Exploring Tapas Street

Exploring Tapas Street

Set within the heart of NightQuarter is a foodies’ paradise called ‘Tapas Street’. Think Mediterranean back alleys meets street food culture, and you have NightQuarter’s signature food precinct ‘Tapas Street’. Named after the tapas style of shared eating, conversation and small bites, Tapas Street is a place to congregate amidst the kaleidoscope of global flavours, and share a meal and bottle of wine.


Shipping Container Design

Upcycled shipping containers create a unique vibe

The space uses up cycled shipping containers, string lights, astroturf and recycled timber to create a unique dining environment. The precinct features twelve shipping container based micro-restaurant concepts, helmed by chefs and food purveyors drawing from heritage family recipes; and a cocktail bar.

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Kudu Bar

A shipping container cocktail bar 

Set within the heart of Tapas Street is Kudu Bar. Serving up cocktails, craft beers and fine wines, this is the perfect place to grab a drink while you eat. The namesake for the bar is a kudu head that site proudly on the back of the bar, is a family heirloom inherited by the bar owner. The bar serves a range of classic cocktails from mojitos to espresso martinis, as well as a range of signature cocktails.


Funky Design

Sit below the stars and string lights

With string lights overhead, the ambiance in Tapas Street is romantic (and super Instagrammable!). On clear nights, sit out in the beautiful Queensland weather under the stars while you enjoy your meal.


Celebrate the weekend with cocktails!

There is nothing better than cocktails on a Friday or Saturday evening! Grab your girlfriends or your partner for a night out trying some of the delicious cocktails on offer! Our favourites are the signature espresso martini and the frosé!

Sunsets over Tapas Street

Share a bottle of wine as the sun sets 

Delicious food, a glass of red in hand and the sun setting overhead, what could be better!

Tapas in Tapas Street

Enjoy food from around the globe

As the name suggests, Tapas Street is the place to go to enjoy tapas or a shared dining experience. From Spanish tapas, to Italian, South American and freshly shucked oysters… the best way to do Tapas Street is for everyone to grab a dish and share it!

The authentic Spanish tapas from Little Spain is to die for!

Live Music

Free live music every weekend from local talent

Every Friday and Saturday night, catch live performances from up-and-coming performers from the local area. Playing a mix of your favourite songs accompanied by guitar or keyboard, the perfect vibe is created to enjoy your Tapas Street dining experience!

Your Weekend Plans Sorted!

Filling a niche between street food culture and casual dining, discover authentic flavours from around the globe in Tapas Street. You will find a scaled-up mix of Italian, Spanish, Greek and South American flavours.  The experience allows you to get closer to the action. The friendly faces you see behind the counter own the restaurants, cook the food, create house-made sauces based on heritage recipes, and grow their own ingredients.

The precinct is filled with a community of food purveyors who care about the food they serve and care about creating a memorable experience for diners. There is communal seating, so you can mix and match your eats from different restaurants and share a meal with friends with cuisines from around the world.

Make your next night out in Tapas Street!

Tapas Street Stories: Little Spain

Tapas Street Stories: Little Spain

A childhood spent visiting family in the Canary Islands began the love affair with Spanish cuisine for Simon Dorta.

The Canary Islands archipelago, located off the west coast of Africa, has a rich Spanish culture, infused with Latin American and African influences. Simon grew up with his Spanish father cooking traditional dishes from the islands and sharing family recipes. Years later, armed with a collection of family recipes, Simon and his partner Tracey were inspired to create Little Spain. 

With every dish we bring the taste of Spain to local markets using authentic Spanish ingredients.”


The standout dish at Little Spain is the manchego cheese paired with a generous serving of mojo picón. This traditional Canary Islands sauce is made from garlic, olive oil, red pepper, cumin, salt and vinegar. It is served with nearly every dish on the islands and handmade mojo is always found at street markets. With every bite of the mojo picón, you get a taste of the Canary Islands childhood that has inspired it all.

The sherry-glazed lamb ribs were often cooked at home as a special occasion dish. The care and attention to detail in this dish is just as if it has been lovingly prepared at home. Both the lamb and the barbecued octopus are cooked to order on a char-grill to ensure that the fresh, rich flavours come through every time.

