South Side Bowl Inc

★★★☆☆
  • 125 Beech St

    Scranton, PA 18505

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  • 570-961-5213

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Hours
Daily 7:30am-11pm
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South Side Bowl is horribly managed. From the arrogant owner, Mark Minelli, to the ignorant kids behind his counter, you are unlikely to find worse customer service or more unprofessional attitudes. As if the aforementioned is not bad enough, the bowling is expensive and the place is laden with riff-raff and unsupervised youth.

If you are like me and still want to "give the place a try," do not bother to call ahead to reserve a lane. As the owner smugly told me, South Side Bowl does not reserve lanes; they merely place callers on a "priority list." I reserved two lanes for 7:00 pm on a Saturday night well in advance. Nonetheless, there was a failure of communication on the part of the South Side Bowl staff, and lanes were unavailable upon arrival. After waiting for over an hour, my party of TWELVE walked out. Despite the absolute inconvenience twelve people experienced due to the negligence of his staff, the owner, Mark Minelli, was utterly unapologetic, haughty, and completely unaccomodating. I will never return. It is my understanding that Mr. Minelli owns Idle Hour Lanes as well as a laundromat and storage facility in Taylor. Unless you want a similar experience, I would not use any of his "services."

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★☆☆☆☆

South Side Bowl is horribly managed. From the arrogant owner, Mark Minelli, to the ignorant kids behind his counter, you are unlikely to find worse customer service or more unprofessional attitudes. As if the aforementioned is not bad enough, the bowling is expensive and the place is laden with riff-raff and unsupervised youth.

If you are like me and still want to "give the place a try," do not bother to call ahead to reserve a lane. As the owner smugly told me, South Side Bowl does not reserve lanes; they merely place callers on a "priority list." I reserved two lanes for 7:00 pm on a Saturday night well in advance. Nonetheless, there was a failure of communication on the part of the South Side Bowl staff, and lanes were unavailable upon arrival. After waiting for over an hour, my party of TWELVE walked out. Despite the absolute inconvenience twelve people experienced due to the negligence of his staff, the owner, Mark Minelli, was utterly unapologetic, haughty, and completely unaccomodating. I will never return. It is my understanding that Mr. Minelli owns Idle Hour Lanes as well as a laundromat and storage facility in Taylor. Unless you want a similar experience, I would not use any of his "services."

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South Side Bowl Inc is a great place to select when you want to go bowling. It's very cool here. They offer cosmic bowling here on the weekends. If you havent been here before and you like to bowl, this is a great place to go. Its very clean and well maintained. Children and adults are welcome here. Great entertainment for the entire family. They have bumper bowling for children.

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★★★★☆

South Side Bowl Inc is a great place to select when you want to go bowling. It's very cool here. They offer cosmic bowling here on the weekends. If you havent been here before and you like to bowl, this is a great place to go. Its very clean and well maintained. Children and adults are welcome here. Great entertainment for the entire family. They have bumper bowling for children.

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I take my girl here when we get bored due to them being open 24/7. There really isnt anything else to do in this city. When we go we usually go to Cosmic Bowling. This is when they shut the lights off and only have different colored disco lights going and loud music. It gets packed sometimes. Most people go to hang out. They also have pool tables ( about 12). You have to pay by the hour. I think it is $6 an hour. It might be more now. Bowling here is a little expensive. For two people,shoes and a game you might pay close to $15. I think that is expensive due to a game usually lasting a half hour. The workers are nice and can help if you have any problems with your lanes. I will go back, it is fun.

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★★★★☆

I take my girl here when we get bored due to them being open 24/7. There really isnt anything else to do in this city. When we go we usually go to Cosmic Bowling. This is when they shut the lights off and only have different colored disco lights going and loud music. It gets packed sometimes. Most people go to hang out. They also have pool tables ( about 12). You have to pay by the hour. I think it is $6 an hour. It might be more now. Bowling here is a little expensive. For two people,shoes and a game you might pay close to $15. I think that is expensive due to a game usually lasting a half hour. The workers are nice and can help if you have any problems with your lanes. I will go back, it is fun.

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Pool hall is open 24/7 and has crazy bowl on weekends. I love the fact of the bumpers for children. It gives them the chance to join in on the fun. I highly recommend more snack machines ( for when the bar is closed).

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★★★★☆

Pool hall is open 24/7 and has crazy bowl on weekends. I love the fact of the bumpers for children. It gives them the chance to join in on the fun. I highly recommend more snack machines ( for when the bar is closed).

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