CAIRNS NIGHTLIFE
The local population of Cairns city is relatively small, but thanks to the millions of tourists who flock to our friendly shores every year, Cairns buzzes with a dizzying nightlife that would normally only be found in a major city.

Nightlife in Cairns can be raucous and debauched or sophisticated and refined, depending where you choose to go.
CAIRNS NIGHTLIFE SCENE IS CONSTANTLY CHANGING. WE ARE COMMITTED TO OFFER YOU A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE LATEST VENUES. CHECK REGULARLY AND DON'T MISS ANYTHING.
Many of the city's entertainment venues form a 'strip' along Spence Street, which runs perpendicular to the Esplanade, towards the southern end. This part of town is popular with backpackers, and the atmosphere here can be somewhat 'wilder' than other parts of town. But there are so many bars crammed into this area that there is something for everyone. Guaranteed, the morning sun will rise before you've had a chance to visit every bar on this street.

But not everyone wants to party every single night of the week. Cairns has twelve cinemas featuring the latest movies and two theatres with a wide variety of plays to suit everybody's taste. To know what's going on every day of the week, please visit our CAIRNS WEEKLY ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE.

The Grand Hotel right in the heart of the Cairns CBD.GRAND HOTEL CAIRNS
Corner Shields and McLeod Street, Cairns (MAP)
Phone (07) 4051 1007 / Fax (07) 4031 2436

www.grandhotelcairns.com

Meal and pot of beer $10 everyday!

This true blue Aussie pub, renowned for its 'Croc Bar', is right in the heart of Cairns, located right beside Cairns Central Shopping Centre and the Cairns Train Station. With live music four nights a week from Thursday through to Sunday, it's a great place to get started. Ready for any excuse to have a good time, the pub has all the latest English, Scottish and UAFEA cup premier league action on 7 big screens. All backpackers enjoy fantastic drink and meal discounts at the venue 24/7.

Cairns nightlife at Gilligans backpackers.Gilligans Backpackers Hostel and Resort in Cairns offers great nightlife.GILLIGANS
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns (MAP)
Phone (07) 4041 6566 / Fax (07) 4041 6577

www.gilligans.com.au

A different party every night of the week!

As a Gilligan's guest you can laze in the pool, sample local cuisine, sip cocktails, shop, browse over local produce markets, catch up with friends over the internet, or dance the night away - all without leaving this holiday haven.

Gilligan's award winning hostel is home to Cairns' best entertainment venue. Housing three large bars under one roof which consists of a large beer hall, deck bar and mezzanine bar upstairs. The Attic lounge bar is the newest edition to Cairns' nightlife, boasting an antique and chic feel. The Attic is a venue that knows how to mix its tunes and its drinks. Weekly Entertainment:

Monday: Open Mic Night and Dive in pool Movies / Tuesday: World Famous Jelly Wrestling / Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday's with Bogan Bingo / Thursday: Flirt Ladies Night / Friday: Live music on the deck / Saturday: International DJ acts and Live bands / Sunday: Chill by the pool with live music and a free BBQ

Cairns nightlife at the Pier Bar.The Pier Bar in Cairns offers great nightlife.PIER BAR & GRILL
The Pier Marketplace, Pierpoint Road, Cairns (MAP)
Phone (07) 4031 4677

www.pierbar.com.au

The most enviable location in Cairns!

Overlooking the water, across the Coral Sea of incoming boats and yachts, the Pier hospitality is down to earth with our large open deck filling with locals and tourists as the sunsets.

The Pier Bar have delicious wood fired pizzas and char grill food on offer and a large range of local and international beers. Pier Bar is decked out in modern decor inside and out. The Pier is traditionally known for its Sunday Sessions but has now established itself as a fabulous meeting place for drinks or a meal any day or time of the week with its relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Venue Open Everyday 11.30am - late ------- Kitchen Open Everyday 11.30am - 8pm / 9pm Saturdays

12 BLUE BAR
62 Shields Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4041 7388

B8 LOUNGE BAR
Shangri-La Hotel
Pierpoint Road, Cairns
Phone (07) 4052 7670
Bá8 offers a great selection of tapas, boutique wines & beers from around the world, plus cocktails to suit every taste. Live music from international D.J's & local bands.

BLUE MANGO CAFE WINE BAR
Mercure Harbourside Hotel
209 -217 The Esplanade, Cairns
Phone (07) 4051 8999
Blue Mango offers an extensive wine list, broad selection of local and international beers and a great cocktail list unwinding was never easier. Jazz entertainment.

BROTHERS LEAGUES CLUB
99-105 Anderson Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4053 1053
Apart from serving fantastic food, Brother Leagues Club has regular music from breakthrough bands and top tribute acts.

CADENCE LOUNGE
Level 2, 59 Shields Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4051 2666
What was formerly known as Soho Nightclub has become Cadence Lounge. But not only has the name change, the newest Cairns venue will welcome a wide range of sounds, from reggae to funky music, rock and house. Open from Thursdays to Saturdays.

CAIRNS RSL
115 The Esplanade, Cairns
Phone (07) 4051 5804
Cairns RSL is an icon in the city, offering very affordable meals as well as live music.

CASA DE MEZE
Level 1, Crn Esplanade & Aplin Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4051 5550 / Fax (07) 4041 0166
Casa de Meze offers different entertaintment every night of the week. Considered Cairns premier salsa dance venue, Casa de Meze is a meeting point for everyone ready to dance the night away to the Latin rhythms.

