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Boardwalk Bowl

Bowling alleys, Fun & Games
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Address: 115 Cliff Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone Number: 831-426-3324
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12:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed - Thu 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Description: Next to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Boardwalk Bowl is a...
Next to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Boardwalk Bowl is a state-of-the-art bowling facility, arcade, restaurant, and lounge with plenty of party fun!
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Karaoke is an experience

If you are not used to this kind of place this is a pretty spot on stereotypical bowling experience. They do disco bowling with music videos and neon sometimes. Bowling is pretty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2014
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

If you are not used to this kind of place this is a pretty spot on stereotypical bowling experience. They do disco bowling with music videos and neon sometimes. Bowling is pretty good value. We also enjoyed the karaoke in the bar, with entertainment from some local characters.

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Temple City, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We booked a birthday party there with 20 kids in attendance. It was one of the best parties we've done for many reasons. 1) the kids had a great time ( I was worried they would get bored after a while, and some did take breaks from bowling one or two of their turns, but as they continued bowling their... More 

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Watsonville, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a quintessential Santa Cruz fun spot. There is so much going on to have fun with in here. You will never be bored here

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Fremont, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Don't go if you're expecting to get a serious game of bowling on. Too many beginning bowlers will make it impossible to get a good score, i.e. little kids are walking everywhere with little parent supervision.

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Sacramento, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A modern bowling alley, and also a popular karaoke spot for Santa Cruz. We've done both there, and enjoyed the display of an original coaster car from the Giant Dipper exhibited there, too. Hard to believe there was a time when those cars were used on the coaster--they seem far too open and scary--but...there it is!

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Petaluma
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is such a great place to visit with kids! Very clean, a variety of rides. It is crowded but that is to be expected in the summer at a well known venue. The staff is friendly and the rides seem safe and in good working order.

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Berkeley, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great place to get some drinks, food, and listen to live music in the back area. We thought there would only be bowling but was pleasantly surprised by a band. Took a nice walk out at night and discovered this awesome place!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The equipment was modern (better than my home town). The balls never got stuck. The graphics on the screen are excellent and the programming is easy to follow. The seating is comfortable and there are plenty of bowling balls to choose from. The shoes and laces were well taken care of. We came in a large group, so the service... More 

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Santa Cruz area CA
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77 reviews 77 reviews
9 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

BWB has extremely friendly and personable service, and wonderful maintenance - great place for family fun! Party services available, Atomic bowl Sunday night - Nice little bar, Karaoke and live bands - you name it! Decent snack bar, and a beautifully run bowling alley that is priced RIGHT! Get out of the house and take someone BOWLING - it is... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Just don't feed the birds or you will feel like you in an Alfred Hitchcock movie of the birds. Come to think they told us that badges bay was a lol ways on up the coast.

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