Here's why I like it:\r
1) Atmosphere- There's always a diverse crowd here. I don't go here during the week, but on the weekends there's always tons of kids, families, and elders. On top of that, there's the young, hip crowd and company groups, also. And I think even some asian foreigners. It could a fun people watch place, as well. All the music videos, TV screens, and lights definitely swing the mood. A place worth an above-average dress code. Really cool.\r
2) Bowling- As an avid bowler myself, there's plenty of lane choices. It's pretty fun if there's not too many inconsiderate bowlers and families, which has sometimes been a problem on the weekends for me. Oil conditions are never steady, though. Note: Since people often order food on the lanes, make sure the ball finger holes aren't greasy, food and garbage are cleared, and lanes clean (on occasion if someone slips past foul line, they bring oil back on the dry area). One day I saw these stupid girls sliding on the lanes with their socks on. I thought why the heck is management not doing anything about it and people are paying top dollar to be here? Make sure you get in management's face if you have issues, especially for the price you pay.\r
3) Bar- I was one of the original regulars on Seahawks games when this place first opened up! =) The food is pretty good. I love the Szechuan burger: juicy, messy, taste (if cooked right), and the pineapple does it right. Beware of some dishes that are rather large (nachos) or rather small. I go here for the massive wide screen on game days. I don't drink.\r
4) Facility- Cool, clean, modern! Great shop, too.\r
Note: mgmt should monitor lanes better for inconsiderate behavior and lane cleanliness.\r
If you're going just to bowl, you have to consider the price is above-average because it's brand new, cool, hip, state-of-the-art, big screens (thus, premium cable), near the mall, etc. The Early Bird special is $2/game, albeit predictably busy. Cheap games are what Skyway has.
Pros: Sunday special(s), Parking, Lots of big screens, Cool facility, Food.
Cons: Inconsiderate bowlers, Mall crowd, Lane cleanliness.