Updated: Dec 22, 2019
INDOOR SAND VOLLEYBALL AND MORE! It’s been awhile since I stepped inside this Downers Grove venue. It was North Beach Bar back in the 90s when I would go with my college friends to play volleyball and hang out. As I was researching new places in the west suburbs, I was so excited to discover Downers Sand Club - in the same location - and open since 2014!
I brought my niece and her middle school friends to check it out.
At first, I stood sideline taking photos as they played, but the more they laughed, dove, jumped, and cheered, the more I couldn’t resist – Aunt Kristen was coming in to play!
The time went way to fast – we had so much fun! Entertaining nine middle school girls could be quite the feat, but I can say with 100% confidence that I didn’t see one eye roll or hand on hip – it was a total success!
As we finished our game, we were drawn to all the other things to do inside the club – bags, giant Jenga, pool tables, darts, foosball, shuffleboard, Golden Tee; plus, there is an entire section dedicated to dancing and karaoke. All activities are open to all ages and the indoor facility makes this fun weatherproof too! Renting a volleyball court is only $50/hour, so if you come with 12 friends to make two teams – it’s only $4.17/person - and the Bags and giant Jenga are free with food and/or drink purchase. Quite possibly the cheapest entertainment in town!
Before leaving, I checked out the line-up to see what other events were happening – Salsa Sundays; East Coast Swing & Lindy Hop Dancing Tuesdays; West Coast Swing Dancing Wednesdays; Board Games Wednesdays; DJ Dancing Saturday Nights; Karaoke Friday and Sundays. Add the sand volleyball – Never a dull moment!
Overview Over 18,000 square feet of entertainment, including a private back room and outdoor patio to enjoy indoor sand Volleyball courts, Bags, Pool Tables, Darts, Foosball, Shuffleboard, Dancing, and Karaoke. Locally owned and operated and all activities are open to all ages!
Downers Sand Club 1211 Butterfield Rd. Suite B Downers Grove, IL 60515 (708) 497-9689 www.downerssandclub.com
Hours: 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday through Thursday; 3 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.
Price $: Prices vary depending on activity selected. Open volleyball times available. Dancing cover charge includes lesson and open-dance. Some activities free with purchase of food or drink.
ABOUT THE WRITER Naperville mom Kristen Kucharski graduated from Illinois State University in 1992 with an International Business Degree. She is married and has two energetic daughters and her house is always full of children. Kristen’s column titled, Mom's Little Black Book, is a monthly feature written for moms who are looking for ways to keep their kids busy.
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