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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
“wedges” (4 reviews)
“bruschetta” (4 reviews)
“burgers” (7 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 1 week ago

Have had a many a wonderful lunch, dinner, snacks while watching over the passage. Has easily held the title of best bar in Caloundra for years........but now, alas, it has gone down the pan. Last two visits will be the last visits unless there is...More

Thank Annabella L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered lunch for family at bar, waited 45min, asked how long it would be and order wasnt put in to kitchen. I understand these things happen however i have a problem with the lack of awareness of staff, there were only 3 other tables waiting...More

Thank omorganv
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This bar is a really great place to sit sip a beverage and watch the world go by. The coffee is great and the beer is cold. Great views, great service. Can be tough to get a table!

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here for breakfast and got the smashed avo with an orange juice. Best breakfast I've ever had and the staff were very friendly! 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 15 September 2017

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

1  Thank Jenny L
Reviewed 15 September 2017 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 9 September 2017 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 8 September 2017 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 5 September 2017 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
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Questions & Answers
3 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
9 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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$31
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
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
6:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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