Bowlero Charlottesville
335 Rivanna Plaza Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22901, United States

Review №1

We LOVE coming to the bowling alley almost every week for the bowling specials. However, the past few times we’ve come there had been a new bartender in charge of drink and food orders. We have been used to such a kind and fun staff but this gentleman is FAR from that. We usually come on tuesdays and he has been behind bar the past few weeks. In very few words this man is EXTREMELY rude. He is so impatient with customers and takes way too much time taking care of everyone. Whenever we normally come everything runs extremely smooth but since he has started working behind bar it’s been complete chaos. Long lines, long wait times, and unnecessary rudeness. We will definitely come back because everything other than him is absolutely awesome. The renovations are amazing as well as the arcade and staff. However, be aware that this particular employee is CONSISTENTLY rude.

Review №2

Fun for the whole family. We took our Allstate office out for some team building and games. Not too crowded on a Friday night. Great service from the employees.

Review №3

Went here for a team building event on a Saturday afternoon, we had a blast! Stephanie and Jeff took care of everything for us, very prompt an courteous. COVID precautions in place and very clean. Love the new look since the remodel too!

Review №4

Great night out with friends. The staff is super friendly!

Review №5

Easy access and plenty of parking. Inside is clean in all areas. We came for a large private event and the event staff took care of our party. They kept busy and were unobtrusive. Shoes were newish, no complaints. Plenty of balls to choose from with plenty of weights and finger hole sizes. Lanes were in decent shape for public use. The scoring/display interface was easy to use. Graphics were a bit cheesy and somewhat long and drawn out. Scoring was not accurate. 1 pin down was routinely counted as 5. Spares and strikes racked up with pins still standing. Overall it was an enjoyable time. The party food was decent enough.

Review №6

Fun place to take ur family prices a good and good staff

Review №7

Here’s a huge shout out to Stephanie, the manager. We cannot wait to have Caroline’s big 2-1 birthday there!!! The coupons were much appreciated and the night was spectacular!!

Review №8

Great staff and great people the managers are all great and helpful Nate has been helpful since my first day coming here they take all the measures with the ongoing pandemic

Review №9

Very nice bowling alley. A little pricey but fun.

Review №10

The manager here was practically running the alley by herself and did an awesome job making us feel welcome.

Review №11

Completely renovated and taking extra measures to keep families distant and safe!

Review №12

Terrible Employes. screamed at us getting to close and ended up full on disrespecting us.

Review №13

Had lots of fun with the BF! It can be expensive but with proper planning you can keep costs down. We went late on a Sunday to score some discounted bowling that wouldnt break the bank and were very pleased with the experience

Review №14

Good lanes, good beer and food selection, and great staff. The three stars is for the total lack of staff at times. Granted, Im not going when its terribly busy, so maybe theres more employees later, but some days it takes 20 minutes to get a beer because literally no one can serve you working in concessions for whatever reason. Some days are much easier than others. I do like the layout of the spot; its really cool and can sever a big group very well. Its not easy finding an alley that can appeal to the bowlers and the casuals as well as this spot. An easy five stars if they just had one or two more people on staff.

Review №15

Date night. Great time out.

Review №16

I’m a big fan of this place. The price is moderate, but always have a fun time with my kids and her friends. Good video games, food is better than average for a bowling alley. I enjoy it every time.

Review №17

Covid precautions in place and it was very nice and clean.

Review №18

We went here for a party sponsored by my husbands work. They had catered food and reserved several Lanes. Staff was all very friendly and accommodated several large groups visiting at the same time. They were great about providing the bowling assistance things for our young kids and putting up bumpers on the Lane. Our kids also greatly enjoyed the arcade games.I would recommend again for a fun family event.

