There’s something alluring about Cabana Bar & Lounge, an open-air bar tucked away from onlookers and overlooking the sprawling green of the Southport Sharks’ sports oval. Five contemporary cabana lounge booths, seating up to ten people (or 15 cosily), take pride of place on the open side of the bar. Alternatively, grab a spot in the open seating area and soak up the social atmosphere as you enjoy an array of tapas with a cocktail or spirit, or both. The delectable tapas selection, available from Thursday to Sunday, is available as share plates or on share platters, with gluten-free items on request. Try the mouth-watering polenta-crumbed prawns with spiced aioli and basil pesto dressing or pulled pork taquitos with guacamole and chipotle ranch dressing. Finish off with something sweet like the apple and cinnamon spring rolls with butterscotch sauce.
The beat picks up on Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30 pm with local DJs mixing the tunes, or chill out on Sundays with acoustic sessions from 1:00 pm. Cabana Bar & Lounge is well-known by locals for its social and laid-back atmosphere and is a stellar destination for small or large groups looking for a fun night out.