Remember going to bowling alleys for your kid friends’ birthday parties back in the day? Hot chips, lolly bags, arcade machines and of course, smelly shoes. Well these things all still exist around Perth, and now you can even knock back a couple of beers while you do it! Ten Pin Bowling is an awesome indoor activity during the lame winter months, and here’s where to throw a few gutter balls around Perth:
“The Friendliest Bowl In The West” is the perfect place for catch-up with mates, or even a sneaky first date. The retro theming, well-stocked bar, neon lights and old school rock’n’roll playlists make it one of Perth’s original and best bowling locales. The close proximity of the Rosemount Hotel across the road doesn’t hurt either…
464 Fitzgerald St, North Perth
The Lookout Bar Bowling & Bites
Speaking beers and bowling, the Lookout in Scarborough has both of them in spades! Some may have laughed at the notion of converting the old Matisse Beach Club into a bar you can go bowling at, but it’s been a huge hit down on the Esplanade. With regular meal and bowling deals during the week, we recommend giving it a go then rather than dealing with the bustling weekend crowds.
148 The Esplanade, Scarborough
Strike Carousel + Strike Karrinyup
After their first location at Westfield Carousel had been a popular choice over the past couple of years with 10 modern bowling lanes, cocktail bar, gourmet kitchen, karaoke rooms, escape rooms, a laser tag arena and Holy Moly golf, the empire has expanded into the brand new Karrinyup Shopping Centre. There you’ll find eight bowling lanes, two karaoke rooms, two escape rooms and lazer tag, plus delicious cocktails and food too. There’s also a Holey Moley next door, and brand new Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq.
1382 Albany Hwy, Cannington
200 Karrinyup Rd, Karrinyup
If you’re chasing a ten pin bowling experience more akin to the one we described at the beginning of this article, then may we enthusiastically suggest Super Bowl Melville and Warwick. Sitting perfectly between the retro stylings of Rosemount and the future fitout of Strike, Super Bowl have kept the chicken-salted hot chippies, awesome arcade games and 80s/90s décor you know and love. The blaring music video playlists are equally all old school charm, making it the perfect nostalgia-fuelled night of gutter balls and ten pin falls.
248 Stock Rd, Melville
12 Dugdale St, Warwick
Zone Bowling is Australia’s largest ten pin bowling chain, so it’s safe to say they know their way around an alley or two. Since taking over from AMF they’ve updated three locations across Perth – Joondalup, Morley and Cannington. Their menu would make an American diner jealous, with hotdogs, pizzas, nachos, wings, loaded fries, burgers and more, so don’t eat beforehand!
176 Walter Rd, Morley
Manning Rd & Burton St, Cannington
1/23 Franklin Ln, Joondalup
38 Patterson Rd, Rockingham