Nightlife in Cairns

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Nightlife in Cairns

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  • Natalie H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Its a really great place with a great cheap steak (: probs my favourite pub in Cairns as a visitor.
    Written January 3, 2024
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  • Bruce Williams
    Brisbane, Australia181 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We met friends here after work for some pre dinner drinks. The decor was funky and the house music was really good, I even downloaded it from Spotify. The girls had a couple of different cocktails each and I tried a few of the local beers. The staff are good fun and really engaging, great spot.
    Written January 6, 2024
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  • Sarah J
    Cairns, Australia6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing atmosphere, feels like a cosy old fashioned library. Impressive wine menu and friendly hospitality.
    Written December 15, 2023
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  • NJA_7
    London, UK1,000 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    On our first day in Cairns, we were looking for somewhere to have a couple of drinks and also some food when we discovered the Downunder Bar.

    I think this has to be the first bar that I have ever been in that has free pool.

    There was a good selection of drinks and food available.

    I ordered the pepperoni pizza and I must confess that I was quite impressed with the size and quality.

    The pub was frequented by friendly people that stopped to have a chat with us.

    I would recommend a visit.
    Written December 27, 2022
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  • Nikki M
    Sydney, Australia17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great coffee and an excellent spicy chai. Such a good selection of coffees to choose from and lovely, friendly staff.
    Written August 31, 2022
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  • Tony W
    Darwin, Australia2,379 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A good experience. Great place to watch all sports and enjoy a drink and quality well priced food. Service was very good. It’s worth a visit.
    Written January 11, 2022
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  • finesilver
    Denver, CO2,354 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place has two rooms, the restaurant is downstairs and upstairs in the club. I was there two weeks ago and was underwhelmed. First, there is a long line to get in, since the place is so popular. They card everyone and if you are from the states, they take your ID and enter it into their computer before they let you in. There is a AUD$7 cover per person to even get in. Once in, you go upstairs and the place is packed. The night I was there, there was a DJ just playing tunes, the place is loud, just a bunch of people hanging out, some dancing in the area where the tables are, some just around the club. Not particularly entertaining or fun, not nearly as good as the tourbooks said or some of the tourists too. Plus, If you are over 25, maybe 30, the scene may not make any sense at all to you.

    It may be one of two or three clubs in town, but to me was surely lacking in every way.

    Service was overworked and frankly not particularly friendly at the bars and at the entrance.
    Written December 6, 2017
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  • Komang S
    Townsville, Australia5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tao Karaoke is the place to have party or just to relax your mind with few song and a bit dancing accompanied with delicious foods and good selection of beverages also friendly staff and very reasonable price
    Written December 17, 2018
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  • JOHN B
    Thornlands, Australia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited this hotel for a beer and a meal whilst on my holidays here in cairns. Tyla the lovely lady behind the bar was very friendly and courteous. The beer was cold and the meal was fantastic as well.i also met the lovely family who run this place.a lovely place with a very relaxed atmosphere.
    Written May 1, 2019
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  • Sander v
    Geldermalsen, The Netherlands53 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    if you like soccer and follow rugby a lot then this bar is a great opportunity to don't miss any sport so go for it and let surprise you with a nice beer
    Written November 25, 2014
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  • Florida K
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience was delight and best troop was good enough enjoyed it all the tours and best and would recommend to anyone
    Written March 6, 2023
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  • William D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome time with a group of mates and snapper. Were able to pick us up and take us into town. 1 free drink each club, plus vip entry. Best value for money experience, can’t wait to go back out again
    Written February 6, 2023
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  • Kazbar1981
    Kewarra Beach, Australia109 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Serious safety incident
    Sexist security guards.

    If you are a woman, having a good time - don’t go here. It’s ok for men to runaround like lunatics, but If a woman does 10-50% of what a man does - you are asked to leave because you are “too intoxicated”. The security here are from the 1980s; and it’s so disrespectful to be kicked out while all the sleezy guys are still on the dance floor with nothing being done and grabbing your arse.

    Absolutely zero stars - if I could!
    Written July 1, 2022
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  • chrishobby
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had a wonderful time being taken around to some of Cairns' finest bars with Jane and Helen. They were both very accommodating and interesting to talk to as well. I got to see a side of Cairns that I had never experienced before, even though I've lived in Cairns my whole life! Cannot recommend highly enough.
    Written January 6, 2020
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