Review №19

I have not been bolling for many years. It was as fun as I remember. The facility was clean and well maintained. The snack bar offering was good bar food. With very friendly staff. Prices are a little highI was disappointed that they offer a discount to league members. But I understand rewarding loyal customers.Fun for all ages

Review №20

UVA hosted a family night for there employees and was awesome...way to go uva

Review №21

They played Spider-Man 2

Review №22

The staff here is really helpful, nice and they have a good time with their guests. The arcades are fun, especially liked the walking Dead game, and air hockey. I had the foot long chili cheese dog and it was pretty good! I asked for an alcoholic drink they didnt have on the menu and they were able to create it for me. I also enjoyed the big screens in the bowling lanes.

Review №23

We had a great time bowling but unfortunately we received poor customer service. We had a Groupon $20 for 2 hours, however since we didn’t show them the Groupon prior to starting we weren’t able to use it. We had to pay a full $70 and she was unwilling to negotiate with us. I was very disappointed since we made sure to bowl for 2 hours. Be careful if you have a groupon! I would hate for someone else to lose out on a great deal.

Review №24

Awesome night to go bowling!Joey, one of the staff members was AMAZING!He was very personable, funny and full of bowling advice and wisdom!Well definitely be visiting again soon!

Review №25

We had a great time bowling here. There were enough lanes that we didnt feel packed in, even though there were a lot of people there. Everything seemed well maintained and it was clean. It was pretty pricey, and the the prices arent very transparent. They open a tab so you dont have to go back and wait in line and you just push a button to start a new game, but I have no idea how much that costs. You could go for the specials rates but Im sure it will be super busy. Otherwise, decent food and the staff was very nice and helpful.

Review №26

We had a great time! Our group was pretty large and we didnt have a reservation but we were accomadated right away, even on a Saturday night. I will go back again soon.

Review №27

Bowling was fun, wish they kept the larger bar as beer ordering was slow

Review №28

So I am waiting based off of my experience there the total atmosphere with kids but not the food. Food I have nothing to speak on because we did not order food. when you get there there is a great place to take photos and that is where these photos below are taken. we went on a busy Saturday when it was raining so I bet everybody wanted to go and we were still able to get away and quickly. for that it is nice. headed to your ass-year-old with us who loved the experience there are a lot of lights and theres a black light and theres lots of stuff all over the walls and it is really fun and entertaining with TVs and all kinds of comfortable seating. after we pulled there is also an arcade the arcade was a ton of fun for families my child absolutely love the arcade there is a wide range of games and prizes for children of all ages. We really had a blast here

Review №29

We had my grandson’s birthday party at AMF Keglers Lanes. The birthday package included both bowling and arcade. The party was a success for both kids and adults alike. Food was really tasty and plentiful. The employees were friendly and attentive. The place was clean (I am particularly thankful that the bathrooms were well taken care of). A great place for families.

Review №30

Keglers AMF was a great surprise! We were looking for a family outing and decided to go bowling. What we didnt expect was a bowling alley that is clean, state of the art, chock full of excellent arcade games and with great food and a full bar with reasonably priced drinks. The staff is friendly and attentive - Yvonne and Courtney are great bartenders who even took the time to recommend drinks. Liz, the supervisor, and the young man at the desk made sure we had all we needed. The arcade has brand new and different games - not the same tired stuff one expects elsewhere. This place is worth the drive - we will definitely be back!

Review №31

Excellent service, kind employees, clean lanes

Review №32

Very clean an updated. The staff is very friendly, very accommodating. Had a family pre-wedding get together. Had a lot of fun. Recommended for all ages.

Review №33

Its a little pricey, but Monday nights from 8pm- close is unlimited bowling for $13 per person. We had a blast. Would be 5 stars but like I said a little pricey.

Review №34

Kegler lanes is fairly priced, although they run discounts on specific dates, so be sure to check their website and call for those days and times! The food is pretty good, and they have a small arcade with a few cool games.

Review №35

So I’ve been going to this place for over 18 years and today I was asked to leave because I had a Dunkin coffee, How is this posible when everyone one els has outside food.Not cool.

