About Us

Northway Lanes has been a favorite destination of the Muskegon community and a top entertainment facility since 1957.  Bowling has always been our central theme but generations of families and guests have been entertained by visiting our banquet facilities, pool room, lounge, pro shop and café as well!

Over the years, many famous and ‘colorful’ personalities have graced our facility including Evander Holyfield, Willie Mosconi, Danny Windsor, Jerome Bettis and a host of professional bowlers.

Northway continues to be the largest home to league bowlers in West Michigan. National, state and local tournament bowlers travel to Muskegon and spend numerous dollars while enjoying the competitive side of bowling at Northway. High school bowling has grown immensely and Northway has been a driver of that growth.

Northway Lanes Famous Visitors!

Northway Famous Visitors

 Northway Lanes — Timeline in Innovation!

1956   Northway Lanes was established and originally built in North Muskegon with 42 Lanes. It was owned and operated by Ralph Kuris along with Al & Bessie Shull. Brunswick completed the installation and it was among the first wave of automatic pinsetters in the country. Bob Jacobs, later an owner, began as a mechanic/manager at this location along with Jim Schaab, current pro shop manager.  
     
 1967   Construction began on our current facility at 1751 Evanston.  Existing houses were bought and moved to accommodate the building and parking lot. The 42 lanes were brought over from the original site with 8 more lanes added to get to the current 50 lanes.
     
 1984   The first generation of Brunswick AS-80 automatic scorers were installed in Northway. This also began the first automation of league secretary record keeping.
     
1985   The Jacobs family including Bob and Judy, and later Brad & Mike began ownership.
     
1990   Brunswick Anvilane, a synthetic lane surface, is installed and remains in the center. Scoring is updated to color.
     
1994   Brunswick frameworx scoring is installed.
     
2003   The current entrance is added on with a Hall of Fame display. The lane murals of Muskegon are drawn up by Kaufman artists and installed by Brusnwick.
     
2005   Brunswick centermaster scoring and LCD’s are installed.

Business Hours

Business hours today
11AM - 130 AM
Day Open Close
Monday 8 AM 11PM
Tuesday 8 AM 11PM
Wednesday 8 AM 11PM
Thursday 8 AM 130 AM
Friday 7 AM 130 AM
Saturday 11AM 130 AM
Sunday 11AM 130 AM

What people are saying about us!

Testimonial from Janice C

The kids loved the party!  We've been other places for kids birthday parties in Muskegon but Northway gave us much more for the money.   It's great to have an indoor party in spring and not to have to worry about weather conditions too.
2013-09-19T13:44:19+00:00
The kids loved the party!  We've been other places for kids birthday parties in Muskegon but Northway gave us much more for the money.   It's great to have an indoor party in spring and not to have to worry about weather conditions too.

Testimonial from Darius M

We recently had our son's birthday party at Northway Lanes and we were really pleased.  Their birthday party attendant was very pleasant and the kids had a great time.
2013-09-19T13:44:55+00:00
We recently had our son's birthday party at Northway Lanes and we were really pleased.  Their birthday party attendant was very pleasant and the kids had a great time.

Testimonial about Birthday parties Amanda V

It was exactly what we wanted in a party...fun for the kids, easy for us, and affordable.  The kids loved their mascot, Pinelope, and really enjoyed the pizza!
2013-09-19T13:45:31+00:00
It was exactly what we wanted in a party...fun for the kids, easy for us, and affordable.  The kids loved their mascot, Pinelope, and really enjoyed the pizza!

Kids Bowl Free by Amanda Wilkinson

The free kids summer bowling program at Northway Lanes in Muskegon is great because there are no restrictions on time and they allow cosmic bowling.  There is no bowling center near us so we drive 20 minutes to get there but it's worth it! Our family has enjoyed the family pass for three years and we really like how clean they keep their facility.  We're already signed up for this year...can't wait.

 
2016-04-13T17:55:16+00:00
The free kids summer bowling program at Northway Lanes in Muskegon is great because there are no restrictions on time and they allow cosmic bowling.  There is no bowling center near us so we drive 20 minutes to get there but it's worth it! Our family has enjoyed the family pass for three years and we really like how clean they keep their facility.  We're already signed up for this year...can't wait.  
  • Family and Youth bowling clubs Family and Youth bowling clubs Enjoy fun with family or friends on a family or youth bowling league