When the sun is shining in Brisbane, there’s no better place to be than outside. The sky’s the limit when it comes to alfresco experiences in Fortitude Valley with plenty of rooftop bars for sunny days and balmy nights in Brisbane. Here’s where to head for a rooftop rendezvous in The Valley 

Dirty Sultan

Located atop The Constance hotel, Dirty Sultan pairs modern Turkish eats and sweet treats with hip-hop beats and amazing bespoke cocktails for a swirling dervish of a time outdoors. The Turkish-inspired custom cocktails are a definite highlight. Get among the striking street art, shisha lounge décor and inviting daybeds at Brisbane’s newest rooftop bar in the Valley and get ready to rock the casbah! 

Elixir Rooftop Bar

Elixir is one of the OG Valley rooftop rendezvous, offering a tranquil sanctuary amid lush greenery. Resplendent with natural tones and inviting daybeds, the rooftop bar atop Ann Street is perfect in any weather with a retractable awning. Currently open for 90-minute experiences from Thursday to Saturdays from 4pm, Elixir is also offering all-inclusive food and beverage packages for special occasions and sparkling views.

Limes Rooftop Bar

Open Fridays from 4pm and Saturdays from 5pm to the public, the Rooftop Bar brings the boutique Limes Hotel ambience outdoors and above Constance Street. Brisbane’s first rooftop bar is the ideal spot to watch the sunset while you chill outdoors with tasty bar snacks and a select beverage menu of wines, beers and classic cocktails.

MAYA Mexican

This six-month pop-up takes over the iconic Eleven Rooftop Bar space on Ann Street with live tunes, tropical cocktails and a regional Mexican menu. Channelling Baja California vibes by way of décor and cuisine, MAYA is the spot for serious margarita action and tasty eats. Step out of the lift and be transported to a breezy coastal Mexican retreat with panoramic views of the cityscape.

Sky and Lotus

Open Friday and Saturday nights ‘til late, Sky and Lotus pumps the R’n’B, hip-hop, EDM and house tunes from its rooftop position atop the bustling Wickham Street and Brunswick Street Mall intersection in the heart of the Valley. Book a booth online to be among the backlit neon and good times at this two-level club-lounge-bar with top-shelf views from the balcony of the Sky Bar.

Also on our radar is the upcoming rooftop lap pool and bar at the new Hotel Indigo Brisbane Fortitude Valley, which is set to open in early 2021. See you poolside!


Image source: Dirty Sultan


– October 2020