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First Look: All Star Lanes Preview Pictures

Confidential has a sneak peek at the new bowling alley

Written by . Published on February 21st 2013.


First Look: All Star Lanes Preview Pictures
 

BOUTIQUE ten-pin bowling for Manchester is just around the corner.

All Star Lanes is shaping up for its launch on 1 March so Confidential slipped into our leather pumps and had a look round the almost complete venue.

More life is coming to south west city centre Manchester. This is nothing but good news.

The balls are lined up, the lanes have been polished to within an inch of their lives, and the staff were undergoing rigourous training on our visit. The site in the 1890s Great Northern Railway Company's Goods Warehouse (yes a bit of a mouthful) is moody but spectacular with wrought neon signs buzzing through the darkness and intimate lighting for the modern diner-style restaurant. 

The food menu is still to be officially announced but will carry all the traditional Americana so popular in the city at the moment. There will also be more adventurous items on offer too with the 'Popcorn Squid' and other nibbles to be sampled.

Down to the main purpose of the place though - the bowling. There are ten sparkly lanes on offer, however only six are for regular public use. Lanes one and two occupy a secluded private room for hire complete with its own bar and staff.

At the other end are lanes nine and ten, also known as the 'West Wing' in honour of Harry S Truman's bespoke lanes built in the White House during his tenure as president. These two are semi-private, available for group hire and with a waiting fridge to be stocked with your own booze of choice. 

More details can be found here but below is a sizeable gallery of what can be expected of All Star Lanes come 1 March. More life is coming to south west city centre Manchester. This is nothing but good news.

All Star Lanes is taking bookings now at Great Northern, 235 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4EN. 0161 871 3600. Manchester@allstarlanes.co.uk

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19 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Kevin PeelFebruary 22nd 2013.

This looks fantastic. Can't wait to get my bowling shoes on!

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Manc GuyFebruary 22nd 2013.

Don't forget your wallet Kevin. It's gonna be pricey ;)

AnonymousFebruary 24th 2013.

Manc Guy - Kev's a politician. That's what expenses are for!

AnonymousFebruary 22nd 2013.

It looks the Dog's Bowlocks

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Manc GuyFebruary 22nd 2013.

I'm Bowled over by the decor.

AnonymousFebruary 22nd 2013.

Must have cost a bit, let's hope they can stay in the Black

AnonymousFebruary 22nd 2013.

and that the opening isn't Dogged by controversy

Melissa ConnellyFebruary 22nd 2013.

I went last night, had a brilliant time! Great staff, food and drinks. Everything looks good. Can't wait to try the whiskey room, they've got one of the biggest whiskey collections in the uk apparently. I think it will be welcome in Manchester, people will enjoy having something to do whilst drinking!

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Manc GuyFebruary 22nd 2013.

...instead of looking at their smart phones every two seconds and sending text messages. We should call it the Bowling Quarter.

AnonymousFebruary 22nd 2013.

Also went last night. Food's quite expensive, but it's good. The bowling is no different to normal, however the whole set up is great.

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AVOFebruary 22nd 2013.

How else do you expect the bowling to differ from normal? Bowling is bowling is bowling.

AnonymousFebruary 22nd 2013.

You know, fancier bowling balls, different systems of score screens. That's what I mean by different.

AnonymousFebruary 22nd 2013.

I think some people are expecting the bowling aspect to be something other than standard bowling.

AnonymousFebruary 24th 2013.

Not quite what I expected looking at the pictures. For some reason I was thinking 50s glamour etc, not 90s Megabowl...

AnonymousFebruary 24th 2013.

Can we now expect lavish Mancon photo spreads of Megabowl in Stockport and other bowling centres? Or have they not booked enough PR hyperbole?

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Philip SmithFebruary 24th 2013.

Should that not be hyper bowl?

AnonymousFebruary 24th 2013.

bit lame seeing Dog Bowl affiliates having a dig

Charles CohenFebruary 24th 2013.

Will we need to hire those weird two tone shoes that always feel one size too big and have verruca written all over them?

bellel7February 25th 2013.

Well there shoes look better...

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