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Broadbeach is home to a fan-stache-tic barber for our blokes

The Barber Bar, entry (Image: © 2022 Inside Gold Coast)
The Barber Bar, entry (Image: © 2022 Inside Gold Coast)

Fancy a Fireball with your crew cut? Or channelling a trim to keep that beard rugged yet not the full Tom Hanks-mourning-Wilson style, paired with your fave whisky? Fellas, this isn’t a drill or a dream – it’s an actual, real-life combo of two greats; the barber and the bar, described as the new dawn of golden age barber shops. We’re referring to The BarberBar, a concept so brilliant the GC man folk are lining up in droves to share an ale whilst their manes and flavour-savours get a little TLC. Conveniently located in the heart of Broadbeach, this union of world-class grooming, gathering and gentlemen’s bar options is revolutionising the Gold Coast one cut and shave at a time.

Owner Bill Galanis saw a gap in the market and knew precisely how to fill it with finesse and old-school cool factor in equal measure. The BarberBar delivers that traditional barbershop feel, synonymous with quality cuts executed with the utmost precision and attention to detail. It also has that welcoming, friendly atmosphere which makes you feel like you’ve just walked into a roomful of your (perfectly manscaped) mates. And, the best part (or at least in shared pole position) is the fact that the customised premises is licensed! Decked out with an expansive and well-stocked bar, free billiard table, and not one but two sizeable screen TVs to catch all the large sporting events ranging from UFC, NRL, AFL and soccer matches. Let’s just say it’s the ultimate man cave.

Chris Cutz with a client, The Barber Bar (Image: © 2022 Inside Gold Coast)
Chris Cutz with a client, The Barber Bar (Image: © 2022 Inside Gold Coast)

The hair artists (who have been meticulously selected) are genuinely passionate pros and widely regarded as masters of their craft. They really understand men’s hair and have a dedicated following of staunch clientele who wouldn’t trust anyone else with their precious strands. Whether you’re in the market for a classic men’s cut, crew cut with sharp manicured edges and a clean neck and brows, or maybe you’re just not really sure what you want and need a style guru to guide you, these gents with their vast experience have got you covered. The man-love doesn’t stop there though, with hot towel shaves, crumb-catcher trims, waxing and facials and who said ladies are the only ones who get pampered?!

Aside from congregating with your fellow mates, getting the chop (relax… not THAT chop) and kicking back watching the footy with drink in hand, there’s another massive drawcard to this place. All services come with an optional complimentary cold beverage (has anyone ever said no to a bevvie?) and a little slice of heaven… The BarberBar signature hot or cold towel finish. We have it on good authority that it’s the duck’s you-you-know-what’s (we used this analogy for obvious reasons) as they provide the perfect hairy-tale ending.

The Barber Bar (Image: © 2022 Inside Gold Coast)
The Barber Bar (Image: © 2022 Inside Gold Coast)

Also, if you have a buck’s or something dude-esk you want to celebrate, a fund-razor to host, or maybe you’re a boss wanting to treat the lads to a spot of grooming with a difference, The BarberBar is available for special bookings and private functions.

And if you consider yourself a bit of a beard connoisseur, we suggest you head to The BarberBar on Sunday 29th May between 3-5pm for their exclusive Beard Club launch. This club is strictly limited to 60 people and must be registered for. And if you sign up to their club on the day, you’ll score yourself an extra FREE beard service. Yeah the boys!

But what does the membership include you ask? Well, all we can say is this is a club you’ll want to be a part of, as it includes: a Black Key Ring, “Beard Club” toiletry bag and metal comb, a Jericho Godfather and Jericho Naked Beard Oil, a 2 in 1 Shampoo, Beard Balm, your first full beard service FREE, plus access to other exclusive offers and events! Valued at $194, get your ticket into the club and all of these inclusions for just $175pp.

The Bar at The Barber Bar (Image: © 2022 Inside Gold Coast)
The Bar at The Barber Bar (Image: © 2022 Inside Gold Coast)

But, why not try your luck at their social media competition with one lucky person on the launch day winning a FREE Membership into the max and exclusive 60 person club. Keep a close eye on their socials for your chance to enter their comp!

