Airlie Beach Battle Of The Bands Music Festival Heats at The Avenue

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Airlie Beach Battle Of The Bands Music Festival Heats at The Avenue

The Avenue this year will be hosting the Gold Coast heats for the Airlie Beach Battle of the Bands music Festival.

Gold Coast really brings it when it comes to competing for a post to go Airlie Beach Festival Of Music's Passport To Airlie! Over 20 bands come together to bring you live and glorious original music in effort to get them to the Music Festival in tropical paradise. Invite anyone you know in band that does original music to ENTER NOW!

4 Heats 5, 12, 19 and 26 August
2 Semi-Finals 2 & 9 Sept
I GRAND FINAL 16th September 
AND ALL OF IT AMAZING TO SEE!

The winner of the Grand Final in Airlie Beach will be invited back the following year to perform on the Main Stage in the Big Tent at the Airlie Beach Festival and will receive 4 nights accommodation and VIP festival passes.

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Dragalicious at The Avenue

Dragalicious at The Avenue

DRAG QUEENS TAKE OVER THE AVENUE FOR AN ELECTRIC NIGHT OF GLAM AND GLITTER!

Step into the Glamorous world of DRAG right here in Surfers Paradise with DRAGALICOUS!

Starring the "Three Legged Beauty", NATASHA ST JAMES & "The Gender Bender", TERRY DAKTYL who will be serving up a blend of cheeky risque comedy numbers, captivating costumes and high energy performances that will illuminate and delight their audiences. 

COME AND TAKE A JOURNEY INTO THE FUN & COLOURFUL LIFE OF DRAG.

$25 OPTION
INCLUDES ENTRY AND 1ST DRINK, BEER, WINE, BUBBLY, BASIC SPIRITS & SOFT DRINKS

$40 OPTION
INCLUDES 2 COURSE MEAL, ENTRY AND 1ST DRINK, BEER, WINE, BUBBLY, BASIC SPIRITS & SOFT DRINKS
SEE YOU THERE!

Follow the link to purchase your tickets. Tickets will be available at the door and subject to availability!

Best Beer on Tap in Australia at The Avenue

Best Beer on Tap in Australia at The Avenue

Following the award from Carlton United Brewery for the best beer on tap in Australia 2017-2018, The Avenue has also just been awarded a Diners Choice Award in 2018 from Opentable.

Experience the brewery fresh tank beer at The Avenue, there is none better on tap in Australia.

      WEDNESDAY NIGHT COMEDY The Avenue | February 7 | 7:30pm  The Avenue is proud to have Dilruk Jayasinha return on Wednesday for his 2nd show.  Due to a sell out crowd last week at The Avenue with Dilruk's first show, at The popular Stand Up Comedy venue in Surfers Paradise, Dilruk is back. Book yourself in early as this next show will also book out very quickly once the word is out of his return to The Avenue.  Another week of laughs is upon us with Dilruk Jayasinha (Utopia, Cram, ABC, HYBPA?) hitting the stage once again with a new lot of jokes, gearing up for comedy festival season, with Gold Coast favourite Steve Allison hosting the show! Book your table early and reserve your seat for Wednesday Night Comedy at The Avenue - (07) 5592 1678.  Hailing from Sri Lanka, Dilruk relocated to Melbourne to attend university. Having completed a degree in accounting, he started working for one of the “Big Four.” However, after performing at an open mic night in 2010, that all changed… In a bittersweet turn of events, Dilruk was unceremoniously fired from his accounting job at the same time his comedy career was taking shape. Just as Dil had, it turns out his managers had noticed that his heart lay elsewhere. Dil is now a regular on the comedy scene around Melbourne and with a reputation for consistently nailing his shows, Dil has been invited to perform all over the country as well as internationally and in 2017 he completely sold out his run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his brand new show The Art of the Dil. Dilruk has recorded an hour long special for the ABC and is a regular on Network Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? he’s also appeared at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Just for Laughs festival. Dilruk has also just scored his own TV show as team captain on brand new panel show CRAM for Network Ten alongside fellow team captain Virginia Gay and host, Peter Helliar, not to mention becoming a regular, acting in ABC TV’s award winning Utopia.  Steve Allison is a legendary funnyman and a comedian who smashes every gig he does! A Palm Beach local with decades of comedy experience under his belt, Steve leaves audiences around the country doubled over in laughter. Steve's sometimes crass, always hilarious observations and outlandish tales leave every room in hysterics. He's a favourite all around Australia and we are thrilled to have him with us for the show!  We're bringing the laughs to The Avenue, every week from 7:30pm! With huge lineups and some of the best comedians from around the country and abroad, prepare your stomach muscles to see some of the best, all for free in Surfers Paradise - we can't wait to see you there!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT COMEDY
The Avenue | February 7 | 7:30pm

The Avenue is proud to have Dilruk Jayasinha return on Wednesday for his 2nd show.

