Best Cocktail Spots in Cairns

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by Hertz AU - 21 July 2017

Planning a night out in Cairns? Finding your way around a new city can be tricky – but we’ve done the legwork for you. Add these top cocktail spots to your list:

Three Wolves

Find your way down the red brick laneway to the comfy surrounds of the Three Wolves cocktail bar, founded by three gentlemen with a real passion for a well- crafted drink. Focusing on top shelf ingredients and presenting classics with their own special twist, this is a place you can enjoy all your favourites and make some new discoveries.

Lilo Bar

Attached to the Rydges Plaza, this bright and airy bar offers tapas and cocktails in elegant surroundings. Situated on the third floor, the views are spectacular and the fitout bar includes lots of comfy couches to lounge in while you enjoy your drink.

NOA Eat Drink Share

Well known as a great restaurant, this is a fantastic place to take a seat at the bar and sample the cocktail menu. The Salted Caramel Espresso Martini is a delightful new version of a true classic that is well worth a try. Your designated driver will also have a great time sampling the bartender’s special menu of home-made sodas.


The casino can always be trusted to have a great bar or two, and for cocktails, BAR36 is the place to go. Local musicians provide live acoustic music every night during the week that add to the relaxed and sophisticated vibe. BAR36 transforms into a nightclub on Friday and Saturday nights, perfect for those looking for a bigger night out in Cairns.

The Cotton Club

This intimate cocktail and dance venue has an impressive menu of their own original cocktails to sample along with all the usual suspects. Try a Hendricks Iced Tea, or if you have a group take advantage of their cocktails by the jug – the Elderflower Cointreau Fizz is a local favourite.