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Smooth Spring Sipping

7 Sweet Spots to Sip This Spring

Smooth Spring Sipping

Ah, Summer. The days of swimming, sun bathing and sipping cocktails as we watch the sunset. The Coast is full of places to sip and stay, and with plenty of talented bar-tenders around there's no shortage of cool and creative cocktails to sip on your Sunday off. Head to your local restaurant, or find the nearest rooftop bar to sit and watch the sunset from. Cocktails in the warm Spring sun? Um, yes please.

One 50 Public House | Bundall

Fruit juice mixed with alcohol is still healthy - Right? Because that's exactly what One50 Public House has done! Right on the Nerang river, One50 Public House has all of your Spring cocktail needs covered, creating their very own range of freshly juiced cocktails right in time to welcome in the warmer weather! Made fresh to order, these cocktails combine real fruit juice with alcohol for some seriously smooth sipping, with five mouthwatering options to choose from all afternoon. Plus, if you drink a couple of these you're totally getting your five fruits in every day... So technically they're good for you!

Longboards | Surfers Paradise

Have you ever wanted to drink cocktails from a coconut? Well turns out you don't have to fly all the way to Fiji to do it, because Longboards does it right here! Just underneath the Q1, Longboards has a seriously impressive range of cocktails, boasting over twenty different cocktails for you to sip on your own or share with friends, with plenty of originals and classics to satisfy everyone. Sipping cocktails with friends on a Saturday Arvo is a pretty good deal, but if you want to be transported straight to the beaches of Fiji we recommend the house special, the Coco Colada - Made with home-made pineapple and coconut cream, then blended with coconut rum and cherry bitters and served in a whole Coconut, you don't need to catch a plane to go on a holiday!

The Collective | Palm Beach

What's better than a one full page of cocktail choices? Four pages! Combining multiple restaurants under one roof for the coolest community vibe on the Coast, The Collective is the perfect space to hang out for some sweet weekend sipping, with an insane range of cocktails, mulled drinks and shared sips to satisfy everyone. Grab a Mulled Cider or some classic Egg Nog on those cooler Spring afternoons, or treat yourself to one of their (many, many) unique Collective cocktails - Then finish it off with Pizza, Pasta or share with friends for the perfect weekend off!

The Island Hotel | Surfers Paradise

Picture this - You're on the rooftop of one of Surfers Paradise's best hotels, sipping crafted cocktails and listening to live music with friends as you watch the sun set over Surfers Paradise beach? Sound like a good way to end the weekend? We thought so too. Cocktails always taste better when they're combined with rooftop views of a beach, and The Island certainly delivers, with plenty of beer, wine and crafted cocktails to complete your weekend perfectly. Sip and stay for a while - Maybe even book yourself a room for a staycation!

Hideaway Kitchen & Bar | Broadbeach

Hidden away in Broadbeach underneath bright umbrella's, this place has some seriously cool vibes, and a seriously cool cocktail menu to go with it. Putting a modern twist on Asian Street food, Hideaway's cocktails echo their cool, casual vibes, creating house specials and remixing popular favourites for some total #cocktailporn. Grab a Sangria, a Mojito, a Martini or everyone's favourite Spritz, then settle down for an afternoon of feasting with friends... Happy days!

Justin Lane Rooftop | Burleigh Heads

If you haven't been to Justin Lane yet, you're seriously missing out. Right opposite Burleigh Beach (hello post-beach drinks!) and combined with a Pizzeria and Pasta Bar, Justin Lane Rooftop is one of the most popular spaces to spend your weekend, with plenty of beer, wine and specialty cocktails on their menu perfect for prolonging Monday. Creating a totally unique cocktail menu, you're guaranteed a surprise no matter what Cocktail you pick, with everything from fruit to cinnamon and chilli mixed in for a totally unique taste. You'll be happy with any of their options, but if you're up for something truly different, go for the house favourite Justin's Dead - Combining spiced rum, orange liqueur, fruit, grenadine and tiki spices, it'll totally shock you!

Baskk | Kirra Point

Cocktails with a view? Yes please! Right across from the beach (literally), Baskk is the perfect space to sit back, relax and unwind after the working week, with plenty of share plates, pizza and carefully created cocktails to ease you into Monday. Grab your friends and spend the afternoon eating Pizza and fresh Seafood while sipping your own personal cocktail, or head out to watch the sun set with everyone's favourite Popsicle Sangria! Made with frozen Sangria and combined with fruit and even more Sangria, it's the cool and stylish way to start the weekend.

About the Author

Aimee Higgins

Aimee Higgins

I'm a creative at heart - I love reading, I love writing and I love my social media! I spend the majority of my time sipping coffee and finding the next best cafe, but when I get a second off chances are I'll be brunching at my local or running off to whatever event is on that night! During Summer you can find me sipping coffee and tanning down by Burleigh Beach, and in Winter I'll be skiing the slopes of Perisher or buried under a mountain of blankets with chocolate and a good book.