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!
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.
To awaken, take it shaken!
I’ve done the drinking and narrowed it down. Vodka pairs with the gentle buzz of caffeine, so you won’t get wine-eyes after a few. Welcome to your go-to list for the smoothest espresso martinis 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.
Chords, creativity, connection!
Winter is a time of reflection, and the Gold Coast has brought you a magic mix of music and inspiration. Jam it out at Elsewhere and Miami Marketta, or wind it down with art and essential oil workshops. If you need a lazy one, lay yourself out in the sun underneath The Green Marquee’s big fig tree.
To tick off your 'to-dine' list
A rise in niche dining experiences creates intimate and unhurried settings
One of the Gold Coast’s greatest properties is the way it balances coastal relaxation with vibrant nightlife. Doors swing open to buzzing streets, electric with the murmurs of Friday and Saturday night.
There’s something for everyone – from collective dining to innovative dishes, brought home from other lands. Just as you thought you had checked all the hottest spots off your to-dine list, a new venue pops up around every corner.