So, tell your mates, bros and brahs about this (very manly) unicorn of a barbershop, and experience the golden age tradition of a trip for a snip, with new age feels. One thing’s for sure, it’s not your standard visit to the barber.

Where: Shop 2 / 97 Surf Parade, Broadbeach
When: 9am – 7pm Tuesday & Wednesday, 9am – 9pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Closed Sunday & Monday.

Words by Bianca Trathen.

STORY SPONSORED BY THE BARBERBAR BROADBEACH

Billiard table, The Barber Bar (Image: © 2022 Inside Gold Coast)
Billiard table, The Barber Bar (Image: © 2022 Inside Gold Coast)

15 Gold Coast Barbers to tame your Movember mo

GoodFellaz Barbershop (Image supplied)
GoodFellaz Barbershop (Image supplied)

As if the year hasn’t flown by already, it’s now almost Movember. And if you haven’t noticed, here on the Gold Coast, there are some truly enthusiastic mo’ growers out there. But we moust-ache you a question, where are you getting yours groomed? (#sorrynotsorry)

You deserve the very best. So, if you aren’t quite sure, here’s a list of Gold Coast barbers to choose from — so, prepare yourself for some hot towel action and a side of whiskey comin’ your way!

Zeppelin Barbers
One of the Coast’s most beloved barbers, Jase Alpen, opened Zeppelin to rave reviews due to his exceptional skills, renowned good vibes and a space in Mermaid Beach that promises a laugh and a cold beer. By appointment only, the boys are very busy these days!
Where: Shop 3/2460 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach

GoodFellaz Barbershop
Bring back that old-school barbering feels with exposed brickwork and custom-made barber chairs and of course accompanied with the option of both modern and classic haircuts and hot towel shaves. Make the visit worth your time with the option to swig a beer, scotch, vodka or water. How good!
Where: Benowa Village, Shop T6, Cnr Ashmore Road and Ross Street, Benowa 

Made Barber Barista (Image: © 2020 Inside Gold Coast)
Made Barber Barista (Image: © 2020 Inside Gold Coast)

Made Barber & Barista
Having only just celebrated their 1st birthday and being one of only a few who boast a female barber, Made has quickly become a firm local favourite. Barber Britt is a legend, and as the shop is half café, half barbershop, you can sip seriously good espresso and nibble baked goods while you get your mo trimmed. Now your talkin’ our language.
Where: 2B/417 Golden Four Drive, Tugun

Shipwreck Barbers
Say Ahoy to classic cuts and a mighty clean shave. Hot towels, cold beers (or smooth rum) and a super chilled vibe, you’ll be well looked after here. Make an appointment or walk-in for a good time and an even better do.
Where: Shop 8/1134 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach

Lost Boys Barber
They’re reigniting the traditional barbering industry qualities whilst adding a fresh modern-day touch in a positive, relaxed space and a cold craft beer to top things off. Since first opening their doors in 2017, you’ll now be able to visit them at one of their two locations.
Where: 14 / 107 Ferry Road, Southport or 2 / 1842 Lower Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh

Mobile Barber Shop Depot (Image supplied)
Mobile Barber Shop Depot (Image supplied)

Mobile Barber Shop Depot
Mobile Barber Shop Depot is not just your average Barber Shop, it’s also a wedding venue and event space, and if you’ve ever been there, you’ll understand why. It looks sweet, plus the boys are some of the best around. Get in there and find out for yourself!
Where: 49 Upton Street, Bundall

Haychdee Barber Shop
Head into Haychdee for quality banter, better service and a place to spend time with new mates. The boys are mental health advocates, which means they’re always up for a chat, and of course they do an excellent trim too.
Where: 3/108 Helensvale Road, Helensvale 

Legend Cutz
This Mermaid Beach Barber & Shaving Lounge specialises in pretty much all the things you need, including hair art guys. They also offer a complimentary hair wash which sounds like one of the best things ever. Helllloooooooo reclining chair.
Where: 2468 Gold Coast Highway, Mermaid Beach

Barber Bros & Co (image supplied)
Barber Bros & Co (image supplied)

Barber Bros & Co
This old-school favourite once was strictly “walk-in only” but now offers online bookings gents! So once you secure an appointment, let them take you back in time and experience a unique slice of the old and the new all whilst sitting back in a traditional US barber chair dating back to 1907.
Where: 15/21 Via Roma, Isle of Capri and 1e/11 Charles Ave, Broadbeach

