Naked City Guide

Eat

Stingray Lounge

Pop quiz! The Stingray is a) a disc-shaped sea creature, b) an under-appreciated Dreamworld ride inspired by said creature, or c) the coolest hotel bar to open this year. Did you answer c? Correctamundo. Move on to the next round of par-tay in QT’s new Californian-inspired oasis.

With decent street frontage but not the hoo-ha of the strip, the Stingray harks back to a time when classy hotel bars were genuine hotspots for locals. You’ll choose between 40 types of tequila behind the classic timber bar surrounded by retro-industrial design, or sip a summery cocktail like a watermelon and mint martini. For eats, gormandize on drunken prawns, Noosa spanner crabcake sliders or $3 taco Tuesday. Ever had a fried oyster po’boy for lunch? Go ahead and try, but you simply won’t find another on the Coast.

A: 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise, Qld, 4217  
H: 12am-12pm (Every day)  
P: 07 5584 1200         W: http://qtgoldcoast.com.au/drink/stingray/stingray.asp