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18 best rooftop bars in Brisbane

Updated:June 16, 2022

With close to 300 days of sunshine every year, it is no wonder that there are quite a few fantastic Brisbane rooftop bars. Perfect venues to indulge in sky-high vibes and elevated cocktails, all to majestic views over the impressive skyline and lush green spaces.

But which is the best rooftop bar Brisbane? You will find out right here, with this ultimate guide to the best Brisbane roof terraces, packed with all info you need about each venue: opening hours, dress code, pictures, maps and much more.

From cosmopolitan rooftop lounges to charming terraces, there is a rooftop bar Brisbane for everyone and every occasion. Just scroll down and find the Brisbane rooftop bar best suited for you.

The list
Rooftop bar Brisbane Iris Rooftop in Brisbane
1

Iris Rooftop

$$$$ | 13th floor | Fortitude Valley
  • Highlights
  • Mediterranean inspired
  • Panoramic views
  • Rooftop pool

On top of the hot and trendy Hotel X you find the equally hot and trendy Iris Rooftop. This impressive and Mediterranean-inspired Brisbane rooftop bar and restaurant comes with a bright and luxurious decor, all surrounded with amazing panoramics over the Brisbane skyline, New Farm, Fortitude Valley and beyond. Inviting you on a journey from Beirut to Barcelona, the rooftop menu includes a bold selection of Mediterranean eats, crafted signature cocktails, red, white and rosé sangrias, an extensive range of tap and bottled beers, as well as bottle service.

Rooftop bar Lina Rooftop in Brisbane
2

Lina Rooftop

$$$$ | 12th floor | South Bank
  • Highlights
  • Panoramic views
  • Beach club vibes
  • Infinity pool

The bright and beautiful Lina Rooftop really takes the Brisbane rooftop experience to a new level. Perched on top of the Mobo South Brisbane building, the impressive and Mediterranean-esque 1500sqm venue comes with open air terrace, prestige restaurant and a 30-meter long rooftop infinity pool. All surrounded with panoramic views over the Brisbane skyline. Up here you can enjoy raw bar dishes, plenty of seafood options, grill, salads and shareables, as well as fruity signature cocktails and rosé to last all day long.

Rooftop bar Ivy Blu Rooftop Bar in Brisbane
3

Ivy Blu Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 2nd floor | Petrie Terrac
  • Highlights
  • Urban oasis
  • Rooftop Movies
  • Bottomless Brunch

Found on Caxton Street in the vibrant Petrie Terrace, Ivy Blu is an urban and trendy addition to the Brisbane rooftop scene. The summerish and indoor-outdoor rooftop features a pastel colour scheme, industrial statement pieces, plants, picnic tables, and comfy lounge sofas under pavilions, along with plenty of atmosphere and entertainment. Here you can enjoy house pizzas and small & large plates perfect to share, as well as refreshing special and signature spritzes and cocktails. Or visit for fun weekly events, from 'Rooftop Movies' and 'Acoustic Nights', to the 'Bottomless Brunch' as a Sunday highlight.

Rooftop bar Brisbane Limes Hotel Bar in Brisbane
4

Limes Hotel Rooftop Bar

$$ | 4th floor | Fortitude Valley
  • Highlights
  • Bespoke cocktails
  • Weekend hot-spot
  • Renovated 2018

Located on top of the trendy Limes Hotel in Fortitude Valley, this hip rooftop bar was actually the first one in Brisbane. And after the renovation in 2018, it looks more beautiful than ever. Open during weekend nights, the bright and natural rooftop bar offers both classic and signature cocktails, a good selection of wines, all in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The rooftop is also a great spot for private events.

Rooftop bar Brisbane Su Casa Nightclub & Rooftop in Brisbane
5

Su Casa Nightclub & Rooftop

$$$ | 3rd floor | Fortitude Valley
  • Highlights
  • Vibrant
  • Multi-level
  • VIP Booth & Bottle Service

Su Casa is a multi-level entertainment venue, elevating your experience in Brisbane’s nightlife district. With nightclub downstairs, the Su Casa Rooftop above comes equipped with plenty of comfy lounge sofas and a stylish bar, as well as a retractable roof to take advantage of the amazing Queensland weather. The rooftop is a perfect afternoon spot for chill-out hours with friends and family, enjoying an elegant tapas menu and an ever growing selection of great cocktails. Later at night, you can dance the night away to live DJs downstairs, or enjoy the vibes that also continue up to the rooftop.

Rooftop bar Brisbane Eagles Nest in Brisbane
6

Eagles Nest Brisbane

$$$ | 12th floor | Kangaroo Point
  • Highlights
  • Weekends
  • Sunset views
  • Handcrafted cocktails

Located on top of The Point Brisbane Hotel at Kangaroo Point, this rooftop bar is somewhat a hidden gem. Open Thursday to Sunday, there is an exclusiveness to Eagles Nest, both in availability and in feel. From the 12th floor terrace you get lovely views over the Brisbane skyline and the river, especially around sunset, which is absolutely amazing from up here. Decorated as a classic cocktail bar, the ambience is stylish yet relaxed, and with chilled live music it is a perfect rooftop for an after work or relaxing weekend cocktails.

