Best of Boston

1996 Best Ice Cream

Ron’s Gourmet Ice Cream & Twentieth Century Bowling

Ice cream in a bowling alley? It works because the ice cream is delicious—creamy, with lots of wild flavors like Amaretto Swirl and Irish Coffee Madness. The candlepin bowling is a fun challenge, and they’ll set up bumpers in a few lanes so kids (and adults) will never have a gutter ball.

1231 Hyde Park Avenue, Hyde Park, 617-362-5274,