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Best Bowling Alley

2017 Best Bowling Alley

Sacco’s Bowl Haven

Somerville
With Instagram-friendly candlepin lanes and lively, unfakeable old-school charm, the nearly 80-year-old Sacco’s holds its own as the area’s best. It’s more than worth the […] read more»
2013 Best Bowling Alley

Lanes & Games

Cambridge
People outside of New England might not agree, but to be taken seriously around here, alleys have to offer both 10-pin bowling (big ball, finger […] read more»
2012 Best Bowling Alley

Sacco’s Bowl Haven

Somerville
If you happen to own custom-made bowling gloves and look down on those who roll anything under 220, then this Somerville candlepin joint isn’t for […] read more»
2011 Best Bowling Alley

Sacco’s Bowl Haven

Somerville
There are flashier lanes in town—theme park-like emporiums with flat-screen TVs and signature cocktails. But the laid-back atmosphere of Sacco’s wins it top honors. It’s […] read more»
2010 Best Bowling Alley

Kings Lanes

Boston
Kings is the ultimate crossroads for the 16-pound ball and the 16-ounce Bud. Though it has a vintage, Vegas-style veneer, the subterranean entertainment complex is […] read more»
2008 Best Bowling Alley

Sacco’s Bowl Haven

Somerville
Sacco’s is the grandfather of the Hub’s candlepin bowling scene, and not just because it opened in 1939. There’s the charmingly outdated style (the decor […] read more»
2007 Best Bowling Alley

Kings

Boston
It may not have 24-hour lanes or the pervasive stench of stale beer, but Kings is nevertheless the city’s premier spot for throwing rocks. Dim […] read more»
2006 Best Bowling Alley

Kings

Boston
As with so many scenes, Bill Murray puts this one over the top. Or his bowling ball does, anyway: The alley has the actor’s translucent […] read more»
2005 Best Bowling Alley

Boston Bowl

Dorchester
Forty-four lanes. Metal bumpers. Affordable prices. A kingpin’s dream—and now a bowling reality. The pro shop (yes, this bowling alley has a pro shop) stocks […] read more»
2003 Best Bowling Alley

Kings

Boston
Bowling alleys don’t traditionally offer Veuve Clicquot. But then, Kings is not your traditional bowling alley. It’s part lounge, part pool hall, and all fun. […] read more»
2002 Best Bowling Alley

Lanes & Games

Cambridge
This is the closest Bostonians can come to a classic bowling alley experience, aside from watching The Big Lebowski. At Lanes & Games, all the […] read more»
2001 Best Bowling Alley

Milky Way Lounge & Lanes

Jamaica Plain
Homer Simpson’s bowling alley it’s not. First, the food is actually good: pizza from Bella Luna, not greasy hot dogs that spin around and around […] read more»
1999 Best Bowling Alley

The Milky Way Lounge & Lanes

Jamaica Plain
Forget “cosmic bowling”—whatever that is. Instead, check out the Milky Way Lounge & Lanes in Jamaica Plain, where in addition to candlepin bowling, hot local […] read more»
1992 Best Bowling Alley, Suburban

The Fairway Sports World

Natick
This place doesn’t mess around. It’s big and clean and uncluttered by such bowling alley side dishes as video games, coffee shops, and bars. read more»
1975 Best Bowling Alley

Boston Bowl

Dorchester
Fifty glistening lanes which resound with pin thunder twenty-four hours a day. Donny Graham, the sports editor of the Washington Post has been known to […] read more»