Pickleball bar PKL opens in Southie
Boston's first pickleball bar opens Saturday in South Boston.
What's happening: PKL has turned an absolutely massive 22,000-square-foot portion of the South Boston Ironworks facility at the corner of Old Colony and C Street into a modern racquet sport playground.
Details: The bar has five pickleball courts and four giant shuffleboard courts available to reserve. PKL will offer tournament play and lessons with pros.
- A 30-minute lesson plus 30 minutes of play time costs $100 for two players.
- Non-peak court reservations are $25 an hour.
- Reservations from 2-11pm cost $50 an hour.
Plus: Cornhole is free to play, or skip the games and just grab a drink in one of PKL's lounge areas.
- PKL managers declined to share the menu with us, but said it features "elevated" bar food.
The big picture: PKL is cashing in on a national trend. Pickleball participation has skyrocketed in recent years and it's been deemed "the fastest growing sport in America."
Editor's note: This story has been corrected to note that the bar has four shuffleboard courts (not two).
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