Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Brooklyn Bowl located?

Brooklyn Bowl is located at 61 Wythe Avenue between N. 11th & 12th streets in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. We’re just around the corner from Brooklyn Brewery.

How do I get to Brooklyn Bowl?

Brooklyn Bowl is located at 61 Wythe Avenue between N. 11th & 12th streets Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.


Take the L Train to Bedford Ave stop. Exit at the rear of the train (coming from Manhattan), walk North on Bedford Ave. Make a left at N. 11th st, walk 2 blocks. Make right on Wythe, Brooklyn Bowl is on the right.

Take the G Train to Nassau Ave stop. Walk south on Nassau, make a slight right on Berry St. Make a right on N. 12th street, walk 1 blocks. Make left on Wythe, Brooklyn Bowl is on the left.


From Manhattan: take the Williamsburg Bridge, get off the first stop, make a hard right onto Broadway. Make a right onto Bedford Ave, drive about half a mile until you reach N.12th street. Make a left on N. 12th, drive 2 blocks, make a left on Wythe. Brooklyn Bowl is on your left, between N. 12th and N. 11th.

What are Brooklyn Bowl’s hours?








We are open to all ages for Family Bowl from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturdays, and 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sundays.

What sort of food does Brooklyn Bowl serve?

Our partners at Blue Ribbon are responsible for the Brooklyn Bowl menu, which is a mix of comfort food and new twists on old favorites. There is something for everyone, including vegetarian options. For  details, check out our menu.

How many beers do you serve?

Brooklyn Bowl offers eleven beers on tap featuring breweries located right here in Brooklyn!! To see our current selection, please consult our menu.

How many lanes does Brooklyn Bowl have?

Brooklyn Bowl proudly offers 16 QubicaAMF lanes. The technology is the newest and best; for example, our pinspotters use 75% less energy than a typical pinspotter–and do a better job!

Can I reserve a lane at Brooklyn Bowl?

Most of our lanes are sold on a first come, first serve basis. If you are planning a large party, or have something else in mind, we’ll do our best to accommodate you. Please fill out our special event form.

How can I purchase tickets to a show at Brooklyn Bowl?

Tickets to all shows are available via the ticketing links on our calendar, or at our box office (cash only) during regular business hours (for no service fee).

Can I hold an event at Brooklyn Bowl?

Certainly. Simply fill out a special event form on our website.

Can I eat at my lane?

Of course you can! We offer restaurant style service at all of our lanes.

Where else can I eat?

Our comfortable Dining Room offers different seating options.

Can I come to Brooklyn Bowl just to eat and drink?

Be our guest! Please be aware that on evenings with ticketed events, ticket purchases are necessary for entry.

Do you show sporting events?

Our high-definition screens on the lanes and in the performance area show important sporting events during times when there is no live performance, and the screens in the bar show sports nightly.

What shoe sizes do you carry?

Brooklyn Bowl provides shoes appropriate for toddlers up to size 15 shoes.

What if I come to Brooklyn Bowl without socks? Can I still rent shoes and bowl?

Brooklyn Bowl has socks available for $4/pair.

Does Brooklyn Bowl provide wheel chair access?

Brooklyn Bowl is fully ADA compliant.

Does Brooklyn Bowl host a bowling league?

Yes! Get all the info at Zog Sports.

Can I bring my kids to Brooklyn Bowl?

Brooklyn Bowl is open to all ages on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm on Saturdays and 11:00 am until 6:00 pm Sundays. All other times are 21+ with valid identification.

Is Brooklyn Bowl open on holidays?

Brooklyn Bowl is open nearly every day of the year. Check the calendar for specific holiday closures.

How does Brooklyn Bowl qualify as a ‘green’ building?

Brooklyn Bowl is the first bowling alley in the world built for L.E.E.D. certification. A list of specific information on how Brooklyn Bowl is committed to being green can be found here.

