We've been wanting to check out Big Al's but it's not super close to us so we didn't really get serious until we saw a great deal on Sharing Spree. We bit the bullet and got a spree for us and one as a gift. Oh man. We had SO much fun! I took some friends and their kids who had never been and everyone loved. Most of all I loved the friendly atmosphere that was so clean and you weren't afraid to touch anything. We got some pizza and it was DELISH! We will be back! I've heard their nachos are good.....
Big-Al's was a ton of fun! We took some friends to check out Big Al's with a sharing spree voucher to go bowling. The food was great and the server came right to our lane. There were TVs everywhere, arcade games, and it was really clean. I would highly recommend this place for anyone.
Better Food than you'd expect...!.
I went to Big Al's with low expectations - I Mean it's a bowling alley right?
WRONG. This place is very good. Especially for a sports bar or bowling alley. The food is far better than expected. The burgers are phenomenal, the fish tacos are incredible and everything else we've ordered has been great.
the service can be slow at times but it's a HUGE place. It definately aint fast food. but it doesnt taste like either.....
Nice chill spot. Nice hangout spot with friends for good drinks and food. Got nice private spot to enjoy a good time. Would come again. Good service at our lane so not having get up.
I had heard that this place was something different for Beaverton and I decided to go with my wife and two daughters this last weekend.
To say it is different would be an understatement. Not only is the building itself impressive but so was what they had to offer.
The Arcade was the favorite for my girls, there must be 100's of games, but for me the Sports bar was the most memorable. I have never seen screens so big, not even in Vegas. The food was good too, I had the Near Death Burger which was REALLY different and delicious, the girls had the fish tacos which were huge and tasty.
Good times! We'll be back. At last we have a clean, fun place to go in Beaverton!
So much fun!!!!!.
Went to Big Al's in Beaverton yesterday and had so much fun. This is a great place for the whole family to enjoy! When we got to Big Al's we walked in and the place was amazing! They have a great Happy Hour and GREAT service. When we went bowling the guy at the front desk was so friendly he told us all the fun things to do and explained to us how the acrade worked. My kids had a great time playing all the games while my husband and I enjoyed a nice adult beverage.
Thanks for coming to the area Big Al's! My family and I will definatly be back!
This is not the place for you.
I have been to both of the "BIG AL's" in Vancouver and Beaverton. Let me start with my experience in Vancouver.
The service is slow. We actually got tired of waiting to have our order taken by someone..... anyone that we sent one of our party to the Burgerville to get us food. We took turns going outside to eat our food. It wasn't until half of us had consumed our food from somewhere else that we had someone come over and ask if we were ready to order yet.. We handed the menus back and proceeded to attempt to order a round of drinks. Little did we know the hassle it would be to JUST ORDER DRINKS. When we got the bill there were cocktails on our bill which was over $60. WE EACH HAD ONE BEER. There were four of us. We would have been stuck with the bill if it hadn't been for the people that we met there refusing to allow us to be bullied by the staff and management. They saw who it was that had the drinks.............oh and then the server remembered it wasn't us. this after the manager threatened to call the police if we didn't pay. NO APOLOGY WAS OFFERED NOR WOULD IT HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED!
My BIG AL bowling experience in Beaverton was suppoesed to be better. Turns out the employees that failed to live up to the "HIGH" standard in Vancouver we sent to the minors in Beaverton. There must be an IQ test that you have to fail in order to be employed and or manager one of these places.
I compete in an annual event that unfortunately is held at BIG ALs. My bowling is paid for. I go for that reason only and pack a lunch that I will respectively eat in my car between sessions. They will receive not Dime one of MY MONEY. I advise all to avoid this business lest they experience they same loss of time and enjoyment that I did in my times at BIG ALs.
Yes thats right I said times as I had mistakenly believed that the poor service I was receiving was an anomoly. Turns out that piss poor service and overpricing is the standard at BIG Als.
Other than that I guess you could say the bathrooms were clean.
The worst service I've ever had. Ever..
If I could give this place zero stars, I would.
Here is the gist: TERRIBLE, RUDE, SLOW SERVICE. Took over an hour to to get food, only after sitting there for 30 minutes to be helped.
The food is alright (price sucks for kind of food they serve).
Spend your money and time else where.
Myself and 3 other friends get there at 9.45 on a Friday night for dinner at the main restaurant area. There is about 5 or 6 other tables so it is not packed at all.
It takes 30 minutes for a server to finally come to our table (this is only after making direct eye contact and staring them down, does someone finally come) and ask us for drinks. No apology or anything, especially considering that fact that another party comes in AFTER us and is served drinks before we even get any help!!
Ok, so then ANOTHER 30 minutes later (not exaggerating) they come with our drinks. This server has the audacity to ask, "Are you ready to order, or do you need more time?"
Um...exactly why would anyone need more time if they have been given an hour to memorize the entire menu??
Some time goes by and a completely different server comes out with napkins (napkins? We ordered food, not extra napkins?). She tells us that she will be our new server...uuuh...were we that difficult to serve that the other waitress (named Nicole with the shirt #30 on it, by the way) was incapable or serving us? She instead started cleaning mustard bottles. Okay.
25 - forever - minutes later. Yes, 25 MORE minutes. The food is finally brought out (only 3 out of 4 of us ordered, so it shouldn't have taken that long anyway).
Our meal was alright, one person ordered a burger with gluten free buns. The check comes out, they charge us $2.50 for some puny buns?? No where on the menu does it say there is an extra charge and the server FAILED to tell us there would be that charge. I would've been happier to know that I would be paying this ahead of time, but it was rude to find this out in the check.
The worst part is that it wasn't even busy. If it was I could have more understanding, but no.
I will never come back.
Expensive. The staff is ok, the bowling is nice. Overall tooooo exxxpeennnsssiive!!!
you want to charge me what!.
Think about that baker I wanted with the $17 pork shanks (small) and ask yourself why would you offer sour cream on a baker spud for only 99cents... Why is there ketchup on the table, maybe I would have ordered fries if you get my drift...$7 beer on happy hour taking 8 minutes to draw is a bit over most budgets timewise and monitarily as well. What are you thinkin'? The food was good but I will be sore for a long time! ~ by the way~ wife wanted your low-low priced ($22) steak, but you were out. Hmmm. She settled for the burger and had to ask for her salad when I was half way through mine... waitress could have asked if she wanted it now... as well, no asking if she wanted a refill on the Pepsi, but asked if I wanted another $7 beer...
Classless act... See ya in my next life.
What was I thinkin'!
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