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Shae Killey4 years ago

Gather the pack and get ready for a big one!

The Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast was again called off this weekend due to bad swell, leaving many surf-deprived onlookers frustrated and with nothing to do but twiddle their thumbs. Fortunately for Coolangatta locals and tourists alike, event coordinators have extended the window to Friday March 13, to capitalise on new forecasted swell. Even if the waves do not show up, you're still guaranteed a good night out near Snapper.

Waiting for the swell to arrive? Don’t let the surf determine your night. We have 4 bars that will guarantee you a good time during the Quiksilver Pro – whatever the case.

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Komune
A little piece of Bali located walking distance from the Quiksilver pro itself. Not only does this unique oceanfront bar and nightclub hot-spot have the look and feel of that popular Aussie holiday destination in Indonesia but it also carries the same crazy party vibe. Enjoy a cocktail by the pool, overlooking one of the greatest surf breaks in Australia, or sit down by the bar and have a gasbag with one of the many backpackers who will be calling Komune home for the night. Live DJs performing into the evening will have you coming back after the Quiksilver Pro siren sounds.
Where: 144-146 Marine Parade Coolangatta QLD 4225

The Coolangatta Hotel

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The Coolangatta Hotel – Gold Coast

The Cooly Hotel is a place where all Gold Coasters and tourists go if they want a good night guaranteed. Quality food, cocktails and friendly bar staff will have your frown turned upside down. The Cooly Hotel has gone all out for this year’s Quiksilver Pro, organising live music and other crazy happenings for every day of the event. What better way to take your mind off the lack of swell than by watching some talented musical performers going at it on stage? The Coolangatta Hotel is a hotbed of live music for the entire Gold Coast region. If the best of the best are in town, then you’re guaranteed to see them here.
Where: Cnr Warner Street & Marine Parade Coolangatta QLD 4225

Ivory Tavern

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Ivory Tavern – Gold Coast

Whether the surf at Snapper Rocks finally decides to rear it’s head or not, a stop at the Ivory Tavern is essential. It’s relatively new to the Coolangatta nightlife scene but has made waves with its modern, exciting vibe coupled with pristine views of the Tweed River. Making the short trip down Wharf Street will be well worth your while once you’re throwing back one of Ivory Taverns notorious cocktails. The fruit tingle is a common favourite for regulars, but at a ridiculous $5 dollars a pop you can try them all (drinking responsibly of course). Ivory tavern is the perfect venue to start your night out on the town. Or if turning down $5 cocktails is not your thing, Ivory Tavern offers live music in the form of a DJ set right into the evening – but you will need to pick the right night. Their restaurant and bistro is also great for anybody keen on lining their stomachs.
Where: 156 Wharf St Tweed Heads NSW 2485

Coolangatta Sands Hotel

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Coolangatta Sands Hotel – Gold Coast

“The Sands”, as locals refer to it, is all about the vibe. It’s a couple of gear shifts down from the likes of the Komune and the Cooly Hotel, but don’t let that take anything away from the enjoyment factor. If your idea of having a good time is the taste of an ice cold beer accompanied by great food, live music and a relaxed atmosphere then this iconic Coolangatta venue, located just 2km from the Quiksilver Pro itself, is just for you. Its connection to the Coolangatta Sands Hostel only makes things more interesting. Whether you’re a local waiting for the waves to start appearing or a tourist just looking for a good time, the Coolangatta Sands is a melting pot of friendly, fun-loving people all looking for the same thing – a good time.
Where: Corner Of Griffiths & Mclean St Coolangatta QLD 4225

Where will you be heading out during the Quiksilver Pro? Please tell us if we missed any of your favourite bars.

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