Best of Brisbane's poolside bars
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Best of Brisbane's poolside bars

No pool? No worries.

Is your Bunnings shell pool just not doing it for you? Or maybe you don’t have a pool and in desperate need of a dip and a sip? If your current summer situation is feeling lacklustre, dive into this lineup of the best poolside bars in Brisbane!

WET DECK | W BRISBANE, CBD

No one can resist a visit to W Brisbane’s ultra-glam WET Deck. Boasting panoramic views of the Brisbane River, this 20-metre poolside oasis is the perfect spot to snap your next profile pic. Be sure to enjoy one (or three!) of their handcrafted cocktails, blissful eats and live DJ beats on offer as well. It’ll make you feel like you’re on holiday, even if you’re a Brissie local!

POOLSIDE | THE CALILE, FORTITUDE VALLEY

Brisbane? Or the Bahamas? At The Calile, you won’t know the difference. Laze around in cabanas and sun lounges while you sit poolside, sipping on cocktails and nibbling on tasty snacks. Still hungry? Grab a substantial meal from in-house restaurant Hellenika with plenty of Greek eats to satisfy. 

SOLEIL POOL BAR | RYDGES, SOUTH BANK

You know what’s cool about Rydges’ Soleil Pool Bar? By day, it’s all sunny and beachy – just what you need for a laid-back afternoon but when the sun dips, the place totally flips into this sleek, mood-lit hangout. Soleil transforms seamlessly from a sun-kissed beach vibe by day to a chic, mood-lit hotspot. ​​Grab a spiced beef taco and whip out the sunscreen – you’re gonna be here for a while! Soleil’s got the whole day-to-night vibe down pat, making it the go-to spot on South Bank.

LINA ROOFTOP | SOUTH BRISBANE

Lina Rooftop is your summer escape to a Mediterranean paradise. Choose from the best selection of spritzes, slushies, and signature cocktails, accompanied by an array of dining options, from poolside bites to gourmet meals. Lounge all day, party all night…

NAUTILUS | THE WESTIN BRISBANE, CBD

Dive into a unique experience where the bar isn’t just poolside; it’s actually in the pool! Picture this: you’re lounging at Brisbane’s only swim-up bar, cocktail in hand, surrounded by the tranquil vibes of the Maldives. That’s the Maldives moment waiting for you at The Westin Brisbane’s Nautilus Pool & Bar Beach Club this summer. Dive in and let the good times float your way.

HIBISCUS ROOM | HYATT REGENCY, CBD

The warm weather can be a bit much sometimes, but guess what? The rooftop pool at Hibiscus Room in the Hyatt Regency, Brisbane is your ultimate escape from the heat. And now, they are taking things up a notch with their collab with gin favourites, Never Never.  Now, let’s talk about their drink specials – for just $14 each, you’ve got three amazing options to choose from. Fancy a Pompelmo Gin & Tonic? It’s refreshing with a zesty twist. More into lemon? The Limonata Gin & Tonic is a citrus lover’s dream. 

FIUME ROOFTOP BAR | CRYSTALBROOK VINCENT, CBD

As the Italian name for river suggests, Crystalbrook’s Fiume embodies the beauty of water with the best views of the Brisbane River from its very own rooftop pool. Take a seat on the terrace and prep your appetite for seafood delights like Mooloolaba prawns and fresh oysters, and wash it all down with a signature cocktail.

 

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