The Modern Way to Bowl

 The Modern Way to Bowl

Axis Alley offers plenty of fun things to do for families, friends and businessesEric Spangler It’s a new year and Axis Alley, the boutique bowling alley and restaurant at Newport on the Levee, recently rolled out its new menu items, says Stephanie Campbell, director of sales and marketing.

The new menu items available through its full kitchen include craft meatballs, chicken and waffles, crab-cake sliders and new salads, she says. The menu also features hand-tossed pizzas, custom hamburgers, handcrafted sandwiches and fresh-baked cookies.

In addition to the food, Axis Alley also features three full bars, says Campbell. The bars include an extensive craft beer selection along with local bourbon, she says.

And the best part about the food and drinks is that Axis Alley provides full lane-side service at each of the 12 main bowling lanes and four private lanes so bowlers can relax and enjoy their game while the food and beverages are delivered right to their lane, she says. “You don’t even have to get up,” says Campbell.

In addition to the 16 lanes available for bowling, Axis Alley also has four pool tables, darts and giant Jenga and Connect Four games, she says. Customers can also download an app on their phone to play an electronic jukebox. “You can download the app and you can purchase songs with your credit card or you can pay cash,” says Campbell.

One of the great features at Axis Alley is the private party options, including business and personal events, corporate team building, business meetings, sales seminars, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, reunions, holiday events, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, bachelorette/bachelor parties, fundraisers, children’s parties and more, says Campbell.

Party packages, custom event menus, lane rentals, private lounges and even full-venue rentals are also available, she says. Call 859-652-7251 for private events.

Friday and Saturday nights are popular at Axis Alley with the walk-in crowd, she says. “It’s always best to make a lane reservation because we book up so fast,” Campbell says. A game of bowling costs $4.50 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and $10 per person/per hour from 5 p.m. to close on Fridays and Saturdays.

Weeknights at Axis Alley are incredible for those who are looking for some great specials, she says. A game of bowling costs $4.50 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and $5.50 per game from 5 p.m. to close Sundays through Thursdays.

In addition, Happy Hour is 4-7 p.m. Monday through Friday and all night on Thursday which includes domestic beers for $2, well-drinks for $3 and house wine for $4, says Campbell.

A Happy Hour menu also includes items such as pretzels and fondue, fried mozzarella, quesadilla, pulled pork potato skins, cheeseburger sliders, pepperoni pizza, chicken bites and spinach and artichoke dip for $5 each.

Axis Alley is located at Newport on the Levee, a multilevel retail entertainment center located across from downtown Cincinnati on the south bank of the Ohio River at 1 Levee Way in Newport, Kentucky.