We're bringing back Marketta Memberships!
Being a Marketta Member is our way of rewarding you for hanging out with us. It is by no way a rewards system, you don't need to collect points to get bonuses, you get rewards every time you come here. Whether it be at the bar or priority entry to gigs - we give you something back each time!
10% OFF BILL (BAR ONLY)
10% OFF ONLINE STORE
10% OFF MARKETTA ROOM HIRE
FREE BIRTHDAY DRINK
MEMBERS ONLY GIVEAWAYS - DOUBLE PASSES TO GIGS!
MEMBERS ONLY LINE FOR LANEWAY GIGS (SKIP THE QUEUE)
$29 a year
Renewing annually. Cancel anytime.
If you have tried Los Santos' Latin-Mexican Street Food you have probably wondered what it is that makes their food taste so incredible, although the secret ingredient may not be what you guessed!
The heart and soul of this sensational enterprise is our awe-inspiring and beloved Ana. Born and raised in El Salvador, Central America, Ana’s heritage is a melting pot of remarkable cultural backgrounds. A descendant of the Indigenous Mayans, she has drawn inspiration from her Grandmother’s traditions which are the foundations for her menu; fresh and simple fare with seasonal ingredients. From farm to table Ana has cultivated the traditions of this universally adored cuisine and made it enjoyable for everyone by accommodating any food preference, allergy or intolerance. “We have people with all kinds of preferences; vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, allergies, whatever it is we customise the food to suit whatever they need.”
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
Ana’s passion for food developed through her education in health. Coming from a background in medicine, she is particularly interested in biofield therapy, which focuses on the circulation and patterns of energy that moves throughout the body. Studies have shown this can have a huge impact on the health of our bodies and minds. Ana applies this holistic approach to the preparation of the food, which she believes makes all the difference, “We infuse our food with positive vibration, channelling a positive frequency which I believe stabilises and enhances the nutrition”.
Taquitos with a side of good vibes, yes thank you!
THE LOS SANTOS JOURNEY
Los Santos is one of the original markets we had here at the Marketta seven years ago. Since then, the team have dabbled in catering, kitchen takeovers as well as their restaurant collaboration in Currumbin, ‘Los Santos on the Deck’. They have been incredibly successful in all their ventures but Ana feels that the Miami Marketta is her home and appreciates the lifestyle of being able to operate here. “Everyone collaborates, the culture is amazing, and the customers are priceless. I love being able to have conversations with everyone, we have such a loyal following, we are very grateful.”
ALL THE YUMMY THINGS!
Fresh, tangy, with an element of surprise the options at Los Santos are endless. With all the traditional favourites you can expect from a Latin-Mexican street vendor including tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas the list goes on! All their marinades and salsas are made completely from scratch, fresh every week and for all those spice lovers try the ‘Zero to Hero’ spice test, rating from 0 to 10, see how much heat you can handle!
You can find Los Santos here at the Miami Marketta every Friday and Saturday nights from 5pm!
In its humble beginnings, King Stingray was just a do-it-yourself challenge – a couple of mates stewing up hot tunes in an equally hot part of the Northern Territory bush.
Now, less than a year since they dropped their hooky debut single, Hey Wanhaka in October 2020, these five Yolŋu (Aboriginal) and balanda (non-Indus) lads from north-east Arnhem Land and Queensland have become one of Australia’s hottest new acts.
In August 2021, King Stingray took out the enviable title of #1 Most Played Australian Track on triple j, for their accidental lockdown anthem, Get Me Out.
It came off the back of an impassioned triple j Live at the Wireless set in May (watch it here: abc.net.au/triplej/live-at-the-wireless/king-stingray-live-at-the-wireless/13364098).
Mixing ancient Yolŋu manikay (songs) and biḻma (clapsticks) with hot electric guitars and searing lyrics, King Stingray have spent the past year dodging COVID-19 restrictions to wow crowds along the eastern states, with tour highlights including Dark Mofo in Hobart, Splendour In the Grass XR, and completely selling out their first ever tour in March/April 2021.
King Stingray has one foot planted in history, and one firmly in the future.
Frontman Yirriŋa Yunupiŋu and guitarist Roy Kellaway have direct bloodlines running from Aussie rock royalty Yothu Yindi – the ARIA-winning legends who gave voice to the push for Aboriginal recognition with timeless tracks like Treaty, Tribal Voice and One Blood.
Yirriŋa, whose name translates to ‘place of stingray’, is a young Gumatj clan songman from the seaside community of Yirrkala. He’s following in the footsteps of his pioneering uncle, Yothu Yindi founder Mandawuy Yunupiŋu, who passed away in 2013.
“Dr Yunupiŋu was a great man, a humble man, a knowledge man, and he’s a leader – sharing a message,” says Yirriŋa. “Now we’re here to build a bridge for our generation, for our future, for the kids, just to do the same things as he was doing, and he’s been through.”
From the wilds of northeast Arnhem Land, King Stingray are just getting started. Keep track of the boys as they get ready to drop some more of Australia’s best new music in 2021.
Thursday 28th October
"I am so incredibly excited to play these shows in QLD with people that I absolutely adore. I'm a huge fan of Melaleuca, Rose Rogers and KARLOU, and I am already keen to watch them all smash it. I'm going to bring a lot of new material to these shows and have a bunch of fun visual aspects to feast your eyes on. The band and I are going to have so much fun and banter on stage, I can't wait for you all to be a part of it too. And as for the day after these shows, let us all be happily hungover together. Maccas on me! xx"
Sunday 31 October
Sunday 3rd October
Miami Marketta 18+
This Queens Birthday Long Weekend, Mojave Haze brings a cosmic playground of desert + space to Miami Marketta. Featuring some of Gold Coasts best live acts. The 2021 lineup includes Peach Fur, Donny Love, Chutney, Echowave and More TBA.
