5 Best Gold Coast Rooftop Bars

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02 Feb, 2023, 9:41 am


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Best Gold Coast Rooftop Bars

One of the best ways to experience the true Gold Coast party scene is with a visit to one of its many popular rooftop bars. The rooftop bars in Gold Coast offer stunning, panoramic views of the Gold Coast skyline and Pacific Ocean, groovy music, great vibes, and delicious craft cocktails.

The Gold Coast is a popular tourist destination in Australia. Most well known for its stunning beaches, relaxed vibes, and exhilarating nightlife, the Gold Coast is one of the best places to stay if you’re looking for fun and excitement. Whether you’re looking for a place with a vibrant nightlife scene and popular nightclubs, beach parties and events, festivals, or pub crawls, the Gold Coast has it all.

If you’re headed to the Gold Coast, we recommend visiting one of its many popular rooftop bars. Here are five of them.


5 Best Rooftop Bars in the Gold Coast

1. Burleigh Pavilion

Burleigh Pavilion Sunday Bars

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Located in Burleigh, the Gold Coast’s hotspot for entertainment, partying, and good looking people, Burleigh Pavilion is a classic, must-visit rooftop bar for any tourist (or local). It’s one of the best places to enjoy great drinks, food, and music.

With the best waterfront view in all of the Gold Coast, this iconic bar is a staple of Gold Coast partying. It has stunning views of Burleigh Beach, a state-of-the-art bar, booth seating, and some of the best food in town. With epic beachfront dining, seafood dishes, and trendy vibes, Burleigh Pavilion is a must if you want to capture the full Gold Coast party experience. If you’re looking for stunning beachfront views, delicious food, and great vibes, Burleigh Pav is the place to do it.

Address: 3a/43 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads QLD 4220


2. Nineteen at The Star

Nineteen At The Star Rooftop Bar Gold Coast

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Nineteen at the Star is one of the Gold Coast’s premier and luxurious rooftop bars. Perched on the 19th floor of the Darling, this rooftop getaway is newly renovated and considered one of the chicest night spots in the Gold Coast. A visit to the Nineteen at the Star will show you an unforgettable culinary experience with high-end dining and drinks. 

If you’re on the hunt for a rooftop bar that is as glamorous as the Gold Coast skyline, the Nineteen is a must. With breathtaking views of the ocean and city skyline, this trendy rooftop bar is perfect for intimate dining, sunset margaritas, or daytime drinks. The Nineteen also has an infinity pool, outdoor/indoor bar, an outdoor lounge, a DJ booth, and a dancefloor for you to get your groove on. If you want the ultimate Gold Coast rooftop experience in a trendy, high-end location, we recommend going to Nineteen at the Star. 

Address: Level 19, The Darling at The Star Gold Coast, 1 Casino Dr, Broadbeach QLD 4218


3. The Collective Rooftop Bar

The Collective Palm Beach Rooftop Bar Gold Coast

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The Collective Palm Beach has a rooftop terrace with stunning views of the Gold Coast. Considered one of the Gold Coast’s most innovative venues, the Collective is a lush, trendy location that is perfect for wining and dining. 

The bar has a fun, bubbly atmosphere, and its restaurant has something to fit anyone’s taste buds. They are famous for their versatile menu and a wide variety of food options, including Italian, Mexican, American, Asian, and Greek. 

The Collective is the perfect place to go out with friends and enjoy delicious cocktails, sangria, and a tasty menu – all the while taking in the beautiful views that the Gold Coast is famous for.  

Address: 1128 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach QLD 4221


4. The Island Rooftop Bar

The Island Gold Coast Rooftop Bar

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The Island Rooftop Bar is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise, and is one of the most popular rooftop bars in the Gold Coast. Located right next to the hotel of the same name, the Island has ocean and city views that are sure to take anyone’s breath away. The bar offers a variety of cocktails, drinks, and small plates as well as music and great vibes all day and night. If you’re looking for a place to mingle with good looking people and sip on some delicious cocktails, the Island is the place to do it. With vibey tunes that will get you on the dance floor in a heartbeat, this is the perfect place to have fun – whether you’re into techno, old school funk, tropical house, smooth jazz, or anything in between.

As the Gold Coast’s largest open-air rooftop bar, the Island is a must if you really want to experience what a night of Gold Coast partying is really like. 

Address: 3128 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217


5. Waxy’s Irish Pub and Skyline Rooftop Bar

Waxy's Irish Pub Surfers Paradise Rooftop Bar Gold Coast

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Waxy’s Irish Pub, located in Surfers Paradise, is an infamous local watering hole that offers live music, great beet, grungy vibes, and daily food specials. But the one thing that sets this watering hole apart from the rest is the rooftop bar perched atop it. 

The Skyline Rooftop Bar on top of Waxy’s Irish Pub bears a stark contrast to the grungy bar beneath it. It has a fresh, contemporary feel, VIP lounge, fresco courtyard, and an open space with stunning lighting and beautiful views of the Surfers Paradise skyline. It’s the perfect place if you’re looking for a relaxed surfer vibe, sunshine drinks, and good times.

Address: 3206 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217




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