Bars Overview

We have a variety of bars to cater to your every need, each offering a different unique atmosphere. The sleek and modern furnishings of Hotel Illawarra create both a comfortable and welcoming venue. From the luxurious sofas through to the water feature in the courtyard, every detail has been planned to perfection.

No matter what your socialising aspirations are, Hotel Illawarra has the zone to suit your mood.

  • Amber Bar

    Amber Bar

    Overlooking the corner of bustling Keira & Market Streets, the Amber bar is the perfect place to meet new friends, enjoy a game of pool or sit up at a tall table and watch the world go by through big bifold windows.

    Sit back, relax with an an icy cold beer and soak up the warm ambiance of your surroundings.


    With three big-screen televisions it’s a great place to catch up with friends and watch the action. Amber bar also has a lovely fireplace lounge area where you can sink into a comfy chair and chat for hours.

  • Wine Bar

    Bar Pellegrini Espresso Bar – Hotel Illawarra

    Bar Pellegrini introduced itself to the popular culinary strip of Keira Street in February 2004.

    The European style Espresso Bar is NOW located within the heritage listed Hotel Illawarra.

    Trading hours are Monday to Friday 6.30am – 2.30pm. Closed on weekends.

    With a wealth of hospitality and management experience, Denis & Dave Saveski continue to share their passion for the perfect espresso with a proven track record for excellence in product and service.

    Bar Pellegrini has developed an iconic reputation for desirable coffee and the destination of choice. This is demonstrated through the diverse range of clients it has successfully developed and maintained over the past 12 years.

    The bar continues to serve Vittoria’s premium ORO coffee and compliments this with food offerings including a selection of pastries and freshly made Panini sandwiches.

    Bar Pellegrini Mobile Coffee Van

    This division of the business was introduced as an addition to the coffee bar in May 2010.

    It is regarded currently as the most reputable mobile coffee van in the Illawarra.

    The van travels over 500kms per week with a regular client base and is easily recognised by its slick black colour and distinct golden coffee cup.

    The mobile coffee van is available for functions and private hire.

  • Zenya Garden & Dance

    Zenya Garden & Dance

    Escape to our internal courtyard garden, lay back under the shade of the Japanese Maple tree, meditate to the sounds of the Zenya water feature or simply bask in the splendour of the sunshine. Day or night the Zenya garden will energise your body, mind and spirit.

     Acoustic panelled walls draped in passionate reds, burgundy and ruby. Corridors of Spanish eyes with a dance floor dazzling under a kaleidoscope of high energy lighting; this is the essence of Zenya.

    Stocked with a premium range of spirits, select wines by the glass and the latest must have cocktails, Zenya bar is ready to quench your desires. The finest international, national and local DJ talent will settle you right into the groove of the night.