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Big Al's Bowling

16615 SE 18th Street, Vancouver, WA
(360) 944-6118
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Ranked #4 of 21 Activities in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bowling Alleys, Amusement
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This place reminds me of the bowling alley back home, and let's just say it wasn't open very long. The lanes were decent. Who ever was the architect did a poor design.

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Vancouver, Washington
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I've come here a few times and it's always fun! I love the arcade area, it's not dirty like most arcades, and there are plenty of games to try out. The drinks they serve here are pretty good and decently priced. Definitely like the cosmic nights here as well.

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Vancouver, Washington
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Had a fun time bowling and ended up getting some free play cards for the arcade. We love coming here every few months

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Vancouver, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I liked the bowling lanes. Everything is shiny and new. Good menu. Nice arcade games. Something for everyone to enjoy.

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Vancouver, Washington
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Too expensive, and now the pro-shop is even closed, which takes away from joining league if they even have those there!

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Vancouver, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great food, bowling fun, arcade, the staff is usually friendly and if you are looking to burn some cash for fun it is worth it.

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Big Al's is a glorified bowling alley with an arcade center, a sports bar, "by the hour" bowling and regular lane bowling. Unless you are just going into the sports bar, it really is an atmosphere that can be found in many bowling alleys in the area. The worst part are the prices and the amount of people. If you... More

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Clinton Township, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Second time tonight we visited this week. Nice place to have a family fun night... of all ages! The first night we bowled and ate there. Pizza are huge! Downside is the pizza doesn't contain much topping. Had the family size Hawaiian pizza and there was probably 8 sliver of pineapple, few ham, and NO bacon. How can a Hawaiian... More

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Springfield, OR
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Not only is this a fun place to bowl, the restaurant is not your average bowling alley restaurant. There is a great variety and the food is good. They have a nice variety of salads to include a salmon salad. Most definitely a place for the whole familly.

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Bellingham, Washington
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48 reviews 48 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

So it is a nice bowling alley. But for what they charge it is just not worth it. Too many kids running all over without supervision, too long to wait for service, way too much money for bowling.

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