We get it—sometimes it’s hard to find things to do that don’t involve blowing bulk cash on eating and drinking, which is why we’re always on the hunt for new activities to fill our weekends. So, when we got wind of some epic new venues opening up at the brand new Metropol Precinct at Crown, we knew we needed to find out more.
Throughout August you can also get amongst the 'For the Love of Fun' promotion and try your skills at the Claw Machine. To get your hands on the joystick, all you need to do is spend $50 or more at participating Metropol Precinct venues and head to the level one retail area with your golden token to play (click here for more information and T&C's). With over 1,300 prizes up for grabs, you'll want to be in it to win it, so here's the best places to spend up and receive your token.
Shop Til You Drop
If you're in need of some new threads, you can rest easy knowing that there's a wide selection of stores to help satisfy your retail therapy needs and ensure you can land yourself a coveted token.
With ample brands to choose from, you'll be able to dabble in workwear at Saba, get accessories fix from MIMCO, snag some denim at G-Star RAW and deck out your wardrobe with pieces from Guess.
“I hate karaoke,” said no one ever. Do yourself a favour and get on down to Juke’s Karaoke, boasting small, medium and large private rooms all themed with their very own stage and collection of costumes so you can really get into the spirit. Whether you’re there for work, a birthday or keen for a post-dinner performance with mates, they’ve got a range of packages to suit your needs.
If your mouth runs dry from belting one too many tunes, Juke’s Bar is stocked with 70s inspired drinks from jello shots topped with sweet treats to huge share cocktails served in disco balls. The theme continues with their food menu including Prawn Cocktails (The Prawn Star) and Cheese Fondue (Cheesy Does It).
Also new to Metropol Precinct at Crown is, Red Herring, the immersive, real-life mystery escape rooms. Grab your crew and solve riddles, piece together puzzles and crack clues to your very own story. With fifty minutes to escape the room, expect adrenaline, a little frustration and of course, lots of fun.
With four cutting-edge Cubescape technology escape rooms, you can expect a different story each time. Whether you’re trapped in an old haunted house, trying to override a kill code, or trying to avoid an alien invasion (alien invasion room set to open late August), every minute counts.
If you’re still not satisfied, Holey Moley has just opened at Crown and has brought it’s playful, one-of-a-kind mini golf experience with it. With 18 themed holes over two courses, you’ll never never be without a laugh or an Instagram-worthy moment.
If all that mini golf has left you thirsty, The Caddyshack is only a few putts away and is topped up with all your favourite wine, beers and cocktails. Sip on the Teeyonce Holes cocktail, tuck into one of their many delicious stone baked pizzas or dabble in some of their mouth-watering sides (think: Loaded Holey Fries and Mac & Cheese bites) and enjoy the tunes while you putt away.
Kingpin at Crown is much more than a bowling destination, boasting a full entertainment experience including karaoke, laser tag and the latest and best Virtual Reality attractions and arcade games. With four purpose-built zones including an arcade, a cocktail lounge, restaurant and a private event space, Kingpin is the perfect night out for any occasion.
Having just launched a brand new mouth-watering menu, Kingpin has feeds to suit every kind of diner from smokey hot wings, to stone baked pizzas, to crispy prawn tacos and of course, an impressive lineup of burgers. Plus, if you spend $25 on food in a single transaction you’ll receive a free $10 arcade credit.
There’s now officially no excuses. Tell your mates, pick a date and lock in a visit to Metropol Precinct at Crown.
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