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Surfers Paradise is one of the Gold Coast’s ‘go-to’ precincts to enjoy the local nightlife. Its many after-dark venues and entertainment options attract tens of thousands of visitors daily. With so many bars on offer, it can be hard to make a choice. Well… you don’t have to! Here is our list of must visit Gold Coast bars for your next pub-crawl!
Waxy’s Irish Pub
Smack bang in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Waxy’s Irish Pub is a favourite spot for locals to grab a Guinness and enjoy some Irish grub. Its convenient location makes Waxy’s a great hub for your next pub-crawl. With an extensive bar stocked with beers, wines and spirits, everyone will be able to kick off the night with their favourite drink before heading onto the next spot.
Where: 3206 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD
Surfers Paradise Tavern & Beergarden
If you love live music, look no further. Surfers Beergarden is home to a relaxed atmosphere and live music pushed through its state of the art sound system. You may want to keep track of your pub crawl attendees as a few might want to duck out and spend the rest of their night right here, drinking and dancing to local bands.
Where: Centro Surfers Paradise, Cavill Ave, Sufers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD.
Clock Hotel is a unique venue that boasts three levels of bars, bistro, gaming and entertainment areas. Its street level bar spills outside amongst the surfers paradise nightlife, and its level one lounge bar give patrons a touch of glamor and sophistication as they enjoy the company of their friends (new and old).
Where: 3282 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD.
Open since 2007, Fiddlers Green provides locals with a comfortable place to enjoy a quiet drink and a hearty meal. Whether you want to enjoy a game on the big screen or discover one of the Gold Coast’s best live acts, Fiddlers has something for everyone.
Where: 30 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD.
Famous for its heated nightlife, The Avenue is one of the Gold Coast’s most loved venues. Get your night into gear and pick up the pace at this local hotspot. Hosting Australian and international acts, you won’t have to stop partying once they’re done as the Avenue’s progressive DJ’s promise to keep you moving as late as your body can handle.
Where: 4 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD.
Helm Bar Surfers
The Helm Bar really puts you in the captain’s seat of Surfers Paradise. With stunning waterfront views, this bar is the perfect spot to be tempted by a cocktail after an already long evening. Make sure you get here early enough to catch some live music, or hide away in their gaming room and take a load off your feet while you try and fill your wallet back up.
Where: 30-34 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD.
Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club
Home to the Champions Bar, Surfers Paradise Surf Life Saving Club has popular beers on tap and any spirits and mixers that you might be craving. Become a member to enjoy even cheaper prices on drinks and meals. Opposite the beach, you won’t get views like this from many other bars on the Gold Coast.
Where: Cnr Esplanade & Hanlan St, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD.
If your body can handle another pint of Guinness, you will want to go out of your way to check out this local pub. Whether you get caught up in learning all of the Irish sayings that are scattered across the walls or simply want to try some of the finest Irish whiskey in town, D’arcy Arms has an invitingly homely feel. You can even go as far as booking out one of their comfortable rooms to rest your legs and make yourself right at home.
Where: 2923 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD.
Have we left any of your favourite Surfers Paradise pubs and bars off this list? Let us know in the comments below!