Due to a sell out crowd last week at The Avenue with Dilruk's first show, at The popular Stand Up Comedy venue in Surfers Paradise, Dilruk is back. Book yourself in early as this next show will also book out very quickly once the word is out of his return to The Avenue.

Another week of laughs is upon us with Dilruk Jayasinha (Utopia, Cram, ABC, HYBPA?) hitting the stage once again with a new lot of jokes, gearing up for comedy festival season, with Gold Coast favourite Steve Allison hosting the show! Book your table early and reserve your seat for Wednesday Night Comedy at The Avenue - (07) 5592 1678.

Hailing from Sri Lanka, Dilruk relocated to Melbourne to attend university. Having completed a degree in accounting, he started working for one of the “Big Four.” However, after performing at an open mic night in 2010, that all changed… In a bittersweet turn of events, Dilruk was unceremoniously fired from his accounting job at the same time his comedy career was taking shape. Just as Dil had, it turns out his managers had noticed that his heart lay elsewhere. Dil is now a regular on the comedy scene around Melbourne and with a reputation for consistently nailing his shows, Dil has been invited to perform all over the country as well as internationally and in 2017 he completely sold out his run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival with his brand new show The Art of the Dil. Dilruk has recorded an hour long special for the ABC and is a regular on Network Ten’s Have You Been Paying Attention? he’s also appeared at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Just for Laughs festival. Dilruk has also just scored his own TV show as team captain on brand new panel show CRAM for Network Ten alongside fellow team captain Virginia Gay and host, Peter Helliar, not to mention becoming a regular, acting in ABC TV’s award winning Utopia.

Steve Allison is a legendary funnyman and a comedian who smashes every gig he does! A Palm Beach local with decades of comedy experience under his belt, Steve leaves audiences around the country doubled over in laughter. Steve's sometimes crass, always hilarious observations and outlandish tales leave every room in hysterics. He's a favourite all around Australia and we are thrilled to have him with us for the show!

We're bringing the laughs to The Avenue, every week from 7:30pm! With huge lineups and some of the best comedians from around the country and abroad, prepare your stomach muscles to see some of the best, all for free in Surfers Paradise - we can't wait to see you there!

Super Bowl 2018 at The Avenue

Super Bowl 2018 at The Avenue

Super Bowl 2018 at The Avenue is shaping up to be another blockbuster.

Ever since hosting the Super Bowl at The Avenue 10 years ago for the first time, the popularity of the event gets bigger and bigger every year.

The doors open at 8.30 am at The Avenue on February 5th for Super Bowl.

There will be a number of promotion happening with Budweiser and Corrs being the main ones as well as a prize for best dressed on the day.

All American food menu with Hot Dogs, Buffalo Wings, Burgers, Poutine fries etc.

Large HD screen and it is all Live & Loud.

So grab a group of friends and join the fun for Super Bowl 2018 at The Avenue.

Make sure you book a table as this event fills up fast, 07 55 921 678.

Sax & Groove at The Avenue

Sax & Groove at The Avenue

The Avenue is proud to have performing every Tuesday night, the sophisticated sounds of Sax & Groove.

Gary is a highly sought-after full-time saxophonist from the Gold Coast where he has been based since 1998.  Gary performs extensively throughout the South-East Queensland region, in addition to having been recorded on over 50 studio and live albums to date. He has also performed internationally in locations including Bali, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Hawaii and throughout North America. Throughout his career, Gary has worked in a huge range of musical genres and ensembles from classical through to EDM, and has also been involved with a number of tribute shows for artists including Elton John, Billy Joel, INXS, Phil Collins and Dire Straits.

Funky-T is a Gold Coast based DJ with a penchant for infusing fun and live-elements into his sets, and an ability to both read, and work, any dance floor – Funky-T’s versatility and signature sound, has made him a sought after act, right across South East Queensland.

