Children's Birthday Party Information

To make your birthday party a success, please read the following carefully.

*Note: We require a $25.00 non-refundable deposit in order to ensure your reservation.  Once your reservation has been made (either in person or by phone), you will be sent a written confirmation.*

When calling (617) 876-5533, here is the information needed at the time of making your reservation:
(Due to the high volume of reservations, weekend time slots are currently being booked 2-4 weeks in advance.)

Candlepin (small balls) or Ten Pin (big balls)
Name of Party
Telephone Number
Number of Bowlers
Bumper Lane (rails next to the gutters to help prevent gutter balls)
Number of Lanes (Limit 5 bowlers per lane)
Time Slots (as of 1/1/14)

Weekends: Candlepin (Labor Day to Memorial Day)- 10:30AM, 11:00AM, 1:00PM, 1:30PM, 3:30PM, 4:00PM
Candlepin (Memorial Day to Labor Day) 1PM, 1:30PM, 3:30PM, 4:00PM
Ten Pin - 12:30

Weekdays: Inquire at Desk
Table Space Needed

Each party is allotted 2 hours.

Rates (as of 9/5/11)

Before 5:00 p.m. After 5:00 p.m.
$25.00 Per Hour Per Lane
*Prorated per minute used*
$27.00 Per Hour Per Lane
*Prorated per minute used*

$2.50 Per Child's Shoe Rental
$3.00 Per Adult Shoe Rental
(All those bowling must wear bowling shoes)

$2.50 Per Child's Shoe Rental
$3.00 Per Adult Shoe Rental
(All those bowling must wear bowling shoes)

All bowlers are required to wear bowling shoes.  Our smallest shoe size is a toddler's 6.   There is a maximum of 5 bowlers per lane.

Other Pricing

Pizza: $9.99 (Cheese - 8 slices)
  Toppings $1.50 - $2.50 each
  By request: can be cut into 10, 12 or 16 slices
Appetizers available (see full menu for prices)
Pitcher: $7.50
  Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite, Sierra Mist, Ginger Ale, Orange, Lemonade, Mountain Dew
Bottled Water: $1.50
Game Room:
Located on the first floor.
Token Prices:
  1 for $0.25
  4 for $1.00
  20 for $5.00
  48 for a $10.00 bill
  100 for a $20.00 bill
Pool Tables:
Located on the second floor.

$11.00 Per Hour Per Table
*Prorated per minute used*

*We do have freezer and refrigerator space available if you are bringing perishables such as an ice cream cake or pudding-filled cupcakes.
**A combined MA and Cambridge meals tax of 7% will be added to all food and beverage

Table Space

Candlepin (1st Floor): Ten Pin (2nd Floor):

Party space is limited to the tables located directly behind the bumper lanes.

Please inquire at the Front Desk.

*Lounge space can be used for parties when available.  Please inquire at the Front Desk.*


We accept cash, VISA, Mastercard or American Express.  An ATM is available on the 2nd floor.


To make your birthday party a success, please read the following carefully.

  1. Have you sent back your written confirmation with your $25.00 non-refundable deposit?*  
  2. Have you ordered your food/drink?
  3. Have you sent your invitations with directions?  You might also include if your party will be on the first or second floor of Lanes and Games.  Another good idea is to have the name of your party on the invitation.  We often have several parties scheduled for the same time.  For example:
    "We will be bowling on the first floor.  Be sure to ask for the Mary Smith party."
  4. Don't forget birthday candles, a knife for your cake, table linens, cups, napkins, forks/spoons and bowls (if you are having ice cream).

If you are ordering food/drink with us, white plates, cups, napkins and cutlery will be provided as needed.

Lanes and Games wants your party to be a success.  If you have any questions on what to bring or what is provided, please do not hesitate to contact us.