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“It's a bit of fun” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Iron Bar

Iron Bar
Ranked #1 of 4 Nightlife in Port Douglas
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: An alchemy of rusty iron, sophisticated cocktails, tropical beats, hearty steaks, and hustling cane toads, the Iron Bar is a restaurant, bar and late night venue, synonymous with entertainment in Port Douglas. By day, the Iron Bar is a popular dining destination, featuring a lip smacking steakhouse menu, classic Aussie pub style eats, and all your favourite burgers, buffalo wings and BBQ ribs. After dinner, you'd be a clown not to indulge in a little bit of unique Port Douglas entertainment, with the famous cane toad racing! Later, the Iron Bar transforms as the epic epicentre of nightlife in Port Douglas. Choose your groove, in two levels of indoor and outdoor space, with the perfect balance of busy dance floors, quiet corners, easily accessible bar, and street space. Our dance floors play host to a mix of live and spun music while the eclectic mix of locals, visitors, royalty, backpackers, American Presidents, wedding parties, sports teams and cane toads brings an unpretentious classic Aussie atmosphere where everybody is welcome, everybody is friendly and everybody will dance! You can't say you've truly been to Port Douglas if you haven't been to the Iron Bar.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“It's a bit of fun”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

Went more for the cane toad racing than the meal. However the meals were ok. The racing is a bit of fun but the jokes a little risky at times. It was funny and something to experience once.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Toad and Karaoke”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Tuesday Night Toad Races and Karaoke, very competitive, and some good local acts. let your hair down:)

Visited May 2013
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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12 reviews
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“Wonderful Meal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013

Recently stayed in Port Douglas and came across the Iron Bar on our travels. Stopped in for a quick meal, had the seafood risotto and partner had the lamb shanks which were both absolutely delicious. Service was friendly, fast and meals arrived promptly. Only ate there once but had a great atmosphere and would definitely eat there again.

Visited May 2013
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Thank TravisDoug
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18 reviews
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“Great Aussie night out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

Great night out, meals were reasonably priced and tasty, staff were friendly, the guy who ran the cane toad races, I think his name was double o? was hilarious and the iron bar pale ale was awesome!

Visited May 2013
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Thank Alilaney
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“Boring food, sullen management”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013

I ordered Roo burger, my partner double beef n cheese, at $18.00 we both had plastic cheese, cold buns & minuscule sides. I exchanged my fries for a salad...3 lettuce leaves & 1/4 tomato dripping in oil. Would have been a good value $6.00 burger bar feed but falling way short of a restaurant burger.
Cane toad racing was cruel IMO, and expensive to watch, no guarantee of participation.
Staff were initially attentive & friendly, but dramically declined as soon as we had our food. wine list ok as long as you drink Sav, partner commented tap beer was horrible & switched to bottle. Management wouldn't look us in the eye when comment was made & gave the impression he couldn't care less. Bar girls were sullen & argumentative.
This place is all shine & promise, the true traits if a tourist trap... Do not go here, even if recommended, we read the reviews & tried it anyway...our mistake!

Visited May 2013
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