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Address: 525 Pleasant St, Northampton, MA 01060-3936
Phone Number: +1 413-584-4830
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09:00 - 01:30
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 01:30

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It's a bowling alley

Not much to say. It's your average bowling alley. They have lanes, some food and drinks. They have a small video game area and a spot with darts and pool. It's a nice bowling... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
fuerdog
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Tolland, Connecticut
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Tolland, Connecticut
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not much to say. It's your average bowling alley. They have lanes, some food and drinks. They have a small video game area and a spot with darts and pool. It's a nice bowling alley, but I didn't leave saying wow this place was awesome or this place was awful. It met all my expectations of a bowling alley.

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Thank fuerdog
Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We came here last year and we were so disappointed in the service and the technical issues, but this place is like a whole new world now! Amazing service and so helpful! Technical aspects were user friendly and easy. Lanes never stalled even once! The whole experience was fun and smooth, even with three kiddos in tow... Will absolutely be... More 

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Thank LoriAllen
Hatfield, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

This place might have been good at one time but the last few times have been poor. I will only review today. So its fathers day and 8 of us get here to a full house. Yet there is only one guy working behind the desk and he has to keep walking away to set up bumpers and get the... More 

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Thank kicknspl
Massachusetts
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2014

Every December, we bring our 6th grade class to Spare Time Bowling for their annual holiday party. The staff is always welcoming, friendly and helpful. The snackbar provides great pizza, as well as a variety of fountain drinks and snacks. For one price, bowling and pizza, this is a great place to bring your students.

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Thank jwwarren
Northampton, Massachusetts
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261 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Spare Time has locations in CT and MA. The one in Northampton is right off the highway and often has live music on Saturdays, plus a fun Blues Jam on Sundays. The rest of the time it's all about bowling. They also have food, but it is mostly pizza, nachos and pretzels.

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Thank PFandtheFlyers
Northampton, Massachusetts
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330 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

This has got to be the nicest bowling alley ever. Cool lights, clean, and finally no SMOKING in bowling alleys! Live music on the weekends brings out a dancing older crowd for fun. Even the bar food is pretty good though limited. A nice night out for a change.

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Thank Localgirl0330
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

Bowling can be expensive but the after 9pm nights are great. Good deals and the disco bowls on Friday and Saturday nights are fun.

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Thank Ussubforce
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2013

I'm not an avid bowler, but it's the only lane around and has clean lanes and tons of them. With it's massive bowling center it can still get crowded so make srue you call ahead and confirm there are no parties or leagues going on the time you are planning on going. Spare time is also a great place to... More 

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Thank Funnybones413
Northampton, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

This is a fun activity made even more fun by the atmosphere, friendly staff and food. They even have great jazz in the weekend evenings in their bar. This is a very family friendly experience including children of all ages.

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Thank hickup41742
Northampton, Massachusetts
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95 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

On Sundays the bowling alley has blues bands from 4 pm until 8 pm. I really did not go there to eat or to bowl. I went specifically for the music. It was great!

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Thank Stormy013

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