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Where is the best place to go bowling in and around Atlanta?


Elissa Eubanks / Staff

300 Atlanta. Photo: Elissa Eubanks / Staff

1) 300 Atlanta

You said, “We hosted my son’s birthday party there, and everyone – adults and kids – had a blast. They sell alcohol and really good food!”

2) Funtime Bowl

3) U.S. Play in Kennesaw

4) Stars and Strikes in Dacula

5) Red Carpet Lanes in Duluth


Midtown Bowl. Photo courtesy Midtown Bowl.

1) Midtown Bowl

We say, “An old standby that got a welcome renovation without losing its old-school bowling alley charm. And the beers are always frosty.”

2) Red Carpet Lanes in Duluth

3) 300 Atlanta

4) Brunswick Zone in Norcross

5) U.S. Play Kennesaw

89 comments Add your comment

Bud Weiser

July 20th, 2009
2:20 pm

I like that one where they sell beer.


July 20th, 2009
2:27 pm

My vote goes to Brunswick Zone on the corner of Spaulding and Holcomb Bridge Rd in Norcross. During the week, you can bowl for only 99 cents per game. The staff and bartenders are the best and are quick to recognize you after only a few visits.


July 20th, 2009
2:28 pm

I prefer any Brunswick bowling center. I particularly like US Play in Kennesaw because they have about 30 lanes and if there is a wait there are plenty of arcade games to play. If anyone’s a fan of Brunswick, be sure to joing their mailing list. About once a week I get coupons for discounted bowling. I’ll never go bowling if I don’t have a coupon because it can get really expensive really quick, but the online coupons are usually for $.99 bowling, and it’s good on Friday’s and Saturday’s too.

Atlanta twin

July 20th, 2009
2:37 pm

300 Atlanta is the best

Toledo Joe

July 20th, 2009
2:54 pm

I like the bowling centers in West Atlanta. I always have a great time there in the late evenings. They have the best ball polishing machines in the city. Lots of spit really helps the shine come out.

Johnny Fontane

July 20th, 2009
3:05 pm

I like a bowl or two in the afternoon.


July 20th, 2009
3:24 pm

Stars and Strikes.

henry county resident

July 20th, 2009
3:26 pm

FunBowl in McDonough is my favorite

B Ray

July 20th, 2009
4:00 pm

US Play Kennesaw. In fact I am having a fundraiser there on August 30th from 1-4 to raise money in honor of my late wife. The proceed will be donated to the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance. Please come join us. Email me @ for details.

B Ray

July 20th, 2009
4:02 pm


July 20th, 2009
4:45 pm

Spalding Lanes in Norcross.


July 20th, 2009
5:16 pm

Red Carpet Lanes on satellite in Gwinnett is really nice, it’s pretty new!


July 20th, 2009
5:33 pm

I concur that FunBowl in McDonough is awesome… so is the bowling alley in Atlantic Station in Midtown.


July 20th, 2009
9:40 pm

The Fun Center in Tucker and/or Pinstrikes in Stockbridge


July 21st, 2009
7:32 am

The bowling at Jillian’s is always a good time.


July 21st, 2009
7:38 am

The bowling alley in Atlantic Station is a nightclub masquerading as a bowling alley! What a joke!

The only half-way decent (read: reasonably priced) place to bowl ITP is Funtime Bowl on Buford Hwy.

Tee Tee

July 21st, 2009
8:03 am

Stars and Strikes in Hiram! Bowling, Laser Tag,and Poker players. A whole lot of fun for everyone


July 21st, 2009
8:12 am

Jillian’s at Discover Mills. Stars and Strikes at the corner of Highway 316 and Winder Highway is great for kids.


July 21st, 2009
9:06 am

Star and Strikes in Hiram is the best!


July 21st, 2009
9:31 am

300 on Savoy is the classiest, as long as they don’t have some stupid hip-hop garbage-fest going on. Midtown is convenient – and open 24/7 – but they are usually horrendously overpriced. Generally the alleys in north Fulton seem to have the least riff raff.


July 21st, 2009
10:31 am

Pinstripes Stockbridge Ga. Great family fun along with food and drinks. Love it that the Waitress comes to the table. Again, I think this spot has great ambience for a family.


July 21st, 2009
1:16 pm

Brunswick Lanes in Roswell.


July 21st, 2009
8:13 pm

My friends and I recently bowled at Red Carpet Lanes and I had a good time. Customer service was good, the music was good, and the food was good!


July 22nd, 2009
6:28 am

Kingpins in Athens is the best

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July 22nd, 2009
1:19 pm

Whats up with the “hip-hop garbage” statement? not cool


July 22nd, 2009
1:45 pm

I recommend the Brunswick lanes in Roswell, that place rocks!!!


July 22nd, 2009
2:27 pm

I’ve lived here two years and have not been bowling.Ten Pin is only for people who don’t mind paying more for the name than the game.

