Picture this: a vacant warehouse in the middle of a Burleigh Heads industrial estate is soon to turn into a bustling foodie marketplace, packed with stalls dishing up more barbecue-inspired eats than you could possibly poke a fork at.
Sounds like some kind of dream, huh? Wrong! The Gold Coast is VERY close to securing yet another crazy cool permanent night market. Yep, get ready folks, ‘cause you are soon to be hearing a helluva lot more about BBQ Bazaar.
Firstly, let us mentally walk you through the grand dome-roof entrance, where you’ll wander an atmospheric indoor-outdoor warehouse foodie market, with live music and DJs every weekend, casual seating for 550+ people at any one time, a dedicated area for the kids, various wine and cocktail bars and #allofthefood. We kid you not.
From smaller tapas-style dishes to full-blown meals and irresistible desserts, these guys have made sure no-one will be left hungry on their watch. Experienced food vendors already on the books include Atacama South American, FIRE (serving rib eye steak and beef short ribs), Rosticceria charcoal rotisserie, Fire 'n' Dough Pizza, Grumpis BBQ (American style), The Chilli Effect, Smoke Lab BBQ, Burgers by No. 74, plus far more than we can mention here. We are salivating!
Plans are well progressed, with the street food market anticipated to open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, plus a variety of special events through the year.
Like any mega undertaking of this variety, we’re told there are still a few final bridges to cross, but it’s so close we can already taste the smoky goodness from here.
And while an exact date is yet to be locked in, BBQ Bazaar has high hopes for an early summer launch. In the meantime, we suggest following their Insta page now for all the updates and we’ll be back with first pictures when the barbies are ready to be fired up. Damn Gold Coast, you just don’t stop giving, do you?
What: BBQ Bazaar Night Market – coming soon
Where: 18 Junction Road, Burleigh Heads
When: Launch date TBA, then Friday 5pm to 10pm, Saturday & Sunday 12pm to 10pm
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Image credit: The Urban List