7 best bars on the Capricorn Coast

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Looking for great spots to enjoy your cocktails on a warm sunny afternoon? Discover 7 of the best bars and eateries on the Capricorn Coast… these are our recommended venues where you can relax, unwind, sip a cocktail and enjoy your holiday in Yeppoon’s coastal town.

There’s no shortage of things to do on the Capricorn Coast. Whether you’re winding down or starting your day with a holiday cocktail, it’s always good to know where best to go. It’s time to raise your glass as we’ve rounded up some of the best bars on the Capricorn Coast just for you!

Stay over at Villa Mar Colina and enjoy the relaxing vibes from sun up to sundown, and find amazing spots within the coastal town while you’re staying with us. Enjoy a cocktail (or six!) and you won’t have to worry about a thing… Consider Villa Mar Colina as your second home on the coast.

Planning an exciting bar-hopping evening with your friends? Perhaps you’re looking for the perfect spot to enjoy some drinks with your special someone? Here’s our rundown of the 6 best bars on the Capricorn Coast.

1. Rocks Bar and Restaurant

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Nestled alongside the Yeppoon Lagoon is The Rocks Bar and Café. Here you can expect the best views in town, amazing food that caters to everyone’s tastebuds, and of course, delicious cocktails that get you in the perfect holiday vibe.

With breathtaking views and an expansive lagoon where you can swim and enjoy the warm weather, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy your cocktails. It offers cool vibes and an Insta-friendly beach backdrop, sipping an afternoon away with delish cocktails with an array to choose from.

For more information, visit: https://www.therocksyeppoon.com.au/

2. The Strand Hotel

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Dubbed as “the best oceanfront pub in Central Queensland,” there’s so much to love about this favourite go-to spot for a cold beer, a scrumptious cocktail, and delicious eats to go with your top tipples.

The Strand Hotel Yeppoon, or simply ‘The Strand’ as patrons call it, has been part of the local bar scene for over 60 years. Fancy a cold beer, a delicious lunch or dinner, or are you planning to host a fabulous get-together for family, friends or work colleagues? This is the place to go!

One reason we place this in our best bars on the Capricorn Coast list is because of its entertainment, offering live music every Friday and Saturday night from 9 pm onwards. Conveniently located on Anzac Parade, right opposite Keppel Bay, you still get the ultimate outdoor beach vibes to go perfectly with your cocktails.

Find out more: https://thestrandyeppoon.com.au/

3. The Alley

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The best transition you can find from coffee to cocktail in a split second is in The Alley. It is indeed “an oasis” found in the heart of Yeppoon. This place has got to be on our best bars on the Capricorn Coast list for its laid-back casual vibe, with freshly-made food and delectable booze to match.

Formerly known as “Pie Alley Blues,” The Alley is another local favourite, with its historical building that once housed Yeppoon’s iconic bakery and late-night alley, where owners Ben and Leah Crowley first met. Keeping some of its previous character, The Alley serves breakfast from 6:30 am and transitions into a bar until late, seven days a week.

Find out more: https://www.capricorntavern.com.au/

4. Vue Wine Bar

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Located right at the heart of Yeppoon’s bustling downtown Capricorn Coast, Vue definitely makes our list of the top bars in Yeppoon.

Directly across from the beach, it’s a great spot to unwind for some sunset cocktails amidst its contemporary atmosphere.

Vue is the perfect choice for a midday bite or a delicious dinner. Open from 11 am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and 3 pm from Tuesday to Thursday, you can plan for a weekend lunch and / or weekday dinner feast.

Dine indoors, relax in the casual bar seating, or enjoy the tables outdoors where you have full sea breeze access.

Expect a classy, modern and bold menu, described as “the future of modern Australian cuisine,” that’s surely palatable and exciting.

Best of all 3 pm-5 pm is happy hour at Vue, get yourself a great spot, settle in, relax and enjoy the sunset.

Find out more about the Vue Wine Bar

5. Waterfront Seafood Bar and Grill

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The Waterfront Seafood Bar and Grill is known for revolutionizing the way people eat and enjoy food. We take pride in our ability to discover the most unique flavours from around the world and share them with the Yeppoon area.

Find out more about The Waterfront

6. Alfie’s

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Alfie’s is Yeppoon’s newest micro-bakery and sandwich deli.

A great spot to pick up a sandwich or baked treat, and also indulge in a fabulous cocktail, ice-cold beer or glass of wine.

Find out more about Alfie’s

7. Waterline Restaurant Keppel Bay Marina

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If you want to sit close to the sea to enjoy afternoon or evening cocktails, then the Waterline Restaurant is a fantastic option.

As a past “Winner of the Queensland Tourism Restaurant of the Year,” this establishment offers fantastic drinks, wonderful food, a great atmosphere and impeccable service.

Boasting the friendliest and most welcoming staff, you’ll feel right at home at the Waterline. Located at Keppel Bay Marina, their produce is fresh and local. The beef dishes are a must-try, as the owner of Waterline also owns a cattle farm… talk about fresh and premium beef!

Find out more about The Waterline

Explore and Relax

We’ve listed out the best bars on the Capricorn Coast for you, but there’s so much more to do and so many places to explore! Spend a week or more on the coast and you’ll never grow tired of the options you have for restaurants, bars, and activities to enjoy with your family and friends!

You won’t have to worry about accommodation as Villa Mar Colina has different rooms well-suited for couples, friends and a big family. It’s your home away from home!

Enjoy sundowners, refreshing cocktails in your favourite bar, and know you’ll come home to the cozy space that Villa Mar Colina offers.

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