The sounds of crashing bowling pins will soon fill Boston’s Seaport District with the arrival of Kings at 60 Seaport Blvd. on Monday. The massive new bowling complex, with its own restaurant, bars, and event spaces, debuts on October 30 with a grand opening and an offer of free bowling for a year for the first 250 guests.
Since Kings debuted in Back Bay in 2002, it has added locations around Massachusetts and elsewhere across the country, including Florida, Tennessee, and Illinois. Seaport’s Kings location occupies 20,000 square feet of space and has 16 bowling lanes, arcade games, pool tables, shuffleboard, foosball, air hockey, and plenty of televisions for sporting events. There’s also a separate sports bar called the “Draft Room,” which has three 12-foot screens, more than 40 draft lines, and private bowling lanes, plus other amenities.
Kings famously has a lineup of neon-colored, large-format cocktails that rather conveniently come in glasses shaped like half a bowling ball. Options range from sangria to the Phish, which contains rum, coconut, citrus, and pineapple.
The venue also serves standard-sized cocktails, plus beer and non-alcoholic beverages, including milkshakes and soft drinks. On the food side, there are salads, sandwiches, and massive burgers, plus appetizers ranging from soft pretzels and Buffalo chicken wontons to crispy Brussels sprouts. There are also pizzas, pasta dishes, tacos, and ribs.
Kings Seaport debuts at 6 p.m. on October 30 and will then operate from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Sunday, though hours may change seasonally.