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“Just felt let down”

Sooner Bowling Center
Ranked #4 of 12 Fun & Games in Norman
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Owner description: Sooner Bowling Center features 24 lanes of smoke free bowling. Our lanes are USBC certified for adult and youth leagues. We have open play, glow bowling, birthday parties and special events as well as leagues and a pro-shop. Our Spare Time Cafe has delicious food and cold drinks.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We took the kids here as a fun afternoon idea. There were not a lot of people in the place so we got a lane right away. There was an odor that to smelled of old shoes and mold.

The bowling shoes were very worn out and to have to pay a premium to rent for an hour was disturbing.

The kids liked the game room and after our lane kept breaking down we just gave up and went to the game room. Word of warning, they don't' manage the game room, another company does that. So when you buy your game card it will not say Sooner Bowl on the credit card receipt.

The beer was cold, but no kegs or liquor available.

Thank Jonathan F
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

It's been in Norman for years, but it is clean and fun. Occasionally, leagues dominate the lanes, so prior planning is needed at times. The food is good and the beer is cold. They are available for groups.

2  Thank Ebazinam
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

We wanted to have a family night, during the Christmas season, where are grown kids witty spouses, as well as grandkids could all have a fun night, together.
I called Sooner Bowling to get the details.
It worked out that you buy hourly time to bowl, per person, which was affordable.
The bowling shoes rent was extra.
The score keeping is electronic, which was nice.
There are gutter rails available, especially for the enthusiasm of the young grandkids.
As well, there was a guide available for use by our 3 and 4 year old grandkids, where they could adjust the ball, before it rolled down a slide into the bowling lane.
It was a great family evening!

1  Thank SunsetSoonet
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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

My husbands car dealership had their Christmas party here and rented out the bowling alley for a few hours on a Saturday night to celebrate. We had a good time and had around 100 people there. They do the night bowling with the glow-in-the-dark shoes balls and lanes. Fun time and will come back with my family soon. Non-smoking which is nice if you're going to bring children they have a fairly large arcade as well. They do sell beer here if you want to have a few to help you bowl better.

1  Thank Hollie P
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Mandy H, General Manager at Sooner Bowling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

We were so happy to host your fun group! We're customers of yours too so we really appreciate the support of our local business. Thanks so much for taking the time to give us a great review! Hope you all make it an annual event!

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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Great place to bowl or have a party. Clean fun and staff with a great helpful attitude. Mandy is a great manager that will always go above and beyond.

1  Thank SoonerLegends
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Mandy H, Manager at Sooner Bowling Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2016

Thanks a bunch! We love our locals too and we love helping you all have fun!

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