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Kingpin Crown

Neighbourhood: Southbank
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Address: 8 Whiteman St, Melbourne, Victoria 3006, Australia (Formerly Kingpin Bowling Lounge)
Phone Number:
+61 13 26 95
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Kingpin Crown has undergone a regal makeover and is now officially...

Kingpin Crown has undergone a regal makeover and is now officially reopened. Occupying one of the most sought-after spots in the Southbank area, Kingpin has rolled out 4 purpose-built spaces, each more decadent than the last.

Show up alone, with a date, with your crew, or book a private space for your entire entourage. Between The Hub, Room300, Pins Royale and Playtime - Australia’s biggest amusement arcade - you’re in for the royal treatment, no matter how you roll. Are you with us?

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Old School Fun

Can't beat a bit of ten-pin bowling -- it evokes childhood memories and brings out the competitor in me. We decided to have a couple games during the hottest part of the day as... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2016
Sydney, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Renovation works looks amazing;hub menu was wonderful (new york cheeseburger and super food salad); service was great - bowling under the white curtain ceiling was unlike any other experience ever! DIdnt get to the arcade but will be back!

Thank sgoldburn117pw
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kingpin Crown has undergone a huge renovation project and is now a world class entertainment centre. We have twelve bowling lanes, more than 170 brand new arcade games, a totally revamped Laser tag arena, a top quality restaurant with amazing food, three high quality bars including the Hub, and Room 300 which hosts live music every Friday and Saturday. There... More 

Thank liammacgilp
Melbourne, Australia
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90 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

They've renovated since our last visit here and it's now absolutely amazing! All the latest equipment, really classy venue now.

Thank Vicky T
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Went here for 2 games at 8pm on a Saturday night. Got there 15 min early as requested and was told the lane wasn't ready and to come back in 20 mins, which was fine. We got back and then got our shoes and waited for our lane to free up. We went to the bar and ordered a cocktail... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sydney, Australia
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144 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

Can't beat a bit of ten-pin bowling -- it evokes childhood memories and brings out the competitor in me. We decided to have a couple games during the hottest part of the day as a way to cool off. Two days later, it was raining, so my husband challenged me to a rematch. Pleased to say I reign victorious. We... More 

Thank aprilinsydney
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51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Great night out bowling with friends. I love that you can have a few drinks here and that they aren't ludicrously expensive. Its also great that you can purchase a pair of socks for only $5 if like us, you have been wearing thongs all day. Our lane was a little dodgy as the 9th pin would always get knocked... More 

Thank Danielle A
Morwell, Australia
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177 reviews
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Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

Cool bowling alley with bar and food. Great appearance and the set up Meant it was not too noisy with segregated bowling areas. Staff were friendly and helpful but could do with cleaning up after patrons when they leave. We had empties and wet tables to contend with.

1 Thank Graeme S
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49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 28 July 2015

Great Bowling Lounge! Lots of fun for friends and families! Bar was good with a great range, however they didn't have any mint on a Wednesday night which was weird and limited the actual available choices. Fun environment & lovely staff

Thank Alice R
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Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

Booked at 7.45pm only to be told to come back at 10.55pm. Ended up going back to counter to ask what was happening after other people after us got a lane first.

Thank Cam L
Taryn D, Marketing Manager at Kingpin Crown, responded to this review

Hi Cam, Thanks for taking the time to review our venue here at Kingpin Crown! Sorry to hear you had to wait to get on a lane - school holidays always certainly increases the wait time in centre - but it's great to hear you had a great time once you got onto the lanes. We will certainly pass your... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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116 reviews
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Reviewed 29 April 2015

I use to frequent bowling alleys and was an amateur enthusiast for a number of years. So when I say that Kingpin bowling is the worst (and most poorly organized) bowling joint I’ve ever visited it should come with some weight to it. When my family and I visited for a quick weekend game we could not help thinking, throughout... More 

1 Thank Arielred
Taryn D, Marketing Manager at Kingpin Crown, responded to this review

Hi Ariel, Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry to hear about your experience here at Kingpin Crown. At Kingpin we pride ourselves on our customer serviuce and try to exceed expectations on all occasions, which clearly didn't occur on this occasion. We would love to discuss your experience further so we can ensure this doesn't occur again.... More 

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