Stars and Strikes
By LeeAnn Rhoden
Stars & Strikes is the newest addition to Augusta for fun and family entertainment. This place is awesome and there is something for everyone. Most importantly, the staff is friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and they are always smiling.
Stars & Strikes has beautiful, upscale bowling lanes and video screens for high-end electronic scoring. There are VIP bowling lanes separated by curtains so your party or team can have a private event. For the little ones, there are bumpers and ramps so they can join the fun and knock down pins too. Food and drinks are available in the bowling area so you never have to leave your game.
Not into bowling? Then you’ll love the arcade games. There are classics such as Space Invaders, Pac Man, Wheel of Fortune and skee ball. Adding to the excitement, is race motorcycles, race cars, shoot terminators and rampaging dinosaurs. It’s all electronic so you purchase the card, swipe to pay for games and points are added to your card. At the end of the day, head to the prize shop to select you prizes. If you get thirsty or peckish, there is a snack bar in the arcade.
Need a little more physical competition, then try out the bumper cars or play laser tag. This is great fun with no age restrictions. Children and adults can participate – with the latest in laser tag equipment and technology. Soon, Stars & Strikes will have “Escape Rooms” with three adventures to choose from.
Spending the day bowling, bumping, tagging and gaming will make you hungry, so definitely try the food. They have more than just pizza and snacks. Stars & Strikes also offers a full-service restaurant where you can sit down and take a break. The menu offers wings, pizza, burgers and also a variety of appetizers, pasta dishes and salads. The food is fresh and made-to-order. The kid’s menu offers everything kids like so it will be easy to please even the pickiest eater. The kitchen services both the restaurant and the bowling area so it can take a long time for food to be prepared. Be sure to have something for the kids to do while you wait.
Stars & Strikes was a great place to spend the day with my seven year old and he loved every minute of it, but for parents of younger children, it’s not a place for babies or toddlers. However, tweens and teens will love all there is to offer and will enjoy the space to roam independently. Adults will have a great time too. There are party packages available for all ages. Packages can be customized by the events coordinator.
Location and Hours: 3238 Wrightsboro Rd., Augusta. Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to midnight, Friday 10 a.m. to 2 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to midnight. Visit, www.starsandstrikes.com.
Budget: There are a number of packages to include arcade games, bowling, laser tag and bumper cars which can accommodate any family’s budget. Be prepared to spend money on food –but it’s worth it.
What To Do: Play arcade games and win tokens for prizes. Bowl (bring or wear socks for the shoe rental). Play Laser tag and bumper cars. Escape rooms are coming soon.
If You Go: There is so much to do, be ready to spend the whole day there. Bring cash for snacks and extras.
This article appears in the May 2018 issue of Augusta Family Magazine.
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