As well as being a hub of the community, Lawson Bowling Club has history: its unique circular structure reveals its one-time use as a water tank for steam trains.
And just as those trains would pause for a liquid refill, Mountains locals can do the same, with the club reopening its doors to customers and bowlers on Monday, October 11 - and it some ways it's like the place never went away.
"The response from customers has been very positive," said club chairperson Steve Ciani. "They are glad to be back amongst friends to socialise and play bowls again.
"Thank you everyone for returning and supporting our club."
Lawson Bowling Club is also slowing returning to holding many of it much-loved events.
"We have the open mic, Swamp Sessions, returning on the first Thursday in November, as well as trivia on every fourth Sunday in the month," said Mr Ciani. "Karaoke is also on the way for November, and we will be having a scaled-down, low-key event for Melbourne Cup day."
Lawson Bowling Club can be found at 2 Loftus Street, Lawson, about 50 metres from the train station. Opening hours are 11am to 4pm on Tuesday, 11am to 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and 11am to 10pm on Friday and Saturday.