With the weather getting warmer, there’s nothing better than an afternoon playing bowls with your mates.
This list of the top bowls clubs in Sydney has something for everyone, from the amateur looking for a fun few hours, to the professional player.
Longueville Sporting Club
Also known as “The diddy”, Longueville Sporting Club is one of the most popular around. For only $10 a person, guests can play as many rounds of bowls as they want on the green fields. Then, stop by the Lusso Kitchen, which takes club dining to a new level with wood-fired pizzas, Spanish tapas, and classic pub favourites. With live music on Sundays between 1-4pm, and plenty of space for the kids to run around, it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon.
Marrickville Bowling Club
Marrickville Bowling Club offers both friendly and competition bowls, for those players wanting to get their game faces on. It’s also known for a range of fun activities, including live music from local bands all weekend, both free and ticketed. Plus, why not try your luck with their weekly monster meat raffle, or tuck into a delicious bistro meal with both vegetarian and vegan options.
Found in North Sydney, The Greens is probably the fanciest venue on the list. With live music and crackling fire pits, guests will feel relaxed and warm. After a game or two, you can enjoy a four course banquet from their modern Australian menu, or order a plated picnic to enjoy in the sun with a classic cocktail. They also offer family bowls, so even the little ones can get in on the fun. At the end of the day, you can relax with a drink in their stunning courtyard surrounded by greenery.
Petersham Bowling Club
One of the oldest clubs in NSW, Petersham Bowling Club also has the best prices. Adults and families will love their open facilities, with plenty of room for everyone. As beer enthusiasts, the club’s bar has 24 taps of independently owned craft beer, including limited releases from all around Australia. And, for the whisky and gin connoisseurs, they also offer a range of spirits from talented Australian brewers. If that wasn’t enough, you can stop by on Tuesday nights for trivia and a delicious meal with your family and friends.
Concord Bowling Club
Concord Bowling Club takes their lawn bowls seriously, and even hosted the Sydney Paralympic Games Bowling in 2020. After a friendly or fierce round on the greens, you can head over to the connected Canada Bay Club for a round of poker, bocce, or darts. Or, soak up the afternoon listening to music on the balcony. Their grounds are surrounded by parkland, meaning the views won’t disappoint.
Neutral Bay Club
Besides being a great location for bowls, the Neutral Bay Club hosts a range of events for the whole family, including kids’ discos, trivia, and wine tasting evenings. Their tennis court can be used for children and adult lessons, as well as competitions and social games. What are you waiting for? Grab a drink from the bar and let the fun begin.
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