Roll a strike at 7 of the best bowling venues in Perth.
Bowling as a kid? The best thing in the world. Bowling as an adult? Even better, because it includes booze.
Whether you’re of the more competitive nature or simply hoping not to hit the gutter, gathering the crew for a round of drinks and bowling is the perfect activity when it comes to those chillier months; and who knows, you might just be a pro.
Here are 7 of the best bowling venues in Perth to knock some pins down.
Now here’s a place that screams bowling for adults.
Head to Strike on a Friday or Saturday night for cocktails, fried food, DJ-led tunes, and an all-around good time. There are locations at Carousel, Forrest Chase, and a more recent addition at Karrinyup and Fremantle, all featuring a range of karaoke rooms, escape rooms, a laser tag arena, Holy Moly golf, and arcade games, so you can make an entire night out of it.
On the more family-friendly side, hit up Rosemount Bowl for some retro vibes.
This place has all the classic bowling alley feels with neon lights, old-school playlists, leather armchairs, and a well-stocked bar for the adults. When you’re done, skip on over to The Rosemount Hotel for a few more pints and a feed.
The Lookout Bar Bowling & Bites
The Lookout Bar has been enticing Scarborough locals for a while now after making its name as one of the best places to enjoy a cheeky Sunday sesh.
The sprawling bar has drinks flowing, outside seating, and a whole bowling alley area where you can sink a few bevies and take on a few games. Perhaps the main seller though is the fact they host a ‘Bowling Brunch’: unlimited bowling for two hours, a bottle of sparkling Carafe or bucket of 4 coronas, bottomless orange juice, and unlimited pizza.
- Location: 1-2/148 The Esplanade, Scarborough
- Website: thelookoutscarbs.com.au
B. Lucky & Sons Forrest Chase
When B. Lucky & Sons brought bowling back to the CBD they became an instant hit, and the popularity hasn’t worn off yet.
The interior is a nod to 1970s America; rustic, vibrant, urban, and raw. You’ll find a bar serving up plenty of drinks, a few greasy pizzas on the menu to fuel you up and ten bowling lanes to play until your arms tire out.
- Location: Forrest Chase, Fremantle
- Website: luckyandsons.com.au
The inside of Super Bowl will make you feel slightly nostalgic after keeping the same 80s/90s decor, hot chips, and old-school arcade games over the years.
They also run cosmic bowling on Friday and Saturday nights where they turn on the blacklights and pump up the neon for a more out-of-this-world experience, and they run disability bowling so everyone can have a go on the lanes.
- Location: Melville, Warwick
- Website: superbowl.com.au
Remember AMF? Well, it’s now Zone Bowling.
It’s still Australia’s largest ten-pin bowling chain, so they definitely know what they’re doing when it comes to providing a top-notch experience. They combine American diner-style eats, beer, laser tag, and classic bowling alleys for all ages, and even offer an adult bowling birthday party so you can relive the good old days (but with drinks).
- Location: Morley, Cannington, Joondalup, Rockingham
- Website: zonebowling.com
Hot night out on a budget? Hit up Amplifier Bar for some fast bowls and drink specials.
It’s not only the cheapest of the bowling venues in Perth, but you also won’t even need to worry about proper bowling shoes- and they have a whole bar stocked and ready to go. You can choose from speed rounds between riffs or a ten rounder, then party until the wee hours next door with live gigs on all around the clock.
- Location: 393 Murray St, Perth
- Website: amplifierbar.com
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