Durng the day, this place is like a pub or bar on the main street. It gets fairly lively however at night, with live bands, plenty of dancing, and an assortment of different people of all ages.
Magnums also operate accomodation behind the pub. There are different types of accomodation to suit all types - there are tent sites, campervan sites, dorms, doubles and delux cabins. There are so many different rates. I suggest that you check www.magnums.com.au for the latest. This certainly is a very central place to stay.
Dress Code: no dress code. Just casual, shorts & t-shirt etc.
Magnum's is one of the more popular nightclubs in town. It is a large complex which also has backpackers accomodation.
I suggest you link to the below web address for heaps more info.
Dress Code: It overlooks the main street with indoor and outdoor seating.
Try starting your evening with a sunset champagne cruise on the Banana Winds. Leaving from Shute Harbour most evenings, you will soon make friends and there is an unlimited supply of bubbly (don`t remind the Crew that it isn`t real champagne because it`s Australian ) there is a round of informal introductions and then it`s drinks and nibbles for the rest of the cruise which lasts about two hours.
Airlie Beach has a permanent population of only 2000, this is supplemented all year round by plenty of tourists, there was a lot of expansion going on while we were there so get there as soon as you can to enjoy the smallest seaside town i have ever visited.
Nightlife and the 1000`s of tourists are well catered for by the bars and restaurants on the main road.
Here`s Steff enjoying one last beer before she becomes a Mrs.
Dress Code: In Airlie! are you kidding?
Magnums is the 'major' drinking venue for all in Airlie. Outside is the greatest mass sitting of outdoor long tables where anybody and everybody just takes a seat and starts to converse with all around. Nothing like just taking a seat and introducing yourself to whoever is across from you. Chances are they are also from out of town too.
Dress Code: The nightclub has a themed party every night. Monday nights being the most famous, a Foam Party. Other nights while I was there included a Pole Dancing Competition, a wet Tshirt competition, 70-80s nights.
Needless to say prizes are available for the competitions involving semi nudity. Contestants are also not always hard to find with so many backpackers travelling through.
Mama Africa is one of about 3 clubs worth visiting late at night along the street. But the golden rule here is that you don't visit here until after 12am.... Or well that was how it was explained to me.
Mama Africa's gets busy after the Beaches bar across the road closes at 12pm.
With a dance tune playing the floor is fairly busy. The decor is very much African themed.
When I visited the other year the place was in need of a refresh. Well I've been told that it has been. All new couches and decor. That I'd love to see.
Dress Code: whatever is the rule in Airlie
Magnums seems the best place in town to grab a beer after returning "back to Australia" - as all guides like to say - from the day's wanderings among the Whitsunday Islands. Also offering backpacker accommodation, Magnums has an outdoor bar with wooden tables. Great atmosphere, nice company, a pitcher of beer and chilled glasses. What more can you ask for?
This nightspot is amazing! From the moment you enter the doors you know you are in a great spot!
The drink prices are the cheapest I have ever come across for a nightclub and the music is off the chain playing everything you would want to hear!! The LED wall is crazy and definitely a sick feature of the club. Great staff, really can't fault it!
Dress Code: Standard Airlie Beach attire required, just no singlets for men.
Morroccos was directly outside of our resort and it was a great place to party. You could go there for a meal and sit outside for some Alfresco Dining and then drink the night away and dance at the nightclub inside.
I really enjoyed this bar, pub, nightclub whichever you'd like to call it. The locals were really friendly and you meet some amazing people from all over the world here.
Dress Code: Anything goes really, we all dressed up in highheels etc... but you can really wear whatever is comfortable.
This also was a great pub, club etc...
They also had really good food, and very cheap!! Im pretty sure this was a backpackers place. But they had great live music and we danced the night away!
Dress Code: Anything goes once again... Its a very laid back pub!
Beaches bar is a great ourdoorsy beer garden along the main stretch.
It is attached to the Beaches Backpackers accommodation and therefore as a result closes at 12 midnight in order to allow the residents to sleep. Not that sleep is a high priority for those staying here.
The set up of the bar are long tables. So one can join a table and meet whoever. Many of the tables are often reserved for the boat trips returning that evening.
The meals here are very reasonably priced.
Dress Code: shoes are good. I think anything would be allowed. At least a singlet.
The Juice Bar is the spot to hang out from 10pm to at least 1-2pm!!! The type of music played is some of the best club/dance mixes!!! The Juice Bar has a "chill out" room and the them of the club is sort of retro with water tanks (well they look like fish tanks minus the fish) around the walls separating the dance floor from the chill out room!!!
The Juice Bar has excellent airconditioning (which is a necessity in this weather) and it seems to keep up with the amount of people in the club. Unlike Mama Africa's the Juice Bar stays at a comfortable temperature all night regardless of the amount of patrons in there. Juice Bar seems to be a great place for the locals to hang out and catch up.
Very friendly Bar Staff also - and they are not that bad looking either!!!!
Check it out for yourself
Dress Code: Girls can getin dressed casually with rubber pluggers (or thongs) for shoes and really anything goes (if they want to wear high heels I guess thats ok).
Guys can wear dress shorts (from what I noticed) and I am not to sure about shoes. However again it appears most things go - neat casual.
Here`s Amanda and Steff with Harrison, the son of our skipper and two of the nicest people we met in Australia, Danny and Marge, it was Danny`s birthday and we were invited to join them at a local restaurant later that night. We had a wonderful time but sadly we lost their address on our travels.
I always find that backpacker bars and irish pubs have the best atmosphere and here you get a great combination of the two. A fairly small but lively irish pub. Not much else to say about it really. Go and see for yourself!