Did you know that bowling likely originated back in 3200 BC? Anthropologists have discovered evidence to suggest that the game has existed for much longer than we could’ve even imagined. And today, with innovative additions like glowing lanes plus food and drinks, bowling alleys are still alive and well across the state of Massachusetts. Here are our 10 favorites in the state.
Featuring 16 synthetic Candlepin lanes, Acton Bowladrome & Arcade touts their business as a “complete family entertainment center. You can even reserve your lane online.
Create the perfect date night or ladies’ night out at Kings. Enjoy cocktails while you bowl in a state-of-the-art facility. Take a break enjoy a snack or meal from their fabulous menu selections.
Don’t let “Twentieth Century Bowling” fool you. When you visit Ron’s Gourmet Ice Cream and Twentieth Century Bowling Alley you’ll be treated to small town bowling with a top-notch facility feel. If you remember bowling in the 60s and 70s, you’ll love it here. Be sure—no ifs, ands or buts about it—to try the ice cream.
Catering to both Candlepin and Ten Pin bowlers, Ryan Amusements is perfect for league and amateur enthusiasts. Their automatic scoring makes having fun even easier, and the option of trying Palio’s Pizza makes it worthwhile to arrive hungry.
In business since 1939, Sacco’s Bowl Haven is a Massachusetts institution. Enjoy candlepin bowling and amazing food from Flatbread. Be sure to check out the interesting story about the merging of these two businesses.
If you’ve never experienced Cosmic Bowling, you need to check out Mohegan Bowl. Geared toward families, this affordable, fun option should be part of everyone’s weekend plans.
Dubbed “a kingpin’s dream,” Boston Bowl features 44 lanes, metal bumpers, and a pro chop on site. This is an excellent place for pros and amateur bowlers to have fun.
With its atmosphere lending a thoroughly modern feel to bowling, Lucky Strike is for 21 and over at night. Eat, drink, bowl, and more in a unique environment.
Offering up 48 Candlepin lanes, Academy Lanes is great for singles, couples, and families who love to bowl. Check out their league play and consider their Kids Bowl Free program, too. Snacks, beer, and wine are available.
For Ten Pin bowling at its best, check out Town Line Luxury Lanes. Plush seating and a modern atmosphere make it a great place for a night out. Temptations Grill serves up some fan favorite eats.
Whether you’re a Ten Pin or a Candlepin enthusiast, you can find plenty of places to bowl in Massachusetts. And even if bowling isn’t your game, most of these lanes afford onlookers the option of great food, beer and wine, and the chance to relive childhood in their arcades.