$9 for Two Games of Bowling and Shoe Rental at Lucky Strike Lanes (Up to $15.40 Value)

Fenway/Kenmore

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In a Nutshell

  • Retro-sleek, upscale alley
  • HD plasma-screen TVs
  • Colorfully lit lanes
  • Outdoor patio

The Fine Print

Expires Dec 1st, 2010. Limit 10 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Walk-ins only; subject to availability. Must be at least 21 after 8 p.m., Fri–Sun., 18+ Mon.–Thurs. No cash back. Must comply with dress code. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Bowling shoes aren’t just fashionable—they provide the added two inches of height needed to load your ball into a regulation-size trebuchet. Lace up and reach for a three-holed pin-puncher with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get two games of bowling and shoe rental (up to a $15.40 value) at Lucky Strike Lanes in Jillian's Boston, located on Ipswich Street just behind Fenway Park. Since Lucky Strike is a classy establishment with a dress code, bowlers should refrain from wearing sleeveless shirts, athletic sweats, construction boots, or dresses composed solely of Trivial Pursuit cards after 8 p.m.

Lucky Strike Lanes' polished, retro-sleek atmosphere and state-of-the-art technology lets sphere-hurlers pitch heavy urethane baseballs down a slick aisle toward precisely placed whitewashed wooden sticks in the high style of a '60s ad executive or a top-hatted cartoon penguin. Each of the alley's colorful, state-of-the-art bowling lanes comes with electronic scoring, customizable presentations, and psychedelic lighting. Diehard sport devotees, meanwhile, can catch up on the day's sporting matches at the bar, where high-definition plasma screens broadcast the heart-pounding action of championship Chinese checkers with flawless clarity. Or retire to one of the 12 pool tables for an evening of hustling and counter-hustling.

After a high-octane double-header of pin-clobbering, Lebowskis of all sizes can cool off on Lucky Strike's outdoor patio, or refuel with a menu of sweet and savory snacks at Lucky Strike's full-service restaurant (not included in your Groupon). Nothing says "party" like noshing on platters of eats, hurling heavy objects at neatly arranged knick-knacks, and punching complicated arithmetic in its fancy, finagling face, so be seen with some fashionable friends at Lucky Strike Lanes with today's Groupon.

Lucky Strike Lanes at Jillian's Boston is 21+ after 8 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Walk-ins only, lanes based on availability.

Reviews

The home of Lucky Strike Lanes, Jillian’s Boston is a Frommer’s Recommended Destination, and Boston magazine calls it “Boston’s premier entertainment complex.” Citysearchers and more than 160 Yelpers give it an average of three stars:

  • If you can't scare up some fun here, check your pulse. – Frommer’s
  • The place had a good vibe to it, i really liked all the ample seating, even the bowling lane's seating was couches! – Scott D., Yelp
  • I just love Jillian's. I enjoy my time bowling only at Jillian's in MA!! It's clean comparing to other places around the area. – Miss A., Yelp
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    Fenway/Kenmore

    145 Ipswich St.

    Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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