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Boardwalk Bowl

115 Cliff Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831-426-3324
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Ranked #21 of 33 attractions in Santa Cruz
Type: Bowling Alleys
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Santa Cruz area CA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Ceres, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

This place is a hidden treasure for just some casual fun. Has karaoke and occasionally has bands. There is great bowling and the bar is large enough for dancing and dining.

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La Selva Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went there with group of friends. It was fun but it's expensive. At night they have a "glow" bowl&pins, probably fun, so i was not there at night.

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San Jose, Calif
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Love stopping at the bar before walking the boardwalk. The bar has lots to choose from and their is a snack bar with a variety of fast food. The bowling alley is always packed and has lots of lanes to bowl. This is a family bowling alley.

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Oahu, Hawaii
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The lanes were good and shoes in good shape. The arcade was outdated and the food (nachos) were really good but just took awhile to get to us. My wife and I played 3 games and I even tried doing bad so she could win but to no avail, she still lost. All in all it was a pretty clean... More

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Santa Cruz, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This is an up to date bowling alley. It is clean. OUr family likes to go when it opens on sunday, we have the place to ourselves.

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Santa Cruz, California
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8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I like that this place is pretty mellow during the week. My Dad has made it a tradition to take the Grandkids bowling here on half-days during the school year. Monday to Friday from 2-5pm is Half-price bowling. Parking is free and the snack bar serves everything from pizza and burgers to salads and sandwiches.

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South Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My husband and I happened to find this bowling alley after eating at Patio Pizza. We hadn't bowled in years so we decided to do so then. We bowled four games, enjoyed a pitcher of beer, and had a blast. It was great to see so many families enjoying each other's company. I would definitely recommend Boardwalk Bowl.

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Santa Cruz, California
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

Across the street from the Beach Boardwalk's Main Arcade is a modern bowling alley, and MORE. I enjoy the Karaoke in the bar after a fun bowling experience. Clean, friendly and fun!

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