A birthday party, a bar and booze and bands and bowling: perhaps not the kind of celebrations you might expect for someone turning two, until you learn the party was for music website Spotify. With its 80s 90s history as a bands venue (with the likes of The Beastie Boys, D.I.G and INXS playing here) The Standard Bowl was a most appropriate choice for a music birthday. Fast forward to 2014 and the Spotify party, and it was sweet tunes by Gang of Youths, KLP and DJ Leon, playing. On any other night, the late night joint still offers up good times and beats, free live music and DJS, an intimate stage, sliced between the long bar and the bowling lanes. Bands and beers go hand in hand, as does a game of pool (tables on the mezzanine level).
The Standard Bowl
Level 3, 383 Bourke Street, Surry Hills NSW Australia