Boredom meets its demise at Acton Bowladrome, a multifaceted complex owned by a family that has been entertaining other families for more than 40 years. There, 16 synthetic candlepin-bowling lanes speed balls toward rattling glory as friends, leagues, and parties rack up high scores. Away from the smashing pins, the Bowladrome's onsite, ‘50s-style restaurant, Burgerdrome, takes taste buds on a ride through time with burgers, shakes, pizzas, and views of the alley from its polished counter, bright-red booths, and checkered floor. Those vintage vibes continue into the arcade, filled with titles such as Guitar Hero and Bed Monsters, and the Retrocade, where gamers swap quarters for classic-game play and the chance to beat the Fonz’s high scores.
Time travel might not be possible yet. But that doesn’t mean you can’t turn back the clocks at Harvard Bowling Lanes, an old-fashioned alley offering 14 candlepin lanes, vintage decor, and the tactile joys of paper-and-pencil scoring. On Friday and Saturday evenings, the old-school facility does a complete 180, transforming itself into a futuristic cosmic bowling alley saturated in colorful lights and music. After any cosmic or traditional bowling session, the alley invites guests to continue the competition in a vibrant onsite arcade that, unfortunately, does not feature old-timey games such as hoop-and-stick and stick-without-hoop.
It doesn't matter if you've never played pool or if you're a pool shark, Lanes and Games in Cambridge accommodates pool players of all levels.
Whether you're a craft beer lover or opt for the occasional cocktail, guests can pick their poison from Lanes and Games' bar menu.
If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This club also has a fabulous restaurant.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this club — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little customers and their folks.
Never miss a play with TVs broadcasting the biggest games in the bar area.
From craft cocktails to quality beer, Lanes and Games is a local hot spot with great drinks.
The club's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
Weekends are when crowds really head to Lanes and Games, so plan accordingly.
Need a break from the road? Public transportation is also convenient, with a popular stop at Alewife Station (Red).
Lanes and Games is located in a prime area for those who wish to park in lots.
Established in 1939, the Sacco’s Bowling Family clung to its candlepin alleys in Somerville when its 18 other locations closed down. They let go when they saw Flatbread Company’s plan for the historic space: the bowling alleys would stay but the company would bring in a clay oven, which chefs now use to fire flatbread pizzas made with organic ingredients.
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Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.