Address: Level 3, 383 Bourke St Surry Hills
The Standard Bowl is my new favourite venue in Sydney. There is bowling, there is live music, there is alcohol, there is a pool table, downstairs there is Johnny Wongs Dumpling Bar and it is free entry…what more could you ask for?
The vibe: Grungy 50’s style arcade. It is very cool, and you will instantly feel a bit cooler by just stepping inside.
What to drink: $7 PBR Cans. Pretty standard drinks menu.
Who you’ll see there: Hipster hotties, gig goers, people having fun.
When’s best to go: It is definitely best to go on a busy night because the atmosphere is much more exciting (so Friday or Saturday) also the gigs are generally better on these nights. But if you are just going for a bowling sesh go Thursday, there will be less of a crowd to take away from your bowling time. You can spend a long time in this place and not get bored, so plan to spend most of your night here.
Venue in a song: “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles
By Sophie Henry