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The Standard Switching It Up with the Addition of Standard Bowl

Strikes, spares and free live music.

By Jasmine Crittenden
January 31, 2014
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The Standard Switching It Up with the Addition of Standard Bowl

Strikes, spares and free live music.

By Jasmine Crittenden
January 31, 2014
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The (ever-evolutionary) Standard has announced its latest incarnation: Standard Bowl. That’s right, as of March 2014, you’ll be able to dazzle your friends with your knack for strikes, while treating your eyes and ears to free live music.

Anyone who’s checked out the world-famous Brooklyn Bowl will be familiar with the format. DJs, rock gods and folkies do their thing in the front bar, with a ten-pin bowling alley keeping the crowd happy out the back. Rolling Stone has described it as "one of the most incredible places on Earth".

In fact, it was during a recent sojourn in New York City that Standard part-owner Paddy Coughlan and ex-Annandale Hotel boss Matt Rule ventured into said venue. Several frames later, there was but one conclusion to draw: Sydney people need this.

“We have an unwavering commitment to live music and unique spaces, and preferably live music in unique spaces,” Coughlan explains. “It seems only natural to create a grungy, industrial-looking bowling alley with a cool bar that offers free live music. With our current booker headed overseas for new adventures, it was also the perfect opportunity to work with Matt’s new entertainment venture Music Booze & Stuff who are doing some pretty exciting things. We’re looking forward to an exceptional 2014!”

Doing away with the previous ticketed gigs, Standard Bowl represents yet another creative addition to the pub, club and dining scene from this team, following on the heels of The Vic in Enmore, Tokyo Sing Song, Johnny Wong’s, Miss Peaches and Lo-Fi.

Published on January 31, 2014 by Jasmine Crittenden

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