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Big Al's Bowling

Closed Now: 11:00 - 23:15
Open today: 11:00 - 23:15
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Great family activity!

Thanks to the kids bowl free program, your kids can bowl for free (you pay for shoe rental) and it... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
Vancouver, Washington
via mobile
Fun for the whole family

This place is awesome! Bowling, arcade, full bar, and sports on tv. This place is great for people... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Shelton, Washington
via mobile
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  • Very good32%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“arcade games”(5 reviews)
“free program”(2 reviews)
“all ages”(6 reviews)
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16615 SE 18th St, Vancouver, WA 98683-3595
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We watched the football game. It is a very clean restaurant. Nice people and a well trained staff. I plan to return.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hawaiimark
Reviewed 17 January 2018

This place is amazing! The ambiance, the staff, the activities available! I had the best time celebrating my sisters birthday here. We felt very welcomed by the staff. Savannah, who was helping us in the arcade/prize area was wonderful! She was charming, friendly, and very...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank MichelleTS
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Thanks to the kids bowl free program, your kids can bowl for free (you pay for shoe rental) and it is affordable for adults as well. The ramps mean that even your littlest Walking child can participate! There are arcade games, so be prepared for...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank thegoaliegirl
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

After a week of taking teenagers around to see the natural side of Portland Big Al's was a nice change of pace. Bowling and a large arcade with 2 bar areas for the adults.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Molly B
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome! Bowling, arcade, full bar, and sports on tv. This place is great for people of all ages. Also, I was very impressed with the staff. We were met at the door and escorted inside to the front desk.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 12Forrest12
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Kids were more upset and frustrated than anything. Broken down games, some games over $3.00, adds up quick with two wee ones.....

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank afoxusa
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I live across the street, and Big Al's was one of the things that drew me to the area. It's always high-energy, the food is really good for a "sports-themed" place.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank R C
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

My young family has been visiting the bowling alley for a few years now and it is just as fun and clean as the day it opened. We highly recommend.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Mayhew L
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Hosted a family birthday on New Years Day and was overwhelmed by the food, service, and fun. The food was amazing; well beyond what we expected from a 'bowling alley'; he catering staff even accommodated our gluten free requests. The host of the event was...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Great Idea, execution was off. While the staff was friendly enough the arcade needed some help. A number of the better arcade games were "temporarily unavailable" all night long. Had I known that I wouldn't have got the unlimited arcade. While the unlimited bowling was...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank strangesoundsak
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13 October 2018|
Response from Prasert H |
Yes. How do I go about reserving 3 lanes?