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Here are 5 of our favourite bars on the Gold Coast right now

Winter is slowly releasing its grip on the Gold Coast, and now we are moving into the long lunch season; we thought it was important to share some of our favourite Bars on the Gold Coast the places for a good drink and a good time.

In the past few years, the Gold Coast bar scene has exploded with a range of new bars, breweries and distillers opening up around the coast and not just in the locations you would think.

Hard Fizz HQ


Let’s get fizzy with it; our first destination for a good drink and a good time is the home of Hard Fizz, the fastest-growing tipple on the Gold Coast.
The team at Fizz HQ serves up a range of your Fizzy favourites and some limited edition runs exclusive to the brewery. So, if you are a Seitzler fan, you should stop in and say hi.

They also make up a tasty selection of wings, tacos and bao to enjoy alongside a refreshing fizz.

6 Hibiscus Haven, Burleigh Heads, QLD 4220
(07) 5630 3713

  • Thursday:2:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday:12:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Saturday:12:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Sunday:12:00pm – 7:00pm

White Oat Distillery


The world had shut down and borders closed, but for three friends, it provided the perfect opportunity to venture into new possibilities.
A dream was born, and the guys set out to recreate their perfect drinking experience.

Fast forward a few years, and White Oat Distillery is born, and the guys now make a world-class gin and have a bar of their own where you can pop in and try their wares.

Located in Biggera Waters, you can pop into the Distillery Bar and enjoy a few tasty cocktails and grab a bite to eat from one of the food trucks that join them every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

13-14/ 211 Brisbane Rd, Biggera Waters, Queensland
(07) 4348 3590

Thurs – Fri, 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Sunday, 12:00pm – 9:00pm

Madocke Beer Brewing Company


The team at Madocke bring a unique and tasty range of Belgian beer to the Gold Coast, their comedy nights are fast becoming the talk of the town, and they are sure to be a hit at this year’s Crafted Festival.

The Madocke Taproom is a great place to enjoy a few beers with some friends or enjoy a range of QLD wines, gins, vodka’s, soft drinks and a few cocktails and partake in a round or two of trivia at one of the up and coming bars on the gold coast.

286 Southport Nerang Road, Ashmore

Wednesday – 3pm to 8pm
Thursday – 3pm to 8pm
Friday – 12pm to 9pm
Saturday 12pm to 9pm
Sunday 12pm – 6pm

Grandad Jacks


This family-run business is an institution for many who like to share their weekends, afternoons and special occasions with the family behind Grandad Jacks.
So pop on down and enjoy an afternoon with your friends and family and enjoy some award-winning spirits & liqueurs or sip on a tasty craft beer made by the team at Grandad Jacks.

Grandad Jacks was the first bar of its kind to setup out of its own distillery and has since become one of the most recognisable bars on the Gold Coast.

45 Lemana Lane, Miami
(07) 5612 5783

Friday – 3pm to 9:30pm
Saturday – 3pm to 9:30pm
Sunday – 2pm to 6:15pm

Burleigh Barrels Brewery


The new kids on the block, this local and independent brewery, distillery and smokehouse recently opened its doors just a short walk from the centre of James Street.
The team behind Burleigh Barrels pride themselves on being a venue made for any by the locals, and they like to welcome you in and enjoy a knock-off beer after catching some waves and fuel up on some piping hot wings or something tasty out of the smoker.

3-4/105 West Burleigh Rd, Burleigh Heads
[email protected]

Wednesday: 11:30am – 10:00pm
Thursday: 11:30am – late
Friday: 11:30am – late
Saturday: 11:30am – late
Sunday: 11:30am – 10:00pm

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