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12 Best Spots for Barefoot Bowls in Sydney | Man of Many

The Greens is a barefoot bowls club like no other. From the cracking live music to the crackling fire pits, you’ll discover that this club’s ethos is to celebrate everything good in life. Social bowls are $30 per person and $15 for Under 18s for a 90-minute session. And when done with the bowls,  slake your hunger with their decadent four-course banquet, all while soaking up the views of the Harbour. Such splendour.

1. The Greens North Sydney

Things are done a bit differently at the Bondi Bowling Club, and that’s not a bad thing. As one of Sydney’s most popular entertainment venues, with the beachside community, expansive sun-drenched greens, lax al-fresco space and bar setting, you can never go wrong. Barefoot bowls are booked per group of 10 and per green, with the cost per rink $200 for three hours. Be apart of the Club’s lively atmosphere and fill the belly with the delectable bistro menu of vegan, vegetarian and meaty meals.

2. Bondi Bowling Club

There isn’t a crisper sea breeze to take in or breathtaking view to awe at than at the Clovelly Bowling Club. Serendipitously sited on Ocean Street’s cliff, this Club has proved its place as the 2020 national finalist in the Best Bowls Club. Rock-up with friends for a 3-hour session at this club for $20 per head. And once you’re done, sit back at the bar for a free live music performance. The club also offers BBQs for hire for those seeking to grill-up their selection of meats.

3. Clovelly Bowling Club

Since 2013, Warringah Bowls has been a serious contender amongst the barefoot bowling clubs in Sydney. The spot is perfect for the layman barefoot bowler and the adept bowler and their friends to play and straighten out the kinks. At $15 per head, for a 3-hour session, you’d be bonkers for not joining the gang for a game. So, if you’re scouring for a comfy environment for a social function, the bowls and a pub meal, this is your place.

4. Warringah Bowls

Manly Bowling Club is a casual five minute-stroll from Manly Beach. The Club is iconic for its lawn bowls, great-value eats and overlooking vista of Manly Oval. Weekly raffle events are hosted for winners to receive a great selection of meat trays, deli packs, fruit and veg packs. Bowl sessions here are $25 per person and last for around 1hr 45 mins. And when done with the Club and bowls, you and your mates can take a dip in the surf to wash away your worries.

5. Manly Bowling Club

Up for a celebratory day at a venue, a fun afternoon of barefoot bowls or regular social rendezvous? Then South Cronulla Bowls is your destination. Among all the barefoot bowls in Sydney, this is one of the Clubs that have three first-class greens. For Friday nights, groups of less than six bowlers are charged $5 per head for access to the green with their bowls and $10 per head for those hiring bowls. Weekdays cost $15 an individual to bowl for a 2-hour session.

6. South Cronulla Bowls

Marrickville Bowling Club is the flavoursome mix of bowling, live music and bistro classics. Performances are held most Friday and weekend nights. Envision, local rock bands, blues and DJs that get the whole venue singing to their songs. The venue’s barefoot bowls are just $15 per person for a 2-hour session and the club’s menu includes hearty pub classics like steaks with salad, burgers, schnitzels and beef pies.

7. Marrickville Bowling Club

Petersham Bowling & Recreation Club is one of the oldest clubs in NSW—but don’t let its age deceive you. This warm and welcoming institution – that’s a little rough around the edges – offers delectable foods a family-friendly atmosphere and a superb place to rendezvous with mates. The bowling lawn is the crowning glory of the club with prices that can’t be beaten. For two hours of green, Adults are charged $10 per head and children under 11 years old just a measly $5 per head.

8. Petersham Bowling Club

In our beloved Sutherland Shire, you’ll find many rocky coastlines, Cronulla Beach, Shelley Beach, Oak Park and the iconic Taren Point Bowling Club. The club offers opportunities for competitive bowls as well as a more social bowling experience. The clubhouse features a restaurant dishing up a plethora of ritzy and gourmet meals that one can enjoy while watching live sports. And for $15 per person, you can score a casual lawn bowls session. Seeking a complete bowls package with a BBQ hire? Then that’s just for $20.

9. Taren Point

The Longueville Sporting Club, more commonly known as “The Diddy”, has been a barefoot bowl stalwart for over 80 years later and is one of Lane Coves finest food locations. For only $10, adults can enjoy a much-deserved lawn bowls session with the fellas and if you’re a member or child, then $5 is your modest bill price. Members and guests are welcome to many services of the club’s: gym, yoga and celebratory functions. Today, its greens are alive with kids running around the greens with a footy or frisbee.

10. Longueville Sporting Club

Thinking of bocce, bar, pool and darts after barefoot bowls? Think Concord Bowling Club. This popular bowling club is situated in the leafy precinct that’s in the centre of Sydney’s Garden Suburb – Concord. And despite the club’s hustle and bustle, they offer barefoot bowls for $10 per head for a four-hour session! This jewel also boasts an auditorium and dance floor for those wanting to see a performance and their pristine greens are surrounded by lush parkland for that picturesque Instagram-upload.

11. Concord Bowling Club

Golfing and fishing, free live entertainment, trivia nights and barefoot bowls. You can’t go wrong with the Gymea Bowling & Sports Club. Featuring an array of activates for club-goers, the institution offers lawn bowls sessions are $12 per person. You can scarf-down their assortment of palatable pizzas, schnitzels, chicken parmigiana, as well as seafood. This local favourite continues to draw-in clientele from across the Shire.

12. Gymea

What do you wear to barefoot bowls?

Most people wear casual clothing and flat-soled shoes to barefoot bowls. And once you're on the green, you’ll be encouraged to play without footwear.

Can you drink at barefoot bowls?

Yes, you can! Most of these barefoot bowls centres have a bistro and bar open to those playing and watching.

How much is barefoot bowls in Sydney?

The average price of barefoot bowls in Sydney is $15 per person.

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