Best of Boston

2011 Best Bowling Alley

Sacco’s Bowl Haven

There are flashier lanes in town—theme park-like emporiums with flat-screen TVs and signature cocktails. But the laid-back atmosphere of Sacco’s wins it top honors. It’s complete throwback awesomeness, from the candlepin setup to the pencil-and-paper mode of scorekeeping. If there’s a wait, grab a seat at the bar, order a Flatbread Company pizza and a Pretty Things pint, and kick back.

45 Day St., Somerville, 617-776-0552,