Best of the gold coast_ best drinks and places to enjoy them in 2016 _ gold coast bulletin

“We also like to see what we can get away with — serving a cocktail that reflects a smoking bong, sourced from Nimbin, is definitely taking things to the next level.

“With our ode to rock only music at House of Brews we drew inspiration from the Jimmy Henrdrix song, Purple Haze — which we felt was a fitting name for this cocktail.”

“People love watching it being served and once the cocktail hits the table we find most people are already phone in hand, capturing it on their social media.

Being tasty is no accident, with the House of Brews cocktail team putting in plenty of effort to ensure the Purple Haze tastes as fun as it looks.


“This cocktail had to be fun, drinkable all year round but also needed a perfect balance of flavours that would impress even the most critical of cocktail connoisseurs,” Damien said.

“We also use a combination of St Germain elderflower liqueur, cloudy apple juice, grape juice, lime juice, orgeat syrup and rhubarb bitters and finish it off with frozen purple grapes, fresh rosemary and dry ice.”

Topping the best bar list after just 18 months in business is a testament to owners Scott Ackland and Nathan Claridge’s travels and a wealth of experience in drinking. Home decor ideas pinterest diy “Nathan and I met in Canada 10 years ago. Home decoration ideas india We were working in funky bars and joking around saying we would open our own bar and restaurant one day,” Ackland says. Decoration home magazine “Last year we decided to make our dream a reality and make it the best of the best. Home decor ideas tumblr We went all around Europe, Asia and the US finding ideas from the best of the restaurants and bars in the world to bring them all into one to create Ultra Lounge Bar and Cafe.” The idea was to emulate the best places they’d been to and combine them into one cool joint, and so Ultra was born. Home decoration tips india “We wanted to have an awesome spot where we could attract people of all ages and different ideas of a night out,” Ackland says. Interior design home remodeling “You can come for an amazing dinner and cocktails before heading out to the nightclubs or come for a romantic candlelit dinner have some tapas and enjoy one of our hand-picked wines. Home interior decorating books You can bring the family and enjoy a meal while listening to the band play some beats or come down with the girls or the lads and book one of our private areas out with bottle service and VIP treatment.” While the food has gained a cult following, Ackland and Claridge make sure everything behind the bar has the Ultra touch to it, including their own brewed beer on tap. Interior home decorating styles “The Ultra cocktail list has been drawn up based on some award-winning cocktails from around the world with the Ultra touch while still providing affordable prices to suit everyone,” he says. Homemade things for decoration “We have picked a few different tapas we tried in Spain, New York and France and recreated them using the best produce Australia has got. Home decoration photos india “We wanted to make sure we looked after the local community so we made sure our prices were not at all inflated and we always look after the locals.” media_camera Damien Kanaghines and his brothers own House of Brews in Surfers Paradise. Home interior design hall Pic by Luke Marsden.

The Bedroom has a few iconic features behind it, from the old beds that have made a comeback since they were a part of the furniture a decade ago to the free cheeseburgers on Sunday promotion.

“The cheeseburgers were pretty much just because my father loves cheeseburgers and wanted everyone to be able to eat cheeseburgers in the club,” he laughs.

Over the years as Vanity and The Bedroom, the Orchid Ave underground nightclub has partied with celebrities such as Delta Goodrem, Calvin Harris, Skrillex and Justin Bieber attending.

I reckon the reason we’ve done so well is the staff, you won’t find better staff anywhere.” media_camera The bar at the Underground Nightclub in Surfers Paradise. Home interior decoration photos Photo: Jason O’Brien

10 Love Nightlife, Broadbeach MILKSHAKES media_camera Paul, Ruby, Hayley and Jennifer Mason of Salty Groms with one of the awesome shakes. Interior home decor accessories Pic John Gass