Frames – New York, NY

Key Alley Information

Address 550 9th Ave
City New York, NY 10018
Phone Number (212) 268-6909
Map/Directions See Below
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Rating: 8.2/10 (5 votes cast)

Frames is the new name for what used to be known as Leisure Time Bowl, but the change is far from a shift in values.

Upscale Atmosphere

The atmosphere is very high-class and there are all of the modern luxuries you would ever want at a bowling alley. Frames also advertises itself as one of the hottest dance clubs in the city, which is a pretty big deal when we remember we’re talking about Midtown Manhattan, not some dinky little town.

The party goes late into the night, so you can get your night out in NYC experience without ever having to stop bowling. They have big flat-screen TVs, a high-tech sound system and even plush leather seats to ensure you get the most leisure possible.

Not Just a Burger and Beer Here

Frames offers much more than your usual bowling alley food, as they have an upscale bistro on site with a ton of high-class options. They even plan to unveil an updated menu shortly.

A Place to Do Some Business?

The atmosphere is appropriate for getting together with business colleagues for a few drinks, and some big deals might even get made among strikes and spares. Businesses and organizations can also take advantage of the many event and party packages offered; they even offer a VIP area which will put you out of the public eye and give you all the services you’d want.

The official website also screams class. There’s an attractive slideshow showcasing some of the upscale nice cocktails you can enjoy and they boast that they are about to unveil their “Adult Party Packages.” They are also starting to build a social media presence, as they have tweeted ten times from their new account.

When you’re in the mood for leisure, who says you can’t roll a few “Frames?”

Our Verdict:

Atmosphere: A-

Special Offers: B+

Food: A-

Prices: B+


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Frames - New York, NY, 8.2 out of 10 based on 5 ratings


  1. Trish Bermingham says:

    I’m going to new york in few weeks, wondering if this alley has a pro shop. If not could you recommend a good one in the area as there are a few of us need kitting out 🙂

  2. Best Bowling Alleys USA says:

    Frames does not have a pro shop on location, as it is a much more entertainment, nightclub style bowling atmosphere and a little less focused on competitive bowling.

    Here are a few good Brunswick pro shops in New York:

    Sabas Pro Shop
    1570 60th Street
    at Maple Lanes
    Brooklyn, NY 11219
    Phone (718) 331-7848

    Bob Rogan’s Pro Shop
    19-45 49th St
    Astoria, NY 11105
    Phone (718) 274-1910

    Dino’s Pro Shop
    69-10 34th Ave
    inside AMF 34th Avenue Bowl
    Woodside, NY 11377
    Phone (718) 651-5235

    Brunswick is an industry leader, but in addition, many other alleys, both large and small, will have a pro shop on site. So if you find an alley that looks interesting you might want to call them up to ask.

  3. Trish Bermingham says:


    Thanks a million for the reply, We are in Ireland so it is great to have the information you supplied, it will save us wasting too much time from our trip,

    Thank you again


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