Pines Plaza Bowling Lanes

★★★★☆
40.5477 -80.0368
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412-366-3306

1130 Perry Hwy

Pittsburgh, PA

15237

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About Pines Plaza Bowling Lanes

Hours
Wed - Thu, noon - 10pm; Fri, 3pm - 1am, Sat, Sun, noon - midnight; Mon, Tue, closed
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How nice to be treated like we matter. The owner "Jeff" took the time over to see how were were doing, saw my son struggling, he offered us a ramp or bumpers to make his experience better. Then he even took the time to give me a couple of pointers. We have gone to other local establishments, like Paradise Island and have felt like a number. This place is bright cheery and has great people.
The prices are very reasonable, especially at the snack bar.
They were busy and had music playing but not obnoxiously loud.
Overall a great experience for us and can easily recommend.
P.S. We found coupons on the web and in our Kids Stuff book.

5
★★★★★

How nice to be treated like we matter. The owner "Jeff" took the time over to see how were were doing, saw my son struggling, he offered us a ramp or bumpers to make his experience better. Then he even took the time to give me a couple of pointers. We have gone to other local establishments, like Paradise Island and have felt like a number. This place is bright cheery and has great people.
The prices are very reasonable, especially at the snack bar.
They were busy and had music playing but not obnoxiously loud.
Overall a great experience for us and can easily recommend.
P.S. We found coupons on the web and in our Kids Stuff book.

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I must completely disagree with Laura M's review. My family and I were also in attendance on 12/31/10. Even though there was a wating list and the staff was being run ragged. They were very accomodating and polite. Their food prices were really low and the french fries were some of the best I've ever eaten. I'm also confused by her 70's reference. The bowling center was completely remodeled three years ago. Certainly not the way it was when I was a kid. We had a great time and highly recommend this place!

Pines Plaza Lanes is easily the best bowling center in the North.

5
★★★★★

I must completely disagree with Laura M's review. My family and I were also in attendance on 12/31/10. Even though there was a wating list and the staff was being run ragged. They were very accomodating and polite. Their food prices were really low and the french fries were some of the best I've ever eaten. I'm also confused by her 70's reference. The bowling center was completely remodeled three years ago. Certainly not the way it was when I was a kid. We had a great time and highly recommend this place!

Pines Plaza Lanes is easily the best bowling center in the North.

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I have no idea how old the other reviews were, but we went on 12/31/10 based on the reviews we read here. It was not as I expected. The staff was NOT friendly, the bowling alley itself was old looking, like from the 70's. The food choice was limited, but the chicken strips tasted good. You have to pre-pay, so if your young child stops playing, too bad for you. We had a good time, and the bumpers were good for the kids, but it's just your very basic bowling alley. No big deal.

3
★★★☆☆

I have no idea how old the other reviews were, but we went on 12/31/10 based on the reviews we read here. It was not as I expected. The staff was NOT friendly, the bowling alley itself was old looking, like from the 70's. The food choice was limited, but the chicken strips tasted good. You have to pre-pay, so if your young child stops playing, too bad for you. We had a good time, and the bumpers were good for the kids, but it's just your very basic bowling alley. No big deal.

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What a fun and affordable night for my kids and their friends. I chaperoned a group of 20 of my daughters youth group friends. The music was diverse and they accepted requests. The lasers effect in the fog is very cool. Affordable food from the snack bar and they let us bring our own chips and pretzels.
THANK YOU PINES PLAZA LANES... Our community needs more things like this for our kids to do. WE WILL BE BACK !

5
★★★★★

What a fun and affordable night for my kids and their friends. I chaperoned a group of 20 of my daughters youth group friends. The music was diverse and they accepted requests. The lasers effect in the fog is very cool. Affordable food from the snack bar and they let us bring our own chips and pretzels.
THANK YOU PINES PLAZA LANES... Our community needs more things like this for our kids to do. WE WILL BE BACK !

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I had to write a little something to tell everyone how Pines Plaza Lanes saved my butt. We had scheduled an outdoor birthday party for my son. 25 Kids were to be in my back yard. Of course the one thing that could put a stop to this was RAIN. Well the rains came. I called Pines Plaza Lanes that Saturday morning asking if we could come. Not only did they make room for us (seriously had to move other bowlers around) they set things up as a birthday party. We got food and drink for all of the kids included and my son loves the real bowling pin that he got to take home.
Steve, Annie and Beth were wonderful, my son and his friends had a great time. Thanks again for saving the day!

5
★★★★★

I had to write a little something to tell everyone how Pines Plaza Lanes saved my butt. We had scheduled an outdoor birthday party for my son. 25 Kids were to be in my back yard. Of course the one thing that could put a stop to this was RAIN. Well the rains came. I called Pines Plaza Lanes that Saturday morning asking if we could come. Not only did they make room for us (seriously had to move other bowlers around) they set things up as a birthday party. We got food and drink for all of the kids included and my son loves the real bowling pin that he got to take home.
Steve, Annie and Beth were wonderful, my son and his friends had a great time. Thanks again for saving the day!

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The owners of this center have invested tons into the place. The latest being new pinspotters. I bowl all over the city and Pines Plaza Lanes is the only center I see the owners investing back into the business. Great place! Cater to the league bowlers and make the walk in customers feel at home. Possibly the best center in Pittsburgh. Not Kidding!

