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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 center hosts all manner of performing arts, including theater, dance, and concerts. There’s also an outdoor amphitheater, 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 theater 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