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Address: 115 Cliff Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone Number:
+1 831-426-3324
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Tue 09:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 09:00 - 23:00
Fri 00:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00

Next to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Boardwalk Bowl is a...

Next to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, the Boardwalk Bowl is a state-of-the-art bowling facility, arcade, restaurant, and lounge with plenty of party fun!

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Bowling and delicious pizza

We had one game of bowling and the most delicious cheese pizza. Really clean facility and great friendly staff. Not that busy on a weeknight. Enjoyed our visit

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 November 2016
Alison M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We had one game of bowling and the most delicious cheese pizza. Really clean facility and great friendly staff. Not that busy on a weeknight. Enjoyed our visit

Thank Alison M
Carmel, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

We went there as a big group after dinner and reserved 3 lanes. The little one bowled for the first time and had a blast, actually everyone did. I couldn't bowl so I sat back and watched everyone enjoying themselves. The place was packed ( Friday night ) but it didn't feel crowded or noisy--so kudos to them for setting... More 

Thank Silvertiger
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

The customer was terrible, the person who cleaned up the tables outside threw away our half eaten food and was very rude. The kitchen was backed up for an hour.

Thank AnnahMarieh
Santa Cruz, California
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

The boardwalk bowl is a nice place to go bowling and the people are very helpful that work their. I like how they have different weights of bowling balls for people to used. I like how there is a place to eat food in the alley and it's really good food to.

Thank dancegirl12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

If you are not used to this kind of place this is a pretty spot on stereotypical bowling experience. They do disco bowling with music videos and neon sometimes. Bowling is pretty good value. We also enjoyed the karaoke in the bar, with entertainment from some local characters.

Thank Andrew A
Temple City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2014

We booked a birthday party there with 20 kids in attendance. It was one of the best parties we've done for many reasons. 1) the kids had a great time ( I was worried they would get bored after a while, and some did take breaks from bowling one or two of their turns, but as they continued bowling their... More 

Thank Alison M
Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

This is a quintessential Santa Cruz fun spot. There is so much going on to have fun with in here. You will never be bored here

Thank Serafina1313
Fremont, California
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Don't go if you're expecting to get a serious game of bowling on. Too many beginning bowlers will make it impossible to get a good score, i.e. little kids are walking everywhere with little parent supervision.

Thank T J
Sacramento, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

A modern bowling alley, and also a popular karaoke spot for Santa Cruz. We've done both there, and enjoyed the display of an original coaster car from the Giant Dipper exhibited there, too. Hard to believe there was a time when those cars were used on the coaster--they seem far too open and scary--but...there it is!

Thank CoasterFan1924
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

This is such a great place to visit with kids! Very clean, a variety of rides. It is crowded but that is to be expected in the summer at a well known venue. The staff is friendly and the rides seem safe and in good working order.

Thank Dairywife1

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