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“Lots of Fun”

Rock n Bowl - Mid City Lanes
Ranked #5 of 24 Fun & Games in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Lac La Biche Alberta
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88 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Lots of Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2012

We read about this place while researching the music scene in New Orleans--check out their history--quirky and interesting.

How can you not love a place that is part music and dance hall, part family entertainment, part restaurant, part bar, part bowling, and pure fun?

The staff and entertainers here are friendly (met Kermit Ruffins and his lovely wife there), food is basic but fast and good at fair prices. The people who go here are ready to dance and party. It's not near the French Quarter, but is well worth the cab fare.

It's on our "must do" list every time we're back in New Orleans.

Visited April 2011
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Minnesota
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121 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“The most fun place in New Orleans outside the French Quarter”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

Visit this Uptown bar/dance hall/bowling alley when a Cajun or Zydeco band is playing, usually on Thursday nights or the weekend and you will have the time of your life. All walks of life party here to live great music, cheap beer, and mixed drinks. Some of the bigger names in the Cajun and Zydeco world play here and the cover is usaully very reasonable. And yes you can bowl and dance and drink all within a few yards of each other. Be sure to take a cab out here from downtown, especially on the return trip when your judgment might be a bit impaired. You don't even have to drink to have fun here and many college students, local residents, and travellers all converge here. People watching paradise too!

Visited March 2012
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Boston
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Saw Kermit Ruffins here and it was the best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2012

This is a really fun place - don't believe reviews that say it is dirty. Had drinks - no food. How often do you get to hear great music while people are bowling? Fun, different, so NOLA. definitely make reservations for bowling.

Visited August 2011
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Richmond, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Thursday Zydeco”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2012

Check it out. Great zydeco on thursdays at the rock n bowl!

Visited February 2012
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2012

They have live and recorded music, as well as a bar (they serve all sorts of drinks for kids and adults alike). They are very family oriented, and are super kid friendly!

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