At the very core, sits a genuine passion for House music, and over 6 years of industry experience as a DJ, and event owner/promoter.unky-T’s impressive skillset at the helm of his fresh venture, he is continuing to forge a name synonymous with creating quality House-styled events – underpinned by a focus upon exposing local talent.

Join us at The Avenue for a evening of cool tunes and vibes.

Live Street Art Battle at The Avenue

Live Street Art Battle at The Avenue

As part of this years Sand Safari, The Avenue will have a Live Street Art Battle on the 18th of February starting at 3 pm as part of the official program.

Selected artists will be provided with a large canvas and will have 60 minutes in total to create their own work of art.

During the 60 minutes the audience will have the opportunity to walk around the beautiful venue of The Avenue Surfers Paradise and observe the artists at work. 

There will be live entertainment during the afternoon and on completion of the battle, all the art work will be auctioned off and all money raised from the sale of the art work will be donated to Second Chances.

Second Chances is determined to raise awareness and funds for The Common Good for their life saving research in heart transplant and assistive technology.

We hope you can join us at The Avenue Surfers Paradise for a afternoon of Art, Music & Fun.

Awarded Australia's Best Carlton on Tap

Awarded Australia's Best Carlton on Tap

At the end of 2017 The Avenue was awarded Australia's best Carlton Draught on tap, by CUB.

Every Pub in Australia pouring Carlton Draught from Carlton's new innovative copper tanks, were put through a number of different judging criteria, to determine which Pub has the best Carlton Draught on tap.

We are very pleased and honoured to announce that The Avenue was awarded the best Carlton Draught on tap in Australia by the experts from CUB.

There were a number of different criteria analysed in order reach this conclusion as to who in Australia was pouring the best Carlton Draught. The different categories included,                          * The cleanliness of the cool room                                                                                                          *  How clean the beer reticulation system was                                                                                      * How well maintained the beer reticulation system was                                                                      * How clean the beer lines were                                                                                                            * the condition of the glassware                                                                                                            * Lastly and most importantly for the customer, the taste and smell of the beer     

Stand Up Comedy at The Avenue

Stand Up Comedy at The Avenue

The Avenue will be hosting a heat for Melbourne's International Comedy festivals,  Raw Comedy 2018.

The event will be at The Avenue on February 20th 2018.

Raw Comedy is a National Open Mic Comedy competition and is Australia’s largest and most prestigious open mic competition!

With past competitors including Tom Ballard, Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Celia Pacquola and Luke McGregor, you can see that RAW Comedy really helps to strike that perfect comedy balance.

The Avenue also has it's own Stand Up Comedy Night which is proudly presented by Based Comedy and is on every Wednesday night from 7.30 pm.

Located right in the heart of Surfers Paradise the Avenue is your one stop Entertainment Party Zone. 

There is always something happening at The Avenue, with one of the most popular Restaurants located in Surfers Paradise, Entertainment nightly, Nightclub, Bar, Live Music and Comedy.

The Avenue has been the heart of Nightlife in Surfers Paradise since 1984 and combined with their new location directly across the road from their previous home at 3 Orchid Avenue Surfers Paradise, they will be around for a lot longer to come. The new state of the art venue has sent a new benchmark in Surfers and the popularity for this venue keeps reaching new heights.

So grab some friends and book a table for a Wednesday Comedy Night. You can dine and watch the show and have a whole lot of fun.

Contact us on 07 55 921 678 or email info@theave.com.au or book on our website at www.theavenuesurfer.com 

We look forward to sharing a laugh with you at The Avenue soon.

Melbourne Cup at The Avenue

Melbourne Cup at The Avenue

MELBOURNE CUP IS ALMOST HERE AND WE HAVE PLANNED THE SOIREE OF THE YEAR⠀
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On Tuesday the 7th November, we invite you to get fabulous and flamboyant with The Avenue⠀
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With a Drag Queen Show, fashion parade, sweeps, prizes for the most flamboyant and of course live screening of the race that stops the nation on our big screens, Melbourne Cup at The Avenue will be the place to be!⠀
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Enjoy champagne on arrival and a 3 course lunch for just $50 per person. Dress to impress and join in on the Race Day fun.

