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Drift Bar

$$ - $$$, ,
30 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
+61 7 5438 2611
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“pork knuckle” (3 reviews)
“burger” (16 reviews)
“wedges” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Grill, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Esplanade Bulcock Beach | Bulcock Beach, Caloundra, Queensland 4551, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Drift Bar twice in a couple of days. It's in a nice position looking out to the passage. So first visit was coffee & cake which was pretty good. Then a nice cold beer and a wine in the afternoon for happy hour...More

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at Drift Bar for dinner and were not impressed with the meals received. Two pizzas - one being very doey and one like cardboard. Deep fried Cajun chicken strips had been left in the deep fryer far too long. The service by the...More

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nine ladies who lunch together once a month came to Drift for lunch. Not the most organised staff, very offhand. Kitchen did not appear to be organised either, as my Buffalo Wings arrived when four of the ladies had already finished their lunch. The burgers...More

Thank Tricia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided on Drift bar for a Sunday lunch what a joke! Didn't look busy but we waited well over an hour for our meals to come out separately, chips were cold and my salad was topped with uncooked quinoa??? Chicken was as dry af and...More

Thank Tiarna C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Drift for a friends birthday celebration and while it was busy we still managed to grab a few tables together. The music playing was really good and they made the best espresso martini. Such a good place for weekend drinks or any occasion.

1  Thank Jess W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Early morning, beachside breakfast. Great menu choices, perfect coffee. Just right. The affordable $10 special included the best coffee had on Sunshine Coast and the serving size was healthy not too large but very satisfying.

1  Thank FineArtKI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect location right on the front with a good view. Food was absolutely delicious and well worth the money. We ended up bringing some home in a container. Service was really good by all staff there particularly female staff member named Courtney. Will 100% return...More

1  Thank karyn201
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Had a nice lunch with a great view of the blue water and sky, glasshouse mountains etc. Staff were very friendly and service good. I had a great chicken pesto salad and a beer. Friends has pasta, fish n chips and such. Everyone was satisfied.

1  Thank ktarrier
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

While we were out near the beach I decided to go and have a beer. So I went to the drift bar on a Wednesday there was 2 people in there plus me. I had to go to the men's room and instantly felt like...More

Thank terrysargeson
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Roomy venue and easy to mingle with other guests at a special occasion - children welcome. Food excellent for a large group

2  Thank esmireed
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Questions & Answers
4 December 2016|
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Response from Gillie G | Reviewed this property |
Nice casual wear... no togs!!
2 July 2016|
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Response from Julie D | Reviewed this property |
No, it is a licenced bar
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
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 32
Bar, Pub, Australian, Grill, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, 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
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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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