Brisbane really is spoilt for choice when it comes to places to sit back and enjoy a glass of red from laneways to underground bars. However, you can’t go past a chew with a view and Brisbane has certainly raised the bar on that front. People are flocking to the rooftops for meals and drinks with a birds-eye view.
Come Sunday afternoon, Eagles Nest is the place to be. Perched high in the sky at Kangaroo Point, on the 12th floor of The Point Hotel. The rooftop bar hosts functions throughout the week and is only open to the public on Sunday afternoons. With the picture-worthy food and views it’s not hard to while away a few hours on a beautiful Autumn afternoon.
It’s a similar story at another of Brisbane’s rooftops, just around the corner in Fortitude Valley.
Nestled above busy Anne Street, Elixir is a hidden sanctuary, away from the hustle and bustle below. With leafy décor and a breezy outlook, it’s a tranquil setting for mingling with friends or winding down after a busy day at work. Visit on a Thursday night for their Ribs and Red Special – where $20 will get you a glass of pinot noir and a plate of slow braised beef ribs. Elixir has more specials all throughout the week and is open from Wednesday to Sunday and for special functions.
When the sun sets and the city lights sparkle, make a trip down the road and up the lift to another inner-city utopia and one of Brisbane’s newest rooftop venues – Eleven. The gorgeous décor and laid-back vibes transport visitors to a European oasis. Eleven offers 6 private booths, which can be hired to fit up 20 people for special occasions. It’s open from Tuesday to Sunday for lunch, nibbles, drinks and dinner.
Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point
Open Sundays from 3pm
All other days for private bookings and functions
1800 088 388
646 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
Open Wed – Fri 4pm – Late Sat – Sun 1pm – Late
Level 11, 757 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
Open Tues – Sun 12pm – 10pm