PLATTER AVE

PLATTER AVE

Introducing Platter Ave
Cheese is the glue that holds life together. Impeccable presentation meets quality produce and you have yourself Platter Ave. Our carefully curated gourmet grazing boards have landed at The Avenue to satisfy your platter needs. Featuring a selection of artisan cheeses, cured meats from our charcuterie cabinet, assortment of fruits, chocolates and chutneys and served with Aperol Spritz on the side.
Platter Ave is the perfect centerpiece for any occasion. Indulge with us for your birthday celebration, hen’s parties, and soirees or to reconnect with friends in style.
Our extravagant boards will excite the eye, satisfy the belly.
For just $30 per person inclusive of Aperol Spritz. Bookings Essential
Team Avenue

Live Jazz at The Avenue

Live Jazz at The Avenue

Sunday 20th August The Avenue will be hosting The Youngkeys Live from 3.00 pm for a Sunday afternoon to remember.

The Avenue is the heart of entertainment in Surfers Paradise and have done so since 1984.

At last the Jazz Quartet you’ve been waiting for…. The Youngkeys bring the joy of jazz to the Gold Coast, influenced by such great jazz pianists like Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett. Four amazing musicians bringing you their unique delivery of fabulous Jazz tunes such as ‘Autumn Leaves’ & ‘Summertime’, and from ‘Night & Day’ to ‘Moondance’ and much more music that will move you.

Music is what feelings sound like! Let The Youngkeys stir those feelings! “

Jazz is an attitude..a challenge to establishment…a different point of view…a portal of new discovery…a hybrid of all that has been, from Chopin to Jarrett, from jungle drums to theremin. It lives in the now and reaches for future collective consciousness without words in the universal language of vibrational energy”

      Join us on Sunday 27th of August for the fight of the century Live and Loud at The Avenue in the Backroom on the massive HD screen.  Straight after the fight Benny D Williams hits the stage to entertain your Sunday afternoon session with his cool and unique junkyard Soul music.

Join us on Sunday 27th of August for the fight of the century Live and Loud at The Avenue in the Backroom on the massive HD screen.

Straight after the fight Benny D Williams hits the stage to entertain your Sunday afternoon session with his cool and unique junkyard Soul music.

Free Stand Up Comedy every Wednesday Night

Free Stand Up Comedy every Wednesday Night

The Avenue Free Stand Up Comedy every Wednesday Night.

Join us every Wednesday night at The Avenue from 7:30pm for a night of laughs with huge lineups and some of the best comedians from around the country and abroad! We can't wait to see you there.

Be sure to make a Reservation, as the Wednesday Comedy has become very popular and books out each week.

Grab your friends and join us for a dinner and show.

The Backroom transforms into a Comedy Basement experience, where you can have dinner and watch the free show or just join us for drinks, either way remember to book.

We look forward to you joining us for a good belly laugh and loads of FUN !!!

The Avenue celebrating its 1st Birthday at the new location

The Avenue celebrating its 1st Birthday at the new location

The Avenue is Celebrating its 1st Birthday with a special guest appearance fro Jonny Sonic from The Potbelleez and a massive balloon drop with a $500 prize inside one of the balloons.

Jonny Sonic

DJ/Producer/Writer

He is the co-founder of dance music moguls The Potbelleez and signed to Hussle Records and Universal with hits

JUNKYARD

DONT HOLD BACK

ARE YOU WITH ME

FROM THE MUSIC

HELLO

SAVED IN A BOTTLE

SHOW ME WHERE YOUR LOVE IS

2 Time APRA SONG OF THE YEAR Winner and 7 Time ARIA Nominee.

With over 18 releases

5 X Platinum and 2 X Gold records.

Jonny Sonic has DJ'd/Played Live in every superclub and Festival Australia has had to offer with his bandmates in The Potbelleez.

#2 INTHEMIX DJ Awards.

JONNY SONIC is a 25 year music veteran and integral part of the growth and influence of the Australian Dance Music Industry.

Is there anybody out there feeling something?....

The Avenue always has something happening and has been at the forefront of Entertainment in Surfers Paradise since 1984.

 

Cocktail Creations

Cocktail Creations

Espresso Martinis seem to be the flavour of the year, with all venues creating their signature twist to the all-time 2016 favourite!  We've followed trend and offer a unique salted caramel blend, but we've been sworn to secrecy and won't be sharing our mixologist's secrets any time soon!

What's your favourite cocktail?  We've shaken and stirred thousands here at The Avenue and will share a couple of ideas so you can cement your status as the hostess with the mostess at your next soiree!

