Best of Boston

1996 Best Entertainment, Family

Boston Bowl

If Chuck E. Cheese is for country mice, this place is definitely for city mice. A longtime (since 1959) magnet for neighborhood families, it boasts 44 bowling lanes (30 ten-pin, 14 candlepin), 12 billiard tables, 80 video games, a free indoor playground, and tasty pizza. It’s also open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so it draws its share of singles, too.

820 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester, 617-825-3800,