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Dog Bowl

Arch 57, Whitworth St West, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 5WW
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Opening Information

Mon: 12pm – 2am
Tue: 12pm – 2am
Wed: 12pm – 2am
Thu: 12pm – 2am
Fri: 12pm – 2am
Sat: 10am – 3am
Sun: 10am – 2am

Facilities
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Free WiFi
  • Disabled Access
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About Dog Bowl

Dog Bowl is Manchester's premier late-night bowling alley, bar and diner.
The venue features the signature Black Dog style complete with five full length ten pin bowling lanes.
With unique ball dispensers, gleaming wooden floors, delicious cocktails and fantastic American style dishes made with only the best local produce.

Cuisine: American, Brunch, Burger Joint, Child Friendly, Diner, Vegetarian
Dress Code: Casual
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£ £ £ £ £

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Breakfast, Bowl & a Drink at Dog Bowl
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Dog Bowl’s new breakfast bundle is Manchester’s best excuse to get out of bed on the weekend. I had more fun than you at breakfast this morning, just sayin’. Me and some friends rolled into Dog Bowl’s retro-chic digs around 11am, tucked into some tasty grub, lubricated ourselves with cocktails and goofed our way through 10 frames of bowling — all for £13. The deal couldn’t be more simple: Choose one of Dog Bowl’s four American-inspired breakfast plates, grab a drink (hot or cold, boozy or otherwise) and then slide on some rental shoes for a spot of light cardio and competition. I chose the Breakfast Bun, which came out looking like a breakfast-cart bap on steroids, piled generously with farmer’s sausage, bacon, egg, cheese and Dog Bowl’s signature tater tots. Everything in this sandwich works: The sausage snaps, the cheese oozes, the egg is rich and silken all at once and the bacon… Oh, guys, the bacon. Angular slabs of smokey American-style streaky bacon, crisped and carbonized to perfect diner-style doneness, it’s everything that breakfast should be about. Across the table, my pal opted for the American Pancakes and received a short stack of cakes that are fluffier than the UK’s statistical average but still a little flat by my Canadian standards… Regardless, they’ve got a great chewy texture and, served with fresh red berries & cream, evoke a springy strawberry shortcake. Your Breakfast Bowl bundle choices will also include a vegetarian version of the Breakfast Bun as well as the Full American, a maple-syrup-soaked variety act of Smoked bacon, sausage, fried egg, BBQ beans, tater tots and grilled tomato. Of course, Dog Bowl’s full menu of breakfast items is available if you’re okay going a little further out-of-pocket. The house’s tex-mex leanings are most on display in the Taco Bowl, a hearty scramble of wilted chard and crispy griddled bits of sliced chorizo topped with a dripping fried egg. There’s a lingering heat to every bite and the puffy taco shell bowl is crunchy and decadently oily like a fried fairground dessert. And after only one visit, I’m pretty sure that capping off breakfast with a fun and frivolous half-hour of bowling is my new favourite thing. You can take your cocktails with you from the table to the lanes and the process of registering is breezy and no-fuss — You’ll be alternating between smack-talk and rationalizing your own pathetic gutterballs in no time! Dog Bowl’s new deal runs from 10am – 2pm and is the perfect excuse to round-up some friends, kick off your Sunday (or Saturday) shoes, and throw on a pair of rentals instead.
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Visited On Sunday, 04 November 2018

We booked our sons 7th birthday party for 18 children. It was great! the venue is small and compact to ensure it feels personal, the staff are very friendly and helpful but allow you to look after your own party. The food is of a very high quality and went down a storm. The price is one of the cheapest we found for this type of party. A few Moms also enquired to future parties for their own children. We totally recommend :)

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Visited On Friday, 02 November 2018

Thanks again for an excellent night. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all that attended.

