Our Story | JB's On 41 | Milwaukee WI

Welcome to JB's on 41 Family Fun Center!

Roll with us down memory lane...

We can thank our German heritage for our obsession with strikes and spares. Bowling has endured through many changes, but our commitment to fun remains. Lanes are oiled daily with tender, love, and care. Shoes are still rentals, and the sweet satisfaction of pins toppling and celebratory high-fives is timeless. 39,000 square feet of fun is found at JB’s on 41, featuring bowling, game room, volleyball, restaurant, and bar. JB’s on 41 has a colorful history, and we're always innovating. To continue learning about us, please interact with the tabs below to see how JB’s on 41 has transformed from a couple’s entrepreneurial dreams into Milwaukee’s premier party place.

Our Vision: We are outstanding, fun people, helping families, having fun, and being better together.

David Bardon

Owner of JB's on 41

​My passion is to help others, whether it be within my businesses or personal life. Knowing that I can make a positive difference in someone's life each and every day motivates me. It's what gets me up and going in the morning. JB's on 41 has become an extension of my personal beliefs and motivation. I believe that loving and caring families are what make communities strong.

JB's on 41 provides a great, caring, and fun experience for our guests so that when they leave, they feel better for including us in their lives. Our guests will see a genuine, safe, and caring environment for them to really relax and enjoy themselves. Our staff is committed to ensuring our guests connect and have fun. We have a strong, caring, and helping culture, and we welcome you to our fun center!

  • Bowling
  • Eats & Drinks
  • Fun & Games

Since the beginning, league bowlers flock to the center, along with athletes, politicians, and partygoers. In the 1980s, the oldest bowler to finish in a professional tournament is awarded at Olympic, Vicki Vukovich, age 69. Her straight shot earns her $605 and Sports Illustrated fame. Later, Olympic hosts multiple Intercollegiate Singles Championships. Left-handed pro bowler Rhino Page takes a turn at the center. Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee makes a stop, with CNN coverage. JB’s on 41 has become a community fixture by facilitating outings and financially contributing to many local organizations. Goodwill, Milwaukee Brewers, Boys and Girls Clubs, companies, churches, and schools have all experienced bowling at JB’s on 41.

A new era of bowling has begun. Olympic is the first center in Milwaukee to take part in the national Kids Bowl Free program, providing kids with free bowling during the summer. JB’s on 41 still participates. Owner David Bardon helps create Bowling 2.0, a free 4-week curriculum that introduces people to bowling. Mission Reconnect and Weekly to Do List specials are added, promoting family time. Birthday parties and countless celebrations are held every day, often alongside league bowlers who remember the days of Olympic Lanes. Though the name of our family fun center has changed, our passion for all things bowling remains. Whether your score features more gutter balls or strikes, you play every week or stopped in for a party, or you prefer dining to bowling, all are welcome. JB’s on 41 is a place for people of all ages and abilities, and we’re glad you’re here. After all, fun is our business.

Fun & Games

  • 40 Redemption, Racing & Classic Games
  • 4 Sand Volleyball Courts
  • 4 Bags Boards

"One of America's Coolest Bowling Alleys"

Travel & Leisure Magazine

JB's is home to Milwaukee's "revamped galactic bowling palace." Explore the series here.

"Best Bowling in Milwaukee"

2017 Milwaukee A-List

One guest writes, "They have a very unique party area." Read all votes here.

Check out these helpful links for info! Got a question? Call us at (414) 281-8200.

Seasonal Specials

Weekly to Do daily offers, rewards club, and many more bowling deals are all found here.

Hours & Rates

We proudly offer open bowling every day of the year! Check out our open play hours and rates.

League Bowling

We have traditional, social, short-season, custom, family, and youth programs. Join a league!