Bel-Mark Lanes
Bowling Alley
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3530 Jackson Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48103
3530 Jackson RoadUSMichiganAnn Arbor48103
Bowling Alley, Sports Complex
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"The staff have gone out of their way each time to make it a great day for us."
"Luckily, it's not the only bowling alley in Ann Arbor."
"The food was terrific each year and we will be back again next year."
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shoshana pursley
8 months ago
We've been coming here for almost 3 years and have never had a problem until recently. My two kids (2&4) do the kids bowl free summer program and we pay extra so my husband and I can bowl with them. I bring sippy cups of water for my kids, to minimize the mess of them spilling and it helps keep them distracted between their turns. The last time we went, I was told I had to bring their cups out to my car because they serve food and it "violates" their food service license. They offered me Styrofoam cups with ice water and no straws or lids, even though they do have them for the drinks they serve. After making a few phone calls to the local health dept (who issues the food service license), I've found that they were completely lying to me. I've come to the conclusion that they are just nasty to whoever they think isn't going to spend tons of money there. We always order food from them but, once they told me that I couldn't bring my toddler's sippy cups in, forget it. We won't be bowling here anymore. Luckily, it's not the only bowling alley in Ann Arbor....
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mememe Spoon
11 months ago
Horrible, horrible, horrible, HORRIBLE Staff. Totally ruined a birthday party. I would not recommend this dump to anyone.
A Google User
4 years ago
I have been going to Belmark for about 6 years now and it is a night and day difference. The new management has done a lot of great things to the center. The old seats and cluttered approach area is totally new, there is a new sound system (which streams satellite radio most of the time) and they updated the really out-dated computer system at the counter (which means they finally take credit cards). Right now, they have great all-you-can-bowl specials on Monday, Tuesday and Friday night. Drinks are reasonably priced and they are a great place to work with if you ever need to have a work event (we have now had 2 there in the last year). Don't forget that there is also Karaoke in the bar on Fridays and Saturdays right now as well. I vote to give them a chance. The new changes are great!
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A Google User
6 years ago
I'm a college student and played a lot of online poker but never any real ring games so once I heard about this place I decided to test my luck, gain some experience for my future pro career, and hopefully earn some easy cash. The place is located inside a pretty shady bowling alley and filled with some pretty shady players, about 70% oldies, black people, and women. Some of the oldies and black players are actually half legit, but once they've committed enough (about $20) to a pot, they're not folding regardless of what they're holding, and that translates to easy cash. Of course, a small minority of players every night consists of young, probably underage kids like myself, but they are easily distinguishable among either white trash, black, or legit. I have also noticed that the white trash and black kids typically buy in for $20 at a time at $1/$2 stakes, lose it within a round, rebuy a few times, go out to smoke, and then quit. The rake is pretty ridiculous (10% of pot up to $7) but I still managed to average about a $50 profit per hour playing very, very tight-aggressive poker. So if you're an older dude, woman, or black person, this place is NOT for you because you will lose in the long term. However, if you're young, very patient, and know your math and basic tables, Poker Palace is pure gold.
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UoM Staff
10 months ago
Our department has used held an annual event for the past two years here. The staff have gone out of their way each time to make it a great day for us. The food was terrific each year and we will be back again next year.
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Josh Burns
10 months ago
We always enjoy ourselves at Belmark Lanes. The staff is kind and helpful. We had our daughter's birthday party there a couple of years ago and had a great experience.I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
A Google User
5 years ago
I decided to give my basketball team a party at BelMark Lanes. I wouldn't say that all was a mistake, but most. The service I received as a paying customer was unbelievable. I was being force to pay for more that I had in my party. My husband actually had to stand there with the boss, who by the way was the one over charging us, and literally count everyone is our party that were bowling. Not only was his counting off, but apparently, his vision was too. I was told that the parents who brought their kids, were eating the 4 pizzas that were part of the unlimited package. His idea of unlimited was to give everyone 2 slices of pizza each. I explain, that if that were the rules, you shouldn't call it UNLIMITED. The guys at the front desk was very nice. The cook was wonderful. For it to be a party, he had to not only feed the party, but everyone else around who order food. Excellent job to the cook. If you would like to have a party at BelMark Lanes, make sure that you get all the information before booking.
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A Google User
4 years ago
Thank you to all our guests on New Year's Eve 2010 that helped make our daytime Family packages and our night Adult package a FUN and ENJOYABLE experience for all! A special shout goes out to Lance Howard for the DJ/Karaoke entertainment during the day, and the band "Midnight Special" for the excellent job during the evening. Hope to see you again throughout the year.......