Best of Boston

2017 Best Bowling Alley

Sacco’s Bowl Haven

With Instagram-friendly candlepin lanes and lively, unfakeable old-school charm, the nearly 80-year-old Sacco’s holds its own as the area’s best. It’s more than worth the hours’-long wait to play, especially if you come hungry (and thirsty): Flatbread Company mans two huge pizza ovens off to the side, complemented by an equally impressive beer selection. The crowds should thin—at least a little bit—when the pizza/bowling concept expands its good-time vibes to another location in Brighton this year.

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