Bardon Bowls Club Bids Goodbye to Pokies

Bardon Bowls Club is gearing up for more enhancements following their decision to get rid of their last ‘pokies.’

The club finally decided to remove the last gambling machines in the premises in June 2019. This move makes it possible for the club to offer more spaces for social gatherings.

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According to Bardon Bowls Club’s volunteer president Trevor Worth, the poker machines saw a decline in users over the years. Revitalising the area to accommodate function spaces can possibly generate more income for the club compared to its previous use as a gaming area.

Significant changes are already noticeable in the former gaming area. In fact, the club already hosted a kid’s disco on the said space after the removal of the machines.



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In connection with their move away from gambling, the club will be adding new activities in addition to bowls for families to enjoy. Whilst the club has no current plans in re-opening their restaurant, food trucks can now be seen regularly on-site from Fridays to Sundays.

The club also plans to create a kids’ playroom in the corner room next to the family green. This will be accessible from inside and out.

Clubgoers can also enjoy a selection of drinks from the club’s improved wine lists and craft beer offers. Currently on-offer are locally-sourced beers from independent breweries including Eumundi, Newstead, and Green Beacon.

Bardon Bowls Club is hopeful that these changes will help the community hub prosper and allow families to enjoy the club much more.

Great Food At The Bardon Bowls Club For The First Half Of June

A variety of dishes is coming at the Bardon Bowls Club this month. So, if you’re looking for great eats around the area, you might want to drop by.

That BBQ Joint

(8 June – 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

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If you’re hungry for American BBQ, and other delicious smoked meats, you won’t want to miss this food truck. They’ll be parked at the bowls club to serve you three hours of tender, smoked, and juicy meat that will keep you full the rest of the night. Don’t forget to try their 12-hour smoked beef brisket!

How We Rolls

(9 June – 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

The perfect stop on a weekend night if you’re up for some delicious rolls stuffed with juicy cuts of meat. You might want to try the newest addition to their menu – the Smoked Fish rolls.

Rolls Pho Mi

(10 June – 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

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End the weekend with some tasty and authentic Vietnamese street food! Cap off your Sunday with the whole fam whilst you enjoy pho and banh mi!

Na Meche Place

(16 June – 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

In the mood for some empanadas? This food truck will take care of your Venezuelan street food cravings. Try their national dish, the Pabellón Criollo and Colombian. For first timers, the Bandeja Paisa is also highly recommended!

Rolling Stone Pizza

(17 June – 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

Before you plop on the grass at the club, make sure that you have a slice (or a box) of pizza with you to make the whole experience worthwhile. They offer pizza sizes from nine to 11 inches and they are all cooked over wood fire!

Address: 69 Bowman Parade, Bardon QLD 4065