The Woolshed
9:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Monday
9:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Friday
9:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 PM - 3:00 AM
About
Celebrating 21 years, The Woolshed is Famous Worldwide for its Table Dancing and the guaranteed party seven nights a week. Recently refurbished, the night club is situated upstairs, with the front opening onto a balcony overlooking the Fig Trees. Located right in the heart of the City Place, The Woolshed is the heartbeat of the city where people meet to relax, dance and enjoy a drink. We specialise in groups and parties with five distinctly different areas catering for groups from 8 to 500!
Duration: More than 3 hours
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Amanda A
36 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Used to be a good venue however the major draw back now are the security guards. They really seem to hate their job and jump straight to verbal aggression is any conversion. It really brings down the whole mood and harbours aggression in their patrons. If you hate your job that much then don't do it guys.
Written 8 December 2023
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Victor
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Business
My disappointment is immeasurable. Dined with friends but didn’t receive food even tho I ordered at the counter. I went there but they told me it’s to late “Kitchen is closed” without an apology or anything. truly impolite.
And worst came worst… I had to watch my friends dine without me… walk home hungry and frustrated to make myself some pasta.
Written 23 December 2022
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Troyfnq
Lima, Peru1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
Muy básica y ascoso como tratan la persona.
Thrown out for English people working at the bar being offended by not knowing the difference between a pot and a schooner and security throwing my father on the floor for this being said and myself in a headlock and us being thrown out for this taking place... Maybe the staff were drunk and couldn't handle the situation properly?
Written 2 July 2022
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arsinchak
Cairns, Australia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
I always have a great time at Woolshed with my friends. Darragh, Joanna and Andrea always ensure I have a great time and I’m super grateful. I will always recommend this place for good night on the town to all visitors.
Written 31 December 2020
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Hannah-Rose G
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Security guard told us to f^*** off even thought we had a wrist band and paid!!! Disgraceful and left a voicemail... no reply.. dont go here
Written 19 January 2020
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Hi hannah, As per the email I sent you, we believe this has been quite a misunderstanding. The VIP wristbands are not valid after 11pm, you arrived at 12:15am which meant you had to que for entry. Several of our staff reported you became extremely angry and verbally abusive when you had been advised of this, at which time our security staff denied you entry (we have zero tolerance for verbal abuse). We apologise for any misunderstanding you may have had over the wristbands and wish you safe travels.
Written 20 January 2020
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jefferson l
Las Vegas, NV305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
I personally work in law enforcement and have never noticed the woolshed security do any of the actions that were previously mentioned. I went on latin night and most of the people in there that night had dark skin, nor were there any of the dark skinned in attendance even confronted about anything. I noticed several intoxicated women that were getting flirted with and the security should have asked them to leave the premises. Not only did they let them stay, they were very professional and did not try to take advantage of them at all. The customer services was also excellent. Me and my hostel come here every tuesday for years now and have never had any of these issues. The music and dance floors are awesome, and everyone seemed to be having a great time! It is standard procedure if a confrontation occurs that both parties are ask to leave the premises!
Written 27 November 2019
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joachimv1986
39 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
I had a bad experience here in this club, I asked for less ice in my drink and I was kicked out of the club. Happened with me. I asked for less ice and the bartender was so rude that he said to me, can you not tell me how to do my job and I was like I didn’t tell you that I just want less ice? And he called security and they kicked me out! Security is a not good and nice at the same time there because they don’t even care what you have to say bit i asked to say goodbye to my friends and they let me! The funiest thing is that the security had to ask the bartender who they had to kick out and that because I was not drunk or doing stupid things they did not know! The funniest is that the security asked me ,why are you being kicked out ! I was like asked your bartender
Written 24 November 2019
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saracass1
6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
Absolutely disgusting and vulgar bouncers who are women abusers. If you are a woman do not go to this place for your safety, if you’re a man go for it I highly doubt they would dare lay hands on another man as they have the ability to defend themselves.

