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Howl at the Moon & Splitsville, with its live music, bowling, and full bar/ restaurant, is your one-stop shop for fun at The Banks. ... Assuming you’re in the mood for that kinda fun. ADDRESS: 145 E. Second Street (45202) / Image: Phil Armstrong, Cincinnati Refined / Published: 12.7.16

If You’re Looking For A Totally Different Kind Of Night On The Town, This Place Is It

Bare with me a minute... I'm gonna create a cocktail for you.


16,000 square feet of space
1 stage for live music
8 lanes of bowling
1 fully operational restaurant
1 fully stocked bar
10 steps from the Cincinnati Bell Connector


Send out a group text to your Woo Girl friends.
Sift through your closet for the perfect outfit
(i.e. comfortable, yet cute).
Hydrate with at least eight cups of water prior to making this cocktail.
(... You'll understand after you see the bucket drink in the gallery.)
Toss in your best party face,
And get ready for a night to remember.

Alright, you got me. That's not exactly a cocktail. But it is the recipe for a hella fun night at Howl at the Moon & Splitsville.

You may recall the original Howl at the Moon. It opened at Covington Landing in 1990 before moving to Newport in 1997. Owner Jimmy Bernstein eventually moved locations to Over-the-Rhine in 2001. That venue was short lived, however. It closed the same year.

But you know what, that's okay. Because Howl at the Moon is back and better than ever. And now it has a bowling alley inside to boot! Taking over the former Toby Keith bar space at The Banks, Howl at the Moon re-opened in August 2016.

And we recently stopped by to see what the hoopla is all about. Suffice to say, we'll be back... Woo Girls in tow.

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Howl at the Moon is located at 145 E. Second St. (45202).

It offers live entertainment Wednesday through Friday at 7pm and Saturdays at 8pm.

Note: There are 17 other Howl at the Moon locations around the country, and Splitsville (the bowling alley portion) has six other locations.