No disrespect to tenpin, but the Italians have a better way to bowl. A reminder comes as you weave your way through Plank, an outsize sports bar–cum–bowling alley, leaving behind the clamor of its indoor lanes for a tree-ringed beer garden in back, where three tidy bocce courts await. Craft beer flows from the taps, and outdoor firepits add to the cheerful atmosphere. Roll a ball. It’s not cutthroat but rather alfresco entertainment—and people-watching along the waterfront is something of a sport itself.