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Make Westing

Make Westing

Cocktail Bar$$$$
Uptown, Oakland
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    Byron W.
    "Bocce ball is so much fun!! Big crowds but honestly so worth it."(17 Tips)
    Kat G.
    "Try the garden gimlet and sit outside!"(6 Tips)
    Laura L.
    "Champagne mojito - best! Love the self serve cucumber water too!"(2 Tips)
    Renée V.
    "Excellent cocktails and killer spicy popcorn."(2 Tips)
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  • Bob L.
    Bob LeeDecember 11, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    How many places can you think of where you can play indoor bocci ball? In addition to that the place has got a cool, semi-industrial look to it...great place to hangout after work!
  • Alex K.heart icon on user image
    Alex KimAugust 10, 2014
    Great drinks and bocce ball. Great local crowd who will teach you a thing or two about how things have changed in Oakland these past few years.
  • George K.heart icon on user image
    George KellyJuly 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent well tequila! Popcorn that's slightly addictive despite my distate for cilantro! It can get loud, so pack earplugs if sensitive!
  • Laura L.
    Laura LNovember 17, 2013
    Indoor bocce ball, great food in jars, spicy popcorn and wild drinks . Chicken sandwich or the three cheese is amazing. Champagne mojito - best! Love the self serve cucumber water too!
  • Namitta S.
    Namitta ShankarJune 9, 2012
    Pretty cool pub. Play games while drinking. Fun ambience, good choices on tap. Can get crowded, so go early if you plan to grab a seat on the bar. Popcorns are a fun snack. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Ilissa G.heart icon on user image
    Ilissa GilmoreJanuary 4, 2017
    Went here once with my friend. They have gluten free beer. They had some games for people to play, too, but it was late in the night so it got kinda rowdy 😅
  • Davita S.heart icon on user image
    Davita StrongDecember 27, 2015
    Can't go with any of the cocktails and Nate the bar manager is freaking awesome! Totally recommend!
  • Maddie Maeheart icon on user image
    Maddie MaeAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Killer Bee Martini tastes like adult lemonade (without the artificial, cloying sweetness). Perfect refreshment for a summer afternoon.
  • Byron W.heart icon on user image
    Byron WilkesMarch 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Bocce ball is so much fun!! Big crowds but honestly so worth it. Love the Make Westing.
  • Leah W.heart icon on user image
    Leah W.June 27, 2015
    Love the cocktails here, and they have a great selection of beer. Great vibe!
  • Linix H.heart icon on user image
    Linix HyderOctober 22, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask Martine for a "last word" cocktail. My favorite gin drink ever
  • Shinaheart icon on user image
    ShinaMay 4, 2015
    Known for their cocktails but they have a great beer list as well. Super crowded on weekends!
  • Jono S.
    Jono SimrinJanuary 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the chicken sandwich, find religion, thank me later. Yes, it's that good. Also their cocktails are great
  • KyAsha
    KyAshaNovember 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I always leave this bar feeling nice. All the bartenders are super friendly. Easy going crowd.
  • Brian L.heart icon on user image
    Brian LongtinMay 6, 2017
    Cheap(ish) tasty sandwiches, good pre-Fox Theatre stop. Plus bocce!
  • Joey C.heart icon on user image
    Joey CombsSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    The Habanero and Cilantro infused popcorn is God's gift to mankind.
  • Yve F.
    Yve FontileaJuly 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    An accessible cocktail menu inside an industrial steampunk man cave.
  • Derick S.
    Derick SafarianMarch 10, 2013
    The cocktails on the drink menu are great! It's very loud in here...bring earplugs.
  • Connie C.heart icon on user image
    Connie ChiuMarch 21, 2016
    Good vibes with bocce ball and right off the 19th street Bart station.
  • Omar Y.
    Omar YacoubiJanuary 16, 2012
    The water at the end of the bar is infused with cucumber, so you don't feel like you're missing out if you need to sober up (tastes like a cocktail!).
  • Joyce T.heart icon on user image
    Joyce TompsettJune 27, 2019
    Cocktails are good. Staff are super friendly. Vibe is nice.
  • mike l.heart icon on user image
    mike lyonsNovember 18, 2014
    Atmosphere with indoor bocce ball, and some great patio seating
  • Renée V.heart icon on user image
    Renée VargasMarch 2, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent cocktails and killer spicy popcorn.
  • Anthony R.
    Anthony RischAugust 17, 2015
    Had a double shot of Makers Mart and a d beer. Good start for the night.
  • Nicole P.heart icon on user image
    Nicole POctober 16, 2015
    Great drinks, young hipster crowd. Get the popcorn
  • Emily R.
    Emily RoseSeptember 3, 2014
    Garden Gimlet! Super refreshing. Packed almost every Friday/Saturday.
  • Alicia N.heart icon on user image
    Alicia NorwoodMarch 25, 2014
    A fun bar with some AMAZING food and great drinks.
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CummingsOctober 4, 2013
    Amazing food and drinks. If you're ever in Oakland, check it out.
  • Yve F.
    Yve FontileaJuly 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the result of an affection for bocce and booze. It's a glorious thing.
  • Travis B.heart icon on user image
    Travis BloomJuly 29, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Come for the bocce, stay for the PBR tall boys
  • Amber G.
    Amber GillJune 14, 2013
    The champagne mojitos are amazing! Highly recommend.
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    natalie kayMay 13, 2017
    Great vibe. Lots of options.
  • Bryan L.
    Bryan LevineDecember 9, 2012
    Habanero and cilantro popcorn. Duck stuff in a jar. Awesome.
  • Island Bruinheart icon on user image
    Island BruinNovember 25, 2013
    Have a specialty cocktail- the construct. You won't be sorry
  • NK
    NKAugust 31, 2013
    Suki is the best bartender ever!
  • Marah L.heart icon on user image
    Marah LaurieMarch 13, 2015
    Pretty fun atmosphere! Can get crazy crowded though.
  • Kat G.
    Kat GainesJanuary 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the garden gimlet and sit outside!
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    _August 9, 2014
    One of the better bars in Oakland!
  • Gusto L.
    Gusto LopezJune 23, 2012
    Cool decor, reasonably priced drinks and a good mix of people.
  • Nick D.heart icon on user image
    Nick D'AmbrosiApril 26, 2015
    The Garden Gimlet is so refreshing!!
  • X
    XJanuary 10, 2013
    Free Wi-Fi is great. Wifi password: jacklondon
  • Anna L.heart icon on user image
    Anna LouMarch 15, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    $1 off during happy hour from 4-6pm
  • Andre L.
    Andre LazarFebruary 28, 2014
    Mushroom banh mi was great!
  • AJ V.
    AJ VicensJune 4, 2013
    Chill crowd, good prices, bocce ball. You're golden.
  • Don O.heart icon on user image
    Don OtvosMarch 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Mmmmm delicious truffle oil popcorn.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtDecember 12, 2014
    The TKO cocktail was off da hook
  • Aneilia M.
    Aneilia McDermottOctober 1, 2014
    Garden Gimlet should come by the pitcher.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WellsDecember 9, 2012
    Good double stouts for three bucks at happy hour. 8.8%
  • Millerheart icon on user image
    MillerApril 28, 2013
    Double fist and play bocce before/after a show at the Fox
  • Tali L.heart icon on user image
    Tali LoveAugust 16, 2014
    Always have a good time here.
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