Round1 Review

Seth Myers, Reporter

Recently the Millcreek Mall has opened a business called Round1, located near Primanti Brothers. Round1 features a bowling alley, arcade, karaoke, restaurant, and more. Its doors open everyday from 10 a.m. – 2 a.m., though minors are not allowed in after 10 p.m. This updated and sleek arcade will be competing against the few local arcades, like Play Port, which opened in the beginning of 2015 according to Erie News Now.

    Round1 shows off ten bowling lanes with large TVs at the end of each one, broadcasting sports like football and baseball. The prices to bowl vary depending on the number of games, membership status, and the time of day. Customers can choose to play one or two games or for ninety or 120 minutes. For reference, a single person playing one game on Friday after 4 p.m. would pay $6 plus the shoe rental fee of $3.50. Senior Kayla Freyermuth recently visited the new arcade and reported that, “The bowling was my favorite part.”

    In the arcade section, which spans two levels of the building, customers purchase a card with points on it that can be spent on each game. Basketball hoops, dancing games, racing games, and games of chance are what headline the arcade but there is also a section where billiards can be played. Some games give back reward points which can be turned in for various prizes.

    The restaurant, located on the second floor, has a variety of items on the menu. Pizza, wings, burgers, ice cream, and much more can be ordered. Junior Sydney Patterson, exclaimed, “The food was great!”

    Round1 is a great place for birthday parties or fun events involving family and friends. Both Freyermuth and Patterson agree that it is a good place to simply hangout. Round1 is definitely somewhere to consider when looking for fun in the Erie area.