Imperial Bowl Inc
555 Dalton Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Welcome to Imperial Bowl.
History Leagues Events / Parties


  • Monday - CLOSED
  • Tuesday - 12:00PM-5:30PM
  • Weds & Thurs - 5:30PM-9:30PM
  • Friday - 5:30PM-9:30PM
  • Saturday - 12:00PM-9:30PM
  • Sunday - 12:00PM-6:00PM

Imperial Bowl is a 14 lane candlepin bowling center located in rustic Berkshire County. Candlepin bowling is the most historic form of bowling in North America. We offer a clean, family friendly establishment that provides fun for all ages!

Call 413-443-4453 to inquire about our rates

Imperial Offers:

  • Leagues
  • Parties for all ages
  • Events
  • Bumper Bowl
  • Rates for Special Needs
  • Fund-Raisers
  • Pro Shop
  • Billiards, Pinball Machines, Arcade Games
  • Rosie's Pub
Participate in North America's oldest form of bowling
Brief History.
It all started in Worcester, Massachusetts more than 100 years ago. Candlepin Bowling was invented in the 1880s, some 15 years before the standardization of ten pin. In Candlepin bowling each player uses three balls per frame, the balls are much smaller and do not have holes.

Candlepin Bowling is FUN for ALL AGES!.
Candlepin bowling allows all ages to enjoy this historic sport. With the balls only being 4.5” in diameter and weighing less than 3 lbs it is perfect for children, seniors, special needs, and adults. Our center features 14 lanes with all original ball returns and score tables. .

Events and Party Planning.
Imperial Bowling Center offers a unique setting to host a great event or party. No matter what the occasion, Imperial Bowl has a comprehensive group package for you. Events/Parties include: Birthday Parties, Summer Camps, Charity Events, Fund-raisers, Corporate Events, Family Reunions, and more. Call today to inquire about our event packages 413-443-4453 or email us at

Improving your Candlepin Bowling.
With smaller balls and narrower pins, candlepin bowling more unique than playing ten pins. It is harder, because of the narrower shape of the candlepins, to get a strike. Even though, just like in ten pin, the top score bowlers get in this game is 300, it is nearly impossible to get a perfect game. In fact the highest undisputed score in sanctioned play is 245. This does not mean that candlepins is not more exciting to play than tenpins. You are just rolling a ball that is smaller which is more challenging. The following tips will assist you in playing this unique game.

Candlepin Bowling provided by Imperial Bowl located in Pittsfield MA