Home to some of the most beautiful beaches, national parks and oceanside towns in Australia, the Gold Coast is an amazing place to enjoy a memorable beachside escape for the whole family. Take advantage of a vibrant bar and restaurant scene, with all tastes catered to and all within easy reach of the freshest hotel in Broadbeach - Dorsett Gold Coast.

This list represents the best bars, lounges and hotspots to visit on the Gold Coast, perfect for enjoying a night of fun, flair and atmosphere near the beach. When it comes to fun things to do on the Gold Coast, check out these local gems and popular spots for wining, dining and letting your hair down, come day or night.

To help you make the most of every moment at Dorsett Gold Coast, here are eight must-visit bars to check out after you’ve checked in.

Nineteen at The Star

One of the Gold Coast's freshest rooftop bars, Nineteen at The Star brings cool coastal flair, sublime sophistication, fine food and drink and stunning views together - perfect for daytime dining or evening entertainment. Soak up the sun and glittering Gold Coast views from the 19th level of The Star Gold Coast while sipping on signature cocktails and craft beverages on the terrace. The perfect place to celebrate a special occasion, enjoy a romantic meal or kick back and relax with friends, experience exquisite dishes prepared by Chef Uday Huja, paired with fine wines and a fantastic atmosphere.

couple dining at nineteen at the star

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Jin Café & Bar

Meaning ‘Gold’ in Mandarin, Jin Café & Bar serves up signature cocktails, craft beers, fresh-brew coffee, Danish pastries, charcuterie boards and much more on the ground level of Dorsett Gold Coast. Sink into sumptuous gold couches while soaking up a refined yet energetic atmosphere perfect for an early morning brew, afternoon nibbles and pre-dinner drinks. Whether you’re dropping in for coffee or cocktails, make the most of a stylish and glamourous interior that reflects the true beauty of the Gold Coast, morning, noon and night. Better still, being located within the hotel complex, Jin Café & Bar is absolutely ideal for a fun-filled evening right on the doorstep.

delicious cocktail jin cafe and bar

Burleigh Pavillion

If you’re looking for a casual spot to kick back and relax with beachfront views, fresh seafood and drinks on tap, Burleigh Pavilion is well worth a visit. Enjoy a holiday vibe with great food, drink and entertainment throughout the year. The Pav menu features local favourites including freshly shucked oysters, beer-battered fish and chips and seared barramundi. For those travelling with kids, there are also plenty of kid-friendly options, including wood-fired pizza and kids' meals. Whether you want to soak up ocean views with a glass of wine or enjoy the sea breeze with your meal, Burleigh Pavilion is one of the Gold Coast’s top choices.

bar area with views of burleigh qld

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The Island Rooftop

Not only is The Island Rooftop the largest open-air rooftop bar on the Gold Coast, it’s also one of the most popular for those looking to make the most of Surfers Paradise nightlife. Home to live music, DJ’s and amazing entertainment, discover an extensive cocktail list, a fantastic selection of craft beers and ciders and all of the favourite spirits. Pull up a chair and enjoy a cold one while looking out across the Main Beach coastline and Surfers Paradise, soaking up a lively atmosphere that oozes fun, sophistication and beachside holidays perfectly.

panoramic image of bar

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Justin Lane

Another popular Gold Coast rooftop bar and restaurant you’ll want to add to your list is Justin Lane. A great place for indulging your cravings for authentic Italian cuisine, signature cocktails and a relaxed ambience. With 8 beers on tap, a weekly rooftop pizza party, live DJ’s, featured beverages and plenty of soul-soothing, carb-rich food made for sharing - eat, drink and get messy in the heart of Burleigh. Less than a 15-minute drive from Dorsett Gold Coast, Justin Lane is perfect for lively evenings on the Gold Coast, delicious family meals and dinner and drinks with friends.

group of people socialising at rooftop bar

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Grandad Jack’s Distillery

Less than 10-minutes from Dorsett Gold Coast, Grandad Jack’s Distillery Gold Coast Tasting room is an absolute must for those who appreciate the flavours of gin, vodka, liquor and craft beers. Pull up a stool and lose yourself for an afternoon of sampling locally-made spirits and beers. For those who enjoy an experience, why not book into the 4-hour gin-making night, where you’ll create your very own gin, infused with your choice of botanicals. Then dig into a delicious meal accompanied by a selection of drinks before leaving with a 500ml bottle of your creation. Tours and tastings are available throughout the week, with bookings being essential.

delicious range of cocktails

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The Cambus Wallace

Located just a 5-minute drive from Dorsett Gold Coast, The Cambus Wallace cocktail bar brings a seafaring theme to Mermaids Beach. Explore a fantastic range of cocktails, liqueurs and dishes from around the world every Wednesday to Sunday from 5 pm to midnight. Be sure to drop by on Sundays to dig into fresh oysters and bloody mary shots. Other favourites include the grilled Scotch fillet, arancini balls and truffle fries. If you’re visiting for drinks, Whiskey Sours, Daiquiris, Martinis, and Margaritas are all on the menu, along with an ever-rotating selection of house creations.

seafaring themed bar and lounge

Source: The Weekend Edition


Celebrate the best of Australian food and drink with nostalgic dishes, local wines and native flavours in the heart of Burleigh Heads at Rosella’s. Indulge with cocktails including the Margot-rita Robbie, the Queensland Border Pass, the Kylie Minogue Martini and the Summer Bay - each screaming true Australian icon from bottom to top. For those who prefer a glass or two of wine, a list of Aussie favourites including prosecco, sparkling and rose are on offer. Feeling peckish? Chow down on fresh oysters, bitter poached swimmer crab, jaffles, cheese and plenty of hearty sides. Open Monday to Friday from 4 pm till late and at weekends from 2 pm till late, make your way to Rosella’s and taste the true spirit of Australiana.

bartender pouring drink rosella’s

Source: Destination Gold Coast

Why not stay the night?

Make the most of your time on the glorious Gold Coast when staying at Dorsett Gold Coast. Located just moments from Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, and a short ride from Surfers Paradise, Nerang and Burleigh Heads - enjoy easy access to the best things to do on the Gold Coast and beyond.

Choose between 313 brand new, elegant and stylish rooms delivering maximum comfort from sunset to sunrise. Enjoy ocean, city or hinterland views, with rooms made for sweet dreams. Wake up in a King bed, take coffee on your private balcony, invigorate your soul with a massage rain shower and take advantage of the best entertainment, dining and relaxation at The Star Gold Coast.

Ready to rediscover the glittering Gold Coast in style? Book your stay today!