Lookout Bar Bowling Bites at Scarborough beach to combine bowling alley and pub


Linda Heaton (owner/director) and Jamie Rhodes (owner/CEO) The Lookout pop-up bar is re-opening as the Lookout Bar Bowling Bites on Friday with eight bowling lanes. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d481696
Linda Heaton (owner/director) and Jamie Rhodes (owner/CEO) The Lookout pop-up bar is re-opening as the Lookout Bar Bowling Bites on Friday with eight bowling lanes. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d481696

EVER fancy a game of bowling after a drink at the pub?

Now you can do just that, with the opening of the Lookout Bar Bowling Bites at Scarborough Beach.

Co-owner David Heaton took over the venue following Matisse Beach Club’s closure last year and said it was always his intention to reinvent the space.

He formed the idea after visiting a restaurant with bowling lanes while in Nashville and was already working on the concept for Northbridge’s old IMAX theatre when the Scarborough opportunity presented itself.

“It was following the concept of another bowling bar on the drawing board,” he said.

“When the opportunity came up when we could actually get in there (we took it).”

Mr Heaton said it was a bar first and bowling venue second, and aimed to give people something more to do at a pub.

Along with eight bowling lanes, sports games will be televised on two large screens, there are pool tables and an expanded menu with weekly specials.

“In this day and age with millenials’ expectations, the old stand around having a drink is boring,” he said.

“There’s a little bit of everything for everyone.

“There’s a lot going on, you’ll never be bored.”

He wanted to offer something a bit different for Scarborough following the redevelopment.

“We’re hoping it will attract a lot more people,” he said.

“It’s giving Scarborough the respect it deserves.”

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