Me and my friend went to the toilet together as girls do and for some strange reason there were 2 male security guards in the toilets as well. They told us to get out which I still don’t know what for, obviously we couldn’t straight away because my friend was weeing. When we got out they said to us you need to leave now, we were tired anyway and this was a bizarre situation with men in the female toilets so we were like ok, one of the bouncers then started shouting abuse at us saying “yeah you do what I say, you do what I tell you to do” I stopped and said there’s absolutely no need to speak to us like that we were already leaving? The guy then continued to shout bizarre things and I said I want to speak to the manager because you cannot talk to people like that. Once the manager arrived who I believe was named Joe, things got even worse. The 2 security guards then twisted everything told the manager we were being rude and the manager said yeah get them out.

One security guard then grabbed my FEMALE friend with his arm across her throat and was lifting her by the throat so she could not breathe! I was shouting to get him off her and the manager Joe was shouting further abuse at me while my friend was being manhandled?? Saying bizarre things to me such as “you’re not in the UK you know, this is Australia we do what we want” as far as I was aware Australia doesn’t allow you to abusive women???? Anyway, a terrible club run by vile people. STAY AWAY!!
Written 2 November 2019
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Hi saracass1, First and foremost, thank you for your interesting, yet fictional account of the events of this particular evening! For the sake of the readers, here’s what actually happened (which is recorded in the Cairns Police report, Security logbook & CCTV footage (for that evening) - You and your friend were both in a lady’s toilet cubicle (together) for so long that some of our other female guests (who were waiting to use the toilet) complained to our security staff. - One of our security staff + our Duty Manager then knocked on the cubicle door and asked you both politely to finish whatever it was you were both doing in there and get out. - Once you finally came out of the toilet, you then physically assaulted the security guard. We have zero tolerance policy against violence, so it was at this point the security guard proceeded to remove you from the venue and notified the Police should assistance be required. - Your friend then took a swing at the security guard, upon doing this, our Duty Manager advised her to think twice as if a ban was placed on her for violent behaviour, it could “ruin the rest of her trip”” as she would not be permitted entry to any other venue in the state of QLD. - Once outside of the venue, the police continued to restrain you as you were behaving in a physically & verbally abusive manner. The police later asked the security guard if they wish to press charges against you, lucky for you, the security guard chose not to. - Once you finally left, we banned both you and your friend from our venue. PS. Our Manager Joe (also from the UK!) was in fact on a rostered night off, it was our (Irish) Duty Manager & Security Guard (from the Cook Islands) who dealt with your incident. Should you like to discuss this matter further, by all means, please contact us directly. Good luck with your travels. Sincerely, The Woolshed – voted “Best Backpacker Night – Australia” 2018 & 2019
Written 19 November 2019
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mehz
4 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
I went here with my mates for ladies night on the 13/10/19 and they gave us free vouchers for 5 alcoholic drinks at the door on arrival.

On the first order we were given two of the free drinks of the one voucher and was told that the champagne was finished (when this had just started).

The drinks that we were given was apparently a vodka cranberry and vodka orange cocktail. Let me tell you these drinks had no alcohol in them what so ever and tasted just like plain old juice!

We then go and order more asking for another two and we get told that it’s only one at a time per voucher (fair enough). So I ask politely why as we were given two drinks by another bartender previously and the rude girl Laura (who’s name I had to get from the venue manager by actual praising this incompetent being) answers back aggressively with a nasty sassy attitude ‘don’t be grumpy and talk to me like that as I run things here and you won’t get served. I literally asked her a question and said I’m not being grumpy and speaking to you normally with respect and she replies ‘I will get you chucked out and have the power’. I just couldn’t believe her and walked away.

This women is an absolute total joke I swear! I have never met such a rude nasty negative bartender with such crap customer service skills. God knows who employed her and if they where in their right stand of mind at the time! All the female bartenders looked moody and like they didn’t want to be there.

Don’t waste your time at this place guys..they have no alcohol in the free drinks they serve, they lied about champagne being finished, and on top of that are so disrespectful and unwelcoming!
Written 15 October 2019
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Trixsta
Mundingburra, Australia34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Friends
Alfresco dining with great value, tasty meals. Tuesday night they offer 2 for 1 meals from a select menu. I visited on a Tuesday night and my meal was awesome!!
Great value, great service and great atmosphere :)
Written 5 October 2019
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Thanks for your awesome review! Hope to see you back again soon!
Written 19 November 2019
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