Some have said Gold Coast is Australia’s best-kept secret, but we think the word is out. People across the globe know this is one of the best-looking cities in the hemisphere. Of course, the beaches and hinterland are nice, but we’re talking about our women. There's no better way to enjoy Queensland than by indulging in Gold Coast hookups.
When we’re looking for a casual affair, our first move is usually to whip out our phone. Gold Coast hookup sites and apps are abundant and easy. It’s too bad many of them are laughably useless. You have to be careful or you’ll waste a lot of time and money. The same could be said of the local nightlife. We love all this city has to offer, but some bars are so dead, it feels like drinking in Tallebudgera.
The fact is, from Southport to Tweeds Head, there are plenty of ways to get your rocks off. You just need to know where – and how – to look. That’s why, with local help, we assembled this list of the best Gold Coast hookup bars, sites and apps. In a city of more than 600,000 residents, why are you wasting so much time alone?
Keep reading and you won’t have to. In the comments, let us know your favourite ways to get laid and if we’ve missed any good options.
This city will drive you nuts if you can’t get laid; there are too many attractive people around. Stay sane with this list of the best Gold Coast hookup apps, sites and bars.
Among the many restaurants, bars and attractions of Surfers Paradise, there is the Voco Hotel. Like any fine, upscale hotel, this location has a variety of restaurants and bars. For the purposes of Gold Coast hookups, the most enjoyable is Social House. This bar lounge is, as its name suggests, all about socializing with beautiful people.
You can come for a meal, chat with friends on comfortable couches or drink at the bar. Either way, you’ll be right in the heart of the city and surrounded by attractive locals and tourists. Bring a date, or just come solo and see what happens. Then, if you do make a connection, what do you know? You’re in a hotel already. Isn’t that convenient?
There are a lot of apps and sites out there that promise adult fun. Most try to build an audience by promising the world. In our experience, these kinds of sites and apps spread themselves too thin and rarely deliver. When you’re looking for Gold Coast hookups, stick with the site that keeps it simple: Adult FriendFinder.
In our yearly list of the best hookup apps and sites, AFF rarely faces any competition. This website has been around for more than a decade and has truly perfected its game. While apps have come and gone, AFF has remained strong, delivering an unmatched browser experience for phones and computers. And every user is there for the same reason: getting laid.
On AFF, you’ll find sexual companions of every type. Whatever you’re into, this site can make it possible. That’s especially great if you don’t have traditionally great looks. Physical attractiveness isn’t the only thing that matters. There’s also a huge range of ages, with the widest group for men and women being people in their thirties.
There just isn't a better way for most guys to actually find hookups that we've found.
As a result of the eclectic user base, AFF has an unheard-of 90 million+ users around the globe. Its search function, with categories like location, cup size and kinks, makes it simple to find your ideal match. It’s plenty popular around the world, but locally, there are no better Gold Coast hookup sites. That’s why most users say they would choose Adult FriendFinder over any other site or app. When you know what you want, AFF is the perfect way to find it.
It might seem like a silly name but Moobar is anything but frivolous when it comes to drinks. It’s listed as a wine bar and has an impressive list of reds and whites from around the world. But it’s also got so much more to offer, including a full bar and finely crafted cocktails. If you enjoy a drink, you should be enjoying it here.
Connected to the Moo Moo Restaurant, Moobar caters to everyone in Gold Coast. Diners stop in for a drink before their meal while local businesspeople meet colleagues after work. It’s also a great place to bring a visitor or a date, especially if you can get a window seat. Does it get any more sensual than watching the sunset with a beautiful companion?
Something about the Australian sun keeps women looking amazing. Sure, college students are cute, but for the best sex of your life, you want a cougar. We’re talking about women 35 and up who are looking for younger lovers (or older men who can keep up with them). Here in Gold Coast, there’s no better way to make your sexual dreams come true than Cougar Life.
As the easiest and highest-quality app of its kind, Cougar Life is a sensation. It’s got more than seven million users around the world and that number’s only growing. With its dedication to helping guys and older women meet, this app has to be tried. You can find someone looking to hook up tonight and you’ll be alerted when someone views your profile. There’s a reason Cougar Life tops our annual review of cougar apps and sites year after year.
Cougar Life is also one of the most successful Gold Coast hookup sites because women love it. Once they’re in their mid-to-late-thirties, getting laid can be a bit more work. Waiting at the bar to be hit on is time-consuming and expensive. Plus, there’s a stigma around older women pursuing younger guys. They are judged when they make an approach, risking rejection and humiliation. On Cougar Life, everyone knows what they’re after, so no one feels awkward or uncomfortable.
To be clear, Cougar Life is for everyone. While younger guys love it, men of all ages find their experienced sexual partners with this app. At whatever age you are, if making the first approach – in person or online – scares you, we can help. We offer a course on dating women over 30 that will boost your confidence. Afterward, download Cougar Life and find out what people all over Gold Coast already know: sex gets better with age.
