Pinboy's at the Beach

Pinboy's at the Beach, Virginia Beach: Hours, Address, Pinboy's at the Beach Reviews: 4/5

Pinboy's at the Beach
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9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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dalyaaaaa
Virginia Beach, VA47 contributions
Friends
We came out to bowl because for once my group of friends all had the weekend off. One of my friends accidentally broke a glass that she knocked off of the table, and the manager, John, was very sweet, and cleaned it up. The concession stand woman was extremely rude. She gave an attitude to the other employee right in front of us, interrupted him as he was taking care of us, made it seem like we were an inconvenience when I asked for a lime for my tequila shot, and slammed the door as she was going out to get it. I brought it to John's attention, simply because I work in customer service, and I felt bad for the guy she was being rude to, because he was very nice and respectful to us the entire time. John said he would take care of our bowling for the night. He didn't have to do that. We will definitely be back. He was very professional, handled the situation very well, and Pinboys is lucky to have a manager like him.
Written April 16, 2016
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RJS99
Philadelphia, PA54 contributions
Family
We visited Pinboy's looking for something fun to do to kill a couple of hours. We used a coupon that allowed us to buy one game and get the second for free. It was a great family experience and the food isn't bad either. We ordered some french fries and popcorn and both were freshly made and delivered to our lane hot and delicious. We spent about 2 1/2 hours and played two fun games. It's a great way to put the electronics down and get the competitive juices flowing!
Written August 28, 2014
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dbae27
Staunton, VA781 contributions
This was the perfect rainy day place at Virginia Beach. It is a few miles away from the strip, but worth the drive. The bowling alley is very clean and the people working here were so nice. They have clean restrooms and offer bowling alley food: popcorn, cheese sticks, beer, etc. The shoe rental was $4 each and the games were under $4 per person. We also had a coupon for bowl one game, get a game free. They have a large parking lot and it is easy to find.
Written August 14, 2014
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D2000lands
Virginia Beach, VA812 contributions
Family
It's not very often that I come into bowling alleys since these places always seem to smell of cigarette smoke. I was here for a birthday party for my now six year old niece. I had gotten there a little early, so I was waiting around for a bit until the others had arrived. I ended up going between inside and outside while waiting.

Once everyone was there and inside, we got everything set up for the party and getting everyone set up on the lanes. The kids had a great time with this, and many of the kids said they wanted to this for their birthday now. I'm not sure how much more I could take in this location though.

When you go inside, you can tell that the place is dated. Although smoking is no longer allowed inside, they do have a "smoking" room open during league play only. However, the lanes we were assigned for the party were right by that room. Even though there was no league play at the time, you could smell the pungent cigarette smoke from in there come out when a staff member would go in that room to get something or store something in there, which was fairly constant during this visit. Also, you could still smell the smoke from within the carpeted area of the place as well, so at one point, there was smoking in there, but when the rules changed on smoking, the old carpet was left there to continue to spread the smell of it.

One major issue I have with this place is that they have the "smoking" area literally right next to the entrance to the place. You really can't come in or out of this place without passing someone smoking right there by the door. They need to move the outdoor smoking area away from the main path to enter the place. It's bad enough that there's too much second hand smoke inside this place. Then to get more right out the door just adds to the frustration.

Overall, I do like bowling, but I will likely not return to this location anytime soon. They need to move the outdoor smoking areas to places off the beaten path to get in and out of the place, as well as getting the carpet they do have replaced and that "smoking" room better ventilated so that the rest of us non-smokers don't have to breathe in every smoker's second hand smoke.
Written July 4, 2016
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Joyjo101
Norfolk, VA2 contributions
Friends
Went here with a group of friends. We had a blast. Good drinks, music and the comedy in the smoking room was funny. The food was OK.
Written September 12, 2018
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Susan C
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Family
I am a 10+ year youth bowling league parent and coach spouse. Today, I can say that out if all the bowling establishments I've been in over the years Pinboys is clean but their management has absolutely no spine. SO DISAPPOINTED in pinboys at the beach management right now. Another team's parents took over my son's team's table. The tables are assigned by Pinboys house rules. I asked the parents to move to the appropriate table that was empty and one parent very aggressively told me she was there first and wasn't moving. I didn't escalate the situation but went to management. Instead of enforcing the rules, management didn't even approach the parents. The management simply brought another table out and made my son's team sit in the travel path of the bowling alley. VERY UNSAFE for youth bowlers.
Written December 16, 2017
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VaBeech
Virginia Beach, VA19 contributions
Family
Pros: It's a bowling alley in hilltop

Cons: Since it's the only bowling alley around, they just don't try hard. Management doesn't care about your experience at all, food is not the great bowling alley food we grew up on, and many other issues. Oh yea, make sure you read the fine print that they sneak onto the Groupon. Apparently you have to wait 24 hours after purchase before you can use it. And, if you drag your kids and their friends all the way there without knowing that, they will not make an exception. Even the well dressed manager wearing a tie claimed he was helpless to make any decisions because it all "comes down from corporate". Yea right....
Written September 4, 2017
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foodieme26
Lakeland, FL473 contributions
Family
Busy place. Easy parking. Very friendly staff. Shoes are $4. Each game was $1.85.
All computerized. Tables for eating nearby. Everyone had a good time.
Written July 31, 2017
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Debbie E
Houston, TX129 contributions
Family
A group of eight stopped by for bowling in the afternoon. The facility was clean and fairly efficient with check in and check out. I would advice that you look at the website before you go to understand the specials. There told us about several and we asked about more that applied to us. They had plenty of bowling balls including several light ones which are often hard to find. They also had special equipment for kids available. Prices were reasonable. Be sure to ask about the senior rate if you are 60 or older which is the same price as the kids rate.
Written July 25, 2017
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Bill B
Virginia Beach, VA10 contributions
Couples
It's been many, many years since i stepped into a bowling alley (I don't know why, because it's one of those things you ALWAYS have fun doing!!!)

Recently my wife & i joined the Beginner's 10 for 10 League; which is an amazing deal for the beginner or intermediate bowler. It's a 10 week course, $10 dollars per week. This includes free shoe rental, instructional video's and group plus some individual instruction, followed by 2 games of 'league' bowling - 3 games after the first 4 weeks, Plus after full payment is made you receive your choice of a free bowling ball (Custom drilled to fit) bowling bag or bowling shoes! Also included are weekly coupons that allow you to bowl 3 free games during the week! I'm telling you, you can't beat this deal with a stick!!

Pinboy's has great lanes, great people & great service! Just minutes from the oceanfront, a fun time for EVERYONE!!!
Written March 4, 2017
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Pinboy's at the Beach is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Mon - Thu 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Fri - Sat 9:00 AM - 2:00 AM