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.

GET TO KNOW TAPAS STREET!

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.

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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.

Cocktails!

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!

Crazy Shake Countdown

Crazy Shake Countdown

Freakshakes became a phenomenon over the past year! These insane concoctions are milkshakes topped with cream, topped with cake, topped with sauce, with sweets and lollies on top – a monstrous mashup of a drink and dessert.

At NightQuarter, we have our own monstrous drink and dessert mashup with Melt’s Crazyshakes!

Melt is helmed by an artist who has turned her creativity towards the world of desserts. Specialising in crazyshakes… milkshakes with gravity defying toppings, there is always something new to discover at Melt.  With high quality dairy products, perfectly placed toppings and a whole lot of passion… each crazyshake is a masterpiece.

As well as creating four brand new crazy shakes every month, they also create crazy special occasion crazyshakes! Countdown our favourite crazyshakes from the past year with us below!

LET’S GET CRAZY

The OG

The Original Gangsters… when these crazyshakes first popped up on Instagram last year, they went viral!

Winter Wonderland

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 Birthday Cupcake

Easter Chocolate

Halloween

Popcorn Extravaganza

Oktoberfest

Valentines Day Special

Rio de Janeiro Olympics

St Patrick’s Day

Adults Only Bourbon Festival

Caramel Mars Bar

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Coconut Frappe with Tapioca Pearls

10 Plates for $10

10 Plates for $10

There are SO many amazing food choices at NightQuarter… sometimes it can be completely overwhelming because you want to try one of everything! We have done some of the hard work for you, and sampled some of the best eats at NightQuarter that are $10 or less. That way, whether you are on a budget, or wanting to make sure you can fill your table with as many delicious dishes as possible, you can make the most of your night out at NightQuarter!

OUR TOP PICKS WHEN YOU’VE GOT $10 OR LESS!

Japanese Chicken Karaage

Kemuri

Kemuri uses high quality local ingredients and their love of traditional Japanese cooking to create authentic, mouthwatering dishes. Their crispy fried chicken is tender and juicy, and uses only free-range chicken.  These deep fried pieces of marinated chicken and traditional Japanese flavours will have you begging for more… good thing they are only $10!

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Authentic German Sausages

Brat Haus

Authentic giant German Sausages are just $10! Get your giant bratwurst, kranskis, and cheese kranskis delicious and generous German sausages on buns with all the delicious sauce and sauerkraut you like! We used these huge sausages in an eating competition… and even the hungriest competitors could only eat one… that’s how huge these things are! Grab yours this weekend! Yum!

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Belgian Chocolate Strawberry Skewers

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Melt at NightQuarter will have you licking your lips and your pockets full, with heaps of under $10 options! Belgian chocolate over fresh strawberries, chocolate mud cake or marshmallows.. or all three! Melt at NightQuarter will look after your chocolate cravings!

Triple Cheese Grilled Sandwich

New York Gourmet Cheezys

Get all the cheesiness of a gourmet triple cheese sandwich from New York Gourmet Cheezy’s for $10. Three kinds of cheese at once… sign us up!

Flash Frozen Ice Cream

Dippin’ Dots

How does it stay in balls? Why is it so cheap? Dippin’ Dots at NightQuarter has everything for $10 and under.
Score yourself this regular ice cream cup for just $5! Surviving Gold Coast Summer.. priceless.

Vietnamese Bahn Mi

My Saigon Tuckshop

You will feel like you have just stepped into the night markets of Asia with the colourful Bahn Mi and Vietnamese rice paper rolls from My Saigon Tuckshop. With lots of options under $10, come in and try something new!

Traditional Spanish Tapas Plates

Little Spain

Take a trip to Spain for under $10! Little Spain in Tapas Street have a whole menu of tapas dishes for under $10…Deep fried olives is our fave!

Greek Style Falafel Salad

Fitapita

Fitapita is the healthy food lovers best friend, with their NEW Greek style falafel salad with tahini sauce for $10! With the delicious fresh salad and authentic Mediterranean flavours, it makes eating healthy a treat.