Coffee houses and cafés have become the standard alternative to hanging out a bar. You can still sip a drink and have a conversation without yelling over crowds or music. Better still, you almost never walk out of a café having spent three times as much as you intended. Next time you’re looking to meet someone new, we suggest going for espresso.
Quest Coffee are serious coffee connoisseurs who have a café on James Street. It’s a small location with cosy seating inside and out. That’s what makes it perfect for meeting a date or getting to know someone new. It’s rarely crowded and the baristas won’t rush you. If the bar scene is getting a little tired for you, change up your routine. You’ll be glad you did (and your date will be, too).
Speaking of cougars, if you are looking to meet one in person, we recommend Stingray in the QT hotel. This Surfers Paradise lounge is a classy, stylish bar with a Mexican flavour and a sophisticated atmosphere. They serve a delicious menu and fantastic cocktails, perfect for a woman of taste who knows what she likes.
When you're looking for more discreet hookups it helps to be near a hotel. If you have roommates or aren't super proud of your flat this can be a great alternative.
Do be aware that this isn’t a lounge for boardshorts or ripped jeans. This bar expects its clientele to dress to impress. We get that everyone likes to get dressed up when going out. That said, sometimes you need to step out of your routine and put in a little extra effort. The women at Stingray will appreciate it, and isn’t that what counts most?
It’s safe to say we haven’t listed every possible option for Gold Coast hookups. If you have an insatiable hunger, keep on reading for more possibilities.
In Australia, it’s hard to find a more beautiful patch of paradise than Gold Coast. If you are looking for a change of scenery without losing the beachy fun, try Aloha. This bar and eatery brings the tropical pleasures and style of Hawaii to our shores. Its decorations are tiki-themed, its drinks are umbrella-adorned and its vibe is pure enjoyment.
Aloha doesn’t have the sophisticated style of other cocktail lounges, which is entirely the point. Not every night out needs to be about proving how cool and cocktail-savvy you are. Most of our favourite Gold Coast hookups came about because we were just having a good time. So, order yourself a Voodoo Guru and loosen up.
All the coeds at Bond University and Griffith University know about Tinder. This app has greater name recognition among Gen Z than Scott Morrison. Millennials used to be just as obsessed with Tinder when it first came out in 2012. Times have changed, though, and most just find it frustrating these days. So, what happened?
Nothing, really. Tinder has always been the shallowest of the hookup apps. For that same reason, it’s also the app with one of the strictest unofficial age limits. Between the ages of 18 and 28, the good times keeping coming on Tinder. Once you hit your thirties, though, those matches and messages become far less frequent. It’s a tough world out there but that’s just how it is.
On Tinder, matches and regular Gold Coast hookups usually only happen for the top 10-15% of male users in terms of looks. If you don’t have those Thor looks, Tinder is going to be kind of depressing. If you are sporting a six-pack and a great smile, though, Tinder is amazing. You’ll be getting laid left and right, sometimes at the same time.
For women, Tinder is a fair bit easier. As long as you’re moderately attractive, you’ll get matches. If you’re as hot as Margot Robbie, it’ll probably be more attention than you can handle. The most attractive women on Tinder rarely ever respond to messages. The compliments are enough for them.
Even while the makers of Tinder are shifting their focus to dating and relationships, its reputation is set in stone. If you’re very attractive, this will be your favourite of all the Gold Coast hookup apps. If you’re not, well, the photos are nice to look at.
Few things unify people in this country like our love of beer. We will use any excuse to get together for a brew and a day with friends. Birthdays, graduations, new jobs, new shoes; it doesn’t matter, we’ll drink to it. That’s why we love our beer gardens. We can drink all day and enjoy great company (and food).
Now, if there’s one country that loves beer as much as us, it’s Germany. It’s fitting, then, that our favourite beer garden in the city is The Bavarians in Broadbeach. Serving up amazing German food with vast steins of beer, it’s essentially heaven on earth. Meet a beautiful frau here and make it the perfect day.
Hooking up doesn’t just have to happen after the night at the bar. It’s not like you’re only horny at two in the morning (we know we aren’t). If you’ve mastered your technique and you know how to approach a beautiful stranger, you can do it anywhere. For instance, have you ever initiated a hookup at the grocery store?
The next time you’re running errands at Friendly Grocer, pay attention. It’s not just fruit and Vegemite in those aisles. Beautiful women are all around and they get the urge for a midday quickie just like you. If you know how to approach – calm, confident and unaggressive – your to-do list could have a new item. Now that’s a productive day.
Gold Coast hookup bars come in all styles. We enjoy lounges and we enjoy theme bars, so we’re pretty happy to recommend one that mixes both. Suga, on the Gold Coast Highway, is a cocktail lounge with a focus on rum-based concoctions. It’s also a speakeasy-style bar with a distinctive New Orleans vibe. You’ll feel like you’ve time travelled to get there.
Suga is an intimate bar where couples get close and strangers become friends. Come for the exotic mix of old- and new-world cocktails, stay for the atmosphere. The cool, wooden décor and live music make it feel like something out of a movie. When you’re out on the town and looking to have a night of horizontal fun, stop into Suga. It’ll sate your sweet tooth and leave you satisfied.