In our opinion there aren’t enough dedicated bars on the Gold Coast. Obviously the ones we do have are five-star and we love them very much but the more the merrier when it comes to drinking holes.
Particularly ones that come with a side of salty ocean breezes in one of the most beautiful beachside destinations in the world (biased, but also true).
If you’re keen on exactly that kind of bar too a. let’s be friends and b. here’s some good news for you.
A brand new rum bar opened in Kirra just last week and it does indeed come with a side of salty ocean breezes, not to mention it’s pretty as a picture and the perfect spot for those summer Sunday sessions that make our lives that much sweeter.
The BASKK Rum Bar is yes, located within the stunning Kirra venue that has been a fave of everyone’s since it opened in 2017 and, in keeping the delightful theme, the new bar is all dusty pink hues, flowing fabric curtains and Moroccan-inspired furnishings. So all of the things we most adore.
It’s a private little area offering an array of rums from around the world along with selected spirits, wines and local beers.
The drinks list will be carefully curated and include tipples like the Caipirinha Sticky Finger made with Husk Pure Cane rum, finger lime and honeycomb, the Mr David with Husk Pure Cane rum, Davidsons plum and blended lychee and The Myrtle with spiced rum, ginger beer, orange peel and lemon myrtle.
YUM. We’ll take one of each please.
There’s also an array of tasty bar snacks on offer including a BBQ pork rum-glazed bao, spiced rum chicken wings and a sailor’s fruitcake dessert with spiced cherries and vanilla rum custard. Again, all of those please.
Of course, if you’d prefer something more substantial, BASKK Kirra Point offers exceptional woodfired pizzas, stacked seafood platters and some of the prettiest charcuterie platters you’ve ever laid eyes on.
So there’s epic rum cocktails and some of the very best eats around in a beautiful setting and those salty sea breezes, what more could you want?
Pencil in a date with BASKK Rum Bar this weekend and get those Insta-snapping fingers ready.
LOCATION: 2/52-58 Marine Pde, Coolangatta
HOURS: Friday to Sunday 5pm until late
Words by Kirra Smith