Nightlife

Gold Coast Live Music Venues & Nightclubs

Elsewhere Bar is nightclub and live music venue in Surfers Paradise

Elsewhere Bar in Surfers Paradise

The Gold Coast is famous for it’s busy nightlife: you will find all kinds of bars, pubs, cafes, lounges, nightclubs and other live music venues in which to enjoy your time. Suburbs are listed with Surfers Paradise first, then in alphabetical order.

Please check opening times and age/dress restrictions directly with venues, and be aware that some places have a “no visible tattoos” policy.

Surfers Paradise

Absynthe Restaurant & Bar: Q1, Hamilton Avenue (07) 5504 6466
Arts Centre Gold Coast
: 135 Bundall Road (07) 5588 4000
The Avenue: 4 Orchid Avenue (07) 5592 1678
Bavarian Haus: 41 Cavill Avenue (07) 5531 7150
Blush Nightclub: 21 Orchid Avenue (07) 5504 5988
Bourbon Bar: Orchid Avenue (07) 5538 0668
Central Lounge Bar & Dining: 27 Orchid Avenue (07) 5592 3228
The Clock Hotel: 3282 Surfers Paradise Boulevard (07) 5539 0344
Club Liv: 26 Orchid Avenue (07) 5538 3338
Club Boutique: Forum Arcade, 26 Orchid Avenue 0432 089 500
Darcy Arms Restaurant & Bar: 2923 Gold Coast Highway (07) 5592 0882
Elsewhere Bar: 07 5582 6100 (07) 5592 6880
Elston Bar: Soul, 8 The Esplanade (07) 5527 6678
Escape Bar & Club: 2 Cavill Avenue (07) 5592 5600
Fiddler’s Green Irish Bar: 30 Cavill Avenue (07) 5538 9122
FIX Cocktail Bar: The Hilton, 6 Orchid Avenue (07) 5680 8121
Hard Rock Cafe: Corner of Cavill Ave & Surfers Paradise Blvd (07) 5539 9377
Helm Bar & Bistro: 30–34 Ferny Avenue (07) 5538 9677
Hollywood Showgirls: 19 Orchid Avenue (07) 5592 2272
Inn Forty-Seven: 47 Thomas Drive, Chevron Island (07) 5538 5220
Kitty O’Shea’s: Shop 301/8 Cavill Avenue (07) 5592 3627
Lansdowne Road Irish Tavern: Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre (07) 5531 5599
The Loft: 54a Thomas Drive, Chevron Island 0406 258 102
Longboards: Corner of Hamilton Avenue & Northcliffe Terrace (07) 5538 2559
Melbas On The Park: 46 Cavill Avenue (07) 5538 7411
O’Malley’s On The Beach: 1 Cavill Avenue (07) 5570 4075
Paris Nightlife: 26 Orchid Avenue (07) 5531 7085
Players Showgirls: 18 Orchid Avenue (07) 5570 1433
Shuffle Nightclub: Shop 15B ‘The Forum’, 26 Orchid Avenue (07) 5526 7724
SinCity Nightclub: 22 Orchid Avenue (07) 5582 6100
SkyPoint Bar: Level 77 of Q1 Resort, 9 Hamilton Avenue (07) 5582 2700
Stingray Lounge: 7 Staghorn Avenue (07) 5584 1200
Surfers Paradise Beergarden: Corner of Cavill & Orchid Avenues (07) 5570 1322
Surfers Paradise RSL: 9 Beach Road (07) 5539 8966
Swingin’ Safari: 2945 Surfers Paradise Boulevard (venue now closed)
Vanity Nightclub: 26 Orchid Avenue (07) 5592 0088
Vegas In Paradise: Corner Beach Road & Surfers Paradise Boulevard (07) 5538 8000
Vintage Velvet: 2945 Surfers Paradise Boulevard (07) 5511 5084
Waxy’s Irish Pub: 3206 Surfers Paradise Boulevard (07) 5526 7655

