Club Old Bar

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Club Old Bar has undergone some major renovations and is proud to showcase its brand new look.

Located just ten minutes from Taree in the gorgeous beachside town of Old Bar, Club Old Bar is the hub of the community and a go-to destination for tourists to the region. Not your average Bowling Club, they boast a huge range of modern facilities and function rooms, ideal for any event. Having won NSW Club of the Year award four times, Club Old Bar is the envy of clubs throughout the region.

If you have ever been to Old Bar, you are sure to have visited Club Old Bar, located a few blocks back from the beach on Belford Street. With a café, bistro, wine bar, beer garden and fantastic function facilities, the club has been a must-see spot in Old Bar for over 50 years. There have been many a wedding, party, conference and sporting group meeting enjoyed within the club, not to mention all their weekly raffles and events.

Recent renovations have made the club even better, with a brand new, architecturally designed bar and foyer area, that has been blowing people away.

Tony Jones, General Manager of Club Old Bar for the past 20 years, said that as a club, they are committed to maintaining their position as market leader, providing modern facilities for members and exceptional service that goes above and beyond.

“We are proud of our club and wanted the renovations to reflect that. We provide our members and guests with the best possible facilities, with the new bar and foyer giving the club a modern look with a huge wow factor.”

Large scale renovations can be difficult for a busy club that continues to serve cold beer seven days a week; however, Tony said the staff and customers took it all in their stride: “The staff really took ownership during the renovations; they worked through the process, knowing the final result was well worth the wait. Our customers showed a lot of interest throughout and loved seeing the different stages of the project completed. Our members are proud and really feel like a part of the club; it was great to have their positive feedback throughout.”

Under the leadership of President Trevor Wisemantel, Club Old Bar has a very proactive board, with the renovations all part of a larger strategic plan – providing infrastructure for the future. Club Old Bar plans to continue to grow and develop in the community for a very long time.

The new facilities will be enjoyed by not only members and tourists, but the many community groups and sporting clubs that Club Old Bar support.

Community integration is an important part of being the heart of Old Bar. The club doesn’t only support local community groups, but businesses too, using local company RSF along with other contractors and community resources for their renovations.

Warren Steedman, Company Director of RSF said they are proud to have been involved with the refurbishment of local icon Club Old Bar. “It’s a project which provides the community with a first-class club environment in Old Bar,” Warren said. “Our thanks go to the local trades who worked with us on the project – Young Building P/L, Rowsell Electrical and Edstein Creative Stone.”

Architect Chris Vlatko from SHAC was excited to be involved in the project. “SHAC are passionate about place-making and are proud to have had the opportunity to collaborate with Club Old Bar to create a modern, innovative and highly functional series of staged developments,” Chris said. “The project has completely transformed the nerve centre of the club and maximised the lifestyle opportunities for the Old Bar community.”

The club’s $10 lunch specials from Monday to Friday are a great excuse to head into Old Bar to check out the renovations. For seniors, there’s a seniors lunch every Thursday from just $15, including a drink and $2 keno voucher. For more information, visit the website: cluboldbar.com.au or pop in any time; they are open seven days.

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