Northgate Family Recreation Center

Northgate Family Recreation Center Northgate Family Recreation Center is primarily a 40 lane bowling center but it also has a 12 table billiard room, a meeting room, bar and other facilities.

It is not open at this time as it has been listed for sale. Please keep in mind we are a seasonal business. As such our hours may be subject to change. We will strive to keep our hours updated on this Facebook web page. If by chance there are any errors, please notify us so that we may correct them promptly. This is an example of our ongoing commitment of excellence to you, our current and future customers.

Operating as usual


Northgate Lanes has been listed for sale for over a year now. Up until last week efforts were still being made to get it sold and reopened. Unfortunately these efforts have failed. Now the only option left is to accept an offer to sell it to a business that wants to tear the building down and replace it with a liquor store. Time is running out to save Northgate Lanes. I strongly suggest for anyone who wants to step up to keep Northgate Lanes as a bowling alley to step forward and call Century 21 ASAP. The current bid is $750,000, which is below the appraised value. Meet this bid and the bowling alley can be saved.
This will be the last chance to own a Galesburg landmark.


Many of you may be aware that efforts are underway to reopen sometime this summer. This is not a simple process and there is no guarantee that it can happen within the hoped for time frame. There has been some complications recently and there may well be more in the coming weeks. The planning and overall effort however continues. Some goods news has developed as of today. The support shown by many in the community has been much appreciated. It is hoped that more information can be made available in the near future.


There MAY be light at the end of the tunnel.


Don’t forget Northgate lanes is open for business tonight starting at 5pm! We are currently booking birthday parties and group events for the upcoming bowling season! Book your event today! 😃🎳


The first league to start up for the season will be bowling on Tuesday, August 20th. Therefore, Northgate Lanes will be open on Friday August 16 and Saturday August 17 beginning at 5 PM both days. That will give the league bowlers an opportunity to get in some practice. Of course there will be open bowling for everyone else as well. We look forward to seeing everyone. It will also provide a chance to see some of our new employees.


Northgate Lanes is for sale as most everyone knows. However, that does not mean that it is closing. It is unfortunate that there is that perception going around. If it were to be closed that would have happened last Spring once the leagues were done for the season. Instead Northgate has been open all summer even though business in the summer is slow. As has been customary, we will close for a few weeks at the beginning of August so that we can have a break and often do work that can't be done when open. Once it is known when the first league will start bowling, Northgate will reopen for the weekend before (Friday and Saturday) so the league bowlers will have an opportunity to have some practice, shake off the "rust", etc. The lanes have been inspected, plans are being made for the Fall and we are doing interviews for some new employees. I have also asked Tammy Folger to have league officials let us know what their start date is and if we need to open up for any meetings. Tammy has assured me that has been communicated. Again it is unfortunate that many people have been concerned due to false rumors. We will be reopening!


Thanks to the GHS class of 1979 for holding your class reunion at Northgate Lanes last Saturday night. You had a good turnout and it was obvious that a good time was had by the group. Thanks again!


This Saturday, July 20th, Northgate will be hosting the Galesburg High School class of 1979 reunion. As a result of this private party we will not be open to the general public on that day. We will be open to the public again next weekend, July 26 and 27.


Northgate will NOT be open tomorrow night due to Independence Day. Wednesday"s hours will be noon to 4 P.M. Enjoy the 4th and we hope to see you Friday evening and Saturday evening.


Get your friends and family together and sign up NOW for the Spring Mixed league at Northgate Lanes! This short 15 week season runs April 12 through July 19 on Friday nights. This 9 pin league makes strikes easy and it's fun for all ages. Don't wait! Call 344-2311 now for more information or stop by 1576 N. Henderson in Galesburg and sign up today!


Congratulations to the Galesburg High School girls bowling team on their most excellent season. There were milestone accomplishments as a team and for individual girls as well. It seems especially sweet to see what they have done this year given that the program was marked for elimination just two years ago.


Northgate lanes will be closed tomorrow Wednesday January 30th due to the cold. Sorry about any inconveniences this may cause. Try to stay warm and be safe out there!


We know it’s cold outside but we got hot deals at Northgate tonight! 3 games for 7$ per person starting at 5 pm!


