"Location, location, location," is the catchcry when it comes to real estate, but it works equally well when you're picking a Friday evening drinking spot, too. The ideal spot should have beverages, of course, plus a relaxed atmosphere, live music and ace scenery — like a pool and views over the CBD.
Once the working week is done and the clock ticks 6pm, NEXT Hotel Brisbane boasts all of the above. At Live Music Fridays, you'll sit, sip, listen to a jazz and soul soundtrack, and enjoy the poolside vibes. And, it's a regular event, with the casual shindig aiming to become your pre-weekend go-to.
Entry is free, as are the acoustic sounds, but bring your wallet for whatever tipple takes your fancy. Those keen on a post-work snack can also peruse the Pool Terrace and Bar's menu, which includes garlic bechamel croquettes, duck and spring onion wontons, pulled pork pizzas and soft shell crab burgers.