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See what we have to offer! We have something for everyone and we can help you celebrate your special occasion as well!

Welcome to Waveland Bowl

Waveland Bowl is the largest bowling alley in Chicago with 40 lanes, all with automatic scoring. Programmable bumpers are available on every lane for children. We have two bars, a billiards area, a children's movie theater and a restaurant. We have won numerous awards within the city and the bowling industry, such as being voted "Chicago's Best Bowling Center" two years in a row by CitySearch!

In addition to open bowling, we have adult and youth leagues that are always looking for individuals or full teams. Please call us for more information.

We also accept reservations for any type of event you'd like to have. Whether it's a birthday party, corporate event, fundraiser, or just getting some friends together (minimum 10 for a reservation), we can help! Reservations may be made Monday - Thursday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. For more information, contact us here or call (773) 472-5900.

Be sure to visit our Apparel Shop and see what we have to offer.

Apparel Shop

Waveland Bowl Features

40 Brunswick Armour Plate Lanes
40 AMF 8270 Pinsetters
Brunswick SYNC Tablet Scoring

AMF Automatic Programmable Bumper System
New Pins every year

Bowling Prices

All prices are per game/per person. Prices subject to change without notice. All Public Bowling is subject to lane availability. Price per game is based on game being completed before price change. Saturday rates apply on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. Days and Eves.

Please always call ahead for lane availability at (773) 472-5900.

Lanes may be reserved by groups or league play and limit availability to the public. During league season, Leagues bowl Monday-Friday between 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Saturday and Sundays from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM are birthday party times.

Monday - Wednesday

9:00 AM - Noon: $1.00
Noon - 5:00 PM: $3.00
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM: $4.00


9:00 AM - Noon: $1.00
Noon - 5:00 PM: $3.00
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM: $5.00


9:00 AM - Noon: $1.00
Noon - 5:00 PM: $3.00
5:00 PM - 3:00 AM: $7.00


9:00 AM - Noon: $3.00
Noon - 4:00 PM: $4.00
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM: $7.00


9:00 AM to Noon: $3.00
Noon to 4:00 PM: $4.00
4:00 PM to 1:00 AM: $7.00

Shoe Rental

$4.00 per pair

Billiard Prices

All players must be 19 years old to play billiards, with ID.

Monday - Friday

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM: $10.00 per hour

Monday - Thursday

5:00 PM - 1:00 AM: $15.00 per hour

Friday, Saturday & Sunday

9:00am to 3:00am  $20.00 per hour

Waveland Bowl History

No, this is not a scene from "Goodfellas." This fine group of gentlemen put Waveland Bowl on the map. Since 1959, Waveland Bowl has been locally owned and operated.
The neon sign that towered above our entrance for over 40 years was a Chicago Landmark, but sadly, its' functional life ended. The image on the right is the new tower, which has become a landmark in its' own right!



Old New Signs


3700 N Western Ave
Chicago IL 60618
(773) 472-5900