Cool Clubs Gold Coast

Jared Jeffery

15 Mar, 2022, 5:44 pm


gold coast

The answer to any question is always a boogie on the dancefloor. It doesn’t matter what you’re asking, it’s always the solution. Overwhelmed at work? Dance it out. Celebrating your birthday? Dance it out. Catching up with old friends? Dance it out. Getting ready to walk down the aisle? You guessed it. Dance it out. 

No matter what the world throws at you and where you find yourself in life, the city of the Gold Coast will always be there with open arms, a topped-up drink and a cool new place to show off all your dance moves. While the glitter strip may be internationally recognised for its party scene, Australia’s unofficial capital of fun has really taken it up a notch in recent years. 

In fact, it seems like every week there’s a new place opening. From the northern tip to the southern end, you’ll find a place to tick all your boxes. But these joints go beyond the norm too. They’re vibey, bustling and there’s really only one word to describe it – cool. The Gold Coast clubs are quite literally the coolest you’ll ever come across in your life. 

But with so many to choose from, where should you begin? With Wicked Nightlife tours, of course! We’ve pulled together a selection of all our favourite picks and put everything into a handy guide that will ensure you make the most of your night out on the Gold Coast. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll have a 10/10 experience at these cool clubs. 

So what are you waiting for? Read on to discover the top 4 coolest clubs on the Gold Coast. 


Top CoolestClubs on the Gold Coast

Lost Kingdom 

Just like the name might suggest, Lost Kingdom presents an unparalleled nightlife experience in an immersive jungle setting. It’s a place like no other that promises to “take you on a sprawling journey through the kingdom, before meeting your final destination at the bar and dance floor”. It doesn’t get much better than that in our books. In a unique blend of futuristics and tropical décor, the setting sets the tone for a night you simply won’t be able to forget. 

As well as presenting a truly epic space, Lost Kingdom also features the best DJs on the coast and guarantees an upbeat atmosphere with luxury VIP boots and exotic cocktails. You’ll also find each night of the week comes with its own theme. From Forbidden Thursdays through to Survivor Sundays, you’ve just got to experience it for yourself to truly understand. 

Where: The Mark, 15 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise



Nothing beats strutting your stuff to all the golden oldie tunes. If you’re a lover of ABBA’s Dancing Queen or you know how to shake it to High School Music, Retros has your name all over it. The iconic club in Surfers Paradise launched onto the scene only just a few years ago, but quickly built a reputation for the epic tunes pumping out of its speakers every night. It’s the type of place that anyone can sing along to the beats, no matter your age, background or musical knowledge. 

On top of all the A+ tunes, you’ll also have some of the region’s best bartenders serving you up all the drinks of your choice. From house cocktails and discounted basics to a small but mighty selection of on-tap beers, you’ll never be caught with an empty cup in hand. And isn’t that what’s its all about? 

Where: 3/15 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise 



If alternate music is your idea of cool, make your way down to Arcade. The raging new venue is literally found in an arcade in the Top of the Mark shopping precinct, and has been completely reimagined to offer a totally memorable experience. We’re talking about a renovation so incredible, you’d hardly recognise what was there before. 

Step inside and you’ll immediately be mesmerised by the sleek retro lounge vibe, complete with moody lighting, intimate corners and a seriously impressive energy. While the vibe is old-school, the sound system is anything but. This ultra modern facility was finished with state of the art audio tech, to ensure you have the very best experience. It’s facilities like this that allow Arcade to host only the best of local and international house and tech house DJs, plus an amazing line-up of live indie bands. 



 Leave your preconceived notions of normal at the door and get ready to discover a whole new realm of cool at Asylum. This nightclub challenges the status quo and will transport you into a completely new world of distortion – one with absolutely no expectations, judgements of persecutions. It’s loud, it’s wild and it’s oh-so-fun. Round up your mate, strap on your comfiest shoes and get ready for a night of being your most uninhibited self. 

The first thing you’ll notice on arrival is the moody lighting, bold neon feature lights and signs across that walls that say things along the lines of “leave you sanity at the door”. And that’s exactly what you’ll do. When the weekend rolls around, the venue doesn’t just attract a bunch of seriously cool party-goers, but also sees some of the coolest performers take to the stage. From experimental dancers to up and coming DJs, you’ll catch names here that will go on to make world headlines tomorrow. It’s the sort of place so cool that you’ll want to stay all night long, so be sure to cancel your following morning plans ahead of time. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. 

Where: 15 Orchid Avenue Surfers Paradise



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