Without the sports of bowling and billiards, athletes wouldn’t exist and Paul Newman would be considered homely. Celebrate your chance to be a contender without stretching or sweating with today’s Groupon: for $20, a party of four can enjoy two hours of unlimited bowling and billiards at Legion Bowl & Billiards on Park Avenue in Cranston (a $39.96 value). This Groupon includes shoe rental.
For more than 60 years, Legion Bowl & Billiards has fashioned an entertainment oasis for families. Eighteen lanes of duckpin bowling and eight tournament-regulation-size billiards tables await all ages to enjoy. Quartets can spend their two hours on the boards and the cloth or split the time between the two. Duckpin bowling, unlike emu tennis, replaces the standard marble boulders with miniature counterparts that lack fussy finger holes, so tykes can roll with the big boys. The roomy billiards tables are strategically spaced, preventing neighboring cue pokes and giving winners enough room for flashy quarterstaff dances. Live New England sports coverage is televised along the walls of the billiards area at all times so superfans never get the shakes.
Legion Bowl & Billiards
Legion Bowl & Billiards preserves retro entertainment with 18 duckpin bowling lanes, eight tournament-sized billiards tables, and ticket-spewing arcade games. The alley’s streamlined design hearkens to the tailfins of a 1957 Chevy Bel-Air or the cover art of a mid-century sci-fi novel. Traditional scoring projectors lend to the classic ambiance at the lanes, which fill with the clatter of scattering pins.
Television screens in the pool hall broadcast live coverage of New England sports teams, and the spitfire rasp of electric guitars occasionally cuts through from live musicians at the adjoining Legion Pub. The kitchen staff fires selections from a menu of burgers and grilled pizzas, which pair with draft beers or cocktails. On the alley’s outdoor deck, guests click together glasses or toss rocks at poets attracted by the breezy summer evenings.