Party Earth Review There's no shortage of entertainment at Kings, a 24,000-square-foot facility filled with bowling, billiards, and brews. Chatty couples on first dates and business types bowling in suits dominate the early hours, replaced by louder groups of carefree students and young professionals later in the evening. Some amiable patrons ... more
50 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02115
Party Earth Review Bowling alley, pool hall, and raucous nightclub all in one, Jillian’s is a three-story playground popular with young professionals, sports fans, students, and clubbers alike. Bowling enthusiasts will want to make a beeline for Lucky Strike on the top floor, a bowling alley fitted out with a mix of modern and 50s furnishings ... more
145 Ipswich Street
Boston, MA 02215
Party Earth Review Part laid-back billiards hall, part swank restaurant, and part rocking dance club, Felt packs in tons of entertainment for its chic clientele of affluent business people, stylish grad students, and singles on the prowl. A sleek bar, velvet booths, and intimate dining area on the ground floor offer room for early evening ... more
533 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
Far from being a dull game played exclusively in shabby townie bars, pool in Boston is at a whole other level. Boston pool halls are often housed within bumping clubs, where players can take a shot and a whirl on the dance floor.
Flashy Kings in the Back Bay is a combo pool hall, bowling alley, and club with an infectiously fun vibe. “Fishbowls” are the bar’s signature drink – scorpion bowls filled with a combination of juice, alcohol, and Swedish fish. Flirty singles and rowdy groups of friends nurse the neon concoctions while lining up tricky shots. Those not interested in pool can play trivia or hit up the karaoke machine instead.
Jillian’s near Fenway is on the second floor of a multi-tiered nightclub, decked out with thirty pool tables and a handful of ping pong tables, video games, dart boards, and foosball tables. The college crowd can play their favorite games to their hearts’ desire in a classier locale than their buddy’s basement, and after the games end, snuggle up to a special someone in the lounge.
Felt is another pool hall and club, with the billiards room on the second of four floors. Cathedral windows and red chandeliers lend a debonair feel to the room, which is usually packed with frat boys and young professionals leaning on their cues and sipping mixed drinks between turns.
Often going hand in hand with the dance culture of the city, the pool halls in Boston are where hot singles congregate for a wild night.