the bowling alley was unexpectedly closed. As if that was not bad enough the woman at the front desk screamed at me for not understanding that the establishment was closed. That is not what I would call good service. Melody Lanes is located in area with not much else to do. Therefore, my disappointment can be understood when after enduring a 20 minute bus ride, the bowling alley is randomly closed.

3
★★★☆☆

Melody lanes is said to be closed at 12 am Sunday through Thursday according to reliable sites. However, when I arrived on a Monday at 10:30 pm the bowling alley was unexpectedly closed. As if that was not bad enough the woman at the front desk screamed at me for not understanding that the establishment was closed. That is not what I would call good service. Melody Lanes is located in area with not much else to do. Therefore, my disappointment can be understood when after enduring a 20 minute bus ride, the bowling alley is randomly closed.

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A good place for former Mark Lanes customers to patronize! Some of the wonderful former staff are there on a part time basis.Family night is a decent deal, 2 games for $12 per person including shoes and free popcorn and a small soda for children.They have a pro shop on the premises to purchase personal bowling equiptment with custom drilled finger holes, something rare these days.The bar is very good and reasonable, and of course there is a snack bar.My only qualm is their selection of bowling bawls, you must search for the right weight and finger holes to enjoy your game.Scoring equiptment is computerised modern,and up to date with fun visual images and a choice of with or w/out bumpers.

2
★★★★☆

A good place for former Mark Lanes customers to patronize! Some of the wonderful former staff are there on a part time basis.Family night is a decent deal, 2 games for $12 per person including shoes and free popcorn and a small soda for children.They have a pro shop on the premises to purchase personal bowling equiptment with custom drilled finger holes, something rare these days.The bar is very good and reasonable, and of course there is a snack bar.My only qualm is their selection of bowling bawls, you must search for the right weight and finger holes to enjoy your game.Scoring equiptment is computerised modern,and up to date with fun visual images and a choice of with or w/out bumpers.

Pros: Family oriented,affordable,friendly,pro shop on premises

Cons: Bowling Bawl selection

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Once we got through the hassle of getting in, we had such a great time at Melody lanes - a casual, upbeat family atmosphere and affordable. But be prepared to stand in some lines if you come on a Saturday night. Each employee had a lot more than their fair share of work - therefore there was a wait for everything. I'd called earlier in the week and asked if i should need a reservation for a Saturday night and been told no, but next time I will definitely call ahead, because there was a 1/2 hour + wait. Then there was standing in line for shoes.

And a burger and fries took over ninety minutes to be ready.

We played tag team standing in line for soda refills between turns bowling. Then there is standing in line again to return shoes. Believe it or not, there are a lot of people who want to bowl in Brooklyn!

The neon light thing was going on in the half of the alley away form us - and looked REALLY cool. Next time!

I don't know how it is on other nights, but if I return on a Saturday I'll 1) make a reservation 2)eat before arriving 3)be familiar with the options of paying by time or per game before getting up to the counter to pay.

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★★★☆☆

Once we got through the hassle of getting in, we had such a great time at Melody lanes - a casual, upbeat family atmosphere and affordable. But be prepared to stand in some lines if you come on a Saturday night. Each employee had a lot more than their fair share of work - therefore there was a wait for everything. I'd called earlier in the week and asked if i should need a reservation for a Saturday night and been told no, but next time I will definitely call ahead, because there was a 1/2 hour + wait. Then there was standing in line for shoes.

And a burger and fries took over ninety minutes to be ready.

We played tag team standing in line for soda refills between turns bowling. Then there is standing in line again to return shoes. Believe it or not, there are a lot of people who want to bowl in Brooklyn!

The neon light thing was going on in the half of the alley away form us - and looked REALLY cool. Next time!

I don't know how it is on other nights, but if I return on a Saturday I'll 1) make a reservation 2)eat before arriving 3)be familiar with the options of paying by time or per game before getting up to the counter to pay.

Pros: great atmosphere, great fun, even good shoes!

Cons: overwhelmed staff anf waiyt times for everything

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Melody Lanes is an awesome place for a first date, an anniversary, or a night with your buds. It's clean, affordable and fun! I just wish there were more hot pink bowlingballs i could fit my fingers into!

2
★★★★★

Melody Lanes is an awesome place for a first date, an anniversary, or a night with your buds. It's clean, affordable and fun! I just wish there were more hot pink bowlingballs i could fit my fingers into!

Pros: interesting graphics on computer screens, sweet staff, good jukebox!

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Started bowling here years ago. The lanes are either not oiled enough or too much. The counter help tend to be rude. The place isn't located in a great area. The lanes are okay, but not the best in Brooklyn. I like some of the people I bowl with, so I bowl here and at Maple.