Rooftop bar Brisbane Maya Mexican in Brisbane
7

Maya Mexican

$$$ | 11th floor | Fortitude Valley
  • Highlights
  • Amazing views
  • Pop-up
  • Mexican vibes

The highly popular Eleven Rooftop Bar has made way for the pop-up restaurant and rooftop bar Maya Mexican. Bright and stylish, the terrace comes with a lush setting where you can enjoy sublime views over Fortitude Valley and the CBD. Inspired by the Maya region of Mexico, the rooftop menu is packed with tasty small plates and larger dishes created by chef Leisa Smith, as well as a wide range of tequila, mezcal and Margaritas. An intimate and lovely rooftop bar Brisbane for a sunny lunch, afternoon drinks or late night vibes with both live music and DJs.

Rooftop bar Brisbane Sixteen Antlers Rooftop Bar in Brisbane
8

Sixteen Antlers Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 16th floor | King George Square
  • Highlights
  • Cocktail lounge
  • Skyline views
  • Weekend DJs

Perched on top of the trendy Pullman Brisbane, Sixteen Antlers Rooftop Bar is an intimate and leafy cocktail lounge, perfect for after work drinks and sophisticated vibes. Set sixteen floors above central Brisbane, the rooftop offers some amazing views over the city skyline and the City Hall clock tower. Enjoy a great selection of drinks, from crafted cocktails to boutique beers and quality wines, all served in a trendy atmosphere, turning extra vibrant every Friday and Saturday evening when live DJs create an ambient soundtrack.

Rooftop bar Brisbane The Terrace by Emporium Hotel South Bank in Brisbane
9

The Terrace by Emporium Hotel South Bank

$$$$ | 21st floor | South Bank
  • Highlights
  • Year-round
  • Luxurious
  • Infinity pool

On top of the Emporium Hotel South Bank you find The Terrace Rooftop Bar & Restaurant, which is not only South Bank's first rooftop bar, but probably also the most luxurious rooftop bar Brisbane has to offer. Open from breakfast until late night, The Terrace offers amazing views reaching all the way to Moreton Island pretty much day-round. From the stylish backlit onyx rooftop bar you can order carefully crafted signature and classic cocktails, an extensive selection of boutique wines, as well as tasty bar bites.

Rooftop bar Brisbane Dirty Sultan in Brisbane
10

Dirty Sultan

$$$ | 6th floor | Fortitude Valley
  • Highlights
  • Turskish inspired
  • Vibrant
  • Shisha lounge

Covering the top floor of The Constance Fortitude Valley Hotel, Dirty Sultan inivtes you to enter a mesmerizing oasis of the Middle East. Among pastel-hues, mosaics and greenery, here you find a mix of bar tables, dining tables and chic comfy booths, all surrounded by the Brisbane sky and views over Fortitude Valley. The rooftop bar serves a menu where bespoke and Turkish-inspired cocktails are paired with Neo-Turkish Streetfood. An end-of-the-week hot-spot, which also include a private Shisha Lounge.

Rooftop bar Brisbane Cielo Rooftop in Brisbane
11

Cielo Rooftop

$$$$ | 6th floor | Fortitude Valley
  • Highlights
  • Amazing views
  • Italian Riviera
  • Creative cocktails

Taking over the space from Altitude in 2020, Cielo Rooftop is a hot and swanky Brisbane rooftop bar, bringing all the Italian Riviera vibes to Brunswick Street in Fortitude Valley. Perched above La Costa Restaurant, the terrace comes equipped with comfy cabans, half-circle booths, sleek dining tables and front-row bar stools to the amazing views over the Brisbane skyline. The rooftop menu is just about as impressive as the views, including Mediterranean bites, Riviera-inspired and modern cocktails, and a fine selection of wine and beer.

Rooftop bar Brisbane Ooh La La Rooftop Bar in Brisbane
12

Ooh La La Rooftop Bar

$$$$ | 3rd floor | Woolloongabba
  • Highlights
  • Hidden gem
  • French inspired
  • Chic

One of the newest, and most hidden, rooftop bars Brisbane has to offer, found on top of the contemporary French C'est Bon Restaurant in the heart of Woolloongabba. Open during weekends, the Ooh La La Rooftop serves a nice selection of signature cocktails, an impressive selection of French and Australian wines, along with tasty nibbles, from caviar and oysters, to duck liver parfait eclairs and angus tartare. The given spot for a drink before or after a dinner at C'est Bon Restaurant, but well worth a visit on its own.

