Townsville Night Life
Townsville happens to be the largest tropical city in Australia. Along with the title of North Queensland’s largest community comes lofty expectations regarding the city’s lifestyle and leisure offerings.
While the region is recognised for its natural beauty and proximity to one of our nation’s most precious natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef, Townsville is also earning a well-deserved reputation as the norths ‘after dark’ capital.
Townsville is home to a diverse range of bar, pubs, microbrewery and nightclub experiences, celebrating everything from trendy hole in the wall whisky dens, rowdy Irish pub haunts to heaving club dance floors. The city offers something for everyone, with many establishments hosting patrons through to the early hours of the morn. If you can’t find a watering hole to accommodate your inclinations in Townsville, there’s something seriously wrong.
Townsville offers locals and visitors a great night out, with the city boasting some of the chicest nightclubs, pubs and bars in the entire country. North Queenslanders are known for their easy-going manner and sense of adventure, which is reflected in many of the after dark venues across Townsville.
Favourite local haunts include The Brewery, Rambutan, The Heritage Exchange, Shaw & Co, The Ville Casino Resort, The TapHouse, Flynn’s Irish Pub, The Australian Hotel, Mad Cow Tavern, Tiny Mountain Brewery, The Wild Goose, Hooch and Fellow, the list goes on and on.
The cool of the early evening is celebrated in Townsville, with many locals heading to one of the large selection of roof top bars and outdoor venues to quench their thirst after a long day. The city also celebrates a vibrant and enthusiastic live music scene, from small intimate venues to larger concert halls usually hosting gigs at the the back end of the week.
Pubs & Clubs
Largely based around Flinders Street, Townsville’s nightlife is lively, exciting and friendly, all the while maintaining a very easygoing, Queensland atmosphere. Whether you are after a high class cocktail, a beautiful sunset view or a serious party vibe, Townsville has something for you when the sun goes down. Many of the city’s late night venues call Flinders Street home, icluding the renowned Mad Cow Tavern, 237 Flinders, Townsville Brewery, Molly Malones, FLNDRS Bar & Nightclub, and the Heritage Exchange. If you are looking for a little more subdued atmosphere, Hooch and Fellow, Ranbutan or one of the various establishments in Flinders Lane will be more to your taste.
A number of Townsville’s most popular after dark venues are located along the iconic ‘Strand’ shorefront, taking advantage of the intoxicating ocean vistas and cooling sea breeze. Join the throng of early evening partygoers who flock to this part of the city to commence their evenings. You will find an abundance of cocktail and dining options to choose from, including the iconic Seaview Hotel (pictured below), The Watermark, Anelay, Shorehouse, C Bar, and Longboards Bar & Grill, amongst others. The Strand is the ideal location to grab a front row seat to one of the region’s most breathtaking attractions, its postcard sunsets.
The Ville Resort – Casino
The Ville Resort–Casino is superbly located on the breakwater boasting a variety of accommodation rooms overlooking either Magnetic Island and the Coral Sea, or the marina and city. The Ville Resort–Casino has just completed a $43 million redevelopment, transforming Townsville’s iconic hotel and casino into a luxury resort and premier entertainment destination.
The resort is also home to the region’s only licensed casino. Try your luck at The Ville Resort-Casino with 370 gaming machines, daily promotions and over 20 table games.
The property features 194 hotel rooms showcasing unique tropical North Queensland styling; a luxurious infinity edge resort pool with swim-up bar; six exciting restaurants and bars; and state-of-the-art functions spaces. The Ville Resort-Casino is also planning a new $80m hotel project adjacent to the current property.
The Ville, as it is affectionately referred to by locals, offers a great night out with the option to stay and play.