Aunt Squeezie

July 23rd, 2009
7:04 am

AMF in Marietta. My daughter is on 2 leagues. The coaching staff is great and she has come a long way in her bowling. The employees and management are very supportive of the youth league and I am happy to be a part of it.


July 23rd, 2009
7:10 am

The bowling alley on Robins Air Force base in Warner Robins, GA can’t be beat since it has $1/game bowling for lunch every weekday. However, I have been impressed with the Stars and Stripes bowling alley out on Highway 316 between Lawrenceville and Dacula.


July 23rd, 2009
7:20 am

Your Bowling Center in Douglasville.


July 23rd, 2009
7:25 am

Funtime Bowl on Buford Hwy.


July 23rd, 2009
7:27 am

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July 23rd, 2009
7:58 am

Stars and Strikes.

Definitely NOT the Brunswick lanes off Holcomb Bridge on Old Roswell Road. Management only wants your $$ and could care less if the people bowling around you are inconsiderate idiots. I’ve seen fights there start because mgmt wouldn’t step in first. People have had things stolen from them while they’re bowling and mgmt’s response was, “Eh. Sorry. Have a free shoe rental.”


July 23rd, 2009
8:33 am

The best-kept secret in the Atlanta metro area … CHEROKEE LANES in Canton!!!!!! It’s not an over-priced nightclub with extreme prices – it’s a family-friendly atmosphere with great entertainment on Saturday nights and 25 cents a game on Sunday nights! It’s a professional bowlers’-quality place, so the lanes are REALLY taken care of … but mostly it’s the PEOPLE who work there … much better and nicer and friendlier than the minimum-wage-I’ve-never-bowled teenagers at AMF lanes. (

Nicole Hall

July 23rd, 2009
1:59 pm

US Play in Kennesaw. Not only do they have tons of stuff to do but they also have special days where they have $1 bowling games. It’s a great place to go that doesnt leave you bankrupt.


July 23rd, 2009
8:21 pm

If I could afford it on a normal basis 300 or Ten Pin Alley.


July 23rd, 2009
10:39 pm

300 is the BEST! Don’t like the other REDNECK trash bowling alleys located outside 285. Prefer the more classy style alleys.

Last Cracker in East Point

July 26th, 2009
11:24 am

Back in the day we used to go bowling in our front lawn. Moma would sweep the yard and daddy would put out ten empty whiskey bottles. Us kids would then tie some squirrels to skateboards and wisk them down the lane to an awaiting strike. That was all befoe this hip hop generation ruined it all. I am tired of seeing parachute pants hearing MC Hammer music whenever I do the the lanes now.


July 26th, 2009
11:29 am

Funtime Bowl on Buford Highway!


July 26th, 2009
11:33 am

Barney’s Bowl A Rama in Springfield. I got my head caught in the Shin O Ball machine once so be careful.

chris o bomb

July 26th, 2009
12:08 pm

midtown bowl has the best lanes and overall #1
#2 funtime bowl
#3 norcross(believe its brunswick)

the ones up 75 are fun and cheap, but the lanes are horrific.


July 26th, 2009
2:50 pm

I like the Cartersville Bowling Center lanes…. oh wait… it got closed and torn down so that we could have ANOTHER CVS in town… Someone with some $$$ should come to Cartersville and build some lanes… cause, if you built it… we will come!!!

Dave Chappelle

July 26th, 2009
3:00 pm

Hey Johnny, I feel ya, bout do ah bowl right now!!!


July 26th, 2009
3:19 pm

Red Carpet Lanes… YES! Sunday Nights… YES


July 26th, 2009
3:36 pm

Wii bowling.


July 26th, 2009
3:50 pm

cartersville ,come on ebdawg no one in their right mind would build or come to Cootersville,( town is a joke)

The Truth

July 26th, 2009
4:17 pm

I can’t tell you the best place, but I CAN TELL YOU THE WORST. The ATLANTA FUN CENTER – The place has gone to hell in a handbasket. My family and I used to go their every friday and saturday night for years, now you could not pay me to set foot in the place… It’s sad that the staff has simply “run off” all of the clients. I would comment on rotten customer service, but they have NO customer service.

My last time their, my wife and I waited 10 minutes in line, then another 15 minutes waiting to be called to play – BUT their were 7 open lanes – not broken – just not being used. During that 25 minutes, I saw EVERY SINGLE PERSON ON THE WAITING LIST Leave in frustration. by the way, also during that time, the counter person did not call one name from the waiting list. I still cannot believe it.

Now, I take my family and my $$$$ to Atlanta 300 of 285. Its more expensive, but its worth it.

Do yourself a favor, avoid the fun center. It’s a serious JOKE!!!


July 26th, 2009
4:51 pm

Funtime of Buford sets their lanes up better than anyone in the area if you’re a serious bowler. Its not in the best location, but its a really good bowling alley.


July 26th, 2009
6:18 pm