Meet the new-look Tokyo-inspired games destination with sparkling harbour views

Play, Sydney / 14 October 2019

Strike King Street Wharf is anything but your average bowling alley, complete with a huge robot bartender, new Escape Rooms plus a Japanese-inspired fit-out.

The bowling alley holds a special place in our hearts. It was the destination for every great childhood birthday party. A place of neon lights, arcade games and hot dogs galore. And now, we’ve found just the venue to let you relive the nostalgia of your childhood bowling alley years.

Meet the new look Strike King Street Wharf, a hub of entertainment perched on the foreshore of Sydney’s sparkling Darling Harbour. The venue has just reopened, boasting a new-look Japanese-inspired facelift that commands attention. Think anime murals, five brand new karaoke rooms plus three revamped Escape Rooms, revealed just in time for Christmas Party season. Crafted by FunLab (the team behind venues such as Sky Zone and the Holey Moley Golf Club franchise), Strike King Street Wharf is firmly solidifying its place as an unmissable waterside entertainment destination.

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Designed in partnership with underground Aussie illustrators Daniel Sun, Thu Nguyet Tran and Taieri Christopherson, this quirky reno comes just as Strike King Street Wharf celebrates its 12th birthday. The venue has been completely transformed, with pulsing lights, mirrors and a huge robot ‘bartender’ pouring drinks from his oversized missiles behind the bar, along with Tokyo subway-style booth seating dotted throughout the space.

With 10 bowling lanes on offer, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Luckily, the team here has you covered. Burgers have arrived on the Strike menu (for the first time ever) with flavours that cater to all. There’s the Easy Cheesy (featuring a juicy beef patty, bacon, pickles, lettuce and tomato, drizzled with aioli and gooey cheddar cheese on a charcoal bun). Plus, vegans can get their fix too with a gluten-free and dairy-free Yass Green! burger (made with a garden patty toppy with coleslaw, vegan cheddar and tomato relish packed into a vegan brioche bun and served with a giant pickle and tater tots).

As for drinks, the Strike team hasn’t dropped the ball here. Expect wild cocktails like their Pin-Diesel (Tanqueray Gin, crème de cacao, lemon juice, prosecco, and soda, served in an actual bowling pin). They’ve also crafted The Green Machine, a zesty mix of Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Pavan Muscat Grape Liqueur and Midori, shaken with lime juice and green apple. Plus, you’ll also find a variety of beers, wines, soft drinks and even mocktails on the menu, too.

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Whether you’re looking for an out-of-the-box date night or are planning your end of year Christmas Party, Strike King Street Wharf is undeniably the place to head for a roaring good time.

Strike King Street Wharf is now open 7 days a week in Darling Harbour. To find out more and to book your lane, click here.

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