Founded by a motley crew of Gold Coast locals including international DJs Paul Fisher, Brooke Evers and Tigerlilly, surfers Laura Enever and Nikki Van Dijk, celebrity chef Hayden Quinn, as well as hospitality heavyweights, Billy and Jackie Cross, Hard FIZZ is the by-product of the founders’ collective experience across music, surf, culture and booze internationally – so suffice to say they’ve got some big things brewing for the brand’s newly unveiled FIZZ HQ. The new tipple temple is perched on Hibiscus Haven, in between Paddock Bakery and Common Ground (next door to Miami Smash Repairs) and is being hailed the world’s first immersive seltzer brewery. On the taps, sippers can expect a rotating series of FIZZ flavours such as pineapple and agave as well as orange and mango (including some that are not available to the retail market) alongside a selection of local craft brews and artisan spirit distillers. There’s also a tantalising turquoise-hued FIZZ flavoured cocktail collab with Mr Consistent as well as ‘Fizz Bowls’, which are probably meant for sharing but we’re not here to judge. As for the fare, think light and cheerful – poke bowls and bao buns, as well as shared platters to graze while you sip. Let’s get fizzy.