The first iteration of Little Spain was a paella trailer that soon became a favourite at pop up markets throughout Brisbane and the Gold Coast. When NightQuarter opened, their Little Spain paella stall was a standout and has delighted customers since. When the opportunity came up to open a second location at NightQuarter, Simon and Tracey saw it as the perfect opportunity to bring something completely unique to the markets.

The dishes at the new restaurant have the same home-cooked flavours, and the same high-quality ingredients… with a twist of sophistication. This is them really showing off.

The popular Deluxe Tapas Platter has a perfectly shareable selection of sherry-glazed lamb ribs, barbecued baby octopus, fried manchego cheese, deep fried olives, jamón, toasted garlic sourdough, and traditional Spanish sauces… including the famous mojo picón!

Find Little Spain at the end of Tapas Street at NightQuarter, open every Friday and Saturday night from 4pm-10pm!

St Patricks Day

St Patricks Day


Celebrate the luck of the Irish with us at our second annual St Patricks Day festivities on Friday the 17th March! Discover and celebrate Irish culture with live entertainment from The Barleyshakes and the Gold Coast Tweed Pipe & Drum Band. There will be fun for the kids with a St Patrick’s Day Scavenger Hunt, looking to find the gold at the end of the rainbow. Of course it wouldn’t be St Patrick’s Day without a beer, so grab a jug of GREEN BEER from one of the six bars at NightQuarter.

Get into the Irish spirit by dressing up in green and may the luck of the Irish be with you!

The Barleyshakes

Brewed in Ireland and distilled in Australia the Barleyshakes are a Celtic band with world music influences who combine intense energy, beautiful harmony and driving dance rhythms in their live performances. Adored throughout Australia and beyond for their “bent” Irish sound, don’t miss on your taste of Ireland.



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Gold Coast & Tweed Pipe Band

Marching down NightQuarter’s streets this St Patricks Day will be the Gold Coast and Tweed Pipe Band! They are an entertaining marching band with up to twenty performers,  from far and wide you will hear them as they play traditional Irish music throughout the night.


Green Food and Drinks

Everything has gone green! From green crazyshakes to green beer, don’t miss out on eating and drinking green this St Patrick’s Day!

Leprechaun Scavenger Hunt

The NightQuarter team is calling upon the help of all the little leprechauns this St Patricks Day Friday 17th March for some sneaky leprechaun fun!

No need to keep chasing rainbows, the first 100 little leprechauns through the NightQuarter gates can pick up a pot to fill with chocolate gold by following our St Patricks Day bingo card around the markets.

The treasure awaits, pick up your bingo card and pot for gold inside our entry gates!

May the luck of the Irish be with you! 

Blues in the Night Blues Festival

Blues in the Night Blues Festival

“If you can’t dig the blues, you got a hole in your soul.”

On March 11th, the Paddock stage is coming to life with the blues. Blues in the Night will feature a hand-picked lineup of the best Blues bands in South East Queensland. You will be transported to the steamy Mississippi bayou, to Beale Street in Memphis or or the clubs of Chicago. From unbridled joy to deep sadness, no form of music communicates more genuine emotion than the Blues. Hear authentic renditions of Blues classics, melancholy refrains, improvisation, walking bass, harmonica, guitar riffs and toe tapping beats.


Mojo Webb

Mojo Webb has been described as a purveyor of some of the sharpest blues, both electric and acoustic, that can be found in Australia. His vocal is reminiscent of Delta bluesmen of old.

He plays bass, drums, sax, harmonica… and of course, the wailing Blues guitar. With charisma and a naturally captivating stage presence, experience some of the most authentic sounding blues composed anywhere in recent times.

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Dezzie D and the Stingrayz

Desley Done is known as “Queensland’s Queen of Blues”, with a big smile, a big personality and a big voice, every performance is full of sass and energy.

The Stingrayz band is made up of the finest blues musicians around. The 7 piece killer outfit resurrect the style of Rhythm and Blues of the 40s and 50s. Their influences include Ruth Brown, Ann Cole and the mighty Etta James. The music is powerful, soulful and when it comes to the groove and rhythm, they can send any audience into a hypnotic trance. Get ready for a swingin’ good time when Dezzie D and the Stingrayz hit the main stage.



Bluescorp’s setlist is a treasure trove of traditional blues, infused with a bit of funk here and there, some jazz and the band’s own infectious tunes. The harmonica is a key element of blues music, and the band takes both classic and modern blues harmonica styles in their stride. The audience will be thrilled by the powerful and emotionally charged performance, and the unique stamp they put on blues music.