COINTREAUSEPTION
Chambord
Cointreau
Lychee
Fresh Lime
Cranberry

MOJITO
Bacardi
Mint
Fresh Lime
Sugar
Soda

CHLOE
Vodka
Chambord
Muddled strawberries
ime
 

 

 

 

The Backroom OFFICIALLY OPEN!

The Backroom OFFICIALLY OPEN!

If you've partied with us recently, you would have noticed that "The Backroom" is well lit and welcoming all and this Friday night we've got Celebrity DJ, Gemstar taking to the decks from 9.30pm to celebrate!

Did you know "The Backroom" hosts some of Gold Coast's favourite party bands on Thursday and Sunday nights?  Did you know it's host to special events such as comedy and poker nights and is available for hire for private functions?   It's stage also comes to life on Monday nights when Karin hosts Open Mic, with the invitation open to anyone who thinks they've got talent.

The entertainment options don't stop there, with solo singer/songwriters serving up tunes on Sunday afternoons in the front bar from 2.30pm.   Then there's Tuesday and Wednesday nights!  We didn't get named as one of the top five places to head out in Surfers Paradise for no reason!

DJ Gemstar will be performing every Friday night until the early hours of Saturday and she's got everyone's favourites on her playlist!  Get prepared to PARTY!

VIP Experience Avenue Style

VIP Experience Avenue Style

We had our first function in our VIP Penthouse suite on Saturday night and the pop of the champagne corks saw the party kick off with a bang! 

The space caters for a maximum of 30 people and is geared towards intimate group celebrations.   With the personalised bar service, quirky yet stylish surroundings, own bathroom facilities and VIP spiral staircase entry into our nightclub, our birthday girl's guests were impressed beyond belief. 

"The most extravagant party room I've ever laid eyes on and it's unbelievable that you don't charge a room hire fee," said one party goer.   There is no room hire fee for our function areas, but a minimum spend does apply....It won't break the budget though :)

It was grand final weekend, we had two birthday functions thrown in the mix and our venue was bursting at the seams!  

Celebrating a birthday or special occasion?  You won't beat The VIP Avenue Experience!  Check out our options on the functions page.

 

 

All about our TANKS!

All about our TANKS!

We wanted our beer to be as fresh as our new venue, so Brewery Fresh Carlton Draught Tank Beer was an obvious option to have on tap!

You can’t miss the polished copper tanks when walking through our doors.  Some patrons believe they’ve been purpose built as art pieces, others sit with questionable looks on their faces whilst trying to determine their purpose. 

Unpasteurised beer….the tanks are full of it!  Unlike other beers, it hasn’t been heated to 70 degrees during the brewing process, it’s decanted straight from the tank and transported in chilled delivery tankers straight from the brewery.  It's also designed to be consumed within 14 days of brewing....so we mean it when we say we've got the freshest beer in town!  (We must say we feel pretty damn special too, being one of only four places in Queensland selected to serve.)

So next time you're in, ask for a Carlton Draught coldie - you'll taste the difference!

NICE TO INSTA-MEET YOU!

NICE TO INSTA-MEET YOU!

We were lucky enough to be joined by leading foodie instagrammers and bloggers on Sunday and it was like watching the paparazzi at a Lady Gaga concert ... lights, camera and loads of action!

Coming in with absolutely no expectations and leaving with extremely high reviews of our food, service and sophisticated style, the crew chowed down to a smorgasbord of our tasty morsels.  On serving up all-time favourites like our crusted miso tuna and flashed calamari small plates, to the garlic lamb cutlets and crispy Asian pork belly "All About Me" larger plates, the cameras came out and the plates were poked, prodded and photographed.  A spectacle for us and all our dining on-lookers.  The highlight of the day had to be the whole lamb shoulder and the quirky presentation atop two tomato tins also didn't go unnoticed! 

Chef's gone troppo since the group's rave reviews and has decided to serve the lamb as a "Sunday Signature Special".  It's served for 2 or more with sides of potatoes, greens and salsa fresca for a bank balance friendly price of only $60!

And here you were thinking your days of grabbing a granny were gone!  Not for a few months of Sundays at least!   Hang her apron, chauffeur her into The Avenue and treat her to a family Sunday roast like no other!

Please just do us a favour.....hashtag those pics!  #theavenuesurfers #grannysrule