by Edwin Blassingame on
New Year Eve 2008 was here. What. A. Disaster. Getting a drink made me feel like I was a 12 year old girl fighting through the crowds to catch a glimpse of The Jonas Brothers. Everyone there was ordering a dozen drinks at a time for all their friends because it just took forever to make your way to the bar. The crowd was a complete mess. Drinks were spilling everywhere., most likely because they were disgusting. People were huge jackasses. The music was not enjoyable. Everything that was supposedly part of the package was nonexistent, except for champagne at midnight. But the countdown to midnight was laughable. Even getting inside was a hassle and included waiting on line, which frustrated all of us more than anything considering the $100+ ticket prices. I know you shouldn't judge a place based on the New Years experience there, but even so -- it was so awful, I would never, ever go back here.
by Kelly Suihkonen on
Just visited the new Lucky Strike Manhattan location last evening with my wife. I'll keep this review as short as I can. Environment - Bowlmor Lanes all over again, but more expensive and very very far from any sort of public transportation (luckily we drove). Service - We decided to go on a Friday night after Thanksgiving, place was pretty empty. There are two guys at the front of the venue for check in service, along with a bunch of desperate looking blondes geared to make the place look chic. 1 guy looks like Clay Aiken, the other like a white Snoop, but with a blonde afro. Clay takes nearly 25 minutes to check in the party before us. He can't figure out how to use the register. Mind you, there's only one register at the front. When he's finally done, he does check us in ($16 per person to bowl +6 per person for shoes), but you must tell him how many games you want to bowl, no rolling games. Fine. We go with 2 games, but decide we want more later. Surprise, it's 11 o'clock, and Lucky Strikes has a new rule that we weren't made aware of by White Snoop. There is a 2 game maximum and we can't play anymore - very disappointing and misleading, however by this point, we've already spent $145 on two games of bowling, shoes, a couple of drinks and chicken fingers. If you want to walk nearly a mile to get here, dress in your finest nightclub garb, wait for service when the place is empty, and pay half a car note for a couple of games of bowling, then Lucky Strike Manhattan is your place. Enjoy!!
by jenny f. on
This place is so easy & yummy. When I'm in a "sandwich on the go" mood, this ranks higher than a Subway veggie patty. Plus they really are SO fast (that's their whole theme). One of the few instances when I don't feel the need to add something spicy or saucy to the veggie sandwich.... I just like the way the cheese, avo spread, veggies, and bread all come together. The bread is fresh, light, and unique and the sandwich is just really solid. Try it... you'll like it!