Drinks taste better at high altitude. We don’t have any scientific proof for this statement, but sipping on a cocktail at one of Brisbane's many rooftop bars presents some pretty compelling anecdotal evidence. On a warm summer’s evening, there’s nothing better than watching the sun go down over the city with a drink in hand. These are our favourites.

Altitude

A handsome sixth-floor boozer in a rapidly developing corner of the Valley.

209 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Hello Gorgeous

Seafood and spritzers in a down-to-earth bar that is definitely not a “speakeasy”.

32A Chester Street, Newstead

Sixteen Antlers

This hotel bar hits new rooftop heights.

Corner Ann & Roma Streets, Brisbane

Limes Hotel & Rooftop Bar

Brisbane’s most stylish rooftop bar.

142 Constance Street, Bowen Hills

Eleven Rooftop Bar

Go 11 storeys up and gaze across the city while you drink an expertly made cocktail.

Level 11 757 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley