German, Gourmet & Gold Coast Fashion Week!
October is one of our favourite months of the year. Not only is it warm enough to go outside again, but every other restaurant is gearing up for Halloween and Oktoberfest! Beer and Bratwurst are around every corner, while the more fashion-forward of us are hitting the shops to check out all of the newest trends for the Melbourne Cup and Gold Coast Fashion Week! Of course, shopping is hard (and hungry) work - So why not hit up Crafted Festival next weekend before you go?
Clubs, Carnivals & Craft Beer!
Can you smell the food trucks yet? We certainly can... Because the Broadwater Parklands will be full of them next weekend! If you're a fan of food you'll want to make your way down to Southport, but if you're a fan of booze you'll want to keep your eye on Kurrawa Park, because there's a Crafted Beer Festival going on down there soon too! Pick between Burgers, Bao, BBQ meats and Booze with two fabulous weekends of feasting, then make your way down to Surfers for the biggest 80's Club Reunion on the Coast, hitting off in neon style!
Five Fab Ways To Spend This Father's Day
Father's. We love them. They help us ride a bike, fix our cars and teach us to never give up. Father's Day is right around the corner (as in, this Sunday!), and if you haven't figured out what you're doing for it yet, you might want to get in quick. Stumped for ideas? We've got all the answers!
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!
Winter Movies & Wine Masterclasses!
Is there anything better than spending your afternoon eating snacks and sipping wine? We didn't think so. Sanctuary Cove's Winter Wine Fest is right around the corner with plenty of local and international wines to savour, and Burleigh Brewing Co is hosting their next Outdoor Movie Night in a few weeks time. Beer or wine? Why not both!
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!
7 Things You Have To Do This Winter
Well, Winter is here. Say goodbye to the long days and short nights, the warm weather and bright, sunny skies. We're lucky enough that we only really experience cold weather for a few weeks out of the whole three months (thanks Gold Coast!), but unless you plan on being a recluse for the entire season it's a good idea to seek out some Winter alternatives to keep you occupied.
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 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.
Vibrations, vistas, vintage!
Whether you’re a rage-moshing party animal or a cocktail-fuelled dance star, your weekend outlet awaits. Hit the bar and air guitar until Monday wraps her honeyed fingers back around you.
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.
The Perfect Sunday Guide
We here at The Good Guide know the mixed feelings that Sundays can induce and have organised you a perfect Sunday Fun Day. An exploration of what the South of the Coast has to offer, we’ve balanced the naughty with the nice, the healthy with the indulgent, to ensure you make the most out of your last day of freedom (until next weekend, anyway).
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.