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Westminster Lanes

  Name: Westminster Lanes  
  Address: 6471 Westminster Avenue  
  City: Westminster  
  State: CA  
  Zip: 92683  
  Phone: (714) 893-5005  
  Hours: Open Sun-Thurs 9am-1am and Fri-Sat 9am-1:30am  
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  Lanes: 40  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: Yes  
  Food: Snack Bar  
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How Does Westminster Lanes Rate?
Votes:    620
Lanes: Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3
Food: Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9Actual Value is 2.9
Price: Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3
Fun: Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3
Overall: Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3Actual Value is 3
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Comment Date: 2/5/2014 Name: Anonymous
Great bowling + great atmosphere + great staff + great food equals: One very happy consumer.

Comment Date: 1/13/2014 Name: I Love Bowling
One of the best places to bowl in OC! Service, food and environment is great and makes this place one of my favorite bowling establishments to go. In addition, employees are very helpful and make you feel welcome.

Comment Date: 10/19/2013 Name: OC Sports Fan
I went here recently to watch my bf bowl and I was very impressed with the customer service. The people will greet you, making you feel welcome and the people in the restaurant are nice too-they provide excellent service each and every time (I leave tips due to excellent service). Place is well kept and the employees work very hard to make everyone happy. This is a business that I would like to return to when I have some free time.

Comment Date: 8/29/2013 Name: Bowling Fanatic in OC
On my recent visit, I was very impressed with the service at the desk. The ladies at the desk were very nice and helpful with setting up the scoreboard. The equipment did not break down very much and is well kept and even the place was kept clean. I will be coming back when I have some free time.

Comment Date: 6/23/2013 Name: USC Fan
I've bowled here a couple of times and definitely will be back! The lanes and equipment is kept in order and the service at the desk is great at responding to the customer's needs. Also, the restaurant is great and the food and service is an A plus.

Comment Date: 6/13/2013 Name: Anonymous
I agree with the last commenter, the service is great! I've rarely have had problems with the equipment. I've only called only once for a ball return and me and my friend got our balls back quickly without any hassle. Food is also great! Definitely a must!!!!

Comment Date: 7/30/2012 Name: DAB
Never had anything but the best times here...I'd recommend to anyone! The people that bowl here are fun, the people the work here are very accommodating and always friendly! It's a great local hang out, with great food & drinks! Nice place to be...

Comment Date: 6/5/2012 Name: G
Its called "Westminster Lanes" here people. Stop grading this bowling alley like its outta beverly hills or something. Its a good deal for exactly what you think it would be. Decent food, cheap prices, good deals, and kept pretty clean for how old it is. Bar area is a definite plus. My only complaints I guess would be it seems like only 1/2 the video games seem to work, and there are no hot chicks that really go there. Like I said...its called "westminster lanes". Its exactly what you think it might be

Comment Date: 4/26/2012 Name: Mandy
Great place to bowl!!! I have been there on occasion and the place is very well kept. The facility is well maintained and the place is kept clean. If I have a problem with the lanes, the front desk would take care of the problem with a professional approach. I am also impressed with the food. I've eaten there and the service is very professional as me and my friends are always satisfied with the service we receive. We give tips for the excellent service provided. The environment in the afternoon (after 12 PM) is pretty quiet as there are more mature bowlers there, so no worries about any trouble. In addition, there are more spots for the spectators to watch leagues as my friend is in a league and I do watch him on occasion. The spectators there are not as rowdy as some other places are. After coming more often, the people know who you are and say hi and hello to make you feel welcomed. Out of 5 stars, I give this place 5.

Comment Date: 3/27/2012 Name: Angels Fan
To those who wrote vindictive comments, like someone said, you don't have go here. This is a great place with excellent food. The lanes are in working order and do not break down very much. The people here do their jobs without any fuss and it's a nice place for me and my friends to hang out. I have never had a problem when I had to once go to the desk for a ball return problem. It was handled quickly and the machines do not eat up my bowling ball. In addition, there's a pro shop in the alley and nearby outside that has a big selection of bowling gear.

