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Drift Bar

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Bar, Pub, Australian, Grill, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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30 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5438 2611
06:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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Caloundra, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If your looking for a Relaxing way to start your Day you cant beat Breakfast / Brunch at Drift. Friendly Staff, Fantastic Food and Coffee and a Spectacular View of Bribe island, Golden Beach and the Ocean. Also if you are a bit more energetic, drop back in the evening for a Cold drink, Hot food and excellent entertainment. Drift... More 

Thank Terrywcole
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting family and staying around the corner from Drift so was handy to walk down to. Pleasantly surprised at how good the meal was for the price. There is no table service so you have to chose your meal and order at the bar which isn't a big deal. Three of our group were served their meals and... More 

Thank Julie B
Newcastle, Australia
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

staff are fantastic - all work really hard - the place is the best bar in Caloundra - right on the Espalnade. Food is OK without being the main reason to go there. A really great vibe with the best Whisky Sour in Oz.

Thank zenon88
Buderim, Queensland, Australia
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner and drinks on Friday night with friends. Food and cocktails were great. Service quick. The atmosphere was electric and there were all ages this night we went. It was very busy but we got a table in the dinning area as there was no tables left near the live music playing area. There were also dining... More 

Thank Amanda P
Caloundra, Australia
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95 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caught up with a couple of mates at Drift recently, just for a beer or two and we decided to try their nibbles. They are part of what they call their Light Food Selections. We ordered the Spicy Wings, Calamari, Pork Belly Spring Rolls and the Pork Ribs. Very tasty. They didn’t last long. I noticed there’s also salads, toasties... More 

1 Thank Aussiewoz
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great location to sit and watch the world go by when you are at an outside table. Nice water and sunset views too. The range of drinks is good and the food is quite nice however the service could be so much better. We have been here on a number of occasions when the staff have been rude or... More 

Thank Kerry S
Highfields, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food and beer, live music and a great view. Enjoyed immensly. Very popular happy hour with locals and tourists alike.

Thank haganhome1
Darwin, Australia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed it - bit quirky, great beer selection and good fresh and well cooked. Staff very friendly and happy and look like they love doing what they do - quite refreshing

Thank amgood2015
Georgetown nsw
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Dropped by for a meal and cocktail. Weren't disappointed. The bruschetta is great value and the Espresso Martini Yum!!! Enjoyable experience.

Thank Donna W
Red Rock, Australia
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Just had a beer, but a nice spot for a light lunch. Right on the beach , great for families too! Good views.

Thank 23caroline62

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Bar, Pub, Australian, Grill, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Caloundra
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5438 2611
Drift has the best views on the Coast across Pumicestone Passage. Live music Tuesday-Sunday creates the perfect atmosphere to enjoy craft beer and even craftier food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?