Beyond its infamous wild parties, the German capital has plenty of quirky, family-friendly activities for locals and visitors to delight in. From vintage-inspired nine-pin bowling bars to classic 10-pin joints, the city offers an eclectic range of bowling experiences that promise serious fun. So, order a pitcher of beer, treat yourself to a hotdog and pick up a bowling ball; here are the best places to score a strike.
This 1950s bar-slash-bowling alley is one of Wedding’s quirkiest hidden gems. With live music, art shows, an old-school bar and an original old-school nine-pin bowling alley, Kugelbahn has plenty on offer. Large groups will need to book a spot at this cosy bowling alley, and the bar is packed with locals and visitors on weekends. Head to this smoky, nostalgic place for beer, bowling and some unrivaled vibes.
Bowlero Berlin is a laid-back, 10-pin bowling alley in the heart of Friedrichshain. Whether you’re looking for a place to celebrate with a large group, or you just want to relax, have a few beers and bowl, this alley has you covered. Offering all the favourites for a fun night – including good tunes, greasy food and plenty of reasonably priced drinks – this is the kitschy bowling alley that always promises a good time.
Located near Prenzlauer Berg in Pankow, BowlHouse is a modern, 10 pin-bowling joint with a local atmosphere. With a range of bowling tournaments and events, including the always-popular Cosmic Bowling, it’s the perfect spot for beginners and bowling champions to have some fun.
This retro-inspired Kreuzberg bar offers a vintage atmosphere, cheap drinks and, of course, an old-school bowling alley. Visitors can book out the whole space by the hour at Tante Lisbeth, to indulge in some nine-pin fun. Head over to this ’60s-inspired bowling basement for a truly unique, Berlin experience.
Located in Schöneberg, Berolina Bowling was completely rebuilt and redesigned in 2007. This modern bowling joint has happy hours, nightlife events, competitions and plenty of 10-pin fun for the whole family. If you’re looking for a state-of-the-art, modern bowling alley, then look no further.
For over 50 years, Neue City Bowling in Neukölln has been offering bowling fun for the whole family. In 2001, this popular spot underwent a full reconstruction, and now this large venue offers over 28 lanes, separate smoking rooms and a large bar and gaming area.
Bornholmer Hütte is an old-school bar, bowling alley and local gem located in Prenzlauer Berg. The bar dates back to 1911, making it one of Berlin’s oldest bowling alleys, and the vintage vibe can still be felt here today. Offering an other-timely appeal, this bar and bowling alley have a truly unique atmosphere.