A beer lover's paradise, The TapHouse Townsville isn't just a regular watering hole, but a place where the food complements the drinks to perfection. With a rotating tap of 8 home brewed blends, there is always something available for every palate. The bar also serves a variety of cocktails such as their signature Shaken Margarita, Cosmopolitan, and Espresso Martini, if you wish to savor something unique. Do try their burgers and cold cut plates from their food menu.
Hooch and Fellow is a great spot to enjoy well-crafted cocktails. The place has an old-world interior with brick walls and wooden furnishings casting a warm glow. The relaxed seating area gives an obstruction-free view of the bar, here bartenders work magic with eclectic spirits. If you are in a dilemma about your order, you can rely on the bartenders' suggestions over cocktails. Generously poured, the drinks are potent, and sure to linger on your palate for a long time.
The Wild Goose is perfect for those who wish to enjoy a laid-back evening after a long day. This is an interesting pub allowing you to quench your thirst, tackle a massive appetite and indulge in some entertainment as well. They have robust beers on tap, these can be perfectly complemented with hot dogs, pizzas or a burger and some chicken wings. There's good music playing in the background, and the seating encourages conversations. And, the atmosphere at The Wild Goose is at its euphoric best when rugby matches are on.
More of a pub, the Commonwealth Hotel is a great place to take your friends for a couple of drinks. The bar offers a vast array of local and international spirits, beers and cocktails, providing something for every kind of palate. The hotel also has a separate elevated stage for live performances.
A great place to unwind at, Longboard Bar & Grill is explored by locals and tourists alike. Decked in colorful murals, the interior of this restaurant celebrates surfers and surfing. But their terrace overlooking the Coral Sea is Longboard's most unique offering to its patrons. This is the place to enjoy chilled cocktails and scrumptious bar bites while soaking in the glistering sun and enjoying scenic vistas. Evenings at Longboard Bar & Grill allow you to sample lagers, ales, ginger beer and ciders against a backdrop of the setting sun. Live musicians and a friendly crowd add to your experience.
Look for the clock tower in the heart of the city, that's where you will find some of the best brews in Townsville. Set within a 19th-century building, the Townsville Brewery serves an array of craft beers that are brewed onsite as well as a number of white and red wines, ciders, and other spirits. The golden ale, Irish red ale, Irish stout, and Townsville bitters are some of the favorites. They also serve some delicious local fare that includes steak, pork belly, seafood, salads, and much more. This popular spot is the perfect place to kick back with a few beers and relax and offers a lively and delightful ambiance and quick and friendly service.
If you wish get a taste of the city's nightlife then the Cactus Saloon is the place for you to be. A haunt for youngsters, Cactus Saloon lets you sample potent drinks in its upscale setting. When the weekend is closing in, this is the place to groove to the tunes of talented DJs till wee hours of the night. There is an exhaustive food menu featuring cajun fish, BBQ delights, burgers and tacos to take care of your well-worked appetite.
With a lineup of top international and local DJs to boast, Flinders HQ has quickly come to be a local favorite for some nighttime revelry. When the nightclub was originally slated to take-over the home of Consortium, many were skeptical of what to expect. All doubts have since left the building, and Flinders HQ has rightly come to be touted as one of Townsville's best. The decor is chic, with neon lights to set the mood, but it's the music that Flinders HQ is really known for. Spend the night on the dance floor grooving along to the beat, or treat yourself and your posse to VIP service at one of the private booths. Stellar service, friendly staff and a well-stocked bar round-off the offer at the fabulous Flinders HQ.
Located inside a historic building, the Heritage Exchange is a perfect place to bring in the weekend. Surrounded by exposed-brick walls, and illuminated in yellow lights, the bar has a rustic interior exuding a casual vibe. They have a robust drinks menu featuring eclectic cocktails, but their whiskey selection is what beckons connoisseurs to this place. From Scotchs to Australian, American and even Japanese whiskeys can be enjoyed here. Heritage Exchange also hosts live music performances on certain evenings.
Located at the intersection of Strut and Stokes Street, Herbert Hotel is one of the most visited places of the city. Herbert Hotel's pub is a lively spot delighting patrons with live music performances on weekends. Their courtyard is a perfect place for entertainment clubbed with scrumptious food ranging from sandwiches, steaks to burgers, pizzas, seafood dishes and more. Lined with television screens, Herbert Hotel serves as a perfect spot to catch a good game with your buddies. The place is also extended for private events, and their top floor offers accommodation facility by the day and week.