10 Myths About RSL Clubs.

RSL Clubs have put up with a lot of stereotypes over the past few decades.

“Only old people go to RSLs.”

“If you don’t like Bingo, you’re out of luck.”

“I can get better bistro food at a pub.”

“My friends will think I’m not cool if I go.”

The Truth Behind The RSL Myths

It’s time to break the stereotype.

We’re cracking down on the ten most common myths we’ve heard since we opened our RSL doors in 1937.

The truth behind the myths?

Read on to find out.

1. I Won’t Feel Welcomed

Entering unknown territory can be little nerve-racking. Sometimes we may feel we won’t be accepted. That’s not the case with Dee Why RSL.

Everyone is welcome.  

Anyone. Any age. Any gender. As long as they’re ready for a good time.

2. I Never Know What To Wear – The Dress Code Is Confusing

For years, people have thought they’ll get kicked out for wearing thongs or shorts.

For special events such as an engagement party or wedding, it’s probably best to leave the casual clothes at home. But on most occasions, RSLs are pretty laid back about dress code.

At Dee Why RSL you’re all good to go as long as you steer clear of some of the following:
— Swimwear, leotards or lycra bike shorts
— Untidy, ripped or dirty attire
— Obscene or offensive language on clothing
— Bare feet

3.  RSL Clubs Have A Dull, Old-School Atmosphere

It’s not uncommon for people to think of RSLs as an old-people, old school atmosphere. RSLs are commonly advertised for bingo and roasts.

Let us tell you a little secret about Dee Why RSL. We have something for everyone, whether you’ve just started walking, are a teenager, just finished uni, started a family or are getting a few grey hairs here and there. We’re more than just a one-room band who does trivia, food and drinks all in the one space. We’re a modern, open and living RSL club ideal for all ages.

4.  RSLs Are Boring, There’s Nothing For Me To Do

Dee Why RSL has activities for all types of personalities and age groups. Activities range from trivia and music bingo to the classic RSL fare of bingo. We have plenty to offer next time your at Dee Why RSL

5. They Don’t Cater For My Dietary Requirements

Are food options always a struggle? You either can’t find what you like or the menus don’t fit your dietary requirements. At Dee Why RSL we have so many delicious dining options:

Tastes of Asia
Battery House

6. Everyone In The RSL Drinks Beer

While beer might be a popular choice, RSLs have a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Want a drink that’s not beer? Did you know you can choose from a selection of freshly made cocktails? Not a drinker? How about our mocktail range?

If you do like a good old cocktail or glass of wine, then head over to Battery House  or Courtyard where we whip up some classic cocktails. Grab your mates, order some delicious food and let the good times roll.

7. Kids Get Bored In RSLs.

As a kid, you might remember the old folks telling you to put your nice shoes on because you’re heading over the RSL. You probably followed with a tantrum saying they’re boring and for old people.

Not anymore.

Your kids will want to visit Dee Why RSL every weekend once they hear about Zone Bowling and Laser Tag.

We offer state-of-the-art sound systems, arcade games, bumper and glow in the dark bowling, great food, and a licensed bar for the oldies. Perfect for the next kids day out or birthday party.

8. You Need To Become A Member To Enter An RSL

You only need to become an member if you are over the age of 18 and live within the 5 km radius of the club.

Members get all the perks like cheaper food and drinks, earn and redeem points, $20 Birthday credit, exclusive member promotions and more. At Dee Why RSL, our memberships are super affordable.

But keep reading… we’ve left the best myth-breaking facts until last.

Three men holding beers

9. RSL Clubs Are An Eyesore.

Over the years, RSLs have gained a negative stigma. Close your eyes and imagine walking to an RSL… What do you see?

Perhaps you imaged beer stained carpet, drab paint, 80’s curtains and dim lighting. Yes, back in the day RSLs were known as the place to wind down the week with a beer and punt with daggy background music to keep you company.

Today, RSLs are a social hotspot, especially at Dee Why RSL. No matter the reason, there’s something for everyone at Dee Why RSL.

10. RSLs Serve Only as Commemorative Venues for ANZAC Day and Australia Day.

Many newcomers often perceive RSLs as places primarily for special events like ANZAC Day and Australia Day.

However, it’s important to recognise that RSLs hold a special significance as venues for solemn remembrance, particularly on occasions like ANZAC Day. While they do provide entertainment on these days, such as the traditional game of Two-Up, it’s crucial to understand the deeper purpose behind these gatherings.

At Dee Why RSL, we have weekly entertainment so the fun times never stop rolling throughout the year.

What Myth Were You Most Surprised About?

We’ve covered ten myths that have surrounded RSL Clubs since they first opened their doors.

Today, RSL’s have transformed themselves into modern venues suited for all ages. From entertainment and fun for the kids to different food cuisines. Dee Why RSL covers it all.

Plan your next event at Dee Why RSL and let the good times roll!