Ready Player One: Splitsville reopens in growing Water Street district


Splitsville is back and better than ever. The food and entertainment options have grown and improved, mirroring the growth and buzz of neighboring Sparkman Wharf.

So what’s new at Splitsville? For starters, Belgian feather bowling lanes.

Full disclosure: We had to Google what “feather bowling” actually is. The game is played with cheese wheel-shaped wooden bowls. Splitsville describes it as a cross between bocce and curling. The ultimate goal of the game is to get your ball closest to the feather sticking up at the end of the lane. Teams take turns rolling a number of balls. You can knock your opponent’s shot out, and protect your own.

Never fear, there will still be the bowling lanes you know and love. Splitsville has also added billiards tables, ping pong and lawn bowling.

Visitors can also take the free play adventure where they can indulge in Skee-Ball, foosball, shuffleboard and darts.

While you work up a sweat challenging yourself at the myriad games Splitsville has added, you can place an order for one of their funky, hearty, slightly spicy fried chicken sandwiches.

What else is on the Splitsville food menu?

Shrimp & Grits
Fish ‘N’ Chips
Pot Roast
BBQ Chicken Flatbread
Fig & Prosciutto Flatbread
Cone of Fries
Pimento Hushpuppies
Churros with Chocolate

What we’re most excited to try is the Tampa Hot Chicken — two pieces of cayenne marinated chicken fried to a crisp.

Where is Splitsville located? Splitsville is located at 615 Channelside Drive. Splitsville officially opens on Saturday, November 17.

Visit their website and Facebook page for updates on opening specials.

Leave your vote

2 points
Upvote Downvote

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is the Editor of thatssotampa.com. Follow him on Twitter @harlanyoungII and Instagram @harlanyoung. Send tips and potential stories to info@thatssotampa.com.