Cairns has plenty of after dark activities to appeal to all
kinds of visitors. With everything from chilled out lounges and
cocktail bars to pumping bars and clubs, visitors on holiday in
Cairns wanting to sample the city's nightlife will have plenty of
One of Cairns' most popular nightlife venues is the Reef Hotel Casino where plenty of bars, restaurants and of course, the casino, provide hours of after dark entertainment. But if that's not your thing, head to the centre of Cairns to sample the local nightlife. Start off in the one of the city's bars with a few pints and meal before hitting the lively 'strip' along Spence Street, while Lake Street has its fair share of hot spots to offer, including the Sapphire Tapas Bar and Lounge and the Heritage.
Head to Shields Street for live music venues where local musicians and bands showcase their talents at venues such as the 12 Bar Blues Bar, while Giligan's on Grafton Street offers three bars to choose from. For more information, pick up a copy of Time Out in the Cairns Post or Xpress, a magazine aimed at backpackers.
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