Black Market Barber
The Black Market Collective is not your average barber. This one-stop-shop is a tattoo parlour, street apparel retailer and traditional barbershop all in one. Behind the collective are a group of artists and a unique set of talents, providing a mix of excellence with a fresh taste of street culture.
Where: Shop 1A 76 Robina Town Centre Drive, Robina 

Lino from Luigi & Sons (image supplied)
Lino from Luigi & Sons (image supplied)

Luigi & Sons Barbershop
Following his father’s footsteps, Lino D’Addario has carried on the family passion for offering men perfect grooming. With over 25 years of experience, a cut-throat razor shave combined with flawless scissoring techniques, you’re going to leave looking ready for a runway show.
Where: Crestwood Plaza, Ashmore; 58 Brooke Avenue, Southport and Southport Park Shopping Centre, Southport

The Barberoy
Step back in time upon entering The Barberry in Coolangatta. It’s the perfect barber for any man that craves individuality, values the craft of a true barber and longs for the best service in town. Oh and save the waiting around by booking ahead of time.
Where: 25 McLean Street, Coolangatta

Ace Of Fades Barbers
Offering all your grooming needs in one of the coolest spaces around, Ace of Fades is the place to be in Surfers Paradise. Offering various services, including facial waxing (yep you read that right fellas), why not treat yourself to a steam shave? Sounds pretty good right about now, doesn’t it? Head into Ace of Fades to try it for yourself.
Where: 35 Orchid Avenue, Surfers Paradise

Tommy Gun's Barbershop (image supplied)
Tommy Gun's Barbershop (image supplied)

Tommy Gun’s
It’s high-tech meets Chicago’s golden era at this Pacific Fair barber. With a self-managed queuing system, individual in-mirror tv displays, a male-orientated waiting area with iPads, games, and complimentary beverages: welcome to your man cave. Don’t forget your dude facial.
Where: Shop 2778A, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Hooker Boulevard, Broadbeach

Boardriders Barbershop
Find yourself in Coolangatta and feel like freshening up? Then let no one else but the talented Tenneal from Boardriders Barbershop tame your mane and trim your ‘stache. And whilst you wait, you can check out some new surfboards and, post-appointment, treat yourself to a beer at Café 28!
Where: Shops 28, 72 Marine Parade (inside Boardriders between Boards and 4Pines Brewery), The Strand, Coolangatta

Words by Alex Mitcheson.

16 reasons locals love Broadbeach

Fat Freddy's (Image: © 2019 Inside Gold Coast)
Fat Freddy's (Image: © 2019 Inside Gold Coast)

It’s the suburb just south of Surfers Paradise that’s home to an ever-growing array of epic eateries, good time spots and world-class shopping and that’s only the beginning.Over the past few years Broadbeach has become one of the Coast’s most beautiful and beloved spots to spend time and here are 16 reasons why. Love ya Broady.

Elk Espresso
One of the Gold Coast’s most beloved brunch spots, Elk Espresso can be found in Broadbeach on a corner block overlooking Kurrawa Park and absolutely packed with people every single day. Andrew and the team are serving up a seasonal menu packed with epic eats that are both delicious and Insta-worthy and some of the best coffee around. There’s a reason it’s always packed.
Where: The Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach

The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub
The Coast’s newest bar and club opened in Broadbeach recently with a cabaret-style show that has received rave reviews ever since. The show is up of mind-blowing dance and acrobatics with a pumping soundtrack and all inside one of the most beautiful venues we have. After the show, there’s the after party and everyone’s invited. Don’t miss out on the The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub.
Where: Surf Pde, Broadbeach

Fat Freddy’s Beach Bar and Diner
The latest restaurant to open in beautiful Broadbeach is Fat Freddy’s and it’s a very good time. Serving up American-style eats like hot dogs, chicken ribs and towering burgers in some of the best flavours we’ve ever sampled, the newbie is fast becoming one of the hottest spots in town. Wash the deliciousness down with a boozy milkshake and a beer or two and you’ve got yourself a good time. Perfect for a Sunday session with the gang.
Where: 2663 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach (entry via Surf Pde)

