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Rachel Barnes4 years ago

Learn the art of drinking in style

Drinking can become pretty monotonous if you don't mix it up a little. Although we all have our favourite local watering hole, there is nothing better than venturing out into the wilderness of Wollongong to find a new, innovative bar to call home. So if the RSL just won't cut it this weekend, take your mates to one of these three boutique bars in Wollongong, or better yet, see how far you get on a bar crawl with the crew. Put your drinking hat on as we show you the ultimate bar experiences in the local area that is sure to have you coming back for more next weekend.

Find the perfect location and atmosphere for a relaxed evening at one of these three boutique Wollongong bars that serve up more than just a good drink. Each of the bars we have selected offers and a different setting that will make your night just that little bit better. Enjoy the ultimate Sunday session which will have you wishing the weekend was here to stay.

Cafe Bar

Red Square

Pull up a stool, Red Square - Wollongong
Pull up a stool, Red Square – Wollongong

Suddenly the next work week is drawing closer and you feel like you just haven’t utilised your time wisely before heading back to the 9 to 5 schedule. Pull up a stool and order at Red Square located on Kiera Street. There is only one thing smoother than their chic interior decor and that is the chocolate martinis that they are serving up at this stellar establishment. This cafe bar offers tasty tapas to accompany those fine drinks while you chat to friends about plans for the following week. Well known for their Vodka infusions, you can pick from over 50 different flavoured shots with interesting flavours such as rhubarb and custard, watermelon, marshmallows and Turkish delights. With local acts performing on their ‘Live on the Lounge’ Thursdays, you may find that the today won’t be the only day you decide to pay Red Square a visit.
Where: 108 Keira Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

Rooftop Bar

Humber

Drink with a view, Humber - Wollongong
Drink with a view, Humber – Wollongong

Considered to be a game-changer in Wollongong the Humber is expanding its venue with the ultimate rooftop bar for locals and residents in the area to experience. Acting as a triple threat, Humber boasts having a kitchen, bar and rooftop where you can eat, drink and be merry. Keep this fantastic establishment in mind when you are looking head out during the evening. The ground floor of Humber showcases a spectacular dining area for breakfast and lunch which has sensational interior decor. Hold out for the grand opening of the rooftop bar which is no doubt going to be one of the most exclusive hangout spots in Wollongong. Book a table for your special event or simply get together for an unforgettable experience which is bound to have you call Humber your local hotspot.
Where: 226 Crown Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

Wine Bar

The Throsby

Fine wine and cheese, The Throsby - Wollongong
Fine wine and cheese, The Throsby – Wollongong

Quality is always better than quantity and The Throsby is a testament to this. The Throsby is the perfect place to have a Sunday session with a group of friends in a small but cosy venue in Wollongong. This wine bar is a great place to sit back and relax without having to worry about large rowdy crowds. Their extensive list of wines and alcoholic beverages will have even the fussiest of drinkers impressed with a boutique premium selection. Order a cheese platter with a perfectly poured wine and enjoy long conversations into the night. Our advice, grab a seat at the bar if you are after an education or a little extra attention.
Where: 2/88 Kembla Street, Wollongong NSW 2500

What boutique bars do you like to share a drink at in Wollongong? Let us know in the comments below.

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