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Main Event Entertainment

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Kids Love It--My Wallet Does Not!

If you don't consider the cost--this place is great for kids. Bowling is expensive unless you have... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Jojoaz83
via mobile
Fun for every age

My 13 year old nephew had his birthday here. There are a variety of games and activities that were... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Michelle R
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“arcade games”(6 reviews)
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Main Event Entertainment - Tempe is a top entertainment destination for people ready to play, featuring attractions such as state of-the-art bowling, a multi-level laser tag arena, billiards, a games gallery with more than 100 virtual and...more
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8545 S Emerald Dr, Tempe, AZ 85284-0500
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This was our first and definitely last trip here. We came here to celebrate a birthday and literally asked 10 times for a server and Cyndi took an entire hour to get to us as our time on the bowling lane was ending. This was...More

Thank Jessica H
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Be careful how to spend your money because they can’t refund your time or money!! Very rude manager Lauren had no answers but to call corporate don’t want to be here and still can’t grt my money basically they took 108.00 and can not do...More

1  Thank Lorissa D
Christopher M, Guest Relations Manager at Main Event Entertainment, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Hey Lorissa, I'm very sorry to hear about your experience. I'd love to learn more about your visit at our Tempe location! Please send us an email (socialmedia@mainevent.com) so we can try and make things right.

Reviewed 23 March 2018

Great place to bring your kids. It can be expensive, so be sure to get an all day pass. Main Event is similar to Dave & Busters, but substantially better. It offers bowling, laser tag, arcade area, billiards, obstacle course, restaurant and bar area. The...More

Thank PhilzReviews
Christopher M, Guest Relations Manager at Main Event Entertainment, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Hello PhilzReviews, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us an awesome review! Make sure you sign up for a FUNaccount to receive $5 for your next visit!

Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

No hostess, had to clean off our own table, got the drink order wrong, charged the wrong amount to our card then reversed it and recharged (which caused cards to be shut down). All around, it was bad. Management never came over to apologize.

1  Thank christina c
Main E, Guest Relations Manager at Main Event Entertainment, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hey christina, I'm very sorry to hear about your experience. I'd love to learn more about your visit at our Tempe location! Please send us an email (socialmedia@mainevent.com) so we can try and make things right.

Reviewed 16 November 2017

Stumbled on this because the nearby Diamondback Billiards is not actually a pool hall (they sell pool tables). In any case its very deceptive from the outside. When you walk it the place is huge. They offer bowling, billiards and arcade games. For about $20...More

Thank theorrminator
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

If you don't consider the cost--this place is great for kids. Bowling is expensive unless you have at least 4 to 6 people. They charge a flat $22.00 per hour to bowl despite the size of your group. The max that can bowl per lane...More

Thank Jojoaz83
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

My 13 year old nephew had his birthday here. There are a variety of games and activities that were enjoyed by everyone from young children to teens to parent, grandparents and even great grand parents. We had a blast. The games are a bit over...More

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We go here a lot! We like to hangout and play pool while the kids run around the arcade! Great place to spend a family Friday night.

Thank Brandon S
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We had a birthday here for my 33 year old son. He wanted family food and fun. I arranged a catered buffet and two reserved lanes for bowling. We had a great time. The buffet was very bountiful and nicely presented. More food then needed....More

Thank LocalTravelerAZ
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We were on a trip and my daughter wanted to come. We ate a delicious burger, fries, and a giant pretzel with cheese (it was labeled as an appetizer). Has alcoholic and beverages for all. The bowling with music was fun. I highly recommend putting...More

Thank Michelle C
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You buy cards and load them with a certain amount of money for the arcade games and such.
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