Join us as we explore the many happy hour deals that promise to make your summer evenings even more memorable. Whether you’re a local seeking new haunts or a visitor eager to discover the Gold Coast’s social pulse, we’ve curated a list of the hottest spots where you can sip, savour, and soak in the essence of summer.

1. The Arc

Gold Coast Happy Hour deals include pizza, wings and fries at The Arc
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Location: Shop 3-4, 28 Chairlift Ave, Nobby Beach

Step into the Arc’s Golden Hours every weekday from 2 pm to 6 pm, where happiness meets unbeatable deals. Choose from 6 pizzas for just $12 each, perfectly complemented by a refreshing $6 Arc Lager. Dive into sophistication with $6 wines or choose from exquisite $12 cocktails, including the Lychee & Peach Martini, Pineapple Martini, or the playful Bubblegum Martini. And for those craving something savory, indulge in $12 1kg Wings, available in Sticky Maple BBQ, Plain and Crispy, or with Frank’s Hot Sauce and Blue Cheese.

Distance to Budds In Surfers: These irresistible deals are only 7.6km from Budds.

2. El Camino Cantina

Backpackers enjoying happy hour drinks at El Camino Cantina
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Location: 3 Oracle Blvd, Broadbeach

Introducing El Cam Hour, where the fiesta never stops, and the deals are as outrageous as they come! From 4 pm to 6 pm, prepare your taste buds for a dance of flavours from Monday through Friday. Enjoy a smooth $12 Cadillac Rita or the timeless notes of our $10 Classic Rita. Dive into an ice-cold beer for just $8 or savour quality wines at $7 per glass. But that’s not all – get ready for the showstoppers! Our $5 wing baskets, iconic guac and chips for $5, and mouthwatering tacos at only $5 each will leave you doing a happy taco dance in no time. Join us at El Cam Hour for a Tex-Mex experience where the memories flow like our Ritas. Limited tables are available, so reserve your spot now and dive into a world of mischievous flavour together.

Distance to Budds In Surfers: Keep it local with this fiesta, only 1.3km from Budds.

3. Stingray Lounge

Taco Tuesday happy hours at Stingray Lounge, Surfers Paradise
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Location: 7 Staghorn Ave Surfers Paradise

Elevate your Tuesday evenings with a touch of class at Stingray Lounge during Taco Tuesdays, running from 5 pm to 10 pm. Indulge in the sophistication of $3 tacos paired perfectly with $10 cocktail specials featuring everyone’s favourite – margaritas. For a refined Thursday experience, join us for Tequila Thursdays, where tequila starts from just $15, accompanied by an additional treat of $10 quesadillas. Join us at Stingray Lounge for an upscale and flavourful midweek escape.

Distance to Budds In Surfers: Just 0.5km from Budds, a quick walk will get you to the Stingray Lounge.

4. Mecca Bah

Happy Hour drinks at Mecca Bah
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Location: 3 Oracle Blvd, Broadbeach

Enjoy $5 selected drinks every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday from 3 pm to 6 pm and on Saturdays from 3 pm to 5 pm. Extend the evening and make it a night to remember by lingering for dinner after indulging in some fantastic beverages. It’s the perfect recipe for a memorable and pocket-friendly experience.

Distance to Budds In Surfers: This Broadbeach location is 4.4km from Budds in Surfers.

5. Bine Bar & Dining

Four backpackers enjoying happy hour drinks at Bine
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Location: 1/28 Chairlift Ave, Nobbys Beach

Enjoy the daily beer bonanza with $5 craft beers from 4 pm to 6 pm. Elevate your happy hour delight by adding delectable 50-cent wings to your order. And on Thursdays, don’t miss out on the $15 parmi and paddle special, where you can savour five beers while relishing your favourite dinner option. Cheers to a happy hour filled with craft brews and delicious bites at Bine!

Distance to Budds In Surfers: A quick drive down the Gold Coast Highway will get you to Bine in just 7.6km.


From the laid-back sophistication of El Cam Hour to the unbeatable Golden Hours at the Arc, these destinations promise refreshing libations that perfectly encapsulate the essence of summer. Whether you’re sipping on craft beers at Bine, enjoying a touch of class at Stingray Lounge, or exploring Tex-Mex goodness during El Cam Hour, each spot offers a unique atmosphere and a chance to create lasting memories with friends.

So, gather your crew, chase the sun, and make the most of these happy hour havens on the Gold Coast. Cheers to summer, cheers to unforgettable moments, and cheers to the perfect blend of sunsets and sips!