We’re all aware that the Coast’s cruisy, barefoot beach culture is one of the very best things about our sun-soaked city. Throw in a few cold ones and a tasty pub-style feast in a high vibe, waterfront space and it’s pretty much the best time you can have, is it not?
Well get excited friends because there are about to be many more of those exact times in your life thanks to the perfect pairing of Sydney’s 4 Pines Brewing and our very own Boardriders Coolangatta.
The two Aussie legends have partnered to create a brand new space that will not only offer all of your surf-related retail needs but also your thirst-quenching, tummy-filling needs too.
You’ve obviously ventured inside Boardriders before, found at the Strand on Marine Pde in Coolangatta, overlooking the ocean and forever filled with absolutely stoked folks, it’s the surf shop of your dreams.
Now with the epic additions of beers and tasty eats.
The bar has been redesigned by the good people at 4 Pines who will now be pouring the full range of their core beers along with some unique newbies just for us Gold Coasters. There’ll also be a selection of limited edition Keller Door beers, wines, cocktails and spirits.
Not only that goodness though, there’ll also be breakfast, lunch and dinner menus absolutely jam-packed with dishes to satiate that ridiculous hunger you feel after a day spent in the sun.
For breakfast think dishes like the Happy Glow Bowl (delightful) with avocado, a soft boiled egg, sautéed kale, roasted cherry tomatoes, basil pesto and dukkah and Sauteed Shrooms with crème fraiche, Dijon mustard, toasted seeds and a poached egg on sourdough. There’s also a Bacon and Egg Roll with CHEESE that we’ll probably eat every single day for the rest of our lives.
At lunchtime there’s treats like Spiced Chicken Wings and Charred Veggie Tacos to start and then it’s time for all the tasty burgers. Our favourite.
We recommend The Chook Burger with corn-flake crunch buttermilk fried chicken thigh (WHAT), chilli, peanut butter, pickled cabbage, carrot, pickles and sriracha on a milk bun. We’ll take six please.
There’s also The Philly Cheese with flat iron steak, rovolone cheese, marinara sauce, onion, red peppers, aioli and pickles on an Italian roll. Amazing.
Of course there are incredible salads and little meals for the kiddies too.
In even happier news, the breakfast menu features boozy sips like Mimosas (love you), Espresso Martinis and a breakfast beer that should be a thing everywhere honestly.
Obviously we’ll be moving in to the newbie so we can shop, eat and drink to our little hearts content.
That’s your summer plans sorted Gold Coasters.
LOCATION: 72-80 Marine Pde, Coolangatta
HOURS: Monday and Tuesday 7am until 6pm, Wednesday and Thursday 7am until 9pm, Friday and Saturday 7am until 10pm and Sunday 7am until 9pm.
Words by Kirra Smith and photos by Dean Swindell