Quirky Bars on the Gold Coast You Must Visit in 2023
When it comes to quirky bars, themed night spots and holiday vibes in Queensland, the Gold Coast takes the top spot as the ultimate destination for bar-hoppers, sun-seekers and party-goers alike!
With its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife, and endless entertainment options, the Gold Coast is the perfect place to let loose and have an amazing time on the oceanfront.
Whether you’re looking for a laid-back evening of sophisticated sips and conversation or an all-out night of dancing and debauchery, there is a bar on the Gold Coast for it all.
Home to some of the best craft beer and cocktail bars, explore a myriad of traditional pubs, beachside bars and chic cocktail lounges lining the glittering Gold Coast coastline.
The Gold Coast bar scene has something for everyone. So pack your bags, book your accommodation and grab your friends as you get ready to explore the best bars on the Gold Coast in 2023.
La Bella Cellar
If you’re looking for a unique and exciting hidden wine bar located in Burleigh Heads, look no further than La Bella Cellar. With chic Grecian vibes and an ice-white decor, this unique sip spot is where great wine meets good times.
Choose from an extensive selection of reds, whites and sparkling vinos, with both homegrown and international offerings on the menu.
Whether you’re looking for something light and fruity or full-bodied with complex notes – La Bella Cellar has it all. Plus, their selection of craft beers and spirits means there’s something for everyone at this uber-trendy bar on the Gold Coast.
If you happen to feel peckish while enjoying your drinks at La Bella Cellar, why not try a selection of their delicious tapas dishes? From whisky-cured salmon to oysters with chilli granita and venison tartare to truffle butter prawns– there’s plenty on offer to entice your appetite! And if that wasn't enough - La Bella Cellar also hosts regular live music events which makes it even more fun.
The Roosevelt Lounge
If you're looking for a place that oozes golden-age Hollywood glamour, sophisticated speakeasy vibes and Gatsby-Esque opulence, The Roosevelt Lounge is the only place to be. This chic Gold Coast cocktail bar and restaurant in Broadbeach is the perfect place to get dressed up to the nines and sip on some seriously delicious sips surrounded by a more mature, well-heeled crowd.
Be delighted by molecular theatre cocktails, where creative concoctions are made with theatrical flair and served with a show. Enjoy classic and signature cocktails, or opt for a bottle of champagne or a selection of fine wines. The menu features a range of delicious share plates and haute cuisine options, perfect for a night of sultry dining and intimate conversation with someone special.
With its plush velvet couches, dim lighting, smoldering atmosphere and chic decor, The Roosevelt Lounge is one of the best quirky cocktail bars on the Gold Coast - perfect for a night of glamour and sophistication.
So, grab your friends and head on down to this luxurious Broadbeach hotspot for a night of 1920's inspired fun with dinner, dancing and drinks all up for grabs.
The Cambus Wallace
The Cambus Wallace is one of the coolest and quirkiest bars on the Gold Coast thanks to its historical concept-based theming. Located in Mermaid’s Beach, this lively bar and restaurant offers a unique experience for locals and visitors alike with its wooden-ship-themed decor and ahoy-style charm.
This Gold Coast bar boasts an extensive drinks menu, with craft beers, ciders, wines and spirits from around the world while the food menu features a range of delicious dishes to suit all tastes - think juicy meatballs, bao buns and truffle fries.
And if you're looking for something sweet? The dessert selection is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Enjoy live music every Friday night and catch up with friends with classic and crafted cocktails, house creations and craft beers.
There's also plenty of outdoor seating so you can soak up some sun while sipping on your favourite drink.
Open Wednesday to Sunday from 4 pm to 12 am, The Cambus Wallace is the perfect spot for a relaxed lunch, after-work drinks or an evening out with friends.
Velladora at The Star
Step into the ultimate underground speakeasy at Velladora at The Star. This hidden gem is the perfect place for a night out with friends, complete with unique Mezcal-inspired cocktails, delicious Mexican street food and live music.
To locate Veladora, you'll first need to locate the red palm tree, which is found just outside of Harvest Buffet restaurant.
Discover a cocktail menu that's full of creative concoctions guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds. From classic margaritas and mojitos to signature creations like the 'Velladora Smash' and 'Mezcal Mule', there's something for everyone here.
