Melody Lanes

Bowling Alley, Bar
461 37th St (at 5th Ave.)
Brooklyn, NY 11232
(718) 832-2695
9:00am - 12:00am
9:00am - 12:00am
9:00am - 12:00am
9:00am - 12:00am
9:00am - 3:00am
9:00am - 3:00am
9:00am - 12:00am


  • Spend time at the bar with famous Brooklynite, Pete the bartender. Very formal cumberbun.
  • Highlights of the food menu include curly fries and pizza. The pizzas are small though, you might need three.
  • Simple, old-fashioned bowling alley that charms you with its vintage feel. While waiting for a lane, hang out with Pete their famous bartender.
  • Open late every night of the week. Why not bowl at 10pm on a Monday?
  • There was a time, long, long ago when Brooklyn was full of bowling alleys. Now only a few remain and this one, in the same spot since 1958, is the real thing.
  • The ONLY bowling place in my Likebox (so far). Sorry Brooklyn Bowl and Lucky Strike. Bowling should not cost more than 7 bucks no matter how cool you are.
  • When bowling, try to stay focused in spite of both the awesome (vintage) and awful (current) music videos being played on the big screens.
  • My bowling alley. The only place for real bowling in New York City. None of that disco black-light bull shit.
  • Thursday Nights - Pitchers half off!
  • The staff here is great!!!
  • Ask for the Pete's Special. It comes in green, red, and purple. You can get rainbow too, but it ends up being purple. Also: you will end up very drunk and will feel insane, in a good way
  • I like this place. It is nice and cozy but it gets packed sometimes. The staff is helpful and nice. The bartender is hilarious, he reminds me of a bartender from 50's polishing the glasses and talking
  • Was here on a Saturday late afternoon and all lanes were booked. There was a 2 hour wait. Luckily our friend had a reservation. Place felt a bit under staffed.
  • A little pricier than what I'm used to, everything is in good condition though, and it's a chill atmosphere.
  • Old school bowling spot. Good for a few frames and a few beers, served up by the legendary bartender
  • The lanes are kinda too close,but I guess if you want to make friends,then it's cool.The music videos are current and it's loud enough for entertainment. The bathrooms are clean.
  • Good old fun! Bartender is a pretty cool Santa-like old man.
  • Retro beauty, though bar doesn't handle credit cards all that well.
  • life goals.
  • Pete the Bartender is a national treasure and filled with laughs. Bowlong is always good on a Friday night.

Nearby places

37th St (5th Ave)
4508 5th Ave (btwn 45th & 46th St.)
703 5th Ave (btwn 21st & 22nd St)