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About 10pin Bowling Lounge

Fun, Social and Local -10pin is a Chicago Original located in the heart of River North, a bustling entertainment district along the Chicago River in downtown Chicago. Next door to the House Of Blues, 10pin offers 20,000 square feet of luxury bowling lanes, ping pong and billiards that cater to all group sizes.

Offering an awesome bar and chef driven menu- diners can expect a great experience.

The location has Chicago’s largest video wall featuring sports & a wide array of music videos.

The outstanding food, refreshing cocktails and fun environment make 10pin the ideal spot to bring your friends or host your next corporate outing. The location hosts group reservations from 20 to 350 and their event coordinators will make sure to make your next event will be a ton of fun.

Each lane can hold up to 8 guests. The advance reservation rate is $55 an hour per lane plus $4.95 per person for shoe rental.
10pin is 21 and over after 8pm

330 N State Street
Chicago, IL 60610
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Dining & Gaming Hours
Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Fri, Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am

Cross Street:
Kinzie

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 644-0300

Website:
http://www.10pinchicago.com/

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Parking Details:
Valet parking is offered at Marina City. Street parking is available as well at several nearby public parking garages.

Public Transit:
Red Line - Grand and State
Purple/Brown Lines - Merchandise Mart
Green/Orange/Red Lines - State and Lake

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located in the heart of River North, adjacent to Marina City and the House Of Blues, 10pin offers 20,000 square feet of luxury lanes that cater to all ages and group sizes. Boasting Chicago’s largest video wall featuring everything from sporting events to a wide array of music videos.

10pin Bowling Lounge Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.8

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great Atmosphere.Enjoyed

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

I personally have issues with bowling alleys with loud music and big video screens. That being said, this was probably the best of this type I've seen. $55 an hour is a bit steep, but that appears the be the going rate.

The best thing, it was a fun time for a couple of hours of non-serious bowling with some friends after work.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Took the kids for a fun activity on a rainy day.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I brought 4 children (ages 7-10) to the location in chicago. The waitress informed us she was the only person serving food in the entire place- there were 20+lanes. The drinks were flat fountain sodas. The chicken fingers were flat large pounded fried? chicken. The food arrived when our 65 dollar per hour time was into 45mins. I had noted I was celebrating a birthday yet nothing was done for the twins.

The positive include the many big TVs, cheese pizza, & the kindness of the staff.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great place to go! Bad customer service. Horrible female manager forgot her name but she work Friday nights.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Nice place for events, bowling, and good times!

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

This was the worst experience I have ever had at a restaurant or outing. I should note that we were with a large group of people from our workplace. During our visit, there was always one of us at the table. Only our server and a few of the bussers came by. No people from any other lanes stopped by our table. My wallet was swiped from the table while dishes were being cleared, and thousands of dollars was racked up in credit card charges that same night. I have tried to get ahold of management to look into this and check the cameras, but I have heard no reply. Only their staff came by our table. I cannot stress enough that this is a terrible place to go, with no security and staff that are almost certain to steal from customers. I will not be returning.

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We really had a wonderful time. My Mom used to Bowl here over 40 years ago when on a league. She said it was still a great spot to nowl.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Detroit)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Easy reservation for a large get-together with friends. However, bowling ball selection is limited.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The ambience was wonderful and inviting. However, when we were playing, our bowling lane malfunctioned three or four times and we had to wait ten minutes for someone to fix it. Then, when we asked the staff about how many games we played and what it was based on, per game or per hour, they got me on the wrong one and refused to change it.

Tags: Great Beer
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Bachelor party

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 26, 2017

The bowling atmosphere was excellent. The drinks and service were great and spot on. The biggest downfall was the brunch buffet...not enough food was out and the build your own omelet line was always too long. I would definitely go back but pass on the brunch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 19, 2017

First time visit and it was a lot of fun.
Quite the atmosphere with the video screens, bowling pin & ball noises and the general buzz to the environment with people having a good time.
Pretty laid back service group but attentive when needed.
Would recommend to others.....hope to do it again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We enjoyed spending our family outing there, the children had a great time. The pizza could have been better, $55 to bowl an hour was a bit pricey. The server was awesome.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Should be clearer when booking online about minimum charges.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Drinks are delicious

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2016

I came here with my husband and a few friends for a date night. It was very clean and the staff was excellent (Our waitress was Amber she was fun and amazingly attentive). I enjoyed my chicken nachos as well...yummy. The nachos were reasonable priced for the amount of food recieved. I feel the price per hour is over the top though. Although I did love my experience, the $65 an hour price tag is why I will not be returning when I can go bowl elsewhere for a fraction of the price.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Pretty neat that you can reserve lanes for bowling thru Open Table. Although, the wording on Open Table when providing a credit card to secure reservation is misleading. You DO NOT have to reserve at the hourly rate (which was different than the hourly rate on the 10 pin site btw), but you can pay per game (which is cheaper when with a group of only four). Not only was this confirmed when I called 10 Pin reservations, but it was provided as one of the options by the guy who checked us in for the lanes.

