A Night Out On The Sunshine Coast

Golden Beach, Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast in Queensland boasts lively cities, endless beaches, and stunning scenery. When the sun goes down, the area really comes alive with fun bars, restaurants, events, and nightlife. If you're planning a night out in this beautiful region, here are some can't-miss ideas:


Relish Seafood and Sunsets in Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba is renowned for its fresh seafood dining right on the waterfront. Start your evening at Pier 33 with a cocktail or glass of local wine on their deck overlooking the ocean. Try their famous seafood platter piled high with Moreton Bay bugs, oysters, prawns and more. After dinner, stroll the Mooloolaba Esplanade under the glow of streetlights and stop into one of the lively bars. The Bohemian Bungalow has live music most nights in a relaxing courtyard strung with fairy lights. Or grab a craft beer at Tap & Barrel while listening to solo musicians. End the night watching the sunset over the ocean with a fruity cocktail in hand at Vista Bar.


Experience Aussie Pub Culture in Maroochydore

The Sunshine Coast claims to be Australia’s craft beer capital, so you won’t struggle to find a drink! Maroochydore has a laidback vibe and several classic Australian pubs that are perfect for an authentic Aussie night out. Start at The Aussie – a casual pub with draft beers, burgers, steak sandwiches and weekend entertainment like trivia, poker, and live bands. Or check out Duporth Tavern, a lively venue with courtyard dining, sports on TV, chicken schnitzel, and an approachable wine list. End the night listening to live music at McDonalds Tavern, which has an outdoor beer garden and relaxed local atmosphere.


Indulge in Noosa's Sophisticated Bar Scene

For a more upscale night out, make your way to Noosa's chic bars and restaurants. Start by watching the sunset from a deck chair at Noosa Beach House while sipping a refreshing spritz cocktail. Then wander to Miss Moneypenny’s, known for its extensive cocktail menu and tropical vibes with lush greenery. Next, stroll down Hastings Street while browsing the high-end boutiques. Stop for a bite at Noosa Boathouse with fresh oysters and a view over the river. End the night with a nightcap at Republic Noosa's rooftop bar under the stars.


Dance Until Dawn at Noosa's Nightclubs

When you're ready to dance the night away, Noosa has some lively late-night clubs. Flashbacks Nightclub packs the dance floor with retro hits and themed costume nights. Or experience the beach club vibe at Woodstock Nightclub, set right on Noosa's Main Beach with live bands and DJs. Slander Bar is also popular with locals and tourists for Top 40 hits. Take a taxi between clubs then keep the party going until the early morning light.


Catch a Show at The Events Centre

For a cultural night out, check the calendar at The Events Centre in Caloundra which hosts major concerts, comedians, plays, and performances from around Australia. With a modern theatre and top-notch acoustics, you're sure to be entertained at one of their shows. Check their event calendar for upcoming shows during your Sunshine Coast visit.


Experience Eumundi Markets Nightlife

On Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings, the Eumundi Markets draw big crowds browsing handmade crafts, artwork, jewellery and fresh produce. When the sun sets, the markets transform into a night bazaar with street food vendors, bars, and live music stages creating a lively atmosphere.


Go Wine Tasting on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland

The lush Sunshine Coast Hinterland is home to award-winning wineries like Brouhaha Brewery and Spirit House Restaurant. Spend an evening wine tasting at the cellar doors, pairing wines with gourmet food, and soaking in the beautiful rainforest views.


No matter how you choose to spend it, a night out on the Sunshine Coast offers dining, entertainment and scenery like nowhere else. Use this guide to plan an unforgettable night out taking advantage of all the after-dark excitement this region of Queensland has to offer, including of course our Sunshine Coast topless waitresses and strippers!


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