The Gold Coast’s northern suburbs have been giving the southerners a run for their money of late with a slew of exciting new eateries and bars popping up.
The latest of which is Tapworks Bar & Grill, a very beer-centric venue set to open Friday March 15th at Westfield Coomera. It’s the second in the Tapworks family, the first can be found even further north at Westfield Chermside and is very popular indeed.
It’s our prediction that Tapworks 2.0 will also be a much-loved spot, particularly due to the HUGE range of beers on offer both behind the bar and in can form from the Beer Bunker (in-store bottle shop).
Beer is the main player here with thirty taps broken up into three categories – beers you know and love, beers that are worth knowing and beers for the adventurous drinkers. Which is so fun.
It’s a two storey space with bars on both levels, a huge graffiti-style mural adorning the stairwell and very large, exposed silver pipes running the length of the ceiling and snaking around one another (some lead to the beers taps, how good) to achieve an epic functional feature within the venue, the likes of which you probably won’t have seen anywhere else.
Let’s go back to chatting about the Beer Bunker for a sec. So it is, in fact, a large fridge within the bottom floor bar area for takeways (and you may also purchase them to drink within the venue). The point is, the fridge is filled with MANY beers we had never before laid eyes on, all sporting stunning branding and perfect for tasting tipples you may have never tasted before. Great.
Not a fan of beer, not a problem.
The cocktail menu boasts all the usual suspects – margaritas, martinis, mules and Aperol Spritz. There’s a dedicated daiquiri and mojito menu and a few dessert cocktails that’ll definitely make your day.
Food menu-wise you can eat from breakfast to dinner should that be your preference and all the very best pub-style eats are on offer.
For lunch and dinner, choose from small bites (share-type dishes) including Cheese Board Minis, Baked Camembert and Lime & Pepper Calamari or chicken wings in an array of tasty flavours (hi Portuguese Cayenne).
Of course, there are also larger dishes including nachos, parmigiana, steaks, burgers and salads. All of which are very generous and very delicious.
All of that sound good? Yes. It. Does. Guess what? You can own a part of the new venue thanks to Tapworks Bar & Grill’s crowd funding campaign. Find out more here.
See, happy days for the Gold Coast’s northerners.
LOCATION: Westfield Coomera, 103 Foxwell Rd, Coomera
Words and photos by Kirra Smith