Wollongong & Illawarra Cocktails. Find the Best Cocktails Near Me…

What’s on in Wollongong’s local guide to Bars, Pubs and Clubs for Amazing Cocktails. Let us shortcut you to our best cocktails and cocktail happy hours in Wollongong & the Illawarra. Celebrate, unwind and reconnect. Get your mates on board and sample our region’s finest cocktails – we loved researching this article!

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Cocktails at Sage Hotel Wollongong

Cocktails – Sage Hotel Wollongong

Coldwater Creek Restaurant & Bar is Sage Hotel Wollongong’s buzzing lobby restaurant for beer, wine and cocktails. They have daily happy hours and food specials available on the menu too.

Happy Hour at Coldwater Creek Restaurant 5-6pm, Monday to Sunday with Signature Cocktails: $15

Cocktails at Restaurant Santino

Cocktails – Restaurant Santino

The Restaurant Santino has an impressive range of cocktails on offer. They are known for their exceptional service, food and drinks. A night at Restaurant Santino won’t disappoint.

Cocktails at Wests Illawarra Leagues Club

Cocktails – Wests Illawarra

Wests Illawarra has a signature cocktail menu to start your night off right; choose from a selection that includes (but isn’t limited to) Aperol Spritz or a Malibu Breeze. While there, make a night of it and have dinner or take in the band for the evening in The Lounge.

Cocktails at The Bally Hotel

Cocktails – Balgownie Hotel

The Bally Hotel is “comin’ in hot” with cocktails this party season and has a bunch to choose from, like the Mai Tai, Cucumber Gimblet, Cosmopolitans, and many more. Enjoy your evening or afternoon with a view at the brilliant Balgownie Hotel. It has a great atmosphere, a fab pub garden and delicious food to go with it.

Cocktails at Steamers Bar & Grill

Cocktails – Steamers Bar & Grill

Steamers Bar & Grill for when you want the finest cocktails with stunning ocean views. They also have gift cards for a friend or family member who you might not know what to buy for, and they offer a great night out for drinks and dinner. They have a five-star restaurant and an array of cocktails to choose from.

Cocktails at The Shellharbour Club

Cocktails – The Shellharbour Club

The Lounge Bar at The Shellharbour Club, serving up sophistication and classic cocktails, it is your perfect, mid-week spot. Try one of their amazing cocktails today – we know you will love it!

Have you tried their large selection of signature cocktails? Simply head to the Velvet Bar located in the Precinct to discover some of the region’s best mixes!

Cocktails at Lagoon Restaurant

Cocktails – Lagoon Restaurant

Enjoy the perfect blend of exquisite cocktails and a beachside dining experience at The Lagoon Restaurant. The drinks menu features everything from sparkling champagne cocktails and sophisticated martinis to beloved classics.

Cocktails at Wolf and Woman Distillery

Cocktails – Wolf & Woman Distillery

Wolf & Woman Distillery is an award-winning Gin Distillery with much to offer. They run workshops, have a gin school, attend markets and have awesome Sunday Sessions with cocktails, live music, a food truck and more. Come along and soak up the relaxed vibe while enjoying delicious drinks from this award-winning establishment.

Cocktails at The Nineteenth at Wollongong Golf Club

Cocktails – The 19th

Choosing the Nineteenth at the Wollongong Golf Club for your cocktail hour is choosing a beautiful, relaxed atmosphere with a gorgeous view. Enjoy a jug of passionfruit & elderberry mojito, a driver, or any of the other tempting cocktails on their Signature Cocktail menu.

Cocktails at Woonona-Bulli RSL

Cocktails- Woonona-Bulli RSL

Woonona-Bulli RSL has a range of cocktails available at the bar from Thursday – Sunday, along with great meals and a family atmosphere; the cocktails are a delicious addition to any evening. Cocktails are only $15 for members and $18 for non-members. There is a great beer garden for enjoying warm or cold evenings (with heaters available) and playgrounds if you bring the kids.

Cocktails at The Iron Yampi (The Wentworth)

Cocktails – The Iron Yampi

How tempting does this dessert look?! I wish I were eating it right now. The Iron Yampi is part of The Wentworth; they know their spirits and how to pair them with great food. They have a great selection of twelve cocktails, ranging in price but starting at $11.

Cocktails at Centro CBD

Cocktails – Centro CBD

Centro CBD has a fantastic menu; they know their stuff, and their cocktail menu doesn’t disappoint. Enjoy some live music and a cocktail. While there, sample some of Centro’s tasty menu and have a fantastic night.

The Fitz is a great cafe in Bulli that turns into a cocktail bar on weekend evenings. They have amazing espresso martinis. But their other cocktails look incredible too. The food here is also really delicious and upstairs under the fairy lights sets a beautiful atmosphere. They even have blankets if you get cold.

Moominn is a Czech Pub with $12 cocktails and $12 burgers on Saturdays. They have bottomless brunches and jazz nights. Check out their website (on the link) for details.

Dagwood is a vibey bar with friendly staff. They have happy hour on weekdays from 4-6 pm, including beer pints at schooner prices, wine at $10/glass, and $13 cocktails. Their margaritas are amazing by the way…

Juniper Wine Bar has yummy cocktails and happy hour on Sundays from 5-6:30 pm, and their cocktails are $12. Juniper Bar is somewhere you will want to return to again and again.

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About the Author: Lisa Hagan
Lisa grew up in Thirroul and is a mum of four children. She loves exploring the Illawarra and surrounds.