Drinking at the best bars in Gold Coast is going to be covered in full detail as this post goes along. Some may be searching for a tall glass of beer, a shot of vodka, to save money on liquor during local drink special times, or maybe to sing karaoke and either way we will get you sorted out.
We will kick this baby off with the best wine and cocktail bars in Gold Coast. Breweries and sports bars where you can watch the big game or maybe play some pool or throw some darts will get our second section.
The best drink specials at bars near you with cheaper alcohol will come next before we pivot to bars with trivia, quiz, and/or game nights in your area. Bars for dancing, karaoke, and to listen to live music will garner our final section.
Expect to find a local bar map with all these spots pinned on it so you can have a better feel for what venues are closest to your current area at the moment. This region is one that we have written about many times in the past if you are interested in reading more.
Cocktail & Wine Bars
The best cocktail and wine bars in Gold Coast might just be:
- The Island at 3128 Surfers Paradise Blvd
- Cambus Wallance at 4 Hwy
- Hilton Surfers Paradise at 6 Orchid Ave
- Tonic on Chirn at 37 Musgrave Ave
Visit The Island from 4pm to 8pm to buy cheaper drinks in your area during their happy hours along with tasty food like burgers, seafood, steaks, wood oven pizzas, fresh salads, and share plates. Cambus Wallance is a bar with cheaper drinks during their special times from 5pm to 7pm.
There are more local drink specials at Hilton Surfers from 2pm to 5pm.
Gold Coast Breweries & Sports Bars
Watch the big game with your friends and sample new flavors of beers at the best breweries and sports bars in your area:
- Balter Brewing at 14 Traders Way
- Ladybird Restaurant at Waterfront Palazzo Versace
- Aardvark and Arrow Brewery at 4/13 John Duncan Ct
- Crafty’s at 147/189 Brisbane Rd
- The Avenue at 3-15 Orchid Ave
Balter Brewing offers good alcoholic drink discounts from 3pm to 8pm. Ladybird Restaurant has four large TV’s and offers food like seafood pasta, salmon, BBQ char-grilled beef, and Japanese varieties.
Crafty’s is a fun sports bars near you that is like an all-day family hangouts with games, weekend DJ’s, and midweek promotions. The Avenue has been serving pizzas, pasta, burgers, ribs, amazing steaks, and salads in their four-story nightclub located above the original Avenue since 1984.
Local Drink Specials
If you know of any bars with great drink specials in your area please tell us in the comments, thanks.
Trivia, Quiz, & Game Nights
There are plenty of bars with local trivia, quiz, and game nights:
- MiGold Coast at Queensland
- Southport Sharks at Olsen Ave Musgrave Ave
MiGold Coast has bar quiz nights in Gold Coast where you can test your brain while drinking and sampling tasty Italian and Indian food.
Dance, Karaoke, & Live Music
These bars are great for dancing, live music, and karaoke:
- SinCity Nightclub at 3173 Surfers Paradise Blvd
- Sky Point at Level 77, q1 building/9 Hamilton Ave
- The Envy Hotel at Niecon Plaza, 17 Victoria Ave
Live music is performed on Friday and Saturday at SinCity Nightclub and you have the option of reserving a round table for yourself and up to four friends.
Every Sunday night SkyPoint has live music at their high-altitude lounge bar, while on Saturday night from 9:30pm to 3am there is live music at The Envy Hotel.
We also have written posts on:
- Bars With Live Music & Karaoke In Brisbane
- Bars With Live Music & Karaoke In Sydney
- Bars With Live Music & Karaoke In Melbourne
- Bars With Live Music & Karaoke In Perth
Have Fun Drinking At The Best Bars In Gold Coast
Now that you have read all of that you should have a much better understanding of what is available in your area. There are plenty of local wine and cocktail bars, breweries to watch sports at, places with good drink specials to save money, trivia, quiz, and game nights, as well as bars to listen to live music, dance, and sing karaoke near you.
If you notice us listing any venues that are no longer open or just think we got something wrong please tell us in the comments so this page stays as up to date as possible. Now go have fun drinking at the best bars in Gold Coast.