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Autumn already and quite the time to be alive.

Autumn is a lovely season for a having a beer outside on the bowling green after work or after picking up the kids. Remember the 2nd Friday of every month the PBC pays for a jumping castle for your family to come and enjoy!

Anzac day coming up next month, Saturday April 25th, will be a non-gambling and family friendly event, showcasing some spectacular New Zealand beers – put it in the diary people, it will be great.

I mention it below but I will mention it here as well for all you headline readers: Working Bee Saturday 14th at 8am, please come and get involved. I am sure you all know by now but as a reminder we are a not for profit community club that relies on, and loves the involvement of all our volunteers and supporters.

Check out our Facebook and Website for more details about the club and don’t forget to become a member! www.thepbc.org.au/join

Bar Reno to begin July 2020

We are starting a full bar renovation in July this year but before we get into it let me tell you that yes, we will still be open and trading.  We will still be slinging your favorite tipples and toddys and will need your consistent and loving support throughout this period. We will have temporary bars and fridges set up inside and on nice days, outside as well.

The reason for the bar renovation is that the floor was never sealed properly and it is time to do something about it before any major water damage/ issues arise. This means the bar area must be cleared in order to get into the nitty gritty of the floor. Whilst we are at it and things are being moved around we are going to change a few things to help increase flow and workspace. This means both a better workspace for employees and better flow for you thirsty customers on those busy days. As for aesthetics, we consider it very important to hold onto the PBCs current look and vibe and won’t be transforming into a shiney new run of the mill bar.

Also, we will be DOUBLING THE BEER TAPS. That’s right, if you had a hard time choosing between the 12 beers on offer now there will be 24 in the near future!

As you can imagine this will be a costly project and so we will be holding a few fundraising events over the next few months and we would love it if everyone came along and got involved. More about those events as soon as I plan them and please, stay tuned for more info on the bar situation as it unfolds. If you have any questions or queries please get in touch.

Building Accessibility

We have achieved a lot over the years but one of the long term issues we haven't solved yet is making the club building accessible. The board pours a lot of money into getting the building safe and working with many things demanding priority attention or else we wouldn't be able to operate. This was evident with the recent total kitchen upgrade and for the next big project - rebuilding the whole bar area. 

The building works associated with accessibility would require access to the building plus accessible toilets. This would also trigger other works to make the building certifiable.  It would be the biggest project we have done. We are committed to this year having architectural plans made on how we can achieve this to the building. Once we have these plans we will be able to cost it and then try and fundraise/save up to build it.  As such we are seeing if within our PBC community there are architects who can do this sort of work at a price that reflects we are a community club.  Please email or call Penny 9569 4639, manager@thepbc.org.au.  


George, PBC President

PBC Working Bee - Sat 14th March 8am

It’s working bee time friends! Please, come and give us a hand doing all the boring jobs we put off because we are busy doing fun jobs. Fun jobs like, carefully tasting and selecting fine beverages for your consumption, organizing fun days with giant slides and awesome bands for your pleasure, posting pictures of Carl on Instagram to win your hearts, etc.

Not so fun jobs but equally important are weeding, composting and painting.

We will start bright and early on Saturday 14th March at 8am (because of the painting) and be done by 11-12pm – just in time for beer-o’clock.

Please register your interest with Penny at manager@thepbc.org.au so I borrow the appropriate amount of paintbrushes from the Tool Library 

We saved up our money last year and got this fancy water bubbler and tap installed outside next to the greens for your drinking pleasure. Being a waste conscious club, we were able to hook the water wastage pipe into our water tank so that it can be used on the bowling greens and garden.

If you haven’t sat solar side at sunset, you haven’t lived!
Thanks to the Inner West Stronger Communities Grant we have some solar lights to provide safety and comfort as you sit outside and enjoy your time at the PBC.

PBC Merch!

How great is this PBC merch! Also got a few bucket hats and 5 panel hats, come by and check them out!

There are limited kids sizes so best to come in and check them out at the club/ try them on.

Rainbow designed by Cody Shapiro and Pirate flag designed by Bruce Collier.

Kids @ the PBC

Hi parents, whilst we do enjoy you bringing your children to the PBC so they can run around and you can relax, we do have some rules.

The main one is that you, the parent or guardian need to be with your child at all times. You are responsible for them and their behaviour.

We allow children to run around on the top green but NOT the bottom green. The bottom green is for adults who want to bowl. Please respect this and we will all live happily ever after.

Inner West Tool Library @ The Bowlo!

Recently the IWTL was highly commended for Community Spirit and Inclusion at the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW awards! Great work team!

Open Saturdays from 9am-12pm but you can browse the catalogue online HERE – don’t forget to become a member!

Sunday meat and Veggie tray!

Want to drink beers in the sun instead of doing the weekly shop?

Well we have got you covered!

Tickets start selling at 3pm on Sundays, gotta be in to win it! 

Meat is from the Premium Butcher in Leichhardt Marketplace and the Veggies are fresh from Harris Farm Leichhardt.

What's in the PBC Garden?

Here’s a few pics of what we have growing here in our garden!
All sustained by our rainwater tanks and compost from the kitchen scraps! Fresh fruit, veg and herbs going back into the bar and kitchen to provide you with only the freshest and tastiest of ingredients!






Convene On The Green - Friday 13th March

It's that time of the month again to Convene on the Green! All welcome, bring the cherubs and the pups from 4pm.

Jumping castle on the green, delicious bistro specials and the chance to get together with the neighbours. Convene on the Green is our ultra special, hi-carb, low nutrient, community hugfest on the 2nd Friday of the month.

