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Lawn Bowling at Brit's

Every Sat. and Sun. from June 3-Sept. 24
12-11 p.m.
$10 per hour adults; $5 per hour kids 12 and under
Barhopping, Sports - Participatory

Of all the downtown eating establishments with a sunny rooftop, Brit’s Pub makes the most interesting use of theirs. Yoga sessions are frequently scheduled, and U.K. movies screen weekly in August. There’s even an annual pole vaulting championship where guests can watch elite athletes compete for top honors. Also during the summer is Brit’s open lawn bowling. For those unfamiliar, the rules are simple: form two teams, throw bludger-sized balls (a.k.a. “bowls”) toward a jack. The team with the closest piece wins. It’s a game that takes about five minutes per round, can be played with a buzz, and requires almost no athletic ability. Leagues take to the downtown roof on weekdays, but on Saturdays and Sundays the lawn is open to whoever calls first dibs, making it a fun—and relatively cheap—activity for a date night or a casual afternoon among friends.


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