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Fiume Rooftop Bar

Peer over the river, hang out on daybeds by the pool and sip cocktails — all on Crystalbrook Vincent's rooftop.
By Sarah Ward
September 29, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
September 29, 2021
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When Howard Smith Wharves opened up its patch of the riverside to Brisbane, it also welcomed its own hotel built into the cliffs beneath the Story Bridge — complete with a bar perched right on top. That place to stay has changed owners in 2021, but rooftop watering hole Fiume remains a highlight. Here, you'll drink cocktails and tuck into share-style Italian snacks with a view of the Brisbane River, and while sat next to Crystalbrook Vincent's sky-high infinity pool as well.

On the food menu, bites span fior di latte cheese with Sicilian-style eggplant caponata and charred bread ($12), Moreton Bay calamari fritti with lemon and fennel seed aioli ($19), and nduja pizza topped with the spreadable salami, fior de latte, honey and rocket ($24). Or, there's two different grazing boards that serve up to six on offer — including one vegetarian option — that combine a number of dishes for $120.

The drinks lineup covers a significant range of fruity spritzes, both classic and creative cocktails, and liqueurs from Tamborine Mountain Distillery — plus Italian brews such as Peroni and Birra Moretti, and local sips from the neighbouring Felons Brewing Co.

And if you're wondering about the setup, daybeds sit by the pool, or you can choose between stools under umbrellas by the balcony's edge, getting comfier in lounge-style seats or sitting at the bar.

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