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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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 Monday, 20 May 2019

They had run out of lots of things. Took four attempts to get a drink. My partners lager was flat and awful (draught lager ran out after this) Food order was incorrect twice, table was dirty. The toilets were filthy. No toilet roll or soap or even a bin so loads of blue roll everywhere from people drying their hands. The lady on the bowling reception was pleasant but everyone else seemed like they didn't want to be there. Bowling was good but that can really go wrong unless the machine breaks. Over £80 for a really poor night all in all. Will go elsewhere next time.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

I had my daughter 10th birthday party at the venue and I can truly say the staff and service was amazing. From the 1st phone call to booking to the smiles and food on the day. Thank you again for making her birthday so special. I am just sorry I had to use all my cash to pay for the parking and didn't have any eft to leave you all a tip.

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Visited On Monday, 06 May 2019

I would highly recommend a trip out to the dog bowl. Me and my daughter went for the special offer of one game and burger and fries and a drink all for £11 each. My and my daughter both enjoyed the food very good quality ingredients.

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Visited On Monday, 06 May 2019

We had a lovely afternoon with you. The kids felt really comfortable and were treated well by the staff when they had questions. My food allergy was dealt with brilliantly when I asked about alternative food. Fantastic service. Thank you.

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Visited On Monday, 29 April 2019

Great experience for a team night out. From our initial booking to entering, food, drinks and customer service everything and everyone was perfect and so genuinly friendly. We will all definitely be back

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Visited On Sunday, 28 April 2019

The team there are so so so pleasant. Genuinely really lovely.

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Visited On Monday, 22 April 2019

The service is very slow and very expensive. Time is not flexible and food was very slow. They only would bring the food out when the sessions is completed

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Amazing. We booked this as a place to start our night and were reluctant to leave, so much so we skipped our plans for dinner and had dinner at Dog Bowl which was such a good shout! Great staff and even better atmosphere!

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 April 2019

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Visited On Monday, 15 April 2019

Really great time, the kids loved it and the staff were great.

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Food as great and a fab venue for bowling. Will be back soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

The customer service was really friendly, cocktails were very nice and the bowling was great. Really fun night out and will definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

We had a great time, I messed up a bit on my booking (my errors entirely) and your staff made every effort to sort it out, both in advance of the day and on it, which I really appreciate. Relaxed and great fun, my birthday boy had a brilliant time with his friends. Many thanks, especially to those involved in smoothing out my errors!

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Visited On Thursday, 04 April 2019

Quite possibly the best nachos ever.

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Visited On Friday, 29 March 2019

A great afternoon, the staff very welcoming and attentive!

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Good for bowling and happy hour drinks BUT buffet for a group of 16 really light with portions - paid £11 each and got literally a few mini burgers, a couple of chips and crisps each - not good value which is a shame as great atmosphere. Also service charge automatically added to bill which was unexpected.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

We really enjoyed our meal at the Dog Bowl, brilliant staff, really nice food at a decent price and a nice atmosphere, thanks

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Visited On Tuesday, 19 March 2019

We all had an excellent time we found the staff friendly. It was great value for money and service was very quick

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Visited On Monday, 18 March 2019

Bowling and food was fantastic, staff were friendly and helpful, when it came to the bill there was a bit of confusion! Just know that 1 game is more than enough for fun. We paid for 2 games with 7 people, which took a while to get through!! We had a brilliant time though.

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Visited On Monday, 18 March 2019

Great service for a really good price!

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

Thank you for looking after the dog just as much as us! We had a great time and hope to come back and visit again soon!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 March 2019

Good atmosphere. Nice food and cocktails

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Visited On Wednesday, 06 March 2019

Great time last night, thanks for a top night

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Visited On Friday, 01 March 2019

Fatastic venue and price although the 151 proof shots are still having an effect. We all had a great night

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Visited On Friday, 01 March 2019

Well organised, great food, well priced drinks. Fantastic night

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