Brisbane's best rooftop bars

Brisbane's best rooftop bars

Elevate your social standing with a visit to Brisbane’s best rooftop bars!

By Candice Jackson | 2nd October 2014


With warmer nights creeping in, we’ve scoured the Brisbane skyline for the best open-air venues! And with Queensland's undeniable love for the outdoors, there is no surprise Brisbane has begun to pick up its game with rooftop bars (even though we’d be happy to welcome more!)

So check out our list below of Brisbane's best rooftop bars and prepare for the high life…

UP on Constance

Images of Tryp Hotel and their rooftop bar, UP on Constance.

UP On Constance within Tryp Hotel, Brisbane.

One of Brisbane’s biggest and newest rooftop venues to hit the bar scene has emerged above Tryp Hotel and burger joint Chur Burger. UP serves delicious signature cocktails, Champagne, wine and tap beers from their fixed bar and mobile Ciroc Vodka bar.

20 Constance St, The Valley

Soleil Pool Bar

Soleil Pool Bar in South Brisbane

Soleil Pool Bar in South Brisbane

Where better to kick it poolside then South Brisbane’s newest venue inspired by the sun, Soleil Pool Bar! With DJ entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights and from 3pm on Sundays, celebrate summer early within their stylistic seating areas and hideouts.

9 Glenelg St, South Brisbane

Next Hotel Brisbane

Next Hotel

Next Hotel on Brisbane's Queen St

Another poolside venue is causing a splash overlooking the Queen St Mall, with their plan to redefine Friday festivities! From mid October Next Hotel’s open-air pool terrace will introduce a Latin-inspired Friday Poolteno party.

72 Queen St, The City

The Stock Exchange Hotel

The Stock Exchange Rooftop Bar in The City.

The Stock Exchange Rooftop Bar in The City.

This inner city venue has undergone extensive renovations and the long awaited transformations are complete. The refurbished open-air rooftop terrace is worth checking out with a drink in hand! It reopens to the public on Sunday October 5, 2014.

131 Edward St, City

Elixir Rooftop Bar

Elixir Rooftop Bar

Elixir Rooftop Bar in The Valley

Inspired by the surrounding Chinatown mall, Elixir Rooftop Bar embodies the Chinese ‘Moon Rabbit’ folklore and his eternal sacrifice to mix the Elixir of life. Wind down after a busy day at work or embark on a sophisticated evening with unique cocktail creations.

646 Ann St, The Valley

Limes Hotel

Limes Rooftop Bar

Limes Hotel Rooftop Bar in The Valley

Not only have Limes Hotel created a rooftop bar that has a sultry sanctuary appeal for drinks after dusk, but this open air venue also hosts two hot tubs and a rooftop cinema! Join Limes ever Wednesday and Thursday for new and ‘classic’ films under the stars.

142 Constance St, The Valley

Dandy's Rooftop, The Fox Hotel

Dandy's Rooftop Bar at The Fix Hotel

Dandy's Rooftop Bar at The Fix Hotel in South Brisbane

The colourful and vibrant revival of The Fox Hotel’s rooftop bar has become one of Brisbane’s urban adult playgrounds. The green flooring and picnic bench seating creates an urban oasis, resembling a backyard party… in the clouds.

71-73 Melbourne St, South Brisbane

Spicers Balfour

Spicers Balfour in New Farm

Spicers Balfour in New Farm

Exclusively for The Balfour Kitchen patrons and Spicers Balfour hotel guests, this hidden rooftop gem boasts a spectacular view of The Story Bridge from a prime New Farm location. The venue is intimate, with an indoor bar and adjoining garden courtyard. The bar also hosts the option of self-serve with guests paying through an honesty system, however they do have regular staff on hand.

37 Balfour St, New Farm


Have we missed a venue within our Brisbane's best rooftop bar list? Please let us know!


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Article by Candice Jackson

Candice Jackson is a former Journalist of Style Magazines. She has an uncontrollable sweet tooth, an irrational fear of birds and a love of travel. Candice believes in the Yes Man Philosophy.


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