Best Thursday Venues Gold Coast

Jared Jeffery

01 Mar, 2022, 2:59 pm



Thursday is almost Friday, which is almost the weekend, which means it’s the perfect time to let your hair down and have some fun with your buddies. Whether you work in the corporate world, you’re a tradie on the building site or you’re studying at university, a Thursday session is the perfect way to break up your week and bring a little fun into your day to day life. 

Plus, it’s also a great little incentive to get through the week. Afterall, who wouldn’t want to spend their mid-week night sipping on delicious bevvies, hanging out with their mates and just enjoying life. No matter what your drink of choice is (rosé, cocktails, gin, beer, wine or all of the above), the Gold Coast has the perfect Thursday night venue for you and your gang. 

To save you and the troops having to scout out the best places to spend your time, the Wicked Nightlife team has done all the research for you. We’ve taste-tested and vibe-checked our way across the region to bring you all the must-visit places. These joints don’t just serve up epic drinks, they’ve also got all the tunes, crowds and ambience you need for a seriously good night out. 

Ready to kick it? Read on for our top Thursday venues on the Gold Coast. 


Top Thursday Venues Gold Coast


Since first opening its doors in 2017, Steampunk has built a reputation for putting on a seriously good show. The bar and restaurant is a whole subgenre of its own, combining science fantasy with 19th century steam-powered machines to create one of the most unique places you’ll ever visit. We’re talking cogs, piping, machinery gauges, antique clocks, post-apocalyptic gas masks, industrial fans and so much more. 

There’s a lot to admire from the very moment you walk through the door, but it’s the cheap drinks that keep people hanging around all night long. Pop in on a Thursday evening after work to treat yourself to a $10 espresso martini. Whether you finish at 1pm or 8.30, you can get your hands on these babies all night long. True story! With plenty of share plates and wood-fired pizza offerings, it’s the ideal place for a post-work catch up with your colleagues too. 

Where: 3113 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise 


Hotel Cavill 

Anyone up for a round of karaoke? For a night of belting out your favourite tunes and catching up with friends over a drink (or 10!), you’ll want to make your way down to Hotel Cavill. Located smack bang in the middle of Surfers Paradise, the iconic venue calls on all karaoke fans every Thursday night, with dinner served from 5.30pm and karaoke from 8pm. 

Stroll on in without a booking and get ready to show off all your skills on the big stage. Even if you’d rather not test out your voice, you’re still guaranteed an ultra-memorable night. The super extensive menu means you can wet your whistle on anything from cocktails and champagne to beer and cider. Once you’ve got a drink in hand, simply kick back and relax while watching everyone else attempt to make their way through all the karaoke classics.  

Where: 46 Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise



Nothing says mid-week chill out like boogying with your besties to classic retro music. With fishbowl cocktails, a huge dance floor and VIP booths for any type of occasion, Retro’s Cocktail Lounge on the Gold Coast has your name all over it this Thursday night. It’s truly an experience unlike any other! Songs from the excessive 80s blare, tracks from the hedonistic 90s are pumping and tunes from the sleek 2000s will teleport you away in an old-school style nightclub. 

Things can get pretty hectic here on a weekend, with people flocking from all over the region to get their fix off old-time tunes. While it’s still got the same pumping ambience on a Thursday night, things are a slightly calmer and the crowds are just a little lighter. It might be just a marginal difference, but it’ll mean you’ll have plenty more space on the dance floor to strut your stuff on a Thursday night. 

Where: 3 – 15 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise


Mermaid Beach Bowls Club

The Mermaid Beach Bowls Club is always a good time. But it’s something just a little more special on a Thursday night. Why? It’s trivia night, of course! Every week on a Thursday from 7pm, you can get involved in the action and compete for cash prizes and drink vouchers. The venue attracts a super diverse audience and puts on a really varied quiz, which means everyone will have the opportunity to put their hand up and get in on the fun. From world geography and ancient history to pop culture and music, there’s really a question, theme or topic for everyone. 

While testing all the knowledge you’ve picked up over the years, you can also treat you and yourselves to an epic spread of food. On first glance, it may just look like your standard pub fare. However, the team at Mermaid Beach Bowls Club has really upped the ante and serve some of the very best meals you’ll find around the region. Take your pick from the likes of a classic fish and chips and chicken parmy, or spice things up with one of the many different small bites and entrees. As a bowls club, it goes without saying that you can also enjoy plenty of beverages. The full-stocked bar is manned by an expert team of bar tenders, all waiting to pour, shake, stir and serve your drink of choice. They’ve pretty much ticked all the boxes. What more could you want than that?! 

Where: 9 Markeri Street, Mermaid Beach 



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