With a holiday-vibe that lingers well passed the weekend, Mooloolaba is the perfect place to let your hair down with that special someone or a group of friends.
We took one for the team (we’re good like that) and had our share of martinis and glasses of vino (it’s a tough job!) to bring you a succinct list of the best bars in Mooloolaba.
Lot 104 Espresso and Wine Bar
Located directly opposite the beach, Lot 104 is the epitome of cool and provides the perfect base from which to sip on a tasty concoction while you listen to the sound of the waves nearby, or the tunes wafting from the regular live musical acts. The hip cocktail and wine bar has inviting decor, an intimate atmosphere, and a huge menu that can have you swizzling your cocktail stick in anything from a French Martini or Vanilla-Spice Red Mojito, to a Banana Old Fashioned.
Where: 104/101-105 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba
Contact: 07 5326 1990
The Good Bar
Tucked away behind the main esplanade, The Good Bar is certainly a good addition to the night life options in Mooloolaba. With a casual, fun vibe and friendly staff, this little bar ticks all the boxes. It provides a well-stocked array of drinks (including beers, wine and cocktails), as well as top music, weekly trivia nights, and Happy Hour pricing on weekday afternoons.
Where: 5/19-23 First Avenue, Mooloolaba
Contact: 07 5477 6781
Creating a “self-service beer revolution”, Taps provides thirsty guests with ice-cold draft beer choices right at their tables and along the walls of the bar. If you like the idea of serving yourself whenever you need a top up, head along to Taps and grab one of the venue’s electronic “iButtons” from the bar staff. These beer-y clever devices (too much?) can be loaded with as much dosh as you like, and reused on multiple occasions until your credit has run out.
Where: Corner The Esplanade and Brisbane Road, Mooloolaba
Contact: 07 5477 7222
One Up Bar and Bistro
Although One Up Bar and Bistro is well-known for its all-day dining menu, the venue is also one of Mooloolaba’s best bars, and a great spot to take in the sun setting over the ocean as you kick back with a drink. The light-filled establishment is located on the esplanade, and provides a relaxed ambience suitable for catch-ups with friends or much-needed after work drinks.
Where: 26/121 Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba
Contact: 07 5478 2742
River Bar, Wharf Tavern
Another top bar in Mooloolaba with breathtaking vistas is the River Bar. Located within the Wharf Tavern, the venue provides views over the Mooloolah River, as well as a laid-back, casual coast atmosphere. At the bar, you can watch your fave sports on the big-screen TV, boogie the night away when the regular live entertainment starts, or unwind, drink in hand on the seating dotted around the bar and lounge.
Where: Corner River Esplanade and Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba
Contact: 07 5444 8383
Image Credit: Lot104