CAZALYS
344 Mulgrave Road, Westcourt
Phone (07) 4054 1464
With different bars to suit everyone's taste, Cazalys offers entertainment and live music from Tuesday to Sunday.

COURTHOUSE HOTEL
33 Abbott Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4031 4166
Friday afternoons are packed with locals enjoying an afterwork beer. Live music and entertainment every night of the week until late

DUNWOODY'S TAVERN
317 Sheridan Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4051 6822
Dunwoody's Tavern features live bands performing mostly rock music.

EDGE HILL TAVERN
145-147 Pease Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4053 4811
Edge Hill Tavern features live music showcasing local bands.

GILLIGAN'S BAR
57-89 Grafton Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4041 6566
A 1,000 person beer hall heaving with backpackers and young locals. Pure Nightclub with dance floor, DJs, live bands, and sport and music on the giant video screens.

GREEN ANT CANTINA
183 Bunda Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4041 5061
The Green Ant Cantina showcases local bands playing folk and rock music nearly every night of the week. Also delicious Mexican food.

HOTEL SOFITEL REEF CASINO
35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4030 8888
A stylish venue with two floors of gaming. Open Monday through Thursday 10am to 4am, and from 10am Friday until 4am Monday without closing. Closed only on Christmas Day, Good Friday and Anzac Day (April 25). Over 18's only. There's a dress code, so don't turn up in THONGS and a SINGLET!

LITTLE AUSSIE BUM
29 Spence Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4051 2100
Little Aussie Bum celebrates the wicked Aussie humour and its main aim is that people have fun. Located in the heart of Cairns, the venue will appeal to everyone. Open until 2am on weekdays and 5am on weekends.

LOBBY BAR
Cairns International Hotel
99-105 Anderson Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4053 1053
Lobby Bar is the perfect place to meet for an impromptu business meeting or a social gathering. Light snacks are available all day and live entertainment is featured nightly.

MAD COW TAVERN
25 Spence Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4051 8846
Mad Cow Tavern is a good place for a funky night out. Entry is free and since it opened in Cairns, Mad Cow Tavern has become of on the most popular and unique nightlife venues in Cairns.

PIER BAR & GRILL
The Pier Marketplace, Pierpoint Road, Cairns
Phone (07) 4031 4677
The Pier Bar, located overlooking Cairns Marina, offers a wide range of wines and beers, as well as quality spirits and liquers, cocktails and rtds.

P.J. O'BRIEN
87 Lake Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4031 5333
P.J. O'Brien offers someting unique. It is located in Cairns city centre and is a must stop for whoever is looking for fun and entertainment. P.J. O'Brien has different themed nights every night of the weeks and some of them are unmissable.

RATTLE 'n' HUM
65-67 The Esplanade, Cairns
Phone (07) 4031 3011
Located on the Esplanade, this popular cafe and bar has a distinctive tropical appeal. With a varied but reasonable priced a la carte menu, Rattle 'n' Hum is open from 11.30am till midnight seven days a week.

RHINO BAR
24 Shields Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4031 5305
Rhino Bar specialises in themed nights, mostly for the backpacker looking for fun.

SALT HOUSE RESTAURANT AND BAR
Marina Point, 6/2 Pierpoint Road, Cairns
Phone (07) 4041 7733 / Fax (07) 4041 5444
With two distinctly contrasting bars, Salt House offers a space that is glamorous, funky, chilled-out, progressive, stylish, calming, lively and welcoming all at once. Salt House is heavily focussed on providing an atmosphere that can be enjoyed by locals and visitors to Cairns.

SHENANNIGANS
48-50 Spence Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4051 2490
A great Irish pub, and proud to be the only Cairns city pub with a beer garden.

SIX DEGREES BAR & LOUNGE
34 The Esplanade, Cairns
Phone (07) 4050 2000 / Fax (07) 4050 2001
Six Degrees' signature vodka-based cocktail are delicious, as well as their Chocolate Fondue with fruits and sweets. This Cairns bar overlooks Trinity Inlet in Cairns.

THE CROWN PUB
Corner Grafton and Sheilds Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4051 1806
The Crown Pub, an old Australian hotel, has been transformed into Cairns newest pub, selling terrific meals at pub prices.

THE LOUNGE
24 Shields Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4031 6304
Open from 6pm till late every night, The Lounge is the ideal venue in Cairns. Featuring an extensive Cocktail menu, with funky music in the background and changing colours, The Lounge promises to be one of the trendiest nightspots in town.

THE WOOLSHED
24 Shields Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4031 6304
The ideal location attracts thousands of 'ready to party' backpackers every week. Quality food at budget prices, social interaction, prize give-aways and the best mix of dance, party and alternative music that guarantees a great night out for all.

VELVET UNDERGROUND
The Reef Hotel Casino, 38-41 Wharf Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4031 3373
Velvet Undergorund has become the home of dance in Cairns, playing music ranging from funky, electro and all types of dance music. Different bands perform every week.

WESTCOURT TAVERN
200 Aumuller Street, Cairns
Phone (07) 4051 3277
Westcourt Tavern offers themed nights every night of the week.


Salt House Bar and Restaurant

Cairns attracts millions of visitors every year, and there's entertainment to suit everybody's taste and budget.



Cairns nightlife, in Far North Queensland, is thriving with band performances, disco parties, djs playing life, pubs, bars and more.

Cairns boast some very good nightclubs, such as Soho and Freakquency, where backpackers and travellers into house music will have a great time.