The Best Rooftop Bars in Brisbane

Brisbane has become a rooftop bar gold mine – with some of my new favorites located here – including 2 pools! From boujee vibe to the best calamari to quirky named cocktails, here’s 10 of the best rooftop bars in Brisbane:

The Terrace

Best for: πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸ½οΈπŸΉπŸΈ

Location: At the Emporium Hotel, South Bank

View: Brisbane city

Vibe: A mix of hotel guests and locals

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2023

Warm/dry weather only? No

Rooftop review roundup: This rooftop bar was one of the reasons we also booked to stay here. Bright and airy if you had to be inside due to the heat then you didn’t feel robbed of the outdoor experience. Long lazy lunch was the perfect setting. Food and service was excellent. The only downside was not being told in advance that there would be a private event one of the nights. We did get a text on the day and the time the bar would be open again. So we had stopped by then but they wouldn’t let us in. This was really disappointing.

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The Terrace pool

Best for: πŸ‘™πŸΉπŸΈ

Location: At the Emporium hotel

View: Brisbane city skyline

Vibe: Chilled

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2023

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: As this was only open for hotel guests – we booked to stay here as what an infinity pool! In 40 degree heatwave this was the best decision as shade and that water became our friends! It is a very small area so you do need to be up early if you wanted a pool day. Though most people popped by for a dip and left. It’s next door to the rooftop bar – The terrace so you don’t have to eat your lunch on your lap if you are making a day of it. Definitely worth not staying in the valley for this.

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Fiume

Best for: 🍸🍹πŸ₯‚

Location: Fortitude Valley – Entrance is behind felons brewing – under the bridge

View: Brisbane river and city

Vibe: After work, date night

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2023

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: This is a gem of rooftop bar. Not sat at the highest point by any means but has wow close up view of the bridge – reminds me of the rooftop bar at the Harbour View Hotel in Sydney. Though the views aren’t just why you’d come – their array of cocktails are amazing and with fun names like ‘Pink Koala’ or ‘Under the bridge’ you will want them all! If I lived in Brisbane this would be a regular for sure.

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Iris

Best for: 🍽️🍷

Location: On top of Hotel X at Fortitude Valley

View: Brisbane city

Vibe: Fun, lively

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2023

Warm/dry weather only? No

Rooftop review roundup: I don’t feel I got to see how amazing this rooftop bar and restaurant was due to the rain. But like all good rooftop bars they have a contingency plan! The sides go up to cover you and the roof is retractable. Despite the rain it was still a great dinner venue – small plates of fresh fantastic food – the potato bravas were so good I ordered twice – you have been warned!

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Lina

Best for: πŸ₯‚πŸ‘™πŸΎπŸΉ

Location: South Brisbane – it looks like you are walking into offices but you are not!

View: Brisbane city

Vibe: Boujee Party!

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2023

Warm/dry weather only? There is an indoor area

Rooftop review roundup: This is your weekend go to for pool parties, prosecco on tap and all the posing! Lovely staff and quiet in the day this place turns into a summer getaway from the city. With views spanning over Brisbane its a must for the gram!

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Maya

Best for: πŸ₯‚πŸΈπŸ  🍽️πŸ₯—

Location: Fortitude Valley

View: Brisbane city

Vibe: Welcome to a Mexican beach club!

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾

Food available? Yes – don’t leave without having the calami

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2023

Warm/dry weather only? No

Rooftop review roundup: One of my Brisbane favs – this place is everything. Some of the loveliest staff, great decor that transport to you a holiday oasis with insane views. But the food stole it for me. I am not a foodie but I would quite happily have eaten here forever. Everything was just so good but a special mention is to the grilled calamari – it set off an obsession eat it for the rest of my trip but no where quite compared!

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Sixteen Antlers

Best for: 🍸πŸ₯‚πŸΉ

Location: CBD – on top of the Pullman and Mercure hotel

View: The city

Vibe: Chilled, fun and vibrant

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2023

Warm/dry weather only? No

Rooftop review roundup: More reasonably priced than many rooftop bars this was a great pit stop from the heatwave in the city. The quirky designs and epic views makes this an after work must!

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Hibiscus room

Best for: πŸΈπŸΎπŸ‘™

Location: CBD – on top of the Hyatt Regency hotel

View: CBD shops

Vibe:Chill

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? No

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2023

Warm/dry weather only? Yes – though there is a shaded area

Rooftop review roundup: If you need a rooftop refill’ after all that shopping then look no further – this rooftop you can practically fall up to! Very chill as many used by hotel guests this is a great little goldmine in the center.

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Eagles Nest

Best for: 🍸πŸ₯‚

Location: Kangaroo Point – On top of the Point Brisbane Hotel

View: The city

Vibe: Quiet

Prosecco price: 🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2023

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: This is a bit of trek to get to but if you are local, staying in the area or fancy a visit then it is really cosy rooftop bar.

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Soko

Best for: πŸ₯‚πŸ£ 🍱

Location: Fortitude Valley – On top of Jubilee Place building

View: The whole city

Vibe: Boujee, brilliant and fun

Prosecco price: 🍾🍾🍾

Food available? Yes

Booking available? Yes

Smoking allowed? No

Last visited /photos taken: 2023

Warm/dry weather only? Yes

Rooftop review roundup: If you are looking for walk out and be wowed this this rooftop is for you . Definitely in my top 3 rooftop bars in Brisbane. This rooftop bar brings the party vibe without it being too much. Live music and spaced out seating meant it also felt very chill. The food is Japanese and the sushi is good. Like most places its done through the app but they are very helpful and will chat allergies if needed. If I lived here this would be a regular go to for sure with the sun setting over the city – its a pretty sensational rooftop.

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