Ready to try something new?
Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati is the only place in Ohio where you can play the original football bowling pin game.
Brings friend or family and play on 30 Fowling lanes inside a giant 46,000 square foot building.
*We were invited to visit Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati before there was a mask mandate in Ohio.
Fowling is a newer sport that is worth checking out. It’s easy to learn and even more, fun to play.
The first Fowling Warehouse is in Hamtramck, MI, and has continued to expand as the popularity of the sport has grown. The Cincinnati location opened in 2019 on May 3rd.
Fowling is a game that can be played year-round. It’s such a fun thing to do in Cincinnati in the winter when outdoor options are more limited.
What is Fowling?
Fowling is a hybrid game of Cornhole and bowling…with a football.
The is the perfect game for both those who enjoy original football and anyone who enjoys trying a different activity.
Fowling is a bowling pin football game and the players are known as the fowlers.
The goal is to knock off all of the other team’s bowling pins on their board. Each player gets a turn tossing the football to try to knock off their opponents bowling pins on the board.
It’s harder than it looks to knock down those pins but it’s also really fun! I’d recommend trying to aim for the middle pin to knock more pins off the board.
If any player’s first throw of the game takes the center pin off the board or leaves the rest of the pins, they immediately won the game and have a BONK!
There are 10 bowling pins on each Fowling board.
What Are the Official Rules for a Fowling Pin Game?
You can also download the Official Rules for Fowling.
When you are on the playing court be on the lookout for stray football and pins. They have also been known to take out drinks on the ledge.
There is plenty of room to spread out and social distance with every other board open for guests.
Is Fowling Cincinnati Family-friendly?
Yes! Kids of all ages are welcome in the facility with the exception of Friday and Saturday nights after 8pm when it is ages 21+ only. We brought kids in high school who had a great time.
Additionally, the venue features a stage and projectors, plus, seating for nearly 300 fowling participants (also known as “fowlers”).
Ages 10 and up are allowed to participate and play.
Every Sunday from 12 pm -8 pm at Cincinnati Fowling Warehouse is family day where kids ages 10 and up can join an adult on a team. (All ages are allowed to play but it’s recommended for ages 10 and up for safety reasons.
They ID everyone so make sure that you bring a valid ID.
How Do You Get a Bonk Honk?
A Bonk Honk is when a player knocks the middle bowling pin off the board on the first throw.
It can only be the middle pin and the other nine bowling pins must remain standing.
If you get a Bonk Honk it’s a big deal and you get to blow the horn for everyone to cheer and celebrate.
Ladies Be on the Lookout for the Purse Hooks
Take advantage of the purse hooks on the borders of the courts if you want to keep your purse or bag nearby while you play.
Can You Bring Your Own Food to Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati?
Yes, you are allowed to bring in whatever food you want or you can order delivery from a local establishment.
Big G’s BBQ is onsite every Friday and Saturday night.
During our visit, we ordered pizzas from Krimer Italianette Pizzeria to be delivered to the facility and LaRosa’s pizza and even deliver directly to your lane.
(513) 791-7650 located at 6918 Plainfield Rd, Cincinnati, OH.
There are lots of restaurants within a short drive of Highland Ave.
Fowling Cincinnati also recommends the following for catering options:
There are plenty of tables throughout the facility for guests to eat and drink.
Can You Bring Your Own Drinks to Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati?
No, unfortunately you can’t because it’s Ohio state law.
You can’t bring ANY outside beverages with or without alcohol into the facility.
You CAN purchase non-alcoholic drinks or alcoholic drinks from their full bar. They also have drinking fountains for guests.
Bottoms-Up Draft System at the Bar at Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati
Each bar at the Cincinnati Fowling Warehouse uses the “Bottoms-Up” draft system. This method helps serve the perfect draft pour each time at an ideal temperature.
There are two full service bars at the Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati with over 120 different types of beer. There are also non-alcoholic options in addition to a full selection of wine and liquor.
Pay attention to the giant reminder sign at the bar and don’t put your finger in the cuphole or you may lose the contents in your cup.
Take Your Chances on the Mystery Beer Machine
If you like gimmicks, you will LOVE the Mystery Beer Machine for next adult beverage!
You choose a price point and get a surprise beer that ranges from $2-6.
How Much Does Fowling Cost?
*Pricing accurate when this article was written. Confirm fowling game costs on the Cincinnati Fowling Warehouse website before you go.
Open Play at Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati
This is best for small groups or individuals
- No reservation needed
- If you win, you stay on the lane and accept the next challengers. If you lose, you have to get back in line and wait for the next challenge.
- $10 per person for unlimited play
Lane Reservation at Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati
This is the best option for groups up to 10 people
- $120 per lane for 2 hours (up to 10 players max per lane)
- After your reservation time, your group can stay and enjoy the open play.
Birthday Parties and Private Events at Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati
If you are looking for a fun birthday party or team building event this is a great option. There are tons of lanes available for large groups.
You can make reservations for groups, corporate outings, and special events tailgating game day at Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati.
Where Are All of the Fowling Warehouse Locations?
- Hamtramck, Michigan (Home of the original Fowling Warehouse)
- Grand Rapids, Michigan
- Cincinnati, Ohio
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Indianapolis, Indiana
Where is Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati Located?
Fowling Warehouse Cincinnati is located in the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood of Cincinnati at the Highland Park industrial complex at 2940 Highland Ave. Ste #230, Cincinnati, OH.