Why do I have to leave a deposit to reserve lanes?

The Presidio Bowling Center only has 12 lanes.  A reservation guarantees your time and number of lanes. It also protects us against no shows and unused lanes while others are waiting.  We have found this process makes it fair for everyone trying to plan an event.

Can I make my reservation by phone?

No. The Presidio Bowling Center requires a deposit before we can hold any lanes. We now accept online reservations for 1-8 lane events.  For children’s birthday parties or to rent out the entire bowling center please use the contracts on the reservation and pricing page.

Can I make a “same day” reservation?

Yes.  For 1-4 lane reservations the reservation must be made at least two hours in advance.  For 5-8 lane reservations, the reservation must be made at least 3 hours in advance.

Is it necessary to reserve lanes or can I just walk-in?

While it is not necessary to reserve lanes, doing so guarantees the date and time of your choosing. If you choose not to make a reservation, all lanes may be booked when you arrive at the center. If you wish to walk-in, please call the center within 2 hours of your planned arrival so we can give you accurate lane availability. Please be aware that many other walk-in patrons may be coming to the center at the same time, which may result in wait times in excess of one hour or more. Calling ahead is always recommended. Remember we do not accept reservations by phone.

Why are reservations charged by the hour and not by the game?

In order to better serve our customers, reservations are charged by the hour so we may give accurate estimations to other patrons about lane availability. This also allows you to tell your event guests when you will be bowling.

Why does a reservation cost so much more than if I just walk in?

Actually it doesn’t. Remember reservations guarantee your date and time and include unlimited bowling and shoes for up to eight people per lane. Our waitlist can reach in excess of two hours during evening hours and often we have to block out more time than your contract requires to facilitate your rental.

What if I show up late for my reservation?

Your reservation will be held until your deposit is exhausted. Once exhausted, your lanes will be given to customers on the waiting list. Because nobody will be bowling on your lanes, we must begin to charge you when your contracted time starts. If your deposit is not exhausted, you will be able to bowl as stated in your reservation. You will be charged for the total reservation amount and no missed time will be added to the end of the reservation.

What does my reservation include?

Your reservation includes shoe rental for all of your guests and unlimited bowling on the number of lanes you have reserved. Full house reservations include the above plus exclusive use of the entire bowling center. Children’s birthday party reservations include shoes, one hour of bowling followed by one hour in the party room.

May I bring outside food and beverage into the bowling center?

No. The Presidio Bowling Center does not allow outside food and beverage into the center. You may bring a birthday cake or other dessert for birthday parties. You must also bring plates, forks and any other items needed to serve your dessert. There are no other exceptions to this rule! Patrons bringing other outside food and beverage will be asked to remove it from the center. Full house reservations choosing a catering option must be catered and served by a licensed and insured caterer. You may not have food delivered.