Wollongong is the hometown of Headlands Distilling Co.! There are tons of great small bars here to enjoy. Here are a few of them:


Perfectly situated in the heart of Wollongong’s CBD, with plenty of other bars and restaurants within short walking distance if you are carrying on afterwards. Humber is a 3 level venue and is Wollongong’s only rooftop bar, a perfect place to enjoy an Australian gin, especially during the warmer months. Each level provides a unique experience. The rooftop often has live music, make sure to check it out!

Address: 226 Crown St, Wollongong NSW 2500

Births and Deaths

A huge selection of Australian gin, with seriously creative and passionate staff. Don’t be scared by the name, the bar is in the old Births, Deaths and Marriages building which used to give out registration certificates. These guys even hand forage for some of the cocktail ingredients and garnishes. The bar has an emphasis on sustainability, stocking environmentally friendly spirit brands and finding create ways to cut down on waste.

Address: 2 / 74 Kembla Street, Wollongong NSW 2500


Dedicated to gin, Juniper has over 60 types of gin. Each cocktail selection is extremely well done. Lots of thought has gone into pairing each Australian gin with a certain garnish or mixer.

Address: 121 Keira St, Wollongong NSW 2500

Papi dulce bar

Located in the northern suburbs of Wollongong, this is the perfect place for a night out in Thirroul. Surrounded by a selection of epic restaurants, Papi Dulce has a friendly, hip, relaxed atmosphere. It has a range of great burgers and sandwiches and hilarious Instagram/Facebook content.

Address: 2/372 Lawrence Hargrave Dr, Thirroul NSW 2515