Best of Boston

BEST Bowling Alley

2002 BEST Bowling Alley

Lanes & Games


This is the closest Bostonians can come to a classic bowling alley experience, aside from watching The Big Lebowski. At Lanes & Games, all the elements of an old-fashioned alley are in place, minus the rude service: the hum of… 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 under a heat lamp all day long. Second, there’s funky art on display. And this… 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 bands and DJs take the stage several nights a week, and frosty beer and wine… read more»

1992 BEST Bowling Alley, Suburban

The Fairway Sports World


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


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 make mid-night excursions to this candlepin paradise. read more»