Experience a bit of greyhound racing in Wollongong
See the dogs race live
Every Thursday night locals are treated to an evening of greyhound action at the Dapto Greyound Racing Club. With free entry as well as bar and TAB facilities, it makes for the perfect meeting place for some post-work drinks and a cheeky little punt. If you’re an avid greyhound fan, you will be able to cheer on your dog in person, willing it to victory. If punting just isn’t your thing, you can still admire the raw beauty and athletic ability of these little pocket rockets while you wash away the stresses of work with a couple of cold beverages. If you haven’t been before, be sure to visit to the Dapto Greyhound Racing Club to experience greyhound racing at its best.
Where: 89 Princes Highway Dapto Wollongong NSW
Prefer to watch in the comfort of a Wollongong pub?
The Dapto Leagues Club really has it all when it comes to your midweek entertainment. You can bring the family down for an affordable meal at the award-winning William Beach Brasserie, which serves all your favourite pub grub and even features a FunZone for kids with a state-of-the-art playground and video games that’ll keep them amused for hours. Perhaps you’re heading down with mates for a night of socialising over a few cold ones? Bypass the restaurants altogether and head straight to the sports bar, which has 14 different tap beers and 17 different sports screens to choose from. Pick one of the 10 form guide screens to place a bet on the Dapto greyhounds or just hang by the bar with a couple of mates and socialise with one of the friendly staff.
Where: Bong Bong Road Dapto Wollongong NSW
Located just 700 metres from the Dapto Greyhound Racing Club itself, the Dapto Bowling Club makes for a great place to grab tasty bistro style meal before heading to the races. Walk into the Huntley Bistro and choose between a range of delicious mains; a popular choice is The Huntley Gourmet Burger, which features a beef patty with your choice of four delicious gourmet toppings. Relax at the dinner table and catch up with friends over a few drinks before filing out into the courtesy bus for a night at the dogs. Not interested in watching the greyhound action live? Stay at the Dapto Bowling Club and make use of their full TAB facilities, as well as affordable drink prices and watch the dogs from the screens here.
Where: 66-76 Marshall St Dapto Wollongong NSW
The Berkeley Hotel has been the post-work meeting spot for Wollongong locals over many years. Recently refurbished, The Berkeley Hotel is a must-visit if you’re going to have a punt on the greyhounds this Thursday night. It doesn’t matter whether you want to fuel up on some Thai food at the restaurant beforehand or head straight to the huge sports bar, the staff at the Berkeley Hotel will make sure you’re 100 per cent looked after. Spend the night by the pool table competing against mates or just pull up a seat and study the form guide, whatever the case you’re bound to strike up some conversation with one of the friendly locals who make this place their regular.
Where: 7 Devon Street Berkeley Wollongong NSW
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Where will you be watching the Dapto greyhounds this Thursday night?