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Alexandra Gibson4 years ago

Grab your mates and hit these Cairns drinking holes.

If you're looking for a local spot to hang out with your mates in Cairns then we have the top five ultimate pubs or bars to enjoy a drink and have a feed. Featured local acts and event nights will also keep you busy, even if you are a regular. Whether you want a relaxed atmosphere with good company or you're interested in seeing something different, head to these five places that the locals love in Cairns.

1) The Pier Bar & Grill

Pier Tavern
The Pier Bar & Grill – Cairns

There is nothing better then a drink with a view. The Pier Bar & Grill is situated so close to the ocean that you can almost taste the sea salt. Serving up wood fired pizzas with your alcoholic beverages, you can rest and relax with friends. They have done some recent renovations, after ten years, so if you’re a local you should drop in and enjoy the new interior decor and new layout. They also host regular events throughout the week to keep you and your mates entertained with Wednesday’s Pier Pong Competition and the usual Pier Bar Sunday Sesh always a highlight.
Where: The Pier Shopping Centre 1 Pierpoint Road, Cairns QLD 4870

2) The Jack Hotel & Backpackers

The Jack
The Jack Hotel & Backpackers – Cairns

If you’re strapped for cash and on a budget then the Jack Hotel & Backpackers is the place to head with your mates. Located in the CBD of Cairns, there are always events on with Dj’s, live acts and, to top it off, two for one deals with drinks until 7pm every night of the week. There might too much entertainment here for you and your friends to handle with three bars and a beer garden (not to mention the gaming rooms). This place is so great you will probably want to stay the night, and you can!
Where: 52/56-60 Spence Street, Cairns QLD 4870

3) PJ O’Brien’s

PJ O’Brien’s – Cairns

PJ O’Brien’s is an authentic Irish pub. If you and your mates are in the mood for a pint and some late night entertainment, this pub has plenty of events on throughout the week. Their $14 meal deals include some great hearty food and a pot of beer, glass of wine or basic spirit no matter what day of the week it is. This is also a definitely a place to mark in your calendar for Saint Patrick’s Day coming up in May.
Where: 87 Lake Street, Cairns QLD 4870

4) Trinity Beach Tavern

Trinity Beach Tavern
Trinity Beach Tavern – Cairns

Located at one of the most popular beaches in Cairns, you can look out onto the waterfront at this coastal Tavern. Featuring not one but two bars to choose from, depending on how you want to spend the night, you and your mates definitely won’t run out of things to do. The Lounge Bar features a large plasma TV where you can watch international sports while you sip back a few and unwind from a hard day’s work. Located so close to the Esplanade, you can enjoy the scenery from Trinity Beach Tavern.
Where: Vasey Esplanade, Trinity Beach QLD 4879

5) The Red Beret Hotel

The Red Beret Hotel
The Red Beret Hotel – Cairns

The Sports Bar at The Red Beret Hotel is a great local spot to relax and unwind with pool comps every Thursday night and Sunday afternoon. There is something on every night of the week which will keep you entertained if you’re looking for a low key night with good company. They also have a great Bistro menu so if you’re hungry check out their Monday Monster Scnitzels and T-Bone Tuesdays which are both $17 per meal.
Where: 411 Kamerunga Road, Redlynch QLD 4870

Know another great place to visit for drinks in Cairns? Tell us your favourite place in the comments below.