Night-time Good Times

By Ashleigh Synnott

When the evening is just getting started, you need something a little different to get your all-nighter vibe on. Check out the following venues for some good times at night. 

Kicks Bowling

For an evening of games and good fun Kicks is great value. There are loads of combo specials, delicious Americana meal options, and a killer games arcade featuring several state-of-the-art games, along with some classics such as Space Invaders, The Walking Dead, and Twin Moto GP. For late night kicks don’t forget the D Dark Ride, a multi-sensory interactive virtual reality experience that is world-class best. It’s the first simulator to blend a competitive interactive and reactive game into a 3D ride, where you can experience the thrill of up to 400 mind-blowing movements per second and up to 2Gs acceleration. 

1 Eels Place Parramatta 2150; (02) 8833 0777; Visit the Kicks Tenpin and Arcade Bowling website. 

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Scram Escape Rooms

Get ready for an evening of mystery and mayhem at Scram Escape Rooms. Your challenge is to solve the mystery in order to escape the room – not an experience for the faint-hearted. In the Wizard Room your aim is to find the magic wand, in the Doll House you’re trapped with life-sized toys, and in Cr-18 you have lost all contact with Mission Control. The whole experience takes just over an hour and a half and, located super close to Eat Street, this is the perfect option for a late-night group activity.

48/2 O'Connell Street Parramatta 2150; (02) 7909 6515; Visit the Scram Escape Rooms website. 

No Lights No Lycra

Let it go, let it go … at No Lights No Lycra. Every Monday at 7 pm at the Harry Todd Band Hall you can get your groove on and make the week count with some ripper tunes and a good old fashioned boogie. It’s just $10 for a totally funky, no ego, no strings attached dance session where you can get the week off to just the right note. It’s all about free, unrestricted movement so you can rock up, minus the tight duds, and just be yourself. 

Harry Todd Band Hall, 10 Jubilee Lane Parramatta 2150; Visit The Westies website. 

Trivia Night at Parra Leagues

Parra Leagues Trivia is one of the best in town and is on every Thursday in the Bistro. They have $260 in cash and prizes up for grabs, plus food and beverage points for winning members. Check-in for trivia starts at 5.30 pm for a 7:30 pm start – this place can fill up so be sure to arrive early and check-in at the Bistro before you play. The grub is as tasty as it is reasonably priced, making this an all-round win for an excellent night out. 

1 Eels Place Parramatta 2150; (02) 8833 0777; Visit the Parra Leagues website. 

9 Degrees

Head on down to Western Sydney’s premier bouldering facility for all the latest in climbing walls, handhold shapes and route setting. The friendly staff and barista-quality coffee will keep you going– whether you’re a first-time climber or an experienced athlete, 9 Degrees has something to offer. The state of the art facilities are fun, colourful, and challenging, with a new set of boulders on offer every Thursday between 4 pm and 10 pm. Student entry rates apply Friday nights, and Newbie Mondays means you bring a friend and get free entry or a one-week extension on your membership. Rock on!

Unit 11, 38-46 South Street Rydalmere 2116; (02) 8872 1052; Visit the 9 Degrees website.  

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