Play at The Broadmoor
Play at The Broadmoor

Play at The Broadmoor

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.broadmoor.com/play/
  • Phone: 7195775796x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Daily: 12:00 pm- 1:00 am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Justin Miller
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wine
  • Entertainment: Play at The Broadmoor is proud to offer 6 lanes of bowling, table shuffle board, gaming systems and sports!
  • Special Events: Play at The Broadmoor offers a private dining and entertainment room for smaller groups. Play at The Broadmoor is also available for larger parties and celebrations. Please call 719.577.5796 for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: El Pomar Road
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Play at The Broadmoor
PLEASE NOTE: ALL BOWLING LANE RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE SEPARATELY.

Located in Broadmoor West, Play at The Broadmoor's "luxury retro" styling and eclectic bowling menu have something for everyone. Among an atmosphere of sophisticated fun, Chef David Patterson serves up fresh, diverse snacks suited for every palate and inspired by his experiences from around the globe. At the bar, delight in nostalgic cocktails alongside an extensive Colorado beer, wine, and spirits program and milkshakes made just for adults. Six lanes of bowling and a game room take Play at The Broadmoor to the next level for both kids and adults alike.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL BOWLING LANE RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE SEPARATELY.
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Play at The Broadmoor reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.5
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
kid-friendly (9)good for groups (4)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)fit for foodies (1)neighborhood gem (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Service needs a lot of help
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    For a 5-star hotel, there is an expectation of the level of service at the restaurants within it. I could deal with the noise, but my expectation is that we would have service worthy of the menu prices. We sat for nearly 10 minutes before being greeted and in that time saw 2 other tables of people get up to leave. Once we did get service, we inquired about some of the local beers on tap only to be told our waiter was 20 and didn't know. No offer of finding out, but just flat out 'I don't know'. I saw another table across from us get their food with 2 items missing and it was at least another 20 minutes before the remaining 2 entrees were delivered. This concept is great, but I don't think it's going to last without better service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our second time at Play
    JenHVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our dining experience was not as fun as our first time here. We made reservations a week prior and were told that bowling reservations could be made the day prior to our reservation. No such luck! As soon as we arrived, we went to play to make our bowling reservation for the following evening. No reservations available until 11:30pm! I left several voice mails for Play to call me back for cancellations and never received a message on my cell phone or in our room. We were hoping for a phone call, even though we knew we may not be able to bowl over our weekend stay. Make sure you secure a bowling reservation here if you plan to eat too!!! The food is good, but rushed this time. Wait staff was great, but bowling staff was snarky and snooty.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for families
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We found PLAY to be very family friendly. The food was delicious and our server went out of her way to make us feel welcome.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vibrant & fun
    lovefoodnfun
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We were apprehensive about the menu not having as many choices as we are used to. We all had something different & they were ALL delicious!! The presentation was very cool too. We asked to sit away from a couple children that were kind of wild, but told the other areas were already closed off to diners. So we had to deal with rather invasive children coming up & bothering our children. We just ordered an extra round of drinks & then went bowling! Had a blast bowling! The servers were all very efficient and fun. Will definitely return...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 25 reviews are from the Play at The Broadmoor reviews archive.
  • Bowling @ the Broadmoor
    JJ42VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Play is fun! They only have 2 wines. It's designed for the tweens and other young people. Tacos, sushi, sliders on the menu and then bowling at $50 / hour + renting shoes and maybe buying socks. Yes, it's expensive, but so is everything at the Broadmoor.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Manager took care of us
    5family
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Started out with a wait for our table even with reservations. Our server was friendly, but despite telling us twice our food would come out soon, we waited at least 40 minutes after we ordered. The manager came by to check on us & when we informed her of the long wait time, she went to the kitchen & our food followed shortly. She also arranged complimentary shakes for each of our 3 kids and erased the 3 kids meals from our bill. My husband & I ordered burgers and they were cooked to perfection--possibly the best burgers we've ever eaten. French Fries were also delicious! Kids meals were right on for the portions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Casual food of the highest quality. Amazing fish tacos. Great fun for the whole family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    lacy
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    I realize that I am at The Broadmoor, but honestly $4.25 for an iced tea. The cokes cost the same. Come on! I had eaten at the brunch earlier in the day so I didn't want a big meal. I ordered a grilled cheese sandwich which was $8.00 and came with absolutely nothing. Not even a pickle or a few chips. The sandwich was nothing to write home about. My husband and son got a hotdog which was very good and a much better bang for the buck. My daughter got pork sliders which were also good and a much better value than the grilled cheese. The buffalo wings were excellent. The servers were very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricy
    PricyVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Our experience was just- eh. We actually did not end up eating from the menu because nothing interested us. However, we did have a $60 fee for bowling (2 ppl) and a $60 drinks fee. We had to put up with other peoples children crawling on the couch in our lane and had to ask for the waitstaff to find their parents to have them relocated. For a place like the Broadmoor, it reminded me more of Chuck E Cheese. Will not be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Grt concept, food is below average
    LA411
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    This place is great for kids, esp if you reserve a bowling time. Food is below average,however. For example, the cheese on the nachos tasted like generic, processed cheese and the Hawaiian Poke was extremely salty. Service and wait staff, in true Broadmoor style, was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud, fun for games, food okay
