Best Little Bars in Wollongong, NSWWollongong is a major beachside city located one hour south of Sydney.  Wollongong is known as The ‘Gong and is also a major university town, with students and staff coming from all over the world to its campuses. The city is undergoing a major regeneration and with that has come a lot of new and very trendy bars to accommodate the food, beverage and entertainment requirements of the residents. These are just some of the many new and established bars worth visiting from a long list.Wollongong

Three Chimneys in Wollongong

Three Chimneys is located in the inner city lane, behind the lllawarra Performing Arts Centre in Wollongong. On arrival you immediately notice the large timbered doors, which came from Woolloomooloo Wharf in Sydney and are estimated to date from 1915. Inside are murals on the walls by a local artist, and the one of Jimmie Hendrix immediately greets you.

Three Chimneys has an in-house coffee roaster, wood-fire bakery, restaurant and a bar. There are craft beers on offer from some of Australia’s leading breweries. Beers are served from taps that come out of the mural of Australian bushranger, Ned Kelly. Three Chimneys is also used as a live music and performance space.


Howlin’ Wolf

Howlin’ Wolf is a whisky and cider bar, which serves over 100 different whiskeys. It is tucked away in a sidewalk through downtown Wollongong. Howlin’ Wolf is a very popular venue and features live Blues music on Friday nights. There is a tapas can i purchase cialis over the counter style menu available. It gets very crowded very quickly because there is a great ambience to Howlin’ Wolf.


Dagwood, Wollongong

Dagwood is the place to meet after work on a Friday, and it attracts a corporate clientele unwinding after a hard week.  It has a very funky retro vibe. It is also well liked for a quiet afternoon lunch, casual brunch or a few drinks with friends. The menu is an Asian Mexican fusion. It is a cozy bar that is very trendy and serves good cocktails.


The Illawarra Brewery, Wollongong

Once known as the Five Islands Brewing Company and named after the Five Islands just off the coast of Wollongong, it became the Illawarra Brewery in 2010. Everyone just calls it the Brewery, and it has an enviable position on the shores of City Beach. The local craft beers contain no additives preservatives or added sugars. This venue is popular at all times. There is live music on at The Brewery, and a brasserie serving fresh food.


The Living Room, Wollongong

This is a very popular place for parties and groups of people. It is very vibrant at nighttime, with disco music playing in the background. It is quieter in the day and a good place to grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. The Living Room serves platters and sliders. The wine list works well with the food.



In such a competitive environment, the trendy little bars in Wollongong are adding to the charm of the city center.

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