Boston >Food & Dining > Jillians
145 Ipswich St, Boston, MA | Directions 0221542.347452 -71.094274
Neighborhoods: Fenway/Kenmore, West Fens
Jillian's is right across the street from Fenway Park and it has everything a sports bar should have. Plenty of seats, sofas, a large bar, and huge t.v. sets. With a bowling alley and a roof top smoking lounge, Jillian's is kind of like the ultimate hang out spot. The 2nd floor had a dance club I didn't check out, but it adds to the list of things to do there. The appetizers were tasty
Jillian's is amazing. I'm quite fond of Kings, but Jillian's is just so big.
I went to Jillian's for my boyfriend's work party. They rented out the entire place, which I learned is very very large. The second floor there's ping pong, some arcade games, bowling, pool, and a bar. The Third floor is bowling alleys, giant tvs at the bar, a quieter area with another bar, wii and kinect, and we had some karaoke.
I absolutely hate bowling shoes, especially bowling shoes that aren't my own. I didn't score quite as high here as I usually do at Kings. But you know what it was still fun.
We had burgers and hot dogs. They were pretty much what'd you expect at a bowling alley. Nothing overly special. I'm sure their full menu is much better. I would love to come back, it seems like a fun place to go with friends. Overall, I'm excited to go back on a normal night and see how they are. My view is clearly skewed since it was a special event, but I'll give some updates when I go on a regular night.
I'm writing this review about a recent fundraiser that my organization held at Lucky Strike. I work for a local non-profit and we put on young professional networking nights every couple of months. Our most recent event was held at Lucky Strike and it was really fantastic!
Jillian's was gracious enough to work with us to keep the costs minimal as we don't have a large budget for these types of events. We were able to reserve 4 lanes of bowling and get free chips and salsa throughout our 2 hour event. We ordered a bunch of appetizers to feed our guests and only spent about $100, which was really affordable given how much food we bought.
We had a great server, Andrea, who was able to take on a party of about 50 people with ease! She was extremely friendly and so happy to help out at our fundraiser.
I would highly recommend other organizations in Boston contacting Lucky Strike for your next fundraiser!
I have run many charity events here, and have set up many teammates to have events here as I am on the board of the Dana Farber Marathon challenge. They are very generous with what is included (at no charge), and always do a great job. It is a top notch place to host an event .
I had a fun night of bowling, pool, and booze. Was only in the club section for a minute or two. Went here on a saturday night and it was packed.
Amanda was a HUGE help with planning a work event. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to help assit me with this. Everything went well and the team had a lot of fun. Pool, bowling, food and service was great. Keep up the good work Jillians!
Jillians & Lucky Strike is always a fun place to go. They are particularly great for group events as well. They even offer free bowling nights during the week for charities and community groups! I run a Meet Up group and we've had regular bowling nights and they have been great. The staff is very welcoming for large groups and they make an effort to make sure everyone in the party is happy. It is also easy to set up the event with Jillian's- they are very accommodating. We also like having events there because after we're done with bowling, we can play pool or use the ping-pong tables. There is always stuff to do!
Every time i go to Jillian's i have a great time and you never get boring because they have pool, bowling, ping pong or you can just sit on those extra comfy sofas and watch the game on 2 floor or sit next to the bar. The food and drinks are alright.
The place are very clean and i like how they take care of pool tables as they always look clean and fresh which i assume makes their customers including me happy.
Waitresses are very nice and the girls on register always tries to give us our usual table which i find very sweet.
I haven't find any issues with service and found this place great for night out with lots of friends.
I held a fundraising event at Lucky Strikes this week and the event was great due to the amazing people at Lucky Strikes. Ellie was great in helping me schedule my event. Jamie and Kiera were our waitresses and could not have been better! Jamie met us with a smile and helped us get set up in the space. Kiera was the waitress for our event and she delivered drinks to people by name and always had a smile on her face. Many of my guests commented on how great she was. The experience was fun, relaxed, and we raised a good amount of money to help fight cancer. Thanks again Lucky Strikes!
Great place to go with friends. If you are with a big group its not expensive at all. Also, its easy to get the bowl free tickets if you live in the area. Some of their food is pretty good. The staff was okay but I had a great time when I went. I love the atmosphere and bowling.
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