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Here’s a sparkling new drinking hall and brewery that caters for foodies and beer-lovers. A ‘snow rail’ keeps the average barflys’ beer cool, and you can try all seven premises-made brews on a taster-tray for $16...
DJs bust out smooth beats at Central way before the nightclubs open their doors. This lounge and cocktail bar with outdoor seating also offers a cheap lunch menu, though most prefer three courses of mojitos.
Ticketek is a centralised phone-booking agency that handles bookings for many of the major events, sports and performances. You can pick up tickets from the Ticketek booth , at the back of the Myer Centre.
Gimmicky but kinda fun if you don’t mind the cover charge, everything is made of ice at this bar: your glass, the seats and the vodka-stocked bar. There are even ice sculptures imported from Canada.
Wash down the bull dust with a beer at the legendary 'S'Exchange Hotel. After a boozy prank the ‘S’ on top of the pub has become a permanent fixture. Basic rooms are available from $100 per night.
On the last weekend of the month, Maryborough goes into activities mode. On Friday night Portside Moonlight Movies screens films in a park on the shore of the Mary River near the port.
A recent overhaul has granted Noosaville a reliable, all-purpose boozer – and a decent alternative for your beer and pool money. There are new double rooms starting at $90.
It’s not hard to find a decent coffee in this town of Italian descendents; try the popular Café Fiorellis , which also does great gelati.
A bowling alley and nightclub merged into one, Strike has music-video screens, club-style lighting and a well-stocked bar. A fun night out.
The new Queensland Tennis Centre , featuring the 5500-seat Pat Rafter Arena, hosts the Brisbane International in January.
Get zapped by laser lighting as you relax on comfy couches, or check out touring bands. There’s a garden bar here, too.
Bullys is a place to party and has the interesting claim to fame of being located under Townsville’s only strip club.
Ice-cold chocolate, 21 favours of coffee and a large collection of coffee faucets feature at Coffee Works .
End Credits Film Club caters for art-house film buffs and shows films at the Cairns Civic Theatre .
The Little Theatre puts on occasional amateur productions. Tickets available at Yellow Door
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