Two cocktails at Cielo Rooftop

Our favourite alfresco spots to enjoy summer in the Valley

Summer is the season for outdoor dining in Brisbane. From sky-high rooftop bars to decked out beer gardens, Fortitude Valley has a vast selection of alfresco experiences for you to discover this summer. 

A sunny garden party set among white cargo containers awaits you at Summa House. From casual afternoon meet-ups to partying the night away with friends, Summa House is a versatile event space that transforms to meet your needs. Lounge ground-level in the beer garden or elevate the evening with 360-degree views.

The Osbourne Hotel is one of the oldest Brisbane city bars, pouring beers since 1864 on the corner of Ann and Constance Streets. The Glasshouse garden oasis offers a relaxed atmosphere for smaller celebrations while the Backyard’s laneway vibe is the perfect blend of casual and chic.

Always reliable for a great meal and a cold beer, Pig ‘N’ Whistle on Brunswick Street boasts two outdoor beer gardens, high ceilings and exposed brick heritage-listed architecture. A cultural junction for any occasion. 

A slice of tranquillity above the hustle and bustle of Ann Street, Su Casa is the perfect hideaway for an afternoon/evening bevvy and Spanish Tapas on the rooftop, or dancing the night away.  

Neo-Turkish street food meets hip hop and bespoke cocktails at Dirty Sultan, located atop The Constance Hotel. This rooftop bar-shisha-cocktail lounge offers a bevy of Turkish delights to tantalise the senses. 

Operating from premium rooftop space on Ann Street, MAYA Mexican takes alfresco to new heights with stunning city views. Channelling Baja California vibes by way of décor and cuisine, MAYA is the spot for serious margarita action and tasty eats. 

Dance the night away under the stars at Sky and Lotus rooftop lounge, bar and nightclub. Overlooking the Wickham Street and Brunswick Street intersection, Sky and Lotus spins R ‘n’ B, hip hop, EDM and house tunes till late on Friday and Saturday nights. 

Located at Hotel X, Iris is Brisbane’s most luxurious rooftop bar and restaurant. Lose yourself in a Mediterranean oasis above the streets and soak in breathtaking views of the city skyline, the Valley and New Farm. Relax in a private cabana, dine at the restaurant or enjoy a drink poolside. 

A Brisbane icon with an award-winning alfresco beer garden, The Wickham is perfect for casual hangs with friends. A heritage-listed venue with a proud and fabulous history of inclusion, The Wickham offers a wide selection of food and drink options to enjoy outdoors.

Cielo Rooftop is your gateway to the Italian Riviera, perched above Fortitude Valley offering modern cocktails and perfectly paired food. This is where the sky meets the sea, with a mouth-watering menu of seafood to enjoy with the view.

Sit back in the Garden Bar at The Prince Consort, surrounded by botanicals and a great choice of beer on tap. Feast on the gastro-pub menu, serving classic pub meals with a contemporary twist of Australian flavours. 

Atop Cloudland on Brunswick Street, Valley Hops Brewery has six locally brewed beers on tap that embody the character and charm of Fortitude Valley. Pair with mouth-watering selections from the charcoal grill and wood-fired pizza oven, and top it all off with a tour of the Valley Hops Brewery. 

- December 2021