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Bocce is loved by people of all ages. Competitors or teams lob a total of eight bocce balls as close as possible to a smaller white ball called the ‘pallino.’ It is estimated that the game originated in Egypt in 5200 BC. It is still played today all over the world — the second most played ball sport, behind soccer. Here are the best places to play bocce in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The U-shaped bar at Stock in Trade offers several beers on tap, cocktails and bottomless mimosas for brunch. The indoor bocce ball court on turf is first come, first serve and features televisions which broadcast sporting events.
Stock in Trade, 2036 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 829 3000
Bar Bocce is known for its back patio, which has a fire pit as well as a free bocce ball court. This restaurant and bar offers beer, wine and delicious food, including one-of-a-kind sourdough pizza and a selection of garden salads. Bar Bocce is also located on the waterfront, with views of Richardson Bay from a small beach beside the bocce ball court and the patio area.
Bar Bocce, 1250 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA, USA +1 415 331 0555
Make Westing is a large bar that serves cocktails, beer and wine, and small bites and features two free bocce ball courts indoors. The courts are first come, first serve, but reservations by the hour are available at a flat rate.
Make Westing, 1741 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA, USA +1 510 251 1400