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The Sunshine Coast Is Getting a Three-in-One Holey Moley, Archie Brothers and Strike Bowling Precinct

Combining a boozy mini golf joint, a circus-themed arcade and bar, and ten-pin bowling, it'll be your one-stop kidulting shop for trips up the coast.
By Sarah Ward
October 25, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
October 25, 2021
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There's something about a trip up or down the coast that brings out the kidult in all of us, as any Brisbanite who's ever made a mini golf pitstop on their visits north or south already knows. Here's something new to add to your next Sunshine Coast jaunt: a day at Maroochydore's three-in-one Holey Moley, Archie Brothers and Strike Bowling precinct at the Big Top Shopping Centre.

Two of those venues — Holey Moley and Strike Bowling — aren't new at all; however, when Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq joins them, it'll create the first Funlab precinct in Queensland. Funlab is the group responsible for these boozy yet nostalgic spots, a niche that's clearly been going well for it. But even Brissie doesn't boast this trio of chains in the one location.

Opening on Thursday, December 2 (yes, just in time for Christmas), Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq will bring its circus-themed arcade bar to its second Queensland venue. That means more dodgem cars, air hockey, basketball hoops, virtual reality games and arcade games, including perennial favourites Mario Kart and Dance Dance Revolution.

(And, yes, you'll now have another spot to try to win tickets, then use them to nab something from the OTT assortment of random objects and plastic toys at the prize bazaar.)

If the food menu is anything like its Brisbane sibling, it'll focus on over-the-top novelty American diner grub — and fit right in with the circus decor. Think three-meat burgers, giant pretzels, and potato gems and garlic aioli that's served in a syringe. You get the idea.

The drinks lineup will definitely follow suit, with a ridiculously involved cocktails such as the boozy strawberry shakes (topped with whipped cream and candy kebabs) and butterscotch schnapps concoction garnished with popcorn.

And, back to the activities, Archie Brothers includes bowling as well — so you'll have two places to knock down pins.

Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq is opening at the Big Top Shopping Centre, 20 Ocean Street, Maroochydore, on Thursday, December 2.

Images: Funlab/Zennieshia Butts.

Published on October 25, 2021 by Sarah Ward

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