Bowling is a model for interpersonal relationships—the ball is your scream and the pins are other people's opinions. Make a striking statement with today's Groupon: for $20, you get 90 minutes of unlimited bowling and billiards for four at Legion Bowl & Billiards in Cranston (a $39.96 value). Bowling shoe rental is included.
Legion Bowl & Billiards preserves retro entertainment with 18 duckpin bowling lanes and eight tournament-sized billiards tables. Traditional scoring tables and automatic ball returns complete the lane décor while incorporating the streamlined design of classic hotrods and old-fashioned segways. Throughout the week, bowlers focus optical crosshairs on throngs of pins while wielding 2- to 4-pound duckpin bowling balls. The softball-sized pin artillery features no finger holes, which simultaneously challenges veteran tenpin bowlers and eliminates the possibility of young pranksters putting peanut butter in the crevices of their elder’s bowling ball grips. Between bowling games, teams traverse the facility to explore the felt frontier of tournament-sized billiards tables. Each Friday and Saturday (7 p.m. to midnight), Rock & Bowl provides bowlers with a cadence to perfect lane approaches as live musicians fill the facility's pub with original songs and Shakespearean stage banter.
_ Though Legion Bowl & Billiards sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available._
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.
661 Park Ave.
Cranston, Rhode Island 02910