The labor of lifting a heavy object becomes play when you're bowling or running a relay race where the baton is actually a bowling ball. Have fun heaving something with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $19 for $40 worth of bowling, shoe rentals, skee-ball, billiards, and shuffleboard games at the Back Bay location
- $19 for $40 worth of bowling, shoe rentals, skee-ball, roller ball, and shuffleboard games at the Dedham location
Bowling balls send pins spinning on retro-style lanes (up to $7 per person per game, up to $4 for shoes), and skee-ball (up to $12/half hour) and shuffleboard tables (up to $14/hour) occupy classic lounge spaces. At the Back Bay location only, billiard balls scatter across Brunswick Gold Crown felt (up to $14/hour). Dedham boasts four roller ball lanes, where miniature bowling balls traverse shorter alleys to topple pins ($5 per person per game).
Inside Kings, it can be hard to pinpoint the source of clattering sounds and uproarious cheers. The noise might stem from the bowling section, where glowing squares of abstract, retro wall art bookend the alleys. It might also come from ricocheting billiard balls, a well-aimed skee-ball, or a shuffleboard shot in the game room. Maybe someone spotted a celebrity—Bill Murray, Salma Hayek, and Lady Gaga are all on an extensive list of past famous visitors.
Wherever their origins, the telltale echoes of competition and camaraderie beckon to guests throughout the venue. They're accompanied in the air by the scents of comfort food, from staples such as sesame ginger wings to inventive fusions such as cheeseburger spring rolls. Sweeter aromas waft from multiple bars as the staff flavors martinis with gummy bears, pop rocks, and ice cream instead of the traditional fixings, olives or entire lemons on toothpicks.
As for sights, the surroundings blend vintage flair with luminous technology. More than 30 high-definition televisions line the space, broadcasting sports games and bowling scores. Though the game-room amenities differ slightly based on the town—Boston's Back Bay has six Brunswick Gold Crown pool tables, and Dedham boasts four miniature-roller-ball lanes—each Kings location hosts group events, including parties and corporate getaways where you can finally laugh at your boss's ridiculous shoes. Weekly themed nights for the public also encourage dancing, karaoke, and trivia.