The 5 Bowling Alleys in Edmonton

Best Bowling Alleys in Edmonton

By Amelie Dube

The best bowling alleys in Edmonton can spruce up your Friday nights if you wanna pass up drinking at the bar. You can even bring your friends along if they enjoy changing up the scenery for a little while.

These places are accessible, and probably the most famous bowling alleys in Edmonton.

We’ve gone around and searched for different bowling alleys, from downtown to the South Side.

We’ve even asked locals who enjoy going bowling where the best places for bowling are!

In any case, let’s take a look at the places we ended up with after all that research. Here are the best bowling alleys in Edmonton.

1.  Plaza Bowling Co.

Plaza Bowling Co.'s Area
(Source: Plaza Bowling)
BEST FOR  Bowling
PRODUCTS https://plazabowlingco.ca
WEBSITEhttps://plazabowlingco.ca
ADDRESS10418 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5G 0P7
CONTACT DETAILS+1 780-477-7848
OPERATING HOURSN/A

First on our list best bowling alleys in Edmonton is Plaza Bowling

With 16 vintage lanes, and five-pin as well, they’re one of the most popular go-to’s for bowling. They also offer beer and have a kiosk for food and beverages.

For those looking for a less serious bowling experience, they also have low rollers with 3 leagues to choose from.

This place is one of the oldest places on the list, serving Edmonton since 1959. Their great rates and services make them one of the places to go to for the best bowling alleys in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Different schedules
  • Beer available
  • Reservation available

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

Loved it, loved it! It was our family night out and we love bowling. Decided to try this one, our first time and we simply loved it.  Cozy atmosphere, family oriented, wonderful staff 😍 and, small bowling balls. Would rate it as a 10 star if we could. We will definitely come back and very soon!

—Ana Ligia Malavazi, Google Reviews

Plaza bowl is amazing, they singlehandedly made bowling cool again. Go downstairs and there’s a blast from the past, mint condition old school 5 pin lanes. They have a bunch of great local beers on tap, including a few of our favourites sea change and yellowhead. Always good music and fantastic service, been making the trip over there weekly. 10/10 would recommend!

—Dan Elkin, Google Reviews

 

2.  Bronx Bowl

Bronx Bowl's Logo
(Source:Bronx Bowl)
BEST FOR  Bowling
PRODUCTS https://bronxbowling.ca
WEBSITEhttps://bronxbowling.ca
ADDRESS12940 127 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5L 1A9
CONTACT DETAILS+1 780-455-2366 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURS 

Bronx Bowl is a killer place for bowling. They offer many packages for bowling, adults night out, birthday parties, and even group and holiday parties.

Whether you’re a first-timer or a veteran bowler, you’ll have fun at this place, as it’s a great spot for meeting old friends and making new ones. However do note their party package has a minimum of 5 attendees.

They have plenty of fun features such as glow-in-the-dark bowling, leagues for all ages and skill levels, and bowling for those with special needs as well.This place is definitely one of the spots to go to if you want to try the best bowling alleys in Edmonton!

Highlights

  • Great menu
  • Special packages available
  • For all skill levels

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

Definitely has a bit of dated retro charm! The glow bowling lanes downstairs are well air-conditioned, clean, and the lanes are smooth and well-maintained. Staff were super friendly. A fun & affordable way to spend an hour or two.

Don’t forget to wear socks!

—Darren Donahue, Google Reviews

My whole life I’ve been going to Bronx Bowling because it’s the only bowling place I know that offers glow-in-the-dark bowling. I’ve gone there for birthday parties, hanging out with friends and family, and the atmosphere there is always great.

—Omar Hajar, Google Reviews

 

3.  K-J Bowl

K-J Bowl's Logo
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BEST FOR  Bowling
PRODUCTS https://www.kjbowl.ca
WEBSITEhttps://www.kjbowl.ca
ADDRESS12143 54 Street, Edmonton AB, T5W 3N4
CONTACT DETAILS(780) 477-3132 | [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSN/A

K-J Bowl offers plenty of services such as adult leagues, youth leagues, teen’s nights, and corporate party arrangements. Plenty of bowlers in Edmonton like this place since they’re accommodating to bowlers, both old and new.

Another great feature is that they have unlimited games available as well. This alone has made them one of the best choices for those seeking the best bowling alleys in Edmonton.