Blues in the Night

Join us for Blues in the Night, a homage to blues music.

Saturday March 11th 


Standard $3 entry fee to NightQuarter markets / Kids U/12 free

The World’s Greatest Shave

The World’s Greatest Shave

Come on down to our World’s Greatest Shave Event!

An evening of cold beers, shared stories, shaves and colours at the Gold Coast’s biggest Backyard Barbecue! Entertainment from Matty Rogers and hairdressers on standby!

Hosted by Ash and Jake from Rebel FM, come and enjoy some great music and delicious food! Our colour station will be open from 5pm with the main shaving kicking off at 6pm! You can colour for a $10 donation  – or why not shave for $20!

We will be shaving and colouring the hair of some local community members who have been fundraising for the World’s Greatest Shave.

Join us on Friday 10th March from 5pm in The Backyard at NightQuarter for our World’s Greatest Shave Event! 



Get To Know Stephanie Boxsell

Local pathology assistant Stephanie Boxsell will make a difference in the lives of those living with cancer when she shaves her locks at NightQuarter on the 10th March as part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave.

We interviewed Stephanie in the final weeks of her fundraising efforts as she prepares to ‘get brave and shave!’

Q: Hi Stephanie, can you start by telling us a bit about yourself? 

Im originally from Brisbane and moved down the Gold Coast for my work 2 years ago. I’m a pathology assistant at the Gold Coast University Hospital in the Microbiology Laboratory

Q: We admire you so much for the decision you have made to shave your head for the World’s Greatest Shave. What inspired you to make the decision to take part in this year’s event? 

Thank you. I had two years of bad health in 2012 and struggled a lot to overcome it. Without the help and support from my family and friends at the time along with the medical professionals, I couldn’t have gotten through it. I needed to give back and having had my grandmother working tirelessly my whole life for the leukaemia foundation, this felt like the right thing to do. My mother’s cousin lost her battle with leukaemia in 2002 and my grandfather receives Chemotherapy for Amyloidosis which is a blood disorder. Shaving my head and donating my hair is my way of giving back and supporting an incredible cause that helps many patients and their families.

Q: You have a family connection with the Leukaemia Foundation, can you tell us about this?

My grandmother Beverley Mirolo has held a number of positions on the Board since 1983 and is currently the chairman. She is an amazing woman who was awarded an Order of Australia Medal at the 2010 Australia Day Honours and is a state finalist for Senior Australian of the year 2014. She is a remarkable woman and role model for our family and myself and a incredibly supportive person in my life.

Q: Who is going to be with you at the event to support and encourage you on the night? 

My wonderful family, friends and colleagues. Along this journey I’ve also met some amazing people in my community who have shown so much support for a stranger who will also be coming along to support my shave. My grandmother also has the honour of shaving off my first strip of hair as well as the amazing Bianca and her team at Wild About Hair who will shaving my head.

Q: What is your goal, and how much have you raised so far? 

My goal is $15,000.00! I have raised close to $3,000.00 so far.

Q: How long has it taken to get your hair to grow to the current length? 

After a bad hair experience in 2013 my long hair was cut to just above my shoulders, I decided that day I wouldn’t be cutting it for a long time, I also haven’t coloured it for 2 years. It now sits just above my hips and I’ll be donating it to Variety the children’s charity to be made into wigs for children going through chemotherapy and who have alopecia.

Q: Do you have any tips for people considering getting involved, either this year, or next year? 

I wish I had done it sooner. Be brave and shave and stand up tall knowing you are doing something amazing. The only thing you have to lose is your hair which will grow back but in the process you gain so much more. I have met amazing people, heard many inspiring stories and had countless happy dances when my phone goes off and another donation comes in, that feeling is indescribable. Sign up at the World’s Greatest Shave and get your family and friends involved. Anyone can register and you don’t have to shave,  you can also cut or colour your hair! It’s an amazing experience your not going to forget!

Why Get Involved?

You may not know it but blood cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death in Australia, claiming more lives than breast cancer or melanoma.

And every day another 35 people will be diagnosed.

When you raise money for the World’s Greatest Shave, you give give Aussie families facing a blood cancer diagnosis the emotional and practical support they need. You will also help fund vital research so more people survive blood cancers like lymphoma, leukaemia and myeloma.

