The Woolshed

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Cairns, Australia

The Woolshed Cairns Reviews

vgabond5023 vgabond5…
1 reviews
The Ultimate Backpacker Party Bar Jul 12, 2012
The Woolshed, Cairns most notorious backpacker bar and grill, is a must-see if you're in the area. It gets loud, hot, crowded. Packed with locals, backpackers, divers, blue collar working stiffs. Check out the special themed nights! You'll hear 10 languages, drink cheap draft beer (try the VB), and dance barefoot on the tables. Stay late (early?) enough, and things get really crazy. Show up early enough and you can get a hearty, cheap meal - even cheaper if you get a discount ticket/coupon from one of the many local hostels. Once you've had enough, follow the Esplanade north and grab a delicious - and cheap - kebab from the 24/7 stand beside The Bellview.
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tjwood tjwood
66 reviews
Great Meal and Great Atmosphere Mar 14, 2012
They constantly run the backpackers meal deal there. $12 Aussie dollars gets you a 300g steak, vegetables, and small beer. Excellent!!

There is plenty of seating downstairs and upstairs (or on the balcony!). The music was a great mix of rock and pop with music videos.

Plenty of people coming an going so striking up a conversation is easy. Mostly younger crowd of 18-30 are around but I did not feel out of place. This is a travelers hangout besides a locals fun place.

Check out the different functions they have going also.
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DylaneF DylaneF
2 reviews
High Energy Club Full of Young Adults! Apr 24, 2011
Geared towards the younger crowd this bar is high energy with contests, music and several bars. Full of local dive instructors and backpackers this is the perfect way to wrap up a day! Dancing on tables, drinks and a few areas for conversation centered in the downtown area of Cairns. Buses and cabs run directly to the area and can be easily accessed from many of the local hostels. If you are looking for a good time where you can meet like minded travelers looking for a fun and occasionally wild way to spend a night look no further than the Woolshed!

Perfect for the young adults looking for a wild night!
Meet new people and have a wild ni…
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Kneetah Kneetah
1 reviews
many, many good nights here Apr 24, 2011
$10 supper + dessert + pint! Such a good deal, and sooo good! Many nights spent here after lounging in the sun all day...located right on the main street, and they even had a poutine and free specials for us canadians on canada day!
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chronos85 chronos85
1 reviews
Woolshed in Cairns Sep 28, 2009
Well thats where al lthe backpackers go... beautiful people and good vibe! The motto of Woolshed is 'If you can't get laid in Woolshed you can't get laid anywhere' lol
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ClaireV1987 says:
hahaha!!! soooo true!
Posted on: Mar 29, 2011
captainmo204 captainm…
5 reviews
Jun 12, 2007
The woolshed in Cairns is one of the best places to slurp up some frothy beverages with the locals. Cairns in general is a second home for backpackers and tourists of all kinds. This place is very quaint, with a restaurant on the bottom floor and the bar/nightclub on the upper level. Once the dinner rush is over all hell breaks loose in this place, which is one of the craziest bars that I have ever been to. They have a pretty good sized dance florr with tables all over the second floor that people are encouraged to dance on and believe me they do! During the week they have many different events from free alcohol to wet t-shirt contests. All and all it is a great place to visit when in Cairns!
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CaroTheWorldTravler CaroTheW…
1 reviews
Jun 15, 2007
it's a good backpackers bar so if you go to cairns you have to go there at least once. but sometimes its a hit n miss. one night you might have a blast, the next it might be kinda lame. but they have cool fish races with funny fish like "SUSHI" from Japan! good entertainment-haha.
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Lbee Lbee
1 reviews
Jun 06, 2007
The woolshed is so much fun. Its fun, dancing, and drinking. Lots of interestng people. My sister and I went everynight we were Cairns. I meet people all over that have been to the woolshed in Cairns.
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lealealou lealealou
2 reviews
May 16, 2007
Only place ive been in Cairns buddy. Aimed squarely at backpackers. they play all sorts of music and do really cheap beer until 11 so get there early. Then its all sort of drinking games and competitions. If you like a laugh and a bit of a meat market its great, good fun. Not for serious clubbers or for the shy and retiring, but if your up for it this place is tops. Enjoy!!!
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-Alex- says:
will more than likely check it out.. thanks mate :)
Posted on: May 16, 2007

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