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Axis Alley, Newport: Address, Phone Number, Axis Alley Reviews: 3.5/5

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Emma B
1 contribution
Awful
Aug 2021 • Couples
Can't give much of a review considering we were never served. We walked in an stood at the bar where you order it was not busy the bartender was talking to other people saw us an completely ignored us. We waited for a bit but got flustered and left. Horrible establishment.
Written August 13, 2021
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ShiefFamily
Wisconsin30 contributions
It's a fun concept
Jan 2020
We were in the area visiting family, and ended up here to waste time while waiting for the aquarium. I was searching for this place to review, and if this is the place, now called Rotolo, we were not impressed. The concept is fun. It's a bar/bowling alley, and also has a variety of other games that you can play, including ping pong, foosball, a teeny bocce court, air hockey, giant checkers, giant connect four, shuffleboard, among a few others. For $10 for the day per person, you can play all the games as much as you want. We bought a wristband for 2 of my children, and let them go. Unfortunately, any time they wanted to play a new game they had to go to the register to get the new game pieces. This wouldn't have been an issue, but it seemed like they had only one guy running the entire place, so to exchange for new game pieces, they'd have to wait while the guy was busy with other things. Also not a huge problem, but when we were there it was not busy at all (the 10 bowling lanes were full, but nobody else was playing games), and it was still a long wait. They were able to play air hockey before we bowled, and ping pong after before we gave up and left. Bowling was interesting. The lanes are warped and not well taken care of. We had a good time, but one of the members of our family bowls a lot and brought his own ball, and left with a big chip out of it because of the poor condition of the lanes. We ordered drinks from the bar, and while standing at the bar, I noticed a rotting fruit smell. I did not see the source, thankfully. My oldest ordered a cream soda float, that turned out to be just seltzer water with ice cream. He brought it back and told the bartender that he thinks the syrup for the cream soda was out, and got a blank stare. The bartender offered to flavor the drink with one of the other flavors at the bar, and then offered our money back, which we accepted. My sister also had the cream soda float and said hers was the same way. We didn't expect money back, and would have liked a new one made after the syrup was changed, but the bartender didn't seem to know what we meant, so we accepted the money back. The place was also a mess, with what looked like dried food on tables in the bowling area, which we are pretty sure came from the night before with how it looked. It was disappointing because when we walked in we thought it looked like a really nice place, and the employees were very nice, but it definitely didn't live up to those first impressions. If they get the lanes fixed, the place cleaned up, and maybe some bartender training on how to change the fountain soda syrup, this place could be really fun!
Written January 21, 2020
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Donald H
82 contributions
Place Blows
Dec 2019 • Couples
Where do I begin? Allegedly under new management as Rotolo, one would think “new and improved “ right ? NOT!! What a sh&@hole. Let’s start with the bartender, who is also the manager as I was told, he was absolutely pathetic. Could care less about you or even being there in general. Guy is worthless as both a bartender and a manager. The place itself? Total joke. Group of guys literally running down the lanes knocking the pins down on belly slides dropping F bombs non stop, nobody says a thing. The lanes? Suck. Continuous problems with breakage and barely got one game in at 17 bucks/hour per person. Won’t EVER go back and probably won’t matter because it’ll be out of business in a month. What a waste of time and money. Don’t waste your time.
Written December 1, 2019
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Kelly F
McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States286 contributions
Had a blast!
Oct 2019
We had a blast! They are currently under construction, so it’s by no means “swanky”. The staff were totally helpful and attentive. Balls kept getting stuck, so that was a little frustrating but other than that, the atmosphere was really nice. Good music, not too loud or obnoxious there. Reasonably priced for the rents and the games!! Would definitely return when in the area again.
Written November 19, 2019
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kellerchar
Erlanger, KY49 contributions
Great place to bowl
Jul 2019 • Family
I bought a Groupon for my grandchildren which included a large pizza and 1 hour of bowling including shoes. The pizza was delicious and so were the drinks we purchased. Bowling was fun but the balls kept getting caught in the ball return.

When we submitted the Groupon, we only had 5 minutes to get our shoes on and find a ball. The entire time we were bowling, the time clock was counting down. It was a little nerve racking to see the clock counting down constantly and made it hard for the grandchildren to enjoy bowling especially when it got down to the last 5 minutes. Next time, I will have them find bowling balls first and then we'll check in at the register because we will be ready to bowl then! I will also ask them to wait until we are finished bowling to get our pizza ready. Fun place for the grandchildren and would be a great place for almost any age!
Written July 20, 2019
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LDMHMM
Hopkinsville, KY101 contributions
Great deal for 2 games
May 2019 • Family
Had time to burn before game. Went here and got to bowl two games with shoes for $30 for 3 people. Super nice staff and manager was nice. Really clean place. Lots of tvs to watch, music to listen too.
Written May 6, 2019
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Matt R
McCordsville, IN67 contributions
Happy hour fun
Apr 2019 • Family
Stopped in during a happy hour on a Thursday. Place was ghost town. Was able to get on a lane and they have drink and food specials. Food was pretty good, typical bar food nothing special but good for $5. Service was good. Kids had fun and we were able to get one game in. Worth coming in during the happy hour for some fun and food.
Written April 18, 2019
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Kyle H
28 contributions
The staff and other customers not the best.
Mar 2019 • Couples
So we paid for our games and waited for our turn to bowl. And they forgot us. So had to go to the service counter to get it fixed. And other customers come over and steal our bowling balls. And if you are a league bowler with the dark lights on. It's tough to do the follow through and use the arrows. And had to go back to the service counter to get our next game started.
Written March 24, 2019
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Jesse S
Montgomery, MN286 contributions
Disappointing service
Mar 2018
We thought we would stop in for some drinks and appetizers and let the kids have fun bowling a game. When we walked in we were told there were no lanes available, so we just found a table instead. No one came to ever take our order or anything. We ended up leaving without ever being served. Terrible service
Written January 29, 2019
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Tamar C
Cincinnati, OH50 contributions
Birthday Fun!!
Nov 2018 • Family
My husband rented out a few lanes for his mother's birthday celebration. We had so much fun. The service was excellent. This bowling alley is in a great location. We will definitely be going back there.
Written December 6, 2018
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