Reid Street Kitchen

Decisions to make… Reid Street Kitchen has assorted cakes and tarts, Mars Bar cheesecakes, giant Lamingtons, meringue pots….all well below $10.

Fish and Chips

Fish on Hawker

Get your fish and chip fix at Fish on Hawker- NightQuarter. They serve you crispy flathead and chips on special for only $10! Cheap as chips!

Ironbark: The Waifs

Ironbark: The Waifs

“We can say with certainty they’ll always be cherished” Double J

“Together, on a cool autumn night, they reminded us about the art of being joy-filled players and heartfelt storytellers…. There’s always plenty to make you smile and dance, and excellent company to be had when the Waifs come home.” The West Australian

2017 marks 25 years of The Waifs! To celebrate and commemorate, the band will be hitting the road for a mammoth national tour, and are releasing their fourteen track studio album, ‘Ironbark’, along with 11 bonus tracks making a rousing collection of 25 songs, to celebrate 25 years. Recorded in true Waifs style in a make shift studio in the unfinished kitchen of Josh Cunningham’s rural retreat on the NSW South Coast across two weeks.

Ironbark’ is a double album made for their incredibly loyal and loving fan base, for those who have been there from the start, and for those who have become fans of the band along the way.

From this Tuesday January 10, The Waifs will be giving away free download bonus songs each week until the official album release on March 3rd. ‘Ironbark’ will be available for pre-order at a very discounted price from their website from Thurs February 12 and from various retail outlets for the first 25 days of release as a gesture of thanks to fans. There will also be amazing ticket and album bundles for all headline concerts available so head to thewaifs.com for details.

You know all about The Waifs… meeting in Broome, West Australia, traveling around – that old tale has been told many times.

“The Waifs fans are legendary in the industry for their loyalty and enthusiasm. It feels like we all grew up together.  We are now the band you can brings your parents and your kids to hear!  Your involvement in our career means everything to us. You are the very reason we are still playing music together 25 years on.”

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From Busker to Main Stage: Harry J Hart

From Busker to Main Stage: Harry J Hart

Described as “one of the city’s best young talents”, Harry J Hart is not your average 14 year old. A multi-talented musician, Harry draws inspiration from many genres over many decades. With a strong sense of compassion and motivation Harry has made his way from busking around NightQuarter and many other places on the Gold Coast, to this debut performance on the main stage in the Paddock! It will be a show you won’t want to miss.

We interviewed Harry this week, here’s how it went.

 

Q: When did you decide to start making music?
Well I first decided to start making music…well, more or less, I’ve always been a musical child.  I used to do a lot of dancing.  Back then my life goal was to dance on cruise ships, but now my life goal is to sell out Wembly.  I first actually started making music in the 3rd grade when I picked up the violin, and since then my collection of instruments and musical knowledge has just gone upwards and outwards.

 

Q: What do you think about the Gold Coast music scene?

People say it’s rather bland and empty, but that’s a lie – it’s not. It’s raging with all sorts of different performances – you just need to know where to look.

 

Q: How many years have you been playing?

I’ve been playing violin for about 5 years before I quit; I played trumpet for 5 years again before I quit.  I can still play these instruments, but probably not to performance standard! I’ve been playing ukulele for 6 years now. I still play that – it’s good fun; and I have been playing guitar for about 2 years now.

 

Q: Where is your favourite place to play and why?

 

My favourite place to play is NightQuarter because it is amazing – it’s always alive – there’s never a dull moment.

 

Q: What is your biggest achievement as an artist so far?

 

Well in the middle of last year I was asked to sing at the Queensland Training Awards, by a lady who first saw me at NightQuarter!  I sang at the regional finals and also did a set with my band. That was in a ballroom in front of 350 people.  Then I sang at the pre-reception drinks of the State Finals, where guests included the Attorney General, Yvette D’arth, and compere, Andrew Daddo, and the headline act of the night was Casey Barnes’ band Kick.  I have done other things like small festivals.

When I was younger I sang at Opera in the Park for about 5,000 people, and as a soloist at Movie World’s White Christmas, and that was all good fun.

 

You can catch Harry J Hart making his main stage debut on Friday the 17th February at NightQuarter!