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Guide To Happy Hours In The Illawarra

18 excellent spots for a happy hour or two around town

Whether you’re unwinding after work or kicking off the night, we’re all about a good happy hour here in the Illawarra.

We’ve gathered some fantastic drink deals from around the towns and suburbs, so locals can enjoy their fave sips without breaking the bank.

From wallet-friendly wines to budget-friendly beers, there’s something for everyone to get their lips around.

Here’s where to find the deals:

The Ryans Hotel: Every weekday from 3pm to 5pm you can score beer, wine and spirits from $5.50. And on Mondays from 5pm, you can grab two-for-one meals at the bistro, nice! Oh and head upstairs to Vinos for Happy Hour every Thurs, Fri and Sat from 4pm to 5.30pm.


Resin Brewing: Monday – Friday, pints at schmiddy prices at this popular brewpub in Bulli. In the sunny months, we love kicking back on the deck with a happy hour brewski here.


Headlands Hotel: Every Friday from 5pm to 7pm is cocktail happy hour at this stunning pub in Austi, woo! And if you happen to find yourself at Headlands any other weekday between 4 – 6pm you’ll also be able to nab $5 house beers, wines and bubbles, double woo!

Wolf and Woman Distillery: Open every Friday and Saturday with happy hours from 5pm – 6pm on Fridays and 1 – 2pm on Saturdays. We’re also suckers for their regular cocktail specials… Gin us up, baby!


Corrimal Hotel: Every Friday you can knock back a couple of frothy Great Northern schooeys at Happy Hour prices. Friday is also members draw night, so maybe sign up whilst you’re there and go in the draw to win some cashola.


Towradgi Beach Hotel: Any visit to TBH is a happy one but it’s even more joyful on Monday to Friday from 3pm – 6pm when you can sip pints for the price of schooners on all local tap drinkies. TBH Fridays are also fab for live music, 2 for $25 cocktails, $6 Pirate Life schooners and $7 voddies.

Cabbage Tree Hotel: This iconic Illawarra pub has seen some changes over the years and we’re super keen for their daily happy hour. On weekdays from 3 – 5pm, they’re slinging basic spirits and house beers for $5.50 and house wines for $6.


Humber: There’s a steady stream of happiness flowing every Wednesday through Sunday at this rooftop bar in Wollongong. Weekdays bring $7 schooners, $6 house spirits, $9 pints, and $10 cocktails from 3 – 6pm. Fridays get even more festive with $8 Coronas and tequilas, $15 signature margis and $3 tacos. And Thursdays it’s $20 cocktail jugs! Spoiled for choice, right? Plus, weekends are all about bottomless brunches, so the sipping goodness never ends!


The Illawarra Hotel: Happy hour every weekday from 4pm to 6pm. On Saturdays it’s a Golden Hour [or two] from 5 – 7pm with $10 spritzes out on Market St and Sundays is Golden Hour plus $20 cocktail jugs from 12pm – 8pm. Yay!

The Iron Yampi: Just one of the many cool eating and drinking joints popping up on Wentworth Street in Port Kembla. Happy hours here on weekdays from 4pm – 6pm. Also, Schnitzel Sundays where 20 smackeroos will get you a schnitty, slaw, chips and a drink of choice.


Club Windang: Now this is a cheapie. Every Wednesday from 4:30 – 6:30pm it’s $4.50 schooner tap beers and $3.50 150ml house wines. Wednesday is also the $8.50 schnitty night, so there’s your next cheap date night secured!


Wests Illawarra: Members happy hours on Wednesdays and Sundays with 25% off draught beer, house wines and softies. Yay!

Georgia Rose: Brews and views, yes, please! $6 tap beers as well as house and sparkling wines every weekday from 3pm – 6pm. And on Sundays from 3 – 6pm, it’s vinyl DJs, $10 beer pints and $25 cocktail jugs to end the weekend just right.


Little Betty’s: Every Friday from 4pm – 6pm make the most of 25% off all drinks with an order of food at this lovely cocktail bar in Kiama.


The Hungry Monkey: Make The Hungry Monkey in Berry, Kiama or Thirroul, your go-to spot on a Wednesday with $10 cocktails from 4pm – 6pm, $5 tap beers, wines and spirits AND $12 burgers. Yep, yep and more yep!

Well, we know where we’ll be for the next few nights at least. Sipping up all the savings!

There are even more happy hours to be enjoyed all around the Illawarra so pop over to our directory for loads more bars, pubs and drinking holes worth checking out.


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