Does anyone else love bowling as much I do yet somehow simultaneously suck at it? I love everything about the bowling experience, right down to the vintage-y bowling shoes and pink marbled bowling balls. But somehow, when I get up to the lane I just cannot take myself seriously and I end up rolling some goofy between-the-legs-backwards ball towards those pins. Sometimes it works out for me and others? Not so much.

We recently had the chance to check out the NTNL on 10th‘s new bowling alley just a couple days after it had opened. First of all, can I just say how excited I am that bars are completely becoming more and more interesting all of the time? Community tables, ping pong and now bowling. Things are getting more interactive and fun. I like this direction.

NTNL Bowl was just a blast. The alley is just as gorgeous as the rest of NTNL except of course it has beautiful long bowling lanes with plenty of plus seating. The shoes are classic (I was the first person to wear the ones above!) and music is fantastic. We even heard rumours that there is going to be DJs and bands playing down at the alley which is something I would definitely get on board with. The alley is not without it’s quirks however. If you have a fear of clowns, you may want to avoid certain parts of the bar. Hint: there is a GIANT clown head on the wall. Just watch yourself.


I think the NTNL chefs and mixologists had a lot of fun working out the bowling alley menus because it is all Mexican. Strictly a taqueria, you can order up delicious tacos and churros to your hearts content! And the cocktails all have tequila in them, making this a super dangerous place because, you know, you get pretty thirsty while you are bowling! As per usual at NTNL, tons of great beers available too.

I can’t wait to head back to bowl with a bunch of friends to bowl the night away. Maybe a bowling team should be in the works? Though I really should start practicing…

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