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Craft Beers, Cocktails, and a Night at the Casino - Townsville After Dark

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Townsville’s nocturnal scene is concentrated downtown around the restaurants and pubs on Flinders and Palmer Streets. There are earthy craft beers and smooth cocktails in historic pubs on offer, and live music and DJs keeping the energy flowing. If you’re feeling lucky, you can lay a bet at Jupiters Casino, and there are regular cultural and entertainment events at Riverway Arts Centre

Craft beers and custom cocktails


For a refined drinking experience head downtown to one of the gastropubs offering great food along with special beer and cocktail concoctions. The Brewery produces 6 of its own beers, ranging from “Belgian Blonde” to “Ned’s Red,” which you can enjoy in a rustic, cozy atmosphere. The Heritage Exchange has a cool, stylish vibe, and has a big choice of whiskeys, custom cocktails, and beers on tap, as well as enticing finger food.


The Brewery


As well as craft beers, The Brewery’s serves everything from pizzas and burgers to adventurous takes on steak and seafood.


252 Flinders St., Townsville QLD 4810Tel: +61 7 4724 2999


The Brewery website


Heritage Exchange


The Heritage Exchange is the place for a snifter of whiskey and gourmet pub food. Close by, it's sister bar The Old Favourite (137 Flinders Street) serves signature cocktails in a cool, urban setting.


151 Flinders St.,Townsville QLD 4810. Tel: +61 7 4724 1374


Heritage Exchange website

Live music in Townsville


Townsville’s premier concert hall is The Venue in Flinders Street - an elegant former brewery dating from 1895. You’ll find several pubs that offer live music most nights of the week, in a relaxed, convivial setting. Flynn’s Irish Bar has mainly acoustic acts to go with the Guinness. The Art Deco-style Seaview Hotel on The Strand is a mainstay of Townsville’s pub rock scene.


Flynn’s Irish Bar


Flynn’s also has karaoke nights, round-table Irish pool, and big-screen sports, as well as a huge choice of whiskies.


101 Flinders St., Townsville QLD 4810. Tel: +61 7 47211655


Flynn’s Irish Bar website


The Seaview Hotel


The Seaview has a bistro menu and an extensive wine list, as well as a cocktail bar, beer garden and a gaming room. Live acts happen Thursday to Sunday, and range from rock to reggae.


56 The Strand, Townsville QLD 4810. Tel: +61 7 4771 5005


The Seaview Hotel website


Casino and entertainment at Jupiters Hotel & Casino


Jupiters Townsville Hotel sits on the waterfront next to Breakwater Marina, and offers 3 restaurants and as many bars, including one at a palm-fringed pool. If you’re feeling lucky, the casino has more than 370 gaming machines and 20 table games. Jupiters also has a large ballroom hosting regular variety shows. The Lobby Bar and J Bar have live music most nights of the week.


Jupiters Townsville Hotel & Casino


Jupiters also has an outdoor stage and concert area catering to 2,000 people, and hosts big-name shows and concerts all year round.


Sir Leslie Thiess Drive, Townsville QLD 4810. Tel: +61 7 47 222 333


Jupiters Townsville Hotel & Casino website


Townsville's movies and performing arts


The Riverway Arts Centre is situated on the parkland walkway along the banks of the Ross River. The centre hosts all manner of performing arts, including theatre, dance, and concerts. There’s also an outdoor amphitheatre, formed by the roof of the Arts Centre, where festivals, concerts, and other events take place. Moviegoers will find 2 multi-screen cinemas in Townsville: Reading Cinemas Townsville at Willows Shoppingtown, and downtown’s Event Cinemas.


Riverway Arts Centre


Townsville's premier venue covers all bases in the performing arts. It's situated next door to Tony Ireland Stadium, where AFL football and cricket matches are played.


20 Village Boulevard, Thuringowa Central, Townsville QLD 4818. Tel: +61 7 4773 8888


Riverway Arts Centre website


Event Cinemas Townsville City


This film theatre shows mainstream and independent movies, and also hosts themed cycles, such as a Bollywood film festival.


Corner Sturt and Blackwood St., Townsville QLD 4810. Tel: +61 7 4771 4101


Event Cinemas Townsville City website