Best of Boston

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 the lane oiler, old-timers in league competition on weekday mornings, even a vintage circular ball return. With a boisterous bar, pool tables, and an arcade, this more than 50-lane bilevel establishment (candlepin on both levels, tenpin upstairs) offers striking fun with room to spare.

195 Concord Turnpike, Cambridge, 617-876-5533,