Like joggers crossing a highway, bowlers should avoid nearby bumpers and resist the temptation to chase wayward balls into neighboring lanes. Roll carefully with this Groupon.
Choose from Two Options
- $39 for three games of bowling with shoe rental for up to 6 (an $81 value)
- $59 for three games of bowling with shoe rental for up to 10 (a $135 value)
- $149 for a three-hour bowling party with shoe rental for 20 (a $300 value)<p>
South Boston Candlepin
South Boston Candlepin challenges bowlers to take aim at pintsize pins during rounds of a New England–born variation on the traditional lane-based game. On the alley’s hardwood lanes, bowlers roll 2.5-pound candlepin bowling balls that lack the holes and molten centers of their 10-pin counterparts. Developed in 1880 by a Massachusetts bowling-alley owner, candlepin bowling tasks participants with dispersing crowds of pins that are thinner than standard 10-pin targets and weigh just a little more than the balls that hunt them. While honing curves and picking up spares, bowlers compete in 10-frame games until someone usurps victory or starts cooing to the tiny balls like they're infants.
543 E Broadway
Boston, Massachusetts 02127