Sydney Bars with Games and Activities for When You Want to Do More Than Just Sit Around and Drink

Sip a shiraz over 'Scrabble' or polish off a pot with a game of pool.
Concrete Playground
Published on May 21, 2021
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    The Underground UTS

    15 Broadway, Ultimo

    Go from a cold one and games to a 600-strong party with live music and DJs at this casual campus hotspot.

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    The Bob Hawke Beer & Leisure Centre

    8-12 Sydney Street, Marrickville

    Located inside Hawke's Brewery, this neighbourhood pub harks back to boozers of the 1980s and serves an Australian-Chinese bistro menu with deep fried Viennetta.

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    Titus Jones

    337 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

    Visit this much-loved local for craft brews, live tunes and tacos.

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    The Oaks Hotel, 118 Military Road, Neutral Bay

    The Oaks' sports bar with a Hulk Hogan beer tap, a giant foosball table and foot-long hotdogs.

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    Marrickville Bowling & Recreation Club

    91 Sydenham Road, Marrickville

    An inner west institution for live music and lawn bowls.

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    B. Lucky & Sons

    Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Road, Sydney

    An adults-only arcade bar from the Holey Moley team.

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    Holey Moley Golf Club Darlinghurst

    82-94 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point

    The chain's second Sydney venue is right underneath the Kings Cross Coke sign.

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    Spawn Point - CLOSED

    199 Clarence Street, Sydney

    Let your inner geek run wild with Nintendo games and cocktails.

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    Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq

    55 Doody Street, Alexandria

    The activity-filled warehouse comes from the team behind Holey Moley and features ten-pin bowling, dodgem cars and cocktails.

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    Henson Park Hotel

    91 Illawarra Road, Marrickville

    Marrickville's beloved home of rugby league and beer garden bevs.

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    Frankie's - CLOSED

    50 Hunter Street, Sydney

    Part dive bar, part New York-style pizza parlour, part blast from the past in the form of 80s metal.

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    The Little Guy

    87 Glebe Point Road, Glebe

    Boysenberry cider, a 16-strong beer list and live music.

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    Cricketers Arms Hotel

    106 Fitzroy Street, Surry Hills

    Known more intimately as the Crix, this is the kind of local that will make you want to move into the area.

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    Holey Moley Golf Club

    387 King Street, Newtown

    Newtown's mini-golf bar with 18 holes, a bao station and a room dedicated to The Simpsons.

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    1989 Arcade Bar - CLOSED

    22-24 King Street, Newtown

    Mash buttons over a burger or hot brew on King Street.

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    The Unicorn

    106 Oxford Street, Paddington

    This friendly, unpretentious pub from the Mary’s gang is well-loved for its cold beer, homegrown wine list and food menu.

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    182 Campbell Street, Surry Hills

    There's a lot of American BBQ in this town. But in Surly's, we may have found the best.

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    The Newport

    2 Kalinya Street, Newport

    Merivale's northern jewel in the crown.

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    The Greens

    50 Ridge Street, North Sydney

    Prepare to be bowled over.

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    Bondi Bowling Club

    1 Warners Avenue, Bondi

    Barefoot bowls, modern bistro food and local craft brews run this renovated Bondi gem.

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    Darlo Bar

    306 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst

    Darlo Bar has long been the inner city lounge room of Darlinghurst locals.

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