Q. Does Ruidoso Bowling Center (RBC) accept reservations?
No, bowling at RBC is on a first-come, first-served basis. If there is a wait for bowling you can put your name on the list. While you wait you can warm up game of pool or darts, play in the arcade, or enjoy a bite to eat at the Bullring Snack Bar and Grill. Our lounge is available with a full selection of beverages as well. You can make advance reservations at RBC for birthday parties or group events for 10 or more.
Q. What forms of payment does RBC accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and cash. We do not accept American Express or personal checks.
Q. Why does RBC sell bowling by the hour?
RBC sells bowling by the game OR by the hour most of the week. It's better to think of it as bowling by TIME, because we'll sell you the appropriate amount of time for your group. Selling bowling by time allows us to accurately predict wait times for lanes, which customers want to know. Bowling by the hour often is a better value to your group than bowling by the game.
Q. How many people can bowl on a lane?
The recommended maximum of people bowling on a lane is six people, whether paying by game or paying by the hour. While this is the optimal number to ensure games go quickly, we will accommodate more if needed.
Q. Is RBC a smoke-free facility?
Yes, smoking is only allowed in outdoor designated areas. This includes electronic cigarettes.
Q. Do you offer any discounts?
We do offer some Special Rates. View our Specials here.
Q. Do you have bumper bowling for younger children?
Yes, bumper bowling is available on all lanes upon request. We also have ball ramps for children and those with physical challenges.
Q. Is shoe rental included?
Shoe rental is an additional charge at RBC. Please see our rates here.
Q. Is shoe rental required?
Bowling shoes are required, whether you rent ours or bring your own. If you bring your own shoes you don't have to pay the shoe rental fee.
Q. Can I bring in outside food or beverage?
No outside food or drink is permitted at RBC. This does include bottled water. However, we have a full selection of beverages and a great menu of pizza, appetizers, entrees, and desserts served right at your lane. Cakes and ice cream are allowed for birthday parties.
Q. Does RBC serve alcohol?
Yes, RBC has a full bar, including a wide selection of beers, wines, and mixed drinks. While we recognize that beer and bowling go together for some, we also realize that others choose not to drink, so we have worked to incorporate adult beverages in an understated and responsible way in our family-friendly environment.
Q. Does RBC offer bowling leagues?
Yes, please refer to our calendar and league pages for more information.