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FOOD & DRINK

The Best Waterfront Venues in Brisbane That Serve Drinks with a View All Year Round

Make the most of Brisbane's usually balmy weather with a spritz by the water.
By Concrete Playground
May 12, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
May 12, 2021
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  • Food & Drink

    Popolo

    Located in the new Sidon Street/River Quay precinct on the riverfront at South Bank, Popolo has refined the art of river-watching and wine drinking.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Alto

    Life is beautiful on the upper deck of the Brisbane Powerhouse.

  • Food & Drink

    Customs House

    Indulge with friends and feel like royalty at Customs House's decadent high tea.

  • Food & Drink

    Sake Restaurant and Bar

    Dining at Saké is all about choice. Where to sit? How to order? What to eat? What to drink? Choice is usually a good a thing, it means you don’t have to settle.

  • Food & Drink

    Aquitaine

    Perhaps boasting the best charcuterie in Brisbane and at just $19, they’re not taking your money for a ride.

  • Food & Drink

    Belvedere Bar N Grill

    The soft belly with crispy skin is set on a pea puree and topped with scallops - everyone knows scallops make everything better.

  • Food & Drink

    Kingsleys

    If steak and crab are your thing, you will find little to complain about here.

  • Food & Drink

    Sono

    Fresh oyster, soft shell karaage and seared wagyu.

  • Food & Drink

    Madame Wu

    Let Madame Wu give you a real taste of Asian dining, with the occasional gastronomic thrill and a view to match.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane Jazz Club

    Coopers on tap, RSL alcohol prices, some of the nation’s best talent.

  • Food & Drink

    Byblos Bar

    Byblos is where the north-easterners flock on a Sunday afternoon.

  • Food & Drink

    Medley Cafe & Restaurant

    Enjoy a delicious global-inspired meal with a delightful Brisbane view.

  • Food & Drink

    Regatta Hotel

    Drink riverside at this Brisbane institution.

  • Food & Drink

    Bavarian Bier Cafe

    Weissbier, weiner schnitzel and wonderful views over the river.

  • Food & Drink

    Eagles Nest

    The best view of Brisbane, from 12 storeys up.

  • Food & Drink

    Sandstone Point Hotel

    Join the revelry at this expansive waterside pub.

  • Food & Drink

    Stradbroke Island Beach Hotel

    Nestled on the headland just a few short steps from the ocean.

  • Riverland

    Snack on street food and crack a brew while taking in some of the best views of the river.

  • Food & Drink

    Blackbird Bar & Grill

    Nothing screams 'Queensland summer' quite like champagne and seafood on the waterfront

  • Food & Drink

    Il Molo

    Home to pappardelle and chocolate and raspberry doughnuts.

  • Food & Drink

    Jellyfish

    Beautiful views and bites from the big blue.

  • Food & Drink

    Pig 'N' Whistle Riverside

    A slice of Britain on the banks of the Brisbane River.

  • Food & Drink

    Southbeach Social

    A chill bar that boast views of the Brisbane River and city skyline.

  • Food & Drink

    The Belvedere

    A quick trip from the city and a stone's throw from the water's edge, this inviting oasis awaits.

  • Food & Drink

    Felons Brewing Co

    The city's only riverside brewery is now open inside the Howard Smith Wharves precinct.

  • Food & Drink

    Mr Percival's

    The octagonal overwater spot is serving up local seafood, many spritzes and European beachside vibes.

  • Food & Drink

    Greca

    A Greek taverna from restaurateur Jonathan Barthelmess at Brisbane's Howard Smith Wharves precinct.

  • Food & Drink

    Burleigh Pavilion

    With seats basically on the sand, this Gold Coast eatery and bar serves up seafood and cocktails to help you make the most of that beachside view.

  • Food & Drink

    Mr & Mrs G Riverbar

    A slick tapas and wine bar overlooking Brisbane River.

  • Food & Drink

    Friday's Riverside

    This riverside spot knows how to get the party started — and keep it going.

  • Food & Drink

    BrewDog DogTap Brisbane

    The Scottish brewery's first Aussie outpost has arcade games, brunch fare and a bottle shop.

  • Food & Drink

    Yoko Dining

    A sprawling riverside restaurant with Japanese food and cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Stanley

    A two-level Cantonese bar and restaurant.

  • Food & Drink

    Joey's

    The cafe atop Kangaroo Point Cliffs has had a big makeover — but those scenic views remain the same.

  • Food & Drink

    Will & Flow

    Treasury Brisbane's all-day overwater bar serves up a seafood-heavy menu with coffee, spritzes and stellar river views.

  • Food & Drink

    Mica Brasserie

    This riverside patisserie-cum-bistro is perfect for leisurely weekend brunches.

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