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Gold Coast bars, pubs, taverns and hotels

The Gold Coast pub scene on the Gold Coast has just taken off in recent years with a number of gastro pubs opening up in the area. There are also plenty of old favourites to choose from which have a good range of beer on tap.

There are over 100 pubs on the Coast and most of them offer a good range of drinks, decent counter meals at decent prices, sport playing in the background and more pokie machines than you can throw a two dollar coin at.

Contrary to popular belief, most Queenslanders (at least South East Queenslanders) don't always drink XXXX, and because of the Gold Coast's proximity to the NSW border and its large population of interstate arrivals, you can get pretty much whatever beer you want.

And there are no territorial beers which you aren't allowed to order for fear of breaking the local alcohol code of ethics. For more information on ordering beer on the Gold Coast check out our language page

What's the best pub on the Gold Coast?

There are so many you'll have to try them for yourself, but the Gold Coast Australia.com team personally recommends:

Hard Rock Cafe
Where: Cnr Cavill Ave & Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise
An iconic brand & symbol within the Surfers Paradise skyline, the Hard Rock Cafe is home to great food and live music with regular events. Ascend the Stairway to Heaven this weekend...
Phone: 07 5539 9377
Web: www.hardrock.com

Fisherman's Wharf
Where: Mariner's Cove, Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
Probably one the best located pubs in the world, the current Fisherman's Wharf is a re-incarnation of the old pub, a Gold Coast icon which was demolished to make way for Palazzo Versace, Nirvana played there once. On a Sunday afternoon the place is packed with up to a few thousand 18-25 year olds getting stupidly drunk, every other day it's fairly pleasant.
Phone: 07 5571 0566
Web: http://www.fishermanswharftavern.com.au/

Surfers Paradise Beer Garden
Where: Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise Tavern boasts the famous Beergarden, the home of the best live music on the Gold Coast. The Beergarden has undergone an extensive multi-million dollar refurbishment in 2009 to launch the venue into its next forte. Keeping in tune with its core values where music meets the sea, the Beergarden is set to reignite your sound wave.
Phone: (07) 5570 1322
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.surfersbeergarden.com.au

Directory of Gold Coast Pubs and Local Taverns

Advancetown Hotel-Motel
Numimbah Valley Rd Advancetown 4211
Phone: 07 5533 2222

All Seasons Mermaid Waters Hotel
Cnr Markeri St & Sunshine Blv Mermaid Waters 4218
Phone: 07 5572 2500

Anglers Arms Hotel
50 Queen St Southport 4215
Phone: 07 5532 1677

Arundel Tavern
226 Napper Rd Arundel 4214
Phone: 07 5574 4854

Benowa Tavern
117 Ashmore Rd Benowa 4217
Phone: 07 5557 9090

Billy's Beach House Hotel
Hanlan St Surfers Paradise 4217
Phone: 07 5531 5666

Broadbeach Tavern
Cnr Old Burleigh Rd & Charles Ave Broadbeach 4218
Phone: 07 5538 4111

Burleigh Cove Tavern
105 West Burleigh Rd Burleigh Heads 4220
Phone: 07 5535 5911

Burleigh Heads Hotel
4 The Esplanade Burleigh Heads 4220
Phone: 07 5508 0500
Web: http://www.burleighheadshotel.com.au/

Burleigh Town Tavern
Cnr Township & Tsipura Drv West Burleigh 4219
Phone: 07 5576 0077

Cafe d'bar
275 Boundary St Coolangatta 4225
Phone: 07 5599 2031
Website: www.cafedbar.com.au

Cafe Esplanade
84 The Esplanade Surfers Paradise 4217
Phone: 07 5539 0099

Calypso Plaza Suites Coolangatta
87- 105 Griffith St Coolangatta 4225
Phone: 07 5599 0000

Cecil B. Demille's
Cnr Scarborough & Nerang Sts Southport 4215
Phone: 07 5531 0700

Central Park Tavern
18 Central Park Ave Ashmore 4214
Phone: 07 5527 8822

The Clock Hotel
3282 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise 4127
Phone: 07 5539 0344
Web: http://www.theclockhotel.com.au/

Commercial Hotel Nerang
Cnr Price & Ferry Sts Nerang 4211
Phone: 07 5578 1200

Coolangatta Hotel
Cnr Marine & Warner Sts Coolangatta 4225
Phone: 07 5589 6888

Coolangatta Sands Hotel
Cnr Griffith & McLean Sts Coolangatta 4225
Phone: 07 5536 3066

Coomera Lodge Hotel
Maudsland Rd Upper Coomera 4210
Phone: 07 5573 3400

Currumbin Creek Tavern
Cnr Currimbin Creek Rd & Traders Way Currumbin 4223
Phone: 07 5534 2322

