Live Music in Port Douglas

Live Music in Port Douglas

It’s time to get groovy! Kicking back and enjoying a few hours of live music is one of the ultimate ways to spend a balmy evening in paradise. There are various local bars and restaurants that proudly host incredible gigs from all around the globe. Settle in for some refreshing beers and bless your ears with the range of tunes that will be on show – from sweet acoustics and incredible vocals to buzzing DJ sets.

Keep an eye out on the Instagram and Facebook pages for live music updates and artist information!

Courthouse Hotel

The newly refurbished ‘Courty’ has always been widely loved for it’s nighttime entertainment and gorgeous views of Anzac Park and the sea. It’s one of the locals’ favourite hang-outs – there’s a vibrant atmosphere that leaves you wanting more!

Grab a seat outdoors, enjoy some delightful pub grub, and let the music take you away. This spot is the perfect place to watch the world go by on Macrossan Street and Wharf Street. Click here for talent information

Central Hotel

This old school venue offers everything you need for a laidback afternoon full of chilled vibes, friendly people, and classic pub meals. If you’re travelling with the family, it’s a brilliant place to bring everybody along for lunch.

This March there’s a bunch of talented musicians planned for Friday and Saturday nights from 7:30pm, so come along and say hi! Click here for more details on the artists.

Hemingway’s Brewery

Craft beers, sticky chicken wings, and live music by the water? Yes, please! Soak up that Far North Queensland feeling with some chilled-out music to accompany the mouth-watering food and drink at the Crystalbrook Marina.

Hemingway’s regularly hosts epic weekend jams as well as open mic nights which makes it an ideal place to relax. Stop in after your Great Barrier Reef adventure for a remarkable end to the day! Also, be there or be square for the Brews, Blues & BBQs event on July 6th 2019.

Paddy’s Irish Pub

It’s a classic Irish pub on Macrossan Street where your nights are filled with fun, laughter, and top-notch entertainment. The generous hearty meals are hard to pass up and the beers are icey cool – what more could you want!

If you’re in the area for Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17th, this is undoubtedly the place to be. Excellent live music plays all weekend, so keep updated on the socials for more details.


Just when you thought live music couldn’t get any better, the waterfront restaurant and bar Barbados has spiced things up a little! With a fresh mojito and a tasty antipasto board on hand, you can listen to the gig from the comfort of a luxurious day bed.

Expect to see some amazing guitarists and vocalists, along with the occasional DJ for a seaside session. Lay back and watch a glorious sunset as the boats return into the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina to top things off. It’s tropical indulgence at it’s finest!

The Iron Bar

Not only is the Ironbar the only place to go when you’re keen for a dance in Port Douglas, but if you haven’t tried racing cane toads’ now is your chance! That’s right, those big slippery amphibians race here every night of the week. As strange as it sounds, it’s something you cannot miss.

Now back to the music – each weekend showcases an energetic DJ or a fantastic live band for your entertainment. You’ll be sure to party the night away with most acts finishing up around 2am. And don’t worry, that delicious late night kebab is just moments down the road.

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