Elevate nights outside to new heights by departing the ground below at one of Brisbane’s stunning rooftop bars. With places that rival Melbourne and Sydney’s greatest, Brisbane’s sky-high bar scene is unmissable. Whether your perfect night out entails sipping exotic cocktails, listening to live music or dance the night off, we’ve tracked down the best rooftop bars in Brisbane for many tastes.
2. Eagles Nest
Soar over Brisbane’s skyline with the Eagles Nest rooftop bar, located on the 12th floor of this Point Hotel. Open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 3 pm; this trendy, contemporary place presents 360-degree views of Brisbane River and the Story Bridge. Finish off your week in luxurious with a tasty cocktail whilst watching the sunset and listening to a live music.
3. On Constance
For Brisbane locals looking for something brand new or seeing vacationers looking for an enjoyable venue to spend their nighttimeup On Constance is a hidden jewel. Take the elevator to the rooftop of this Tryp Hotel and step into a quirky-cool space with live DJs in addition to seasonal food, cocktails and drinks. Sample some rare, exceptional spirits while sipping on delicious bao, sizzling sliders and desserts. Alternatively, head downstairs to the popular Chur Burger to get a late night feed.
4. The Pool Terrace and Bar, adjacent Resort
Hidden around the fourth floor of the following Resort is a luxurious oasis which overlooks Queen Street Mall. Having a sapphire blue 20m infinity pool running along the terrace, leafy palms and stylish lounges, the Pool Terrace and Bar exceeds expectations. For those seeking to impress a special someone or enjoy a sophisticated night out, this bar should be on top of your list.
5. Elixir Rooftop Bar
Named after a Chinese folklore tale between the Moon Rabbit and the Elixir of Life, this exclusive rooftop refuge is a mystical oasis. Sleek and minimalist, it sports wooden seats and day beds with white canopies and leafy foliage. Under the gentle glow of fairy lights, the bar’s ‘alchemists’ create exceptional, coveted cocktails. Steak at Elixir are extra special with $5 boutique ciders, beers and sliders on offer from 1 pm.
6. Dandy’s Rooftop Bar, The Fox
Step to the greatest adult’s playground at the fun and vibrant Dandy’s Rooftop. Located on the top level of The Fox Hotel, this eclectic pub is a colourful nod into a 1970’s tennis club, featuring plush green astroturf and bright umbrellas. There, people may kick back at one of those candy coloured tables while enjoying a cocktail jug with friends and listening to live DJs. Open from Thursday to Sunday, Dandy’s boasts an unmissable lineup of events and happy hours each week.
7. Soleil Pool Bar
On the podium degree of Rydges South Bank is the glamourous Soleil Pool Bar. This poolside deck plays host to live acoustic music and DJs and boasts exotic cocktails and fresh seasonal produce. For something a bit different, indulge at the special ‘Garden Tea’. This modern reboot of the traditional large tea dining experience incorporates trendy snacks such as tempura king prawns and wagyu sliders served on a platter replicating the Soleil Pool itself. ‘Tea’ comes in the form of Pimms, freshly squeezed lemonade, cider or champagne. Need we say more?
8. Sixteen Antlers
Towering sixteen stories up in the skies, Sixteen Antlers is a leafy, intimate rooftop bar with magnificent views of the city skyline, King George Square, the CBD and Brisbane’s City Hall clock tower. A standout feature of the minimal venue is the whimsical ‘branches’. Reminiscent of a bull’s antlers, they give an unmissable reference to the pub’s quirky name. With live DJs playing Friday and Saturday nights, Sixteen Antlers is the perfect place to celebrate the conclusion of the working week.
For Brisbane’s many spectacular views, there is no other place to be than Brisbane’s greatest rooftop. With this name is Sazerac, the 30-storey-high rooftop of the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel. Sip on a exceptional cocktail production like a Caramel Popcorn Martini or a Lavender Margarita while viewing over the city below. If you are feeling adventurous, arrange the Sazerac Signature cocktail of Buffalo Trace, Peychaud Bitters and Absinthe.
10. Eleven Rooftop Bar
Inspired by a number of the most luxurious and famous party bars throughout the world, Eleven Rooftop Bar is a laidback place by day that transforms into a lively dinner restaurant by nightfall. As the stars come out, the music begins, and Eleven evolves more into an energetic club-style pub. Dine on exquisite dishes like oysters, beef tataki or spiced lamb shoulder prior to fetching your dance shoes and a cocktail.
11. The Stock Exchange
Established in 1863, the Stock Exchange Hotel is one of Brisbane’s most iconic bars situated in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD. A recent renovation led to the opening of this charming rooftop bar. Evoking a classy beer garden vibe, this pub features elegant fairy lights, hanging plants, along with a gorgeous view of the city. Open seven days a week; the Stock Exchange is perfect for a mid-week beverage or a fun Friday night outside.
12. Spicers, Balfour Hotel
Located on top of the award-winning Balfour Hotel, Spicers is a chic balcony bar open exclusively to diners of the Balfour Kitchen and resort guests. This private, luxury place boasts unmissable views of Brisbane’s Story Bridge and Fortitude Valley.
13. Fitz + Potts
Fitz + Potts is a laidback rooftop bar that has mastered the craft of being equally quirkily kitsch yet effortlessly cool. This tiki-style bar with retro, classic furniture provides only the best Australian craft beers, spirits and wines. Their vintage mouthwatering cocktail menu reads like a recipe so that guests may recreate their favorite cocktails back home. But with an all-day grazing menu, delicious beverages and a lively setting, you are more likely to make this rooftop bar your home instead.
14. Bavarian Bier Café
For panoramic river views across Brisbane’s shore, make your way to the Bavarian Bier Café rooftop on Eagle Street Pier. Open Monday to Sunday from 11 am to late; this venue boasts both a delicious food menu along with an extensive beverage list. Delicious cocktails, schnapps, beer steins and wines are carefully curated to match the menu of large pretzels, crackling pork belly, schnitzels and more. If just the thought of these has your mouth watering, you know where to go.