There is escalating tension between outlaw motorcycle gangs on the Glitter Strip, with reports the Hells Angels are trying to muscle in on territory controlled by established rivals.
It is believed a group of Hells Angels were drinking at the Mermaid Tavern this afternoon when one of their members became embroiled in an altercation with a bar worker.
The entire group, dressed only in civilian clothes and not wearing club colours, was asked to leave, but refused, sparking a call to the police.
Officers arrived at the venue and spoke to members of the gang, who eventually left the pub without further incident.
It is the latest in a growing number of incidents involving outlaw motorcycle gangs.
The Hells Angels made a highly visible visit to the Gold Coast last month as part of their national run, while a Helensvale gym owned by a senior gang member was sprayed with bullets late last year.