Comment Date: 3/27/2012 Name: USC Fan
I have had a good experience over at Westminster. The lanes work, do not guzzle bowling balls, are well oiled and I have to rarely make calls to the desk (once in a blue moon). The food is fantastic and I love coming here with my friends to bowl. People at the desk do their jobs. It's good to be in a league, since a couple of my friends have discounts. Great!

Comment Date: 3/19/2012 Name: Anaheim, CA
Service s*cks, lanes s*ck, owner and manager don't know what customer service is.

Comment Date: 3/19/2012 Name: Anonymous
5 words say it all... "please call the health department"

Comment Date: 6/25/2011 Name: aite??
its aite...

Comment Date: 1/6/2011 Name: Anonymous
i really enjoy the lanes and staff,the red hair lady is really cool that works there,there is only 1 person who is really rude, the tall red head boy behind the desk, hes a real a**h***!!!hes very,very rude, if would get rid of him this place would be great,

Comment Date: 12/20/2010 Name: Michelle
I love Joel Singer, he is great with the kids on the Saturday morning leagues, I have my in the league and this year started my grandson. They have a great time, and now me and my Fiance are bowling on the Friday night league with a great bunch of people. I have no problem with the staff they are all friendly and helpful, Ricky is one of my favorites. Kathy Donna and Mary are all nice. So I was surprised at some of the negative comments, we have been coming here almost three years now, Fountain Bowl is closer to us but Westmeinter feels more like home.

Comment Date: 12/14/2010 Name: Bowlin' Time
The staff here are super grouchy. I know you are working in a bowling alley and all... but if you are over it. GET ANOTHER JOB.

Comment Date: 8/30/2010 Name: Thursday Mens League Bowler
I would say there is a huge issue with one of the staff members here. He is making things hard to bowl my league here. He bowls on the same night and when it comes to money keep your wallets closed and NO lending Money! The other staff is wonderful...Jennifer,Donna,Kathy & Chad.

Comment Date: 8/25/2010 Name: Thursday Mens League Bowler
I have been bowling/subbing on leagues here at these lanes for many years and I am not sure what the deal is here at the lanes. It's not good when an employee is making his rounds with customers asking of things from them and not holding his word. After a league trip to Vegas is when I realized just how bad this is and it's more then likely that I'm in a lost. Bowlers in Laughlin were talking about this through a different league at a different house..now that's getting to be a little much. Just bring your bowling fees and if your asked..tell him there's an ATM if he needs money!

Comment Date: 4/3/2010 Name: Karen Blakesfield
I miss the deaf group selling stuff by the cafeteria. They were so kind and it is a good cause and is a reason why I would bring my family over there.

Comment Date: 1/5/2010 Name: Left Hook
Every thing is fine, except Mr. H.H. is walking on thin ice. Mr.H don't forget! You don't own the place,your just a small part of the machine! L.H.

Comment Date: 12/5/2009 Name: HappyBowler
Wow...some of these comments are really ridiculous. I have been bowling at Westminster Lanes since 1996 and enjoy myself every time I go. It does have an older feel to it an it's a family run center so you don't have those corporate hassles. I bowl on Thursday nights and the front desk staff are always friendly. The prices are great for bowling and for drinking if you drink like I do when bowling. My last comment about Westminster Lanes, I would check it out if your looking for a laid back fun place to bowl.

Comment Date: 10/23/2009 Name: MissE
I love this place! I am so tired of corporate-owned bowling centers; it's nice to bowl in a family-run center that has a great old-school vibe. The front desk staff are responsive to requests, and when we needed to approach cleaned, the porter was there in seconds...on a really busy Thursday night. I bowl each Thurs. with a group of friends, and even though I live closer to Forest Lanes, I don't mind making the drive to Westminster. You can't beat their Thursday night prices. The parking lot is a little sketchy(some portions are pitch dark), but that's my only complaint. An overall really good place to bowl, and the lane conditions are pretty good for late at night!

Comment Date: 10/10/2009 Name: el stupido
Hey this place needs to be fixed up a bit, restrooms need to be cleaned much more often, management needs to train the workers on their attitude.

Comment Date: 9/6/2009 Name: Stephen
Management is cool now. Harry is awesome. Prices are WAY cheaper than fountian lanes. BOWL HERE!

