South Boston Candlepin

Telegraph Hill

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New England–born variation of bowling employs balls & pins smaller than standard 10-pin games

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Promotional value expires Apr 3, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required on Monday-Thursday. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

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  • $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.

Customer Reviews

Fun atmosphere.
Shelby N. · June 19, 2012
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    Telegraph Hill

    543 E Broadway

    Boston, Massachusetts 02127


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