Donelson Bowling Center – Nashville, TN

Key Alley Information

Address 117 Donelson Pike
City Nashville, TN 37214
Phone Number (615) 883-3313
Map/Directions See Below
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Rating: 7.2/10 (17 votes cast)

Donelson Bowling Center in Nashville, Tennessee has 24 lanes, a nice snack bar offering greasy favorites, and a modest arcade. But arguably the biggest attraction lies outside the building’s walls. Indeed, Donelson Bowl has become somewhat famous around the area for its awesome vintage sign!


The alley was constructed in 1959, meaning it has served the Nashville community for over 50 years. Over that time, it has earned a reputation as an important landmark for the area’s bowling scene. Today, the exterior may look somewhat dated, and the interior isn’t flashy either, but do not let it deter you! A classic, old-school, affordable bowling experience awaits you inside.

Classic Bowling Atmosphere

Donelson Bowl is very much aimed at traditional bowlers, as you won’t find much of anything modern except for the lanes themselves, which are kept in very good condition. Many bowlers report they much prefer this priority rather than the alley investing in the latest electronic scoring machine or sound system.

Prices are very good, as the alley offers low priced games on both weekdays and weekends, along with weekly specials. There also bowling leagues available.

The food offered at the snack bar isn’t fancy, but the burgers, fries and sodas are crowd favorites and match the alley’s atmosphere quite nicely.

You can shoot a game of pool in addition to bowling at Donelson Bowl, but one thing you certainly won’t have to worry about is the alley turning into a trendy nightclub after 10pm like so many others do…

Our Verdict:

Prices: A

Food: B+

Features: B


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Have You Been to Donelson Bowling Center? What Did You Think?

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Donelson Bowling Center - Nashville, TN, 7.2 out of 10 based on 17 ratings


  1. John Paul Benner says:

    It was a great time at a great price!

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