The Gold Coast’s ideal hidden bars

We’re taking you out of the ordinary, slipping down alleyways and fixing riddles to discover the very best private hangouts as well as surprise bars on the Gold Coast.

Iku Yakitori & & Whisky Bar

1730 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

Wind your means via the dark street of Justins Lane, and also you’ll discover a wooden door covered in bamboo and also a blue neon light signalling the entrance to Iku Yakitori’s Whiskey Bar. Iku specialises in special Japanese scotch as well as scrumptious share plates fresh from the robata grill. The excellent fit out, paired with the intimate setup creates a special experience that moves you from the back roads of Burleigh to downtown Tokyo.

The Hidden Cherub

2/29 Lemana Lane, Miami

Lemana Lane is residence to a few of the Coast’s finest establishments– from Granddad Jack’s, Paddock Bakery and also Black Hops– we actually are ruined for option when it involves this pocket of the Gold Coast. Recently opened, The Hidden Cherub definitely measures up to its elusive name. Put appropriate behind The Heartfill Store, right here you’ll locate mixed drinks, beers and also California-inspired consumes from Friday to Sunday. Neon lights and great times ensured.

La Bella Cellar

9/3 Deodar Drive, Burleigh Heads

Discreet and also oh so pleasant, welcome to La Bella Cellar. Endeavor inside the doors with just initials to reveal and also you’ll be greeted by an excellent storage with great Australian white wine and some delicious declines from Italy, Spain and also France. The menu right here is actually developed to accompany the beverages to allow for the wine to beam. The white-washed bricks, terracotta floor tiles as well as contrasting cacti make for a visual background and a night well spent. Oh as well as did we point out there’s an entire area of the menu devoted to cheese? Yes pleese!


7A/ 1837 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads

Treat your tastebuds to a night out at the intimate as well as wonderfully scrumptious Lebanese bistro Rabbath. Family possessed as well as operated by siblings Pascal and also Patrick, make you feel right in your home as quickly as you set foot inside. Open for lunch or dinner, Rabbath uses a series of special Lebanese recipes that will certainly leave you desiring extra. You can choose your own share plates or opt to have the ‘Chef take care of you’– a decision you won’t be sorry for. Do not fail to remember to include wine pairings for the ideal day evening.


6/110 Marine Parade, Coolangatta

Bohemian-inspired Bo’teku is well worth a check out if you’re travelling down the southern end of the Gold Coast. Bo’teku’s rule is ‘consume, consume, kick back’– as well as they mean company. The fish and shellfish oriented menu has every little thing from tuna tartare to barbecued pests and kingfish ceviche that melts in your mouth. With a cocktail jug ready, you’ll be picturing you’re sitting beachside in Bali quickly.


7B Justin Lane, Burleigh Heads

Tucked away in the backstreets of Burleigh (concealed behind a red door), this speakeasy-style bar oozes charm with its mahogany touches and design from a period bygone. Preference your means through the creative cocktail food selection or sit back and appreciate the tinkling piano keys as you sip on a tipple. Do not neglect to bring your smart device– you’ll need to text the number on the door to get in!



Invite to the Gold Coast’s latest underground bar– well that is … if you can find it! Broadbeach has actually upped the tequila game with a covert speakeasy. If you can fix the riddle “Cross the bridge, where the monorail as soon as lived, locate the red palm tree for entry”– then you’ll be welcomed by a sexy candlelit den total with Mexican beer and also beautiful tapas. Shh! Do not inform any person …

Cross Eyed Mary

114 Griffith Street, Coolangatta

Cross Eyed Mary have changed the hole in the wall surface room where Tasca when lived into a quaint Italian eatery complete with epic mixed drinks and adequate handmade pasta to sink a battlewagon. No appointments essential– just stroll in as well as let the indulgence start!


1142 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach

Suga is a sustainable rum as well as alcoholic drink bar hidden along the Gold Coast Highway in Palm Beach. Without any indicator, it can be difficult to locate– so keep an eye out for an appealing timber facade. There’s over 60 various varieties of rum on the shelves as well as a fine selection of gins, whiskies, tequilas and beers at hand. At Suga, the fruit and create utilized in preparation for beverages is sourced from neighborhood farmers, and there’s an absolutely no waste plan, so the components that would usually be gotten rid of are re-used to make bar fundamentals like syrups and also sugar. Shame complimentary sips, do not mind if we do!

The Whisky Lounge

2A/ 58 Railway Street, Mudgeeraba

This covert whiskey bar in Mudgeeraba uses over 130 whiskies from all over the world. The pleasant bar is little in stature yet large on area spirit as well as intends to make visitors feel like they are sitting in a cosy corner of a Scotland or Irish bar bordered by excellent business and also much better whiskey. There’s no food offered at bench, however you rate to bring along your own takeaway meals to tuck right into.

Foundation Bar

12/ 489 Gold Coast Highway, Tugun

If you’re trying to find someplace to relax in a comfortable and kicked back ambience bordered by craft beer, live songs, and tasty Asian street eats– then look no further than Backbone Bar. There’s gallery games and also pinball makers for the groms (as well as miss!) and a mixed drink, craft beer and red wine menu that will knock your socks off. For rad times and also self proclaimed ‘best karaage on the GC’, Backbone Bar has you covered.

Maman Bar and also Kitchen

49 James Street, Burleigh Heads

Obtain excited– scrumptious Mediterranean and also Middle-Eastern consumes have actually dropped in Burleigh. French for ‘mum’, Maman Bar as well as Kitchen is the most up to date coastal-inspired sanctuary being experts in lasting white wines, elegant alcoholic drinks, and also share-style banquets. Entrance is via the laneway to access this glossy new place. Maman is assured to have your Insta fans wanting a lot more.

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