Pink Flamingo (image supplied)
Pink Flamingo (image supplied)

Soho Place
A London-stye bar hidden amongst it’s neighbours, Soho Place is the work of the Hideaway Kitchen and Mr Hizola’s team.It’s decked out in artistic graffiti and, as it’s a small bar (the Coast’s first) there are only tipples on the menu. The crew have created a very impressive cocktail menu and you can BYO food or order some in from around the rest of Broadbeach. The perfect pairing.
Where: Gold Coast Hwy, Broadbeach (between Queensland and Victoria Aves)

Kurrawa Surf Club
Right on the sand with 180 degree views of the big blue, Kurrawa Surf Club was rebuilt not too long ago and the change is breathtaking. The Club has always been popular amongst locals and with affordable eats and ice cold beers, what’s not to love. There are daily food specials and the place is always buzzing with revellers enjoying the very best of what the Gold Coast has to offer. Do yourself a favour.
Where: Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach

No Name Lane
Love you coffee, you beautiful beany beast. Particularly, stay with us, the brews at No Name Lane – home of very good Broady coffee. Everything about this place will tickle your fancy from the exposed brick walls to the cosy, get-close-to-each-other vibes. There’s a simple, tasty little menu for breaky and lunch and crew are as cool as can be.
Where: The Oracle, Elizabeth Ave, Broadbeach

Social Eating House + Bar 
Firstly, eating house is the best name for a place filled with food EVER. Who would not want to go to an eating house. No-one is who. SHE+B (for the sake of space) is serving up the goods guys. How does Sashimi of Hiramasa Kingfish, Smoked Tomato, Ginger Mayo, Dashi Enokii, Puffed Rice Cracker sound? Heavenly, you’re right. There aren’t enough words in the world, go there.
Where: 3 Oracle Blvd, Broadbeach

Social Eating House (image supplied)
Social Eating House (image supplied)

CHA CHA Japanese Restaurant 
There has probably never been a place that is more loved than Cha Cha’s. It’s authentic Japanese cuisine in a super chill setting and everyone who goes there is guaranteed a jolly old time. The food is so good and so affordable and there’s a banquet menu and best of all – it’s BYO (if that wasn’t already capital letter we would have made it so).
Where: 2705 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach

Aloha Bar and Dining 
Happy tropical vibes abound in this cute little tiki bar in the heart of Broady. There’s eats along the lines of crispy wonton tacos and Poke bowls and cocktails that are guaranteed to make you smile. The live music is a favourite amongst the regulars and the fitout is as cute as can be. Aloha indeed.
Where: 18 Main Place, Broadbeach

Blues on Broadbeach
Obviously we understand that this guaranteed good time isn’t a permanent fixture in our beloved Broadbeach however, it’s more than worthy of a mention. It’s the Coast’s premiere music festival and, best, it’s all free. How is something so good so devoid of payment. Because Broadbeach, that’s why. If you’ve never been, put in your annual leave RIGHT NOW.
Where: Various Broadbeach venues

Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant 
Is there anything better than having the absolute bejesus scared out of you before you’ve even set foot inside a venue? Debatable but not to worry. Dracula’s Cabaret Restaurant is beautifully disturbing and filled with otherworldly creatures intent on ensuring your eyes stay wide open throughout the entire show. There’s a ghost train, creepy cocktails, dinner and guaranteed ghouly hilarity.
Where: Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach

Pacific Fair
How pretty is Paccers these days. From water fountains to five star restaurants, there is nothing you cannot find within the recently renovated walls. They aren’t even done yet, there are still stores and food outlets to open and honestly, if there was accommodation there you’d probably move in tomorrow it’s that good. From the highest of high ends to everyone’s favourite homewares store (Kmart) you WILL manage to blow your entire pay packet at Pacific Fair. Soz.
Where: Gold Coast Hwy and Hooker Blvd, Broadbeach

The Star Gold Coast
If you haven’t experienced a night at The Star Gold Coast worth relaying to your grandchildren, are you even a Gold Coast local? Never fear, with all the fun new things happening there these days, you’ll get your chance. Five-star (get it) restaurants, live music, Garden Kitchen & Bar, there are so many things to love. Plus, there’s a rooftop bar/pool in the way of nineteen at The Star. Get it gang.
Where: Casino Drive, Broadbeach