5
★★★★★

The owners of this center have invested tons into the place. The latest being new pinspotters. I bowl all over the city and Pines Plaza Lanes is the only center I see the owners investing back into the business. Great place! Cater to the league bowlers and make the walk in customers feel at home. Possibly the best center in Pittsburgh. Not Kidding!

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We saw their advertisement in one of the kids or parents magazines as a place to have a birthday party. Their website pictures were nice so we booked it without even being in the building. Risk, what risk? The place is newer, clean and bright! The staff was wonderful and Beth our party hostess was amazing. The kids had a wonderful time.
We will be back again as a family and not just because we got free game passes for having our party here. :)

5
★★★★★

We saw their advertisement in one of the kids or parents magazines as a place to have a birthday party. Their website pictures were nice so we booked it without even being in the building. Risk, what risk? The place is newer, clean and bright! The staff was wonderful and Beth our party hostess was amazing. The kids had a wonderful time.
We will be back again as a family and not just because we got free game passes for having our party here. :)

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Great music (and accepted requests). Good food, helpful staff. Watched baseball on the HUGE screen TV. We see cosmic being installed and cannot wait. I wish they ran a special for us college students. Come on Pines Plaza Lanes... how about a cosmic college night?

5
★★★★★

Great music (and accepted requests). Good food, helpful staff. Watched baseball on the HUGE screen TV. We see cosmic being installed and cannot wait. I wish they ran a special for us college students. Come on Pines Plaza Lanes... how about a cosmic college night?

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We just had a birthday party for our son and his friends. All I can say is WOW. The staff was great and friendly, patient and understanding with the kids and explained how to bowl to those who needed it.
The bumper bowling is a god send. No gutterballs and kept the kids interested.
The snack bar woman was super attentive and made sure that we had everything that we needed.
Pines Plaza Lanes advertises the party as "you bring the cake, we do the rest" They are not kidding.
We will be back again next year. What an easy event!

5
★★★★★

We just had a birthday party for our son and his friends. All I can say is WOW. The staff was great and friendly, patient and understanding with the kids and explained how to bowl to those who needed it.
The bumper bowling is a god send. No gutterballs and kept the kids interested.
The snack bar woman was super attentive and made sure that we had everything that we needed.
Pines Plaza Lanes advertises the party as "you bring the cake, we do the rest" They are not kidding.
We will be back again next year. What an easy event!

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For those who want up-to-date info. on Pines Plaza Bowling Lanes, the renovations are complete and they have re-opened. The new lanes are very nice and the equipment works much better. Smoking is no longer permitted, which is fantastic. The new owner is very nice and the staff is friendly. They have some basic bar-type food (fries, provolone sticks, etc.), which are surprisingly good. It's really a nice, family-friendly place to be. The only problem with the place is that it is so busy with league bowlers during the Fall - Spring that you can't get in most nights! But, that just goes to show how improved it is.

4
★★★★☆

For those who want up-to-date info. on Pines Plaza Bowling Lanes, the renovations are complete and they have re-opened. The new lanes are very nice and the equipment works much better. Smoking is no longer permitted, which is fantastic. The new owner is very nice and the staff is friendly. They have some basic bar-type food (fries, provolone sticks, etc.), which are surprisingly good. It's really a nice, family-friendly place to be. The only problem with the place is that it is so busy with league bowlers during the Fall - Spring that you can't get in most nights! But, that just goes to show how improved it is.

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This bowling alley is small and basic but it is an ok place to bowl. They don't offer anything extra but the people that work there are nice. Smoking is allowed and sometimes it gets pretty smokey in there. They are reasonably priced and do a pretty nice kids party, too.

3
★★★☆☆

This bowling alley is small and basic but it is an ok place to bowl. They don't offer anything extra but the people that work there are nice. Smoking is allowed and sometimes it gets pretty smokey in there. They are reasonably priced and do a pretty nice kids party, too.

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this may not be the best alley -- but is just what you need. There are not a lot of perks, but the alleys are well maintained, the facility clean, and the cost inexpensive.

3
★★★☆☆

this may not be the best alley -- but is just what you need. There are not a lot of perks, but the alleys are well maintained, the facility clean, and the cost inexpensive.

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As one who previously bashed this establishment I must recant my review or claim that my review helped in moving things forward.
1st.. THE BUSINESS WAS SOLD. The new owners are wonderful, hands on people. Showed the league bowlers immediately that they cared and were going to fix the place. 2nd... They went way beyond fixing the place. They gutted it and are in the process of installing 20 new lanes with bumpers and underground ball returns. Having personally walked in to check out the construction, I could not believe the changes. The dark and dingy is gone and new bright and clean has taken its place. It is awesome.
I am so glad. The North Hills needed a new bowling center and Pines Plaza Lanes will not disappoint.

5
★★★★★

As one who previously bashed this establishment I must recant my review or claim that my review helped in moving things forward.
1st.. THE BUSINESS WAS SOLD. The new owners are wonderful, hands on people. Showed the league bowlers immediately that they cared and were going to fix the place. 2nd... They went way beyond fixing the place. They gutted it and are in the process of installing 20 new lanes with bumpers and underground ball returns. Having personally walked in to check out the construction, I could not believe the changes. The dark and dingy is gone and new bright and clean has taken its place. It is awesome.
I am so glad. The North Hills needed a new bowling center and Pines Plaza Lanes will not disappoint.

Pros: New, clean, no smoking, bumpers for the kids. BYOB

Cons: None yet.