What to Look for in Pubs on the Gold Coast of Australia

If you have been thinking about making a trip to the Gold Coast of Australia, then you had best have a thirst on, because one of the highlights to any vacation to this region is visiting a wide variety of pubs.  You don’t have to be a big drinker in order to enjoy the pubs, and even if you are just looking for a great meal or a snack, they are the ideal place to go to get a real flavour of the area.

What Should You Look For?

The first thing that you will probably need to decide when you are looking at pubs on the Gold Coast of Australia is what kind of drinking situation you are looking for. You will certainly find old-style pubs that will enable you to really try a lot of different brews, and whether you are looking for a pot, a schooner, or a jug, you will have no problem quenching your thirst.

On the other hand, if you are someone who is more interested in grabbing a bite to eat, then you will be glad to know that there is a wide variety of what are known as “gastro pubs”, which serve everything from traditional pub fare to some pretty fancy meals.

Where Should You Go?

In addition to determining whether or not you want to eat, and eat well, you might also want to put some thought into the kind of people you will be hanging out with. There are always going to be “locals” where the majority of the people who are drinking live there year-round, but if you are looking to hang out with people your own age or people on holiday, then you might want to choose a pub that advertises its night-life.

There are several pubs that are virtually world famous, such as Fisherman’s Wharf, and Surfer’s Paradise Beer Garden, where you will have no problem getting your fill of drink in a lively atmosphere near the beach. Everyone knows the Hard Rock Café too, which is a worldwide brand and is known as much for its menu as its night life and drinks.

How Do You Find the Best Pubs on the Gold Coast of Australia?

It can be pretty hard to find just the right kind of pub for what you are looking for simply by going online. A simple picture or description of a pub won’t really transmit the kind of people that go there on a regular basis, what kind of atmosphere you should expect, or even the kind of music (if any) that it will have.

Therefore, a lot of people find that checking in with their friends on social media is a great way to see what pubs are currently in fashion, which ones wouldn’t suit you, and which ones are basically popular with people who are looking for what you like. Another way to get suggestions is to talk to an employee at your hotel or wherever you are staying and get their opinion on where to go. If you can describe to them just what you are looking for, chances are that they will lead you in the right direction.

But, if you do want to have a look online to see what’s about, I have found and listed a few good sources for you. Some of the sites that I’ve listed also have reviews that you can read online, so that will give you a better idea of what will suit you and which pubs to avoid…

Gold Coast Bars – your complete guide.

Gold Coast nightlife, bars, pubs.

Pubs & Bars in Gold Coast Qld Australia.

What Else Should You Know?

It is important to keep in mind that although you may see a lot of commercials that claim that the people of the Gold Coast only drink one type of beer, you should take advantage of the many different kinds of beers that are available. In fact, with the wide variety of pubs to choose from, you should have no problem finding just about any beer you can imagine.

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Of course, one of the draw cards for this part of the world is the fact that you only have to be eighteen years old in order to drink alcohol, but you should be prepared to prove that you are eighteen. This applies if you are buying alcohol in a bottle shop or in a pub, and if you are over eighteen, you should also know that it is a crime to buy alcohol for a friend who is under eighteen. Keeping that in mind, you should have a great time discovering some of the many pubs on the beautiful Gold Coast of Australia.