Bars in Cairns

Cairns nightlife

From lively backpacker bars to friendly corner pubs, Cairns is chock-full of places to grab a drink once the sun goes down. But with so many options to choose from, deciding where to go can be half the battle. Luckily, our guide to the best bars in Cairns will help you plan a perfect night out for you and your crew.

Cock & Bull

If you're looking to beat the heat, pop in to Cock & Bull for a cold one in their beer garden. After a round of drinks out back, head inside for a game of pool in the main bar or, if you're a footy fan, catch your team on one of the massive big screen TVs.

Cape York Hotel

For a sundowner in the city, head to the Cape York Hotel and kick back with a schooner on the veranda. Known for its old school charm, this country-style pub hosts a free barbeque every Sunday, with local bands playing crowd favourites until the sun goes down.

Dunwoody's Tavern

Just a short walk from the Esplanade, Dunwoody's Tavern is one of the busiest pubs in the area – and for good reason. Boasting a wide selection of tap beers, a cracking food menu and even a playground for the kids, this local institution has it all.

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