Chelsea Piers

Bowling Alley / Outdoor Activity / Sporting Activity
Chelsea Piers A playground for grownups, families, and tourists alike, Chelsea Piers and its restaurants, bars, and 28-acre sports facility truly offers something for everyone. New York United States 40.7460882 -74.0082933
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Chelsea Piers - Bowling Alley | Outdoor Activity | Sporting Activity in New York.
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Party Earth Review A playground for grownups, families, and tourists alike, Chelsea Piers and its restaurants, bars, and 28-acre sports facility truly offers something for everyone. Athletic types will find plenty to do by day at the gymnastics... ... read full review

  • Subway:

    C, E: 23rd Street-8th Avenue; A, C, E, L: 14th Street-8th Avenue; 1: 18th Street-7th Avenue

  • Phone:

    212-336-6800

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  • Hours:

    Hours vary by activity and season

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

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A playground for grownups, families, and tourists alike, Chelsea Piers and its restaurants, bars, and 28-acre sports facility truly offers something for everyone.

A playground for grownups, families, and tourists alike, Chelsea Piers and its restaurants, bars, and 28-acre sports facility truly offers something for everyone.

Athletic types will find plenty to do by day at the gymnastics stadium, rock climbing walls, and several indoor basketball courts and sports fields, while savvy businessmen prefer to while away the hours at the four-level, 52-stall driving range before adjourning to the famed Chelsea Brewing Company for a burger and beer.

Ice enthusiasts can take figure skating lessons at Sky Rink or enjoy year-round skating on two full-size “floating” rinks overlooking the Hudson River, while more adventurous types can join the other 1,500 players – including some well-known politicians and celebs – in the prominent amateur adult ice hockey league.

Once evening falls, local college students and young professionals ready for a lively night of cocktails and conversation descend on the area’s many bars and restaurants, including 300, a state-of-the-art 40-lane bowling alley featuring floor-to-ceiling screens, upbeat music, light and video shows, and a chic bar.

With several special events spaces and a plethora of boating opportunities like dinner cruises, sailing classes, and a private marina, Chelsea Piers is a diverse sports and entertainment complex where guests can experience everything from high-energy competitions to romantic waterfront dinners.

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Tip from Lucas:

For something a little different on a night with the boys, rent out the golf simulator for $45 an hour and order in wings and beer from the Chelsea Brewing Company.

  • Crowd

    Sports lovers, college students, young professionals, corporate types, tourists, and families, all ages.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Sports include golf, gymnastics, soccer, hockey, ice skating, and rock climbing. State-of-the-art facilities include a four-tier driving range with heated stalls, full-swing golf simulators, Olympic gymnastics equipment and gymnasium, batting cages, basketball courts, indoor soccer fields, skating rinks, a 40-lane bowling alley, an arcade, and a 30-foot rock climbing wall.

    Classes in golf, gymnastics, and rock climbing. Competitive leagues for ice hockey, soccer, and basketball.

    The Sports Center offers a private gym and full spa, with day passes available for non-members. Sports equipment and apparel stores. Several private event spaces.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Restaurants in and around Chelsea Piers include Ruthy’s Bakery and Café at Pier 62, Jason’s Riverside Grill at Pier 60, Famous Famiglia Pizza at the Sky Rink, and Chelsea Brewing Company at Pier 59. Vending machines located throughout.

  • Prices

    Prices vary by activity. Golf ball cards start at $25 for 90 balls/peak and 147 balls/off-peak, golf simulator $45/hour. Ice skating $13/adult, skate rental $7.50. Bowling $8–$11/person, shoe rental $6. Rock climbing $22/person, basketball/soccer $10/person/hour, batting cages $2.50/10 pitches.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Anything goes. Sports attire where appropriate.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Any time for sports, though weekday afternoons are less crowded. Weekend evenings for the restaurants and bars.

  • Close By

    On warm summer days, The Frying Pan (Pier 66), a salvaged boat-cum-drinking scene, is a great sunset spot with a lively bar and grill and dancing later on.

