There are some things in life that must be seen to be believed and what we’re about to share with you is one of those. You’ve no doubt noticed quite a bit of work going on in the middle of Broadbeach of late and, just in time for summer, the reason for that ruckus has been unveiled.
The Broadbeach recently emerged like a phoenix from the ashes of what was once much-loved drinking hole, Broadbeach Tavern (aka Liars Bar), in prime position at The Oasis Shopping Centre.
A familiar phrase that’s slung around when Broadbeach Tav is mentioned is “oh I’ve had some good nights there in my time”, and it’s true, there has indeed been many a good time had at the Broady Tav.
Which is something that will certainly continue, only now with more of a bright, summer holiday, take-the-kids-along-for-a-wholesome-family-dinner vibe. It’s a mind blowing transformation so let’s unpack it shall we.
First of all, it’s the perfect addition to the beachside centre and will no doubt be buzzing every day and night for the rest of time so hats off to the team. It’s due in large part to the oceany, good time feels they’ve managed to create with a spacious deck, lots of natural light, white exposed brick tables and the bar itself, wooden accents and fun feature tiles, plants hanging from the ceiling and pillars that both hold up the ceiling and are painted with tropical animals and jungle-type scenes. So many pretty things.
It’s open and airy and there are fresh flowers everywhere and it’s very much the new summer hangout of your dreams.
Of course, the menu has a whole new lease on life too and it’s exactly what you’ll want after a long day on the beach or to accompany an afternoon of tasty beverages on the deck with the crew.
There are plenty of share plates and starters including Beef Ragu and Mozzarella Arancini and Charcuterie Boards, which are two of our favourites things on Earth.
If you’re after something more substantial, that’s a-okay, there are plenty of delicious pizza and pasta options plus your favourite bar meal situations in the form of Taco Bowls, big old burgers, fish and chips and the like.
We would also HIGHLY recommend the Fig, Haloumi and Walnut salad because that is a combination for the ages.
The very best thing though is something known as the The Broadie Board which is made up of many tasty treats including Calamari, kaarage chicken (love you), arancini balls, baked brie, Amalfi prawns, oyster shooters, flatbread and dips. So all the best ones.
The dance floor is being prepped and will open in three weeks so you’ll have everything you need, right in the one sweet little space.
Props Broady Tav, it was lovely knowing you but The Broadbeach is where it’s at.
LOCATION: Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach
HOURS: 10am until 5am daily
Words and photos by Kirra Smith