Comment Date: 7/31/2009 Name: CYNTHIA ORTIZ
why r u so expensive?? cut us a breakk!! and it would be nice if u coould put pictures of ur place or show your hours cuz then we cant plan...,,ur profile is really plain.and do u have any all niterz??or specialz or anything?? please let us know.

Comment Date: 7/11/2009 Name: Anonymous
I totally agreed with the other comments the management could be a bit niver, but for the money its pretty good you can bolw for a few dollars up to 1 a.m. on thursdays

Comment Date: 6/29/2009 Name: anonymous
It would have been nice if they told me when I purchased my games that there was a league coming in at 6 p.m. AT about 5:20 I went to buy another game and was told by Dona they had no more lanes. I explained I was already bowling and needed to be off by 5:30 and her tone wasn't very pleasant. Harry who I initially dealt with also conveniently didn't tell me about league a 6:00 p.m. either maybe because he thought he'd loose the business so it just happened to slip his mind. Anyways I'll find another place to bowl who's customer service is a little better.

Comment Date: 4/9/2009 Name: Possible New Regular Customer
Ok. I moved from Boston almost two years ago, this is the first time I will actually go bowling in California. As expected I read the comments before going there. I know I am writing a comment before I even visit the place; point being, Most of the comments I read were cartoonish and there are quite a few that if their creative writing is a good as their spoken language, they should be making $$$$$$$$ as stand up comedians. If I like the place, you will be reading a nice comment soon, if not, I live by ďIf you donít have something nice to say, keep your mouth shut.Ē I am going there because most of my friends live in LB, I personally wish to go to the one in Irvine since I live there. But again, if I like the place, I donít mind the driving.

Comment Date: 3/31/2009 Name: Anonymous
This is a fun bowling alley for the price, but the thing people keep on saying in these comments are about the management and employees. I do agree that the employees at the front could be nicer, you know throw a smile in there once in a while. It just doesn't seem like the management properly trains them. I can see this place going out of business soon if things don't change.

Comment Date: 3/14/2009 Name: Cheryl
I love this center! I think I am lucky to work here. It's old school....Family owned! You don't find this much anymore. The boss Mike, lets us do our jobs, and trust that we know what we are doing. The bowlers are great, and the open bowlers, well we are lucky to have them. I could not have been luckier to have come to work here after working at different centers. I know the difference and this place is the best. :]

Comment Date: 3/9/2009 Name: Proud to be a
I have read a lot of these so called comments, and one thing I can say is; a Chronic Complainer can always find something to whine about. If you don't like where you bowl...GO SOMEWHERE ELSE!!! It is that simple! It is really obvious that the "RUDE" community has written some very nasty things about this establishment. I have only been there twice, but was greeted by a smile and a warm welcome. All of you complainers should take up some other sport and leave our lanes to those of us who appreciate the atmosphere and people there! PS...I believe your postings would be taken more seriously if they are "literate" and contain some similance of proper use of the "ENGLISH" language!!! You have a right to your opinion of this business as do I...Yours counts NO MORE than mine does... I am going to join the Leagues as soon as the information is out. Thanx Westminster Lanes!!!

Comment Date: 2/28/2009 Name: 3-time league winner Chris Silva
this bowling alley is like my second home. I've been in leagues here since i was eight years old. Nothing bad has ever happened here. I've always had great expiriences here and its been great. ALWAYS GO TO THIS BOWLING ALLEY!!!!!!

Comment Date: 2/17/2009 Name: popeye
i bowled in a league there and loved it the staff are cool and mike is great ,,sure its a little old and there a few problems but the prices are reasonable. If you want perfewction then go pay for it at one of the more expensive places... Bunch of whiners

Comment Date: 1/24/2009 Name: FYI
Someone doesn't like the old man and are trying to make him look bad.

Comment Date: 11/24/2008 Name: brad
we go there a few times a month and have problems with the auto score unit maybe 4 or 5 different times and the guy that comes to fix it talks real loud and one his eyes is messed up meaning you can't tell what he is looking at. he always smells like he has been drinking. last time he had to get the ladder out to do something on the monitor and he almost fell off the ladder. has he been working there long. other then that guy good prices great place.

