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Here’s 5 of Brisbane’s Best Rooftop Bars

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Drinking under a ceiling is for suckers.

That after-office tipple will taste way better when you’re sky high with a sweeping city view. Our perpetually sunny climate (sans the odd La Niña-induced storm) has seen a slew of elevated open-air watering holes pop up around the city.

Treat yourself to an alfresco session at the best rooftop bars in Brisbane.

MAYA – Rooftop Mexican Restaurant & Bar

A Fortitude Valley favourite, Maya brings a sumptuous slice of Tulum life to the Brisbane bar scene. This sleek whitewashed venue perches high on the eleventh floor, affording 180-degree Valley views. A cacti-clad interior with smooth silk-curtained booths and cruisy live DJ tunes make it a sophisticated spot to imbibe.

Innovative renditions of Mexican classics adorn the cocktail menu—tequila, mescal, and margarita for days. As for snacks? You guessed it. Truckloads of tasty tacos. ¡Arriba!

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Fiume Rooftop Bar at Crystalbrook Vincent

Straddling Story Bridge in the hip Howard Smith Wharf district, Fiume is all about uninterrupted Brisbane River views. The swanky rooftop bar sits atop a five-star sustainable luxury hotel and adheres to its strict eco-friendly ethos.  

Day drinkers can plunge into its ultra-inviting infinity pool or sip slowly and soak up the sensational views. Most cocktails come from the boutique small-batch booze makers over at Mt Tamborine Distillery.

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Iris Rooftop

The hospitality hotshots behind Boom Boom Room bring their zest for merry-making to the top floor of Hotel X. Located in Fortitude Valley, the elevated venue affords epic city skyline views.

Mouth-watering Middle Eastern mezze eats complement creative cocktails and a sophisticated vibe. Pull up a sun lounger to sip poolside or settle into a private cabana for a lazy afternoon session.

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Cielo Rooftop

This Italian Riviera-inspired rooftop hangout features cosy booths affording breathtaking Fortitude Valley views.  

While the Mediterranean menu of grazeable shared plates hits the spot, it’s the cocktails that garner rave reviews. Mixologist maestros at Sydney’s Maybe Sammy curated this innovative list, which spans a dazzling array of creative concoctions. Don’t miss their signature Portofino, served with an edible bubble and billowing smoke.

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Dirty Sultan

Newcomer Dirty Sultan does delectable booze-infused cocktails and tasty Turkish treats on a scenic Constance Street rooftop. Perched above the Tryp Hotel, the exotic venue is a great place to laze away a day for its cosy shisha lounge, private window-facing cabanas, comfy garden day beds, and sprawling dining space.

The poison of choice is their signature Turkish Delight cocktail, though there’s a smorgasbord of other yummy alcoholic delicacies. Fuel up with pide bread and meze platters (the three-cheese cigar börek is divine) to kick start your festive Arabian nights.

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Explore the Best Rooftop Bars in Brisbane with Kiff & Culture

So you’re up to speed on the best rooftop bars in Brisbane. Keen to explore more slick venues to savour top-quality cuisine and tantalizing tipples?

Then join us on our ultra-decadent Brisbane Artisanal Food & Drink tour. We’ll whisk you between some of the city’s finest gastronomic establishments for a fun-filled afternoon of eating and booze.

experience Brisbane's best bars on a Kiff & Culture Tour

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