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Coastal Cocktails: 5 Venues to Soak Up the Sun


Immerse yourself in the refreshing allure of Coastal Cocktails, inspired by the vibrant energy of Australia's iconic coastlines. Dive into a world where the salty breeze meets innovative mixology, crafting an exquisite array of drinks that embody the spirit of waterfront dining.

From sun-kissed citrus to the deep, mysterious flavours of the ocean's bounty, each cocktail tells a story of adventure, relaxation and the pure joy of life by the sea. Whether you're a connoisseur of the classic or a seeker of the novel, these venues offer a sophisticated exploration of flavours that promise to elevate your moments of leisure and celebration.


Lady Of St Kilda - St Kilda, Vic

Nestled in the heart of St Kilda, the Lady Of St Kilda bar is a beacon of nocturnal elegance, drawing in night owls with its sophisticated charm and an ambient setting that mirrors the serene beauty of its coastal namesake. With its dimly lit interiors and plush seating, the atmosphere is an ode to the sultry, mysterious essence of the sea at night, making it the perfect escape for those seeking refuge in the embrace of late-night libations.

Coastal Cocktails: 5 Venues to Soak Up the Sun

While at Lady of St Kilda, it is hard to go past an Espresso Martini, a concoction that promises to enliven the senses and rejuvenate the spirit. Crafted with a masterful blend of premium coffee and vodka, this cocktail is a smooth, velvety delight that echoes the invigorating essence of the Australian coastline. Its popularity is a testament to the bar's commitment to excellence and innovation in mixology, ensuring that each sip is a journey of discovery.

The Prickly Piñata – Cotton Tree, Qld

The Prickly Piñata brings a splash of Mexican flair to Australia's Sunshine Coast, serving up a vibrant array of flavours in a setting that's as lively and colourful as the cocktails it crafts. This fresh Mexican cantina, with its bright decor and open, airy space, perfectly captures the laid-back, festive spirit of coastal living, inviting guests to unwind and indulge in a taste of tropical paradise.

Coastal Cocktails: 5 Venues to Soak Up the Sun

Central to The Prickly Pinata's cocktail menu is the traditional Margarita, a timeless classic that epitomises the essence of Mexican mixology. Crafted with precision and passion, this cocktail combines El Jimador Tequila, Triple Sec and freshly squeezed lime juice to create a harmonious blend of flavours that's both refreshing and invigorating. The crisp tartness of the lime balances the smooth warmth of the tequila, while the Triple Sec adds a subtle sweetness, making it a quintessential choice for those looking to immerse themselves in the authentic taste of coastal cuisine.

Elements Seafood Grillhouse - Millers Point, NSW

Perched at the cusp of Sydney's vibrant harbour, Elements Seafood Grillhouse emerges as an elegant retreat, where the majestic allure of the ocean meets the pinnacle of culinary innovation. The restaurant is enveloped in a sophisticated ambience, characterised by its sleek, modern design and breathtaking views of Sydney's waters. This setting is not just a backdrop but a vital component of the dining experience, transforming each meal into a visual spectacle as grand as its flavours. Here, seafood transcends its role as mere fare to become a celebration of the ocean's boundless gifts.

Coastal Cocktails: 5 Venues to Soak Up the Sun

Among its treasure trove of culinary delights, the Boozy Chocolate cocktail emerges as a beacon of Elements' inventive spirit. This sumptuous concoction, with its rich blend of Baileys, tequila, white chocolate liqueur, chocolate syrup and milk, offers a luxurious escape to indulgence. The drink is like a warm embrace, enveloping the senses in a velvety cocoon reminiscent of cosy evenings beside a beachside bonfire. It stands as a lavish endnote to the culinary symphony at Elements, encapsulating the warmth, richness and profound depth of coastal nights in Sydney's Millers Point.

Seafire On The Marina - Glenelg, SA

At the edge of Glenelg's vibrant marina, Seafire On The Marina ignites the senses with its dynamic approach to coastal dining and mixology. This venue is a celebration of life by the water, combining breathtaking views with a menu that's as daring as it is delicious. Its outdoor terrace, overlooking the marina, provides the perfect backdrop for sipping cocktails as the sun dips below the horizon, painting the sky in hues of fire and gold.

Coastal Cocktails: 5 Venues to Soak Up the Sun

Seafire's cocktail list highlights a carefully curated collection of house creations, among which the Seafire Dragon, Golden Hour and Cherry Bomb shine the brightest. These cocktails are a kaleidoscope of flavours, each with its own character and story, reflecting the diverse beauty of Australia's coastal regions, making Seafire On The Marina a must-visit destination for cocktail aficionados.

The Boat Shed – Cotton Tree, Qld

Overlooking the tranquil waters of the Sunshine Coast, The Boat Shed stands as a testament to Queensland’s pristine beauty. The venue's panoramic views and elegant, nautical-themed decor offer a serene backdrop for savouring the finest in coastal mixology. Its spacious deck, bathed in the glow of sunset, offers a picturesque setting for evening cocktails, capturing the essence of the sea's ever-changing moods.

Coastal Cocktails: 5 Venues to Soak Up the Sun

The Lemon Meringue Martini is a signature masterpiece, a confluence of vanilla vodka, Galliano, limoncello, lemon juice, passionfruit and egg white. This cocktail is a harmonious blend of tart and sweet, with a frothy top layer that evokes the softness of sea foam. Each sip is a celebration of the coastal landscape, making it a must-try for those seeking to immerse themselves in the flavours of the region.

Featured Locations

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Elements Seafood Grillhouse

Discover Sydney’s premium seafood experience along with fine wines and artisan cocktails at Elements Seafood Grillhouse on Hickson Road in Millers Point. Perched on the pier, this iconic heritage v...

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The Boat Shed

Casual coastal dining overlooking the Maroochy River awaits at The Boat Shed on The Esplanade in Cotton Tree. With sunset views and a contemporary menu, this Sunshine Cost restaurant is the ideal s...

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The Prickly Pinata

Fresh, flavourful, festive and fun, find Mexican with a twist on the plate at The Prickly Pinata on The Esplanade in Cotton Tree. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, this Sunshine Coast din...

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Seafire On The Marina

Savour a delicious meal with family and friends while taking in stunning waterfront views at Seafire on the Marina on Holdfast Promenade in Glenelg. This Adelaide dining destination is located on t...

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