Comment Date: 11/20/2008 Name: Charlie Murphy
I like the bowling alley. The people are nice, the bathrooms are very clean (love the water-less urinals, way to help the environment!) And the lanes are great.

Comment Date: 10/30/2008 Name: Anonymous
Hello. I think I am the old man that everyone is refering to. I mean no harm, I just like the smell of bowling balls.

Comment Date: 8/22/2008 Name: Cheryl
What's with the old man fetish?

Comment Date: 8/15/2008 Name: Anonymous
This is a great bowling alley, they keep it in great shape. My only complaint is that there is an old man that hangs out their in the mornings and tries to expose himself to me. He is kind of big and goes by the name Lee.

Comment Date: 8/15/2008 Name: Bob
I like this bowling alley becasue its pretty inexpensive in particular to seniors. The staff is great and friendly. The only issue I have had there was with a strange old man who kept rushing and told us that he was more important because he served in Korea. Other than that, I hight recommend this place to anyone.

Comment Date: 5/2/2008 Name: Anaheim PD
I bowl there twice a month. Everybody who is posting BS must be young and plus can't spell. As for a car getting stolen, it happens everywhere. The lanes are fine the place itself is old but a fun time. If you want nice lanes and a good price drive to Vegas. Lanes there are awesome. So all you go elsewhere and don't let me catch you for a moving violation.

Comment Date: 4/20/2008 Name: Mike
I've been going to Westminster Lanes for 30+ years. Never had a bad experience. Prices are more than fair, Staff is friendly, honest and helpful. Seems like this people posting negativity are just sour grapes type people.

Comment Date: 4/20/2008 Name: Cheryl
In reading some of these comments It seems alot of people are making up alot of crap. I happen to work there with alot of nice people, and alot of good customers. I have worked there for about 10 yrs. and feel Very Safe at this center. Would not want to work any where else.

Comment Date: 4/9/2008 Name: IA
This place is one of my favorites in SoCal. The atmosphere is awesome! It's one of the best around...and the prices are great. And if you have a chance to come for Karaoke on Wednesday nights...let's just say it's quite the site!

Comment Date: 8/16/2007 Name: bank
this place s*cks soo much...yea the lanes may be well oiled but if you're bowling a maxim or a plastic ball theres no curve and it's fun bowling on a budget...but if you were to bowl a high performance ball like the total nv it works "ok"...when i went there the balls were not labeled with the weight... so i got my own and sure enough the nv barely holds up...i'm bowling at fountain bowl now...lanes are perfect only down side they take forever for reservations

Comment Date: 4/8/2007 Name: no thank you
wow this place is amazing ive ben going 4 abou

Comment Date: 12/4/2006 Name: Arr333
I have been a long time bowler of Westminster Lanes, I started 13 years ago, when I was 8. Things have changed over the years, whether good or bad, is up to individual interpretation. Things look pretty good to me. I haven't bowled on a league their in years, but occasionally will bowl a few games to keep sharp, when time allows. I feel that the overall atmoshpere at the center is a positive one. Every bowling center has its good days and its bad, so some people should not be so quick to judge. The staff that I have dealt with has almost always been curteous and friendly. Many of the employees I grew up around have left, but a few are still their and still remember my name, through 13 years. If that isn't good service I don't know what is. As far as the lanes are concerned, they may not be the newest in the area, so what. It's difficult and expensive at best to keep up the lanes, but they are still good enough to hold many youth and adult leagues, as well as many tournamets. The food menu has changed dramatically since I first started bowling, but the food has always been good regardless. Westminster Lanes may not be the absolute best bowling center in the world, but it's still great place to have fun, and that's what bowling should be, fun.

Comment Date: 11/10/2006 Name: mike jacoby...
in response to anonymous on 4-17-06..., there was no car stolen and there is nor parking lot attendent to report it to..