Rooftop bar Brisbane The Rooftop at Stock Exchange Hotel in Brisbane
13

The Rooftop at Stock Exchange Hotel

$$$ | 3rd floor | Frog's Hollow
  • Highlights
  • Beer garden
  • Iconic building
  • Large menu

Built in 1863, The Stock Exchange Hotel is one of the most iconic venues in the centre of Brisbane. Equipped with multiple dining areas, and a recent major makeover means one of them is a charming beer-garden style rooftop bar. Known as The Rooftop @ Stockies, the bar serves just about anything you could wish for from a great pub, including a large selection of brews, crafted cocktails, jugs to share, as well as a nice array of eats. This is a perfect rooftop bar Brsibane for both after work drinks in the sunshine, as well as late night weekends of fun.

Rooftop bar Brisbane Fiume Bar at The Fantauzzo in Brisbane
14

Fiume Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 3rd floor | Howard Smith Wharves
  • Highlights
  • River views
  • Glamorous
  • Rooftop pool

Located in the bustling Howard Smith Wharves, hotel The Fantauzzo comes with a glamorous and chic rooftop oasis, called Fiume. The spacious terrace is set right at the foot of the Story Bridge, and you get some fantastic views over Brisbane River and the city skyline. With a modern-yet-relaxed industrial setting and an amazing rooftop infinity pool, this Brisbane rooftop is a great spot for creative signature cocktails and bites both in the sun or under the stars, topped off with a selection of Italian inspired bar bites to share.

Rooftop bar Brisbane Dandy's Rooftop Bar in Brisbane
15

The Rooftop at The Fox

$$$ | 5th floor | South Brisbane
  • Highlights
  • Adult playground
  • Panoramic views
  • Soho Sundays

Located on top of The Fox Hotel in South Brisbane, this is a retro chic and vibrant adult playground. Up at the 5th floor terrace you get a lovely view of the Brisbane skyline and the nearby rooftops. Beach-side blue and white in interior, the amibence at this rooftop bar Brisbane is relaxed backyard vibes. The rooftop menu includes a playful set of signature cocktails, 'home-made' ginger beer along with classic bites like burgers and pizza.

Rooftop bar TETTO Rooftop Bar in Brisbane
16

TETTO Rooftop Bar

$$$ | 2nd floor | Everton Park
  • Highlights
  • Italian Riviera
  • Beautiful
  • Chic

TETTO brings a large slice of la Dolce Vita and Italian Riviera-vibes to Brisbane. Think Positano, but on top of a shopping mall in the northern suburb Everton Park and not by the Mediterranean. The rooftop offers a menu suitable for the setting: Aperol Spritz is a given favourite, complemented with colorful signature creations, wines and both snacks and mains with Italian influences. Open daily, the TETTO Rooftop Bar is always a great choice if the longing for a Mediterranean atmosphere gets urgent.

Rooftop bar Brisbane Sunny's at The Sebel in Brisbane
17

Sunny's at The Sebel

$$$ | 5th floor | Redcliffe Peninsula
  • Highlights
  • Ocean views
  • Hidden gem
  • Beach side vibes

Facing Margate Beach on the Redcliffe Peninsula, The Sebel Hotel comes with a rooftop bar that is somewhat a hidden gem. This used to mostly be a space where guests staying at the hotel could enjoy views and dips in the rooftop pool, but it is now part of Sunny's cafe, restaurant & rooftop bar, which is available to all. The downstairs café and restaurant is open 7 days a week, while Sunny’s Rooftop is open for walk-in’s from 3pm on Fridays and from 12pm on Sundays, with DJs every Friday night and acoustic soloists on Sunday.

Rooftop bar Brisbane Soleil Pool Bar in Brisbane
18

Soleil Pool Bar

$$$$ | 2nd floor | South Bank
  • Highlights
  • Swimming pool
  • Luxurious
  • Handcrafted cocktails

Just barely above the ground floor to qualify as a rooftop bar, Soleil Pool Bar might not offer the best views in Brisbane, but this luxurious and premiere pool bar has alot of other perks. Located on the podium level at the Rydges South Bank Brisbane the terrace is pool bar by day and cocktail lounge by night. Enjoy Garden Tea daily between 12-6pm, well crafted cocktails and weekends with live music and DJs, all in a sophisticated but relaxed atmosphere.

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City info

Rooftop bar Brisbane

Rooftop-grade: 8/10

Prime season: Sept-May

Residents: 1,9 millions

Climate: humid subtropical

The climate in Brisbane is humid and subtropical resulting in warm summers and a bit cooler winters (around 10-20 degrees’ wintertime). This means that the rooftop bars in Brisbane can stay open all year round.

There’s a lot of skyscrapers here making the views magnificent and with cool skylines. Here you will find both luxurious and a little more relaxing terraces to choose from.

A typical Bribane roof bar usually has a nice view over the city skyline, and comes packed with a sophisticated yet relaxing atmosphere.

About Brisbane

Brisbane is Australia's third largest city and the capital of the state of Queensland, located on the east coast of Australia. The city has been built at the Brisbane river, resulting in many bridges and lot’s of water. Three times in the history of the city it’s been hit by major flooding. As late as 2011, when a cyclone hit Brisbane they had big problems with this.