Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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. Before you arrive at the Box Office, please make sure to have your ticket ready and readable with full brightness displayed on your phone.

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 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.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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