Bondi Bowling Club
Anthony “Kappa” Kaplan’s, the restaurateur and bar owner behind The Shop & Wine Bar, The Corner House and Panama House is part of a four-person team that has rebooted the ailing Bondi Bowling Club. He has done it in close collaboration with the club, which wanted to make it a vibrant place to eat meet and drink again.
He works alongside Troy Barrott from Hub Artist Services who is responsible for tunes, Oscar Done and renovation project manager Andrew Jones of The Block fame. They’re long-term Bondi locals who understand the need to manage an atmosphere for younger patrons that is also family friendly and true to what the club’s members need out of their organisation and its history.
There is live music every Thursday and a menu of sliders and burgers as well as morning yoga and pilates classes.
As far as the regular menu goes (the team has an expanded offering for functions), it’s all about the classics. That means salads, steaks, fish of the day and more craft beers than you can poke a stick at, all sourced locally.