Throwback Hotspot: Ten at Park Lanes

A South Park institution gets a striking update—complete with craft brews and moonshine on tap



Courtesy

What’s old is new again: the freshly renovated Ten at Park Lanes adds a fun, retro vibe to SouthPark’s vibrant Montford Drive. The space has a modern look, with chrome accents and details that hark back to the Charlotte institution’s 1960s beginnings.

But this isn’t your typical bowling alley. Sure, there are plenty of lanes, but there are also thirty TVs, three outdoor patios, and four sets of cornhole boards, with Ping-Pong tables and a bocce ball court to come. A retro chic lounge and bar area offers a short wine list developed in partnership with Petit Philippe (every wine can also be found in the Selwyn Avenue shop), plus a dozen varieties of moonshine on tap and a cocktail menu featuring custom moonshine cocktails, beer bombs, and specialty martinis. Outside, the beer garden offers twenty-four mostly craft brews on tap.

Then there’s the Ten at Park Lanes restaurant, which serves up Southern comfort food like house-smoked barbecue, burgers, flatbreads, salads, and sandwiches, plus a selection of Mason Jar Signature Stacks ($9), featuring layers of Southern favorites like pulled pork, baked beans, mac and cheese, and slaw stacked in the famous jar.

A convenient SouthPark location and a playful atmosphere mean there’s something for everyone here—and the varied crowd, from families in the early evening to young professionals into late night, is proof. If you have your heart set on bowling, call beforehand and make a reservation, especially on Retro Nights, when games cost just 79 cents each from 9 p.m. to midnight (plus a $7 cover charge that includes shoe rental).

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Related Stories

Lulu, a Plaza Midwood Favorite, Still Beckons

Six years in, Lulu has a new point of view—and still has a lot to offer

Trend: Taco Trucks

The quintessential food truck fare—the humble taco—gets a Pan Asian twist from Maki Taco

Drinks with Brandon Huskins

The general manager of World of Beer in South End opens up about what’s hopping at the new brew haven.

Moveable Feast: The Market Kitchen

A new restaurant concept pops up all over town

We invite your responses and discussion. Please refrain from personal attacks, profanity, commercial promotion, or non sequiturs.

Add your comment:
Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow TagsEdit ModuleShow Tags

Newsletters

Stay up-to-date on all things Charlotte by signing up for our newsletters. Learn more and sign up by clicking here.

 
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit Module

Blogs »

Edit ModuleShow Tags


Charlotte at Home

Creating Your Space in the Queen City

Weekend Happenings

The First Friday Gallery Crawl tonight in South End, Saturday markets, and yoga in the garden

Comments


Dine & Dish

News, Notes, and Gossip About the Charlotte Restaurant Scene

July 4th Food Events

What better way to celebrate our great country than with lots of food?

Comments


Revue

Andy Smith on Charlotte Arts & Culture

This Weekend in Charlotte: Jazz at the Bechtler, Symphony's Celebrate America, and Mamma Mia!

Comments


Dusk Till Dawn

Jared Misner Chronicles Charlotte's Nightlife and Social Scene, Straight No Chaser

Independence Day Weekend in Charlotte

Whether it's a rocket's red glare you're after or the bombs bursting in air, here's your go-to list for the 4th of July happenings in Charlotte.

Comments


Charlotte at Home

Creating Your Space in the Queen City

Fruit Cobbler

With this versatile dessert, you can use blueberries, blackberries, peaches, or whatever combination you choose

Comments

Edit ModuleShow Tags