Cleo's is quickly staking claim as Chicago's go-to summer bocce home. The courts are meticulously maintained by the main man Kevin Grish. Now, I don't want to twist ya up thinking these are fast track flat and Olympian, but to ask for more from a set of back patio blissful bocce courts would be insanity. It's a beautiful thing.
The Cleo's leagues don't sell out quick just cuz people like the courts, though. Courtney is the best server in the business, so if you're ever without a drink in hand then there's only yourself (and maybe teammates) to blame. The patio is in the heart of UK Village, but it's set back off the street and you're set amongst the sky with vines and balconies and damn it's just so lovely. Quality people, quality courts, and high quality times. Cannot beat it.
Half Acre hits us with the heat in the form of $5 tallboys of Volo deliciousness and sweet swag goodness. Fernet Branca is a stalwart, a forever thread in our bocce story, and a great shot to start and close your night, celebrate your wins and mourn your losses. Wednesdays has half off burgers and wraps. Why are you still reading? Click join.
League Details: Season begins Thursday, September 5th. Playoffs are Thursday, October 17th. First games get rolling at 6:30 and last at 10:00. If Mother Nature throws us a wet curveball, then we'll reschedule (or play through if it's reasonable). You don't lose games cuz it rains.
ABC League Standards: A team can roster 4-8 players and may use subs not on the roster. If you want to play don't have a full squad, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and he'll get ya moving in the right direction. League dues are $300/team. Your spot in the league is not guaranteed until the balance is at $0. Games are played 4v4 and your team gets two games a night for the six-week regular season. All teams play in a one-night playoff. The season schedule is made before the balls begin to roll. Game time needs and requests are accommodated to the best of our ability and in priority order of registration.