Comment Date: 11/10/2006 Name: owners response...mike jacoby
In response to the individuals who are stating that a rape occurred at my center, there is nothing so outrageous as someone making a false and stupid statement and passing it off as fact. The facts of the incident are as follows. A transient who was mentally off walked into the ladies restroom. The incident was reported along with a description of the person. I made the comment that the person had been through the center earlier on and immediatley called the police who arrested him across the street. No RAPE OR ASSAULT EVER OCCURRED! For those who feel a need to check, contact the Westminster Police Department. Regarding a stolen vehicle, I have operated this center for close to 26 years, and during that time 2 vehicles were reported stolen from the premises of which one had been parked overnight. I have close to 5000 people a week coming through my center and on most nights we are on a waiting list. While our goal is to make everyone happy and their experience here an enjoyable one, problems do occur. Rather than complaining only on a website, it would be more beneficial to let us know when the problem happens so it ean be resolved immediatly.

Comment Date: 10/18/2006 Name: longarmss
I have never been to a palce that sevice mix drink that has two differnt prices for well drink. This place ripe people off when they buy drink. And the lady that tends bar on tuesday and wednesday night is a b*tch. Watch you money at the bar she will steal it.

Comment Date: 10/2/2006 Name: Jesse
Unfriendly customer service!!! My experience was with a guy at the counter, he's a caucasian guy in his 50's(I think). This guy is extremely unfriendly; he never say hi, never smile, he kinda look like a psycho actually. I live close by and do bowl every weekend,with a group of friends, but with that kind of people working there, I now drive to Carter Bowl and Fountain Bowl. If they don't make you feel welcome...go elsewhere. That's the American way. Go to Carter Bowl in Fullerton or Fountain Bowl in Fountain Valley.

Comment Date: 7/21/2006 Name: rookie
Managment is Really bad here. They are more focused on you renting their shoes then fixing the problems at the lanes. Me and some friends pay for a hourly game and the ball machine keep stopping. We had to call them over the intercom about 5 times. They won't give us any extra time due to the ball gettin stuck. Truly a honorable way to keep your customers. and they pins here are heavier and duller then fountain bowls.

Comment Date: 5/11/2006 Name: mr. NGUYEN
this is the best bowling alley ive been there, the restrooms r great very clean and well kept, the lanes r always oiled and clean the balls r great and the service is very nice. the food selection is also very good. and the bar is awesome

Comment Date: 5/7/2006 Name: 300+ bowler
I hate the bowling balls...

Comment Date: 4/17/2006 Name: anonymous
My friends and I came there to bowl. We got out and his car was stolen. We ask the attendent for help, he couldn't care less. BE CAREFUL OR YOUR CAR COULD GET STOLEN. There are alot of Jackasses there. Lock your car always

Comment Date: 2/8/2006 Name: Bowling
I know someone who got sick from the snack bar there. Almost died.

Comment Date: 1/25/2006 Name: Anonymous
It's always cool at the lanes. They are always glad to see us and treat us cool. I might have my birthday there.

Comment Date: 11/4/2005 Name: julie nugent
I saw the funniest thing happen here, a long time ago... I guess this bar fly had way too much and these 2 guys who were just a wee bit better off & while they tried to carry her out, they were worried about not catching her feet on the door and rammed her head into it & then dropped her.

Comment Date: 10/1/2005 Name: liem nguyen
Yea, that rape story is true. I went to the restroom on my first visit to Westminster Lanes and I too was attacked by the homeless guy. But now everything is cool. I'm friends with the homely guy now.

Comment Date: 8/8/2005 Name: Cool man
This is cool man.

Comment Date: 8/3/2005 Name: Anonymous
Westminster Bowl is awesome. The place has very good lane conditions and the pin action is awesome there. All the staff are friendly and many good bowlers bowl there.

Comment Date: 3/24/2005 Name: Anonymous
This is a horrible place to bowl, the house is dirty, run down and ran by complete morons. My girlfriend went to the bathroom where she was almost raped by a homeless man who was hanging out in there. The manager, 3 employees and about 10 people watched her scream running out of the bathroom and allowed him to walk out the door. They didn't offer to help or anything! During and after the guy ran off the acted like nothing happened! The only comment the manager made was "Oh yeah, I know, that guy does this a lot". If you value your saftey or your family's DO NOT BOWL HERE!! THIS ISNT THE FIRST TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED TO SOMEONE THERE!!!!

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