Surfers Paradise Beer Garden gets multimillion-dollar makeover
THERE’S nothing more quintessentially Gold Coast than enjoying a cool drink in a beer garden and one of the most icon venues on the Coast, the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden will celebrate the dawn of a new era on Friday.
After a multimillion-dollar makeover, the wait is over and the now-roofless venue will reopen on Friday with an exclusive VIP party to be followed by a public opening from 9pm.
The long-awaited reopening signals a landmark moment for the venue, which began life as Surfers Paradise Hotel in 1925 and has long been popular with locals and tourists.
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Surfers Paradise Beer Garden Venue Manager Kiara De Vere said no expense had been spared in creating a venue tailor-made for the modern partygoer, including people-watching balconies, an adults’ playground and a food and drinks menu that will satisfy everyone’s tastes.
“Music has always been a Surfers Paradise Beer Garden staple and that will continue on our opening weekend and ongoing, with three amazing solo artists to pump up the crowd before handing the reins to DJs who are experts at keeping the party going,” Ms De Vere said.
Acoustic sensations Jackson Dunn, Katie Who and Hayley Coulter have been locked in to get the party started, while a huge weekend of sport including NRL, AFL, Bledisloe Rugby, Ashes cricket, and UFC will light up the venue’s 16 big screens.
On Saturday, beer bottle slide guitar extraordinaire Jackson Dunn will provide lightning-speed strumming, thumping foot-stop and mesmerising drum loops in his one-man live show while c indie pop act Katie Who will also take the stage over the opening weekend with her uplifting beats and vocal melodies providing an edge of Alanis Morrisette and a hint of Stevie Nicks.
Saturday will see the divine Haylee Coulter unleash her unique voice on a crowd that will be blown away by the new-look venue.
Along with an adults’ playground featuring novelty games such as monster Jenga and a life-size pool table where players use their feet as pool cues, Surfers Paradise Beer Garden has invested heavily in technology with 16 big screens to ensure sports fans never miss a minute of any match.
Originally published as First look at the new Beer Garden