First there was Bar Bocce in Sausalito, and now a bar with two indoor bocce ball courts is on its way near the Fox Theater in Oakland. It's called Make Westing (1741 Telegraph Avenue), and as Urban Daddy reports, it's a pretty cavernous space with a bare-bones feel, but they will be doing semi-fancy cocktails. The name comes from a Jack London story about sailing around Cape Horn to get from New York to California, in the pre-Panama Canal days. The space used to be a jewelry store, and there's a huge safe in the back that the new owners haven't been able to open, so that's sort of intriguing. Look for it to open next week, if all goes well.
Go Westing [Urban Daddy]