Northgate will be open at noon today! We will be open all day and night until 11pm! Come out and see us for a family fun night! Remember our special tonight is 3 games for 7$ per person. Normal shoe rates apply.


We hope everyone had a safe and fun new year! We will be open from 4pm to 11pm today for open bowling. Our special is 3 games for 7$ per person. Normal shoe rates apply. 🎳🎳


Don’t forget today’s the last day to get your New Year’s Eve tickets before we raise the price! Stop in today and get your discounted tickets, we will be open from 1pm to 6pm today!


Don’t forget to get your tickets for New Year’s Eve reserved! We will be open at 5pm today! 🎳

Northgate will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Northgate will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable holiday!

Tickets go on sale tomorrow! Get yours while they last!

Tickets go on sale tomorrow! Get yours while they last!


Due to the weather being the way it is Northgate will open at 3pm today. Also, the Tuesday silver senior league is cancelled for today! Everyone be safe and try to stay warm!

Due to the weather Monday night trio will not bowl tonight which means Northgate will be closed. We will be back open to...

Due to the weather Monday night trio will not bowl tonight which means Northgate will be closed. We will be back open tomorrow at noon. Hope everyone enjoys their cyber Monday from their nice warm houses!


Don’t forget on Thanksgiving Northgate Lanes will be having a special of 1$ per person per game from 4pm to 11pm. Also, Wednesday night we will be having A dj in the bar! So come on out and try throwing some turkeys on turkey day!


Northgate will be open for thanksgiving! We will be open from 4pm to 11pm. Games will only be 1$ per person per game!! Don’t miss out on this awesome deal!


This Saturday night from 5pm to 10pm we will be having a 3 games for 7$ per person special! So come on out and bring the whole family!


Northgate will be open today till 10 pm and tomorrow from 9 am to 1130 am and 3pm to 10pm! Stop out and see us on this rainy Friday or Saturday!


Pool hall reopens this Friday at 6:00 PM!


Northgate will be running a buy 2 games, get the 3rd game free special this Saturday from 6pm-10pm! Come out and have some fun!


Northgate lanes pro shop is up and running! Dale Larkins would be more then happy to drill, fill, or order any bowling accessories you may need. Stop in or give us a call for hours!


1576 N Henderson Street
Galesburg, IL


General information

Please be mindful that we frequently use the word "close" rather than stating a specific time of closing. Though this may sound vague to do so, it is our intent to insure that our patrons are served with the excellent entertainment value they come to expect from our facilities within the context of reasonable business practices. It is your respect and continued support that we seek and admire. If there is ever a complication with our services, please contact Art Spires, or Ed Henson so that we may work with you to complete your satisfactory experience. We again thank you for your loyal suppport and look forward to celebrating your 300 game!!!

Opening Hours

Wednesday 12pm - 7pm
Friday 4pm - 10pm
Saturday 4pm - 10pm


(309) 344-2311


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Is there any New year's bowling tomorrow?
Thanks to all the Staff at Northgate Lanes for a very successful IL State Sr Tournament! It was an absolute pleasure working with you!
“Some sports are really just for younger people, but bowling is unique in that regard. We’ve got 3-year-olds bowling and we’ve got people in their 90s,” said Art Spires, 70, president and holder of Northgate Family Recreation Center.
you need to clean up the outside in back. It is a total mess. water stands there after a rain and there are beer cans and litter of all kinds .
Pool hall now open Fridays & Saturdays starting at 6PM...
Any chance someone could post summer hours 2017 for open bowl?
I love to Bowl & its a great activity, however The times for open Bowl needs to posted with more days available. This is really the only family fun/teen activity in Galesburg and As a business, they should see this is a good time to make ALOT of money & should have more available times for open Bowl. Maybe even special deals every once in a while too. Seems like Ever time I call for open Bowl the hours are so minimum & incovenient. I kind of feel like it's only here for the leagues.
Are you open new years day?
We are so ready for some tournaments, and ISBPA member Northgate Family Recreation Center in Galesburg has a 4-game handicap sweeper coming up Saturday, March 21. (Note corrected phone number: 309-344-2311.)
What are the dates for the city tourney?
Whats going on new years eve?
Good to see you Art! Let's do something for next year! Booking 2015 now! Thanks. Trenton Logan Avery

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