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“Fun for bowling and bar food”
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Ten Pin Alley
Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Fitchburg
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Reviewed January 29, 2013

Bowling is fun here. They have lots of deals, especially early in the week, so it doesn't have to be too expensive. Pizza is great and wraps are delcious. Bar area tends to be quiet but very clean and friendly.

Thank suzbeern
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Two weeks ago, our son and his bride were married on a farm outside Madison, WI. Because both sides of the wedding party were from out of town, the kids opted for an all inclusive Welcoming Reception instead of a smaller and selective Rehearsal Dinner. They asked for a casual "meet and greet" evening with pizza and beer. The manager of the Country Inn and Suites in Fitchburg suggested we "do what the locals do" and hold our reception at the Ten Pin Bowling Alley, right next door to the hotel.

The Ten Pin Alley is the nicest bowling alley I've ever seen. No stale cigarette or stinky feet smells here. It has state of the art lanes, two great bar areas, and a fabulous meeting room for receptions. We stopped in a few months before the wedding weekend for a tasting. We were able to try the pizzas and sample the different beers. Bill, the manager, did a great job of keeping in touch via phone and email.

On the day of our event, we were allowed early access to the room to do some decorating. All the tables were set with white tablecloths. The crew had buffet table areas set up for the food, the beverages, and the cake. We chose 3 kinds of pizza and an assortment of other appetizer trays. By far, the biggest hit (besides the pizza) was the shrimp cocktail. Bill was able to provide and present all the food beautifully. Servers Chris and Sue did a wonderful job staying on top of replenishing the trays and pizzas; all made and baked as needed.

We reserved a number of lanes for our guests to use throughout the evening. We were actually surprised at how many guests bowled. We heard lots of laughs all night.

Everyone said it was a relaxed and unique way to start the weekend. Ten Pin Alley has a casual atmosphere, great food, and an activity to do besides eating, drinking, and visiting. Kids of all ages had fun. And best of all, no one had to drive afterwards. Most of our guests stayed at the Country Inn and Suites next door, so it was a short walk across the parking lot at the end of the night.

Hats off to Bill, Chris and Sue for handling our big crowd (125 people) with excellent service. I'd recommend using this facility to anyone wanting to host a fun event.

Thank mak5361
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