Top 5 Cocktail Lounges in Port Douglas

Top 5 Cocktail Lounges in Port Douglas

Are you ready for the weekend? If you’re thirsty for your next espresso martini, these next level cocktail venues in Port Douglas await you. While most of these funky bars serve a variety of beers on tap, top shelf wines, mocktails and irresistible dishes, they also offer unique speciality cocktails for you to indulge in.

The team at Pools has come up with their all-time Top 5 favourites and here they are – cheers to that!


This chilled and luxurious venue is located in the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina and promises the ultimate relaxation experience. Lounge back on the dreamy daybeds that overlook the Coral Sea, Mossman Ranges and the Daintree National Park and treat yourself to a delicious drink or two.

Enjoy an extensive selection of rums and be sure to taste the signature Baby Boy – a decadent mix of Rum Chata, dark chocolate, almond and cinnamon. If you’re after something tropical, the Kraken Coco Ball combines flavours of The Kraken rum, coconut and pineapple to keep you refreshed.Oh, and don’t forget to try their signature Weniki Tiki!

To top things off, the friendly staff pride themselves in always delivering with a smile.

Zinc Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge

An open-aired space located in Macrossan Street where elegance meets contemporary style. Just up the street from balmy Fourmile Beach, this award winning restaurant and bar has created a warm, welcoming and laid-back atmosphere. If sophistication and high end service is what you’re after, Zinc will undoubtedly be your best selection.

Better still, you’ll be spoiled for choice with over 60 creative cocktails on the menu. Visitors love the Chilly & Grapefruit Margarita, and the Strawberry & Balsamic Martini is always a pleasant surprise. All classics including the Daiquiri, Mojito, Cosmopolitan and Caipiroska’s are nothing short of impressive. For something a little different, try their rosemary infused Negroni Cacciatore.


Surrounded by tropical plants and flaming tiki torches, the ambience at Watergate is simply heavenly. Most of the restaurant is situated beneath a canvas canopy in an outdoor setting, making it an ideal place for a relaxing catch up with friends and family or a romantic dinner. The helpful team will make you feel at home, always ensuring your visit flows and is stress-free.

The lounge area is a fantastic place to hang out for some drinks before a mouth-watering meal. An all time cocktail favourite is the Geisha Girl – a combination of vodka, strawberries, vanilla and guava. If you’re craving something sweet, the Chocolate Mint Julep will be more than satisfying. Finish off with a luscious dessert to go out on a high note.

Jimmy Rums

A cool, quirky and prohibition styled bar that is perfect for a fun night out or a pre-dinner stop in. It is a hidden bar on Macrossan Street that is colourfully designed with ceramic wall tiles and remarkable décor. The skilled bartenders keep things exciting by combining their love of cocktails and art.

Bring along a group of friends and dig into the Scorpion Bowl – an extraordinary tropical cocktail concoction that will surely leave you tipsy. If you’re not feeling squeamish, get your hands on the Mezcal that has worms as a garnish! Afterwards, indulge in the rich chocolate shot for an extra tasty dessert.

Estillo & Pool Bar at QT Resort

Chances are if you’re holidaying in Port Douglas you’ll adore the oasis styled venue and poolside bar at QT Resort. Kick back by the hand-crafted stone bar to enjoy exquisite drinks and nibblies from the Atherton Tablelands, or take things outside and swim up to order a rejuvenating beverage.

The Lychee and Watermelon Mojito will do the trick if you’re after something clean and fresh when taking a dip in the pool. Otherwise, you won’t go wrong with the succulent Mango Daiquiri and the island vibes Tiki cocktail. This bliss location is a must-see during your time in the tropics.


With such a variety of impressive bars to discover in Port Douglas, you’ll have no problem finding the perfect place to create memories in. Have fun, and cheers!

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