Townsville & Mission Beach drinking and nightlife

Bar in Townsville

Beach Bar

The place to be seen in Townsville. Well, if it’s good enough for Missy Higgins and Silverchair, then it’s good enough for the rest of us. Some serious Sunday sessions take place in the tavern bar with prime ocean v…
Brewery in Townsville

Townsville Brewery

Brews are made on-site at this hopping, stunningly restored 1880s former post office. Soak up a Townsville Bitter or Bandito Loco.
Bar in Townsville

Heritage Bar

A surprisingly chic craft bar. Suave 'mixologists' deliver creative cocktails ($18) to a cool crowd looking for something more than a beer-barn swillfest. Also has a sophisticated bar menu for meals (think BBQ bourb…
Pub in Charters Towers

Commercial Hotel

There are not as many pubs in Charters Towers as there used to be, but still way too many by standards of economic reasoning and not enough by the lore of pub crawlers. The Commercial is our favourite in a closely r…
Pub in Townsville

Grand Northern Hotel

This historic 1901 pub in Townsville's bustling centre is not exactly a tranquil haven, but it's great for a beer at any time. For those who like to be in the thick of it all, the GN can't be beat.
Cafe in Townsville

Coffee Dominion

An eco-conscious establishment roasting beans sourced from the Atherton tablelands to Mombasa. If you don’t find a blend you like, invent your own and they’ll grind it fresh.
Pub in Townsville

Seaview Hotel

Renowned for its Sunday beer-garden sessions and prime position on the Strand, the Seaview serves ice-cold schooners and has live music and entertainment.
Pub in Cardwell & Around

Marine Hotel

Million-dollar views and ice-cold beer, but not much else to shout about in this flat-roofed pub on the main drag. The steaks are decent enough.
Pub in Townsville

Molly Malones

This boisterous Irish pub stages live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Cheap and tasty food too.
Pub in Ingham & Around

Channel Inn

The best place for a beer or post-fishing cocktail on the marina. Meals also available.