Nightquarter is an entertainment and dining precinct in Birtinya, Sunshine Coast. Featuring award-winning live music stages, themed festivals and a world of restaurants under one roof, it is home to a collective of culture and cuisine honouring international flavours. NightQuarter is a 15 to 20-minute drive from either Mooloolaba or Caloundra.

NightQuarter is open every Friday and Saturday from 4pm-10pm. They also hold special concerts so  check out their What’s On page to see what Concerts & Events are scheduled. The venue is a creative container city.  Some are basically decorated while others have been overhauled beyond recognition as the Queensland rail shipping container they started out as.

Night Quarter

Entry Passes

Entry passes are available online in advance or at the front entry gate when you arrive. Buy online and save with $3 adult passes and $2 child passes.  Entry passes on the door are $5 for adults, $4 for teens and $2 for kids 12 and under.  Seniors have free entry between 4pm-6pm when showing a seniors card.

NightQuarter is a vibrant entertainment hub – offering a full calendar of live entertainment every weekend, plus great food and drink options for your family or your crew of besties. It has won the ‘Best Regional Venue’ at the Queensland Music Awards for three years, so come and enjoy where it’s all happening.

Night Quarter

Sunset Cocktail

There is genuine pride amongst the team here to be located within the beautiful Sunshine Coast region set between the pristine coastlines and the lush hinterland. A natural food bowl, the Sunshine Coast is one of Australia’s favourite taste destinations. With its distinctive coast and country geography, the region delights with an abundance of meats, vegetables and fruits. It is also home to amazing craft makers including brewers, distillers and creators of artisanal produce. At Nightquarter there are a variety of experiences on offer that you can take advantage of when planning a trip here.

Nothing pairs better with the Sunshine Coast than a sunset cocktail. Nightquarter’s cocktail class offers you a chance to learn the art of fine cocktail creation and discover unique local craft spirits that have been handcrafted in this beautiful part of Queensland. You will also get to create one cocktail for yourself to enjoy on the night. What will it be?!

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Night Quarter Food

You can also enjoy an evening twist on the traditional high tea experience at Nightquarter. Celebrate the taste of the Sunshine Coast with a vintage teapot of locally distilled Sunshine & Sons Pineapple Parfait Gin and Fever Tree tonic garnished with edible flowers. This comes served with a high tea of delicious Sunshine Coast nibbles.

For a decadent delight, why not try the chocolate and cheese experience where you can tantalise your tastebuds with a selection of handcrafted local chocolates, artisan cheeses, fruits and nuts served on a two-tier high tea stand.

Another indulgent passion would be to take part in the progressive dessert tasting menu. The fact that you have to move between the dessert restaurants to consume the 3 courses should help ease the guilt of only eating these tasty sweet treats for your dinner. Selections available include an entree of a chocolate fondue plate before moving on to the main course of an ice cream donut sandwich. Your third course dessert could then be Choco Churros. You will also receive a guide book complete with tasting notes to accompany this amazing sensory overload.

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12 Glass Cocktail

If you enjoy a tipple there is an after dark beer, wine and spirits tasting experience that is sure to kick off your night. You can go on a bar crawl throughout the different themed venues. You will get to taste locally distilled spirits in a delicious cocktail. Next stop should be The Eumundi Brewery beer garden where you will receive two tastings of Eumundi Brewery’s most beloved brews. The finale for the night would be the Sirromet wine bar where you will be served the local drop from Queensland’s granite belt and a yummy cheese platter.

For a treat that’s easy on the eye as well as the taste buds, try the Sunshine Spritz Cocktail Tree.

This 12 glass cocktail tree exudes the flavours of the Sunny Coast. Pot-distilled in the hinterland rainforest with a carefully curated mix of native and traditional botanicals, Sunshine & Sons spirits evoke the allure and the warmth of this beautiful region. Enjoy three varieties of their spritz cocktails. You can add a cheese plate featuring a selection of local cheeses from Woombye, Kenilworth or Maleny Dairies to compliment this tasting extravaganza.

Stopping by Nightquarter for dinner and live music is a great option after a day relaxing on the local beaches. Add in one part cabaret to two parts’ food stalls, mix in some coastal vibes, local brews and colourful cocktails and you have Nightquarter under the stars every weekend.

With 800 parking spaces available at Stockland Birtinya it is easily accessible. An additional 300 car spaces are available off Kawana Way, and there is street parking throughout the area.

Jake Jeon

September 2022

Awesome place, super sweet spot for social gatherings. A few cheeky cocktails and an awesome food selection. The live music is a great touch! If you order tickets online they're cheaper than at the door 🙂

Ken Tran

July 2022

Great night out. We went early on Friday afternoon/evening, so it wasn't as crowded. Still a decent number of food stalls open and lots of variety.

Nicola Hyndman

August 2022

A lot of fun - and dog friendly! (I'm fairly sure?) Can be a bit expensive though. Overall, I always enjoy the food, drinks, social environment & the live music. Plan on going again soon.

If you are looking for more things to do on the Sunshine Coast have a look at some of our other blogs:

You could also try our blog about the Top 6 things to do in Mooloolaba or if you want to look at activities outside of the Sunshine Coast take a look at our blog about the best things to do in South East Queensland.

Zoe Abrahams

About the Author – Zoe Abrahams

Zoe has worked in the Gold Coast tourism industry for nearly 20years and is the marking manager for Aquaduck Gold Coast, Aquaduck Sunshine Coast, Southern Cross Tours and Gold Coast Sunset Cruise.

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