Chelsea Piers User Reviews

Average rating:
Everything is here
Jonathan S. Mar 28, 2013
I love the Chelsea area, and Chelsea Piers is definitely one of the reasons why. There are so many things to do here to stay active. Here, you can go out with your bro's to play almost any main sport. If that's not possible, you can go with your less athletic friends to the bowling alley, which is definitely one of my favorites in the city. Great spot!
Couldn't be more fun!!
Lauren K. Dec 12, 2012
A great place filled with so many activities! Chelsea piers field house is my favorite, whether it is for a fun afternoon or a party. There are turf fields for indoor soccer and other games. There are numerous basketball courts that can be used for volleyball too. There are batting cages and rock climbing walls too! The gymnastic equipment, including large trampolines and rope swings are fun wether or not you have gymnastic skills. The bowling alley is really fun with friends or family. Some nights the bowling alley turns out the lights and there is extreme bowling when some of the aspects of the alley light up! I love coming here and recommend it.
Sports Extravaganza!
Risa C. Dec 8, 2012
Probably THE spot to go to for sports in Manhattan, Chelsea Piers hosts a plethora of sporting venues for all your athletic needs. A lot of my friends go there for league soccer games, and I've personally gone to check out the rock climbing and their indoor arcade with a nice little bowling alley. Also, because of its abundance of arenas its not uncommon to see NY based celebrities shooting around on a basketball court or watching their children play league games. It's also nice to go for a jog on the path outside that runs along the westside highway.
Love Chelsea? Love Chelsea Piers
Tara R. Dec 6, 2012
When I lived in New York at 13th and 6th, Chelsea Piers was relatively close by and consequently an oft-visited destination for day or night. During the day, there's the view of the Hudson. During the night, there's New York nightlife at its finest. Though the restaurants I always found a bit pricey—perhaps because spending money on food is always more of a commitment than spending money on alcohol—the bars are great, and the location allows you to bar hop from the Piers into the Meatpacking District.
Large Playground
Sydnie S. Dec 2, 2012
I came here with my group of friends last year and we had a great time! Chelsea Piers has everything! Some of my guy friends went to go play basketball while the girls went ice skating! This area is perfect for families or even for a party! No matter the age, there is always something fun for anyone to do at Chelsea Piers. This venue is in a great area in New York! I attended a birthday party here when I was younger, and I remember begging my parents to let me have one here as well. This hotspot is great for athletics, bar/bar mitzvahs, and just hanging out with your friends!
Tons of fun
Chris K. Nov 20, 2012
Whether it's ice skating, bowling, shooting hoops, or just getting a bite to eat with a close friend, Chelsea Piers is there to brighten up your day. Though vast and at times confusing, this New York landmark hosts all manner of athletic activities, fun parties, and good times for any and every New Yorker. Growing up in the city, you attended at least one awesome birthday at Chelsea Piers, and it was usually one of the cooler events of the year. In general, a younger crowd--I'm talking kids young--occupies Chelsea Piers, so it's not necessarily a place for hardcore partying. That said, if you're a dedicated Lucas and want to have a good active time before your night out, this is the place to be.
Athletics, Parties, and more!
Samuel H. Oct 26, 2012
Chelsea Piers is a New York Hotspot, and arguably a landmark as well. It is decked out with basketball courts, a bowling ally, a gymnastics gym, a driving range and skate park. CP really does have something for everyone as the previous commenter said. There are also spaces available for rent for private events such as corporate events or even bar/bat mitzvahs. I actually went to a Jungle themed bar mitzvah there and it was awesome! Granted I was 13 at the time, but the party space is pretty incredible with lots of huge windows and it is right out on the hudson river. CP is definitely worth checking out for any of the above reasons
Something for Everyone
Chelsea D. Oct 4, 2012
Chelsea Piers offers something for everyone. Athletic? There's basketball, golf, hockey, bowling, ice skating, gymnastics, rock climbing, etc. Hungry? There are a ton of Restaurants in and around Chelsea Piers. If you're looking for a venue in the city for a wedding or event, Chelsea Piers is a great option. I know people who have done so, and everyone had a great time. Personally, I've worked with Chelsea Piers for charity events and they've been very good about donating items for silent auctions, raffles, etc. The staff is great to work with and very accommodating.
A full sports complex (among other things)
Sam A. Sep 29, 2012
Chelsea Piers is overwhelming. It has everything for the sports aficionado. It has multiple basketball courts, a golf range, hockey rink, bowling alley, etc. If you want to play in an indoor basketball league in NYC, this is probably your best bet. Tons of courts and always a bunch of leagues being run. The golf range is a great place to come relax and hit some golf balls. A good getaway from the craziness of the city. I have even been to a wedding at Chelsea Piers which was surprisingly quite nice and didn't involve any sporting activities.
Great for Family in from Out of Town
Sara G. Sep 14, 2012
Chelsea Piers is fine - it's not exactly a place I'd go to just for fun on my own, but it is a great place when you have family visiting from out of town. Maybe they aren't city-folk and you're not exactly sure where to take them without just wandering the streets of New York.... If you want a guaranteed unoffensive outing that is active and doesn't require you to BYO-anything (ie frisbees in Central Park, etc), come to Chelsea Piers. The walk down there is fun, and there is a ton to do. Yes, there are a lot of tourists, but isn't that you who're dragging along with you? Batting cages, skateboard parks, a driving range...it's a great place to get active with people who want a break from the city. It also can be a first date spot, which I'm not particularly a fan of....but it does make for good people watching.
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