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Hickam Bowling Center

  Name: Hickam Bowling Center  
  Address: Bldg 1891 Kamakahi Road  
  City: Hickam AFB  
  State: HI  
  Zip: 96818  
  Phone: (808) 448-9959  
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  Lanes: 30  
  Lane Type: Synthetic  
  Pro Shop: No  
  Food: Snack Bar  
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How Does Hickam Bowling Center Rate?
Votes:    60
Lanes: Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1Actual Value is 3.1
Food: Actual Value is 3.4Actual Value is 3.4Actual Value is 3.4Actual Value is 3.4
Price: Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8
Fun: Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8Actual Value is 3.8
Overall: Actual Value is 3.5Actual Value is 3.5Actual Value is 3.5Actual Value is 3.5
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Comment Date: 9/16/2014 Name: Preston
Hi Hickam Bowling Center is a great place to bowl. But JJ is very disrespectful. If you call, he will tell you there are no lanes available but in reality, there are. He pushes bowlers away and should have his hours reduced so he is not as grumpy. He even said he feels "forced" to work there. A new cashier should replace him.

Comment Date: 3/16/2013 Name: Mike
The address is completely wrong took us to the airfield.

Comment Date: 1/8/2013 Name: Frequent Visitor
Great place to bowl during the working hours, lunch break, and up until 5:00pm. Then it gets pretty busy. Ball return issues happen quite frequently. Have lots of free time if deciding to bowl here. If you're on a schedule and have to leave at a certain time, you'll find yourself irked having to wait for your ball half the time and most likely will be unable to finish your game. Staff's pretty nice, but some of them are just too slow to move and can't multitask enough to service the customers of the fast-paced bowling alley. No doubt, HBC is a decent place to bowl, but driving down to Pearl Harbor lanes is better since people tend to forget it exists and I don't usually have to wait there. Maybe it's just good timing?

Comment Date: 5/13/2012 Name: Retiree
This is a great morale place! But Money keeps it going. Try and play at one of the few remaining alleys on the island! Work on reducing a fair amount of family benefits for military members if there are too many "civilians". Criticism is necessary, but there ought to be a "liberal" law against one-way biased opinions. These biased opinions can affect people's health, welfare, and quality of living in ways only few realize, but many feel. Tell that to the Administration. And JJ is a great guy - put his time in, and keeps on going.

Comment Date: 2/23/2012 Name: Joe Bowler
JJ should be fired. He disrespect the customers all the time. He doesn't care, He's older than dirt. Cliff is a cool Jamaican guy. He adds a litle personality to the counter. ....The snack bar is good. A lot cheaper than Aiea bowl. They make decent plate lunches.... The lanes can be good at times, other times it is a nightmare to bowl on. The machines break down all the time. Beware if you use your own bowling balls, it will most likely be damaged from the machine. So bowl at your own risk. You would think that this being a military bowling center that they would have better workers to fix all the problems on the machines and scores. It's not unusual to take longer bowling because of faulty lanes. So I would suggest you go to Schofield bowling center for troublefree bowling and no ball damage.

Comment Date: 4/13/2011 Name: Disrespected
To "Annoyed" How dare you say that "What's worse is that 95% of the time it's civilians" using the alley. Did you forget about the retired or those who completed their time. Did you forget about all the others who had a previous relationship with the military and are now "civilians". How selfish you are! The bowling alley is awesome and therefore wait your turn and enjoy!

Comment Date: 1/21/2011 Name: Jon
Actually, Kathy, there are two leagues on Thursday. The first one starts at 4:00. That's why they start rolling in at 3:00. They're not there waiting 4 hours for their league to start.

Comment Date: 1/18/2011 Name: Kathy Glick
We are military family. We have try to come bowl at Hickam and its been several times that theres no lanes for the families. We checked their website and call ahead to make sure theres lane but when we get there we always get turn down. I mean every thursday the league doesnt start til 7 but everybody is there by 3 and 6 others lane are reserved for parties, where in there website it says parties are Fridays thru Sundays. We have come Sundays too and theres always no lanes..I mean over the phone they say theres lanes and no parties and leagues doesnt start til certain time but when we get there theres no lanes. We know several fmailies that have the same experience too. Common, a military facility should always have available lanes for the families. After all those facilities are for us.