Review №36

Great bowling. Had a problem with our lane that they rectified quickly

Review №37

Great fun! Even though it was CRAZY busy on a Tuesday night, my friends and I were able to get a lane within 5 minutes. They didnt have one of my friends shoe size, but given how slammed they were this is not that surprising. The atmosphere is fun, kind of club-like. They have a great selection of snacks and beverages (alcoholic and not). The prices are what youd expect, and with free refills on non-alcoholic drinks. Its a fun place to hang out! I dont bowl often, so I wont comment on the quality of bowling facilities as I cant really compare. It all seemed good to me!

Review №38

The place is good but can be bit expensive.

Review №39

More expensive than I expected, I paid $38 for two games for two people. Other than that, its good. They skip ball sizes, so my girlfriend and I had to use balls that were either slightly too heavy or too light, but it isnt a big deal. I wouldnt tell anyone to avoid this place, but there are cheaper options not too far away. The service was great though, everyone was quite nice.

Review №40

If there were any other option in this town I would take it. Service is perhaps the slowest I’ve ever experienced. It took me longer to wait in line to pay than it did to bowl. No exaggeration. Bathrooms were filthy. Did I mention how slow the service was? Every thing about this place was frustrating and sub par.

Review №41

I took my son there for a bowling tournament great friendly staff excellent bowling alley to hang out and socialize

Review №42

Nice place to hangout with friends and family.... you will definitely enjoy this place . worth going !

Review №43

Had some issues getting pizza on time and it was burnt, the manager was super helpful and attentive and refunded the pizza as well as giving us a coupon for free bowling. I love bowling here, they have a great selection of arcade games as well. The staff is very friendly! 10/10 would bowl again!

Review №44

We bowl here quite often and the wait at the bar is always lengthy. Tonight it was down right ridiculous. It was very busy because of the Tuesday special and the bar was horribly understaffed. I would have had several more drinks than I did but I got tired of waiting. To top it all off the lanes did not work properly for most of the evening. It seems this place is geared way more towards kids looking to play around with their friends than to serious bowlers. Ive overlooked some of these issues in the past but tonight we were so disappointed that I think we will be taking our business to the alley in Culpeper. Such a shame that a nice place like this is so poorly managed.

Review №45

The renovations that were completed a while ago have done wonders for this place. It has a much newer and cleaner feel. Also, the deals offered on certain days of the week are a real bargain for anyone looking to save a few bucks.

Review №46

This place is great! Very friendly staff and Jenn is the best!

Review №47

I go here with a few friends at least once every other week. Great experience every time. Can’t complain at all.

Review №48

This is a really nice bolling alley - they also have arcade games as well.

Review №49

Our students came there for a field trip. Liz as so friendly and helpful. She is a wonderful person. Thank you from all of us for a fantastic day.

Review №50

Great family outing. Staff was wonderful especially when pins got stuck

Review №51

When going to a bowling alley, one has to understand the expectations of the environment. Keglers isnt filthy or run down with broken things everywhere. It is a bowling alley but it has upgrades, the staff is helpful. It is a fun activity to enjoy with friends and family.

Review №52

Really fun and good service but the arcade could use some better prizes.

Review №53

Its VERY expensive & the food prices are even worse. The staff is very friendly & the bowling is fun. Their summer game passes are awesome!!

Review №54

Husband and I decided to go for our date night. They were very busy but the line for bowling moved quick enough. The manager rung us up and she was incredibly kind and interactive. Bowling was super fun and the arcade selection was decent. We paid $23 and some change for 1 game (10 rounds) + 2 pairs of shoes.

Review №55

This place is fine but incredibly overpriced due to being the only bowling alley in a 40 mile radius. I think the normal price is like $7 a game plus $5 shoe rental. The price changes depending on the day and doesnt seem to be listed on their website (big suprise). The pizza isnt very good and runs over $20. On the plus side the lanes and restrooms are clean, and the facility looks modern. Ive paid for a couple of parties here for unlimited pizza and bowling for 2 hours and the food doesnt come out fast enough; if I schedule two weeks in advance for a time please have pizza ready for the scheduled time, not 35 minutes after we start bowling.

