With almost 300 days of sunshine every year, rooftop bars are always on-trend. Raise your glasses to drinking sky high!
Perched atop the Mercure Brisbane King George Square, Sixteen Antlers Rooftop Bar offers a selection of craft beers, curated cocktails and quality wines for locals and visitors to enjoy while they relax and soak up the birds'-eye view of the city.
Sazerac Rooftop Bar
Are you ready to take it to the top? 30 floors, in fact. Sazerac Bar is the city's highest bar occupying the 30th floor of the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel at 99 Mary St. The carefully crafted concoctions paired back with tapas and funky beats are the perfect match for sweeping city views.
Elixir Rooftop Bar
This rooftop bar is a subtropical oasis set high above Fortitude Valley’s entertainment precinct. Head up the stairs to find a sleek and minimalist decor with plenty of greenery, cement tables and wooden day beds. The bar serves up an original mix of cocktails and is a classy place to stop by for a few drinks and graze the bar menu.
Lennons Pool Terrace
Step off Queen Street Mall and ride the elevator to the fourth floor. You’ve arrived at Lennons Pool Terrace. Part of the new Next Hotel, the bar is perfectly positioned to grab a drink in the city with a side of people-watching. Grab an intimate setting for two overlooking Queen Street Mall, or stand around large bar tables on the terrace with your crew.
Limes Rooftop Bar
Take the plunge and try out Limes – no really, the boutique hotel has two plunge pools up top that you can dive into for its rooftop cinema evenings or "just because" that's how you'd like to finish your evening out. Claiming the name as Brisbane’s first rooftop bar, a renovation just last year has ensured this place is more on trend than ever.
Up on Constance
The only way is … up. Just down the road from Limes, Up on Constance is set above the also new Tryp Hotel. Head down the graffiti laneway and take the elevator to the top. Here you’ll find a terrace filled with bright chevron-striped padded seats and the perfect view for sunset.
Only open one day of the week, Eagles Nest is the perfect spot for a Sunday session. Be sure to head before sundown as its Kangaroo Point location means you’re looking back across the river at Brisbane’s CBD, and the sunset colours look brilliant as they bounce off the glass buildings.
For something a little bit more intimate, Spicers Balfour has a somewhat secret rooftop bar. Diners at the restaurant or patrons of the hotel can make use of the small bar that has stunning views of the Story Bridge from its location in New Farm.
Soleil Pool Bar
Soleil Pool Bar is the place to be seen on Sunday afternoons. Tan on the pool deck, lounge around the main bar and dance to live DJs as they spin the tracks of summer while the sun sets. This is poolside party with a touch of glamour.
The Stock Exchange Rooftop
The Stock Exchange building has been around since 1863, so we’re sure she’s had plenty of makeovers in that time. A recent renovation turned this old girl’s rooftop from drab to fab with fairy lights, hanging plants, and new tables and chairs for the perfect garden party vibe.
Dandy’s Rooftop is a fun and playful space set at the top of The Fox Hotel in South Brisbane. With a tennis theme, AstroTurf, bright umbrellas and coloured wooden tables, this space says "summer" all year round. Head on up for cocktails jugs, good vibes and tasty bar food.
Eleven Rooftop Bar
Perched upon the 11th floor of 757 Ann St, take in the sweeping views of Brisbane city at all-day venue, Eleven. The venue will serve European-style share plates, light breakfasts, coffee and cocktails in sleek and stylish surrounds.