They have cheap rates and good choices, making them a common go-to for Edmontonians.

Highlights

  • Multiple leagues
  • Amazing staff
  • Industry veteran

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

This is a fun place to take the kids. They had bumper lanes for our young kids and they also have glow bowling. We had a few problems with some pins falling but then being put back up during our turn. If you’re really competitive this might be a problem but good for a family fun night. The price was reasonable and staff were friendly.

Fusion Family, Google Reviews

I used to do league bowling here as a kid and have bowled here most my life but moved so havent been here for over a year. It may be tucked away and has a very retro feel but i can assure you these are the best lanes i have ever played on. Staff are always welcoming and place is clean. Prices are great.

—Lance Leonard, Google Reviews

 

4.  Ed’s Bowling

Ed's Bowling's Logo
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BEST FOR  Bowling
PRODUCTS https://www.wem.ca/play/attractions/eds-bowling
WEBSITEhttps://www.wem.ca/play/attractions/eds-bowling
ADDRESS8882 170 St NW #2556, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2
CONTACT DETAILS+1 780-481-6420
OPERATING HOURSN/A

Conveniently located in West Edmonton Mall, Ed’s Bowling is a good place to hang out with friends when you want to do something new. They have ten pin and kingpin bowling, and more.

If you have kids over with you who aren’t interested in bowling, there are arcades, billiards, and escape rooms for them. They also serve great snacks for those times where you wanna take a small break.

Their accessibility, cheap rates, and variety of choices make them one of the best bowling alleys in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Ten pin and kingpin available
  • Great snacks
  • All-you-can-bowl Wednesdays

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

Great family outing after being locked at home for what seems like an eternity.  They rent lanes by the hour, use every secylane to keep space between groups, give each person their own ball.  We even had the server bring us food to our lane while we played.  Cost about $100 with everything for an hour with 3 or 4 people.  Menu has reasonable prices, like a pitcher of coke for $6 and a chicken wings for $12.  Also pizza and burgers.

—Jerry Greiner, Google Reviews

I so much love this place. Although difficult to get the place at first but overall a great experience and a place to relax and have a fun time with your family and friends.

The billiards room house about 3 smokers board and place for private meeting and get away especially if you want to bring your own games…. The price is not that bad but avoid this place on a major holiday like boxing day. Very difficult to get a parking spot….

—Adetoyese Oyedun, Google Reviews

 

5.  The Rec Room

The Rec Room's Logo
(Source: The Rec Room)
BEST FOR  Bowling
PRODUCTS https://www.therecroom.com/default
WEBSITEhttps://www.therecroom.com/default
ADDRESS1725 99 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6N 1K5
CONTACT DETAILS(780) 702-1332
OPERATING HOURSN/A

If you’re looking for something fun to do within the South Edmonton Common, then going to the Rec Room is a good choice. They don’t just offer bowling but other activities as well, such as axe throwing, pool, pingpong, VR, and more.

They have great rates and have packages for groups, whether it’s for corporate parties or social gatherings. They have two eateries, Three10 and The Shed, which serves a slew of good hearty meals after a game of bowling.

The fun, quick games and eateries make them one of the best bowling alleys in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Variety of games
  • Beer available
  • Group rates available

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

The food and restaurant are decent.  The games are always fun.  A good way to spend a few hours with my kids to play video games and have run running around.  Bonus that you can have a beer while you’re walking around playing games. 🙂

—Michelle Budnyk, Google Reviews

Had a company staff party here and it went better than I usually expect for these types of events. Managers and staff were great and super attentive. Food was better than other venues we had gone to and everyone commented on how good it was from the main dishes to the little desserts. Having a diverse set of fun entertainment options was the selling point that started us on the journey but the staff really made it stick. Everything was prepped and timely, staff was excellent, food was good, dessert was great, and the range of games are great and always fun. Was able to watch the hockey game as a bonus as well.

—Jeremiah Dunlop, Google Reviews

 

And that ends our list of the best bowling alleys in Edmonton. Whether you want a bowling party or a night off with your friends, they’re here to provide good places.

Are there any services that we missed, though? Send us a message and we’ll update the article promptly.

Check out our other roundups if you need more places to go to for your next outing, by the way. For example, you may also want to check out the best buffets in Edmonton!