Surfers Paradise’s newest bar TAPS, is the first pour your own (PYO) beer bar on the Gold Coast.

Striving for an ‘anti night club’ feel, this ‘bar's bar’ will be your new destination when you are looking for a good ole’ bar that’s totally fun!

With a logo of ‘We don’t drink sh*t beer” and a staff suggestion to ‘put your fu*kin’ party hat on’, we think it’s safe to say, TAPS will give you a new kind of night out in Surfers Paradise.

Here are 5 reasons we are totally loving it!

1.     Pour your own beer, obviously!
Here’s how it works: You grab a card (like a debit card) fill it with as much or as little money as you want (beer is charged by the ounce), head over to the tap station, pick your beer, tap your card (think eftpos) and get to pourin’. If you don’t want to pour, aside from the 10 kinds of beer on tap, they have 20 bottles to choose from.
Think you’ll be able to pour the perfect pint?

2.     Their EPIC Burgers
Not only can you pour your own beer, you can build your own burger! They have plenty of great ones like The Tap’d Burger with a wagyu pattie, crispy bacon, MAC & CHEESE, baby cos, cheddar cheese, relish & chipotle mayo all snuggled on a milk bun, but, if you think you can do better, be their guest!
Plus they’ve got a slew of specials. On Tuesdays you can battle the bartender in Rock Paper Scissors and if you win you get a Second Burger FREE*. On Wednesdays enjoy 50Cent Wings, Sundays Kids Eat FREE** and every day there is a $10 Chef’s Lunch Special!

3.     Shot, shot, shot, shot, shot, SHOTTSSS
They have a whole list of shots. No more ‘ummm just give me something girly’. We are giddy over the Nerd shot; candy vodka and sugary citrus (Willy Wonka approved), plus they have our absolute fave, whiskey with a pickle back. Imagine, a shot of whiskey chased with a dash of pickle juice (hey, don’t knock it till’ you try it).

4.     GAMES!
Nothing goes with drinking beer, taking shots and eating burgers better than a healthy dose of competition. They’ve got GIANT JENGA, regular sized Jenga, ping pong, GIANT CONNECT FOUR, Battleship, Uno, Trouble and Checkers to keep you entertained during your boozy night out (I don’t know about you guys, but we loveeee showing off our ninja Jenga skills when we get drunk!).

5.     The Fit out
The fit out is PERFECT for social drinkers. High tables and stools are all you’ll find here. Like I said, it’s a bar’s bar, so it’s laid out for mingling. Whether you are on the patio overlooking Orchid Ave, propped up next to the stage (yes, another live music venue to hit the Coast, yippie!) in the ping-pong corner, or just in the mix of the main floor, there isn’t a bad spot in the joint.


*Must be the same burger.

**Free kids meal with purchase of a main meal


Tenancy 2, The Mark Building 3- 3/15 Orchid Ave, Surfers Paradis

By Marleigh Kelly