Airlie Beach Nightclubs 

From the moment you step foot in Airlie beach, you can feel the hum of a good time. This Vibrant waterside town is not only a gateway to the iconic Great Barrier Reef it’s also the doorway to a big night out. Often referred to as the party capital of Queensland, there is everything from backpacker hostels to fully equipped licensed bars and nightclubs. Every night of the week, every week of the year you are guaranteed to find a bustling venue offering good tunes, cold beer and cheap prices. Here’s a round up of some of the best offerings. 


Magnums Bar

Just like the dessert, Magnum’s is an absolute cheeky treat. The main street joint has a large patio seating area, gaming lounge, pool table and massive beer garden. The infectious atmosphere attracts live gigs, foam parties and plenty of good banter. This is where you’ll need to go if you’re wanting to meet some locals, bump into that guy you met on your sailing trip a few years ago or have a chin wag with lads from across the globe. 

Magnums Bar – 366 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach 4802


Paddy’s Shenanigans 

Everyone knows that the Irish are the King’s of having a good time, so lucky for you Airlie is home to one of the best Irish pubs on offer. Paddy’s is the perfect mix of live music, comfy seating and open dance floors. With their signature drink being the Nashy (alcoholic cider, vodka and Redbull), Paddy’s isn’t for the faint hearted. 

Paddy’s Shenanigans – 352 Shute Harbour Road Airlie Beach 4802



Boaty’s is the new kid on the block but it certainly packs a punch. It’s the perfect place to kick back and relax under an umbrella, with a cold beer in one hand and a fresh oyster in the other. The vibe is a little more low-key than some of the other venues but is a nice way to set yourself up for a big night to follow. We suggest frequenting Paddy’s on a sunny Whitsunday afternoon… which is pretty much any afternoon.  

Boaty’s – 336 Shute Harbour Road Airlie Beach 4802



You’ve just wrapped up a huge day on the water. The boys are all sunburnt to a crisp and dying for a cold bevvie. Beaches is where every post-boat trip party should begin. It’s a bar, bistro and hostel rolled into one, meaning you couldn’t really miss the purple and green club if you tried. This joint is popular with locals and tourists, and the pool tables, live music and gaming rooms means there is something for everyone. Beaches starts packing out just after dinner but the only thing putting an end to your night will be the sunrise. 

Beaches – 356 Shute Harbour Road Airlie Beach 4802


BOOM Nightclub

Located in the heart of Airlie Beach, BOOM Nightclub packs just as much punch as the name would suggest. Fitted out with state of the art sound and lighting equipment, the after dark hotspot also has killer decor to match. These guys are the experts when it comes to having a good time and have even got some special deals up their sleeves for any Bucks groups.

BOOM Nightclub – Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach 4802


Mama Africa Bar and Nightclub

The team at Mama Africa Bar and Nightclub pride themselves on their friendly staff and exotic theme. With the promise of a relaxing and fun night out with the boys, you might get distracted by the somewhat quirky challenge on offer – find the three hippopotamuses hidden around the club. We can’t confirm what the prize for completing the task is, but you’re sure to have a groovy time trying to find out. 

Mama Africa Bar and Nightclub – Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach 4802


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