If you’re going to embrace the summer heat and humidity in Brisbane you may as well do it with a view and a nice icy drink to help you cool off. To help you chill in style this season, we’ve compiled a selection of some of our favourite Brissy rooftop bars so you can make the most of the summer weather.
21 Lambert Street Kangaroo Point
Fly up to the Eagles Nest on Fridays and Sundays to soak up the glorious views of the Brisbane River and picturesque city skyline.
Your time at the Eagles Nest is best spent snacking on assorted tapas and sipping on a cocktail as you watch the world go by. This bar is perfectly positioned for sunset viewing, so bring along your date, significant other, after work crew or Sunday session buddies and enjoy the magic as Mother Nature puts on her daily show.
20 Constance Street Fortitude Valley
Brightly patterned furniture and hanging plants galore adorn this playful and popular rooftop spot. The venue is nestled in Brisbane’s buzzing Fortitude Valley, a hub for wining, dining and nightlife. Up on Constance serves guests a delicious selection of cocktails that is ever changing and new and more uncommon spirits perfect for the adventurous customer wanting to try something a little different.
Level 16 Pullman and Mercure Hotel, Corner Ann & Roma Streets Brisbane
If you look closely at Sixteen Antlers, the rooftop bar found up top in Brisbane’s Pullman Hotel, you’ll notice the branches or antlers included as part of the architecture. It’s from these antlers that the venue gets its name, that and the fact that you’ll find it on level 16. Design aside, this sky high bar offers a beautiful selection of drinks and tapas style eats to accompany the inner city views and tunes.
Visiting on a Friday or Saturday night? Weekend punters are spoilt with live music performed by a DJ to accompany the already inviting views from above.
Level 1 646-648 Ann Street Fortitude Valley
There’s something special about rooftop drinks surrounded by fairy lights, and this is precisely what you’ll uncover when you pop up to one of Fortitude Valley’s newest and slightly hidden spots, Elixir.
Elixir has all you need to quench and cure your summer thirst, from the enchanting ambiance to an enticing menu. Explore the full list of creative cocktails and other assorted refreshments upon your arrival and order your tipple of choice with one of the Elixir ‘alchemists’ behind the bar.
71-73 Melbourne Street South Brisbane
A visit to Dandy’s Rooftop in South Brisbane will leave you feeling, well, fine and dandy. Fake turf and brightly coloured picnic table settings will evoke some backyard vibes to make you feel right at home. Bring your friends and bring your family!
Friday and Saturday nights are great for relaxing, and Soho Sundays are bound to leave you entertained, with live DJs, cocktails and pizzas to fuel your belly and your soul.