Top Goldie Nightlife not in Surfers Paradise

The Gold Coast has become a popular tourist destination in Queensland for beachgoers and those who are pursuing festive nightlife. The nightlife in Surfers Paradise, particularly the nightclubs, is among the places to visit for the wildest night out. However, there are other great spots in the city where you can experience the vibrant nightlife, too. Let me break down a list of the top drinking holes on the Gold Coast to get a taste of the top Goldie nightlife.


Enjoy the best nightlife on the Gold Coast at rooftop bars like Justin’s Rooftop at Burleigh Heads, Bar Hellenika at Nobby Beach, Mr. P.P.’s Deli & Rooftop at Southport, Cue at the Collective, and iconic Gold Coast destinations like Miami Marketta. The Scottish Prince is also an excellent place to enjoy a large selection of whiskeys, and don’t forget Nightjar.


Top Goldie Nightlife At Gold Coast Rooftop Bars


Justin’s Rooftop


Justin Lane’s neon sign advertises booze, food, and good vibes–something that just about everyone who has been here for a night out can attest to. The laid-back atmosphere and attentive staff ensure that everyone leaves with a smile on their face. Whether you’re searching for a place to grab a quick bite or somewhere to spend the whole night, Justin Lane is the perfect spot.


This place is a great spot to mingle and socialise in the afternoon, along with its rooftop bar’s open-air design and patio. You may also enjoy the fresh breeze and stunning views while enjoying some drinks with friends or colleagues. As the sun sets, you may enjoy a delicious pizza and refreshing cocktail in hand while taking in the beautiful evening sky. Justin’s Rooftop is located at 1708-1710 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads.



The Collective


If you are situated on the south side and looking for a spot to watch the sunset, The Collective is the place for you. This iconic Gold Coast destination houses five restaurants within its walls. These eateries include a restaurant that serves traditional Greek food, an Asian fusion restaurant, an American-style diner, a traditional Italian restaurant, and a Mexican eatery. Whether you’re searching for a romantic dinner date or a night out with friends, this spot has something for everyone.


Cue is The Collective’s stunning rooftop bar with an incredible view. It has an astounding selection of craft beers, signature cocktails, and delicious sangria jugs. The perfect place to unwind and enjoy a few drinks with friends.



Mr. P.P.’s Deli & Rooftop


Mr. P.P.’s Deli & Rooftop is a multi-level destination for people desiring good times in a quirky, laid-back hangout. It is a crowd favourite because of its menu filled with pizza and lip-smacking beverages.


With its tantalising food options and fun vibes, it’s no wonder this spot is always packed with people looking to let loose and enjoy themselves. Whether you’re stopping by for a quick slice or spending the night enjoying drinks with friends, you’re guaranteed to have a good time at Mr. P.P.’s Deli & Rooftop.


This rooftop restaurant is located at 43 Nerang St, Southport. Go through their menu and don’t forget to visit them once you arrive on the Gold Coast.



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Iconic Top Goldie Nightlife


Miami Marketta


Marketta is a local favourite for Gold Coast parties, and it’s located at 23 Hillcrest Pde, Miami. It is the place for you if you’re looking for a place with great food, drinks, and music. You’ll find plenty of food carts to choose from and multiple bars with their gin parlour. The live music setup is awesome, and you’re sure to enjoy the groovy vibes all around.



The Scottish Prince


The Scottish Prince, named after the late 1800s Scottish ship turned Southport dive site, is the place for whiskey lovers in ‘Palmy’. With a large selection of whiskeys available, including some rare and exclusive varieties, this is the perfect place to enjoy a dram or two. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to help you choose the right whiskey for your taste, and they’re always happy to chat about all things whiskey-related. The Scottish Prince is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro.


A delicious selection of share plates, a private tasting room, and over 150 different whisky varieties are found at this nautical-inspired bar. Your nightlife on the Goldie will never become dull when you visit The Scottish Prince, especially during one of their Tuesday Night Comedy!





Nightjar is located at the back alleyway car park close to Justin Lane. This drive bar offers a variety of delicious and unusual dishes that are sure to tantalise your taste buds. When you are craving something sweet or savoury, there’s something on the menu for everyone. 


The small and intimate interior that is dimly lit and the lack of a dress code and rules all add to the locals’ vibe that makes this place so special. Since there isn’t a kitchen on the premises, choose from a special mini meal menu from Tom Ugly’s, Wahoos, or Red Hot Cod to go along with your preferred whisky or traditional drink.



The Arc


This Gold Coast landmark recently had a major refurbishment, putting it firmly back on the party scene map for residents. It’s no wonder The Arc is once again hot and happening when you consider the low-lit atmosphere coated with chic décor, an incredible drinks menu, and delicious meals on top of that.


The atmosphere and drinks menu is just what people look for when they go out to have a good time, and the food is nothing short of amazing. You can’t go wrong with spending your evening at The Arc.


Stay tuned to their socials and website to check out their weekly dining and drinking specials.



Where To Spend A Top Goldie Nightlife Other Than in Surfers Paradise?


Aside from Surfers Paradise nightclubs, the Gold Coast offers limitless options to enjoy the nightlife. Spend the night with your friends at a rooftop bar like Justin’s Rooftop at Burleigh Heads, Bar Hellenika at Nobby Beach, Mr. P.P.’s Deli & Rooftop at Southport, Cue at the Collective, and iconic Gold Coast destinations like Miami Marketta. The Scottish Prince is also an excellent place to enjoy a large selection of whiskeys, and don’t forget Nightjar.


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