Whether tenpin is your game, or you’re a connoisseur of the locally-bred candlepin game, Boston has a bowling venue for you.

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Lucky Strike

145 Ipswich Street
Boston, MA 02215

Lucky Strike is part of a 70,000 square foot entertainment megaplex that also includes Jillian’s Billiards and the Tequila Rain restaurant and nightclub. With 16 bowling lanes, a headboard 80-by-10 video wall, private rooms and 12 pool tables, this upscale, versatile alley even has a dress code enforced after 8 p.m. Gentlemen, beware of the no athletic wear and proper shoes policy.

Kings Back Bay

50 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02115

Sorry, kids. This 24,000 square foot entertainment complex with 16 bowling lanes, a billiards room, three bars and a full service restaurant may not be you. After 6 p.m., Kings is only open to those 21 and older. Before that, everyone underage must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For those who meet the age requirements, though, high-tech televisions and projector screens are a great place to watch sports.

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Lanes & Games

195 Concord Turnpike, Rte 2E
Cambridge, MA 02140

Whether you’re a true New Englander or just a visitor, try the candlepin bowling at Lanes & Games to test both your accuracy and power. At less than $6 a game for the traditional tenpin bowling and $5 or less for candlepin, you can enjoy several rounds without breaking the bank.

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Boston Bowl

820 Morrissey BLVD
Boston, MA 02122

Open 24 hours a day, this venue encompasses 30 tenpin and 14 candlepin lanes for fun on almost any occasion. Try the cosmic bowling, available Friday and Saturday nights, at this Dorchester area venue. Check the website constantly for promotions and special events for your family or group of friends.

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Sacco’s Bowl Haven

45 Day Street
Somerville, MA 02144

As an alley dedicated solely to the game of candlepin, Sacco’s Bowl Haven attracts Bostonians and other New Englanders who appreciate a refreshing change from traditional tenpin and are looking to play in an old school environment. Conveniently located in Davis Square near the Red Line, this alley will make you feel a bit nostalgic.

Amie Ninh is a Northwestern University student and aspiring journalist. She spent a summer sharing her passion for writing with the CBSBoston digital media team.