Join us on Friday 10th March in The Backyard at NightQuarter for our World’s Greatest Shave Event! 

Kiwi Carnival

Kiwi Carnival

Saturday 4th March

Join us in a celebration of family and culture this Saturday at Kiwi Carnival. Bringing together the top Kiwi performers based on the Gold Coast, the event will be headlined by the Koi Boys.

Celebrate the music, food, dance and culture of New Zealand; and the performers and community who make sure this culture burns bright on the Gold Coast.

This is a family celebration of music and culture, people of all ages are welcome to come together to celebrate Kiwi culture and share some kai.

This event is being brought to you by a philanthroper from the local community, for the community. NightQuarter is proud to be a partner with them to create an event for all those who love Aotearoa.


Koi Boys

The boys who made chairs spin in the Voice 2016 are back home and ready to play for you. The trio of all-singing, all-dancing, all-harmonising entertainers knocked out just before finals, but that hasn’t stopped them from spreading the energy and love for music. The group’s debut album, Meant To Be, sees The Koi Boys bottle the energy, character, enthusiasm and genre-spanning talent that has earned them their passionate fan base and notoriety as one of the most entertaining live vocal trios in the country.

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Hanlon Brothers

The Hanlon Brothers burst onto our stage early 2016 with impressive improvisation nights which quickly grew so successful that they decided to take their creative chemistry to the recording studio. Combine three talented brothers with the most innovative musicians around, then add into the mix frontmen New Zealand Idol Winner Matt Saunoa… and you have the infectious sound that is the Hanlon Brothers!



Sovereign is a R&B, Soul & Reggae band full of Gold Coast local legends. Since winning Soul Search they have received overwhelming support both locally and internationally, giving them the opportunity to take the main stage at Soulfest (2014).You may have heard it and yes, all vocalist are former members of 2004 Australian X-Factor winners “Random”, so you know these guys are no strangers to entertainment.

The Hula Hut Polynesian Show

The Hula Hut – Polynesian Show is a culturally interactive, colourful, and funny show. The Hula Hut will take you on a journey to Aotearoa (NZ), Samoa, Cook Islands, Tahiti, and Hawaii. The Polynesian show will have you up and dancing around The Paddock to join in the fun.

Foxy Fusion

Foxy Fusion is an all star act. Featuring Taisha, winner of the Best Song and Best Singer of the 2009 Maori Music Awards and worldwide touring artist; Sana, a previous member of Kiwi band Native Soul and worldwide touring artist; and Melaanie who has toured extensively with many world class acts. These divas will blow you away with their vocals.


The Hangi Chef

The Hangi Chef creates traditional hangi and Māori dishes. Hangi means ‘earth oven’ and is a traditional method of cooking Māori food. They also sell bread and butter pudding. If you have been missing the taste of home, or you are an Aussie who wants to try out traditional Māori dishes, you need to grab a hangi from the Hangi Chef!


Pacific Feeds

Get the ultimate feed at Pacific Feeds. Find pineapple pie and traditional Polynesian food at Pacific Feeds in Hawker Street for a slice of the island life! With everything from Kale Mamoe to Siaumegi, Sapasui and Moa Kao, you will find the island soul food you are craving at Pacific Feeds.

Fish on Hawker

Fish on Hawker is the place to be to find the best quality, freshest local seafood. Find jumbo NZ oysters, fresh Tarakiji battered or crumbed with chips, fresh NZ hoki battered or crumbed, seafood platters, paua and whitebait fritters. There is always a huge selection of seasonal seafood, to guarantee the freshest and most delicious seafood!

Afghans and Peanut Brownies

Taua’s NZ Bakehouse are back with their famous afghans biscuits. They are one of the national foods of New Zealand… so grab a pack of jumbo afghan and enjoy the taste of home!

Taua’s NZ Bakehouse

Taua’s Bakehouse specialises in classic NZ recipes, recipes that mothers, aunts and grandmothers passed down through the generations. As well as their famous afghans and peanut brownies, they also bake other classic NZ sweets, such as Ginger Crunch, Fresh Cream Choc Eclairs, Choc Logs and Banana Cakes.  Come along and indulge and reminisce while enjoying some of Taua’s NZ yummy treats…..