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Visited On Wednesday, 31 October 2018

We booked ahead whilst en route to Manchester for a gig, staff let a guy on a laptop sit on the reserved table so had to stand around for 15 minutes waiting for him to pack up and leave, staff didn't really rush him either was a bit odd. We ordered from the bar food and drinks to save some time, the Tiki Long Island tea cocktail tasted like water, don't think it had any actual alcohol in it. We order the beef n bourbon burger, the lane closer burger, wings and mac n cheese. Mac n cheese and wings and beef n borubon burger were very good. Lane closer burger was a huge disappointment, was served in a plastic basket with holes in so tipped over to the side when coming out of kitchen, all the sauce then dripped onto table, partner could not even pick up his burger was a total mess, he only ended up eating the meat out of it as was impossible to navigate. Would recommend the mac n cheese but don't bother with the lane closer burger or the cocktails. Table was sticky and not wiped after laptop guy left.

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Visited On Friday, 02 November 2018

Hi - we had a great time bowling, however the food really let the side down. We were booked for 12:30 an asked to arrive on time, which we did. the food did not arrive until about 45 minutes later, yet our booking for bowling was for 13:30. The food was miniscule in portion - at the end the guys did bring out some extra nachos and chicken wings. We had £15 buffets ordered along with a few vegetarian orders, and we barely had enough for a small plate each. We never quite knew the reason, but it was mentioned that there was some type of "problem in the kitchen". At the end there was a reduction from our bill, but I would be reluctant to book again with a large group given the service we received.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 November 2018

Good atmosphere in the evening here;: good to come with friends for some bowling.. cocktails are great here!!

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Visited On Saturday, 03 November 2018

Great way to spend a couple of hours at the weekend

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Visited On Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Had a really good time but the food took ages to come but it was good when it came

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Visited On Monday, 29 October 2018

took my 3 daughter there for a pre-theatre birthday meal tonight. I reserved a table via their website and informed them it was a celebration, I had two confirmation email regarding my booking. We Arrived and they didn't have our booking and said, just sit anywhere. We sat down and looked through the menu. it was a good kids offer. so we went for two kids 3 course meal and drinks and two adults meals. the meals arrived...the adult course was EXACTLY the same size as the children's portion ...but DOUBLE the price. When I informed the waitress about this, she simply responded with, "children get discounts" this is not good enough. moving on from this, I took a sip of my 'cocktail' to taste only mango juice and froth...no alcohol. I ignored this and proceeded to the chips, but after one bite I was unpleasantly surprised with a very poignant taste of salt. I asked my daughter's what their chips were like and they said "really really salty!". Getting quite annoyed at this point I asked my eldest if she was enjoying her BBQ wings. let's just say she needed several glasses of water and her lips were burning. definitely not BBQ. I called a waitress and told her, and she agreed the chips were extremely salty and also agreed that the BBQ sauce was exceptionally hot. we were offered complimentary chips...which never came. overall the meals were no other than disgusting. however the restaurant did provide very good entertainment with the bowling alleys which kept the children intrigued even just to watch. on the conclusion, I really do not recommend if your looking for an enjoyable meal

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Visited On Friday, 26 October 2018

Great venue!

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Visited On Sunday, 21 October 2018

We had a really great time. The only thing that disappointed me was the food. I had the all American breakfast, but unfortunately it was quite cold.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

Service was friendly and quick. Food was delicious. Will definitely go back!

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

The staff at Dog Bowl were great and we have a brilliant office night out. The half price drinks offer and buffet made it affordable so I'm sure we'll do this again.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 October 2018

Thank you for a great night. The staff were brilliant and such nice people. We had a large group of people but everything was made easy for us and we all had a brilliant time

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Visited On Saturday, 06 October 2018

Booked the breakfast and bowling offer, really good value for money at £13 per person. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere, would recommend a visit!

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Visited On Friday, 28 September 2018

I organised a work do and we bought the bowling and burger package. Bowling was fun but food got delivered after 1.5 hours as one of the waiters who was new didn't put it through correctly. Manager came over offered a free drink but blamed it on "system error".

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Visited On Sunday, 16 September 2018

We had a great time!

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Visited On Friday, 14 September 2018

we booked a big group of 22 people food buffet so lso coming out that it was cold time everyone ate and quality was not great frot he price we paid.

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