The Cotton Club

Cosmopolitan restaurant by day and intimate cocktail bar by night, The Cotton Club is renowned for its outstanding casual dining for discerning locals and tourists alike. The venue has created a unique ambience providing a perfect balance between dynamic cocktail bar and family friendly grill house.

Conveniently located on Shield Street in the city centre, The Cotton Club has never looked grander.  The elevated al fresco dining area is the only one of its kind in Cairns, and is air conditioned for year round enjoyment.  The raised deck, surrounded by full-length glass screens, keeps the cool air in, whilst guests enjoy the views of the city from a choice of comfortable booth seating or dining tables set in delightful tropical decor.  With live, acoustic music most nights, The Cotton Club is a popular choice for a relaxed night out.

The cool, chic alfresco area leads into the timelessly elegant cocktail bar, reminiscent of a speakeasy style bar of yesteryear.  Designed with ambient lighting, rustic brickwork walls, timber floors and luxurious soft furniture, it exudes character, comfort and class. Perfect for gatherings of all sizes.

Upstairs, you will find the iconic Woolshed, the go to destination for party goers for the past thirty years.

With a passion for genuine hospitality, owners Dominic and Debra Davies pride themselves on the high level of service they provide and the memorable experiences they create for their customers, year in year out, since opening the business in 1993.

“Quality and consistency are core values in our business, across every aspect, from the food and the service, to the venue and the team,” says co-owner Dominic.

The Cotton Club has deservedly earned a reputation for quality, good value meals. Originally finding its feet as a grill house under the guise of its overachieving sibling The Woolshed, the venue has come into its own, arguably serving the best steaks in Cairns, even hosting a popular weekly steak night.  Adding to its meaty roots the menu has developed to include everything from light snacks, share plates and tapas to hearty main meals, burgers and pizzas.  Vegan and gluten-free options are available, and be certain, there are mouth-watering desserts on there too.

With an impressive selection of exotic cocktails, a sophisticated wine list, and ice cold beers on tap, the cocktail bar is the perfect plate to meet for snack, dine out or to while away the afternoon with friends and family.

With so much on offer, The Cotton Club is the perfect place for any occasion from small celebrations, to larger-scale events.  The venue has customisable audio visual with multiple screens and full speaker system.  The kitchen provides an extensive function menu, catering for all types of events and of course, friendly staff to attend to your every need.

The Cotton club is open for lunch and dinner and private or corporate functions from midday to late 6 days per week.  Be sure to follow the QR code for up to date menu and opening times.

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