Bottomless brunches, neon parties and killer Sunday sessions – what’s on at Southport Sharks this summer
It’s that time of year – the sun is shining, we’re all getting into the festive spirit(s) and being out and about is far more appealing than sitting on the couch all weekend. If you’re looking at your social calendar for December and want to inject some live music and long, boozy brunches into the mix – and also balance it out with some yoga and wellness – we’d suggest taking a peek at what’s on at Southport Sharks this month. We’ve handpicked five of our favourite summer events to get you into the spirit – iCalendars at the ready!
Christmas Bottomless Brunch, Saturday December 14
Bringing together two of our all-time favourite things, Christmas and day drinking, Aviary Rooftop Bar is hosting a glorious Christmas-themed Bottomless Brunch on Saturday December 14 complete with Christmas-themed pizzas, live acoustic music and free-flowing Prosecco to give you all of the festive feels. What’s a Christmas-themed pizza you ask? Think turkey, cranberry, double brie, butternut and sage alongside maple-glazed ham, prosciutto, scamorza, oregano and pine kernels. In addition to pizza, there will be brunch platters brimming with all of your festive favourites including brekky sliders, yoghurt jars, bircher muesli pots, Belgian waffles and fresh fruit. Wash it down with a prosecco, wine or beer but if you’re feeling adventurous, get creative and customise your own spritz with a selection of 21 different Mount Tamborine Distillery liqueurs and fruity garnishes. Keen? Head here to book.
Neon Palms New Year’s Eve, Tuesday December 31
With 2019 disappearing faster than free snacks in the lunch room, it’s time to turn your attention to New Year’s Eve festivities before the craziness of Christmas takes over. This year, free yourself from the hustle and ring in the decade perched high on the rooftop at Aviary Rooftop Bar. The chic venue will embrace Miami vibes for a spectacular Neon Palms party complete with live DJ spinning tunes and when the clock strikes midnight, you’ll be perfectly placed to enjoy 180-degree views over the Gold Coast skyline. The bar will be whipping up tantalising Miami-inspired cocktails for the evening and if you fancy a bite, tuck into a woodfired Italian pizza or take a peek at the tapas menu. The best part? Early bird tickets are only $10 and include a complimentary welcome drink on arrival and they are available now! For details and bookings, head here.
New Year’s Eve at Cabana Bar & Lounge, Tuesday December 31
Not into the fancy NYE food and drinks packages? Cabana Bar & Lounge is throwing a laid-back New Year’s Eve bash for those who prefer a more chilled night out. Gather your friends and soak up the party vibes from your own open-air cabana with cocktails and tasty seasonal tapas, while a live DJ sets the tone for the night ahead. The best part? Entry is free! Just pay for your food and drinks. There are five private cabanas you can book if you do want to up the ante – the cost is $200, which is redeemable on food and drinks! Keen? Jump here for more information.
Family Christmas Night, Sunday December 22
It will be a not-so-silent night at Southport Sharks on Sunday December 22 as the kids roll in for Christmas Family Night! The lead up to Christmas is always a little bit hectic so sometimes it’s nice to spend some quality time with friends and family before the big day and what better way to do that than with a bountiful buffet brimming with all of your festive favourites.There will be carollers on hand to spread some Christmas cheer and there will be live entertainment from LOL Crew, the Grinch and Fideous the Frog on the main stage to keep the kids amused. Scoot to the Sharks website for more.
Summer Sunday Sessions at Aviary, throughout December
If you’re keen to soak up the afternoon sunshine with a cocktail in hand, then you’ll want to head along to the Sunday Sessions at Aviary Rooftop Bar. The rooftop soiree is held every single Sunday from midday and runs through to 10:00 pm for the late-night revellers. Kick back and enjoy live tunes from a killer line-up of local artists!
Here’s the line-up for December:
November 24 – Benny Hanna – Feel good vibes with looping
December 1 – Paris Lane – Urban pop covers
December 8 – Benny Hanna – Feel good vibes with looping
December 15 – Eleea Navarro – Natural talent with a gift for songwriting
December 22 – Liv Heyer – Multi-talented singer/songwriter guitar, ukulele and piano
December 29 – Chloe Behrens – Angelic voice with guitar backing.
Bonus round! If you venture out there this Saturday November 23, you’ll catch the action-packed final of the National Esports League!
This article was produced in conjunction with our great friends at Southport Sharks.