Fraser Island & the Fraser Coast drinking and nightlife

Pub in Hervey Bay

Beach House Hotel

The Beach House has been reborn, thanks to a shed load of cash, a prime viewpoint on Scarness Beach and a willingness to give the people what they want: beer taps at every turn, gambling dens, a huge courtyard, dece…
Bar in Bundaberg

Spotted Dog Tavern

Bundaberg's most popular bar-restaurant is busy all day. Food is nothing special – standard pub fare without much fuss – but the music, live sports, and air of permanent celebration on the spacious patio make it a l…
Craft Beer in Bundaberg

Bargara Brewing Company

Bundaberg has a buzzing new rival to the rum monopoly in the form of a craft brewery that serves fine platters of nibbles to accompany pints of Drunk Fish, Great Barrier Beer and Hip Hop.
Cocktail Bar in Hervey Bay

Café Tapas

This sleek venue has all the cool-kid accoutrements: upmarket artwork, dim lighting, red couches and low tables flickering with coloured lights. The cocktails list is extensive and the bartenders are assured; the As…
Club in Hervey Bay


Viper is the kind of club everyone rolls their eyes at when its name is mentioned early in the night, but you can't keep the dancers out come midnight, especially in summer. Music varies wildly between God-awful bad…
Pub in Hervey Bay


Like all good Irish pubs, Hoolihan’s is wildly popular, especially with the backpacker crowd. This one is pretty basic, but the kerbside seating is ideal for people-watching, or for being watched by people, whicheve…
Club in Bundaberg

Central Hotel

The Central is Bundy’s only real nightclub. Luckily for those who like to get loose, there are all kinds of theme nights, up-for-it punters and pretty young things slamming rum and dancing like people who have slamm…
Bar in Maryborough

Lounge 1868

Ambient watering hole in the historic Customs House Hotel with a whopping great beer garden. Can get very rowdy on weekends.