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Best rooftop bars Brisbane has to offer, by travel blogger What The Fab

With almost 300 days of sunshine each year, Brisbane is a summer lovers’ paradise, and one of the best ways to take advantage of the beautiful weather is by visiting all the fun rooftop bars Brisbane is home to.

From the shining sun to the smell of saltwater, Brisbane gives me major California vibes, but with an Aussie twist, of course!

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One thing to know about Australians is they love to party, and Brisbane is no exception—the city is filled with rooftop bars where you can hang with friends or enjoy a romantic date night.

These rooftop bars offer panoramic views over the city and deliciously creative cocktails, ensuring an unforgettable Australian summer. 

Here are the top rooftop bars Brisbane has to offer!

11 Fun Rooftop Bars Brisbane Has to Offer

Best rooftop bars Brisbane has to offer, by travel blogger What The Fab
Image via Cielo Rooftop

1. Cielo Rooftop

Cielo Rooftop is one of the most popular rooftop bars Brisbane is home to, so you need to check it out for yourself.

On the sixth level of the 209 Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley building, you’ll find this urban oasis reminiscent of the Italian Riviera.

Enjoy a selection of Italian-inspired cocktails like the signature Cielo Espresso Martini and The Spritz!, an Aperol and prosecco concoction that screams summer.

Cielo also has a great variety of beers and wines as well as some yummy snack foods like Homemade Pizzettes and a mouthwatering Trio of Dips. 

Relax in the comfortable U-shaped booths or outside on the terrace where you can feel the ocean breeze.

You can’t miss Cielo’s bottomless brunch on Sundays which consists of two incredible hours of mimosas and a showstopping breakfast spread—what could be better?

Best rooftop bars Brisbane has to offer, by travel blogger What The Fab
Image via Sixteen Antlers Rooftop Bar

2. Sixteen Antlers Rooftop Bar

Sixteen Antlers has dubbed itself the most iconic rooftop city bar in Brisbane, and I have to agree.

This rooftop bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a beautiful sunset view of the city skyline and relax in comfortable booth seating while sampling delicious cocktails with loved ones.

The wine and beer menu offers a solid amount of variety so everyone can find something to sip on, and there are plenty of shareable food options for the table.

On Friday evenings, Sixteen Antlers Rooftop Bar hosts live acoustic music, ideal for a mellow date night, while Saturday nights are all about live DJs that get the crowd pumped.

Best rooftop bars Brisbane has to offer, by travel blogger What The Fab
Image via Dirty Sultan

3. Dirty Sultan

Located on the top floor of The Constance Fortitude Valley, Dirty Sultan has brought the best of Middle Eastern food, drinks, music, and culture to Brisbane.

This rooftop bar has a variety of seating options from bartops and dining tables to comfy daybeds, all surrounded by Insta-worthy pastel mosaics and greenery.

Enjoy views of Fortitude Valley and downtown Brisbane while sipping on cocktails inspired by Turkish flavors that pair perfectly with the bar’s street food offerings.

Best rooftop bars Brisbane has to offer, by travel blogger What The Fab
Image via Iris Rooftop

4. Iris Rooftop

For a night of high-class fun and luxury, Iris Rooftop is the Brisbane spot to beat. 

Located on the top of Brunswick Street’s trendy Hotel X, Iris is operated by the same group that owns other top-notch Brisbane establishments like Bisou Bisou and Black Bird.

The menu at Iris Rooftop is inspired by Mediterranean cuisine and aims to transport adventurous diners on a culinary journey around the world.

With stunning 360-degree skyline views and private cabanas by the rooftop pool, Iris guarantees an unforgettable bar experience.

Best rooftop bars Brisbane has to offer, by travel blogger What The Fab
Image via Valley Hops Brewing

5. Valley Hops Brewing

Valley Hops Brewing is a craft rooftop brewery located above Cloudland in Brisbane’s bustling Fortitude Valley area.

This brewery boasts stunning views of the city and modern garden-inspired decor, with a mix of indoor and outdoor open-air tables, cozy booths, and plenty of shaded areas to escape the Australian sun.

Valley Hops Brewing’s mission is to make locally-inspired beer that everyone will enjoy, so I recommend sampling some of the sours, IPAs, and ales made on-site.

