Set in a casual space with vintage furnishings, quirky photographs on the wall, peppy background music and usually frequented by a young crowd, Apres Surf is the place to be if you are in the mood to relax over a drink, dig into some innovate pub grub and simply forget your worries. Sip on whiskeys sourced from all over the world, taste local craft beers or go for classic wines, irrespective of what you order, their excellent collection of beverages will certainly not let you down. The menu also includes dishes like Asahi Beer Battered Cod, Chilli Kransky German Sausage Baguette and Shoestring Fries for those who are feeling famished. If you are wondering where to kick off the weekend, there is no better place to start than Aprea Surf.
This Nobby Beach watering hole is famous not just for its tapas and cocktails, but for its hauntingly nautical theme as well. The tapas bar derives its name from a shipwrecked legend that crashed near Stradbroke Island in 1894. Understandably then, the space is decorated in a part-ship, part-pirate theme, with ship murals and wood-paneled dining rooms. Whilst admiring the nautical motifs, sip on the Espresso Martini and nibble on the fantastic cheese platter.
Located within the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Chapter & Verse is a fine place for a relaxed round of drinks and a light snack. Its contemporary interiors, coupled with its sophisticated atmosphere makes it the perfect spot to catch up with friends after a long week. The well stocked bar boasts an impressive collection of exquisite, imported spirits, wine and brews, as well as a selection of hand-crafted mixed drinks. Along with its drinks, the bar is also known to serve a bunch of scrumptious snacks, with the smoked salmon bagel, brie tartlet and roasted turkey, topping the popularity chart.
Aptly billed as one of Gold Coast's premier live music clubs, the Soundllounge features an eclectic lineup of regional, local and international musical artists on stage. Unhindered by the restraints of a specific genre, the venue hosts both indie and mainstream acts. A fully-stocked bar serves up an array of chilled libations and savory eats can be brought in from La Bocca, La Vista Cafe and Alleys, while those looking for a cigar break can light up a smoke at the balcony outside. In the past, SoundLounge has welcomed noted bands like Blue King Brown, The Panics and Vince Jones, among others.
This atmospheric Greek taverna in Nobby Beach is wildly popular with folks in and around the area for its authentically prepared fare. Start off with the well-seasoned kolkithia or Zucchini Chips that whet your appetite, and move on to the cheese-filled specialty saganaki or the Greek-style Pork Belly. A small handful of rustic home-style dishes on the menu are also certain to impress lovers of Mediterranean fare, whereas the famed Greek desserts nicely bookend a fabulous meal. A fine selection of Greek wines, with a smattering of Australian reds forms a heavenly match with the Greek meals.
Located within the posh QT Gold Coast, the Stingray Lounge simply oozes sophistication. Inspired by Californian style, the bar's industrial chic decor is perfectly juxtaposed with bright vintage pop art style artwork. While denims are permitted, it's advisable to dress up if you're planning to stop by here. With a retro-meets-modern vibe, Stingray embraces the city's dual aspect of old and new under one glamorous roof. Cocktails highlight fresh, seasonal ingredients with a modern twist - try the Day of the Dead or the Rhubarb Crumble. Tequila enthusiasts will be especially pleased with the excellent selection available here. Opt for window seating and soak in the mesmerizing ocean views.
Fine dining is to be found at the Terrace Cafe within Parkroyal Surfers Paradise Hotel, in the heart of Surfers Paradise, Jade marble and soft pink furnishings, aided by delicately filtered light through shutters, all make for a totally relaxed ambiance. A taste of the menu: English Snapper & Crab Cakes, served on wilted spinach with saffron aioli and, for the discerning steak connoisseur, Sirloin Steak with field mushroom sauce and vegetables in season.
Located in the heart of the Broadbeach neighborhood of Gold Coast, Bin 89 is a popular meeting place for large groups, offering an array of comfortable seating areas that include separate dining rooms and private booths. The decor is modern, featuring sleek furnishings, dim lighting, and darkish color patterns. The food served here is primarily Tapas, with their menu featuring a wide range of small plates, salads, charcuterie and grilled items. Do try their handcrafted cocktails which go amazingly well with the starters.
This swanky restaurant in Broadbeach enjoys a well-heeled clientele who queue up for some of the best teppanyaki and omakase meals that the city has to offer. Over the years, this contemporary restaurant has stayed ahead of the culinary curve, having won some of the most prestigious food awards in the country. Besides the spectacular food, the decor of the restaurant merits special mention as well, with its black-steel interiors and sleek finishing, designed by Japanese architect Satoshi Matsumoto.
Part Japanese restaurant, part dive bar, and part karaoke spot, G-Clef is the place to go for a fun evening out. Bringing Japanese-style karaoke to Surfers Paradise, G-Clef has a fun atmosphere and private karaoke rooms for hire along with a playlist of over 200 songs. It's a great place to unwind and let out your inner pop star after a long day. Songs are available in a variety of languages including English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Filipino. The restaurant serves authentic Japanese specialties along with a good selection of complimentary beverages. Karaoke fans should add G-Clef to their list of places for an entertaining evening out.
The brainchild of power couple Matt and Amy Jefferson, the Social Eating House brings to you some of the best shared plate creations in a lively and warm atmosphere. This award-winning establishment caters to business crowds, families, large groups and couples, and is the ideal place to enjoy some fine tapas. Sample everything from oysters and meat-laden large plates to seafood-encrusted small plates, bar snacks and more. There is also a special charcuterie cabinet that features cured meats from the world over. Beautifully concocted cocktail creations couple well with the delicious tapas plates.