Garden Kitchen & Bar Exterior (image supplied)
Garden Kitchen & Bar Exterior (image supplied)

Broadbeach Bowls Club 
Who doesn’t love a game of good old barefoot bowls with a schooner waiting at each end? Rhetorical obviously. Broadbeach Bowls Club has been around as long as you (longer probs) and loved by locals for just as long. The beers are cold, the ocean breeze is salty and there’s a dinner special almost every day.
Where:169 Surf Pde, Broadbeach

MLK Espresso
Hands down one of the most sweetest spots on the Coast for brunch dates and coffee stops. The goodness starts with the Superfood Salad (it has haloumi), continues with Nutella Martinis and from there, it’s all gravy. The menu – packed with goodness. The coffee – brewed to perfection. The location – listen to those waves a-crashin. The crew – cool as cucumbers (and friendly too). It’s a must visit Coasties.
Where: 2 Queensland Ave, Broadbeach

The Loose Moose
A US-style bar that’s always got a crowd, The Loose Moose is THE place to be for after work drinks or if you’re in need of some mouthwatering comfort food. Think juicy burgers, spicy chicken wings and yummy cocktails to match, not to mention constant good vibes and pumping music. It’s always a fun time at The Loose Moose, put your party pants on and gather the gang.
Where: The Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach

Words by Kirra Smith

 

9 awesome Broadbeach restaurants

The Groundwater Country Music Festival is up us and our beloved Broadbeach is set to be one hectic hive of activity.

As you’d well know, dancing up a storm makes you hungry and thus, here we have a list of 8 beaut restaurants in the main Broadbeach precinct.

Harajuku Gyoza
A Japanese beer stadium and gyoza bar with plenty of good vibes. Choose from lots of gyoza varieties or a bigger meal if you’re extra hungry. Or both. Harajuku Gyoza is perfect for a quick tasty meal on the go with plenty of people watching opps.
Where: The Oasis Shopping Centre Mall, Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach 

Elk Espresso
Home of some of the most epic, Insta-worthy breakfasts on the Gold Coast, Elk Espresso is a must visit. The Breakfast Gnocchi is where it’s at.
Where: The Oasis Shopping Centre Mall, Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach 

Mamasan Kitchen and Bar
It’s modern Asian dining offering Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Japanese, and Thai dishes with a modern twist and it’s all absolutely delicious. As are the cocktails.
Where: The Oracle, Oracle Blvd, Broadbeach

Bavarian Bier Café
Mmm bier. This German gem is always a good time and with traditional food and quite the array of biers, you best pop it on your list.
Where: The Oracle, Oracle Blvd, Broadbeach 

Nahm Kitchen & Bar
The newest eatery on the scene is Nahm Kitchen & Bar at the Oasis Shopping Centre. Serving up some of the tastiest Thai food we’ve ever experienced, the crew is all about authentic eats with an Aussie twist. They’re contemporary, flavourful and paired perfectly with the venues carefully curated wine list. We absolutely loved the Three Flavours Crispy Fish with Barramundi fillets, lychee, pineapple, three flavours chilli sauce and coriander. YUM.
Where: The Oasis Shopping Centre, Broadbeach

The Loose Moose
This speak easy style establishment is a whiskey bar slash eatery offering some of the tastiest southern eats around. The Loose Moose does tasty hot dogs, buffalo wings, loaded fries, it’s all good.
Where: The Oasis Shopping Centre Mall, Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach

Rivea Italian
Having recently relocated to Surf Pde, Rivea Italian is already a firm favourite. They’ve got all your authentic Italian needs covered. It’s absolutely incredible food from some of the best in the biz.
Where: 89 Surf Pde, Broadbeach

Social Eating House + Bar
Absolutely next-level eats, Social Eating House is one of the best there is. It’s casual fine dining with share plates the name of the game. They’re all taste sensations.
Where: The Oracle, Oracle Blvd, Broadbeach

Kurrawa Surf Club
With 180-degree ocean views and a huge menu filled with all the old faithfuls, the brand new Kurrawa Surf Club is a must-visit. There’s very cold beer there too.
Where: Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach

Words by Kirra Smith

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