Atlanta Bocce League

This league’s 1,000 players (on 125 teams) drop only $45 each for a season of socializing and play. Two-court destinations are favored; in addition to parks like Piedmont, ABL rotates here:

This Westside watering hole’s courts, located in a subterranean level with ample seating, pair well with the free boiled peanuts. 1170 Howell Mill Road, 404-968-2033,

Two Urban Licks
Back-porch court players snag half-off menu deals on clever dishes like dumplings with candied pecans. 820 Ralph McGill Boulevard, 404-522-4622,

A neighborly Grant Park spot with courts out back and $10 pitchers of select beers. 327 Memorial Drive, 404-681-3344

Double Zero Napoletana
Front-porch courts (with special resting grooves for the balls) come with pizza deals. 5825 Roswell Road, 404-991-3666,

*Atlanta Bocce League address an approximation; contact league for location