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Nightclubs & Nightlife
As a clubbers paradise, the Gold Coast falls somewhere between Ibiza and Bondi Beach with late night clubs and fashionable bars and Surf Clubs offering beautiful views with a nice cold glass of beer.
The Coast is home to about three or four large nightclubs with good reputations for hosting regular touring DJs, dozens of boutique clubs catering for a diverse range of musical tastes and styles and more than enough cheesy establishments which provide holiday makers and locals with a place to dance to the latest top 40 tunes without having to worry about trying to look too cool for school.
Obviously personal taste has a huge effect on what sort of place you like to party at, but the following venues have a reputation among serious party animals as being popular.
Nightclubs to Check Out
Ultra Lounge & Club (Melbas on the Park)
Operating since 1981, Melbas Nightclub has become a Gold Coast icon, delivering the best in night time entertainment for over 30 years. Since a total refurbishment in 2010, Melbas has become Ultra Lounge & Club, providing designer décor and the latest technology in sound and lighting systems. Their resident DJs play your favourite commercial, house, dance and funk beats along with special events celebrity DJs and musicians. Come in to party with the who’s who of the Gold Coast.
One of the biggest and longest running clubs in the Gold Coast, Club Shooters offers the ultimate clubbing experience with your choice of four rooms for four different styles of music. Whether you’re into dance/electro, pumping R&B, commercial or old school hip hop there is bound to be a room where you’ll fit in.
Modelled after some of the best Vegas nightclubs, Sin City includes the ultimate in sound, lighting and video systems in exquisite designer mezzanine-style levels. Dress classy and enjoy a night of the best Top 40, R&B, Hip-Hop and Commercial Dance in the most breathtaking atmosphere you’ll find without leaving the country.
Love Nightlife is the upmarket and glamorous nightlife destination on the Gold Coast. Featuring premier international and known for Luxury 5 star VIP Bottle Service, Love Nightlife is a must visit experience. Love Nightlife Broadbeach is open Friday & Saturday nights from 10pm until 5am. Feel the music with all your Top 40 hits, commercial dance, Top 40 remixes & Sexy Rnb by our resident DJs. Find us on Facebook or Instagram to keep updated on our highly anticipated event calendar
Bedroom Lounge Bar
The Bedroom promises to cater to your every demand. Offering extravagant surroundings, a superb sound system, bathroom attendants, private areas and the best in Top 40, R&B, Hip-Hop and Commercial Dance, why not come and indulge in your vanity? After all, it’s all about you!
Since opening in 2004 Platinum Nightclub has set a benchmark for providing A-class DJs, welcoming some of the world’s biggest artists including the likes of Block Party, Fragma, Felix Da Housecat and Paul Van Dyke to name a few. Come in and feel the vibe of the Gold Coast’s most popular club scene.
The Coast’s largest multi-level commercial dance club venue right in the heart of Surfers Paradise. Dance the night away on massive dance floors, meet your friends for a drink, play a game of pool or celebrate your birthday in one of CD’s 2 private bars. Cocktails has something for everybody.
SkyPoint Bar - Q1
Elevated upon the 77th floor of SkyPoint, the SkyPoint Bar is the Gold Coast’s highest altitude lounge bars. Enjoy the atmosphere and 360 degree views of the city skyline every Friday and Saturday night from 8pm for smooth beats, exotic cocktails and good company.
The Envy Nightclub
Envy Night Club from Thursday to Saturday.
Resident DJ’s don’t just play the latest hits but mix some of yester years and create a sound that has every one up and going, complemented with the new lighting, this is the new place to be on the Gold Coast. Watch out for our special guest DJ’s from across Australia and international artists.
This venue has been designed specifically for the mature drinker, focusing solely on the alternative music scene. Among the many goals that this nightclub attempts to fulfil, one in particular stands out from the crowd.
The former owners of the iconic Bourbon Bar and Crazy Horse Showgirls have established their newest venture, the Underground Nightclub Surfers Paradise. Located on Orchard Avenue, its the home of Hip Hop and R&B every Friday from 8pm, and Saturdays from 9pm.
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