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Unique places to take your mates

5 party ideas with a twist.

If you’re the (un)official event planner for your group of mates, you’ve probably spent hours searching for the next fun thing to do. We’ve given you a helping hand and rounded up five unique things to do in Wollongong CBD that will make your next birthday, hen’s night, buck’s night or even work function a whole lot more entertaining.

1. Breakout Bar + Escape Rooms

Breakout Bar & Escape Rooms is a completely unique adventure. In just one evening you can immerse yourself in an escape room, indulge in a creative cocktail in the steam-punk inspired bar, and belt out a tune in a private karaoke room.

Ready to escape? Book in a group of 2 - 8 people, and take your choice of five themed escape rooms from the brain-teasing Da Vinci room, to the very spooky Asylum.

Once you’re done, treat yo’self with a creative cocktail from the bar, and a wood-fired pizza from Kneading Ruby!

2. SmashLAB Rage Room

It’s time to vent! It’s 2020, who doesn’t want to smash something? SmashLAB is like a cross between a therapy session, and a workout. You’ll don your safety gear, enter a room and unleash! This is your chance to wreak havoc with a baseball bat, and not have to pick up the pieces.

SmashLAB also has a licensed bar, so you can chill with a cold beer once all your stress has been smashed out.

Group bookings are available, so you can have a smashing good time at your birthdays, corporate team event, buck’s or hen’s parties.

3. The Sip Studio

What do you get when you mix wine, art, and a group of friends or workmates? A whole lot of laughs and a fun night out at The Sip Studio.
With a glass of your favourite BYO beverage in one hand and a paint brush in the other you'll be guided to recreate a painting. All materials are provided so that you can head home with your very own masterpiece.
You can BYO nibbles too, or for group bookings, arrange a catered grazing table.

4. B. Lucky & Sons

Pssst… just between the two of us, games aren’t just for kids! If you’re feeling lucky, (or just looking for a really cute cocktail) bring your mates to B. Lucky & Sons arcade and bar.
B. Lucky is an indulgent hidden den of a cocktail bar packed with both retro and modern arcade games that you’ll be itching to play. Immerse yourself in the clever décor, race your mates in classic Mario Kart or Daytona, and earn points towards goodies from the Pawn Shop.
When you’re all gamed out, there’s a tasty menu of bar food faves like toasties, pizzas and even donut ice cream sandwiches!
Large group or work party? Check out the all-inclusive function packages starting from just $39 a head.

5. La La Las Live & Dive

The newest offering from local music giants Yours and Owls, La La's describes itself as part dive bar, part live music and arts space. Designed to feel like your local small pub, La La's has a welcoming vibe, well-stocked bar, tasty bar food, pinball and pool. And most importantly, almost every night of the week there's live music on the La La's stage - from local faves to big name artists.