624-660 W 42nd St, New York, NY | Directions 1003640.761727 -74.000895
Sun - Thurs: 12PM - 2AM;
Fri & Sat: 12PM - 4AM
Neighborhoods: Clinton, Midtown
Racist!!! Stay Away – I was very disappointed in this place. My friends and I made reservations for my bday. The security racial profiled my nephews. They would not let them in because they felt his buttoned down dressed shirt did not fit tight, which is absolutely ridiculous. It was a dress shirt on his skinny 6 ft frame. When I inquired why they would not let them in I received incoherrant responses. It was clear they did not want to let them in because it was 4 young black males. In addition, to that the contract we received was old. It listed no construction boots. Construction boots to me means timberlands not Nike or ACG's. There was no management present for me to speak with and receive a reimbursement. Everything was a hassle. I will never go to this establishment again. Even though we were spending money we were not good enough in their eyes! I will not go here again.....
nyc's best bowling – awesome place! had a great time! the beats were bumpin and I got sloppy drunk, only problem was my drunkeness translated into a shitty bowling score (i think out of all 15 or so of my friends i scored the lowest lol). great vibe
I parked my car at 660 west 43 rd street,all day was $20.
closest parking to lucky strike lanes. park right.
I absolutely love this place – I completely disagree with Sabine Chat's review. I'v been going to Lucky Strike since it opened two years ago and it continues to be my favorite bowling alley in the city. Also, I don't agree with how their implying that they don't want Latinos inside because I happen to be Latino and so are my friends who I always bowl with.
We love it there. The music is great and what's better than getting bombed and trying to throw a bowling ball down a lane?
Also, I've been there at least 10 times and every single time we get the nicest staff in town. Everyone from the hostesses, the main shoe desk, bartenders and servers are always very helpful and upbeat with a great smile.
Lately, their specials have been amazing too they have .25 cent wings & $2.50 draft beers for the football game on Sundays. Their Monday night all you can bowl for $22 is always a good time also.
I love this place :)
PLACE TO GO OUT – I had so much fun with my friends there! I didn't feel like leaving at all! I'd go there again.
Dreadful, very dark inside & mostly tourists looking 4 stars – This was the worse location we could have chosen for a small wrap party. Many film/tv people enjoy bowling and this locaiton was suggested by a reviewer from a local magazine. I wouldn't go back and half our party left 30 minutes into the night. We did notice that non-whites and non-Asians were being told the place was overbooked and they needed a reservation. Meaning, Blacks and Latinos are discouraged from going inside. The music was louder than the bowling bowls. The drinks were watered down to the point of being non-alcholic ...
It appears to me that the positive reviews were written by staffers and their personal friends to help keep this place open longer. The only people we saw inside were white tourists looking for celebrities (who actually avoid traps like this one). I wont be going back and neither will my co-workers.
Awesome Decor and Feel – We had a really great time at Lucky Strike. The atmosphere was much more upscale than any other bowling alley I've ever been to, and it felt a lot cleaner, too. The bar was really nice, and the drinks were great. Definitely a good place for a fun, different night out.
Best Bowling to be found – I went last weekend with a couple of my friends, and we had a great time. What's so great is that it's not JUST a bowling alley, but is more like a lounge or club. The drinks were awesome, and it was all pretty well-priced. The service was also really helpful and polite.
I'm definitely planning on going back, and I might even consider planning my next party there. It was fun all around!
A Dress Code should be enforced to people of all races – On February 27, 2010, I had the worst birthday celebration at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge. Lucky Strike?s dress code policy seems to be unfairly enforced and directed at keeping certain groups out. The night my friends and I went, the dress code was not enforced to all their customers. My friend who is a black male and 20-year veteran of the NYPD, was not allowed access to my reserved birthday party because he wore ACG Nike boots (BOOTS NOT LISTED ON THEIR DRESS CODE), while White attendees wearing construction boots (BOOTS LISTED ON THEIR DRESS CODE) were allowed in. After carefully reading over the dress code, we found it to have racial undertones and built on stereotyping groups who wear particular clothing. The dress code openly states that the following clothing and shoes are not permitted: (Athletic wear, sweats or sports jerseys, MC colors, Excessively baggy clothing (Tuck-ins are not permitted), Sleeveless T-shirts, Plain white T-shirts (short or long sleeve), Construction boots, Headgear, Chains, Ripped or soiled clothing). This dress code appears to be directed at people of color ?..urban America, the hip hop community. My friends and I who are professionals in all fields will of course never go back to an establishment, like Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge, which sets, enforces and promotes racial profiling or stereotyping of any kind. Don?t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with a franchise setting a dress code, if it is directed at people of all races and it is enforced across the board to all its customers, at all its locations, at all times.
Not what I had expected – I had a night out at Leisure Time Bowl and loved it... So I heard about Lucky Strike and decided to give it a try.
First of all they were very dismissive. I had a friend who was supposed to meet us later and I asked if they would let him know where we were , and they made it clear to us that it was not their job. We asked for water a million times, and really disliked the attitude of our waitress.
Not a great experience.
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