Portland >Recreation Facilities > Hollywood Bowl
4030 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR | Directions 9723245.533513 -122.621749
Neighborhoods: Central northeast Neighbors Incorporated, Hollywood
I love Hollywood bowl! This is the best atmosphere, great service, and fun! Prices are excellent and love the neighborhood! I'll be back!
A classic bowling alley nearly ruined by "upgrades" and "improvements". The cartoon-y video screens just seem silly and unnecessary. Nice lanes, otherwise.
Avoid the beer and food. Beer tastes like dirty taps and the food has got to be the worst food still served within city limits.
Awesome Time, Great Lanes, and good service – I had a great time, and so did my friends. We might be back for a league as well. A great place to find for my first time on Citysearch.
Check out their burgers and fries, better than you might expect.
I love this place! – I am a league bowler and spend a large amount of time here year round. In the past year year, I have seen an unprecidented amount of managerial changes throughout the building, and it's becoming very disheartening. I truely enjoy being able to walk into an establishment that I frequent, and see familiar faces. On any given night, it's awesome to be able to walk into the bar and be happily greeted by FAMILIAR bartenders (Kate, Amber, and Sara), and to be waited on by FAMILIAR cocktailers (Liberty). What I don't like seeing is a new manager in there every 3-6 months who, in turn, ruins the morale of the employees. I continue to bowl there in part because of the staff (David, Judy, Terri, etc), and truely feel that new management has made some very disappointing decisions when letting regular, long term staff members go.
Great place to bowl – Hollywood is a great place to bowl. With 48 available, it's rare that you have trouble getting on a lane. The staff is very friendly. I've had great experiences with Ricky, David and Liberty. And the pro shop is run by perhaps the nicest guy in the world, Rohn - a PBA Senior Tour bowler who really knows his stuff.
I have a hard time believing the previous review that mentioned slow service and attitude from Liberty. I've always gotten great service from her. In fact, I look forward to seeing her when I go to Hollywood to bowl in my league on Tuesday nights.
It's true that the central bathrooms are pretty gross. But there are some nice, freshly remodeled ones over by the new lounge.
I recently went into hollywood bowl and order a drink and let me tell you it literally too like 30 mins for me to get my drink. I had to actually try to find the lane runner to ask where it was. then I go back and bowl and my drink arrives then the lane server I believe her name was liberty basically demanded I tip her. she looked like she was busy but I didn't see her get a lot done. she never helped clean tables or pick up. she just lefted it for someone else to clean.
owner! – the fact is the owner is nowhere to be found. I've bowled 3 days a week for about a 1 year now and I can't recall seeing him once.
I also don't agree with his spending ideas! I mean the bar does look nice. but not many people are going to go to the bowling alley for the bar. investing in the scoring machines would be a good idea or paint for the walls, and the restrooms need to be remodeled. I don't blame employees if I had a boss that never was there and invested money into useless stuff I would not help him make money either.
Who is running this place? – seems like ever since they got rid of the manager in january this place has been falling apart. I mean who is really in charge... who is the bar accountable to? there is a big girl who says she is the boss (sometimes) and than a little girl who the big girl says is the boss (sometimes) get your act together people! I will say that there is another girl who serves drinks to the lanes who really has her head on straight. If it were up to me she would be the only one I'd deal with. It doesnt' hurt that shes a looker
Club Hollywood!! – This place has CHEAP drinks, like $3 wells every night. And they're strong!
The bar/loung, where I spent most of my visit, was pretty impressive for a bowling alley. Lots going on.
karaoke+bowling+cheap drinks=absolutely hilarious!!!
I would definitely visit Hollywood Bowl (aka "Club Hollywood") for another memorable (or unmemorable... cheap drinks, srslysrsly) night out in Portland!
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