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The Pier Bar

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Pizza, Australian
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1 Pierpoint Road | The Pier Shopping Centre, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4031 4677
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Happy Hour by the Harbour

Great Bar overlooking the Harbour. Has both in door and outdoor with smoking area. Very popular with locals between 5 and 7 which is their happy Hour. Definately worth taking to time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Paul T
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great Bar overlooking the Harbour. Has both in door and outdoor with smoking area. Very popular with locals between 5 and 7 which is their happy Hour. Definately worth taking to time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Top spot for a drink or to meet up, food not to bad now either, renovations have really livened this place up and made good use of the space, great beer selection, staff don't seem that friendly or stoked to be working there though

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Clifton Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Bar has recently been refurbished and has gone upmarket, at least a little. The staff were, as a;ways, pleasant and helpful. The range of wine (my drink of choice) is fair and the range of beer good. The food has gone up in price, just a little, but still good value and well prepared and presented.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great place to visit, excellent view of the ocean , take a walk n chill out in Piers Bar.. Everyone over here just seems so happy and relaxed. The bar tenders go out of the way to suggest the choice of beer if you are new to the local brands.

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The Pier Bar C, General Manager at The Pier Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate that you took the time to review Pier Bar! Hope to see you back again for a beer, all the best! More 

Maroochydore, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We used to go to The Pier Bar for dinner every night (and lunch if we could) when we stay for work every July/August. We just wouldn't bother to cook when the food was so good and so reasonable. We went back again last year to find the restaurant renovated and we went back again this year and it was... More 

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The Pier Bar C, Manager at The Pier Bar, responded to this review

Hi Alansandie, We're really concerned to hear that you don't like the new layout. I'd love to invite you back on Sunday night and see that the Sunday Session is still very much like the old school sessions we've been known for for so many year. The bar is, of course very different as the old one was getting very... More 

Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have been in Cairns for a week and each night as we walked by this large outdoor patio, it was packed with people with lots of atmosphere. We made a reservation for dinner for Friday night and once again it was full with people of all ages. It was even more lively as many people were up on the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Whenever i am in Cairns i end up here on a daily basis....snd that's no hardship! Happy hour is $4 schooners and meals are really well priced. Especially considering the location.

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The Pier Bar C, General Manager at The Pier Bar, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed Happy Hour! We appreciated the review and hope to see you again soon! More 

Cairns, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The food was really cold, when our buzzer went we went straight up to get it and we were so disappointed it was all cold and I mean not even warm

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The Pier Bar C, General Manager at The Pier Bar, responded to this review

Hi Elly, I'm extremely sorry and concerned to hear about your dining experience here. I would very much appreciate an opportunity to find out what went wrong and how we can improve. Would you please send me an email and let me know what meals you had and who you spoke with? gday@thepierbar.com.au Thank you, More 

Western Australia, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Stopped in for a drink and some lunch. The food was amazing and the service was great very friendly and efficient . Will definitely go back

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The Pier Bar C, Manager at The Pier Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Henry, we're so happy you enjoyed! see you next time! More 

Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We came here with a family of 7 after a long day on the water. We had a little bit of everything, and it was all great. The specialty drinks were very good, as was the pizza, wings, salads, sandwiches and burgers. Nice atmosphere.

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The Pier Bar C, General Manager at The Pier Bar, responded to this review

Hi Rob, Thank you so muc h for your review! So happy to hear you enjoyed yourself at The Pier Bar! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Pierpoint Road | The Pier Shopping Centre, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: 07 4031 4677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 13
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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