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Nightlife in Noosa - What to Do When the Sun Goes Down

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Nightlife is Noosa tends to be as relaxed and chilled as its coastal landscape. Several beaches host an outdoor bar on the sand, and many restaurants morph into cocktails bars once the last coffees are ordered. For those looking to kick on, a handful of nightclubs and live music venues can be found in and around Noosa Heads.

Hastings Street Nights


Nocturnal entertainment on bustling Hastings Street focuses on its thriving restaurant scene. Many venues double as bars, and lots have attractive outdoor terraces. Hastings Street is an ideal location to while away the evening hours over a few drinks with your vacation buddies.


Cafe Le Monde


One of the longest running restaurants in Noosa, Cafe Le Monde is the perfect spot for a late-night drink. It also hosts live music - from jazz to funk - from Thursday to Saturday nights.


52 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads QLD 4567Tel: +61 7 5449 2366


Cafe Le Monde website


Rolling Rock Nightclub


A fixture on Hastings Street since 1990, Rolling Rock Nightclub offers a mix of live rock and club beats.


18 Hastings Street, Noosa Heads QLD 4567. Tel: +61 7 5447 2255


Rolling Rock Nightclub website

Evenings in Noosa Heads


Wander off Hastings Street and you'll find a smattering of other, quieter, bars and restaurants in the surrounding streets.


Ricky's River Bar & Restaurant


A restaurant situated right on Noosa River and serving cuisine prepared from local produce, you can enjoy tapas and cocktails at the bar late into the evening.


2 Quamby Place, Noosa Heads QLD 4567. Tel: +61 7 5447 2455


Ricky's River Bar & Restaurant website


Noosa Reef Hotel


A seafood restaurant with views of Laguna Bay, the Noosa Reef Hotel hosts Flanagan's Irish Bar on its lower level. On Friday and Saturday nights the pub transforms into the Soda nightclub.


19 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads QLD 4567. Tel: +61 7 5430 7500


Noosa Reef Hotel website


Entertainment on Sunshine Beach


When the sun goes down, don't overlook Sunshine Beach to the east of Noosa Heads. In addition to the local lifesaver's club, there are also several restaurants and bars where you can take in views of the surf.


Sunshine Beach Surf Life Saving Club


Run by local lifesavers and situated right on the sand, the Sunshine Beach Surf Life Saving Club is open late for drinks. It also sees live music on Sundays, with free entry for everyone.


Duke St, Sunshine Beach QLD 4567. Tel: +61 7 5447 5491


Sunshine Beach Surf Life Saving Club website


Embassy XO


This spot for modern Asian cuisine also hosts the XO lounge bar. There is a mini balcony that offers glimpses of the ocean, plus a wide selection of wine and cocktails on offer.


Corner of Duke and Bryan Streets, Sunshine Beach QLD 4567. Tel: +61 7 5455 4460


Embassy XO website


Music festivals in Noosa


Noosa has a handful of yearly culture and music festivals. The Noosa Jazz Festival occurs during the 1st weekend of September, drawing in some of Australia's best live talent and set against the backdrop of the Noosa River. The Noosa Long Weekend Festival is a cultural extravaganza that takes place over 2 weeks in July. Expect an assortment of music, dance, theatre, literature, food, and visual arts.


Noosa Jazz Festival


A spring jazz festival that draws some of the country's best talent to the Noosa riverside.


Various locations. Tel: + 61 7 5471 3613


Noosa Jazz Festival website


Noosa Long Weekend Festival


A jam-packed July culturefest with music, dance, and more.


Various locations. Tel: + 61 7 5474 2544


Noosa Long Weekend Festival website