Join Regan Schoultz for a night out GC-style - Skinny Pashes and dubstep included.
Australia's Gold Coast is a hub of partygoers, beach lovers and high-flyers.
It is home to some of the best (and worst) bars, clubs and party scenes in Australia and can offer a great experience - provided you know where to go. Here is your guide to night life on the Gold Coast.
A local hotspot, Stingray is set on the ground floor of the QT Hotel and comes alive after 9pm. A mix of hotel guests, businessmen and women and keen party-goers make up the crowd.
The bar, turned club after dark, mixes pop art with industrial chic, giving the place a high-class feel.
The ambience, combined with Stingray's natural sugar cocktails, is the perfect way to relax with friends after a day at work.
Known as "skinny cocktails", these drinks use natural sugar sources such as agave to create a range of tasty drinks, the Skinny Pash being a club favourite.
This bar is a great place for over-20s looking for a classy night out.
What you need to know: Head there during the week or early on weekends because Stingray gets full fast. Friday and Saturday nights are marked by a long line and a packed bar.
To get in, patrons must also wear suits and nice dresses and have all tattoos covered.
Once you get past the giant queues, Elsewhere is a centre of activity with a packed dance floor and a humming outdoor area.
The club's interior has quite a grungy yet artistic appearance, with the walls splattered in artwork.
Elsewhere is generally filled with young adults in their early 20s but is also a popular spot for party seekers upwards of 30.
The club has a different DJ every night and plays a mix of house and dubstep tunes - great for a spot of wild dancing (and don't worry, the dance floor is dark so there are no excuses). This club is a great place for the keen merrymaker wanting to get away from the throng of the big dance clubs which line the main streets of Surfers Paradise.
What you need to know: Door entry is A$10 ($10.80) and partygoers should be prepared to wait in a long line. Try to get there early if you want to avoid the queues. Although the stairs are fairly dodgy, I wouldn't recommend touching the hand rail - with that many young adults around you have no idea what is on it.
Vanity is one of the Gold Coast's premier nightclubs. The club's innards are plush with designer wallpaper, antique mirrors and diamond studded-furnishings. And, wow, going to the toilet is an experience in itself.
The women's toilets are lined with wall-to-wall mirrors and comfy satin couches.
As for the men's, I can't say I've tried them but I hear they are pretty great, too.
This bar attracts a wide variety of age groups to its floors.
What you need to know: Vanity Nightclub is another really popular nightclub, so again, prepare for long lines and a door charge.
If all else fails and you find yourself hopelessly at a loss as to where to go, jump on a bar crawl.
The Gold Coast bar crawls are notorious for being rowdy affairs and they are the best way of taking in the night life while ensuring you don't get lost.