We love the festive season, all of the eating and drinking with zero guilt, time spent with your favourite folks, sunshiny days on the beach, all of the very best things.
If you haven’t already, it’s high time you booked in a few soirees with all those groups of friends we know you have, not to mention colleagues and people you only speak to once a year but any excuse for a session hey?
And guess what, we’ve found the perfect spot to indulge in as much eating and drinking as you please with an array of tasty goodies and all in a fun, semi-outdoor space up north at Southport Sharks.
It’s Cabana Bar & Lounge and yes, there are cabanas aplenty for your partying pleasure – they’re really quite festive in themselves aren’t they – and they are ripe for the Christmas party picking.
Choose from two packages; the first is $35 per person and includes a selection of tapas plates, Christmas bon bons, hats and decorations and the second is $45 per person and comes with all of the above plus a champagne cocktail on arrival.
You’ll have a private cabana and you may also hire the entire space including the bar if you wish. This years’ Christmas cocktail is the Jack Frost and that sounds delightful if you ask us.
So what’s to eat?
Cabana Bar & Lounge launched a new menu not too long ago and it includes many a tasty treat.
We love everything on it to be honest but in particular the Tandoori Spice Cauliflower Wings, Karaage Chicken Poppers, Portuguese Crispy Squid and Coconut and Lemon Myrtle Prawns are real winners.
There are also sliders of the Honey Dipped BBQ Pulled Pork and Signature Beef and American Cheese varieties and flatbread pizzas in flavours like Pork & Bourbon Bacon and Fig and Goat’s Cheese.
You can get loaded platters too including mixes of the entire tapas menu and that’s probably the go if you enjoy eating as much as we do.
Drinks-wise you may indulge in all your favourite cocktails but the jugs are the real MVPs.
The Cucumber and Apple Gintail is our favourite with Ink Gin, apple schnapps, cucumber, mint, apple juice, simple syrup, cranberry juice and soda and it’s the perfect sweet, refreshing summer sip.
There are also a few signature cocktails you’ll want to sample. We love the Sweet-toothed Old Fashioned with Wild Turkey American Honey Bourbon, Courvoisier Cognac, simple syrup and bitters.
So you see, all the best things are on offer at Cabana Bar & Lounge this festive season (and always). Book yourself a good time now.
LOCATION: Cnr Musgrave and Olsen Ave, Southport
HOURS: Thursday to Saturday from 4pm until late and Sunday from 12pm until 5pm
STORY SPONSORED BY SOUTHPORT SHARKS
Words by Kirra Smith