What We're About

Quality local craft beer, wine, spirits, cocktails, with live music, friendly atmosphere, cosy surrounds, tucked away in Margate on the Redcliffe Peninsula. Jumping Goats Bar is a small neighbourhood bar created and run by Peninsula local Nigel Scanes. We have two simple aims - to bring people together, and support independent local businesses. Oh and a third - to have fun, just like jumping goats do!

Quite frankly, there's nothing quite like us on the Peninsula.

We're pet and family friendly!


We're astounded by the quality and creativity of Australian independent brewers, winemakers, and distillers, and our ever-changing drinks menu is built on showcasing the best of these. We aim to buy local as much as possible, so our wide variety of craft beer is mostly from independent Queensland breweries. Much of our fantastic selection of wine is created in the Granite Belt region where Queensland makes elegant world-class wine. Our spirits, including gins, whiskies, rums and vodka, are mostly from top notch Australian craft distilleries. We were voted 2nd best Espresso Martini in 2019 with these ingredients!


BYO Food Welcomed! from our excellent neighbouring takeaways or from home (need a place for a wet-weather picnic?). Practically next door to us we have delicious Kob's Thai Kitchen, melting tender American ribs Rib Witch and fabulous Bella Sicilia Pizza and Pasta.

Live Music and Events

We regularly host a wide variety of original live music from rock to jazz to folk. See our Events page for the latest, or better still join our mailing list for up to date info!

Three friends toasting with wine and cocktails over a timber slab table Photographer: Dominika Lis

Find us

Opening Hours

Thursday: 4pm-Late

Friday: 4pm–Late

Saturday: 4pm-Late


4/295 Oxley Avenue
QLD 4019

Entrance to car park off Ewan St

07 3184 5473

About Us

Nigel and Peta
Photographer: Dominika Lis

Jumping Goats Bar is owned and run by Peninsula local Nigel Scanes. Nigel's a motorcycle enthusiast who loves a good chinwag, and he'd long been on the lookout to start his own business. He opened the bar in 2018 with daughter Peta Thames, choosing Margate as the location to be close to home and family. They worked together to create their dream of a friendly little local bar until Peta moved on in 2021 to pursue a lifestyle with more sleep.

Jumping Goats Bar would be nothing without the love and support from day one of Jason Scanes, Will Thames, and always in our hearts, Mandy Scanes and Albert Spies.

Search for 'jumping goats videos' to understand the inspiration behind our name. We're hoping you'll have as much fun at our bar as those little creatures have!



07 3184 5473

Facebook: @jumpinggoatsbar

Instagram: @jumpinggoatsbar

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If you are a musician or other live act who's interested in performing, contact us via this form.