We’re not sure who’s coming to Make Westing just to play bocce ball, but their two courts are free to play and open on a first come, first serve basis. The reason you’re most likely at this industrial-style bar is for their excellent cocktails and fun atmosphere, which should help kick off your night before a show at The Fox. There’s also a good Happy Hour, sandwiches and shareable cheese plates, and a front patio to escape to if the Friday-Saturday night crowds get to be too much.
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