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Four Bars Perfect for a Night Under the Stars

Gaze into the night sky and let your worries dissipate at these star-studded Brissie bars.
By Eliza Crisp
August 29, 2018
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Four Bars Perfect for a Night Under the Stars

Gaze into the night sky and let your worries dissipate at these star-studded Brissie bars.
By Eliza Crisp
August 29, 2018
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FOUR BARS PERFECT FOR A NIGHT UNDER THE STARS

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Gaze into the night sky and let your worries dissipate at these star-studded Brissie bars.

As anyone who has made use of the in-flight booze menu will tell you, beers tend to taste better at high altitude. But before you go quitting your day job and cashing in all your frequent flyer points, let's consider a more accessible and cash-friendly approach.

We can't get you on the next flight out of Brisbane, but we can suggest a rooftop bar for your next night out — sure, they won't get you 35,000 feet in the sky, but it will take you up a couple of storeys at least. Brisbane's got a steady cohort of rooftops currently jostling for attention, so with the help of Heineken, we've rounded up the five best picks for a sky-high night out with friends.

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    Perched overlooking our beloved Story Bridge, Blackbird boasts 180-degree views of the dazzling Brisbane skyline. Under a lush canopy of hanging plants, nab yourselves a booth to get easy access to the dance floor all night long. The speakeasy-style decor will have you channelling Jay Gatsby before you finish your first drink. The menu covers every possible weekend whim, lash out and order oysters and caviar or you can keep it casual with burgers and beer. 

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    This lively little nightspot is worth the short trip north. With sweeping views across Pumicestone Passage, you won’t be surprised that local and international artists often clamour to play here. Crowds congregate on to the lawn to watch the fireworks, and the vibe is always upbeat. This is the ultimate spot to impress those out-of-town friends, especially with Queensland’s freshest seafood on the menu.  

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    Dating back to 1885, the Wickham is one of Brisbane’s longest-standing pubs — and also one of its most versatile. This friendly, trendy watering-hole has regular comedy, live music and DJ events which showcase the best local talent. Situated in a stately heritage building, the Wickham has four bars, including function spaces and an upstairs club. For a spot of stargazing head to the Garden Bar — an expansive outdoor courtyard with plank tables, perfect for folks to relax, share some loaded chips or a pizza and a few Heinekens underneath the stars. It also has a killer dancefloor if you’re keen for some dancing in the moonlight.

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    Any venue that’s open from 7am until midnight all week is pretty darn impressive. Nothing caps off the working week like a few sundowners at Riverbar & Kitchen, but stay a little later to see those fairy floss clouds morph into an uninterrupted view of a glittering sky. If that isn’t quite dazzling enough for you, the team down at Riverbar offers a late-night snack menu, with pizzas, burgers and sides available until 11pm.

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Plan your next night out — all you need to do is rally the troops, choose a venue and order a round of Heineken.

For more suggestions on where to spend your night out, send us a message on Facebook to chat with the Heineken Insider.

Top image: Riverbar.

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