Frequently asked questions

Where are you located?

We are located on Fremont Avenue. The best landmarks to find us are El Dorado Beach, Inn By the Lake and Bear Beach Cafe. Turn on Fremont Avenue at Bear Beach Cafe and we are located directly behind them on Fremont Avenue.

Tahoe Bowl
1030 Fremont Ave.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

What hours are you open for Open Play?

We typically have availability for Open Play everyday at different times. Please check out the Tahoe Bowl Event Calendar for what is happening or give us a call at (530) 544-3700 to check availability.

Is there normally a wait to get lanes?

We get quite busy at different times of the year. If you happen to look outside and see snow or rain coming down, we probably have a wait for lanes. Sometimes the wait can be quite long and our policy is “first come, first served”. Please be sure to call ahead for availability.

What type of services do you provide?

We are a full service 16 lane bowling center with a full service Sports Bar, for all of your sports viewing pleasure. The Lane 17 Sports Bar also has a video jukebox and one coin operated pool table. We have a full service Pro Shop. An appointment is needed to visit the Pro Shop. We have a small arcade that usually has 6 to 7 video games. And last but not least we are privileged to have 11th Frame Diner here at Tahoe Bowl.

What type of equipment do you have?

We currently have Brunswick Vector Scoring, AMF synthetic lanes and Brunswick A-2

Does Lane 17 Sports Bar have a happy hour?

Yes, Lane 17 Sports Bar does have Happy Hour from 4:00 PM to 7:00 pm. The happy hour specials vary weekly and monthly so visit our calendar to see what we currently have on Happy Hour. We currently have 12 different beers on tap and a large array of alcohol to choose from.

When do you have open lanes?

We are the only bowling center for 30 miles so we are quite busy most of the time. We have leagues on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s most of the year and a few more leagues during the winter months (September to April). We typically have open lanes on Saturday afternoons, Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday all day and every evening after 9:00 PM. Please be sure to check our events calendar or give us a call at 530-544-3700 to check and see what’s going on

Do you take reservations?

We do not take reservations. However, if you call (530) 544-3700 prior to arriving you can check the status of availability of lanes. If our wait list is less than 1 hour we will place your name on the list.

Do you have parties at Tahoe Bowl?

Yes, we host many parties including birthday parties, team building, corporate or
business outings, wedding rehearsals, bachelor or bachelorette, team sports functions, holiday parties and many others. Whatever the occasion we will work to accommodate your group or groups and help make your party a success. Tahoe Bowl can accommodate as few as 10 and as many as 125.

What type of leagues do you have?

We offer Youth Leagues, morning leagues, evening leagues and senior leagues. All of our leagues are mixed handicapped leagues. Please view our Leagues page for more information.

Do you have bumper bowling?

Yes! We have bumpers on all 16 lanes.

Have a questions for us? Send us an email!