Ten Pin Alley is the crown jewel in central Ohio's bowling tiara, rolling out pin-pummeling fun in a relaxed, retro atmosphere. Ten Pin's unlimited summer package helps mortal bowlers achieve Olympian status, offering one hour of bowling and shoe rental for up to six people per day from June 1 to August 31 (normally $25–$27/hour, plus $3.95/person for shoe rental). Rich with creature comforts such as sink-into-able soft couches for between throws, Ten Pin’s slick vibe runs counter to the typical dilapidated orange-and-brown alleys dripping with Nixon-era dread. The casually upscale atmosphere is equally welcoming to families, grizzled bowling veterans, and casual fans looking for a chance to show off fingerless gloves originally purchased for attention-starved pinky nails.
Armed with 21 years of training in various athletic disciplines and multiple certifications through organizations such as the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Jason Yun helps clients to mow down calories. With his assistant coaches Rick Locke, Bob Benden, and Bob Carleton, he bolsters the physical prowess and mental focus of students during multi-week boot camps. In addition to the camp, he teaches advanced classes such as Kettlebell Khaos or the blazingly fast-paced YunFit. In the latter, Yun shouts out a series of cardio and strength-training commands such as “pushup,” “squat,” or “go home and make a wheatgrass smoothie.”
Sports reign at Loose Goose Pub & Grille, where the staff pairs its signature burgers and pizzas with a rotating selection of domestic and draft brews, including regional favorites such as Yuengling’s Lord Chesterfield Ale. Guests keep an eye on flat-screen televisions to cheer on the Buckeyes as they pour their own libations from 100-ounce beer towers. Between bites of potato skins or pretzel sticks, they can challenge each other to games on the pool table or take in the music of live bands on select evenings.
Movie Tavern transfixes one's taste buds and imagination by blending all-digital cinema with premium seating and sit-down dining. Moviegoers are encouraged to arrive 45 minutes prior to showtime, so that they can leisurely peruse an extensive menu of chef-inspired American cuisine, from kobe beef sliders to pizza and sandwiches. Nimble and unobtrusive servers slip in during the show to deliver orders, and can be called on for more drinks or dessert with the push of a button. At select locations, guests can opt to sip margaritas or signature cocktails at the bar before heading in to see a show. Audiences get to enjoy first-run films every week, retro cinema every Wednesday morning as well as Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and breakfast food paired with early morning movies on Saturdays and Sundays. The family-friendly establishment also serves finger food for kiddies along with film-inspired dishes. Guests can head to the bar or straight to the movie without ordering food, giving them some latitude in shaping their night out.
Additionally, Movie Tavern treats audiences to myriad benefits with their membership program. Anyone can sign up for free online to receive one free bag of popcorn on the spot and one free ticket every year on their birthday, as well as invites to screenings and other special events.
Starplex Cinemas Columbus Movies 10 presents first-run movies on screens bigger than the fourth wall. Stadium seating gives each moviegoer an unobstructed view of the onscreen goings on, which reach eyes through clear digital projection, seize ears with crisp digital surround sound, and challenge the intellect with plots about talking animals. With two tickets, viewing duos can catch a flick of their choice while sharing on the spoils of a large box of popcorn. Though not included with this Groupon, hot dogs ($1) and other snacks are also available for purchase at the concession stand. The theater features many movies in RealD 3-D (an additional fee applies), putting viewers right in the middle of an exciting car chase or a suspenseful ATM transaction.
Pendant lamps and a backlit bar cast a warm light on Bar-10 & Grill's refined interior, which is marked by plush leather banquettes and private flat-screen televisions that hang on the orange walls over each booth. In this upscale ambiance, the wait staff ferries about American classics such as burgers, pizza, salmon, fish and chips, and belly-warming brunch dishes.
Helmed by certified matchmakers from the Matchmaking Institute in New York City, Dating Directions offers an extensive menu of love services for both men and women. At your dating boot-camp session, three of the love experts will advise you on dodging dating pitfalls and will design a personalized dating plan. Armed with the matchmakers' strategies for success, you'll be well on your way to finding that special someone with which to split the gas bill.