Brisbane’s Top Rooftop Bars and Panoramic Restaurants

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10 minutes Mar 6th, 2024
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There’s something about a great view that makes everything better. When you have a city as pretty as Brisbane, you want to see it at height to really take it all in. If you can pair this with something delicious to eat and drink, that’s just a winning combo!

We collated some of our favourite spots that exist in the clouds while serving up some of Brisbane’s best eats. Peruse the list and get ready to book for a spectacular day or night out.

Valley Hops Brewing

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Valley Hops Brewing offers a chilled, sun-soaked rooftop with metalwork arbours, plenty of vines, wooden picnic tables, cosy booths and high tables, all under a clear glass awning, making it a great visit any time of year. There is also a huge metal fire pit surrounded by stone benches and massive steel tanks, turning hops into Valley Hops Brewing’s wonderful creations.

The results are crisp lagers, tropical ales, mango and passionfruit sours, IPAs, and, of course, a pale ale. Pair all of this with classic wood-fired pizzas, a deluxe antipasti board, or some snacky pineapple fritters, and your taste buds will be entertained while you check out the stellar level-five view of Fortitude Valley below.

Pro tip: Valley Hops sits above Cloudland, an awesome venue with a great set menu for just $59pp an all-inclusive graze menu every Saturday for just $79. The woodfired pizzas are also worth a note!

For more food recommendations, read our article on Brisbane’s Best New Restaurants To Try.


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The words “culinary oasis” literally apply to Soko Rooftop, where the vibe is as lush as the Amazon itself. Peruvian and Japanese influences collide, creating an experience that’s a rendezvous with sophistication. Perched 14 stories above the Jubilee Hotel on St. Paul’s Terrace, Soko Rooftop dominates the skyline, sprawling 1500 square metres with a capacity for 500 punters.

As you step in, the mood is set by an internal dining room adorned with deep green tiles, green velvet furniture, pendant lamps, and hanging greenery. The outside balcony, brightly detailed with lounge and bar seating, adds perfectly to the Amazonian theme. The menu offers small plates like grilled shishito peppers and shared mains like steamed rice with slow-roasted chorizo in banana leaves.

    • We highly recommend: The Pisco Sours – over 40 flavours with a contemporary twist, thanks to a generous splash of sake and yuzu.
    • Website:
    • Instagram: @sokobrisbane
    • Address: Level 14/7 Symes St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

The Terrace

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The Terrace at Emporium Hotel is the rooftop gem of Brisbane that takes luxury to subtropical heights. Its retractable ceiling keeps it going all year round, and the views are nothing short of spectacular. The panorama spans from South Bank Parklands to the Brisbane River, reaching out to the city and beyond. As South Bank’s inaugural rooftop bar, The Terrace offers carefully crafted cocktails, an extensive list of top-notch wines and champagnes, charcuterie boards, oysters, and much more.

This rooftop is not just a nighttime affair; it welcomes you from sunrise to sunset and beyond with all-inclusive breakfasts, casual lunch dining, and a Monday to Friday lunch special from 12 pm to 4 pm – for $75 per person. It’s indulgence on high!

    • We highly recommend: Taking a chance on the rotating cocktail list; the creations are weird and wonderful and continually evolving.
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    • Instagram: @empriumhotels
    • Address: Emporium Hotel South Bank, Level 21/267 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Lina Rooftop Bar

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Experience the French Riviera without leaving Brisbane at Lina Rooftop. This luxurious European-inspired space, perched 12 levels above the city, offers a summer escape, boasting a 30-metre rooftop infinity pool and 180-degree views of the Brisbane skyline.

Lina Rooftop has a spacious dining area inside and a rooftop that feels like a slice of Mediterranean paradise. The atmosphere is luxe, and you can enjoy a range of modern Australian cuisine with a generous infusion of Mediterranean influence. The a la carte menu features amazing share plates and delicious mains that match the carefully curated cocktail menu.

    • We highly recommend: The lounge and pool deck menu is made for sharing with cheese boards, refreshing salads, and freshly shucked oysters.
    • Website:
    • Instagram: @lina.rooftop
    • Address: 74/80 Tribune St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Sunsets Rooftop Bar

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At Sunsets Rooftop Bar, a desert theme meets Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, set atop a residential tower in Linton Street, Kangaroo Point. Between the views, desert-inspired aesthetics, and the perfect location, this venue is a panoramic paradise. On one end, a bird’s eye view into the Gabba, on the other, an astonishing vista of the Brisbane city skyline, stretching from Queen’s Wharf to the Valley.

The Mediterranean vibes are strong here, with olive trees, terracotta pots, sandy tones, and natural wood creating an atmosphere that transports you to sun-soaked landscapes. A cacti garden adds to the desert oasis feel, creating the perfect backdrop for sipping on a coconut margarita or one of their equally refreshing cocktails.

    • We highly recommend: The Baked Brie with Honey, Rosemary, and Truffle Salsa probably shouldn’t be missed
    • Website:
    • Instagram: @sunsets_rooftop
    • Address: 95 Linton St, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169

Stay at Punthill Spring Hill

If you are ready to explore Brisbane’s high-rise wonders, we recommend booking a room at Punthill Spring Hill, our stylish and spacious serviced apartments located on Astor Terrace. As they are only a few minute’s walk to the centre of Brisbane CBD, you’ll have easy access to all of the options listed above!

Punthill Spring Hill Apartments in Brisbane offer friendly and efficient service, modern décor and amenities to ensure your stay is completely comfortable. Book your room today.