First date or friend date: try bouldering, beer and bowling


Eye-to-eye on a first date can be a bit much. How about suggesting a shoulder-to-shoulder activity instead at 9 Degrees bouldering gym at Sydney Corporate Park in Alexandria?

Bouldering is a social form of rock climbing without the ropes, heights and hassle. It’s one of the fastest growing sports in the world and a great way to get fit without the boredom.

The brewery is known for its courtyard and, of course, its Hangman Pale Ale and Governor Golden Ale.

If you’re not done discussing the best climbing and falling techniques, dinner at Curva Cocina & Bar is close.

Curva has a sporty twist too – it’s located inside the world’s biggest football store, Ultra Football, where it serves up authentic Neapolitan-inspired Italian meals.

If games are more your style, try Archie Brothers instead. Awaiting you there is dodgem cars, a virtual reality fix and arcade classics like Dance Dance Revolution.

With a group of friends? Try Archie Brothers’ haunted house laser tag or relax into the old favourite of ten-pin bowling.

You won’t find cocktails more Instagrammable than those mixed at Archie’s. The eye-popping Candy Stand will have your missing friends wondering where you are.

This strawberry shake has a vanilla-frosted rim, whipped cream and a splash of white rum and Frangelico for extra kick. Did we mention the giant lollipop and a candy kebab garnish?

Tell your friends you’re at Archie’s. And bring them next time