Launching from Mariner's Cove at the Gold Coast and South Bank in Brisbane, the YOT Club is a floating venue designed to capture that decadent yacht life vibe. Two sprawling levels of bars, stages and lounges offer a lush tropical experience, where patrons can eat, drink and be merry. A long list of traditional and specially craft cocktails are shared across two cocktails bars, while microbrewery beers are served cold and on tap. The drinks selection is complemented by a modest snack menu that changes daily; crowd favourites include Moreton Bay bug rolls, mushroom arancini, and Peking duck spring rolls.
The 2019/20 summer season kicks off with an Underwater Wonderland New Years Eve party on the Gold Coast. The $250 cost of admission includes a cocktail on arrival and glass of Moet at midnight, five hour canape services, and sets by DJs like Cassian, Dena Amy and Sunny Day. But if you're after the yacht life on a dinghy budget, check in to the weekend sessions in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The Brisbane Series starts at $44 for general admission or $89 for a VIP ticket, while the Gold Coast Tropicana series are $59 for general admission and $99 for VIP.
As an upmarket venue, visitors to the YOT Club are expected to adhere to a dress code that excludes singlets and thongs. Smoking is prohibited onboard.