Ahh whisky, you burny little beauty, how we love you so. So tasty, so diverse, so satisfying. Seems a few Gold Coast venues agree and we love them very much. Particularly when World Whisky Day is happening on Saturday May 16th.
In honour of that, here’s a list of the very best spots to grab a few takeaway whisky’s to enjoy at home with the crew.
Last Night on Earth
Let it be known that if it were our last night on earth, we would be drinking whisky, so that works pretty well when discussing Southport’s favourite dive bar, Last Night on Earth. They’ve got a delightful little Old Fashioned you can pair with some takeaway dinner or roll up to their bottle shop and grab whatever it is you please to celebrate the big day.
Where: 50b Nerang Street, Southport
We love Etsu for all of the reasons. The epic eats, the guaranteed good vibes and of course, their HUGE range of Japanese whisky. It’s one of the biggest in Australia and at the moment, they’re slinging some sweet takeaway cocktails which will more than satisfy your cravings. The House Highball is the go with house-brewed ginger beer, lime and Japanese whisky, so grab a few of those and some tasty food and you’re good to go.
Where: 2440 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
The Cambus Wallace
It’s one of the very best Gold Coast drinking holes due to both a never ending array of good times and their extensive whisky list. If you’ve ventured in before, you’ll know they’re so dedicated to whisky that there’s a day to celebrate it every single week (Wednesday), where you can have a steak and a single serve Old Fashioned for just $25. You can also drink said Old Fashioned’s on World Whisky Day and there’s plenty of tasty dishes to go along with it.
Where: 4/2237 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach
Burleigh’s beloved Oi Izakaya is a Japanese restaurant and you guessed it, whisky bar that you’re going to want to pay a visit to ASAP. At the moment they’ve got takeaway Bento Boxes happening and with those you can order one of two types of Japanese whisky in a sweet takeaway jar. Which we love. It’s the perfect combination and one you’re going to want to sample for yourself.
Where: 4/30 James Street, Burleigh Heads
The Scottish Prince
Younger sibling of The Cambus Wallace (seems whisky bars run in families) is The Scottish Prince, stockists of over 320 varieties of whisky and you can get some of those in takeaway cocktails right now. There’s Whisky and Fresh Apple juice (which is one of the greatest sips ever) plus single and double serve Old Fashioned’s and don’t forget, you must order food which is just fine when it’s all so very good.
Where: 27/1176 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach
Words by Kirra Smith