“NightQuarter is the answer to the Northern Gold Coast’s

resounding cry for a cultural evolution.”

Gold Coast Bulletin | 26th November

NightQuarter is the Gold Coast’s creative playground, featuring precincts, night markets, micro-restaurants, and a unique live music space called The Paddock. Discover over 120 speciality food purveyors, designers, musicians, shops and craftspeople within a shipping container city.

Experience the intersection of food, community, and culture, with well-curated and diverse concepts from entrepreneurs, artisans and performers. Discover a moveable feast of mix-and-match eats from oysters to bao, gozleme and desserts in shipping container micro-restaurants.  Queensland’s best purveyors have been hand-selected, with a curated mix of handmade crafts, desserts and vintage collectables. With six distinctive bars, find cocktails, craft beers and local Queensland wine.  Every weekend, find a line-up of the Gold Coast’s best emerging artists, travelling musicians and the country’s biggest touring acts.

The concept of NightQuarter was born from entrepreneurial duo Ian Van der Woude and Michelle Christoe who had a vision to turn an empty block into a buzzing night entertainment precinct, built around discovery and shared experience that also nurtured local Queensland makers, performers and artisans. Meet the people who make the things you love, reconnect with your neighbours, spend time with the people who make you happy. Make a night of it at NightQuarter.

“I Love playing Nightquarter i reckon its the best gig in Australia right now” Dave Gleeson, The Angels



It's a festival every weekend...

It is literally a festival every weekend offering a different experience every time you visit. With string lights above, vibrant storefronts, hawkers selling exotic street food, buskers and street performers… you will feel like you have escaped to another world.


It's a destination for music lovers...

There is free live music every weekend on four stages within NightQuarter! Discover original live music, dance along to bands covering your favourite songs, or support young musicians… it is a great destination for music lovers of all ages. It’s the best place on the Gold Coast to catch concerts featuring national and international acts… it even won ‘Best Live Music Venue on the Gold Coast’ at the Gold Coast Music Awards! From UB40, to Grinspoon, to The Cat Empire, there is always an exciting lineup of huge acts coming up!


All the food...

With over 60 food vendors you can mix-and-match eats from gozleme, to bao, to ramen to slow-cooked barbecue from shipping container micro-restaurants and street food vendors.


It's easy to get to...

It’s super easy to get to NightQuarter! It’s located right near the theme parks, so you can make the most of your family outing by dropping into NightQuarter afterwards. It is opposite a major public transport interchange, with a train station, bus station and the new light rail. It is on the intersection of the Gold Coast and Pacific Highway, with 2000 available car parks. It couldn’t be easier to enjoy a night out and get home safely!


Drool worthy desserts...

If you love gram-worthy desserts you will be in heaven! From funnel cake cones, to ice cream sandwiches, to donut cones, NightQuarter is home of trending sweet treats on the Gold Coast.


Fun for the whole family...

It is a great night out for the whole family. From grandparents to kids, there is something for everyone at NightQuarter. It offers value for money, with just a $3 entry and kids 12 and under free. There is a Little NightQuarter kids area with a jumping castle, face painting and games every weekend.


Creative cocktails and boutique brews...

From rainbow margaritas with fairy floss to the classic espresso martini… the six different shipping container bars at NightQuarter are shaking up the Northern Gold Coast bar scene. There is a great range of boutique brews and local Gold Coast wines to enjoy each weekend.


Personalised food and wine tours...

If you like your experiences to be a little more personal and exclusive, you can book a guided tour around NightQuarter. There is a dessert tour, where you can sample different desserts and have a chat with the local makers. There is a bar tour where you can learn some tricks of the trade when it comes to mixing cocktails, and sample beers and wines, or there is the Backyard experience where you can enjoy a quintessential Aussie night out.


Aussie backyard experience...

Travellers to the Gold Coast can get a taste of a classic Australian backyard experience. There’s a custom build wood-fired barbecue grill cooking up delicious steaks and seafood using high quality Queensland produce. There’s a live music stage, a classic Queensland XXXX beer bar and even a hills hoist!