3
★★★☆☆

Started bowling here years ago. The lanes are either not oiled enough or too much. The counter help tend to be rude. The place isn't located in a great area. The lanes are okay, but not the best in Brooklyn. I like some of the people I bowl with, so I bowl here and at Maple.

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My wife, my friends, and I go bowling every weekend because of this place. The staff (Pat) are so friendly and they don't make you feel uncomfortable, no matter who you are. The lanes are perfect for our games. I would highly recommend this alley to everyone and I have already. I live in Brownsville but because of Melody, I drive there without hesitation. I have tried all the other alleys in Brooklyn and some in Queens, nothing beats Melody Lanes, and I mean nothing.

5
★★★★★

My wife, my friends, and I go bowling every weekend because of this place. The staff (Pat) are so friendly and they don't make you feel uncomfortable, no matter who you are. The lanes are perfect for our games. I would highly recommend this alley to everyone and I have already. I live in Brownsville but because of Melody, I drive there without hesitation. I have tried all the other alleys in Brooklyn and some in Queens, nothing beats Melody Lanes, and I mean nothing.

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There are always bowlers here, but it is never too crowded that you can't get a lane. Good service and a clean bowling alley add to this place as well. Many people go during the week nights with friends.

4
★★★★☆

There are always bowlers here, but it is never too crowded that you can't get a lane. Good service and a clean bowling alley add to this place as well. Many people go during the week nights with friends.

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A couple of friends and I went to this place to have some fun at night. It was not crowded at all and a bowling lane is available instantly. The place was clean and the staff were helpful when our bowling balls got stuck in the back and never returned. They even gave us a free game, apologizing that the bowling balls always get stuck that night. Great overall.

4
★★★★☆

A couple of friends and I went to this place to have some fun at night. It was not crowded at all and a bowling lane is available instantly. The place was clean and the staff were helpful when our bowling balls got stuck in the back and never returned. They even gave us a free game, apologizing that the bowling balls always get stuck that night. Great overall.

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Good, clean, safe family fun. I celebrated my 25th birthday here and had a ball. The DJ played a good variety of modern hip-hop and 80's classics with a mixture of pop and R & B. If you are placing a reservation, however, be sure to get the terms of the policy from the reservation clerk. Note that if your crew doesn't show up on time they will cancel your reservation so tell your peeps 1/2 hour earlier then normal time. But I must admit that the staff worked with me and my folks who arrived late and I was able to hold on to my reservation. Would definitely go back.

PROS: Friendly Staff, Food, Good for Parties
CONS: A little hard to find

4
★★★★☆

Good, clean, safe family fun. I celebrated my 25th birthday here and had a ball. The DJ played a good variety of modern hip-hop and 80's classics with a mixture of pop and R & B. If you are placing a reservation, however, be sure to get the terms of the policy from the reservation clerk. Note that if your crew doesn't show up on time they will cancel your reservation so tell your peeps 1/2 hour earlier then normal time. But I must admit that the staff worked with me and my folks who arrived late and I was able to hold on to my reservation. Would definitely go back.

PROS: Friendly Staff, Food, Good for Parties
CONS: A little hard to find

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This is the best place to bowl. They offer competitive prices. Also they are open pretty late which means you can go there at night. There is almost always a free lane and there are little people so you can get the most space you deserve. This is a wonderful place to go for the whole family. They also offer free parking making it more accessible for those with cars. Highly recommended.

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★★★☆☆

This is the best place to bowl. They offer competitive prices. Also they are open pretty late which means you can go there at night. There is almost always a free lane and there are little people so you can get the most space you deserve. This is a wonderful place to go for the whole family. They also offer free parking making it more accessible for those with cars. Highly recommended.

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Nice place to hang out with friends without having to wait all day. The prices are comporable to other places and the staff is friendly. This is a good thing because who wants a disgrunted person around heavy bowling balls. Colorful variety of their balls too.

PROS: lanes are always available
CONS:

4
★★★★☆

Nice place to hang out with friends without having to wait all day. The prices are comporable to other places and the staff is friendly. This is a good thing because who wants a disgrunted person around heavy bowling balls. Colorful variety of their balls too.

PROS: lanes are always available
CONS:

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this is a great place to bowl, its never too crowded so you dont have to wait hours for a lane, it always has plenty of good balls so you dont spend half the night trying to find the ball that will get you a 300, or in some cases a 93. its got a great jukebox too so you can rock out while you knock em down.

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★★★★☆

this is a great place to bowl, its never too crowded so you dont have to wait hours for a lane, it always has plenty of good balls so you dont spend half the night trying to find the ball that will get you a 300, or in some cases a 93. its got a great jukebox too so you can rock out while you knock em down.

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