Best Gold Coast Bars & Nightlife

The Gold Coast hospitality scene has transformed A LOT over the past few years. We’re pretty spoilt for choice these days and there are a plethora of options, but where do you start? We’ve put together a list of our picks of the best Gold Coast bars and we’re confident you’ll love all of them.

Cocoon Ultra Lounge Bar

Best Gold Coast Bars - Cocoon Ultra Lounge Bar Surfers Paradise

Lounging on a daybed, cocktail or champagne in hand, at a waterfront location. Sounds amazing, right? Cocoon Ultra Lounge Bar offers just that, and is a premium lounge bar experience in Surfers Paradise. With an extensive drinks list, and a dining menu and day bed menu, from share plates to pizza, it’s well worth a visit. We suggest arriving before the sun goes down as this spot is perfect for sunset gazing!

Cocoon Ultra Lounge Bar

58 Cavill Avenue

Surfers Paradise

Justin Lane’s Rooftop

Best Gold Coast Bars - Justin Lane Rooftop Bar Gold Coast Burleigh Heads

Not only do Justin Lane produce some of the best pizza on the Gold Coast, they are also home to a trendy rooftop bar, overlooking Burleigh beach. If good tunes, good vibes and good service is your cup of tea, you’ll love it at Justin Lane. With seating for only 70 people, it can be difficult to nab a seat, but it’ll be worth the wait once you do secure one.

Justin Lane

1710 Gold Coast Highway

Burleigh Heads

The Collective Rooftop Bar

Best Gold Coast Bars - The Collective Rooftop Bar Palm Beach Gold Coast

One of the newest fixtures on the Gold Coast scene is The Collective at Palm Beach who offer a unique dining experience and a fabulous rooftop bar. What was once a post office, has now been transformed into a collaborative dining venue with options to suit everyone’s tastes and preferences. The rooftop is beautifully furnished and styled to perfection, you’ll feel right at home!

The Collective Palm Beach

1128 Gold Coast Highway

Palm Beach

Aloha Bar and Dining

Best Gold Coast Bars - Aloha Hawaiian Bar Broadbeach Gold Coast

If you’re opposed to drinking delicious cocktails from pineapples and tiki mugs, then Aloha Bar and Dining is definitely not for you.  If you don’t mind lazing against palm tree wallpaper while sampling Hawaiian and South East Asian cuisine, you’ll enjoy yourself here. Tucked away down an alley way, around a corner, behind a hidden doorway you’ll step into this Tiki themed paradise. Get there if you can!

Aloha Bar and Dining

Number 18, Main Place


Baskk at Kirra

Best Gold Coast Bars - Baskk at Kirra Gold Coast Coolangatta Bar and Dining

One of the newest hot spots on the Gold Coast is Baskk at Kirra. This seaside oasis has been beautifully styled from top to bottom with coastal influences and boasts an incredible drinks list and menu. Designed to share, it’s the perfect environment to sit back and enjoy their progressive dining experience while you sip your way through their cocktail list.


52-58 Marine Parade


Garden Kitchen & Bar

Best Gold Coast Bars - The Garden Bar at The Star Hotel and Casino Gold Coast

The Gold Coast thought it had died and gone to heaven when The Star revealed Garden Kitchen & Bar, a truly unique addition to the GC bar & dining scene. Offering both fine dining (inside) and casual bar eats (outside in the garden) The Star have created a place everyone wants to be. Perfect for group hangs or even a couple’s adventure, it’s worth adding to your list.

Garden Kitchen & Bar

The Star Gold Coast