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Drift Bar

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30 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5438 2611
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible11%
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“burger” (13 reviews)
“wedges” (4 reviews)
“bruschetta” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Grill, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
30 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago

No service, no atmosphere, no staff nothing! $40 for 2 coffees and 1 x poached eggs and 1 x bacon and eggs. There was 1 table of 4 and then the manager and his sister in law with her kids waiting for the wife to...More

Thank Rocky S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took family for a drink and some dinner. Staff were inattentive but quite friendly. They were so slow and forgot one meal. Food is very very ordinary. Don’t bother eating there. Just a drink and snack.

Thank Ianpet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on for a drink and stayed for lunch. The location is great and the staff were friendly and attentive. We had the Rib Rack (which was not only huge but brilliant, and the sauce was incredible.For $27 will definitely be back for it that...More

Thank LauraUK87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in yesterday afternoon Sunday to have a drink with a friend the bar overlooks the river. they had a two-piece band on the inside.. glass wine very nice...

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for a holiday and was really looking forward to checking out this bar. It was the WORST service I have ever received. The staff were so rude. The attitude was appalling and the management was horrible I would never go back. For such a...More

Thank Casey-Jane M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the 'must do' bar. Cheap drinks, live music, great spot for a Sunday sesh with friends. Can sit overlooking the water, people watch, enjoy some yum food and soak up the vibes.

Thank Lynette F
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Went for dinner on a Saturday night. Food did come out in a reasonable time but was over cooked dry fish & dry chicken parmi. There were a couple of Gluten Free options but that's all. Service was friendly and polite but really didn't want...More

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Have had a many a wonderful lunch, dinner, snacks while watching over the passage. Has easily held the title of best bar in Caloundra for years........but now, alas, it has gone down the pan. Last two visits will be the last visits unless there is...More

Thank Annabella L
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Ordered lunch for family at bar, waited 45min, asked how long it would be and order wasnt put in to kitchen. I understand these things happen however i have a problem with the lack of awareness of staff, there were only 3 other tables waiting...More

Thank omorganv
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

This bar is a really great place to sit sip a beverage and watch the world go by. The coffee is great and the beer is cold. Great views, great service. Can be tough to get a table!

Thank Mark T
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Questions & Answers
4 December 2016|
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Response from Gillie G | Reviewed this property |
Nice casual wear... no togs!!
2 July 2016|
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Response from Julie D | Reviewed this property |
No, it is a licenced bar
9 July 2015|
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Response from ShaneH31 | Property representative |
Ray We sure do. 12 beers on tap with another 30 by the bottle. We will have something you will enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Bar, Pub, Australian, Grill, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
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06:00 - 00:00
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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
  • E-mail
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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