The last time I went there was with a group of friends around 4 months ago. It was the first time I went and I must say, although the bowling part was good fun, I was not entirely impressed. The building's interior is very dated and despite the smoking ban in public places, I still smelled smoke in there. The toilets were not really all that clean and I actually found a USED condom on the floor of our bowling lane we were allocated. On the upside, it is spacious and there are 36 lanes, so lack of room is not an issue. The other criticism about the lanes is that the machines are very unreliable and ours proved faulty (the manager would not do anything).
I don't know why but I got the feeling that some of the staff are unfriendly and gave the impression that they don't give a s***.
The bar/pool room I did not go to but I had a meal from tbe Wimpy which was terrible! The chicken is worse quality than McDonald's and the place is just really grotty and disgusting in general. I am actually amazed that it is still going.
went today with 3 kids (2 of which have additional needs) got put on lane 16 which *****d up at least half a dozen times, the first time I reported it the duty manager said it had been playing up, so I asked to be moved (plenty of other free lanes) but she wouldn't move us. The next time it was another woman, who informed me the lanes are maintained every morning, complete c***. the guy on the desk was SUPPOSED to be keeping an eye on the lane, but was mostly on his own and had to serve. eventually we were moved to lane 18 where we got an extra half an hour WHOPEE....NOT. All we wanted was to be given a lane that worked...................Not possible straight away it seems! DISGUSTED WITH THE LACK OF CUSTOMER CARE........never even made the food hall, just wanted out, never to return
I think old school are the words I used to describe my first impressions of this place!
The bowling alley itself is like many others, it could do with a bit of a makeover. The choice of food available, Wimpey (yuck) and a single vending machine, isn't very impressive to say the least!
They still make you wear the smelly old bowling shoes that god knows who has worn before you! Even if you are wearing trainers/flat shoes to begin with! My local bowling alley back home doesn't make you do this, which i think is a huge plus point!! Maybe thats just me?!
It cost us £4 each for 2 games, quite reasonable really!
The place smells a little musty, I suppose Lochee is quite a deprived area of Dundee do that might have something to do with it! oj it's just old to be honest.
I know that they also have a lazer quest which looks fun! But I cant comment on this because I have not played it here yet
If you go on the right night to mega-bowl, I think it could be Tuesday (but don't quote me on that) you can get unlimited bowling for a good price especially if you have a group of you. After bowling and if your over 18 you can go to the bar where the really comfy seats and the ok priced bar will satisfy you, also you can play a game of pool for a pound, which if your playing doubles is 25p a person, you can't really complain can you. The bathrooms are clean and every looks hygienic. Although their are problems, the site for one is situated in a park with a bingo hall and that is it, everything else has closed down due to lack of business. Also the teenagers and school kids provide some jaunts and just make the place look really untidy but their is never any trouble thanks to the big bouncers that stand at the door, although it makes you wonder why they need bouncers. A nice place to go once in a while but I wouldn't use it as a meeting place unless your 12.
Never ever, ever go here. That's all I can say. It has to be one of the worst establishments I have ever been to. The food from the Wimpy is cold before it gets to me, amazing since it's meant to be cooked on demand. The food is also incredibly over priced. The people who work there are incredibly rude. Not to mention the fact that the bolwing balls are all chipped, meaning that they never roll straight down the lanes, and the machinery breaks on a regular basis. The last time I went the lane broke 4 times. Complete wast of money and time.