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Brisbane Bars With A view

From cool waterfront bars to lofty rooftop bars, here are 12 Brisbane watering holes where you can enjoy a drink or two with a stunning view:  

Stoke Bar

Sharing prime overwater position with its sibling restaurant, the iconic Stokehouse Q, waterfront drinking doesn't get much better than here, with bonus city skyline views across the way...more


With views of the Story Bridge and Kangaroo Point from its dress circle riverfront location near historic Customs House, this shipping container beer garden is about as good as it gets...more

Bar Otto

Otto Brisbane

Even if you're not dining at the fabulous Otto's restaurant, you can still take in the jaw-dropping view and front row seat overlooking the Story Bridge with a wine, beer, spirit or cocktail in hand...more

Sixteen Antlers 

Patrons can face off with Brisbane City Hall clocktower and the Albert St Uniting Church at this secret city rooftop bar which is part of the Pullman Hotel and is protected against all weather events...more

Mr & Mrs G Riverbar

Mr & Mrs G Riverbar Brisbane

Like a glamorous little glass cabin lounge perched right on the waterfront at Riverside, this longtime bar makes the perfect spot for a pre or post-dinner tipple and also does top-notch bar food...more

Tide Wine Bar

Brisbane's only over water bar its attached to the Willian Gunn Jetty overlooking beautiful Manly Marina and is an ideal place to kick back and enjoy a glass of wine or two on a summer afternoon...more

Sunset Spritz

Customs House's pop-up summer sensation is an al fresco tropical garden bar nestled out front of the grand heritage-listed building, featuring Aperol Spritz based cocktails and delicious bar food...more

Bar Alto

The Brisbane Powerhouse's buzzy balcony bar looking across to Bulimba is not just a fine location to indulge in a pre or post-show drink or bite to eat but is one of the city's best riverfront bars...more

Eleven Rooftop Bar

The views don't get any better than from this popular Valley haunt on the 11th floor of a commercial building, with sweeping vistas taking in the CBD, Story Bridge, Valley, Hamilton and Bowen Hills...more

The Lighthouse Café Bar

Looking like it washed up from the Cornwall coast is the quirky 1936 built café bar that sits perched right on the sea at Cleveland - the go-to for an evening drink or daytime bucket of prawns and beer...more 

Up on Constance

Up on Constance Fortitude Valley's bottle of Veuve with 2 glasses of champagne

Take the secret laneway elevator skywards through the 'clouds' to this heavenly bar that sits atop Brisbane's funky art hotel Tryp Fortitude Valley, with fantastic views over the Fortitude Valley rooftops...more 

Shucks Bar

Perched across the road from Manly Marina, Brisbane's only oyster bar is a great place to sit in the window enjoying a bay breeze and filtered water views whilst tucking into quality wine and oysters...more