Getting the crew together? Planning a fun date? Try these great bowling alleys in Manchester

It really is time to let the good times roll! If you’re looking for a great place to go bowling in Manchester then we’ve got some great venues for you to check out …

Roxy Ball Room

  • Six lanes of bowling
  • Five other fun activities
  • Open until late daily. Thurs – Sun closes at 1am
  • 18+ only

If style, fun and an urban feel is your thing, then be sure to check out Roxy Ball Room at the Arndale. In a great central location, and easily one of the most instagrammable venues in Manchester with a bangin’ indie / rock soundtrack.

This venue boasts six bowling lanes, beer pong, ping pong and a load of retro arcade machines. Or why not try crazy pool, an exceptional mix of mini golf and pool? What about shuffleboard, making a comeback on the social gaming circuit?

Whatever you pick, make sure to relax after with a bite to eat and a drink from their sumptuous menu (their pizzas are pretty special!). Their cocktails in particular are the perfect thing to relax with as the winter rolls around!

Activity cost: Bowling £9 – £11 pp/pg

Top Tip… Visit during off-peak (Sunday – Wednesday) for £2 off each activity

Dog Bowl x NQ64

  • New York style bowling – 5 lanes
  • NQ64 arcade in-house
  • Open every day. 2am Friday & Saturday
  • 18+ only after 7pm

Do you love retro arcades? What about nailing that illusive strike? Then Dog Bowl x NQ64 is the venue for you. With a perfect blend of these two fabulous hospitality companies, this venue is as fun as it is visually stunning.

The New York inspired bowling alley combines five full length bowling lanes, with enough space to play with all your mates. Keen dog lovers? Expect ball dispensers inspired by Dog Bowl’s very own black dog, Bruce the Patterdale Terrier. Not just that, but due to their coupling with NQ64, you get to play some of the best classic arcades in all their retro glory.

reconnect with friends and bowl the night away.

Activity cost: Bowling £8.50 – £10.50 pp/pg

Top Tip… Beer, Burger & Bowl, £25pp Monday to Friday before 5pm


  • 12 striking bowling lanes
  • VIP room with lanes & luxury bar
  • Open until late every night
  • 18+ after 7pm

Lane7 Manchester venue is packed with awesome activities guaranteed to make your night out a success!

Bowling at Lane7 is an experience. With 12 lanes separated into three different bowling areas. Lanes 1 & 2 sit in a VIP area with it’s red vibe and striking zig zag lighting, luxurious bar area and pool tables. Lanes 3-10 are located in the main venue space. Whilst lanes 11 & 12, in their own private space, will dazzle you with their immersive, neon graffiti decor.

However, Lane7 offers more than just epic bowling. There’s karaoke rooms, American pool, shooting pods, shuffleboard, ping pong tables, darts and beer pong. They’ve also got mouth-watering food and drink on offer, courtesy of Fat Hippo.

Activity cost: £8.50 – £13 pp / pg

Top Tip… £35pp Sunday to Wednesday gets you bowling, a house drink, a Fat Hippo tray and one hour of gaming (darts, pool, shuffleboard & beer pong)

Namco Funscape

  • 18 bowling lanes
  • Over 100 arcade games
  • Open every day. Closes at midnight Friday & Saturday
  • Located in the Trafford Centre

Experience all the fun of the fair at Namco Funscape, the Manchester based venue complete with everything from bowling and super-fast dodgems to classic pool tables and high-tech VR headsets, with a jam-packed arcade to boot!

lane venue. Their dodgem tracks are the fastest in Europe, so it’s bound to be a ride you won’t forget in a hurry! If you fancy checking out their extensive arcade games, they’ve got everything from shoot ‘em-ups, race car simulators to cuddly toy claw cranes, so it’s perfect for any ability. And if that wasn’t enough, blast into the futuristic realm with a turn on one of their VR headsets, where you can choose from over fifty different rides ranging from spine-tinglingly scary to awesome underseas adventures!

Activity cost: £8 – £9 pp/pg

Top Tip… Early Bird Bowling is available for just £5 pp / pg 10am – 12pm, Monday to Friday

Tenpin Printworks

  • 14 bowling lanes that glow under the UV lighting
  • Food & drink can be ordered from the lanes
  • Other activities including shuffleboard & karaoke
  • Located at The Printworks, 3 min walk from Manchester Victoria train station
  • 18+ only after 9pm

Imagine an cool art gallery and a state-of-the-art bowling lane, all rolled into one. Chances are you’re thinking of something very similar to Printworks – complete with 14 interactive bowling lanes, beer pong tables, shuffleboard and karaoke! Plus, we’re sure they can easily bowl you over with their latest arcade games, table tennis, and American pool tables. It’s certainly not one to miss out if you fancy practicing your striking skills with mates, dates or work fam. Sound good? They also offer a delicious food menu, as well as a fantastic selection of drinks and cocktails from their two bars. With amazing deals on bowling, food and drinks, you guys are sure to be in for a great time!

Activity cost: £6.50 – £8.50

Top Tip… Bowl N Bev – Just £9 for a game of bowling and a drink off peak. Off peak is Sunday 6pm to Friday 6pm

Tenpin Parrs Wood

  • 26 bowling lanes with fancy lighting effects
  • Other activities including table tennis & pool
  • Located at Parrs Wood, 4 min walk from East Didsbury train station
  • BT & Sky Sports

Tenpin Parrs Wood brings more of the original Tenpin magic to the city. Visit Tenpin Parrs Wood for a fantastic night out, complete with everything from bowling to arcades and table tennis to pool.

Show off your ultimate bowling skills as you strike to victory on one of their 26 bowling lanes. For that extra bit of night-time atmosphere you can enjoy Cosmic Bowling. The lights go off, the UV kicks in and watch the lanes light up (and that white T you foolishly chose to wear!). The Parrs Wood restaurant and bar serve up tasty food and drink – absolutely essential after a heavy-duty bowling session and allows the losers to get the drinks in – right?! Their menu boasts staples such as the Classic Cheeseburger, the Big Dog as well as new and innovative takes on American Diner favourites such as the ultimate nachos.

Activity cost: £8.55 pp /pg

Top Tip… £10 Thursdays – 2 games of bowling & a burger meal, after 6pm for just £10!!! Book online only

Hollywood Bowl

  • 26 bowling lanes
  • VIP lanes
  • Pool tables and large arcade
  • Located at Ashton Leisure Park

Whether with family, friends or just relaxing after work, Hollywood Bowl have got you covered. There’s no better place to bowl, drink and eat with loved ones this summer, and with twenty-six lanes to bowl along, there’s plenty of space to do so! If you fancy a little more luxury, they’ve also got a designated VIP area, so you can bowl in style as you bring home that win.

If you’re a little peckish after all that action, the venue comes complete with an American themed diner. We’re talking hunky burgers, juicy hot dogs, overflowing nachos and good old-fashioned ice cream shakes. They’ve also got a relaxing bar if you’re ready for a drink or two – how about a Holly-Woo, a Movie Star Martini or a Strawberry Mock-Jito? Oh, and there’s an epic amusements area!

Activity cost: £6.75 – £7.25 pp /pg

Top Tip… Eat, Drink, Bowl: a game of bowling, a meal and a drink for just £. Monday to Thursday all day. Friday before 6pm and Sunday after 4pm.