If there was one thing Nobby’s was missing (and these days there’s probably only one thing), it was a dance-til-you-drop, graffiti-covered dive bar with very few rules.
SURPRISE, that thing is missing no longer thanks to the team who gifted us Nightjar in Burleigh (you see where we’re going with this don’t you), Bine Beer Bar, Mr Hizola’s, Soho Place Bar and Hideaway Kitchen & Bar.
Yes Gold Coasters, Nightcap is now open in Nobby’s and you can expect a very similar vibe to that of older (but absolutely not wiser) sister-venue Nightjar.
Which, if you’ve not yet had the pleasure, is somewhat of an anything goes-style situation with bulk debauchery, reveling and late night regret. So all the best things.
Nightcap, found on the highway in Nobby’s is marked with a neon red sign and an inconspicuous (of course) door leading into a space filled with album covers and records which could probably you entertain for hours, but the real entertainment is awaiting you on the other side of a wall that somehow blocks out every single ounce of noise coming from within.
And within is where it’s at folks. As you’d expect, having no doubt frequented Nightjar on several occasions, the walls are covered in neon lights (love) and graffiti-style artwork with a stage for bands in one corner and a very dark booth for whatever you like really, in another.
The bar is decked out with many a bottle of the good stuff obvs but also a few fun things you should keep an eye out for while waiting in line for a tequila shot or two.
On the cocktail menu are tasty treats like the OG Margi, an ACDC Espresso, The Red Hot Chilli Pepper and the Dead Mans Espresso, among others and having sampled the lot, we can highly recommend each and every one.
The bar crew are VERY well versed in the art of cocktail making, again amongst other things, so do yourself a favour and get involved in those. Of course, there are also beers on tap and in bottles and all of the shots on offer.
If you’re a spiced rum fan (which you should be), the Dead Mans Fingers is really very good and you should mix that right up with some fresh apple juice.
Live music is the name of the game at Nightcap and there’s something on every night with new bands getting the chance to take the stage too. It’s a bit of an easygoing, rock music vibe which is fun and very good for dancing the night away.
Of course there are parties aplenty to be enjoyed at Nightcap – a Bad Santa party is coming up on Sunday the 22nd of December with $5 Dead Mans basics, $15 Dead Mans cocktails, live music and plenty of said debauchery no doubt.
Get in there for a good time, it’s our new fave drinking hole and we’re pretty sure it’ll be yours too.
LOCATION: 2245 Gold Coast Hwy, Nobby Beach
HOURS: 6pm until midnight daily
Words and photos by Kirra Smith