Lawn bowls is no longer just for the grandmas and grandpas of the world—we now know why they spend so much time at their local bowling club… because it’s so much damn fun! There are some stellar Sydney lawn bowls spots, but the trick is that you just have to know where they are.
Here are our picks for where to play barefoot bowls in Sydney.
Bondi Bowling Club
Bondi Bowling Club has become the unlikely hit of the Eastern Suburbs—this 80-year-old institution is quickly welcoming a new generation. A revamped menu featuring oysters and share plates plus your regular steak and schnitzel fare and live music on Thursday nights, Bondi Bowls may just be your new regular. So head down and practice your bowling skills.
The Greens North Sydney
The North Shore’s newest hit, recently revamped and teeming with locals, The Greens has quickly made its mark! If you’re feeling sporty, try your luck at the art of bowls, sans shoes, or if you’re more in the spectating mood, the food and drinks menu hits the mark every time—so claim your seat and settle in for a great afternoon in the sun!
Paddington Bowling Club
Nobody rolls it better than Paddo Bowls, so get a group together and head out onto their famous greens for a super fun afternoon if your after a spot of lawn bowls in Sydney. With sessions all day, book yourself and some friends in for a couple of beverages and practice those lunges and precision bowling!
Longueville Sporting Club
Take off your shoes and have some much needed fun in the sun at Longueville’s barefoot bowls. The perfect stop in for a lazy afternoon, you don’t need to be a sporting aficionado to have a good time. And for only $10 per adult for as long as you would like, you can’t really go wrong, can you?
Petersham Bowling Club
If you love barefoot bowls and craft beer then Petersham Bowling Club is definitely the place for you. With an enviable list of delicious beers, such as Young Henry’s Cloudy Cider, Grifter Bright Eye Ale, and Murray’s Grand Cru on tap, and an extra 50 in bottles behind the bar, you can spend all afternoon winning at bowls and in the drinks department!
Image credit: Paddington Bowls