South Boston Candlepin

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In a Nutshell

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

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Promotional value expires Sep 1, 2014. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Closed Sunday and Mondays during the Summer. Must use promotional value in 1 visit 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.

The Deal

  • $29 for two-hours of candlepin bowling and shoe rental for up to six people ($59 value)

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
Merchant Location Map
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    South Boston Bowl

    543 E Broadway

    Boston, MA 02127

    +16174644858

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