Best rooftop bars

5 JULY 2024

Happy hour tastes better with a view, so it’s easy to see why rooftop bars have popped up all over Brisbane. And what better way to catch up with friends than sitting back with a drink admiring Brisbane’s glorious view. We’ll cheers to drinking sky high any day!

Lina Brisbane

Lina is your summer paradise in the heart of South Brisbane. Head 12 storeys up to enjoy panoramic views of Brisbane City, from afternoons by the pool, to nighttime parties. Keep it casual and pull up next to the 30-metre infinity pool with a cheese board and cocktails, or book into their restaurant for an unforgettable dining experience Everything is better up-high, and luckily they have everything to offer.

Hibiscus Room

First established in 1884, the Hibiscus Room has been a highly regarded Brisbane establishment for 40 years, and will continue to be as the iconic venue has been revived, with a nostalgic, vibrant offering of food and drinks across the restaurant, bar and events spaces. Whether it be cocktails by the infinity pool or drink with friends, this venue is perfect for it all.

Valley Hops Brewing

Valley Hops Brewing is a rooftop brewery above Cloudland in the thumping heart of Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley. Here, you’ll find the team brewing independent beer that’s crafted with character, for the true characters. Pull up a seat at the rooftop brewery, enjoy a Valley-born brew and soak in the energy of the ever-roaring neighbourhood.

Maya Mexican

Ride the elevator to the 11th floor and you've arrived at Maya. Brought to you by Eleven Rooftop Bar, this little patch of Mexico in the sky is where the local produce-inspired menu channels Mexican influences. Enjoy lashings of tequila, mezcal and sotol and peruse the impressive cocktail list.

IRIS Rooftop

Topping off Hotel X in Fortitude Valley’s Brunswick Street, Iris Rooftop is a Mediterranean-inspired rooftop bar and restaurant with a glam wisteria and olive tree fit-out. There are poolside bungalows and a dance floor that opens as the evening progresses. Work your way through the A La Carte menu or opt for the banquet option and pair with their Spanish-inspired cocktails.

Fiume Rooftop Bar

Feeling fancy? Head to The Crystalbrook Vincent's rooftop bar for mesmerising panoramic views of Howard Smith Wharves, the cityscape and the Brisbane River. With a cocktail in hand, you can’t not have a twinkle in your eye at this rooftop bar!

Dirty Sultan

A treat for all the senses, Turkish-inspired Dirty Sultan boats a delectable neo-Turkish menu with both bar snacks and substantial plates, tantalising cocktails, a pastel-hued shisha lounge and to top it off, a dancefloor that emerges as the night breaks. If you’re looking for afternoon drinks, dinner with friends or to party through the night, Dirty Sultan delivers on it all.

Sixteen Antlers

Perched atop the Pullman 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. Their selection of platters and small bites, make it the perfect spot to relax all afternoon and after sunset.

Eagles Nest

Open from Thursday to Sunday, Eagles Nest (located on top of The Point Brisbane Hotel) is the perfect spot for afternoon drinks. Be sure to head before sundown as its Kangaroo Point location means you’re looking back across the river at Brisbane’s cityscape, and the sunset colours look brilliant as they bounce off the glass buildings. 

Spicers Balfour

For something 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.


Welcome to the jungle! Soko Rooftop is an elevated wonderland of lush greenery, elegant bar seating, Amazonian décor, and a Peruvian and Japanese-inspired menu. This fusion menu is complimented by a carefully curated wine and saké list and a cocktail menu with more than 40 flavours of Pisco Sour. Bliss out in a booth high above Fortitude Valley.

Avairy Terrace Bar

With uninterrupted skyline views of the Story Bridge, plush green booths, and plenty of cocktails to choose from, this rooftop bar is guaranteed to start your night right. Weather its pre-dinner or pre-night sips, Avairy is a very Instagramable spot for you and your friends.

The Terrace

Ride the eye-catching elevator to the top of Emporium Hotel South Bank for an all-class drinking experience. The Terrace rooftop bar specialises in cocktails,focuses on local suppliers and flavours and boasts an LED dancefloor for when you’re ready to boogie.


It is just as the name suggests, the sunset views from this venue are next level. This Mediterranean inspired rooftop bar doesn’t only bring some of the most incredible views of Brisbane City, but also overlooks the Gabba Stadium where you can grab a glimpse of the game playing below.

Cielo Rooftop

Whether your like, pizza, burgers or grazing on a cheese platter, Cielo rooftop supplies it all. Sink into one of the yellow booths with a group of friends and chat away into the night with delicious cocktail in hand.


Pizza, pasta, and a cocktail tree…mamma mia! This Italian-inspired rooftop bar will have you happy and full, you may never want to leave. Located in Everton Park, this rooftop is away from the hustle and bustle of the city and feels like a little Italian oasis. Graze, drink, relax and dance at Tetto.

WET Deck

Located on the rooftop of level four at the W Brisbane, the WET Deck offers some of the best views of the Brisbane River. Whether you are looking to take a dip in the pool, relax on a pool lounge or enjoy the sunset views with a cocktail in hand, the Wet Deck has it all. Pair your fun cocktails with some gourmet bites.


Not quite a rooftop bar but perched atop the epic heights of Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Joey’s is an airy, coastal-inspired venue with 180-degree city and river views, a full A La Carte menu and cocktails to boot. If you’re looking for the grandeur of a rooftop bar, with the added bonus of front row parking and keeping your feet firmly on the ground, Joey’s is for you.

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