|Address:||10685 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CO 80020, USA|
|Working:||11AM–12AM 11AM–12AM 11AM–12AM 11AM–12AM 11AM–2AM 11AM–2AM 11AM–12AM|
This is where the birthday party is at! Just took my kid for his 7th birthday, party of 9. 11:30am and lasted 3 hours. We showed up to a giant bowling pin sign with his name on it, table decorated, place settings out, the kids names in their shoes and on the bowling screens ready to go. It was super cute! They all had pizza and endless soda and cute little party bags with a free bowl coupon and some FatCats gear. They even had a basket for the gifts ready. The kids got to sign a bowling pin that he got to keep. 2 hours of bowling with a pinsetter tour, eating, cake & presents went fast. It was the perfect amount of time for little kids attention spans but didnt even finish the first game. They didnt care, they were ready to move on but it may be too short a time for older kids. They did the Laser Maze (which I agree with above, is a bit deceptive. It is SUPER small and takes between 30 and 200 seconds to complete per kid depending on the difficulty level they chose and if they cared if they set off alarms for hitting beams) but the kids loved taking turns running through for 30min. Then up to glow golf for 9 holes for another 30min. The party host was Great at corralling the kids from task to task. After golf they received cards for the games where they all played for tickets and prizes until their parents showed up to get them. They even each got a pair of FatCats glasses. All of this was included. Now, I was worried about being in charge of so many kids for a party but FatCats really did all the work. All I did was bring cake and carry things out to the car. For the price and all that was included but mostly because it was the easiest party Ive ever done, IM DOING THIS AGAIN! All the parents there were amazed at the party and I have a feeling well be attending 9 more FatCats birthday parties soon. They also let me add some loot of my own to the party bags. Ive done my homework on birthday parties and this is seriously the place to go! In response to the music comment, it was very PG. Maybe because it was 11am? I didnt hear anything questionable. More importantly, the kids didnt. The gift cards for the party were loaded with $2.50 each and all of them seemed to walk out with pretty good prizes and at 6&7 didnt have any issues using them. I bowled with 9 different balls, none were greasy. While I think our host lost pep about 90 min in, I would too with that many kids. Friendly and great service.
Well, I tried to give this place a couple tries to develop a better review, but they have consistently been a disappointment and now the hen is home to roost. On this particular trip, we were hoping to celebrate a birthday, and werent aware of their contractual cake policy (yes, you have to sign a contract just to bring a cake). We figured this is just a weird business thing, but from there things got worse. There were 13 open lanes, but we were told there was a 1 hour and 15 minute wait. No explanation, and the lanes are clearly visible. Not that the lanes are very good anyways, the pins have poor reaction and seem cheap. The lanes are also poorly waxed and unless you have your own shoes (I do) be prepared to come to a halting cartoonish stop at the line where one should be able to slide with ease. The mini golf is solidly lame and definitely not worth the money. There is also no service representatives present to keep young people from just running amok (I swear Im not 80 years old) up there through peoples games. Its pretty much a free for all. The food is ok, its what you would expect from a bowling alley. The service reps were nice enough, they put our friends cake in their fridge while we were waiting. We did decide to leave since we wouldnt be able to eat the cake there, and didnt want to wait more than an hour to be most likely given one of the lanes that was clearly not being used. After we got our cake and were quickly discussing how to change our plans, in less than 2 minutes the person at the desk said "Were going to have to take your cake and put it in the fridge, or youll have to leave with it if youre not going to bowl." We get it people, you have cake issues.
A Private User
Im a pilot for a private jet company in Centennial Colorado, needless to say I have little time in my life to "let hang" and when I do I like to take my fiancé out and have a couple of drinks. We decided that we would go bowling, seemed like a great idea, hand on each others love and act like kids, simply have fun, what better place to do that than the local bowling alley. After our game, Doug came up and accused my fiancé and I of smoking marijuana in the alley - which is funny due to us being the only people we know in liberal colorado who do not smoke, I mean outside of the piloting community - i didnt really know how to take that comment. I at first let it go and then I overheard the help talking about how "rude and disrespectful we were" so I talked with Doug, Doug was nice enough o inform me that he was sorry but also upset that I was lying to him about smoking "drugs" in his establishment. Its laughable due to my title and position, but at the same time offensive and disrespectful, needless to say I will never go back and I have local support from those in my union. I have never been more offended, out of the 200 people there I am offended that I was singled out, I dont know if it was my cowboy hat or our youthful stance at happiness, either way I was offended and so are those that I have told, I hope you all have a better experience. Pilots Unite!!!
I am still here in the bowling alley and feel compelled to write a review. The idea of Fat Cats is such a good one, but just so poorly executed. A primary problem is employing children to run a business. It would be helpful if the website allowed you to reserve time to bowl, but it doesnt. The staff, when they are finally able to pay attention to you, unhelpfully ask if you are on the waiting list yet?? How can I be when I just arrived and waited in a disorganized line just to get to speak to you? Once we were added to the list I specifically asked if I needed to pay in advance in order to take advantage of the time-sensitive evening special. I was told no, but of course you did. I found out an hour later when I was told it was too late to take advantage of that, but had I paid when I first was added to the list... There was one bartender but many, many bar partrons. The plastic cups are of the cheapest kind so that when you pick it up they collapse under the weight of the beverage. While we were playing an attendant cleaned up our lane-sharing partys cups, plates and bowling balls, except she took our balls!! We werent able to find the ones we started with. The staff werent rude, but just so inept they made the experience frustrating instead of fun. I will opt next time for the neighborhood low-tech, less expensive but better run bowling alley.