Dining is not required, so I could not provide a review for food (although N/A is not an option, I chose 3 stars). But everything else, save for a couple lane malfunctions, was fine. Service was pretty on top of things for the most part and the assistance when the lane malfunctioned was pretty quick as well. Price per game is more expensive than regular bowling I suppose, but much cheaper than the place on Grand, so that is a plus for value. Video boards played at the end of the lanes, and the music videos were not intrusive, they were played at a pleasant volume to where conversation could still be had, but not quiet to where all you heard were other people bowling.

Only drawback is that the table set up for each of the lanes is pretty tight. I imagine being uncomfortably tight in the winter when more people may be coming here for indoor activities.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 4, 2016

My friends and I visited 10pin on a Saturday night for dinner, drinks & bowling. I was expecting really overpriced drinks, food & bowling for it being a River North spot. I couldn't have been more wrong. All the shareable plates were under or around $10. The bowling was super affordable at about $7 per person per game. Our server was very attentive and friendly. I also came here for an office gathering and was such a great experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2016

Ten Pin is expensive for bowling, but the service is really absolutely amazing. The food and drinks are reasonable, from a price and quality perspective. It's a fun place for a group -- we were there for a birthday.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 10, 2016

My date and I had a great time she had never bowled before.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 13, 2016

We had a great time. Service was great fun time!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 27, 2016

This was my first time at 10Pin and it was sooo much fun!
As soon as we got there we got to bowl right away and the shoes were clean and everything.
My friends and I really enjoyed the place.


Thanks

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2016

This is a great spot for a group hangout. The place is priced reasonably and run very well. If you are going on the weekends, a reservation is absolutely necessary, especially for large groups.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 29, 2016

The minimums, the broken lanes, the poor service..... This all equaled an awful, overpriced experience I won't repeat.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 26, 2015

I feel like the music could have been better. When I was there I saw that there were MIXED CROWDS but the music only was geared towards one group of people. Music really was not good and that's one of the main things that matter going out places such as bowling/lounges.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 25, 2015

I recently had my daughter's 3rd birthday party her. Yes 3rd. My daughter is very older for her age. Lol & she loves bowling. So her father & I decided to give her a bowling party. I was not able to go about using 10pin bowling party package because their choices wouldn't accommodate our needs. We did not have the minimum amount of childrens & I have have also needed to chose an adult package separately which would have been to much money for a 3yr old's Birthday party. So I went the reserve a line route. I reserved my lanes/lanes on line for the day and time I wanted. Upon arrival they had my information and had us set up to go. 1st problem, they was trying to give me two lanes, I only needed one. I informed them that even though I had 10 guess coming everyone was not bowling and there was no option on line to choose the number of lanes needed. They did let me have just one lane. 👍 2nd The lanes the had us at was in the middle of two groups. 👎3rd They quickly came and moved us to the next table to give us a little more room. 👍5th The table are entirely to small. They are circle tables and they are not good for even small groups. I believe this is because there maybe to many tables in the walk area or the design is not that great. After two hours of being there 10pin started getting crowded. You would bump into waitress and even other people. There is no where to put coats,bags,shoes nothing. I really enjoyed myself and my guess and daughter had a great time but I would not recommend this place for a group function. Now they do have two areas that are semi private for groups but the prices is way to expensive. Overall I would go back for date night or with two maybe three friends but not a large group,and in the summer. That way don't have to worry about my things. Lol.

Tags: Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 4, 2015

Had a awesome time with my partner, Great food, great area, wonderful environment.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2014

Immediately upon entering, we were greeted warmly. Excellent service with the shoes. We were almost immediately met by our server. Drinks were ordered quickly and refreshed in a timely fashion. Food was delivered fairly quickly but the trio of burgers came unseasoned and flavorless. Also, the calamari was labeled as "crispy" and with aioli dipping sauce, it was mushy and with marinara. The server was notified of the of the calamari. The calamari returned exactly the same, mushy. It was uneaten and the server was notified. The calamari was still on the bill and no remarks by server. The bowling was fun but the reset had a few glitches. We still had fun.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 3, 2014

Decor is old. Lanes are old. Bar is old and lame looking. Food was ok but worst of $110 for 2 hours not including food. Definitely not worth it.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 20, 2009

We were the only people there at 1:00 on a Saturday! - then came about 30 women for a baby shower. The high chair seating on small rounded tables near the bar could be improved. Sufficient size for 4 people with beers, but too small for 4 people with food plates. Good, imaginative variants of American standard fare. Great for kids (videos, music, and of course, the bowling). A very fun place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2009

Bowling with a twist,great fun for adults. The staff is pleasant, courteous and helpful with questions from "out of towners". We enjoyed ourselves!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2008

We were very disappointed that no one explained to us that our reservation was for two hours of bowling for $110.00! When we checked in, no one said a word about how the pricing works. The Open Table site does mention it but we did not catch that and it was not mentioned in the confirmation email. When we complained, the manager Tony corrected the bill and threw it at me and sprinted away. It was an honest mistake but I think they have lost us as a return customer which is too bad because it is a fun place with good food.

Tags: Good for Groups
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