People never cease to amaze us when it comes to creating clever combinations (alliteration for the win). The most recent one to come to our attention is Negroni Week. Which is fun in itself but the combo part is that a percentage of profits from beverages sold across the Coast will be donated to charities of the venues’ choice.
Even better is that you get to drink said tasty beverages and feel good about your hard earned dollar going to someone who will most certainly appreciate it.
Here’s a list of spots participating (from north to south) so you can plan your week accordingly.
Can Tho Kitchen
A Vietnamese feast is never a bad idea, particularly when you can drink all the guilt free Negronis along with it. Can Tho is a share plate style establishment with some of the best food about, and their Negroni special is made up of Four Pillars gin, Applewood Red Okar and Vermouth with, of course, an orange twist. These guys are supporting Cancer Council Australia.
Where: 5/465 Oxley Dr, Runaway Bay
Enjoy a Classic Negroni for the special price of $11 at Pearls Bar in the Sheraton Mirage. For every Classic Negroni sold, Sheraton Grand Mirage will donate $1 to OzHarvest, Australia’s leading food rescue organisation. Bulk Negronis for everyone!
Where: 71 Seaworld Drive, Main Beach
Not only are you guaranteed a good time at Stingray, you can also get a sweet selection of specialty Negronis at Stingray this week. They’ve got four exciting options on offer including our personal fave, the Rumgroni. Made with rum (clearly) and all the usual suspects, it’s a party in your mouth. The gang at Stingray are supporting OzHarvest and $5 from each drink sold will be donated.
Where: QT Gold Coast, 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise
House of Brews
The American-inspired taphouse will be slinging Negroni’s all week for their charity of choice, Inspire Artistic Mind. IAM are doing exciting things in the food and beverage industry providing provides opportunity scholarships and educational experiences to advance the arts in the areas of taste, sight and sound, with a strong focus in the food and beverage industry. Get into HoB to support their work!
Where: 8 Trickett St, Surfers Paradise
Salt Meats Cheese
All of our favourite things can be found at this little Surfers gem and now, Negroni specials! Get involved in all the pizza and pasta and wash those down with a Negroni Barrel or two. The team are supporting the Arbor Day Foundation who raise money to replant trees in the wake of hurricane devastation. People are amazing aren’t they.
Where: The 4217, Beach Rd, Surfers Paradise
Mario’s Italian Restaurant
More Italian goodness can be found at this authentic Italian gem in Broadbeach. They’ve been around for quite a long time and it’s a testament to their tasty eats and service with a smile. Sit on the mall and watch the people pass by as you sip your Negroni. Mario’s are supporting OzHarvest.
Where: 12 Charles Ave, Broadbeach
Edgewater Dining + Lounge Bar
Edgewater is waterfront dining at its finest. Inspired by modern Australia cuisine, with a twist of Italian-style cooking, the menu is divine and the waterviews are even better. Settle in for a sophisticated dining experience with a Negroni in hand in support of OzHarvest.
Where: 15-21 Via Roma Isle Of Capri, Surfers Paradise
The Cambus Wallace
The super chill legends at Cambus Wallace are, of course, on board for a week filled with tasty tipples. Featured specials include the Caribbean Negroni, Islay Negroni,
Strawberry Shrub Negroni and the Barrel-aged Negroni, all of which are welcome in our mouths. The CW crew are donating to Surfrider Foundation, a group of folks dedicated to protecting our oceans. Love.
Where: 2237 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach
Since the Negroni was invented in Florence, it makes sense the Italian venues are getting on board! Fine by us. Pizza and pasta are life. Add a few Negronis and happy days. The folks at Balboa are whipping up some signatures tipples so get excited people of Palm Beach. These guys are supporting the Susan G. Komen Foundation to raise money for research, care, education and support.
Where: 1069 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach
THE SOUTHERN CREW GONE ROGUE
This lot have taken matters into their own hands and will (because community spirit) band together to raise money for Gold Coast born charity LIVIN. They will pool their takings and present them to LIVIN in a delightful ceremony that will probably make people cry. Some of our favourite people/places are involved in this little scheme and we particularly love the act of going rogue. Good job gang.
The tastiest Japanese food in the land can and should be accompanied by a Negroni or three throughout this entire week. We highly recommend sampling the Miso Cod and probably some Karaage Chicken to fill your tummy while downing all the tipples.
Where: 2440 Gold Coast Hwy, Mermaid Beach
Iku Yakitori Bar
Burleigh’s little back alley beauty is upping the stakes with a whole cocktail list dedicated to Negroni Week. Experience seven new cocktails, all with a twist on the classic Negroni. Pair those bad boys with a chicken stick or two and you’ve got yourself a time.
Where: 1730 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads
The beachside beauties are, of course, on board for Negroni Week so you can enjoy your beverage with a side of stunning ocean views. Definitely also order 93 bug rolls because what is life without those little babies? Nothing, is what it is.
Where: Goodwin Tce, Burleigh Heads
You’ll want a pizza Justin Lanes Negroni good times. Geddit? Right, well you will and also some actual pizza and maybe some pasta too. Sit yourself up on the rooftop and enjoy the views and rest easy in the knowledge that you’re supporting a good cause.
Where: 1708-1710 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads
The little back alley bar tucked away in Burleigh are the brains behind this uprising and they have done a damn good job of organising this rowdy lot, let us tell you. If you’re after a drink in a sophisticated, low lit bar with epic tunes and perhaps the largest selection of liquor in Burleigh, get to Lockwood, they’ve got a special Negroni with your name in it.
Where: Justin Lane, Burleigh Heads
Mmm modern Vietnamese food washed down with Negronis. We love this place and no doubt you do too. Order yourself a share plate or seven and one of two specialty Negronis and you’ve got yourself a time. People watching is fun here too, perch on the street and watch the world pass by.
Where: Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads
The Scottish Prince
Palmy’s favourite bar is getting in on the action and it’s sure to be epic times for everyone. Tuck yourself into a side booth and order a charcuterie platter (trust us) and a Negroni and you may never want to leave. The low lit, chill vibes mean no-one will be paying attention to how many drinks you’re consuming. What a time.
Where: Shop 27, 1176 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach
Words by Kirra Smith