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Updated by Joanna James on Jun 23, 2019
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Nightlife Spots in Mackay – Fun Times Aplenty

The Queensland city of Mackay offers a perfect chilled-out vibe by the coast in which to enjoy some fun nightlife. Here are some night time hotspots where you can dance, dine or drink after dark.


Rum Bar

If you love your Long Island Ice Teas, then this is the ideal place to go to! The Rum Bar has many other specialities that one can try while experiencing Mackay's unique nightlife. Apart from the expertly made Long Island Ice Teas, patrons can enjoy a range of shots and cool cocktails as well. It is little surprise that this night time haunt has become popular with the locals too.



If you are looking to dance the night away, enjoy the hottest dance tracks and meet some of the most glamorous people in the region, then Movidas is the place to go to. The DJ line-up includes well known local and international names and the likes of Ruby Rose and Havana Brown have performed here. The venue itself can hold a little over 1,000 people though you do have the option of booking a private VIP area if you are looking to host an exclusive party for your friends. The sounds system coupled with modern lighting and an atmosphere that's electrifying certainly makes Movidas a definite happening hotspot when it comes to a nightclub full of style and sophistication.


Mackay Entertainment Centre

For some night time entertainment, one can look to catch a theatre performance or live music at the Mackay Entertainment Centre. Hosting an array of performers, both local and international, this well-known venue is one of the largest of its kind in the region. It features multiple event and performance spaces in which to enjoy the various offerings that can be found throughout the year. Because of its central location, this centre is easily accessible for those finding accommodation at a hotel in Mackay within the city itself. Oaks Rivermarque is one such option to consider. The best way to check on what's playing here is to visit the official site ( so as to know what show or event that you can book a ticket for.


Coco Cubano

For nightlife with a distinct Cuban feel to it, one can head to Coco Cubano. This bar has a special Cuban theme and a one of a kind ambience in which to enjoy a laidback night out. Amongst their specialities are the wonderful variety of mojitos on offer from coconut to raspberry. For something different, you can have cocktails that have their own Cuban themes or even try what is called the "CosMojito" a creative concoction that blends a cosmopolitan with the distinctive taste of a mojito. When hunger strikes, there is a tapas menu to choose from while Cuban dishes and even nachos are served here too.


Mackay Marina Village

Set against a picturesque marina backdrop, the Mackay Marina Village is another great place to unwind with friends at night. While it has several dining venues and bars to choose from, the Sails Sports Bar is amongst the popular choices and offers live music on Sundays too.