Austin >Recreation Facilities > Dart Bowl
5700 Grover Ave, Austin, TX | Directions 7875630.328787 -97.730475
Neighborhoods: Brentwood - Highland, Brentwood
We went to Dart Bowl tonight for a fun family night. Unfortunately we had a nine year old with us that was 1/4 of an inch over their 52" height requirement for the bumpers and since she hadn't bowled before it was really no fun for her. To make matters worse there was a boy three alleys over in lane 8 that was clearly taller than her and using the bumpers having a great time. Management could not offer any reason for this random rule (clearly enforced at will) except she had to learn sometime how to do without the bumpers. This was not a good family experience. My daughter's friend said it best when she said "they really don't want kids here".
if you like cheap bowling, cold beer, and old-fashioned comfort food in a kitschy atmosphere, Dart Bowl is right up your alley.
Cafe Serves Cold Food, Staff Rude – I ordered chili fries and when they arrived, they were cold. I asked for a new batch and instead of bringing me new food, the waitress REHEATED THE FRIES IN THE MICROWAVE. When I asked for a manager, they said she wasn't there and that I needed to come back tomorrow if I had problem. I returned the next day to speak the to manager. She was very nice and offered me a refund.
Great place to bowl! – This is the only bowling alley in Austin that I choose to bowl at. The service is always excellent and helpful. The lanes are always just right, and the atmosphere is very laid-back and comfortable. I truly love Dart Bowl!
This 32-lane bowling alley has all that it takes to line them up and knock 'em down. – In Short
North Austin bowling alley with a diverse crowd and friendly atmosphere. A separate bar area with big screen TV shares seating with the cafe. The kitchen turns out tasty home cooking, including veal cutlets, grilled ham and enchiladas. A favorite with families, Dart Bowl has three different party packages available depending on day and time. Pay by the hour or by the game. Food, party favors, invitations and a private party room are included with admission.
Strike! – Kudos to Dart Bowl! Their prices are reasonable (compared to the local competition), and the facility was clean and organized. From my initial phone call to the facility, to when we settled our bill, Dart Bowl's staff was the epitome of professionalism.
The gutter guards and televised graphics of the score are ideal for ensuring that children (as well as beginners) are able to enjoy themselves, rather than being frustrated by "gutter balls."
I would suggest that you arrive early, to avoid the crowd. When we arrived, there were only a few people bowling. By the time we left, the lanes were rapidly filling up with other bowlers.
Good House for Kids – This is the place I bring my kids. Great food. Good Lane availability. Great house.
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