Get loose with $6 gin and juice on Thursdays at this small bar in Wollongong.
What do you get when you cross gin with Illawarra Steelers great Michael Bolt? Juniper. The moniker is of course a nod to the berry that makes the spirit what it is.
Tucked away on Keira Street, Juniper is not Bolt's first foray into hospitality — he's got a small swag of venues under his old footy shorts.
Australian labels are celebrated here, including local heroes South Coast Distillery. Purists can choose from a generous selection of gins, with staff more than happy to talk through the merits of a particular label. Gin also plays a starring role in the signature cocktails, like the Manly Margarita, made with Manly Spirits gin, chilli salt and jalapeño.
There are bar snacks available. Or, if you've worked up an appetite, the bar is happy for you to order in from a selection of local restaurants.
Images: Jasmine Low