Free Food, Fine Whiskey & Sake Feasts
With a plate of food in one hand and a glass of your favourite drink in the other, life looks pretty good. We're spoiled for choice when it comes to places to eat on the Coast, and some of our favourites are about to make the choice a whole lot sweeter, offering Whiskey tastings, Sake feasts and free food, filling our calendars and our bellies. Whether you're a foodie or just enjoy the finer things in life, there's something for everyone. So don't worry... Get hoppy!
Boozy Blowdry's and Burgers Galore!
Does your Friday night consist of boozy blow dries or big burgers? Surfers Paradise is welcoming in two incredible new bars over the next few weeks, with Blow Bar Lane opening just last week and the famous Milky Lane Burger Bar set to grace our front doors soon! Get the girls together for an evening of pampering, or tackle one of Milky Lane's epic new Burgers. Looking for ideas for your next night out? We've got you covered.
Bars, Art & Culture
Still haven't got your music fix? The Coast is serving up the goods this week, with even more music festivals and brand new rooftop bars open to fulfill all of your Friday night desires! Grab a jacket, grab a friend and head on out - We've got all the action, and you don't want to miss out!
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.
Fantasy, Food & Festival 2018!
We're stepping out of reality, dining in Gotham City and cracking open Dragon Eggs straight out of Game of Thrones. The opening of Gotham Grill and the reveal of Dragonfly's deluxe new dessert has shrouded the Coast in mystery, with Festival 2018 topping it all off in a month of fantasy, festivals and fun. Exciting new things are coming - The only question is... Where will you go first?
We all need a bit of R&R sometimes, and the Coast is serving up the goods. Get your hair done at Minogue Salon, go out for cocktails with friends and experience something different at the new and improved Home of The Arts. This weekend, treat yo'self! Go on - You deserve it.
Sip, Surf, Celebrate!
Sip, surf or socialise - There's plenty going on on the Coast this weekend, and you don't want to miss it. With Cuban festivals, sweet surf sessions and romantic rendezvous ready to entertain you all weekend, you'll be running around from dusk to dawn if you want to fit in everything the Gold Coast has in store. Grab your partner and head down to Burleigh Brewing Co for a romantic evening out, or grab a mate and go to Byron for a sick weekend in the surf. If you want to stay a little more local, check out Dreamworlds first Park After Dark for 2018!
Food, Glorious Food
Getting fit is nice.... But trying all the new food that the Coast has to offer is even better! We've kicked off 2018 with festivals and fun, and now it's time for the food. With Asian fusion and even food trucks popping up all along our beaches, we're busy stuffing our faces with some of the best new food that the Coast has to offer - And we think you'll love it too.
NEW NEIGHBOURHOOD EATERY & BAR
On 21 December 2017, Tristan and Kassia Grier (Harvest Newrybar, Sparrow Coffee), Dan Wyllie (Flinders Lane NYC, Saxon + Parole NYC), and Chef Francisco Smoje (Francisco's Table) launch Barrio eatery and bar at Habitat in Byron Bay's Industrial Estate. Barrio meaning "neighbourhood" in Spanish is designed to feel like a home from home, bringing together the local community in a relaxed environment for all-day dining.
Sips, Shows and Celebrations
Well, it's that time of year again. Happy New Year! From sipping and celebrating with friends to partying the night away, The first few weeks of January are all about celebration. Enjoy your final days of freedom with A Night at the musical, or shake off the week with Cabana Bar's Tropical Tiki Tastes. Bring on the weekend!
New Taphouse & Grill on the Broadwater Esplanade
4 Birds Local – Taphouse & Grill is the newest kid on the block. Located in the heart of Paradise Point, on the Broadwater Esplanade. This perfectly lit, cool, comfortable European-inspired neighbourhood boutique tavern allows its patrons to dine alfresco or sit up high and enjoy the stunning park and Broadwater views from the elevated inside viewing space. 4 Birds Local specialise in craft beer and share food and offer the option of full table service or bar food fare. How good is that!
Cute Paws and Fresh Pours
From cute paws to new pours, the Coast has something for everyone! With Christmas coming up, there's no better place to be than at the Arts Centre Markets (where you can view and make your own adorable puppy statues), but if you're getting sick of all of the festive stuff why not check out Chevron's inaugural Festival? Celebrating the new and improved Chevron Renaissance shopping centre with plenty of food and live music, it's the perfect way to spend your weekend - And once you're full, why not finish off the night at the brand new 4 Birds Tap House in Paradise Point! Weekend sorted.
New Bars, New Menu's and a New You!
It's time to dress up, head out and sample all of the new food (and drinks) that the Coast has to offer! From Gluten-Free food to lavish new bars, there's plenty of places to pick from for your next weekend out. With everything from new cocktails to huge new burritos tantalising the coast your tastebuds will love you, and with fun, new dance classes popping up for people of all ages, your waistline will love you too! It's December... Why not go out and enjoy it!
For The Artists
This week is all about art. From Film Festivals to Photography and with a new art studio popping up right in the centre of Surfers, this week's flavour is creativity. Whether you're a film buff, a photography critic or just wanting to dabble in art, there's something going on for you - But if you're just looking for good food, Steampunk and Hennessy Lounge Bar are the places for you!
Gold Coast Nightlife
The Gold Coast is all about its nightlife, and with new bars opening up all over the coast, you’re sure to find somewhere to party! From dark and dangerous to fun and fluorescent, the Gold Coast’s variety is endless. Not into bars and clubs? Laugh your heart out at the Arts Centre or stuff yourself silly at a Street Party!