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Multi-million-dollar transformation set to bring the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden back to life Multi-million-dollar transformation set to bring the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden back to life Multi-million-dollar transformation set to bring the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden back to life Multi-million-dollar transformation set to bring the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden back to life

Multi-million-dollar transformation set to bring the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden back to life

If you're a local, chances are you've ventured inside the Surfers Paradise Beer Garden once or twice in your time. Love it or loathe it, the venue has a rich history as one of the longest-running watering holes in the city – and it's about to have its time in the sunshine yet again thanks to a mammoth multi-million-dollar transformation that is set to return the open-air landmark to its former glory.


The Surfers Paradise Beer Garden came to life in 1925 – back then, it was called the Surfers Paradise Hotel and over the decades became renowned for its outdoor events and Birdwatchers Bar. Now, the Cavill Mall-fronting venue is about to enter into an exciting new era in a bid to bring it back to its roots as one of the city’s iconic outdoor venues. After closing the doors back in March, management have this week lifted the lid on its extensive transformation. Due to re-open to the public in early August, the new-look Surfers Paradise Beer Garden will feature an outdoor rooftop beer garden, people-watching balconies, an adults’ playground (think giant Jenga and an oversized pool table where you use your feet as pool cues), plus live-music stages and 18 sports-streaming televisions.

The transformation will broaden its appeal as both a day and night venue, with manager Kiara De Vere revealing that the roof has been entirely removed and Cavill Avenue-fronting balconies added to offer a true outdoor bar and dining experience. The overhaul also means a revitalised food and drink offering. While there will still be pub classics served up, diners can also expect grazing platters and a range of vegan options, as well as an extensive range of cocktails, gins and tequilas. The Surfers Paradise Beer Garden is due to open in early August – we’ll give you a look inside in a few weeks time!

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