Pigs and Pints at Chevron Island has mastered a triple threat that’s hard to pass up: pork, craft beer, and slider sandwiches. Beers on tap come from Burleigh Brewing Co., as well as Vale Ale, Doss Blockos and Monteith’s Bitter. That’s not to mention there’s a fine array of other Australian and New Zealand boutique beers. Head mixologist Oliver Bradley creates eccentric cocktail concoctions by infusing each drink with delicious ingredients. He dehydrates his fruit for a tasty and unexpected twist. His surprising yet tantalizing drink lists include the Poppin Corn, which tastes like caramel-coated popcorn in a cup. There’s also the Pig N Cider: a brain-bending combination of the house’s own bacon-washed vodka, ginger liqueur, lemon, chamomile tea syrup and apple cider.
Pigs and Pints, 9 Hamilton Ave, Surfers Paradise, Australia, +61 455 676 223
Ride one of the world’s fastest elevators to the 77th floor of the Q1 Building, the world’s tallest residential building. Here, there’s a sleek and chic watering hole – the Skypoint Observation Deck. The refined venue is all glass and silver with state-of-the-art furnishings, and a smart dress code to match. The ticket entry cost is high compared to other Surfers Paradise drinking establishments, particularly when the venue closes at a respectable 12am. However, the refined atmosphere, stunning views, and weekend DJ and live music entertainment make for a compelling package.
3/3003 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise, Australia, +61 7 5582 2700