Thinking of where to go for your weekend dates? Well HOLABOLLA may have just found the perfect solution for you if you are at the "getting to know each other" phase with a hottie, fun time guaranteed.
It’s official: Newtown Social Club is now Holey Moley – a mini-golf cocktail bar where you can eat and drink while you play. Funlab, the entertainment company that also owns Strike Bowling and Sky Zone, purchased the venue earlier in the year and spent two months installing 18 novelty holes over two storeys.
On the ground floor, hit a ball into Pacman’s mouth and get a photo with the Game of Thrones-inspired chair made of golf clubs. Head up the stairs (they’re now lined with funhouse mirrors) and turn right at the neon angel wings where NSC staff used to scan tickets. Next to a copy of the living room from The Simpsons, and a donkey with Donald Trump’s face on its backside (The Ass Hole), hit a ball onto an oversized, spinning turntable. Think about the time you stood in this same spot and watched your favourite band (Camp Cope, 2016), or observed as the crowd descended into mayhem (DZ Deathrays, 2015).
“We’re still getting, ‘It’s a travesty’, but all that would have happened is Newtown Social Club would have closed down,” says Michael Schreiber, Funlab CEO. “Things change and move on. Our preference was to be in the CBD, but it was hard to find a space. We needed to find a venue that we could rebirth, that already had appropriate licensing in place, and this came up.”