Our Story


Welcome to Waveland Bowl

Waveland Bowl is the largest bowling alley in Chicago with 40 lanes, all with automatic scoring. Programmable bumpers are available on every lane for children. We have two bars, a billiards area and a restaurant. We have won numerous awards within the city and the bowling industry, such as being voted “Chicago’s Best Bowling Center” two years in a row by CitySearch!

In addition to open bowling, we have adult and youth leagues that are always looking for individuals or full teams. Please call us for more information.

We also accept reservations for any type of event you’d like to have. Whether it’s a birthday party, corporate event, fundraiser, or just getting some friends together (minimum 10 for a reservation), we can help! Reservations may be made Monday – Friday between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. For more information, contact us here or call (773) 472-5900.

Facility and Amenities

Bowling is only the beginning at Waveland Bowl!

We offer:

  • 40 Brunswick Armour Plate Lanes
  • 40 AMF 8270 Pinsetter
  • Brunswick SYNC Tablet Scoring
  • AMF Automatic Progammable Bumper System
  • New Pins every year
  • Restaurant
  • Birthday Parties
  • Special Events
  • Leagues for Everyone!
  • Youth Program

Job Openings

No openings at the moment (July 2023)

Always accepting applications!

Some positions:

  • Mechanic / Pin chaser

as of 03/07/2023

Are you interested or know someone who might be? Stop by and fill out an application today!

  • Front Counter

Apply in person!

Do you know what it means to make a great first impression? Good -- because our Front Counter people do. They are the face of Waveland Bowl, providing exceptional guest care from the moment a visitor walks in

Front Counter staff are much more than “just a cashier.” They are the “air traffic controllers” of our center -- greeting guests in person and by phone and relaying details about our center, pricing, and promotions/specials. These team members understand that exceptional guest interactions are at the core of the Waveland Bowl experience.

In their roles they tackle a host of guest needs -- managing customer flow, tracking lane availability, and maximizing lane usage; and following all cash-control procedures when ringing sales at the front counter. They’re also in charge of monitoring the flow of walk-in customers versus those with reservations, taking names and delivering pagers for guests on our waiting list.

Must have experience handling money and high volume customer interaction. Must be able to pass a drug screening and background check. This job requires working nights and weekends.

we are seeking a P/T Front Counter person. This is an evening and weekend position. Please apply on Facebook or stop by to fill out an application.

  • Concourse (Alley) Attendant - 01.05.2023

Apply in person!


Must have reliable transportation to and from work.

Must be available  4PM - Midnight, including weekends.


Bowling Alley (Concourse) Attendants don’t just smile and set the tone (although both are important); they assist with the flow of the entire center.

They know how to make first time guests feel like regulars and make regulars feel like good friends. They routinely check back with their guests, anticipating needs and exceeding expectations, all with the ultimate goal of providing the highest level of guest care.

They also own the process of sanitizing the center and take pride in making it sparkle! Duties include emptying trash, sanitizing all concourse, bathroom and bar areas, keeping the bars stocked and changing out products (like empty beer kegs) as needed. They also vacuum, dust and mop like a pro.

Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check, lift 80 lbs and smile!

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: From $15.00 per hour