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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
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06:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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Caloundra, Australia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is always busy. Very good for a drink and share plates with friends. Food is good and well priced. Drinks price is reasonable. Straight across the road from the beach, so the view is fantastic.

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Thank Chilli62
Snowtown, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Partner and I stayed just around corner and were intrigued with menu. Had 2 share plates which were absolutely delicious. Staff were friendly, courteous and very obliging. Will recommend to friends 👍

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Thank ianhillard
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to eat for the first time at the Drift Bar on a Sunday. It wasn't overly busy, but the young guy on the floor was already seemingly unmotivated with his job. We ordered some kids meals and a main and the kids meals came out but no main meal. After 10 minutes I had to go inside the... More 

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Thank Kim A
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I were in Caloundra for a bay at the beach and meet up with some friends for lunch. We ended up at the strip beneath Rumba resort and stumbled across a sign that said iced latte. As we are regular coffee drinkers and hadn't had a coffee for the day, as well as a screaming 10 month... More 

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Thank Joel D
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Very thick chicken breast for the chicken parmy and fish was a little rubbery and so small for the price. Salad was a few bita of cabbage and lettuce.... chips were probably the best part of the meal.

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Thank Amy S
Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Have been walking past here all week. So was excited to have dinner here always have a few people having a drink and some live music. I had he pasta which was terrible, actually has three spoonfuls and left the rest! My husband had the very overpriced steak which again was pretty crappy! Terrible service, miserable staff that look like... More 

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Thank KatrinaS335
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We are frequent local customers who love nothing more than coming down to chill out and grab a bite to eat on a Friday night whenever work rosters allow it. However last week when I went to get my all time favourite pork belly spring rolls I was told that the menu had changed 2 weeks ago. So disappointing as... More 

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Thank Jo J
Dalby Australia
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103 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went here to celebrate a birthday and the atmosphere was very good. The staff were friendly and the food was great.

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Thank Ampster
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Just what you need on holiday - somewhere you can go and just enjoy a glass of wine and the stunning view. Excellent wines you just can't buy anywhere. Great relaxed vibe too.

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Thank Skippett
Mackay, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Fantastic food with the most amazing garlic aioli sauce I have ever tasted. Outdoor seating area provided a great view while still being protected from the wind.

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Thank Staceyncrew2017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian, Grill, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, 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
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 00:00
Monday
06:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 00:00
Thursday
06:00 - 00:00
Friday
06:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Caloundra, Australia
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?