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With the weather warming up and the festive season on the radar, there’s no better time to test your aim with a game of barefoot bowls in Sydney.
6 of the best clubs for barefoot bowls in Sydney
When the sun is shining one of the best ways to enjoy a glorious Sunday afternoon is playing a round of lawn bowls with a few mates. While you may be keen to show off your skills, don’t take yourself too seriously. Kick off your shoes, roll up your sleeves and have a little fun at one of these top clubs for barefoot bowls in Sydney.
Bondi Bowling Club
In the suburban streets of Bondi, you’ll find Bondi Bowling Club which plays host to some of the best barefoot bowls in the Sydney. The chilled atmosphere draws a young crowd who are eager to spend the afternoon listening to good tunes, enjoying the licensed bar and tasty food beside the green. Look out for the regular events held at the “bowlo” including ‘Free Bowls Friday’ and the ‘Sunday Afternoon Sessions’ where you can enjoy $25 jugs of Pimms all day.
Clovelly Bowling and Recreation Club
You’ll be hard-pressed to find another green with a view as impressive as the one at Clovelly Bowling Club. A casual game of barefoot bowls will only set you back $15 and the experienced members will even give you some pointers about how to hit the Jack. Bring your own feast to throw on the barbecue when you’ve worked up an appetite.
Petersham Bowling Club
Petersham Bowling Club is a favourite venue for locals in the inner west to roll a few bowls and enjoy the regular live music gigs. Bowling is cheap and is offered until 9 pm, making it a great place for an after-work get-together. And with a new kitchen, the PBC bistro is also a hit for its rustic pizzas and the usual pub fare.
Marrickville Bowling Club
If you work in the CBD, Marrickville Bowling Club may well be your closest barefoot bowls in Sydney. With no time limit, you can take as long as you need to master your skills on the green and the helpful staff will be happy to lend a hand. Danny’s bistro also serves up $10 special meals by the green for when you get peckish. The club also plays host to regular live music so be sure to check out their gig guide.
Rock n Bowl
While you may be paying a premium to roll your bowl down the rink, Rock n Bowl in Manly delivers a great atmosphere. Outdoor tunes will be blaring as you line up your target and winners will be awarded a highly sought-after trophy at the end of the round-robin match. With plenty bars nearby and a delicious function menu, it’s the perfect place to host your next festive event.
Neutral Bay Club
If you’re looking to hone your bowling skills, Neutral Bay Club is one of the best venues for serious barefoot bowls in Sydney. The club hosts are armed and ready to refine your technique before you take on your competitors. With a floodlit green, you can play day or night and the club’s bar and bistro will keep you refreshed and fuelled up for your match.
Alternatively, if you’re a Victoria native, you might want to check out our 5 Best Barefoot Bowls Venues in Melbourne for your summer sport fix.