THE GOLD COAST’S NIGHTLIFE IS SECOND TO NONE. WHETHER IT’S FRIDAY NIGHT DRINKS AND A SATURDAY CELEBRATION, STAY ON TOP OF THE NIGHTLIFE SCENE – LITERALLY – AT SOME OF OUR FAVOURITE ROOFTOP BARS.
The Island Rooftop
A Gold Coast icon transformed, the Island Rooftop hosts live bands and DJs, trivia nights and big events in a jam-packed weekly line-up. Enjoy one of their signature cocktails while watching the sun set over Main Beach and the Gold Coast CBD, then dig into a wood-fired pizza on the pool deck at Goldie’s.
Aviary Rooftop Bar
With views of Surfers Paradise on one side and the Gold Coast hinterland on the other, Aviary at the Southport Sharks Hotel is one of the best spots to enjoy a panoramic sunset view with a cocktail in hand. Their impressive food and drinks menu is matched with quirky yet classy décor, making Aviary one of the most Instagram-able rooftop bars on the coast.
When it comes to absolute beachfront rooftop bars, One Cavill takes the cake. Named for its position at the very top of famous Cavill Avenue, One Cavill boasts sprawling views of Surfers Paradise both from the indoor bar area and the outdoor balcony. Whether you opt for a candy-coloured cocktail or a lofty beer tower, One Cavill has your weekend drinks sorted.
If you’re seeking a low-key sundowner spot with great tunes, Burleigh Heads’ Justin Lane has you covered. It has bragging rights as Burleigh’s first rooftop bar and with a great cocktail menu, tasty pizza and pasta dishes and stunning views of the Burleigh foreshore, it’s still one of the best.
SkyPoint Bistro + Bar
When it comes to sky-high drinking and dining, it doesn’t get much better than SkyPoint’s bistro and bar. See the Gold Coast like never before while sipping on a ‘level 77’ cocktail or nibbling on steamed dumplings or salt and Szechuan pepper squid, all from 230m up. It doesn’t get better than this.
Bazaar @ QT Gold Coast offers a wide range of signature seasonal cocktails and their recommendation for scout readers on a solid night out is the Highball Express. Think Baron Samedi spiced rum, Hennessey, berry compote, lemon juice and egg white, topped with ginger beer and toasted marshmallows. Yes, please!