Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club Revealed. An Innovative Venue SO worth a visit / What’s On In Wollongong.

Why Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club is nudging to be the Illawarra’s best club, pub, bowlo, restaurant and beachside accommodation.

  • Craving a night out with your friends?
  • Want affordable family dining with a kid’s playpark?
  • Fancy a weekend beachside getaway on the beautiful south coast of NSW?
  • Or an atmospheric venue for live sports near Wollongong?
  • A spot of barefoot bowls perhaps? Or state of the art bowling greens?
  • Plus lunch, dining and delicious cocktail specials galore?
Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club is one of the Illawarra’s most popular drink and dining destinations.

Let us introduce you to the innovative Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club! It is absolutely NOT your average NSW Club…

Here at What’s On In Wollongong, we love trading local insider secrets – and we are excited to reveal that this beautiful, recently renovated venue, is creating quite a stir.

It’s not just its delicious food, vibey feel, refreshing drinks, exciting sports, live entertainment, and comfortable beachside cabin accommodation…

Keep reading to learn why Warilla Bowls is the perfect place for your next fun outing. Just 15 mins south of Wollongong and situated in a quaint beachside suburb, it’s a venue you’ll keep coming back to because its got something to keep everyone happy.

Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club provides a stunning beachside location for your next get-together or getaway.

Best club and bowlo for food in the Illawarra?

Well, where do we start? The hand stretched, wood fired pizza lovingly crafted by Pizza chef Rod, is a massive calling card. Hello *$10 Steak nights Monday – Tuesday, $15 Pizza nights Wednesdays and *$12 Lunch specials Monday – Friday! (*members prices).

Foodies, rejoice! Warilla Bowls boasts a mouth-watering menu that will satisfy any craving. You’ll enjoy affordable Illawarra dining with high-quality food.

To view dining options and delicious menus or to book a table, click here. You can thank What’s On In Wollongong for sending you later 😉

Pssst become a member (a mere $5 a year or 3 years for $10) and gain access to amazing discounts on food and drinks, plus member-exclusive specials and promotions! Plus events for everyone, from the little ones to girls nights out and everything wonderful in between. Join at the reception desk on your first visit! Just don’t forget to bring your ID.

Delicious lunch and dinner menu at Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club.

If outside dining is your preference, the enchanting Lagoon Street space is perfect for you. is perfect for you. Enjoy craft beer or signature cocktails in the sunshine by day. Or, visit at night and enjoy a beautiful atmosphere under twinkling fairy lights. This alfresco dining area is spacious and beautifully done, with a cocktails, pizza and burgers operating out of repurposed shipping containers with an undeniably innovative chic. Lagoon Street is beautifully styled, with undercover and sun-drenched outdoor areas.

We love how sustainability is high on their agenda. Warilla Bowls has the largest solar install of any club in Australia and they do not use paper menus in an even greater effort for sustainability (menus are displayed on TV screens).

Lagoon Street ticks the boxes for families too as kids love its play area and it’s easy for parents to keep an eye on the table close by, so you can actually relax with food or drinks. Relaxed family friendly dining can happen here!

Or, come with your crew to watch live sports, including every UFC event, on the massive outside screen. Lagoon Street lends itself just as well to a night out with friends, or a chilled family meal.

Family-friendly dining at Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club.

Best cocktails and happy hours Illawarra-wide?

Ladies and gents! Enjoy $10 cocktails Friday night between 4pm-6pm, or great value cocktail jugs from $38 always (serves four). Every week, they also run Thirsty Thursdays ($25 mojito jugs).

The talented mixologists behind the bar can whip up your favourite drink or recommend something new to try. You may want to sample the cocktails classics. Or enjoy their fresh spins on the classics like the amazing zingy pomegranate margarita. Or, for a delicious pick me up, the coconut espresso martini – yum! For some of the best Illawarra cocktails inspiration click here to get inspired!

Monday – Friday happy hour schooners at $4 for members also. Or sample Warilla’s array of craft beers… It’s the club that delivers for everyone!

Fantastic cocktail menu and Happy Hour specials at Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club.

Relaxing Beachside Cabins near Wollongong – with built-in fun

Warilla Bowls and Recreation’s Beachside cabins are located an easy, quick walk from the Club. The Barrack Point Holiday cabins are some of Wollongong’s most family friendly accommodation. Kids love the playpark and grassy areas to roam. Plus parents note: you are a 2 min drive to a safe lagoon style beach (Little Beach) where your kids can happily splash around safely.

You’ll enjoy the beachside bbq areas, or you have the joys of Warilla Bowls to dine and play right next door! The tennis courts and lawn bowl options can be a hit too.

Whether you want an easy weekend escape for couples, or a family getaway close to Wollongong, you are covered! Book here!

Barrack Point Holiday cabins at Warilla Bowls & Recreation Club.

Diamonds Reception Centre: An ideal Illawarra venue for Weddings, birthday parties, Christenings, Wakes or your Christmas party!

Want to create a really special event and celebrate by the sea on the stunning coast of the Illawarra? The Diamonds Reception Centre offers a stunning outdoor ceremony space, room hire options for any event or function large or small and accommodation close by for travelling guests.

Diamonds Reception Centre is your complete celebration venue for lifelong memories and unforgettable events. Get in touch with the fabulous events team here.

Plan a beachside wedding at Diamonds Reception Centre.

Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club is an amazing venue that has something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a fun night out with your friends, a quick weekend getaway or a place to watch sports and enjoy delicious food and drinks, you won’t be disappointed by what Warilla Bowls has to offer.

So gather up all your friends and family – including the kids! Head over for an unforgettable night or weekend filled with food, drinks, sports, outdoor fun and indoor entertainment. This venue of exceptional value is perfect for any occasion.

With thanks to the amazing team at Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club who showed us around this amazing and diverse venue, and for introducing to us what one of the best Bowlo’s in NSW has to offer. They are truly passionate about delivering great experiences to all who visit. Do yourself a favour and get down there!