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Where's the party at in Queensland

Published August 11th, 2014

Queensland’s warm weather, long days and relaxed culture lend itself to two things – barely-there clothing and the perfect conditions for a party. Whatever part of the Sunshine State you find yourself in, there’s no shortage of clubs, bars or lounges to enjoy some post-beach drinks and dancing. It’s worth noting, however, that Queensland has a statewide lockout law that stops you from entering any nightclub venue after 3am. With this in mind, here’s where the party’s at in Queensland.

 

 

For house music and the ultimate club experience – Platinum on the Gold Coast

Claiming to be the Gold Coast’s premier nightclub and known by just about every local and visitor on the coast, Platinum is the place to be if you’re looking for a major night out. This hotspot located in the Broadbeach Mall holds around 1,500 patrons and hosts big-name international and interstate DJs every week.

 

For a little bit of everything – The Met in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

The Valley has long attracted the students and hard partiers in Brisbane, and The Met really does cater to every kind of party personality. Being inside this multi-level venue has all the perks of visiting multiple locations in one night, without the hassle of trekking around in suddenly-too-high heels in-between. Each level offers something different. Downstairs, you’ll find a bar with cushioned areas where you can have a conversation, while upstairs, there’s a range of dancefloors and stages, each with their own DJ.

 

For music and arts – Solbar in Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast

The Sunshine Coast isn’t home to the superclubs of Queensland cities like Brisbane and the Gold Coast, but it has a lot to offer if you’re looking for somewhere to unwind with a beer and some mates. Solbar is one of the best spots to socialise, offering a stage for international and local acts to perform. Check out local and national artwork displayed on the walls too.

 

For expert drinks and some animal action – Mama Africa in Airlie Beach, Whitsundays

African artwork and tribal wall hangings might sound like an odd addition to a nightclub, but at Mama Africa on Airlie Beach’s main street somehow it works really, really well. This place in the Whitsundays is a favourite of both locals and tourists and, with a zebra-striped dancefloor, DJs who know their stuff, and a well-stocked bar, it’s not hard to see why so many people flock here and stay until the doors close at 5am. A word to the wise – get creative with the bartenders here, they really know what they’re doing when it comes to making drinks.

 

 

For drinks with a view – Salt House in Cairns

Without a doubt, the natural wonders of Cairns are the best thing about this beautiful tourist hub. And, Salt House’s outdoor bar is the perfect place to soak up the panorama of the ocean and mountains while enjoying a few drinks. With a restaurant, bar and a roster of live local and visiting bands, Salt House is a one-stop shop for your evening entertainment.

 

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