Freelance writer with a BA double majoring in Literature and Australian History who loves finding random places of social or historical treasure whilst travelling around visiting festivals, markets and quaint cafes with my husband and baby
Published February 6th 2015
Have a flutter at the pokies with friends over a good meal
The Caloundra RSL is not only one of the largest function centres in Caloundra, but it is also the home of 4 restaurants and cafes, great live entertainment, poker machines, pool tables, kids play area and a lot of RSL memorabilia.
It's a good place to meet in a group for lunch or dinner or host a work party. With plenty of parking and long opening hours, it's an easy meet up venue for coffee with friends.
There is a large range of Australian returned servicemen and war memorabalia and they conduct large Anzac Day events for servicemen, members and guests.
The RSL caters to a range of budgets for meals. At the high end, there's full table service at the seafood restaurant Aura. Viva is the RSL's mid-range family restaurant, and there is the lovely Clearwater Café for coffees and cafe food. If you're in a hurry, try the the fast and inexpensive option of Fastlane.
Besides the restaurants and cafes here, there are also 4 bars. The Miss Ruby Bar has high end drinks and craft beers. Unusually, this RSL also has a health drink area which reflects the healthy Sunshine Coast lifestyle. The Raw Health Bar has fruit juices, smoothies and other healthy options. At the other end of the scale, the Indulge Bar does coffees, milkshakes, pancakes and other scrumptious indulgences. Lastly, but not least, it wouldn't be an RSL without a sports bar offering beers and wines while watching the day's sports.
The RSL has 300 of the latest gaming machines including regular favourites, 2 TAB terminals, 1 Keno terminal, 2 Keno Touch terminals and both monthly and daily promotions for members.
Regular entertainment is a highlight of this RSL. With live artists and bands every night, you'll never be bored. Check out the calendar for what's coming up. They regularly have tribute shows, comedians, local singers and bands, as well as a host of other variety. Big acts coming to the coast are also regularly featured here due to the large size of the function centre.
The function centre also hosts weddings, engagements, 21sts and other parties most weekends. For details of the function centre or queries about holding an event here, contact their office on 07 5438 5800 or see the website for initial package information.