Del Plaza Hotel
146 Scarborough St Southport 4215
Phone: 07 5591 6399

Diamond Resort Holiday Apartments
19 Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise 4217
Phone: 07 5570 1011

Diamonds Bar & Gaming
221 Chrsitine Ave Robina 4226
Phone: 07 5535 3555

The Dog & Parrot Tavern
2 Scottsdale Drv Robina 4226
Phone: 07 5575 7955

Don's Tavern
Cloverdale Drv Robina 4226
Phone: 07 5595 5573

Dublin Docks At Harbour Town
Harbour Town Drv Biggera Waters 4216
Phone: 07 5563 9433

Eagle Heights Hotel
Tamborine-Oxenford Rd Eagle Heights 4271
Phone: 07 5545 3388

Ferry Road Tavern
Cnr Ferry Rd & Cotlew St Bundall 4217
Phone: 07 5556 5100

Fisherman's Wharf Tavern
Shop 20 Mariner's Cove, 60-70 Seaworld Drv Main Beach 4217
Phone: 07 5571 0566

Gold Coast Brewpub
3120 Gold Coast Hwy (Next to Islander Resort) Surfers Paradise 4217
Phone: 07 5504 5971

Gold Coast Hotel
1650 Gold Coast Hwy Burleigh Heads 4220
Phone: 07 5576 3955

Helensvale Tavern
Sir John Overall Drv Helensvale 4212
Phone: 07 5573 3788

Highland Park Family Tavern
Alexander Drv Nerang 4211
Phone: 07 5574 9133

Hope Island Resort Yacht Club Tavern
Rialto Quay Drive Sanctuary Cove 4212
Phone: 07 5510 8022

Hope Island Tavern
87- 97 Broadwater Ave Hope Island 4212
Phone: 07 5510 9533

Hotel Pacific
Marine Pde Southport 4215
Phone: 07 5591 5611

International Beach Resort
84 The Esplanade Surfers Paradise 4217
Phone: 07 5539 0099

Jacobs Well Bayside Tavern
1170 Pimpama-Jacobs Well Rd Jacobs Well 4208
Phone: 07 5546 2155

Kallora Country Retreat
823 Tomewin Mountain Rd Currumbin Valley 4223
Phone: 07 5533 0361

Kirra Beach Bottle Shop
425 Golden Four Drv Tugun 4224
Phone: 07 5536 3311

Lawrence Drive Tavern
55 Lawrence Drv Nerang 4211
Phone: 07 5596 6610

Lone Star Tavern
Cnr Markeri St & Sunshine Blv Mermaid Waters 4218
Phone: 07 5572 2000

McGinty's Irish Bar And Restaurant
Shop 57 Oasis Cntr Broadbeach 4218
Phone: 07 5504 6210

Mermaid Beach Tavern
2500 Gold Coast Hwy Mermaid Beach 4218
Phone: 07 5526 6944

Merrimac Tavern
Merrilaine Crs Merrimac 4226
Phone: 07 5525 3155

Miami Tavern
2043- 2047 Gold Coast Hwy Miami 4220
Phone: 07 5535 1644

Oxenford Tavern
179 Old Pacific Hwy Oxenford 4210
Phone: 07 5573 1224

Palm Beach Hotel
1118 Gold Coast Hwy Palm Beach 4221
Phone: 07 5534 2188

Parkwood Tavern
Cnr Olsen Ave & Wintergreen Drv Parkwood 4214
Phone: 07 5571 5104

Robina Tavern
Cnr Cheltenham Drv & Ron Penhaligon Way Robina 4226
Phone: 07 5593 2600

Runaway Bay Tavern
Cnr Lae Drv & Morala Ave Runaway Bay 4216
Phone: 07 5537 3066

Santa Anne By The Sea
15 Anne Ave Broadbeach 4218
Phone: 07 5538 5455

Shearers Arms Tavern
23 Peachey Rd Ormeau 4208
Phone: 07 5547 5822

St Bernards Hotel-Motel
101 Alpine Tce Tamborine Mountain 4272
Phone: 07 5545 1177

Trader Dukes
22 Siganto Drv Helensvale 4212
Phone: 07 5529 7566

Treetops Tavern
Cnr Classic Way & Executive Drv Burleigh Waters 4220
Phone: 07 5593 7811

Tugun Tavern
Cnr Golden Four Drv & Toolona St Tugun 4224
Phone: 07 5559 5188

Wallaby Hotel-Motel
45 Railway St Mudgeeraba 4213
Phone: 07 5530 5600

Waterfront Tavern
Sanctuary Cove Hope Island 4212
Phone: 07 5577 8634

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