Big Als Vancouver

16615 SE 18TH ST

Big Al's Vancouver offers classic family friendly tenpin bowling with light balls and ramps to help give younger kids a chance.

Bowling is good low impact exercise, offers practice with numbers and is a chance for the family to play together.

There is also a large family arcade on site with a mixture of skill, novelty and redemption games to keep most ages amused.


Rob Joseph

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
I hate it. It's almost not fair for me to review such a place. I would rather have my eyeballs delicately sliced open with a machete and then my lids held open while salt was packed on top of the fresh wounds until a solution of vinegar and iodine was used to wash it all away. That would be much much more pleasant than being at Big Al's. It's not you Big Al's, it's me. I just don't like suburbia. I also don't enjoy sensory overload. I do like good food. And I think arcade games should be less expensive than $1.50 per play. I think that restaurant service should be considerate and enjoyable. But also.. I just don't like places like this. You should definitely go here if it will keep you from standing in lines for ice cream on 40 degree days on Alberta. If this place will keep you from ruining another perfectly good breakfast place... If you just want to be seen at a place like Stanich's rather than respect the burger that has been coming from that kitchen since before you were born then you should absolutely go here.. you'll love it!! Lots of people can see you.


Sunday, March 18, 2018
This is probably the biggest bowling alley I have seen and been to. It is very nice inside with lots of lanes including a private section. They have a full sized arcade as well. The waits here can be insane. We had a small group of 4 people and waited over 2 hours. What made the wait even longer is that one of the employees misinformed us about the private area. I have been here a few times and every time the waits we're too long. It makes The fact that you can't call them to reserve a spot make things even worse. Something to consider if you are coming from a distance. Other than that the food and the rest of the service was good.

Scott Reilly

Thursday, April 19, 2018
First time going last week, had a awesome time. The young lady at the front advised me that the wait was about 40mim but by the time we'd be up for a lane it would be past 9pm, which is cosmic bowling with unlimited games. Pay once for the lane and you play told they close at 11pm. My only criticism would be the food. We ordered fish and chips and a personal pizza. The fish was so deep friend it felt like It was leather and extremely dry. The fries weren't bad, but the pizza was also overcooked and dry. Server was very nice and helpful. They were busy, so I understand the delayed service. I'd recommend this place for bowling but expect to wait both for a lane and for service. Not waiting due to a lack of professionalism, but rather just very busy.

Darren Johnson

Sunday, April 15, 2018
If your trying to go Friday or Saturday just know this place is packed pretty regularly. The games bowling and food are all great but its definitely not a cheap. Plenty of parking but it's kinda hard to find because its tucked back from the street so have your GPS ready.

Michael Angelechio

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
This place is huge. Arcade games, a giant bar eating area and of course bowling. Its not that the prices are out of line its just easy to spend tons of money there because there is so much to do. If you are expecting just a bowling alley maybe not the place for you but if you are looking for lot of fun its for you!