    hollyws
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    The fryer wasn't working so we couldn't get calamari or fries for apps. The food was okay. Loud restaurant but great for kids. Good service. In the basement so not a pretty restaurant but the bowling would be fun. Be sure to reserve your bowling time separately. I wish they had made that clearer when I called to make the dining reservations. I thought we could bowl but it was completely booked.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun and Food
    Moxie
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    I loved the comfort food and the playful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Place, very good food
    CoSprings12
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    We had the nachos as an app which were huge! After that we didn't need much else but we ordered entrees anyways. The fish tacos and burger were both very good, and we got to bowl (no reservation but this was a Sunday night) which made it that much cooler. Would definitely recommend with family or a group of friends!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was pretty good, the
    Kelly
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Food was pretty good, the menu was a little random. For being the most family friendly restaurant at the Broadmoor I thought it was disappointing that they didn't have a kids menu. Overall, it was family friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nothing special
    baldbrian
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We ordered the meatball (so bad the server did not charge us for it), Hawaiian sliders (tasted okay), Korean hot dog (nothing to write home about), mac and cheese (bland at best), and salt n vinegar French fries... The fries were excellent and single-handedly kept us all from going home hungry. The environment is definitely interesting and the kids seemed to really enjoy all of the games.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun food with bowling next door
    Mountain1
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    The bowling is booked way in advance, so if you bring little ones who will be wanting to play be sure to have a resevation. Also unlike the name Play would suggest other than expensive bowling and a shuffle board they do not have other games available to play.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Play not so much fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    There's an eclectic menu and then there's a completely random menu - sushi alongside matzo ball soup, crab sliders and vinegar French fries. It took maybe 15 minutes for our drink order to be taken, and then when the waiter and bartender didn't know how to make the drink one of us ordered, they just made something up and brought it to the table (which took another 15 minutes or so) and were surprised when we sent the drink back. The tuna was fishy, the crab sliders were more mayonnaise than crab, and the matzo ball soup was just fine. We complained to the manager who offered us free bowling (which we weren't interested in) and a free bottle of wine from a specific list which we didn't want either, and that was that.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not a good experience....
    Leslie
    Dined on 8/14/2013
    The food was horrible and WAY overpriced. So disappointing for the Broadmoor.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over priced. Service medium.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Over priced. Service medium. Three served before us, that came in after us. Two burgers, fries, and two drinks, $70.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    We really enjoyed the atmosphere and our food. Our server was very slow taking our order and getting our food. It is just as beautiful as the hotel. Be sure to order the homemade poptarts
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the food was not very good
    teresa
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    the food was not very good at all, especially for the high prices. the food presentation was also poor. service was very good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Play at the Broadmoor
    Louis
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    Our first time dining at the Play. Limited menu, average meals and atmosphere, sevice a bit slow, and a little noisy. Probably best for families with younger children. Interesting idea of mixing a restaurant with bowling.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the best food selection
    TXVisit
    Dined on 7/8/2013
    Not the best food selection for a bar/bowling alley. Very odd selections!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Play at Broadmoor
    Denverfoody
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Our family dined at Play on a Friday night. There is a bowling alley in the restaurant so little noisey as would be expected, and lots of kids around, also expected, but the food was fantastic. We did a lot of the apetizers/small plates and there was not one thing we did not like. Very exceptional food experience. Would recommend for a group, or a family any day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining at PLAY was not an
    MaxxVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    Dining at PLAY was not an enjoyable experience for my family. The service was extremely slow - after being initially seated, no one approached our table for 20 + minutes ... menu was confusing and food (when it finallly arrived - ONE HOUR LATER) was not as described on the menu and just not good. PLAY should stick to what it really is ... a game room with a bar.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun, Casual Dining at the Broadmoor
    EnjoyfoodVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    A very creative sports bar menu. A few of the usual items, but with interesting twists. They have a lot of small plates with Asian and Latin flair that can be tried and shared. The one caveat is the prices are high, so you will pay a premium but for good food. Also, it will likely be the most expensive bowling experience you have ever had.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We would not recommend the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    We would not recommend the sushi. Did not taste fresh, and the ginger had an odd after taste. Fish tacos were ok. Should have known better that this was going to be solely a restaurant for young families, but really wasn't a space to enjoy conversation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service staff
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 6/9/2013
    I was disappointed that our wait staff did not know the answers to our questions about the menu items. I just felt for the money that we were spending for lucn, over $144.00, that the wait staff should have been more interested in our needs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super way to start our stay!
    LTKBhamVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    We ate and bowled at Play upon arriving at the Broadmoor. What a fantastic way to start our stay after a long day of air travel! We opted to eat at our bowling lane which worked out great for our group of adults and kids (kids' ages ranged from 6-16). The service was accommodating and the food was very good (white truffle Parmesan popcorn was a perfect starter). Kids and adults had a blast and were ready for bed after all that fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic