The hottest Gold Coast bar guide for this summer.
Aviary Rooftop, Southport
Next door neighbours to Southport Sharks Club and its newest addition Mantra on Sharks, the Aviary Rooftop Bar is home to an array of exciting cocktails, woodfired pizzas, and tapas. A beautiful space to stargaze or sunbake, the enclosed rooftop terrace is the new hotspot for the Gold Coast’s northside.
Find out more at www.southportsharks.com.au
Mr PP’s Deli & Rooftop, Southport
Expanding the ‘going out’ scene for northerners on the Gold Coast is the multi-level space that is Mr PP’s rooftop, located in the Southport CBD. Offering cocktails, gourmet pizzas, pasta and cheese platters there is something for everyone. Head here on a Friday afternoon for their regular ‘long lunch’ or if you’re keen for some tunes, head over as the sun goes down on Saturdays.
More info: www.mrpp.com.au
Last Night on Earth, Southport
Just down the road from Mr PP’s lies the alternative and quirky Last Night on Earth bar. Not your usual glamorous or high-end bar, it personifies all things grunge and eccentric. Head to the Southport bar for burgers, vintage pours of beer, cocktails, and even the occasional drag or trivia night. Stay tuned on the bar’s Facebook page for the latest news and events.
More info: lastnightonearth.com.au
Hyde Paradiso, Surfers Paradise
A somewhat new bar to the Surfers Paradise scene, but nevertheless a popular one, is Hyde Paradiso, located on the rooftop of Peppers Soul hotel. Overlooking the lit-up beauty of Surfers beach, the spacious venue offers a Los Angeles-style lounge with mouth-watering cocktails and various Mediterranean share plates. Experience a night of style at Hyde or check it out before heading to the various clubs just a few minutes walk away.
More info: sbe.com/nightlife/locations/hyde-paradiso
The Island Rooftop, Surfers Paradise
Definitely one of the most ‘talked about’ venues in the glitter strip of the Gold Coast. The Island Rooftop boasts an array of unique cocktails, tapas, and share plates, as well as a new events space that has been added to the already popular rooftop. With views of the coastal skyline and regular DJ and foodie events, this is the place to see and be seen this summer.
More info: theislandgoldcoast.com.au
White Rhino, Surfers Paradise
With entertainment and indulgence in mind, the White Rhino caters for all. Home to some of the Gold Coast’s best mixologists, the cocktail and wine list will not disappoint. The multi-level venue hosts up to 600 people and is therefore one of the most exciting event spaces this GC summer. Also, don’t forget to get some photos in front of the life-size rhinos, lush greenery, jungle wallpaper, and iconic waterfall bar!
More info: white-rhino.com.au
Aloha Bar & Dining, Broadbeach
Located in a hidden alley, you won’t be disappointed when you spot the umbrella out the front, beginning your experience that is the Aloha Bar. The hidden gem has a total nautical and laidback vibe, with cocktails being served in Instagrammable pitchers such as coconuts, pineapples, and carved tiki jars. Make sure you check it out soon, as its rental status is not a permanent one!
More info: alohabaranddining.com.au
Nineteen at The Star, Broadbeach
Located in the beautiful Broadbeach Star casino is the glamorous and insta-famous Nineteen at The Star. A true world-class venue, the level 19 bar offers views of the Gold Coast’s skyline as well as the crystal blue Pacific Ocean. Definitely a place to put on your finest outfit and prepare for a night of true indulgence, sophistication, and great drinks!
More info: star.com.au
The Loose Moose Tap & Grill House, Broadbeach
Step inside the Loose Moose and be transported to a whole different era. Filled with vintage details, the bar is one to add to your bucket list. Fill yourself up on the impressive food menu or, if you’d rather, just pop in and enjoy one of the 150 whiskey blends from around the globe. Located in the main precinct of Broadbeach, the Loose Moose is nothing short of amazing.
More info & events: loosemoose.com.au
Nightcap, Nobby Beach
Sister bar to Burleigh’s Nightjar is the exciting new Nightcap bar. Located just 15 minutes north from its older sibling, the venue offers a rock ’n’ roll-style dive bar with live music and many alcoholic choices. If you’re a hospitality worker, Mondays are your night, with the bar offering special deals for you hard workers!
More info: @nightcapnobbys
Nightjar, Burleigh Heads
Nightjar is a new addition to the social scene of the trendy and bohemian area that is Burleigh Heads. Nightjar hosts a laidback environment, with no dress codes, various beverages, and plenty of entertainment every Thursday through Sunday. You can even order takeaway food right to your table from a few of the nearby eateries, including the famous Wahoo’s Fish Tacos!
Events and info: nightjar.com.au
Burleigh Pavilion, Burleigh Heads
Sitting pretty down the bottom of the bustling Burleigh hill is the trendy Burleigh Pavilion. With one of the best views on the Gold Coast, grab yourself one of the specialty cocktails and watch the waves roll in. If the bites and tapas aren’t enough, head to the other side of the venue and enjoy a dining experience at its sister bistro, The Tropic. Saturdays are also host to the ‘bottomless brunch’ where constant flowing bubbles and snacks are provided for just $99 per person. So go grab one of the best seats there is and enjoy a day or night at the Pav.
Events and info: burleighpavilion.com
The Collective, Palm Beach
The winner of the most creative and unique bar experience has to go to The Collective, located in Palm Beach. With a huge dining area downstairs and an open-air rooftop bar on level 2, this precinct does not disappoint. Home to five different restaurants within the one, it’s impossible to go hungry! The rather generous menu hosts food from Italy, Japan, Mexico, the United States, and Australia. It’s not just the food that’s something to be excited about: the cocktails, drinks on tap, and wines go hand in hand.
More info: thecollectivepalmbeach.com.au