There’s something you should know before you slip out of your bikini and into your little black dress. There’s lots of fun to be had on the Sunshine Coast
at night, but don’t expect venues that would give L.A. or Berlin
– or even the Gold Coast – a run for their money. Most of the venues have that laid-back, relaxed atmosphere that we all love about this fabulous part of Australia. But don’t worry, there are still plenty of opportunities for a little drinking and dancing.
Pub, Nightclub, Pub Grub
You wouldn’t expect it, but an Irish pub in Noosa is home to one of the best venues for a night out on the Coast. Head down the stairs to Soda, a beloved dance spot where every Sunny Coaster has had at least one incredible night.
19 Noosa Dr, Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia +61 7 5430 7500
It’s a little unconventional but when the timing is right you’ll have a memorable night at this ‘multifunctional artistic community space’. There are some international acts, but it’s mostly locals taking to the stage to provide the evening’s soundtrack. Don’t forget to stop by the bottle-o on your way, as the venue is often BYO.
13 Railway Street, Yandina, Queensland, Australia +61 439 084 040
It’s a cafe by day, but at night, the staff puts away their tamps and gets out their muddlers. The team behind the bar here know how to make a wicked cocktail and the moodily-lit alfresco area is the perfect place to enjoy them.
104/101-105 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia +61 7 5326 1990
Nightclub, Pub Grub
Black Bunny Kitchen
Cafe, Restaurant, Australian, $$$
This is the Coast’s undisputed home of live music. The art-lined band room is often pulsing to the sound of live rap, rock, or roots, but you’re also likely to enjoy a decent tipple or two as well.
10/12-20 Ocean St, Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia +61 7 5443 9550
The Piano Bar
Bar, Restaurant, Mediterranean, $$$
Located on Noosa’s world-famous Hastings Street, this iconic venue shows that the Coast’s beach bums know how to spin the decks and treat everyone to a good time. If you need a little fresh air, cross the street and you’re right on the beach – perfect for watching the waves roll in under the moonlight.
Upstairs Bay Village, Hastings St, Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia +61 7 5447 2255