Comment Date: 1/16/2011 Name: Annoyed
Everytime I come here I can never get a lane. There's either a league or someone rented the whole bowling alley. What's worse is 95% of the time it's civilians!

Comment Date: 12/31/2010 Name: April
I go to Hickam all the time to bowl it is a clean and fun place to be. I have never had any problems with the staff or anything there. They have always been friendly to me and my boyfriend. Old saying is if you give respect and kindness you get it back ten times harder. Maybe some people should try it

Comment Date: 7/15/2009 Name: a bowler
Lanes look nice from the outside. One of the better ones on the island. They could use some new machines. There are at least one pair that breaks down a week.(that the federal gov for you)(do more with less) Lane condition always changing. Hard to maintain a high average. Thats why they lose good bowlers. Customer service is great except for an old man behind the front desk. Think his name is J.J. or something like that. Talk about an A-hole.

Comment Date: 5/14/2009 Name: Norm Hank Brewster
Hickam is a nice, clean bowling center, I've had no problems with the staff or the management. Mel Matsumura is a good manager but even he has a lot of crap to deal with as bowling center manager well.( Dana Spalding at Schofield, Millie Gomes at Pearl Harbor and Linda Painter of the soon-to-be-reopen Barber's Point deal with the same mess)

Comment Date: 1/23/2009 Name: Tony Harrison
I lived on Hickam Air Force Base from 1986-91 and I enjoyed bowling on Hickam. It was a very clean bowling alley. I live in Illinois now and I wonder how much the Hickam area has changed since 1991. I bowled in Leagues in Hickam and I still do here in Illinois.

Comment Date: 1/21/2009 Name: Been There
Don't be so hard on the desk clerks. They have to deal with hundreds of customers every day...each one expecting to be treated like they're the only one in the place. I've worked in customer service before, and it's near impossible to be smiling and cheerful all the time. Maybe you could get Mary Poppins to do the job....but then, SHE doesn't even really exist..does she?

Comment Date: 6/12/2008 Name: ally cat..
desk counter clerks, needs a personality check,they need to show a little respect, and it won't hurt to smile a little, it sure seems like they're afraid to smile! hey! your face ain't gonna crack!..sheesh, other than that hickam is a clean bowling center and the food is fantastic..so are the price range can't beat that..

Comment Date: 4/18/2008 Name: Hickam Bottom Gunner
The clerks are rude (especially the old crusty guy), the balls do get stuck, but it is by far the cleanest bowling alley I have been to on island. Chicken Katsu is pretty good too.

Comment Date: 1/5/2008 Name: Occasional Bowler
The clerks are rude (!) and frequently the balls get stuck behind the pins. Also, the electronic score keeper occasionally doesn't work. Regardless of all these problems, Hickam is clean and overall the best place to bowl on Oahu (which obviously doesn't say much for the other lanes).

Comment Date: 4/15/2007 Name: TASHA SANCHEZ
I LOVED IT IT WAS COOL wish to come next december on a blue military bus

Comment Date: 5/26/2006 Name: Casual Bowler
I think that the staff is very nice and always trying to give a smile or work fast to get the food out to you. The Food is great! and the bowling center is clean, and fun!

Comment Date: 2/26/2006 Name: Builder 2nd Class
I must agree with the General. The clercks are rude. The Pro-Shop does not stick to the times that thay say thay are open. Overall, if you can get past the rudeness, it is a great place to bowl.

Comment Date: 11/26/2005 Name: USAF Retired
The cleanest and most modernized bowling center on the Island. The food is fantastic, especially the fried chicken dinners. Great place to take the family.

Comment Date: 10/12/2005 Name: Disgruntled General
As a member of the Armed Forces you expect that military entertainment centers are there to help you. The clerks and staff who work at the Hickam bowl are extremely rude. It upsets me that this is the type of service we can expect from MWR.

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