In what might just be the best news of 2019, Coolangatta now has its very own rooftop bar and it’s going to be a very good time Gold Coasters.
It’s called Moxy’s and it can be found on Griffith Street, above The Aztec Mexican Restaurant, overlooking the ocean and with some sweet, signature sips that’ll pretty much make your summer.
The interior is all made up of black and white accents with greenery dripping from the ceiling, 180 degree views and a retractable roof, so you can hang out there all day every day, rain, hail or shine. Best.
Moxy’s is a small bar, which is one of our favourite things and it just means they don’t make food themselves within the venue but you can order from downstairs at The Aztec and have that goodness delivered right to your table.
Drinks-wise the menu was created by none other than Terry O’Donnell, one of the very best cocktail connoisseurs in the biz. So you know it’s ten out of ten.
There are signature cocktails (many) and of course, the greatest of the classics and it’ll probably take you a few visits to get through them all.
We’ve obviously got a few favourites beginning with Hot Lips – touted as a hot little number that will leave your lips begging for more. Which is a lot, but it’s also true. It’s made up of jalapeno-infused tequila, pomegranate, lime and vegan whites. Big fans.
There’s also TIKI Time, perfect for this absolutely over the top heat. It’s got gold rum, peach, pineapple and mint. Wouldn’t mind bathing in it to be honest.
The Lemon Vanilla Spritz is made with vanilla vodka, Limoncello and topped with Prosecco. YUM.
Oh and Moxy’s Whiskey Sour is a taste sensation with homemade cinnamon bark syrup. How’s the creativity.
Pair those with a taco or two, overlooking the ocean and with a salty breeze blowing through and you’re pretty much having the time of your life.
The newbie is the work of Brodie Edwards and Kane Brigg, it’s their first venue and needless to say we are very impressed.
Open as of right now, Moxy’s Rooftop Bar is one you absolutely need to add to your summer sipping list.
LOCATION: 2/152 Griffith St, Coolangatta
HOURS: Thursday 5pm to 12am, Friday to Sunday 12pm to 12am
Words and photos by Kirra Smith