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  • andrucer
  • Veteran

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    • September 07, 2010, 10:40:31 am
    • South Korea
Bowling in Korea
« on: February 24, 2012, 01:00:55 pm »

Just went bowling for the first time here in Korea.

Was really surprised at the prices. 1,000 WON for shoes and 1,200 WON per game.

The facility wasn't great but can't beat the price.

For those looking for a cheap form of recreational activity, bowling is really cheap here in Korea.


Re: Bowling in Korea
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2012, 01:06:13 pm »
actually..depends on which city, which area.



  • yeti08
  • Super Waygook

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    • July 03, 2011, 12:58:29 pm
    • Anyang
Re: Bowling in Korea
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2012, 04:13:17 pm »

Just went bowling for the first time here in Korea.

Was really surprised at the prices. 1,000 WON for shoes and 1,200 WON per game.

The facility wasn't great but can't beat the price.

For those looking for a cheap form of recreational activity, bowling is really cheap here in Korea.

Love bowling here, but what I don't understand is how they aren't open late at least a couple times a week and allow beer.  How killer would that be?


  • Sticks
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    • 219

    • May 11, 2011, 03:27:45 pm
    • Cheonan/Ansan, Korea
Re: Bowling in Korea
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2012, 10:54:12 pm »
They DO offer beer no? Depends on the establishment I guess and location. We went bowling at a 12 lane alley at Yongpyong Ski resort and it was roughly 3000won+1500 shoe hire, probably quite expensive in Korean terms. I can practise my hookshots on the cheap.


  • flasyb
  • Hero of Waygookistan

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    • November 30, 2010, 12:10:03 pm
    • South Korea
Re: Bowling in Korea
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2012, 11:24:55 pm »
In my rural town the bowling alley closes at 1am and we haven't been questioned when taking a few cans in with us. I don't remember it being quite that cheap though. Heading there tomorrow night actually with the other NETs in my town.  :D
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Re: Bowling in Korea
« Reply #5 on: February 29, 2012, 12:11:32 pm »
You  must've stumbled upon a cheap bowling alley! Tell your friends! The one I go to here in Busan is like 10 000 for a game and shoes!? And no beer!


Re: Bowling in Korea
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2012, 10:59:11 am »
I just went to one in Busan, too. 10,000 won just for the game. Still beats the back home price though!


Re: Bowling in Korea
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 09:33:13 pm »
What time of day was it?  When I lived in Ansan, that was a weekday/morning/afternoon special from 10am-4pm for 1,000 won games.  Other than that, they were 3,000 won, not including shoes.