I have been wanting to go to Lane 7 ever since I first heard about it. It's a retro-styled bowling alley & restaurant which honestly sounded like the best thing ever. Sometimes it's nice to do something a little different on a night out and Lane 7 seemed to be just that. So last week a few of us from work decided to check it out and so we went there for a 'work social' as we are now calling them!
I thought it was great- I really want to go back again and try the food too! We just went for games and pints but they have an American Diner inspired menu that looks really good. Price wise it's kind of what you'd expect, not as cheap as a regular bowling alley (you book the lane and then it's £6 per person per game on an off peak night which I think is fairly expensive) but cheap enough that you can still have a good night out on a budget (which we were all on as it was the week before payday!) They also have other things to do like pool, ping pong, beer pong & karaoke- definitely want to try some of those! Although we played two games of bowling and I lost BOTH times so maybe I should practice that a bit before I move onto something more difficult hmmm.
Drinks were fairly priced as well, it's always nice to go somewhere and be able to get a pint of beer for less than £4 these days! I've also heard really good things about their alcoholic milkshakes- definitely want to go back and try one of those! Generally I think Lane 7 is a little treasure in Newcastle, there's nothing else in town like it and it's a great night out that won't break the bank. The atmosphere is great- there's loads of fun to be had and the staff are really friendly and helpful. I definitely would go back and I'd happily recommending it to anyone looking for a good night out. (Also, am I alone in thinking that actually, the shoes look kind of cool? Er maybe I should keep that one to myself).