For those who love to dance, Velladora is the perfect spot. With Latin beats pumping out every Friday and a live DJ spinning tunes every Saturday, ideal for letting loose and showing off your moves.
Be sure to sample some truly unique bar bites, with squid ink popcorn, green ant guac and cricket trail mix, as well as some street food favourites sans bugs.
Open Fridays & Saturdays from 4 PM till late, Velladora is the place to be for a night of fun and adventure in one of the most exclusive bars on the Gold Coast.
Steampunk Surfers Paradise
As the first steampunk themed bar and restaurant in Australia, Steampunk Surfers Paradise is the ultimate destination for a unique and unforgettable night out. With its industrial-style decor, live music and signature cocktails, Steampunk transports patrons to another world in bustling Paradise Boulevard.
The menu at Steampunk Surfers Paradise features an array of delicious dishes from around the world, including woodfired pizzas, burgers and tapas.
The bar also serves up a range of craft beers and ciders as well as an extensive selection of wines. For those looking for something special, there are also signature cocktails created by talented mixologists.
Live music plays every Wednesday to Saturday, with local and international artists putting on a show late into the night – perfect for getting your groove on.
Open 7 days a week from 12 pm till late, soak up the Victorian-inspired steampunk decor and live a little wilder at one of the best bars Gold Coast.
Jin Café & Bar
Discover Dorsett Gold Coast's very own chameleon bar, Jin Café & Bar.
Open for breakfast from 6:30 am till 12 PM daily, and then from 2 PM till late Tuesday to Saturday, Jin Café & Bar is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, a refreshing drink or an evening of conversation, laughter and relaxation.
When it comes to drinks, this Gold Coast gem has something for everyone - from craft beers on tap to signature cocktails like the Dorsett Blue signature special. And if you're feeling adventurous and in need of an energy boost, why not try one of the speciality teas or coffees on offer?
The perfect Gold Coast bar for a night out with friends or family, let your hair down and soak up the atmosphere while sipping on your favourite drinks.
Get comfy on the plush couches, order your desired cocktails and enjoy a plate or two of food made to be shared.
Better still, being located on Level 1 of Dorsett Gold Coast means you and your friends can enjoy a drink or three without worrying about needing a designated driver. Bottoms up.
Isoletto Pool Club Bar
Guests staying at Dorsett Gold Coast, The Star Grand and The Darling have access to Isoletto Pool Club and Isoletto Pool Club Bar, the ultimate destination encompassing that authentic feel of a lush paradise.
With its peach-hued decor, sophisticated fit-out and alluring menu, Isoletto Pool Club presents an ideal & exclusive perch for guests to enjoy. You can work your way through a tropical-inspired cocktail menu, champagne, fine wines - and craft beers for those who prefer a sessionable pour.
The club’s chic, contemporary design features a neutral, sand-stoned palette with vibrant fruity colours to create a sunny space.
Making it the ultimate beachy vibe all year round. Located on Level 6 in Dorsett Gold Coast, this ultimate sky-high paradise is perfect for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Positioned right in the heart of Broadbeach, this stunning retreat offers an opportunity to relax, eat and drink.
Live the high life at one of the most popular bars on the Gold Coast where you're sure to make some truly unforgettable memories.
Book a stay with Dorsett Gold Coast
When it comes to the perfect destination for your next Gold Coast vacation, look no further than Dorsett Gold Coast. Located in the heart of Broadbeach, check into stylish accommodation that offers stunning views of the city skyline or the pristine Gold Coast coastline, which places you just a stone’s throw away from The Star Gold Coast.
Our spacious, modern rooms offer the perfect combination of comfort and convenience, with beds so comfy you'll want to repeatedly hit snooze in the morning.
Head down to Jin Café & Bar for a mouth-watering breakfast before taking full advantage of our range of onsite and interconnected leisure facilities, including the Executive Lounge, Isoletto Pool Club, and Azure Spa & Fitness (Located at The Star Gold Coast).
From our stylish and modern Gold Coast accommodation options to direct access to world-class bars and restaurants at The Star Gold Coast, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience when staying in beautiful Broadbeach.
Come and discover why Dorsett Gold Coast is the perfect destination for your next vacation.