Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Cairns

Three Wolves

Intimate, understated and bang on trend (think Edison bulbs, copper mugs and mixologists in old-timey barkeep aprons), this new laneway bar has delivered a very welcome dash of Melbourne. It's got an excellent selec…
Top Choice Bar in Cairns

Green Ant Cantina

Behind the railway station, this grungy, rockin' Tex-Mex bar is an ace and arty alternative hang-out. Smothered in bright murals and peopled by friendly folks, the Green Ant brews its own beers and hosts regular mus…
Top Choice Bar in Cairns

Salt House

By the yacht club, Cairns' coolest, classiest bar caters to a hip and happy crowd. With killer cocktails, tremendous views, occasional live music and DJs, and a superb mod-Oz nibbles-and-mains menu, the Salt House i…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Cairns

Conservatory Bar

Tucked away in a little room in a little laneway, this is Cairns' best wine bar, and one of the city's top places for a low-key tipple, whatever your flavour. It also makes fabulous cocktails and has loads of craft …
Top Choice Microbrewery in Port Douglas

Hemingway's

Port Douglas deserves its own brewery and Hemingway's makes the most of a fabulous location on the Reef Marina with a broad deck, a long bar and Dickson Inlet views. There are currently six brews on tap, including H…
Top Choice Pub in Cairns

Jack

The Jack is a kick-arse pub by any standards, housed in an unmissable heritage Queenslander with an enormous shaded beer garden. There are nightly events, including live music and DJs, killer pub grub, and an adjace…
Top Choice Club in Cairns

Lyquid Nightlife

Lyquid is the hottest ticket in town: dress to impress and party the night away with top DJs, professional bartenders and a happy, hyped-up young crowd.
Bar in Cairns

Gilligan's

Attached to the hostel of the same name but open to all-comers, this sprawling, bawdy bar is synonymous with 'having a big one' in Cairns-speak. Throngs of randy backpackers and up-for-it locals pack the place out n…
Pub in Cairns

Cape York Hotel

Though it's recently had a facelift, this iconic pub has retained all the knockabout charm it's been famous for since opening in 1926. Loved by larrikins and locals of all stripes, the Cape York feels a million mile…
Pub in Cairns

Cock 'n' Bull

A local favourite near Cairns Base Hospital, there's something for everyone at this English tavern–themed pub (though the tropical beer garden could never be mistaken for Albion). Famously huge, tasty pub meals (fro…