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“Great Birthday Party” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bowlmor Lanes

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Bowlmor Lanes
5353 Westbard Ave., Bethesda, MD 20816
301-652-0955
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Ranked #16 of 19 Attractions in Bethesda
Type: Bowling Alleys, Amusement
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Owner description: *Bowlmor Lanes has taken America's favorite pastime and turned it into a luxury experience. Our stunning design features modern, semi-private banquette seating, gourmet cuisine by Celebrity Chef David Burke, and a full service sports bar and restaurant; There is so much to see and do at Bowlmor; every visit is a new experience. Bowlmor Lanes has quickly become ultimate entertainment destination for a night out with your friends. *Our exquisite design and experienced event team make us the ideal location for private parties of any type or size. We specialize in Corporate Events, Children's Birthday Parties, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, Teambuilding Outings, and more. Please call our Events Office at 212-255-8188 to find out how we can create a customized bowling event just for you!
Potomac, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great Birthday Party”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

The inside is really beautiful. The servers are very helpful and they let you bring your cake. We ordered food for the parents which gave them a reason to stay.

Visited November 2011
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Maryland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
“Like bowling at a nightclub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Upscale bowling with an impressive, sports bar and nightclub atmosphere. Two bars with excellent food, service while bowling. Very friendly, efficient staff. Bartender told us they'll be renovating soon while staying open. It's dark and loud with techno music (like disco from my era). Neon lit bowling pins and lighted lanes. Electronic scoring displayed for everyone to see how you're doing ;-D. Kid-friendly bowling with a contraption that allows them to place the ball inside, and the ball slides into the lane. Never saw that before, but I haven't bowled for 20 years! Arcade games.

Visited July 2012
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Silver Spring
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“bowling par excellence”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

best bowling on the east coast. really good food menu and staff are very helpful and accomodating.

Visited April 2012
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Bethesda, MD
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Lots of fun, but not inexpensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

Bright lights in a darkened room, TV screens over each lane with different shows, music, and background noise -- this is not a place for people who are intolerant of overstimulation. The bowling lanes are in good shape, the food is pretty good, and it's a lot of fun. But if you want good value, drive out I-270 to AMF or BowlAmerica.

Visited September 2011
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