There aren't many places in north London where you can bowl, dance, slurp slushies and sing your heart out in a karaoke booth until the wee hours, but Rowans is one of them. This old den of entertainment has been there since 1913, surviving two world wars and even playing host to The Beatles in 1963. It almost got torn down by Harringay council to amke way for flats in 2014, but the adoring locals petitioned hard until the council gave in. And so they should! Here are five reasons we think it's so great, not to mention you can have pizza delivered straight to your lane or karaoke booth.
|Venue name:||Rowans Bowl||Contact:|
10 Stroud Green Rd
|Transport:||Tube: Finsbury Park|
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Average User Rating
3 / 5
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- 1 star:2
Was a fan of Rowans for a long time but unfortunately I won't be going there any more. Unbelievably rude door staff who act incredibly unprofessionally. 'David Martonik' in particular made some quite racist / sexist comments to our group on numerous occasions. A real shame that such a fun place is losing a lot of custom thanks to some really poor choices in door personnel.
Very dissappointed by a place that's always been a regular spot for us.
Tonight we were rufused entry on the basis of not "having enough girls" with us. Laughable door policies shouldn't be the case in a place that relies so heavily on local custom.
A great place lost a bunch of real fans tonight
This place is amazing! It's authentically retro - slightly rundown bowling lanes, an arcade room (complete with indoor basketball), a sectioned off karaoke room and a dancefloor with a DJ who even takes requests. The bar is incredibly cheap and sells Slush Puppies, which you can customise with a spirit of your choosing. Top tip - tequila works well, gin is not so good.
Entry is a nominal £2.