Writing, Workshops & Weddings!
'Tis the season to get married! The days are a little bit brighter, the nights a little bit warmer and the weeks a little bit better. While wedding season arrives and the Coast's annual Wedding Expo comes back to save everyone from Bridezilla, creatives from all over the Coast are meeting in Byron for the annual Writers Festival. Pour your creative ideas out by the beach, and hear from some of Australia's most successful Authors. Not your thing? Crack open a cold one at NightQuarter instead in their Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Fest!
6 Sweet Sunday Sessions To Help Prolong Your Weekend
There's nothing more Aussie than grabbing a couple of mates and a couple of beers before spending the afternoon listening to live music on one of the nearest Coastal rooftop bars. We love our weekends, and we love it even more when they last as long as possible, so why not say goodbye to the weekend in style and head down to your nearest #SundaySesh? To make it even easier for you, we've made a list of six of the best places to hang this Sunday arvo, so why not grab a friend and a beer and ride out the weekend in style!
A Girls Guide to the Best Jugs on the GC
With craft beer on the rise, including fresh and fruity varieties, a growing number of chicks are hopping over to chilled bottles and frothy pints. Beer culture is often reserved for the boys, so we receive a lot of recommendations based on maltiness and manliness. Whether you’re craft beer obsessed or picking up a schooner for the first time, here’s the hottest hops for chicks on the coast.
The Best Food, Festivals and Fun of 2018
From festivals and food to alcohol and art, 2017 was a whirlwind of new bars, new entertainment and new ways to enjoy the best that the Coast has to offer. Whether you're a foodie, a fashionista, a film buff, or you just want to get out a bit more, we've got your social life sorted this year. All you need to organise is your date!
Clothing, Cocktails and Crafted Beer
Things are getting spooky here! With monsters due to start roaming the streets mid-next week, the Coast has kicked into full-blown Halloween mode - Complete with spooky festivals for the kids and Halloween cocktails for the adults! For those who don't celebrate Halloween, there's still plenty for you to choose from - Bag a bargain at NightQuarters rack n' rummage sale, or head on down to Broadbeach and delight your tastebuds in their Craft Beer Festival!
Ten Best Burgers On The Coast
The Gold Coast's range of Burger Restaurants is almost endless, and there's no wonder why - We can't get enough! Stuffed with beef, bacon, onion rings and even donuts, the Coast is full of greasy goodness perfect for filling even the strangest of cravings. But with every good burger, there's a bad one, and not everybody has the time or money to sample every Burger from Coomera to Coolangatta (even though we all want to). So we've done it for you, and made a list of the ten best Gold Coast Eateries truly worthy of the name Burger Bar.
The Hottest New Hotel On Main Beach
Standing proudly above the crowd on Beach Road in the centre of Surfers Paradise, The Island Boutique Hotel certainly lives up to its name. Recently renovated with a brand new facelift, this hotel has more style than Victoria Beckham and more glam than Kim Kardashian.
Make Your Resolutions Come True
New year, new me. Every year you make this promise, but come January 10th, you’re back into the same routines. This year, try something different. Don’t change. Trust us, we don’t need a new you. You’re perfect just the way you are. We promise. Instead, resolve to enjoy a night of fun-filled parties and unforgettable fireworks. Whether you’re staying up past your bedtime to ring in the new year, or the party’s only just starting at midnight, check out these fabulous New Year’s festivities, and celebrate Gold Coast style. Who knows, you might even find the perfect New Year’s kiss.
The Hippest Hops
A craft beer craze has hit the Gold Coast and it’s one that we welcome with open arms and an ice cold beer. Boutique breweries are popping up all over the place as brainy brew wizards conjure kegs of liquid gold. Get that froth off your lip, and dive into the bubbly goodness that is the local brewery scene.
Get swept up in seduction
Step into another world full of edge and seduction with the new elegant edition to the Nobby’s beach scene. The Maven Bar has dazzled its way into our hearts with its modern twist on 1930s allure and speakeasy style, specialising in whisky, wine and tapas (these are a few of my favourite things).
HELM BAR & BISTRO SURFERS PARADISE
Sitting pretty on the banks of the Nerang River, Helm Surfers Bar and Bistro is one of those easy breezy venues that ticks all the boxes. Once the Titanium nightclub, today the reinvigorated Helm Bar Surfers welcomes you with its nautical inspired decor, entertains you live music and nourish you with freshly caught seafood and smokehouse substance.
What's new, cool & happening on the GC
Float down from the post long weekend high with a handful of upcoming gigs to mark on your calendar, a limited edition Stone & Wood brew, new and undiscovered venues to get to know, a local initiative to lend a hand with and yes, even more local liquor.
Get hoppy with our craft beer guide!
Craft beer has been something that our neighbouring countries have enjoyed for years prior, however as we do like to be fashionably late to the party, we are just making our way there now. So there is no confusion, let's start with the basics of what exactly a craft beer is.