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The pillar of any great neighbourhood, a good local bowls club is worth its weight in lawn bowls. And the criteria for what makes a great bowls club is pretty simple:
Are the greens in good nick?
Are the pints cheap as chips?
Are there old fellas at the bar up for a yarn?
Below you’ll find a bunch of places that always have these ticked off, along with a few other added bonuses along the way.
North Perth Bowls Club
One of the most popular Perth bowls club for folks who don’t actually bowl, North Perth’s laidback attitude has made it a popular social hub on the weekends. The club bar buzzes on Friday nights when they get different crews in for kitchen takeovers and the outside garden pergola is not short on chairs and tables for a sunny Sunday session. Speaking of, they’ve just announced live jazz every Sunday over May – more info HERE.
10 Farmer St, North Perth
Inglewood Bowling & Sports Club
They’ve got a bit of everything at Inglewood, including plenty of bowling greens, a couple of outdoor futsol pitches, dart boards and pool tables. The bar is about as old school Aussie bowls club as it gets, but that’s what we’re looking for!
1 Stancliffe St, Mount Lawley
Mount Lawley Bowling Club
Almost Perth’s most scenic bowls club, the lush surrounds of the Mount Lawley Bowling Club are steeped in history and the art deco designs make for a pretty great function space as well. Another spot that’s rather popular amongst the Mount Lawley young folk, it gets pretty busy on the weekends but always a good time!
Cnr Storthes & Rookwood St, Mount Lawley
Osborne Park Bowling Club
Osborne Park is big on family and community vibes, offering excellently-priced food and drink all throughout the week. They also don’t mind a spot of barefoot bowling, have pool tables and dart boards, and a beautiful alfresco barbecue area.
31 Park St, Tuart Hill
Mosman Park Bowling Club
Yes we’re sorry Mount Lawley, but it’s hard to argue with the “club with a million dollar view” on Bayview Tce in Mosman Park. Overlooking the Swan River from up high, don’t let the “costly” views fool you – they’re actually slinging some of the cheapest pints going around, and have a very casual, all are welcome vibe.
39 Bayview Terrace, Mosman Park
Perth & Tattersalls Bowling & Recreation Club
For some top shelf inner city bowling action the 125 year old (!) Perth & Tatts in East Perth is the place to be. They also host some high intensity darts competitions on the weekends, and have some pool tables to knock a few balls around if you’re feeling so inclined.
2 Plain St, East Perth
Bayswater Bowling & Recreation Club
As far as letting the (big) kids run wild, the Baysie is the place to be. They’ve got regular food truck takeovers from the likes of The Dirty Swine, Chew Chew Truck and Mama Rosa’s Pizzeria, the Street Roller Hockey League are regularly smashing it out and local brewery tap takeovers are always happening. One of the busiest bowlos on the list, you’ll also find plenty of comedy, live music and/or the footy on. A proud club that’s managed to find the perfect balance between the social and sporting side of things.
58 Murray St, Bayswater
Doubleview Bowling Club
Meat raffles, chase the ace, cover bands… Doubleview Bowling Club has it all, including a well-stocked bar and bistro slinging out honest food at bowls club prices. Wednesday and Friday nights have ripper deals, and it’s also cheap as chips if you want to just become a social member.
17 Shearn Crescent, Doubleview
South Perth Bowling Club
A beacon of good vibes and community, the South Perth Bowling Club is right in the thick of it just next door to the Perth Zoo. Both greens are synthetic, so in good nick all year-round and there’s plenty of lighting making for some excellent night time bowling.
2 Mends St, South Perth