Broadbeach

East Nightclub in Broadbeach is in a class of it's own

East Nightclub in Broadbeach

1two3 Dining & Lounge Bar: Phoenician Resort (Tower East), Surf Parade (07) 5538 4123
Alto Cucina & Bar: The Oasis, Victoria Avenue (07) 5539 0377
Aura Tapas & Loungebar: Shop 1, Sonata Building, Surf Parade (07) 5526 9506
Bavarian Bier Café: 2 Oracle Boulevard (07) 5512 0555
Broadbeach Tavern: Oasis Shopping Centre, Old Burleigh Road (07) 07 5538 4111
East Nightclub: 1/88 Surf Parade (07) 5538 8868
The Envy Hotel: Level 2 Niecon Tower, Victoria Avenue (07) 5527 5377
Grumpy’s Barefoot Bar: Victoria Avenue, Broadbeach Mall (07) 5538 0806
Howl at the Moon Piano Bar: Level 1 Niecon Plaza, Victoria Avenue (07) 5538 9911
Koi Dining & Lounge Bar: Corner of Albert Street & Surf Parade (07) 5570 3060
Lauxes on the Park: 2685 Gold Coast Highway (07) 5531 5555
Lil Sister: Niecon Plaza, Victoria Avenue (07) 5592 5776
Love NightLife: Niecon Plaza Basement, Victoria Avenue (07) 5538 8339
Mumbo’s Bar: Niecon Plaza, Victoria Avenue (07) 5592 4133
Platinum Nightclub: 19 Victoria Avenue (07) 5592 4433
Room81 Restaurant, Bar and Cafe: 81 Surf Parade (07) 5592 2250

Bundall

ONE50 Public House: 150 Bundall Road (07) 5504 6688

Burleigh Heads

Justin Lane Pizzeria and Bar in Burleigh Heads is a highly popular venue on the Gold Coast

Justin Lane Pizzeria and Bar in Burleigh Heads

Bluff Cafe: 66 Goodwin Terrace (07) 5576 6333
Burleigh Brewing Co: 17A Ern Harley Drive (07) 5593 6000
Burleigh Heads Bowls Clubhouse: Connor Street (07) 5535 1023
The Burleigh Heads Hotel: 4 The Esplanade (07) 5508 0500
Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park Surf Club: Corner Goodwin Terrace & Gold Coast Highway (07) 5535 2419
Burleigh Sports Club: 111 Christine Avenue, Burleigh Waters (07) 5576 3177
Burleigh Town Tavern: Corner Tsipura & Township Drive, West Burleigh (07) 5576 0077
Burleigh Underground Drummers: 6/31 Rudman Parade (0412 400 877)
Cafe Urbia: Shop 5, 3 Classic Way Burleigh Waters (07) 5568 0947
Finders Keepers: 49 James Street (07) 5659 1643
Janaka Photography Studio : 4/87 West Burleigh Road 0431 542 312
Justin Lane Pizzeria & Bar: 1708-1710 Gold Coast Hwy (07) 5576 8517
Pointbreak Bar + Grill: 43 Goodwin Terrace (07) 5535 0822

Carrara

Metricon Stadium: Nerang, Broadbeach Road (07) 5644 6200

Coolangatta

The Coolangatta Sands Hotel is a popular local venue, with pub meals, DJs and live music

The Coolangatta Sands Hotel

The Coolangatta Hotel: Marine Parade (07) 5589 6888
Coolangatta Sands Hotel: 3 Griffith Street (07) 5536 3066
Dbar Cafe: 275 Boundary Street (07) 5599 2031
Greenhouse Factory Restaurant & Bar: 1/74 Musgrave Street (07) 5599 1112
Greenmount Beach Club: Corner of Hill Street & Marine Parade (07) 5599 5558
Icon Nightclub: at The Coolangatta Hotel, Marine Parade (07) 5589 6888
Kirramisu Cafe and Restaurant: 2/74 Musgrave Street (07) 5599 3348
Komune Beach Club: 146 Marine Parade (07) 5536 6764
Rainbow Bay Surf Club: 2 Snapper Rocks Road (07) 5536 6390
The Rattlesnake Motel: 23 McLean Street (07) 5536 6666
Secret Deck Cafe: 1/140 Griffith Street 0417 555 447
Sunhouse: 41 Mclean Street (07) 5536 4886

Coomera

Coomera Waters Tavern: 941 Harbour Village Parade (07) 5501 9351
Rock City Studios: 27/3 Dalton Street, Upper Coomera 0404 048 540

Currumbin

Soundlounge in Currumbin

Soundlounge in Currumbin

Currumbin Beach Vikings Surf Club: 741 Pacific Parade (07) 5534 2932
Currumbin Creek Tavern: Corner of Currumbin Creek Road & Traders Way (07) 5534 2322
Currumbin RSL: 165 Duringan Street (07) 5534 7999
Dust Temple: 54 Currumbin Creek Road 0424 694 153
Soundlounge: upstairs at the RSL  (same phone number as above)

