Sip fruity cocktails at Surfers colourful, new Hawaiian bar

Ohana's interior (Image: © 2020 Kirra Smith Photography)

Well Gold Coasters, we once again find ourselves beginning the season of long, balmy days at the beach, never ending cocktail sipping sessions and wearing bikinis under absolutely everything.

It’s summer, it’s here and it’s time to get excited friends.

During your time off over the festive period we suggest popping into every single good time venue you possibly can to eat, drink and be merry.

The latest of which is bringing us all of the colourful Hawaiian vibes and can be found in Surfers Paradise, a little out of the way of the general business.

It’s called Ohana’s and it’s a café slash bar, easy to spot thanks to a light-laden palm tree in the front window.

Ohana's cocktails (Image: © 2020 Kirra Smith Photography)

Inside you’ll find bright feature walls, a bar built from bamboo, all of the greenery and a neon sign reading ‘I have mixed drinks about feelings’ and same, obviously.

The newbie is the work of local lass Shelly Ives who is a first-time venue owner but who has absolutely put her heart and soul into creating something unique for us.

So much so, that she chose the name Ohana’s because of its meaning – larger family – and a nod to connection and never being alone.

Which is exactly what we’ve all learnt we needed above all else (except margaritas) in 2020.

Ohana's interior (Image: © 2020 Kirra Smith Photography)

To eat there are many an affordable treat including breakfast things like Fritter Stacks, Waffles, Acai Bowls and Smashed Avo and lunch things like Pulled Pork Burgers, Sandwiches and wraps for which you can choose your own fillings and make the absolute best sanga of your life.

There are also make-your-own salads, and you can wash it all down with a coffee from Tim Adams (whose business supports families in South America by buying farm equipment), a fresh juice, smoothie or signature cocktail.

Of which there are many to try.

Like the Get Lei’d, made up of Gold Coast Gin and liqueurs from Tamborine Mountain Distillery.

There’s also the Soho, an Espresso Martini and plenty of local beers.

Ohana's Pulled Pork Sliders (Image: © 2020 Kirra Smith Photography)

Everything you need really.

So why not embrace summer on the Coast and get on down to Ohana’s for a little Hawaiian fun.

LOCATION: 64 Ferny Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Words and photos by Kirra Smith

Ohana's exterior (Image: © 2020 Kirra Smith Photography)


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