12 spots for cheap drinks on the Coast

Is there anything that makes you happier than cheap drinks? Neither. Because summer is the best time for beverage consuming, we’ve found the top 12 spots to make the most of your hard earned cash (and beat the heat).

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Apres Surf Kitchen & Bar
Happy hour comes around daily at your favourite surf shack. Pop in from 5pm to 6pm for $5 house drinks and $10 selected cocktails. They’ve also got tasty food deals most nights so your shiny coins will stretch far.
Where: 2376 Gold Coast Highway Mermaid Beach

Lester & Earl
Giddy Up. There’s nothing better than Hoppy Hour at one of the Coast’s best American bars! Hoppy Hour runs from Tuesday to Friday from 4pm to 6pm with $6 craft beers, wine and cheap snacks.
Where: 1097 Gold Coast Highway Palm Beach

Bine Bar & Dining
It’s a beer bonanza at Bine with $5 craft beer daily daily from 4pm to 6pm. Why not grab some 50c wings to go with it. On Thursdays head in for a $15 parmi and paddle where you get to taste five beers and down your fave dinner option.
Where: 1/28 Chairlift Ave, Nobbys Beach

Stingray Lounge
Keep it classy at Stingray Lounge on Taco Tuesdays from 5pm to 10pm. There are $3 tacos and $10 cocktail specials (margaritas anyone!?). Tequila Thursdays are a good time with tequila from $15 and additional $10 quesadillas.
Where: 7 Staghorn Ave Surfers Paradise

Miss Margarita
It’s happy hour daily from 5pm to 7pm with $10 classic margaritas, mojitos and ginger lime mules. On Friday and Saturday nights from 8.30pm there’s $12 classic margaritas, mojitos and espresso martinis.
Where: The Wave, 101/89-91 Surf Parade Broadbeach

Sparrow Eating House
Everything they do is above and beyond and drink specials are no different. On Sundays go in for $20 cocktail jugs and $5 Tap Beer with any share plate.
Where: 2/32 Lavarack Rd Nobby Beach

Helm Bar Surfers
Get your cheap eats and a million dollar view at Helm Bar on the water in Surfers. Happy hour runs every weekday from 10am to 12pm and 4pm to 6pm. On the weekends it’s Saturday from 10am to 11am and 9pm to 1am and Sunday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
Where: 30 – 34 Ferny Ave Surfers Paradise

On Sundays at Steampunk you can indulge in a double dose of goodness with drink specials (changes weekly) and live music. Oh and Espresso Martinis are a measly $10 all day, every day so there’s no excuse not to spend all your time there.
Where: Level 1, 3113 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise

Unsurprisingly, Burleigh’s home of the never ending good times has epic happy hour deals. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s from 4pm to 6pm there’s $5 basics (including Sailor Jerry, dry and lime HELLO). It’s guaranteed fun and frivolity.
Where: Justin Laneway, Burleigh Heads

The Broadbeach newbie is home to all the affordable things but most importantly, they have $7 glass of wine ALL THE TIME. There’s also cheap beers and tasty eats to go with them and they’re open from 11am until 10pm every day so you can fit in at least one of everything.
Where: Shop 54, Victoria Ave, Broadbeach

Mecca Bah
Not only do these guys do a delicious feast they also have $5 selected drinks from 3pm to 6pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday and Saturday from 3pm to 5pm. Make a night of it and stay for dinner once you’ve slayed a few beverages.
Where: 3 Oracle Blvd, Broadbeach

BiN 12
BiN 12 in beautiful Burleigh graces you with a happy hour every Tuesday from 5pm to 6pm – perfect for after works knock offs. In other exciting news, they also offer a Taco Tuesday deal with some of the most delicious tacos on the Coast for just $6. Race ya.
Where: James Street, Burleigh Heads

Words by Kirra Smith.