Best rooftop bars Brisbane has to offer, by travel blogger What The Fab
Image via Eagles Nest

6. Eagles Nest

If you want to spend your Brisbane weekend in style, head to Eagles Nest, one of the chicest rooftop bars Brisbane is home to.

This bright and airy space towers above the Brisbane streets from the twelfth floor of The Point Brisbane Hotel

Eagles Nest is known for serving some of the best cocktails in the city, and you can pair your drink with delicious tapas-style plates of hummus, coconut prawns, truffle fries, and more.

I highly recommend paying a visit to Eagles Nest in the evening just before sunset—the colors and views are unbelievable!

Best rooftop bars Brisbane has to offer, by travel blogger What The Fab
Image via The Terrace

7. The Terrace

The Terrace is a Brisbane rooftop bar located on the 21st floor of Emporium Hotel South Bank

Prepare to be blown away by the sweeping views of Brisbane City and Brisbane River at this all-day hangout spot.

I’m obsessed with the sleek design and decor of The Terrace which definitely justifies its reputation as one of the trendiest rooftop bars in town.

The Terrace only accepts hotel guest reservations Friday through Sunday, so if you’re not staying at Emporium, plan to arrive early and hope for the best.

Image via Soko Rooftopp

8. Soko Rooftop

Soko Rooftop is a hotel rooftop bar with Japanese and Peruvian-inspired food, drinks, and decor.

The rooftop of Soko has an interior dining room and an outside bar and lounge, and every inch is decked out with gorgeous Amazonian-style decor. 

The lush touches of greenery make Soko the perfect backdrop for Insta photos, and the terrace provides incredible views of Brisbane.

Soko offers a sophisticated and exotic experience with a curated wine and sake list, signature cocktails, and over 40 Pisco Sour flavors.

Image via Fiume Rooftop Bar

9. Fiume Rooftop Bar

Fiume Rooftop Bar can be found on the top floor of Crystalbrook Vincent, a chic hotel located in the trendy Howard Smith Wharves shopping and dining district.

Fiume’s balcony is filled with greenery and provides great views of the water, making it the perfect spot to begin your night out with friends, though this place shines any time of day. 

Try one of the signature cocktails like a fruity Pink Koala or decadent Under The Bridge and order some Salt and Pepper Calamari or Burrata to share.

Fiume is my fav place to watch the sun go down over Brisbane, and I’m sure it’ll become one of your top picks, too!

Image via Hibiscus Room

10. Hibiscus Room

You can’t go to Brisbane without visiting one of the city’s most loved rooftop hangouts, Hibiscus Room

From delicious cocktails to classic Australian cuisine and a fun, lively atmosphere, there’s a lot to discover at Hibiscus Room.

Located on the historic rooftop of the Hyatt Regency Brisbane, this venue has been entertaining locals and tourists for decades, though it’s had a few facelifts over the years.

The Hibiscus Room is a stylish rooftop area that includes a restaurant, bar, and event spaces situated around an infinity pool—perfect for a sunny day. 

This rooftop is great if you want to splurge on a luxurious lunch or evening cocktails served with a side of incredible city views.

Image via Ivy Blu Rooftop

11. Ivy Blu Rooftop

Ivy Blu Rooftop might not be the tallest among all the rooftop bars Brisbane is home to, but it is one of the best.

With trendy pastel decor, comfortable lounge sofas, and tons of events like dine-in movie nights and acoustic music performances, there’s always something fun going on at Ivy Blu.

The real star of the show is the weekly two-hour-long Social Butterfly Bottomless Brunch where you can feast on delicious breakfast foods and cocktails.

I hope this guide to the best Brisbane rooftop bars is helpful next time you’re traveling to Australia!

Tag me on Insta (@wtfab) if you visit any of these hangout spots so I can see what you order.😉

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Where is Brisbane located?

Brisbane is the capital city of Queensland, located on the eastern coast of Australia.

What’s the best rooftop bar for brunch in Brisbane?

Check out Ivy Blu Rooftop or Cielo Rooftop.

What are the best rooftop bars in Brisbane?

I recommend Sixteen Antlers and Hibiscus Room.

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