Trivia every Tuesday from 7:30!

Trivial Tuesday from 7:30pm

Come and answer some questions to win cash prizes! wine! Respect? There are also some delicious food and beverage offerings.

Bistro open from 5pm with the full menu for your enjoyment!

Call the club today to book your table! Today! Not Tomorrow! Today!

All Bodies Yoga - Every Tuesday and Saturday Morning

Start the day with an accessible yoga class on the beautiful lawns of Petersham Bowling Club (it's ture, they are beautiful at the moment because of the rain).

Tuesday mornings from 6:45am and Saturday mornings at 8am  (60min class).

$12 a class, cash or card and BYO yoga mat (a small number of mats are available for hire at $2)

Wednesdays @ the PBC

Need a cure for those hump day blues? How about Free bowls? That’s right, mention the PBC monthly newsletter and get FREE bowls on a Wednesday! Bistro is open and beers will be flowin’ Did I mention happy hour prices are $6.30? That’s right, $6.30 for any tap beer! Even those fancy $10 delicacies. See you next Wednesday.

Happy hour is 5-6pm Tuesday-Thursday and 4-6pm on Fridays

PBC Game Night - Every 2nd Wednesday of the month - 11th March

Come and join in the fun and our PBC Games Night!
Happening every second Wednesday of the month, doors open at 5pm so the fun can start as soon you leave from work early!

Bring games and friends or come solo and just join in! It’ll be great!

Games include but are not limited to (cause you can bring your own) scrabble, cards, connect 4, N64 and table tennis! 

Bespoken Word - Wednesday 11th March

"I Can Top That!" is a true-story-telling-comedy-soirée. Hosted by veteran storytelling comedian John Knowles, as heard on ABC Radio, the show challenges three guest comedians to tell short funny true stories based on a random audience topics. Performers try to top John’s real life tales with their own true confessions, adventures, mishaps, family secrets etc. Its like The Moth meets Graham Norton meets Family Feud.  Past Guests include Peter Berner, Rebecca DeUnamuno, James Valentine, Many Nolan, Tommy Dean, George Catsi and dozens of Sydney’s funniest oral storytellers.

In first half, Post Haste Players - the Shakespearian Impro Comedy Company that brought you the hilarious Romeo & Juliet Improvised & Rome Sweet Rome, will amaze and amuse you with their original hit show BARD TO THE BONE!  It’s Shakespeare made to measure, as you like it, a never-seen-before, new Shakespeare play made up on the spot using your suggestions!’  Live and unscripted as part of the 'I Can Top That! monthly comedy double-header!

Ticket Cost: $15.00 each online through Eventbrite or $18.00 at the door.

Poetry At The PBC - 19th March @ 6:30pm

Poets at the Petersham Bowlo presents our monthly open mic soiree, from 6.30 till 9.30. Poems, short stories, anecdotes, comedy, acoustic music.

Free admission. Come, enjoy a beer, a pizza and have a laugh with mates.

Sign up on the night if you’d like to present!

March Gig Guide

There's some great music coming your way over the month of March. Check our website or Facebook for more info... acts include:

Sunday 1st @ 3pm: Lost in the Woods/ Winston Smith/ The River Stones

Sunday 1st @ 6pm: Etchings Wound Fire Appeal

Wednesday 4th @ 7:30pm: The Cod

Thursday 5th @ 7pm: Araz Demha with the Man From Atlantis

Friday 6th @ 8pm: PEG/ Rubber Necker/ Uncle Pit

Saturday 7th @ 5pm: Closed for Private Function

Sunday 8th @ 3pm: Rogue Company + Victa

Sunday 8th @ 6pm: Madeline Duke

Thursday 12th @ 7:30pm: Porch Light Sessions

Friday 13th @ 8pm: Release World Tour 2020

Saturday 14th @ 5pm: Closed for Private Function

Sunday 15th @ 3pm: Wifey

Sunday 15th @ 6pm: Humming Grotto

Wednesday 18th @ 8pm: Flats and Sharps (UK)

Thursday 19th @ 6:30pm: Poetry @ the PBC

Thursday 19th @ 8pm: Tony McManus & Bob Jenson

Friday 20th @ 8pm: Ben Salter and Domonic Hoey

Saturday 21st @ 2pm: With Space/ Tim Doubinsky

Saturday 21st @ 8pm: Eleanor McEvoy

Sunday 22nd @ 3pm: Creeping Vintage/ Nervous Wrex

Sunday 22nd @ 6pm: Kieran Kane & Reyna Gellert

Thursday 26th @ 8pm: Six it Up

Friday 27th @ 8pm: John Kennedy

Saturday 28th @ 2pm: Annaliesa Rose

Saturday 28th @ 5pm: Closed for Private Function

Sunday 29th @ 3pm: Mass Landing/ The Blindfolds/ The Charm Band

Sunday 29th @ 7pm: Jellyman's Daughter


Araz Demha with the Man From Atlantis

Thursday 5th @ 7pm

PEG / Rubber Necker / Uncle Pit

Friday 6th @ 8pm

Rogue Company + Victa

Sunday 8th @ 3pm


Madeleine Duke

Sunday 8th @ 6pm

Wifey, Oh Reach, Buddy Glass, Martha

Wifey, Oh Reach, Buddy Glass, Martha

Sunday 15th @ 2pm

Flats & Sharps

Wednesday 18th @ 8pm

Ben Salter & Dominic Hoey: Pan Galactic Boyfriends

Friday 20th @ 7:30pm


JFK’s Independence Days

Friday 27th @ 7:30pm

Annaliesa Rose

Saturday 28th @ 2pm