Things are looking up in the middle of the Brisbane CBD, particularly if you like drinking at a sky-high bar underneath a Queensland sky. Add Sixteen Antlers to the city's list of rooftop hotspots — and add peering out over King George Square and the City Hall clock tower, sipping craft beer and cocktails, and snacking on small plates to your spring and summer must-do list.
The new hangout is perched 16 stories above the ground, in case you hadn't already guessed from the name. Taking over the top level at Pullman and Mercure Brisbane on the corner of Ann and Roma streets, it might just boast one of the best inner city views in Brissie. As for the other part of the venue's name, that stems from what they're calling roof 'branches', with the space as leafy in decor as it is lofty in location.
While you'll find eye-popping views aplenty, don't go expecting Sixteen Antlers to match its vast vistas with big crowds — instead, it's a relatively intimate 120-person bar. They're still hosting live music and DJ sets on Friday and Saturday nights, offering up a hefty drinks list, and serving the likes of mini brioche sliders, beetroot and goats cheese arancini, and cheese and antipasto boards, though. Expect to eat, knock back beverages and enjoy Brisbane from a new perspective after 3pm from Thursday–Saturday each week.
Updated August 13, 2020.