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“Updated bowling alley with new bar and decor”
Review of Discovery Ventura

Discovery Ventura
Ranked #89 of 427 Restaurants in Ventura
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Simplistic and repurposing best describe the theme throughout the California-lifestyle bowling alley & restaurant. All are welcome to enjoy the laid-back, fun, and easy entertainment with 9 lanes of bowling, a locally-sourced restaurant with delectable California-cuisine, crafted cocktails, and the region's most fun private event facilities.
Ventura, California
Level 6 Contributor
335 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Updated bowling alley with new bar and decor”
Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

I bowled at this place as a kid when it was a dark, smokey bowling alley. The place is really opened up now with a unique open- beam ceiling, large bar, groovy artwork, and a glass wall on the front that can open on to the front deck, complete with a fireplace.
We hit happy hour (3 to 6 weekdays) and enjoyed $5 nachos, a huge bowl of edamame, and tasty sliders. They offer good house wines and a huge beer selection. The downside is it is still a loud bowling alley, but it is now light and open and smoke free with much better food choices and spacious seating.

Thank dkayrenick
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Ventura, California
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Plenty of Atmosphere”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

My wife and I have been here several times now and Discovery has never failed. Happy Hour is lively and enjoyable. The dinner atmosphere is upbeat and interesting. Most important, the food and service is exceptional. We're somewhat older but feel very comfortable here with the youthful exuberance that exists with bowling, the bar, TV and a very pleasant clientele. Attire is casual and I'm usually wearing nice jeans. This is a refurbished, very dated bowling alley so look around and enjoy the upgrade which still preserves history.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Fasteddie100
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Arlington, Virginia
1 review
“Amazing food and friendly service.”
Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Looking for your "Cheers" location? This is it. Discovery does it all. Great location, friendly service. Bar tenders and staff know you. Good quality food and while you're there, bowl a few strikes! Perfect for all ages and families.

Can't go wrong with the goat cheese nom noms their signature mule cocktail and the crab enchiladas. Hard choice in the lava cake or creme brûlée for dessert so get them both and share!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Rebekah P
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