Meet Bruce, Currumbin’s easy, breezy beachside bar with a big personality
Picture this – a cool ocean breeze, laid-back vibes and a menu filled with mouth-watering bites and refreshing drinks, this is Bruce. Nestled along Pacific Parade in Currumbin, the relaxed neighbourhood noshery is the handiwork of Elizabeth Ennis (Barefoot Currumbin and Barefoot Palm Beach) and has been winning over southern Gold Coast locals with its trifecta of brews, chews and that unmistakable Currumbin view since opening in March. Here’s everything you need to know about Bruce …
A hint of salt in the air makes dining (and drinking) infinitely more enjoyable, that’s just a fact (according to us, anyway). If you are nodding in agreement at that sentiment, we’re going to go out on a limb and suggest you and Bruce will get along perfectly. Described as Barefoot Barista’s wild younger brother, the suburb’s newest beachside locale isn’t just a bar or a place to eat; it’s a state of mind. A perpetual invitation to embrace that ‘holiday mode mentality’ when you’ve got nowhere to be other than right where you are, with a beer (or margarita) in one hand and some snacks in the other. Speaking of, Bruce’s menu meanders from bites of Korean-fried cauliflower, Byron Bay burrata, Szechwan squid and beef cheek braised in shiraz.
As for the drinks, Bruce has you covered there too with a local-centric selection of craft brews from Currumbin Valley Brewing, Black Hops and Lacey’s Lager on tap alongside a clutch of wines and cocktails. Tequila lovers will be in a happy place with the One Inch Punch (1800 Coconut tequila, lime juice, chilli and agave) or the aptly named The Almighty (Tromba tequila, Cointreau, watermelon, mint and lime juice), which is available frozen or on the rocks. Another thing you need to know about Bruce is that he has impeccable taste in music, with the eclectic playlists ranging from Afro jungle beats to one that just features a suggestive mushroom emoji. If you’re all about groovy tunes, delectable treats, and craft beers, then Bruce is definitely your scene. To sweeten the deal there’s a daily special from 3:00–5:00 pm featuring $1 gyoza paired with your choice of drink. One last thing to know about Bruce is that there’s no reservations, just come as you are and pull up a table.
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