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?
There have already been some great gigs, including D.D Dumbo, The Griswolds and I Know Leopard keep, with a gig line up that is updated weekly, this is the place to be on a Saturday night in Sydney.
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
Tonight Service Bells and Claws and Organs are playing, why not check it out?
By Sophie Henry