Review №56

Great food served with a smiling face. Love this restaurant. I wish there were more out here

Review №57

More expensive than i thought it was gonna be i guess its been a ehile since Ive gone bowling

Review №58

It was fun for family and friends gathering.

Review №59

Its a bit dark for my tastes, cant see lanes very well

Review №60

I went bowling with my family, was tired and not really in the mood when I arrived. But, the staff was helpful and efficient, the atmosphere good and bowling was fun! Highly recommend the place for a fun evening with family or friends.

Review №61

We love to come here. Sliders are delicious, unexpected surprise for a bowling alley.

Review №62

Great bowling. Good, friendly staff all around. Clean facility. And the tacos are delicious. Easy decision when looking for something to do.

Review №63

Fun arcade and great new bowling lanes just installed!! Really improved my game by taking advantage of those summer fun passes. The new lanes and new oil machine really elevate this location to be competitive with any Ive been to.

Review №64

A family favorite for years! Keglers is always trying to imorove the customers experience and fun! The kids even love the arcade with the wall sized Space Invaders and the best air hockey table in the state.

Review №65

The place was very clean and there are special days you can go to for special pricing. However, be warned that right now their service is very slow because they are hiring for people so expect longer wait times. When we went on a Friday night the bowling lanes kept breaking and malfunctioning on us and it took us being moved to two lanes before we were able to have a stable game. They did fix the issue though. We also tried the arcade they have. It has a decent amount of games in there and tickets are loaded to the game card which is a plus, but the prize pool they have for cashing in tickets is mostly disappointing. Overall its a great place to go if you want a game night out, just dont expect to be amazed by it.

Review №66

Super Friendly employees and great food. Always a great experience

Review №67

Terrible service. Not a single price was listed. Ordered boneless wings told me i would get six of them was served 5 bone in wings. Then they tried to change me 100 dollars for 3 games of bowling. Will never recommend them to anyone and they will never have my business again.

Review №68

Love the bowling .. unfortunately the beer and the drinks are overpriced in the quality of the food isnt the best what do you expect to the bowling alley... The only way you can afford is it with coupons.. if they lower the price they would get more bowlers.. if a place looks busy and brings in more people.

Review №69

Great Modern bowling alley with great amenities

Review №70

Friendly staff. Great place to take your kids to.

Review №71

Pretty nice, a little expensive for a family of four on sunday. Food not that good.

Review №72

Delicious food, cold beer, just keeps getting better!

Review №73

Love this place!!

Review №74

Need better food and the service could be better. But overall a good place to drink and have fun.

Review №75

Fun place great food me and the kids had a blast

Review №76

Its well organized and the staff did a good job. Dont like the video screens above the pens. Pointless and too distracting.

Review №77

Keglers AMF Lanes is a family friendly bowling establishment. There are other things to do there besides bowling- shoot pool, arcade games and theres a tv in every lane. If youre a veteran please mention it because Keglers offers discounts to veterans and active duty and retired military personnel.

Review №78

Super fun and kid friendly. They even have cute little dinosaur ramps for tiny tots to use. Deff plan to go back!

Review №79

Great bowling experience for small groups. Long wait times for food. If you dont have another group across from you its a very comfortable experience and they offer luxuries for less experienced bowler. Most of my problems are based on wait times for food and the rush of other groups around 8 that also cause a wait.

Review №80

It was another event going on to the open public and I had different people come over to my feed and help themselves. I had 8 kids totally and they were put on one lane until the middle when I notify the manager Jennifer in which she switch to two lanes and we did get a free bowling coupons but nothing was knocked off my full price. My kids was not comfortable because it was so packed kids was coming over to them we had to watch our food n cake n gifts so no one could take it. I did a survey a week ago it said someone will contact me and they have not yet.

