If you’re looking for a great social club, Sydney offers up plenty of options. Not only does the CBD area have social clubs and entertainment venues, but the city’s sprawling suburbia has many clubs you can check out as well.
What makes a good social club can depend on individual and personal taste. However, there are some key things to look for that will help guarantee fun times and ensure you’ll have an experience to remember.
#1 – Does the Club Offer a Variety of Meal Choices?
Generally, a social club will have at least one restaurant. Popular social clubs usually have several restaurants to cater to different types of food and dining experiences. You’ll want to browse social club websites and check out their menus to determine if a club’s dining options appeal to your palate.
Does the club have qualified chefs on their staff and do the restaurants offer table service or not? Are there meal options for the kids? What times of the day and evening can you enjoy a meal at the club?
#2 – Location
Ideally, your favourite social club will be located close to where you live so you don’t have far to travel. If you’re not sure where any social clubs are located, then just do an online search.
To find social clubs in Sydney, for example, just go online and key into Google something like ‘social club Sydney’. For a more specific search, add in a suburb like ‘Lidcombe social club’.
When considering the location, you might also want to know what else is in the general area, and whether there is public transport or taxis available.
#3 – Family-Friendly Club Or Not?
If you’re single, a couple or just want to go out and hang out with your friends, you probably won’t care whether a social club you frequent is family-friendly or not. Not all clubs will cater to families, but generally most will; especially when it comes to the dining areas.
In fact, quite a few social clubs around Sydney have play areas for small kids and other forms of entertainment to keep children amused while the adults enjoy a drink. There will be restricted areas where only people over the age of 18 can enter, though.
#4 – Does the Social Club Offer Memberships/Access To Other Social Clubs?
Some social clubs are completely independent of any other clubs, while others will offer memberships to various clubs in the area. Not all of these clubs will be drinking, dining and gaming venues, though.
Here is a short list of examples of other types of social clubs you might be able to join and mingle with like-minded people:
- Tennis Club
- Tenpin Bowling
- Singles Clubs
- Travel Clubs
- And more…
Query your chosen social club to see if they offer memberships to other clubs where you can indulge your passions and interests.
#5 – Check To See What Entertainment The Club Offers
No social club is going to be much fun if they don’t offer some live entertainment on various nights of the week. Even if they do, what kind of entertainment is it and how often do they change it up so you don’t grow bored with seeing the same act over and over again?
Once again, a good way to find this out is to check out the club’s website and see what upcoming events and entertainment they are promoting. Also, ask the club patrons (regulars) some questions about it to receive first-hand knowledge. This is one of the best ways to get a good feel for the place and whether it’s right for you.
#6 – Is There a Gaming Room?
If you enjoy taking a chance on the pokies while having a few drinks, you’ll want to join a social club that has a gaming licence and a gaming room. You’ll likely find that the majority of clubs do offer gaming to their patrons, as it’s such a popular Aussie past time and also profitable for the club.
Poker machines give you more entertainment options, and the more there is to do at your social club, the more fun you’ll have.