After opening locations elsewhere in Ohio (Columbus and Dublin), Pins Mechanical Company ventured south to Cincinnati to open its third entertainment bar in mid-November. The Over-the-Rhine location features three floors of duckpin bowling, vintage pinball machines, ping pong, foosball and a dreamy rooftop patio with bocce ball, fire pits, giant Jenga and Connect Four.
The entertainment hub specializes in duckpin bowling, which uses smaller bowling balls (without holes), smaller pins and smaller lanes than traditional bowling alleys. The bowling lanes are first come first serve, so it is recommended that guests come early to get their name in the queue, grab a drink and enjoy one of their other games while they wait.
Pins boasts three fully-stocked bars (two inside and one on the patio) with 36 craft beers on tap, plus signature and seasonally rotating cocktails.
The rooftop bar will serve only canned beer and wines, though guests may bring cocktails from the below bars upstairs.
Duckpin bowling lanes are $5 per person for each game and $10 per hour for ping pong and $6 per half hour or $10 per hour for bocce. Pinball and foosball games will only cost you two shiny quarters. Giant Jenga is free!
Photos by Hailey Bollinger