+ MORE TBA
The experience of tasting this juicy indulgence is something to revel in. Recently reviewed by a fellow punter;
“I walked straight up to him and spoke from my heart, ‘Mate, I've thought long and hard about this, and I have come to the conclusion, this here, what I just had, has got to be the best meal I’ve had all year.”
A Miami local, Nigel with over 30 years experience as a chef, has seen it all throughout his culinary career. Starting out in a fine dining restaurant at the ripe old age of 15, Nigel knew that being a chef was what he always wanted to do, “Ever since I could remember I’d be raiding the fridge and cupboards with whatever I could get my hands on to practise cooking.” By the time he was 19 he was running his own kitchen which was just the beginning of many Executive Chef positions in a variety of different establishments, including the beloved and sorely missed Hellenika on the Gold Coast. Nigel eventually went on to run his own restaurants and cafes. But when asked if he missed working and owning restaurants, he confessed, he was massively relieved when his restaurant was sold.
With great passion comes high standards and self-expectations, which is something that Nigel has struggled with throughout his career. “I always want everything I serve to be the best, and working in a restaurant with this kind of pressure I put on myself was tough. I was stressed out and angry, it was a disaster for my mental health’. Since coming to Marketta four years ago, Nigel has seen huge improvements in his life. We are so happy to have him a part of our family and we are stoked that he feels the same! “It’s a great gig, the best thing I’ve ever done.” Even through the struggles of the last 18 months of pandemic, his popularity has continued growing due to his loyal following and the support of everyone here at Miami Marketta.
Find the Brisket Boss here at Miami Marketta every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 5pm. Come try his brisket next week and Nigel will give you a bonus slider with every baguette. Just quote ‘YEEHAW’ to receive this offer!
We promise you will not be disappointed!
You're invited to join us for a new series of events to get your creative juices flowing of a Wednesday night! Hump day just got better thanks to Workshop Wednesdays!
Macrame classes, life drawing, flower arrangement, candle making + more!
Make a unique and handmade gift for someone special or just learn a new skill. Workshops are for all skill levels, and hosted by experienced teachers. Everything you need is supplied, simply show up and enjoy the night.
Workshop Wednesdays runs alongside Midweek Marketta, so grab yourself a feast from 5pm, enjoy some free live music, then head on into your workshop for the night!
Check out the upcoming events below:
CRYSTAL SOY CANDLE MAKING WORKSHOP
Hosted by Holistic Psychology
Wed 08 Sep
MACRAME POT HANGER WORKSHOP
Hosted by Ivy Trove
Wed 08 Sep
Shades of Raw
LIFE DRAWING CLASS
Hosted by Basiliart
Wed 22 Sep
BOHO DRIED FLOWER ARRANGEMENT
Hosted by Holistic Psychology
Wed 10 Nov
Saturday 28th August
Miami Marketta (18+)
Reuben Kaye 'the evil love child of Lisa Minnelli and Jim Carrey' (British Theatre Guide).
The obscenely intelligent, rib-crackingly funny Reuben Kaye heads to the Gold Coast in an explosion of high camp and filthy humour. Backed by his band The Kaye Holes, this international cabaret star and award-winning cry for help is what happens when you tell your children they can be anything. With an acid wit and a casual sensationalism that is simply delicious, Reuben is fast, on the edge and brutally funny – a Swarovski-studded revolt against the ever-narrowing views of an increasingly conservative world.
Reuben’s own brand of melodramatic showmanship has wowed audiences and critics around the globe. He dominates the stage and devours his audience as he seamlessly blends lavish storytelling into gilded song, with an impressive repertoire that ranges from Kurt Weill to Kate Bush.
'Brave, brazen and surprisingly poignant, Reuben Kaye’s latest show is not to be missed. ★★★★★' - Seesaw Magazine
'This isn’t a show for the faint of heart. ★★★★★' - Fringefeed
'Reuben Kaye is amazing ★★★★★' - The Fourth Wall
with special guests Pandamic + Brixton Alley
Thursday 9 December
Miami Marketta, Gold Coast (18+)
Look out look out there’s some bloody Terrys about!
In support of The TerrySonic Mixtape, The Terrys (a.k.a “your new favourite surf-indie outfit” triple j.) are hitting the road with their tools it tow on their first national tour (yeww!).
They’ll be bringing some of their most talented (and fun) friends, so join the Terrydactyl army and come celebrate what’s been a mammoth 12 months for The Tezzas. If their completely sold out Our Paradise tour has anything to do with it, tickets won’t last long - true friends don’t let friends sleep on tezza tickets.
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with special guests
Saturday 11 December
Miami Marketta, Gold Coast (18+)
There was a time; A time of packed pubs, heaving festival mosh pits, loud guitars, churning bass, walloping drums. The kind of riffs that can set entire fields into a seismic bounce, with choruses designed to be sung en masse with index fingers raised in perfect syncopation. This was a time where a band like Children Collide thrived – and with their imminent return and a new album on the horizon, there's hope that there can be a time like that again.
Time Itself is the band’s fourth studio album and their first album since the twice ARIA-nominated band’s third studio album Monument in 2012. It was another enduringly popular LP, following 2008‘s The Long Now and 2010’s Theory Of Everything, which debuted at #5 on the ARIA album chart and claimed the triple j feature album. Their repertoire includes some of the most well-loved Australian singles of the past decade, a roll call that includes Social Currency, Skeleton Dance, Chosen Armies, Loveless and triple j hottest 100 entries Farewell Rocketship, Jellylegs and My Eagle.
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