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Written by Linda Palacios   
Thursday, 20 May 2010 05:45

Bowled Over
Newport on the Levee managed to make bowling chic with its newest addition. Learn more about the new night club, restaurant, bowling alley combo that'll keep your social life out of the gutter.

Get a strike at Great American Ball Park and you're not doing too well. But head across the river to Star Lanes on the Levee, and you'll have a ball getting that strike. This brand new bowling boutique takes a unique spin on your average bowling alley with its night-club feel.


"We're the only thing of its kind in the area, so we have originality and the unique factor working for us," Event Sales Manager Bridget Bain-Grasse says. And that originality includes lane-side couches that make for a much more comfortable wait than the hard plastic seats available at other bowling alleys.


As you sit on the plush couches and feast your eyes on one of the more than 30 video screens in the place, you also can feast on food with lane-side service with a full menu of dishes specifically designed for the eater on-the-bowl. So you can eat a mini burger as your competitors take the pins or scarf down some coconut shrimp.


Because you can't find anything like Star Lanes in Greater Cincinnati, the 16 lanes are in hot demand. But you can reserve lanes up to three days in advance for $9.95 per person per hour with a four-person minimum. You also can check out the lanes from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday for just $4.95 per game.


If you're looking for more of a party, Star Lanes also offers party packages from eight to 24 people. Packages create an all-inclusive deal with bowling, shoe rental, and unlimited food and drink from a set menu. For larger parties, they customize packages for up to 1,000 guests.


In additions to all that Star Lanes has to offer, the boutique bowling alley is attached to Toro, a restaurant, nightclub and lounge room. Now, Cadillac Ranch


has some competition because they didn't pull the name Toro from mid-air. Meaning "bull" in Spanish, Toro offers mechanical bull rides — for FREE!


Beyond the bull, Toro boasts a similar menu to Star Lanes, but it includes additional items like barbecued chicken and ribs and chicken wings by the pound. The restaurant also features an open-air patio, perfect for a summer dinner.


For more information or to make reservations, head to and Or call (859) 652-7250 for Star Lanes or (859) 652-7260 for Toro.



Photographer: Linda Palacios

Location: Star Lanes on the Levee

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