Building on the long-standing tradition of the Wetlands Preserve, Brooklyn Bowl is committed to sustainable development and L.E.E.D. Certification. Infinite thanks to GreenOrder, who facilitated and advised us on all of our greening efforts that include:

  • 100% Wind-powered electricity
  • Forest Stewardship Counsel (FSC) Chain of Custody controlled wood
  • Pin-spotters use 75% less energy than a typical pin-spotter
  • No bottles, no cans. All our soft drinks and beers are on tap.
  • Our 10 draught beers are all brewed locally in Brooklyn, New York.
  • LED stage lights use 90% less energy than the typical draw
  • Energy Star Certification wherever possible
  • HVAC Johnson Controls are the most efficient units available
  • HVAC also features CO2 sensors, variable frequency drive motors, air-side economizers.
  •  Four “Big Ass Fans” brand ten-foot fans to augment HVAC system
  • 100% reclaimed cork floors in Bowler’s Lounge
  • Stage floor is 100% recycled truck tires
  • 30+ capacity bike racks
  • 16 trees planted in and around property

How can my band play at Brooklyn Bowl?

If you are looking to play at Brooklyn Bowl please contact us at booking at

Can I bring my camera to shoot photos?

Small consumer point and shoot cameras as well as mobile phone cameras are allowed. Professional grade cameras and photographers must request a photo pass via

What does it cost to bowl?

For current pricing check out our bowling page.


Is Brooklyn Bowl a cash only venue?

Our box office is cash only for ticket purchases, but once inside the venue we welcome all major credit cards for food, beverage, bowling and Brooklyn Bowl merch. We also have an ATM to the left of our shoe desk for cash withdrawals if needed.

What sort of merchandise does Brooklyn Bowl offer?

We offer a selection of merchandise on site, or check out our webstore!

How do I get a job at Brooklyn Bowl?

Contact us at and tell us why you are Brooklyn Bowl material. If we don’t have an opening right now, we’ll keep you in mind for when we do.

Who are the founders of Brooklyn Bowl and how do I contact them?

Brooklyn Bowl was founded and is owned by Charley Ryan and Pete Shapiro. You can contact them at

How can I help spread the word about Brooklyn Bowl?

You can share Brooklyn Bowl with all of your friends on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram,  Flickr, and Vimeo.

How do I get updates about events at Brooklyn Bowl sent to me?

To get the most current Brooklyn Bowl news, sign up for our mailing list, or check us out on TwitterFacebookPinterestInstagram,  Flickr, and Vimeo.. If these sites aren’t for you, you can always check out the Brooklyn Bowl calendar.

What are some hotels that are convenient to Brooklyn Bowl?

Wythe Hotel
80 Wythe Ave (Across the street!)
Brooklyn, NY 11211‎
(718) 460-8001‎

Hotel Jolie
235 Meeker Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211‎
(718) 625-2100‎

Best Western City View Inn Hotel
33 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222
(718) 392-3922

Can I purchase a gift card?

Yes! Submit a Gift Card request here or purchase one at Brooklyn Bowl during hours of operation.

Gift Cards can be used for food, beverage, bowling, and merchandise. Gift Cards are not redeemable for tickets.

Do I need to be 21 to get in and what kind of ID do I need?

For all night shows, we are strictly 21+. The following documents can be accepted as proof of age for entry: (a) A valid driver’s license or non-driver identification card issued by: New York State; the Federal Government; any State Government within the United States; the District of Columbia; any Commonwealth, Possession or Territory of the United States; or a Provincial Government of Canada; (b) a valid U.S. passport; (c) a valid passport of any other country; or (d) a valid military ID from the U.S.

Please note, the New York State Liquor Authority does not accept a NYC Municipal Card as a valid ID for entry.

Can you scan my ticket from a smart phone?

Yes! Print At Home tickets are scannable with the original PDF which is attached to your confirmation e-mail from TicketFly.

Are there things I can’t bring inside?

Guests, performers and employees are prohibited from bringing firearms, knives or other weapons into Brooklyn Bowl, as well as incendiary devices, laser pointers and any illegal items including drugs or drug paraphernalia. No alcoholic beverages or other outside food or drink, large bags, video cameras, GoPros, selfie sticks or professional cameras (removable lenses) are allowed.

Am I subject to search to go inside the venue?

All persons entering Brooklyn Bowl may be searched (by ‘pat down’, security wands, metal detectors or other lawful means) to make sure no prohibited items are on their person each time they enter or re-enter the venue, and all bags are subject to search. We reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone, and to prohibit anyone from entering the venue with any items that we determine may pose a risk to other guests, our employees or performers. We encourage guests coming to shows and other events at Brooklyn Bowl to arrive early.

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