Helensvale

Helensvale Cultural Centre: Corner Lindfield Road & Sir John Overall Drive (07) 5581 7227

Hope Island

Boardwalk Tavern: 5 Santa Barbara Road (07) 5510 8022
Links: Hope Island Road (07) 5530 9000

Kirra

Bread and Butter: 76 Musgrave Street (07) 5599 4666
Kirra Beach Hotel: Corner of Miles Street & Marine Parade (07) 5599 4148
Tupe-Aloha: Nirvana Building, Corner of Douglas and Musgrave Streets (07) 5536 4870

Main Beach

Fisherman's Wharf Tavern is a restaurant and lounge bar in Main Beach

Fisherman’s Wharf Tavern in Main Beach

Chill Dining & Wine Bar: 30 Tedder Avenue (07) 5528 0388
Fisherman’s Wharf Tavern: 60-70 Seaworld Drive (07) 5571 0566
Glass Dining & Lounge Bar: Shop 27 Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive (07) 5527 1009
The Provincial Restaurant & Bar: 26 Tedder Avenue (07) 5532 0050
Saks: Marina Mirage, 74 Seaworld Drive (07) 5591 2755
Shuck: 20 Tedder Avenue (07) 5528 4286
Southport Surf Life Saving Club: Macarthur Parade (07) 5665 3900
Vie Bar & Restaurant: Palazzo Versace, Sea World Drive (07) 5509 8000

Mermaid Beach/Nobby Beach

District 21: Shop 1, 2243 Gold Coast Highway (07) 5572 6646
Lonestar Tavern: Cnr Markeri & Sunshine Blvd Mermaid Waters (07) 5572 2000
Mandala Organic Arts Cafe: 4/2558 Gold Coast Hwy (07) 5679 1762
Nobbys Arc: 4/28 Chairlift Avenue, Nobby Beach (07) 5575 5366
Nobbys Surf Club: Albatross Avenue (07) 5578 6680

Miami

Miami Shark Bar

The Miami Shark Bar

Bine Bar & Dining: 1/28 Chairlift Avenue (07) 5527 7412
Miami Beach Surf Club: 2 Hythe St (cnr Marine Parade) (07) 5572 0353
Miami Shark Bar: Miami Tavern, 2043-2047 Gold Coast Highway (07) 5535 1644
Miami Marketta: 23 Hillcrest Parade 0488 590 599
Rabbit + Cocoon: 23 Hillcrest Parade (no phone number) info@rabbitandcocoon.com

Mudgeeraba

The Wallaby Hotel: 45 Railway Street (07) 5530 5600

Nerang

Hinterland Hotel: 53 Station Street (07) 5557 1699

Pacific Pines

Jimez Cafe: 25 Pitcairn Way (07) 5665 6761

Palm Beach

The Genki Cafe in Palm Beach often has live music at the weekend

Genki Cafe in Palm Beach

Bambu Bar: 1089 Gold Coast Highway (07) 5534 5885
Expressive Ground: Tallebudgera Drive (no telephone number)
Genki Cafe: corner of 5th Avenue & Gold Coast Highway (07) 5598 1966
Pablo Pablo Latin Eatery: 5th Avenue (07) 5534 7003

Parkwood

Arundel Tavern: 226 Napper Road (07) 5574 4854
Parkwood Tavern: Corner Olsen & Wintergreen Ave (07) 5571 5104

Robina

The Lott Cafe: 4/217 Ron Penhaligon Way (07) 5593 0388
Robina Tavern: 227 Ron Penhaligon Way (07) 5593 2600
Spaghetti and Jazz: 30-34 Commerce Drive (07) 5593 2311

Southport

The Courthouse Hotel in Southport

The Courthouse Hotel in Southport

Courthouse Hotel: 51 Nerang Street (Corner of Davenport Street) (07) 5532 0122
Southport RSL: 36 Scarborough Street (07) 5552 4200
Southport Sharks: Corner of Musgrave & Olsen Avenues (07) 5532 1155
Southport Tigers Leagues Club: Jackman Street (07) 5532 1000
Tonic on Chirn: 1/37 Musgrave Avenue (07) 5532 2201
The Vault Bar & Grill: 76a Scarborough Street (07) 5591 2015

Tugun

Tugun Surf Life Saving Club: 29 O’Connor Street (07) 5534 2888

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