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Drift Bar

) #33 of 141 Restaurants in Caloundra $$ - $$$ , ,
30 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5438 2611
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible10%
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“burger” (15 reviews)
“wedges” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Grill, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently had dinner here with a friend, we tried a steak and fish of the day. You order and pay at the counter and meals are brought to the table. My steak was fine and served as requested (medium rare) accompanied by chips and...More

1  Thank Vic_Traveller_8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us turned up after having been told about the great 10 dollar pizzas on Sundays at lunchtime. We walked in and were ignored. I walked to the bar and ascertained (after being warned sternly not to take any reserved tables) that food...More

Thank thepilgrim62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying in the area, we popped in for brunch. The good...scrambled eggs and smashed avo were both quite tasty. ...the outlook is lovely, great place to watch the world go by. The not so good...the menus were sticky and dirty. ...the team were not very...More

Thank sandyclause23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and drinks were great and the staff were really friendly despite only having two visible workers on the floor/behind the bar. I'm sure the level of customer service would soar if the staff weren't so stressed or were juggling so many things at...More

Thank janga54
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

This place is always busy. Very good for a drink and share plates with friends. Food is good and well priced. Drinks price is reasonable. Straight across the road from the beach, so the view is fantastic.

Thank Chilli62
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Partner and I stayed just around corner and were intrigued with menu. Had 2 share plates which were absolutely delicious. Staff were friendly, courteous and very obliging. Will recommend to friends 👍

Thank ianhillard
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We arrived to eat for the first time at the Drift Bar on a Sunday. It wasn't overly busy, but the young guy on the floor was already seemingly unmotivated with his job. We ordered some kids meals and a main and the kids meals...More

Thank Kim A
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

My family and I were in Caloundra for a bay at the beach and meet up with some friends for lunch. We ended up at the strip beneath Rumba resort and stumbled across a sign that said iced latte. As we are regular coffee drinkers...More

Thank Joel D
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Very thick chicken breast for the chicken parmy and fish was a little rubbery and so small for the price. Salad was a few bita of cabbage and lettuce.... chips were probably the best part of the meal.

Thank Amy S
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Have been walking past here all week. So was excited to have dinner here always have a few people having a drink and some live music. I had he pasta which was terrible, actually has three spoonfuls and left the rest! My husband had the...More

Thank KatrinaS335
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a dress code throughout the day on weekends
4 December 2016|
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Response from Gillie G | Reviewed this property |
Nice casual wear... no togs!!
Can we bring our own wine for dinner ?
2 July 2016|
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Response from Julie D | Reviewed this property |
No, it is a licenced bar
Hi,do you have other beers outside craft ones.Not a fan of craft beer! Ray
10 July 2015|
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Response from ShaneH31 | Property representative |
Ray We sure do. 12 beers on tap with another 30 by the bottle. We will have something you will enjoy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Bar, Pub, Australian, Grill, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Sunshine Coast  >  Caloundra
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5438 2611
  • E-mail
Drift has the best views on the Coast across Pumicestone Passage. Live music Tuesday-Sunday creates the perfect atmosphere to enjoy craft beer and even craftier food.
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