9 Best Bars for Your Next Surfers Paradise Pub Crawl

Find some of the Gold Coasts best bars and pubs for your next pub crawl in Surfers Paradise. Featuring some of the local favourites, quirky finds and more!

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!

9 Bars to Add to Your Next Surfers Paradise Pub Crawl

1. 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.
Where3206 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD


2. The Avenue

The Avenue has everything; live music, comedy nights, live shows and most importantly great food and drink! A favourite of Gold Coasters, The Avenue is right in the heart of Surfers Paradise on Orchid Ave, which is just a short walk from the G:link tram station.
Where3 – 15 Orchid Ave, Sufers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD.


3. Clock Hotel

Clock Hotel is a unique venue boasting 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).
Where3282 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD.


4. Steampunk

Steampunk is one of the Gold Coast’s best themed bars, boasting edgy interior and equally as unique drinks. Offering regular live entertainment by local artists every Friday and Saturday night, this bar is a crowd favourite most nights of the week. You can often find details of their upcoming acts on their Facebook page. Located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Steampunk is located meters from a tram stop.
Where3113 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD


5. Longboards

If you’re after a more relaxed venue to add to your pub crawl, you can’t go past Longboards. Located about a 10-minute walk from the main streets of Surfers Paradise, it’s an easy addition to your night. Their award-winning burgers make this the perfect place to stop and refuel before heading onto your next venue.
Where: Q1 Resort & Spa, Corner of Hamilton avenue &, Northcliffe Terrace, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217.


6. Hurricane’s Grill & Bar

They may be known for their ribs and seafood but Hurricane’s Grill & Bar also boasts one of the best selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Located right on the Esplanade, you’ll be treated to some of the greatest views the Gold Coast has to offer.
Where1/4 – 14 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD.


7. BMD Northcliffe Surf Life Saving Club

Home to some of Queensland’s surfing greats, Northcliffe Surf Life Saving Club has popular beers on tap and any spirits and mixers 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.
Where51 Garfield Terrace, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD.

8. D’Arcy Arms

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 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.
Where2923 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD.


9. Brazilian Flame Bar & Grill

Serving up some of the best local and international food and drink on the Gold Coast, Brazilian Flame Bar & Grill is a must-have on your Surfers Paradise pub crawl. With live music most nights of the week this pub is sure to keep your night going.

Where: 4 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD.


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      Katrina Stapleton is a Senior Digital Content Specialist at Localsearch with a background in social media and marketing. Although most of her experience lies in the entertainment sector, Katrina has written content for a vast array of industries including tourism, hospitality, retail and property development. Katrina is an avid dog lover, who finds a way to weave her fur-baby, Mylo, into most conversations. Aside from being a self-confessed bookworm, Katrina can often be found checking out the Gold Coast's latest coffee nook, paddle-boarding or baking up a storm in her free time — all with Mylo by her side, of course! As a Senior Digital Content Specialist, Katrina enjoys sharing her knowledge and passions on the Localsearch Blog.