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Top things to do when the sun goes down

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North Brisbane - this list is for you!

Looking for a fun night out with friends, or looking for a date night that's a little out of the ordinary - but you're sick of heading into the over-crowded and expensive city or valley?

Say no-more because just minutes from you (which equals cheaper Uber ride), you've got a bunch of new, fun-filled sun-downer options that you've probably never considered.

Moreton Bay has got everything you need to let your hair out and have a great night! Here's our top spots to hit up once the sun goes down (or to watch the day turn to night).

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Eatons Hill Hotel

Did you know that one of Australia's premier entertainment venues is only minutes from your front door? Eatons Hill Hotel is probably best known for bringing some of the biggest names to the region for sellout shows. But did you know that the venue offers something every night of the week?

From delicious dinner in the restaurant, to the newly refurbished rooftop beer garden (one of nine bars) or its nightclub with top DJs performing, there's never a shortage of fun on offer across Eaton Hill Hotel's four levels.

Don't feel like worrying about getting home? Too easy, Eatons Hill Hotel also has a 4.5 star luxurious hotel onsite, so why not stay and play.

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Bite Dining Markets

Looking for a new spot to take insta-worthy pics and somewhere to grab some delicious food? Well, you're in luck - keep your Instagram and your belly full and happy at BITE Markets.

Bite Markets - the northside's premier night market with more than 40 shipping containers of foodie heaven, with no dish more than $15.

Alongside the array of food vendors, there's also onsite bars serving craft beer and ciders, including from local micro breweries.

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The Belvedere

Watch as the day turns to night at The Belvedere. Make sure you get there in time to catch one of the most spectacular sunsets you'll manage to find in south east Queensland.

Try and secure yourself a table on the deck to make the most of the incredible views.

The Belvedere is one of the locals favourite watering hole and its not hard to see why with their delicious menu and extensive drinks menu, including cocktail balloons, beer towers and premium wine on tap.

Don't feel like driving? There's a number of close-by accommodation options in Redcliffe.

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Grab a local brew

Forget XXXX, VB, Tooheys, Carlton, Hahn, Pure Blonde and all the other usual suspects, boutique local brewers are popping up across the region, ready for you to explore.

Thirsty Chiefs Brewing Company, North Lakes

This microbrewery is brewing up a storm in North Lakes, offering beer enthusiasts over 195 local and imported beers, ciders and unique range beers including preservative-free, gluten-free, alcoholic ginger beer and even chilli-infused brews.

Brendale Brewing Co, Brendale

For an intimate space to catch up with your closest mates or a place to party with up to 180 people, Brendale Brewing has the goods to cater to everyone. With no tv's to watch the sports channel, Brendale Brewing wants you to get back to basics and socialise with your friends, family and maybe even meet someone new while throwing back a fresh, local craft beer. Bring your furry, four-legged friends along, play some pool or Foosball, board games or try out the Super Nintendo.

Showcase Beers, Scarborough

Located on the beachfront at Scarborough, craft beer lovers will have a blast at this craft beer cafe with nine taps showcasing micro breweries and wineries. While you're there you can also dig into a delicious pizza or cheese platter, with a stunning view of the sunset over Moreton Bay.

Jumping Goats Bar, Margate

Owned and run by a father-daughter team, Jumping Goats Bar is one the newest bars on the Redcliffe Peninsula. For relaxed seaside vibes in a rustic setting, Jumping Goats Bar is the place to be. Each Thursday, Saturday and Sunday evening, you can enjoy live music and board games while you throw back a few cold ones from local suppliers.

Sunny's Margate Beach The Sebel waterfront Views Millenials Redcliffe Peninsula

Sunny's Margate Beach

Enjoy panoramic views of the bay from Sunny's Margate Beach, while enjoying delectable crafted cocktails or a cold drink.

Head downstairs to their restaurant for some tasty dining options to be enjoyed while making the most of the stunning views of Moreton Bay.

Don't feel like driving home? No problemo friends - you can stay onsite in the luxury accommodation at The Sebel.

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Sandstone Point Hotel

Just like it's sister-venue Eatons Hill Hotel, this water-front dining and entertainment mecca is a must-do for any time of the day or night. Renowned for its festival and concerts, Sandstone Point Hotel has a lot going for it outside of these peak times and is truly a destination in its own right.

Offering a variety of dining areas including the restored Oyster Shed, with a menu influenced by fresh produce including locally sourced seafood, there's also a number of great bars to grab a drink and soak in the Moreton Bay views or enjoy the live entertainment.

Don't feel like driving? Book in advance and secure yourself a spot next door at the award-winning BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort - we recommend grabbing yourself a Safari Tent for something a little bit different.

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Samford Hotel

Steeped in history, the Samford Hotel is a staple of the Samford Village community providing top notch brews in the relaxed atmosphere of the HOPS bar and delicious bites in the ambience of the Village Garden Bar & Grill.

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Redcliffe Leagues Club

Footy lovers, this one is for you! One of Queensland's largest licensed community clubs is located in Redcliffe and it offers a range of casual dining options and bars.

Grab a drink overlooking the spectacular Dolphin Stadium, while enjoying live and free entertainment every night of the week.

During footy season, why not make a day (or weekend) of it and make sure you watch the mighty Dolphins in action.

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North Lakes Sports Club

Who doesn't love going for a great feed and relaxing drink at the sports club? Well, have you been to Queensland's newest club yet in North Lakes?

You've got plenty of dining options at North Lakes Sports Club as well as a Sports Bar with TAB and 186 of the latest gaming machines to try your luck. There's also free live entertainment on every day of the week.

Caboolture Sports Club

Sister-venue of North Lakes Sports Club, make sure you check out Caboolture Sports Club and find out why it was awarded Queensland Best Club last year.

We hope you enjoy your time exploring all that our wonderful region has to offer.

Share your journey with us on socials @visitmoretonbayregion and tag us with #visitmoretonbayregion in your posts, we would love to hear about your experiences in Moreton Bay Region!

Words by
Matthew Rodin

Having a passion for travel has led Matthew to experience many places and cultures around the world. Each time he explores a new place, he gains a greater sense of pride for the region he calls home. Matthew grew up in the Hills District, and is passionate about sharing all the best bits of the Moreton Bay region with travelers and locals.

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