Review №81

Summer pass is a good deal. We always have fun.

Review №82

The game we wanted to see wasnt on the tube even after we asked food is like that of a carnival

Review №83

Only place we can throw heavy balls in CVille

Review №84

Has gone downhill fast. Service sucks and food quality is horrible!

Review №85

Holy moly is this place expensive! We didnt even bother with food because getting service was so slow. But, the actual bowling was fun.

Review №86

Just played a game 2 kill time. I was dwn visiting from N.y.

Review №87

We went here for the $2 Tuesday deal, which the website states starts at 8 pm. We arrived at 8 pm, and the line to get in was out the door. We waited in line for an hour just to get a lane, and when we went to get drinks after getting the lane, they informed us that the $2 Tuesday deal only took place from 8 pm to 9 pm. The website did not accurately reflect this, and I was pretty frustrated with the poor efficiency of getting a lane and then missing out on the deal because of it. Overall, we still had a good time bowling, and it was a nice, clean place. The food is pretty expensive for what you get, but it tasted good. Id go back now that I know what to expect.

Review №88

Went the other day with family and it was fun. I don’t remember bowling being so expensive though. We couldn’t afford a second game which was a bummer. I wish it was better lit in the lounge areas of the lanes. Otherwise the bowling ball organization and cleanliness is top notch. Notice: if you have a baby the changing table in the women’s restroom is completely obsolete Because it is placed way too high on the wall. I notified the staff.

Review №89

It was ok. Good atmosphere but the ball return and pin set up was unpredictable. Maybe we should have asked for a different lane.

Review №90

Came here on a fairly busy Saturday afternoon and was highly disappointed with the technical issues and lack of service my group experienced. During the course of the one game we were able to complete, our lane got stuck 4 times. When we reached out each time to get the problem fixed, it took 25-30 minutes for someone to actually get around to addressing the issue. Furthermore, we were told that the reason our lane kept getting stuck was because one of our bowlers (a 7 year old child) was using one of their 6lb balls. However, each of the times that the lane was stuck, it was not, in fact, after the 6lb ball had been bowled. I understand that it was a busy day, but that does not excuse the fact that we spent more time waiting for problems to be fixed than we spent playing the game.

Review №91

Lots of fun bowling! The staff were friendly & helpful.

Review №92

Really fun has an arcade, what looked like a bar, a restraunt, and a bowling alley.

Review №93

Great front desk. Nice place to go.

Review №94

The bowling is fun especially on Tuesdays because you the $2.22 deal. Theres a lot of noise and and an exciting atmosphere. However, the staff at the counter (who you only have to see twice during your time there) are somewhat rude and never seem even remotely happy.

Review №95

Sad, machine were having many issues, Friday and Saturday prices for family fun night are out of this world. Family of six getting shoes and bowling three games was over $150 and a couple of pitchers over $33 makes going there not worth the enjoyment once a year if that

Review №96

Friendly service great food

Review №97

The lanes were all lit up and drink prices were some of the best in the city

Review №98

Its ok wish it was made like uptown alley RVA

Review №99

Lots of fun. Good atmosphere. Surprising food for a bowling alley. Large drinks.

Review №100

The bowling was fun the arcade room would have been nice if half the games were working

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  • Address:335 Rivanna Plaza Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22901, United States
  • Site:
  • Phone:+1 434-978-3999
  • Video arcade
  • Bar & grill
  • Event venue
  • Restaurant
  • Bowling alley
Working hours
  • Monday:5–11pm
  • Tuesday:5–11pm
  • Wednesday:5–11pm
  • Thursday:3pm–12am
  • Friday:12pm–12am
  • Saturday:12–10pm
  • Sunday:5–10pm
  • Wheelchair-accessible car park:Yes
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance:Yes
  • Food:Yes
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